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Views are Spectacular!
Great location, amazing views p, spacious for a studio but far from campus
Great management, safe building
Very safe, great location. Other units say they've had bad pest problems (mice and roaches) -- I've only seen a mouse once in several years, roaches very occasionally in warmer weather. Building is very safe with 24/7 front desk, can receive packages, dry cleaning, etc. Units are owned individually so they vary a lot in terms of finishing, renovation, etc. On site gym is nice but costs extra.
Very conveniently located with a variety of finishes from older to fairly modern. I think this building provides great value, although it does not have luxury amenities or the high-end finishes if that's something you value significantly.
Great place to live for Wharton students
Lovely big sized studios with floor to ceiling windows so a lot of natural light. Gym with a view on the top floor is nice. Most convenient building location for Wharton students like me as only a 20 minute walk to campus and close to all the main events. Probably the best location of all the major buildings. Also events are often held in our common area. Strong Wharton community with people always willing to help out of you need to borrow something. Very secure with friendly doorman. Only disadvantage is no subletting over summer.
Great value for money
Apartment does not have great amenities, but is great if you wants to extract great value. Doorman building with luxurious finishes. Rent includes utilities including cable.
Love our apartment but each one is different
Because the Savoy is a condo building, the quality of units you will get is quite variable. Also the amount you can expect to pay will vary based on what the condo owner decides to charge you.
Overall, really positive experience with the building. The front desk is great and management is good at communicating about any maintenance that will be done. The laundry room downstairs is great, as is the gym which is only ~$20 per month or so and is usually empty.
Not many Wharton students live in this building (residents tend to be older) but it's right down the street from the Claridge and has a great location right on Rittenhouse Square.
Old building with some weird sounds; but good location
I don't like how the AC system in the building makes loud sounds at night that can't be stopped (maintenance team says it's just because it's an old building). No one told me about that during tours, and it's hard to know because it only happens in the winter months. Otherwise, it's good place to live.
The Wellington has a great location and friendly staff. The rent is cheaper than many of my friends' comparable apartments. Some units are carpeted but you can usually negotiate new floors if you prefer wood. Rent includes access to the gym at The Westin Hotel two blocks away.
Great apartment but a tad pricy. I think the amenities and location are worth it.
Overpriced, over promised dirty and old place with the worst mgmt team
The place promises the world but delivers not much of it (false advertisement to say the least). For example:
- a rooftop pool - costs extra ~$300 & open only 3 months
- freight elevators - cost you extra $350 to move in
- an old miniature gym in the dungeon (below basement with no windows) - cost you extra $30 / month
- bike storage - cost you extra $30
The management team is not accessible. There is no online system to make payments. The front desk is rude to guests. The backdoor closes at 6.30pm and you cannot walk your bike through the front. Fees right and left whenever they get a chance.
The place is so old that we three major water damage last year. I think the water never dried fully so the hallways smell bad and not sure how healthy it is actually. No A/C control in the rooms - so it is up to them to turn on the A/C or the heater and when.
The only thing going for this place is the location. I am guessing with the current management team and state of the building, they wouldn't be able to get one tenant if it was a bit outside the center city. There are other really good options in the center city with similar location benefits and much better quality building and qualified management team. I would stay away.
LOVE THE SAVOY
The Savoy is a phenomenal building. Not a "Wharton" building, which I like. Staff is amazing. Run amazingly well. Maintenance comes within a half day if you need anything. Truly love living here and really feels like home :)
Wanamaker - 3 bedroom (19L)
Nice building but a few things
1. Package room only open until 9- make friends with the doorman to have them open it later to you
2. Pool is closed from September - April/May so you never really can use it
3. The bedroom split is not ideal and also there is no external bathroom so people have to go in your rooms to go to the bathroom
4. The second and third room share a thermostat - big issue if you guys are not on the same page. We bought separate heaters and fans because the management did not allow to separate the thermostat or give us a fan
5. Management can be very unreasonable at times (see #4)
Meets our needs but slow service
The Good: Perfect location. Spacious apartment with hardwood floors throughout. Really good heating. Gym partnership with Weston fitness, about 3 blocks away. Friendly doormen who know your name.
The Bad: When one of the two elevators broke, it took over 2 months to fix.
Nice location, amenities could be better