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Love the Place but Pricey
I love everything about living at 2116 chestnut, except for the rent. My apartment is new, updated, clean, floor to ceiling windows, large closets, has a doorman, and includes a great gym and amenity floor. It is a quick walk to work (~20 min from CHOP/Penn). The management is excellent, and fixes anything that breaks within a day. It is very quiet, I have never heard a peep from my neighbors or upstairs. My only gripe is the rent. My unit is a corner unit on a high floor with a balcony, so you could find a 1BR on a lower floor for a little bit cheaper.
Wonderful views and amenities in a great location
We love our apartment. The location is incredible. Easy walk or bus to work. Very close to rittenhouse square and the whole city. Close to groceries at trader joes. The gym and rooftop pool are a huge quality of life perk for busy residents. And the view from the pool of the city is magnificent. The doormen and maintenance people are super nice. Parking is available in the building if you need it. The interior of the units is pretty variable so I can't necessarily comment on that but they all have lots of closets and two enormous floor to ceiling Windows looking out on the city
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.
Good location and building. Washer and dryer in the unit. But Management does not allow subletting!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
Can't beat the spot
Solid apartment - not deluxe but great location.