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Recent Allan Domb reviews
Great location and doormen
Very clean building, they decorated the lobby beautifully this past Christmas. I live in a studio with all new kitchen appliances, stainless steel. I love the location (right by Rittenhouse Square, a block away from Target and CVS and extremely close to many stores). I like that it's close to the commercial areas and yet because it's by the park it's already on a quieter street. Plus living across the street from La Colombe and a sushi restaurant doesn't hurt :) Neighborhood is one of the safest. Management so far has been responsive to my concerns. The doormen are the best, so nice and always willing to help, and having a 24-hour desk/doormen in general is great.
I sometimes wish that the building had more amenities (ex. we do not have a gym or any conference rooms). They are also constructing a new building a block away which can get annoying noise-wise at night when they drill on the street. Overall I have had a good experience living here and do not plan on moving in the near future.
This is my first time living in a studio and my first time living in a high-rise in a city center. I'm very pleased with The Wellington. The location is incredible (in relation to transit and shopping, not to mention the park). Concierge staff are helpful and kind. Building is well maintained, though not luxury. Rent is at a moderate level commensurate with the quality of the building. I am glad to have signed a two-year lease and continue living here!
Main negative, in my opinion: I cannot control temperature with a thermostat, though I assume that would require a massive renovation. Instead, the management decides whether to heat or cool the building, and we can set airflow from the vent to low, medium, high.
I like it here
2020 is a nice building. Location is good. All rent is very expensive.
It’s incredible. So safe, in such a great area, and the building itself is beautiful.
Old building in great location
Most of the other residents are older but there are some other students here and there. People are generally friendly. The fire alarm or electricity goes off on occasion but not too frequently (less than once a month). It's an old building. The gym is a bit small and also old with dated equipment. Laundry room on the 1st floor, you pay by loading a card. I've never had an issue getting packages from the front desk. Wonderful view of Rittenhouse Square Park if your apartment faces north. ~10-minute walk to BSL and the 12 bus stop is right outside.
Good value for the price
Old building, but good value for the price. Spacious floorplans with lots of sunlight in a convenient location. Management is not always responsive and since it's an old building, you sometimes get clogged plumbing and cannot control the central heat temperature.
All good but heating
My apartment is super spacious, has great lighting and lots of storage space. The building is very secure and doormen are nice; maintenance is super responsive. But when the heat is on, it's a nightmare! I don't understand why they set the temperature so high.
The Wanamaker House Review
Each unit depends on the owner. When we moved into our unit, we had to email the owner with 20+ items to fix. Moreover, our unit's AC would never be able to cool below 75 degrees - during the summer this was very annoying as it would often be 78 degrees in my room even with the AC running constantly - so basically paying a ton for little results. Also prior to us moving in, they said that the amenities room should be done by end of August. In reality, it's already November and it's still not open to residents yet. Pros are that our unit is very quiet even tho we're not on a high floor. Cons are: all the construction led to severe allergies and being sick for over a month, and issues with AC/move-in condition of the apartment. I would not recommend renting the unit that I lived in - apt 8E.
I like this apartment
- it's convenient to basically everything
- I live on 28th floor so got a great view with the flat side of the city
- The amenity is new because the landlord just revonate it
- frontdesk is 24hours so very safe
Great location, work in progress common amenities
The apartments vary depending on the floor and date of renovation - higher floors in general have better maintained apartments and better kitchen appliances. Hardwood floors look and feel better than carpeted floors - some carpeted floors were dirty on possession. The pool and gym are standard, nothing spectacular. The common area is still under construction and has been for a very long time - you won't have a common space to hold parties or events. The location is spectacular, with a bus stop right outside the apartment. You'll have a lot of Wharton students living there. Overall, a good apartment, could use better common amenities.
The Dorchester Review
Nice building with good doormen
Really love this apartment. The natural light is great and the bedrooms are both fairly large. Kitchen is nice, but wish it was more open. Biggest complaint is that the heat turns on super early and makes it incredibly hot.
I love the building and the space but the fire alarm goes off once a week or so and sometimes at 3am. The doorman are super nice and I feel very safe in the building. Great location, utilities and cable are included in rent which is a great perk. Internet only costs $25/mo because of their bulk deal with comcast.
The Wanamaker is a good place for value. Given its location on Walnut Street, it is a straight shot to Penn's campus (if you are a student) through bus or Uber - I'm on campus in less than 10 minutes door to door. However, there has been a lot of construction around Philly and this block is no different. There is usually a lot of drilling by the city's water department close by which is noisy but tolerable given the Wanamaker's thick windows. Also, the Wanamaker has been undergoing a renovation project with unclear timelines for completion. This is noisy and disruptive and management does not seem to be tackling that project well. For example, we have not received keys to any of our amenities even though the lounges were constructed months ago. However, other maintenance issues (e.g., lights not working, bathroom issues, A/C) are resolved in an incredibly timely manner, usually with 1-2 hour turnaround times or less.
So, consider living here if you like space, quiet, sunlight, and a direct shot to Penn's campus. If you value amenities, social community in your building, and crisply run management, consider another building in the Rittenhouse area.