If you need a place to stay for several days, weeks, months or until you find the housing solution that seems right for you, we would like you to know that reasonably priced short-term housing options are in very short supply. Unless you are willing to stay in a student hostel or find a place at the International House Student Residence, you should probably expect to spend well over $1,200 for a monthly stay. For daily or weekly short term furnished accommodation you should plan to spend no less then $70 per night. Rental ranges between $575 - $750 per room per month exist, but they are in short supply. Unfurnished apartments are available for prices comparable to year-long lease prices. If this is the option you choose, you can rent furniture on your own; see furniture rental information on the OCS web site.
Landlords often require a minimum stay of three months. During the summer months, short-term accommodation at reasonable prices is available due to the large number of students who sublet their apartments. Check our interactive database for these opportunities. Guest housing on campus is only available to Penn affiliates.
You can also find Philadelphia hotels at http://www.hotel-guides.us/
CHAMOUNIX MANSION HOSTEL
Dorm Style (70 available): Sun-Thurs: from $34/night; $31 if member of Hostel International member; Fri-Sat: from $39/night; $36 if Hostel International member. Private Rooms: Sun-Thurs: from $75/night; $72 if member of Hostel International Association; Fri-Sat: from $80/night; $77 if Hostel International member. Dormitory style rooms with bunk beds; full kitchen facilities and dining room; free wireless, computers available, TV. You need an out of state driver's license and student ID or foreign passport to stay. Prior booking required/suggested. Maximum stay of 14 nights.
$23 per person; $20 if member of Hostelling Association, or has an International Student Card; dormitory accommodations with access to common areas: kitchen, TV/VCR lounge, laundry, yard. Free parking, bike rental, tennis, and coffee. Hostel closed 11:00am – 4:30pm & 2am – 8am. 2am Curfew. Close to buses #40 or #38. Five nights stay maximum.INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Daily Rates: $80 – single room w/shared bathroom, $100 – double room w/private bathroom, $150 – apartment
Monthly rates: Monthly rates: $930 – single room, one to two months; $1280-private room, one to two months; $1280-apartment, one to two months. Rates are lower for stays of three months or more. All utilities included, rooms are furnished. Must be full-time student, scholar, or intern.
An alternate choice to a furnished apartment - your own individual fully furnished small house in Philadelphia's Art Museum neighborhood. Five available, one handicap accessible with elevator. One week minimum stay. Discounts 30 days or more. Call for rates and availability.PHILADELPHIA BELLA VISTA BED AND BREAKFAST
Circa 1860 town home is located in Center City with easy access to UPenn. Bella Vista voted #1 neighborhood in Philadelphia. Features furnished rooms with private entrance, private bath, queen size beds, satellite TV, fridge, microwave, and in-room dining area. Also features suites with private entrances, antique furnishings, satellite TV, private baths, and eat-in kitchens. All accommodations have wireless internet. Daily rate is $105 to $135. Weekly rate is $628 to $895. Monthly is $1995 to $2495 based on 30 days.RHEINHART INN
Victorian-style guest house/bed and breakfast located in University City area of West Philadelphia. Fifteen-minute walk to UPenn and located on the UPenn shuttle route. Convenient access to public transportation. Five rooms or whole house available for 3, 5 or 7 day stays. Rooms available with private or shared baths. Continental breakfast served daily. Daily Rates: $95.00 and up. Non-smoking facility.ANTIQUE ROW BED AND BREAKFAST
Daily rates: $80-$130 – single/double w/shared bathroom. Fully furnished one-bedroom apartment with private bathroom. Discounts for extended stay.BED AND BREAKFAST CONNECTIONS OF PHILADELPHIA
Daily rates: $90 and up – single room, $100 and up – double room. Units available in Philadelphia Historic District, Rittenhouse Square, Art Museum Area, University City. Weekly and monthly rates available.LA RESERVE CENTER CITY BED AND BREAKFAST
Also known as Center City Bed & Breakfast. La Reserve has twelve guestrooms, some furnished as 19th-century French or English period suites. There's a 1903 Steinway concert piano in the living room that guests can practice on. Available extended stays studios and suitesBELLWEATHER PROPERTIES, LLC
Hotel Style Studios: Two month minimum stay, furnished $750/month. Reduced rates for longer stay. All tenants must pay electric. Units are 100% new, equipped with A/C, wood floors, tiled bath, full kitchens, storage, secure entry system, and 1 block from trolley stop and many restaurants.THE CLARK HOUSE 231 S. 42nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Weekly Rates: $590 (studio); $685 (one bedroom)CORNERSTONE BED & BREAKFAST
Monthly Rates: $1652 (studio); $1918 (one bedroom)
Discount for longer stays; each apartment has private entrance, fully equipped kitchen, full bath, radio/TV, A/C and private phone w/free local calls; satellite, DSL wireless. Cleaning service available for an extra fee. 5 units.
Rates: Rooms - $150 - $215/night. Rate based on double occupancy.CAMPION CO., INC.
1870 Victorian, with original features. Located in Powelton Village. All rooms and suites have private bathrooms. 2 suites available, 6 rooms total. Continental Breakfast served.
Rates: Six months to one year lease: Furnished $500/mo, Furnished + $575/mo. Full semester lease: Furnished $525/mo., Furnished + $600/mo. Indefinite stay: First week: Furnished: $200, Furnished + $225. Subsequent weeks: Furnished: $160, Furnished + $185. If committed and paid IN ADVANCE. First month: Furnished: $600/mo., Furnished + $675/mo. Subsequent months: Furnished: $535/mo., Furnished + $610/mo. All tenants must pay electric and cooking gas.ELIZABETH NELSON
NOTE: (+) means Linens and Dishes
Temporary "homestay" style housing in classic Philadelphia Victorian row home in University City within walking distance of Penn's campus and 1 1/2 blocks from #34 trolley (every 5 minutes during rush hour and every 10 minutes otherwise). Comfortably furnished (including bed linens, towels). Wireless internet access, laundry, shared large bathroom with clawfoot tub/shower and room to keep your toiletries, access to gourmet food (i.e. eat with other guests, or not, as you wish). $756 dollars per "month" (calculated as 4 weeks). No deposit, but must pay in advance upon arrival. Stays of 1 to 3 weeks welcome. For more particulars, please contact Elizabeth Nelson.THE GABLES
Rates: Located in University City. Victorian Suite (bedroom, sun-porch, Victorian bath) $160/night for single occupancy, $175/night for double occupancy , Tower Room, and Blue Willow Room: $155/ night for single occupancy, $170/night for double occupancy, each w/private bath. Garden Library: $135 per night for single occupancy, $150/night for double occupancy.MARY'S PLACE
East Room, South Rooms: $115/night for single occupancy, $120 for double occupancy, Egan Rooms: $125/night for single occupancy, $135/night for double occupancy. Country WillowRooms: $150/night for single occupancy, $165 for double occupancy.
Weekly rates available (10% discount for 7 days or more.)
Fully furnished two room suites including a bedroom and office in restored Victorian home. Shared baths (three). Weekly rates $275 and monthly rates $900; occupancy based on availability. A shared living home with three suites.ROSE RUSSELL
Short Term Available:CLINTON ST. BED AND BREAKFAST
4238 Pine Street
Monthly Rate: $800, Weekly Rate: $370 Lovely Victorian house w/three full bathrooms. Amenities are: all utilities and taxes included, furniture including desk, linens for bed and bath, internet service, cable TV, VCR, air conditioning, phone for local calling, fully equiped kitchen and laundry facility. Less than 15 minute walk to campus, nearby restaurants, coffee house, and Clark Park. Deposits are a part of initial rent.
1022 South 47th Street
Monthly Rate: $850, Weekly Rate: $370 Furnished studio apartment with private bath and fully equipped kitchen, linens for bed and bath, cable, VCR, air conditioning, phone for local calls, internet service, and laundry facilities. Approximately a less than 20 minute walk to campus and public transportation (Trolley 13) available at corner will get you on campus in less than 15 minutes. Plenty of places for shopping and restaurants. Lovely rear yard and Clark Park. Deposits are a part of initial rent.
Rates: $149 to $199 per night, $800/week, or $2400/month based on up to five persons and includes full breakfast. Located in Center City between 10th and 11th. Two-night minimum stay. Ask for additional discounts & mention UPenn. Free Wi-Fi/DirectTVSANDRA ULLMAN
Rates: $1500 monthly rate occupancy of room w/private bathroom in Philadelphia, historical home; discounted monthly rates, breakfast served, ¼ block from Rittenhouse Square. Near Penn campus via the 21 or 42 buses.WHITE ROSE GUEST HOUSES
Rates: $80 per night (minimum 7); $500 per week (minimum 2); $1500 per month. All payments by certified check, postal money order or cash only.
Restored townhouse located in Rittenhouse Historical District. Features fully furnished single rooms with full private baths. All utilities included. Weekly linens for bed and bath and weekly cleaning service. Shared kitchen use provided. Local phone access. Wireless internet. Penn references required.
Fairfax Apartments, 43rd and Locust Streets; short term, three-month minimum stay on studios; apartment size depends on availability and prices vary with size.
275 rooms and 25 corporate apartments. Nightly rates for rooms; monthly rates available for corporate apartments. Call for information on rates and how to contact Club Quarters. Only available to Penn affiliates!MARRIOTT EXECUSTAY
Rates: Minimum one month stay; Studio: $3120 to $3570/month or $104 to $119/day, One Bedroom: $3870 to $4470/month or $129 to $149/day, Two Bedroom: $4470 to $4620/month or $149 to $154/day. Fully furnished apartments with all amenities. Other locations minimum of 90 days required. Pricing includes all utilities, cable, local phone, linens, kitchen wear & housekeeping. Marriott Reward Points earned with your stay.THE MCKEE GROUP
Rates: $700-800 for 1 bedroom apartments, heat and hot water included; Minimum three-month stay, limited availability. No furnished rooms available; less than 3-block walk to public transportation at 69th Street terminal.OAKWOOD CORPORATE HOUSING
Daily Rates: Furnished apartments: 5 night minimum during off-peak season. Call to check if available. 1 Bedroom / 1 Bath: $139; 2 Bedroom / 2 Baths: $159 Plus Tax. ALL utilities included; higher prices include maid services; minimum 30 day stay; call for availability. Pets allowed with a fee.PARK TOWNE PLACE APARTMENTS
Monthly Rates: One bedroom: $4170, Two bedroom: $4770. Minimum one-month stay; longer stay. Fully furnished, includes all utilities, cable, high speed internet, local phone.
Rates: Studio- $899-989, One bedroom- $1199-1289, Two bedroom- $1449-1619, Three bedroom- $1799-1939, Four bedroom- $2100-2339 (Price includes a short-term leasing premium of $150/month. Short-term leasing available on select units).
Monthly Rates: (furnished apartments), 3 months minimum stay (furnished only); 1br: $1615, 1br w/amenities: $1755, 2br: $2010, 2br w/amenities: $2150, One month stay: One bedroom-$1765-$1905, Two bedroom-$2160-$2300 All utilities included.ROBERTS MILL APARTMENTS AND TOWNHOMES
6-12 months stay (unfurnished only), 1br: $1075 - $1210, 2br: $1345-$1485
30-day minimum. Fully furnished including housewares and linens, utilities, cable tv, maid service, fitness center, pool, basketball and tennis courts. Call for availability and rates.University City Axis
Prices range from $900 to $1050 per month. Single prices range $1150-$1300. One month minimum and short term leasing options available. Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, game room, theatre with large screen TV and video game consoles, tanning salon, business center, housekeeping service, and bistro style dining.CONFERENCE SERVICES
Guest housing available ONLY to Penn affiliates.