The hotel has an odd shape. It's a circular 26-floor tower that kind of reminded me of the Capitol Records Tower. The three elevators are in the middle, with 12 rooms per floor ringing the outside. Although there are only three elevators, I never had a long wait. The rooms are a little dated, but not overly so. Because of the wagon wheel design, the rooms are have a wedge-like shape. The staff is very friendly. I was there for four days, and several staff members knew my name by the end of it even though my only interaction was check-in, charging a few snacks to my room, and chatting with some housekeeping personnel. Breakfast is served in the TGI Fridays which is attached to the hotel. While the locale is atypical, breakfast has all the standard Embassy Suites breakfast items and seating. You can also charge TGI Fridays food to your room, if you desire. The daily Manager's Reception has cold snacks (e.g., chips and salsa, pretzels, popcorn) as well as wine, a couple beers, and some liquor. It's an easy, safe, 10-15 minute walk to Amtrak's 30th Street Station. There's good food in Rittenhouse Square, which is a 7-10 minute walk straight down the street.