Primarily positioned as a business-oriented hotel, the mid-range, 122-room Homewood Suites eschews swankiness for usefulness. The hotel offers many of the amenities one might require while on a road or extended business trip, including room to work, room to work out, and a hot meal -- in or outside of one's room. What it's missing is flash, modernism, and a bit of charm. The out-of-the-way location isn't near much besides a medical school, Saint Joseph's University, and Fairmount Park, though prices here are typically cheaper than at more central hotels. The big suites with kitchenettes and sofa beds on offer will appeal to business travelers and budget-minded families alike. However, those who prefer a Center City location may also want to consider the Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center, which sometimes doesn't cost much more.