NICHE was born from the desire to create a beautiful space with flexible stays and housing in University City. If you’re in town for a visit, for a few months, or even a year, we have a room suited for you.
NICHE is a distinctive, historic property - no two rooms are the same. We offer truly custom accommodations. NICHE offers two types of units: The NICHE Rooms and The Custom Stay Studios.
The NICHE Rooms are ideal for shorter stays, with access to our beautiful lounge, for working or relaxing, and the private garden - they, of course include access to all property amenities.
We are professional hosts with customized service at our core, which means we're here as much or as little as you prefer. If you don't need us, you won't see us, but never hesitate to ask for anything you do need.
Philadelphia is known for its history, art, prestigious universities and institutions. University City/West Philly is a true melting pot of food, culture, music and art. The area holds some of the cities most beloved parks, museums, restaurants and venues. At NICHE you’ll be in the midst of endless opportunities to explore what West Philly has to offer.
The area has a Walk Score of 97/100 - a “walker’s Paradise”. Moving around the city doesn’t necessarily require a car. There is a large parking garage 2 blocks from our front door to keep your car while you stay with us. NICHE is a two minute walk from Philadelphia’s main subway line (the Market Frankford Line) which will take you to the heart of center city in less than 5 minutes.
We are a 5 minute drive from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or a 16-min walk. If you prefer cycle, you can do that in just 6 mins. We are also minutes from University of Pennsylvania’s campus.
You’ll have keyless access to your unit and all building entrances (front and rear) with a personalized key code that will be sent to you after booking.
Please note: We use a noise monitoring device on the property to ensure that our guests are being good neighbors; It does NOT record actual sounds or conversations, it simply monitors the noise level (measured in decibels). Quiet hours are observed from 9 pm-8 am. Violators will be charged a $200 fine. This property may use NoiseAware technology to ensure the comfort and security of the guest. Tampering with the device is strictly prohibited and will result in a $200 fine.
Prior to your arrival, we will take pictures of the keys/fobs for the home. (Where applicable)
If the same number of keys/fobs are not left as assigned on your departure for security purposes we will have to replace all locks and pass the expense of this onto you. The costs would be as follows. Remove and Replace old lock $250-$450 depending on the lock needing to be replaced. Each fob will be $150. Mailbox lock removal and replacement keys $150
House Policy Agreement will be sent to your email and needs to be signed prior to check-in.
Our twelve rooms are made of two different types - The NICHE Rooms and The Custom Stay Studios.
The NICHE Rooms are ideal for shorter stays and include access to our beautiful lounge, front porch outdoor seating, and the private garden. In the room, you’ll find a queen-sized Tuft and Needle mattress with storage drawers beneath, a cafe table for dining or work with two chairs, a mini fridge, and a flat screen TV (WiFi, local channels, and house Netflix account included). Common laundry washer/dryers are located on the first floor for your convenience, if needed.
The NICHE Rooms are units 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 3B, 3C, 3D - remember each of these units are unique.
The Custom Stay Studios are ideal for short or longer stays. They include access to all amenities - lounge, front porch outdoor seating, and the private garden. In the unit, you’ll find a queen-sized Tuft and Needle mattress with storage drawers beneath, a cafe table for dining or work with two chairs, a mini fridge, and a flat screen TV (WiFi, local channels, and house Netflix account included). In addition, The Studio’s offer more space as well as a small kitchen. The kitchen includes a mini fridge with freezer, upper and lower storage cabinets, stainless steel sink, ceramic glass surface electric cook top, and is fully equipped with cooking and dining essentials. Common laundry washer/dryers are located on the first floor for your convenience.
The NICHE Studios are units 1A, 1B, 2A, 3A, 3E - remember each of these units are unique.
Uber, Lyft, Taxi, Septa. You name it you have it all.
- Philadelphia’s main subway line (the Market Frankford Line) - 2 blocks walk
- Philadelphia’s trolley lines - 4-6 blocks walk
This is a no-party, no smoking, no pets allowed building. Please note that there are also no elevators in the building. A fully ADA compliant access paths available with chair lift, providing access to the first-floor rooms. The first-floor rooms include one fully ADA accessible unit (1B) and one semi-ADA accessible unit (1A). Please contact us for more information regarding these units and with any questions about accessibility.
"Newly listed homes available for discounted prices for a short time."
"There is still some construction going on in the building."
Please Note: There is a restaurant next door to the property that is undergoing renovations/construction, this means there may be noise from the construction, we wanted to make you aware of this before you made your reservation"
In order to honor your reservation with us, please answer the following questions:
1) What is the purpose of your stay?
2) Have you read our policies on no parties, and no smoking as well as house rules and no noise complaints? (**Please make sure to read through the listing, most importantly the house rules/policy for proper guidance. )
3) Do you agree with our terms?
4) Please send us your email address so we can send our House Policy Agreement that you need to sign electronically
Please be informed that we are unable to send your arrival instructions or allow entry until ALL 4 of these questions are answered. House Policy Agreement will be sent to your email and needs to be signed prior to check-in. We apologize for the need to do this, sadly a few bad apples have caused the need for these extra steps.
PLEASE NOTE: These buildings are of new construction and when built, they were built where the whole building has either all heat or all AC, the downside to this is during shoulder seasons, its likely that we will have both hot days and cold days, when this happens you may want heat, but not be able to obtain heat for example, in these cases we keep some heaters on standby for you. Just ask for them and we will deliver.
Additional Note: We only provide toiletries good for the first 24-48 hour use. Please bring your own or purchase at the nearby grocery stores or pharmacies for longer stays.
What guests are saying:
Beautiful, clean and great location , the bed it's fantastic! there is a bunch of places to eat around. Steve and everyone that works with him are attentive and very responsive, I'm terrible with names but they are all wonderful.
Great location. Easy check-in. kind of a little pricy for that room thou. But a good place and location to stay for the weekend.
Pretty good spot.
Melissa L Thompson
Niche Unit 3D - Worked for the price but wouldn’t stay again
The building was nice and entry was easy. However, the room was 82 degrees when we arrived and the air conditioner was either broken or not controllable even after a hard reset. It took hours to cool the room with the one window (and this was in December). There was also not a trash can in the room besides the tiny bathroom trash. The door also intermittently would not lock. We appreciated the parking tips but it was really inconvenient that there is not close long term parking. We got a parking ticket after waking up early to pay for the first two hours of parking but then being 20 mins late to pay again because we couldn’t get the parking app to work. With the price of Ubers, would just pay a little more to stay closer to downtown in the future and not deal with the parking hassles.
It was a nice space and it served me for my stay. I didn’t mind the stairs or being able to hear people from the hallway because I can’t hear anything once I step inside the room. Getting in and out was safe and easy. I felt safe in the neighborhood and there were so many different places one could go eat within a 2 block radius.
Very clean place. Great location. The only negative was the limited 2hr parking. But the facility was well kept and we felt very safe while staying there!