The largest city in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia has plenty of exciting things for visitors to see and do. The city is perhaps best known for its rich history, which features important figures like Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin, but it also offers an excellent selection of modern bars and restaurants to keep visitors entertained after a busy day of sightseeing. No matter what the reason for your visit, here are the best hotels in the city.
1.The Rittenhouse Hotel
© The Rittenhouse Hotel
Offering luxurious five-star rooms and world-class service, the Rittenhouse Hotel can be found right across the street from the city's gorgeous Rittenhouse Park. The spacious rooms and suites come with marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and comfortable bedding; guests are also welcome to relax in the hotel's cozy tea room, which features a private garden. Other hotel amenities include a spa, a heated indoor pool with a steam room and sauna, and a fitness center. A complimentary car service is available for all destinations within a 20-block radius of the hotel, and valet parking is available for guest cars.
210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: 215-546-9000
© The Ritz-Carlton
Housed inside a gorgeous bank building from the early 1900s, the Ritz-Carlton is a stately hotel found right across the street from City Hall. The rooms feature lofty ceilings and white marble bathrooms; some also boast excellent views of the city. A bistro specializing in gourmet American cuisine can be found in the hotel lobby, and room service is available 24/7. The hotel is also happy to accommodate families by providing complimentary cribs and a special kids' program. The hotel spa offers a full treatment menu, and guests are more than welcome to make use of the on-site fitness center.
10 Ave Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Phone: 215-523-8000
3.Rittenhouse 1715 A Boutique Hotel
© Rittenhouse 1715 A Boutique Hotel
Tucked away on a peaceful tree-lined street next to Rittenhouse Square, the Rittenhouse 1715 A Boutique Hotel is perfectly situated for visitors who want to escape the busyness of the city while still having easy access to its many excellent shops, restaurants, and attractions. There are 23 guest rooms and suites to choose from, all of which feature period furnishings, flat-screen TVs, and beautiful marble bathrooms with rain showers. Guests can enjoy a daily continental breakfast, a nightly turn-down service, and in-room Wi-Fi free of charge, and a complimentary wine reception is held every evening.
1715 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: 215-546-6500
© Alexander Inn
Housed inside a beautiful brick building that was built in 1901, the Alexander Inn features original architectural details like stained glass-windows and carved oak moldings. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available all throughout the hotel, and some rooms come with elegant bay windows and separate sitting areas. The antique shops of Pine Street are only a block away, and the front desk staff are happy to provide suggestions for things to see and do during your visit. A continental breakfast buffet is included in the room rate, and the hotel is proud to offer afternoon coffee and complimentary snacks all day long.
301 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Phone: 215-923-3535
© Lokal Hotel
Opened in 2017, Lokal Hotel offers beautifully furnished one and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens and comfortable living areas. The hotel aims to be a home away from home for people who want the experience of truly living in Philadelphia and it's the city's first "invisible service" hotel; there are no staff on-site, and everything from check-in to the grocery delivery service is automated. The rooms are furnished with large flat-screen TVs, fast Wi-Fi, and iPads loaded with all the apps you need to connect with the hotel staff and keep yourself entertained during your stay.
139 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Phone: 267-702-4345
6.Chestnut Hill Hotel
© Chestnut Hill Hotel
The Chestnut Hill Hotel has a rich and exciting history; it was originally built in 1772, reconstructed in 1894, and renovated in the 1980s after serving as a speakeasy during Prohibition. Today, the building has been restored to all its former glory, and it offers six different styles of boutique hotel rooms. All rooms are furnished and decorated in an 18th century period style, and some also have unique touches like fireplaces or white marble bathrooms. Hotel amenities include free on-site parking, a daily continental breakfast, and three different restaurant options, including a restaurant that specializes in fondue.
8229 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, Phone: 215-242-5905
7.Club Quarters Hotel, Philadelphia
© Club Quarters Hotel, Philadelphia
The Club Quarters Hotel, Philadelphia, is just over 500 feet away from the Liberty Place, and it provides convenient access to many of the city's best restaurants, shops, and attractions. There are several different types of rooms and suites for guests to choose from; all have work desks and comfortable bedding, and some also have kitchenettes or kitchens and separate dining areas. Other perks of staying here include discounted parking in a nearby parking garage, yoga mats delivered to the rooms upon request, and complimentary wine offered in the club lounge every day at 5 p.m.
1628 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: 215-282-5000
8.Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia
© Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia
Perfect for business and leisure travelers alike, the Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia is a French-inspired hotel situated in the elegant Rittenhouse Square. The hotel restaurant serves up delicious French-style cuisine and cocktails, and the rooms are all equipped with well-stocked minibars. Other in-room amenities include free Wi-Fi and desks for getting your work done, but there are also marble bathrooms with soaker tubs and luxurious French bath products for when you're ready to relax. Guests are also welcome to squeeze in a workout at the hotel fitness center or make use of the business center and meeting rooms.
120 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: 215-569-8300
9.Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
© Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Sitting right next to Independence National Historical Park, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia offers glamorous rooms and suites furnished with Italian linens and period decor. Complimentary bicycle rentals, in-room yoga mats, and the well-equipped 24-hour fitness center make it easy to get your exercise, and the soaker tubs in the en suite bathrooms are the perfect place to relax at the end of a long day. If you're looking for a bit more excitement, the hotel also offers a hip rooftop lounge with private pavilions, a nightly wine hour, and a cozy American-style pub with plenty of food and beverage options.
433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Phone: 215-925-2111
10.Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
© Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Offering more than 200 rooms and an innovative and welcoming farm-to-table restaurant, the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia can be found inside a beautiful art deco building only two blocks away from Rittenhouse Square. Pets are welcome in the hotel, and pet beds and food bowls are provided free of charge. Guests will enjoy plenty of other complimentary amenities as well, including bicycle rentals, in-room yoga mats, and a hosted evening wine reception. In-room massages and other spa treatments can be arranged upon request, and the front desk is open 24/7 to help with whatever you might need during your stay.
117 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: 215-563-5006
11.Le Meridien Philadelphia
© Le Meridien Philadelphia
Set in a beautiful Georgian revival building, Le Meridien Philadelphia is a boutique 200-room hotel with a striking black, white, and red decor scheme. The rooms feature luxurious high thread count bedding, flat-screen TVs, wet bars, and iPod docks; suites come with separate sitting areas as well. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all public areas, and valet parking is offered for a fee. The on-site restaurant specializes in cocktails and classic French dishes like escargot and steak frites, and guests are also welcome to relax in the hotel's gorgeous atrium courtyard. Room service is available 24/7.
1421 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Phone: 215-422-8200
12.Loews Philadelphia Hotel
© Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Right across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Loews Philadelphia Hotel holds the honor of being located inside the first skyscraper built in America. The rooms come with flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffeemakers, and complimentary Wi-Fi is offered all throughout the hotel. Guests are also more than welcome to make use of the hotel's fitness facilities, which include an indoor lap pool, cardio machines, free weights, and a steam room. The on-site restaurant offers stunning city views and food inspired by the flavors of Philadelphia, and it serves cocktails made with special bourbon aged in-house.
1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Phone: 215-627-1200
13.Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
© Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Thanks to its fantastic location in Old City, the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel is within easy walking distance of attractions like Independence National Historical Park and the Liberty Bell. The historic building that houses the hotel dates back to 1856, but the rooms all feature modern amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with cable. Some rooms also include kitchenettes or pull-out sofas, and many offer excellent views of the city. Guests will receive plenty of complimentary amenities during their stay here, including a daily buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and coffee, and a wine and cheese reception on select weekdays.
235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Phone: 215-922-4443
14.Morris House Hotel
© Morris House Hotel
As a beautiful colonial home that dates all the way back to 1787, the Morris House Hotel proudly offers boutique-style rooms unlike any others you'll find in the city. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities like Wi-Fi flat-screen TVs, but they also feature period touches like elegant wooden armoires and Victorian-style desks. There are plenty of communal places for guests to relax in as well, including a cozy lounge with a fireplace, a beautiful formal garden, and a restaurant that serves up delicious New American fare and a complimentary continental breakfast every morning.
225 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Phone: 215-922-2446
15.Penn's View Hotel
© Penn's View Hotel
Penn's View Hotel can be found overlooking Market Street, and it offers a charming historical ambiance that keeps guests coming back time and time again. The rooms vary in style, but many feature unique touches like exposed brick walls, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, or balconies with excellent views. Wi-Fi is provided in all rooms free of charge, and a complimentary continental breakfast is offered every morning. Guests will be also spoiled by the many hotel amenities, which include an intimate wine cellar, a well-equipped fitness center, and one of the best Italian restaurants in the city.
14 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Phone: 215-922-7600
16.Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square
© Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, the Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square features appealing amenities like a rooftop pool and an art gallery in the lobby. Breakfast, lunch, and small plates are served at the hotel bar, and dinner can be enjoyed at the excellent on-site steakhouse. The rooms are worth mentioning as well; full-length windows provide fantastic views of the city skyline, and in-room amenities include Wi-Fi, cable TV, and work desks. Guests are given complimentary access to the Philadelphia Sports Club and are also encouraged to enjoy the hotel's 24-hour fitness and business centers.
1800 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: 215-561-7500
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17.The Bellevue Hotel
© The Bellevue Hotel
Dating back to 1904, the Bellevue Hotel is an elegant building with a breathtaking Renaissance-style staircase, an excellent collection of local artwork, and plenty of opulent period furnishings. The hotel overlooks the Avenue of the Arts; the best views are to be had from the fine dining restaurant on the 19th floor, but many of the luxurious rooms and suites offer great views as well. There are also plenty of other on-site amenities to keep guests entertained, including several upscale shops, a large sporting club with tennis courts and a pool, and a salon and spa.
200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Phone: 215-893-1234
18.The Dwight D Hotel
© The Dwight D Hotel
With only eight guest rooms, the Dwight D Hotel is an exclusive boutique hotel found inside a renovated brownstone townhouse built during the 1840s. Two of the rooms are meant for extended stays; they feature full kitchens in addition to the hardwood floors and flat-screen TVs found in all the other units. Large groups also have the option of booking out the entire home, which can accommodate up to 18 people. Guests must be at least 15 years of age, and hotel amenities include a beautiful garden, an adjoining restaurant and cafe, and laundry and grocery delivery services.
256 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Phone: 215-772-1901
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© The Independent
Nestled in the charming neighborhood of Midtown, the Independent is located inside a beautifully restored Georgian revival building. The rooms are furnished with hardwood floors and flat-screen TVs, and some also boast features like exposed brick walls, fireplaces, and cozy sitting areas. Complimentary amenities include access to a local gym, a daily continental breakfast, and an evening wine and cheese reception in the lobby. Plenty of excellent restaurants and shops can be found within walking distance, but guests should also make time to enjoy a meal in the courtyard of the hotel's charming Italian restaurant.
1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Phone: 215-772-1440
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20.The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel
© The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel
Situated on the beautiful University of Pennsylvania campus, the Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel provides easy access to both the airport and downtown. Free Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms, and guests are also provided with complimentary iPads during their stay. Other amenities include a well-equipped business center with meeting rooms, a 24-hour front desk, and a fitness center with cardio machines and free weights. A delicious farm-to-table breakfast buffet is offered every morning for a fee, and guests are also welcome to enjoy cocktails and light meals in the hotel's comfortable lounge during the evenings.
3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone: 215-222-0200
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21.The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton
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The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton is set right in Logan Square, meaning that it's within easy walking distance of major attractions like the Franklin Institute, the Liberty Bell, and the Philadelphia City Hall. The rooms have been decorated with hand-selected local artwork, and they offer large flat-screen TVs and views of either the city or of the beautiful hotel courtyard, which features a waterfall. Other spaces for guests to enjoy include a comfortable lobby lounge, a trendy rooftop cocktail bar, an elegant spa with a heated indoor pool, and an upscale steakhouse.
1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: 215-963-1500
22.The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square
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Established in 1928, the Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square has long been favored by some of the city's most distinguished visitors, including celebrities, politicians, and athletes. The hotel offers a wide array of amenities, including a hair salon, a 1940s-inspired steakhouse, and a business center with 10 meeting rooms. There are also more than 300 guest rooms to choose from, all of which are equipped with comfortable beds, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms provide access to a lounge with complimentary food in the mornings and evenings. In-room massages and spa treatments are available upon request, and room service is offered 24/7.
220 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: 215-735-6000
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23.The Westin Philadelphia
© The Westin Philadelphia
Sitting amidst the Shops at Liberty Place, the Westin Philadelphia is an elegant four-star hotel with plenty of amenities that make it perfectly suited to business and leisure travelers alike. The rooms are all equipped with flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers with Starbucks coffee, and minibars; some also have marble bathrooms and separate sitting areas. The well-equipped fitness center makes it easy to get your exercise, and the hotel can also provide loaner workout clothing and personalized jogging maps. Guests are also welcome to spend time in the hotel's business center and to enjoy a meal or two at the hotel's innovative restaurant.
99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: 215-563-1600
24.The Windsor Suites
© The Windsor Suites
Only a few minutes away from the Suburban SEPTA station, the Windsor Suites offers large, comfortable suites with full kitchens and separate dining and living areas. Some units also have private balconies, and all are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV. If guests don't feel like preparing their own meals, there are several on-site restaurants to choose from, including a cozy Irish-style pub and an Asian restaurant specializing in Thai and Chinese cuisine. Other amenities include a seasonal rooftop pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary access to yoga classes at a local studio.
1700 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: 215-981-5678
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25.Wm. Mulherin's Sons Hotel
© Wm. Mulherin's Sons Hotel
Found in the trendy Fishtown District, Wm. Mulherin's Sons Hotel offers four exclusive rooms with kitchens, skylights, and smart TVs. The hotel building was constructed in 1890 to serve as a whisky factory, and the rooms are furnished in an industrial-chic style with concrete floors and exposed brick walls. Some also have extra features like house plants, record players, and free-standing bathtubs. The hotel is also home to an excellent Italian restaurant and bar that specializes in wood-fired pizzas and seasonally inspired Italian cuisine. Dinner reservations are recommended, and the restaurant is open nightly from 5 p.m. until close.
1355 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, Phone: 215-805-3869
25 Best Philadelphia Hotels
- The Rittenhouse Hotel, Photo: The Rittenhouse Hotel
- The Ritz-Carlton, Photo: The Ritz-Carlton
- Rittenhouse 1715 A Boutique Hotel, Photo: Rittenhouse 1715 A Boutique Hotel
- Alexander Inn, Photo: Alexander Inn
- Lokal Hotel, Photo: Lokal Hotel
- Chestnut Hill Hotel, Photo: Chestnut Hill Hotel
- Club Quarters Hotel, Philadelphia, Photo: Club Quarters Hotel, Philadelphia
- Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia, Photo: Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia
- Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, Photo: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
- Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, Photo: Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
- Le Meridien Philadelphia, Photo: Le Meridien Philadelphia
- Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Photo: Loews Philadelphia Hotel
- Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel, Photo: Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
- Morris House Hotel, Photo: Morris House Hotel
- Penn's View Hotel, Photo: Penn's View Hotel
- Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square, Photo: Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square
- The Bellevue Hotel, Photo: The Bellevue Hotel
- The Dwight D Hotel, Photo: The Dwight D Hotel
- The Independent, Photo: The Independent
- The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel, Photo: The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel
- The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton, Photo: The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton
- The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square, Photo: Courtesy of Adiano - Fotolia.com
- The Westin Philadelphia, Photo: The Westin Philadelphia
- The Windsor Suites, Photo: The Windsor Suites
- Wm. Mulherin's Sons Hotel, Photo: Wm. Mulherin's Sons Hotel
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