When visiting Philadelphia, downtown Philly is the place to be. With tall skyscrapers, some of the best restaurants and museums the city has to offer, and even their own Broadway, the hustle and bustle of downtown Philadelphia is sure to give you the most unique experience.
If you’re thinking of staying near this exciting area, check out our curated list of the top hotels in Downtown Philadelphia.
Loews Philadelphia Hotel really is the microcosm of the city itself. It’s located in the nation’s first skyscraper built in the 1930s, and prides itself on combining its living history with warm sophistication. This landmark hotel is strategically located in Center City, and iconic places like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are only a 15-minute walk away.
The modern rooms in Loews offer free Wi-Fi and come fully furnished, with flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee-makers, and even minibars. The hotel has a stylish lounge bar, and a chic bar and restaurant, which serves traditional American cuisine along with local whiskies and craft beers. If you want a more relaxing time after a full day of shopping downtown, they also have a spa and heated indoor pool.
Across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the eclectic shopping at Reading Terminal Market, this upscale downtown hotel is a 7-minute walk to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. All rooms and suites are complete with sophisticated decor and custom-designed beds, fully furnished with 32-inch (81-centimeter) flat-screen TVs that include expanded premium channels, microwaves, mini-fridges, and free in-room Internet. It’s ideal for people who are planning to spend most of their time outside exploring Philadelphia, and who want to come back to their room for comfort and convenience.
"This is the pick of the hotels if you are staying on historic Chestnut St. Will be back. Highly recommended." - E.M. (guest review)
Set in an Italianate building dating back to 1856, this gorgeous downtown hotel is a 6-minute walk from Independence National Historical Park and the Liberty Bell, and 2.9 miles (4.7 kilometers) from the Franklin Institute.
Casual, traditional rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels, plus desks and coffee-makers. Upgraded rooms have mini-fridges and microwaves; some feature pull-out sofas and / or city views.
Amenities include a free hot breakfast buffet, a wine and cheese reception (select weekdays) and afternoon tea, as well as a business center and a meeting room.
The Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is housed in a historic art deco building, in the most trendy part of Philadelphia. It is a mere 2 blocks away from Rittenhouse Square and 4 blocks away from City Hall.
To mimic the artsy, upscale neighbourhood, this boutique hotel has rooms and suites furnished luxuriously, complete with flat-screen TVs, desks, and Italian linens, along with marble vanity units and yoga mats. All suites have soaking tubs and some have separate living areas. In-room spa treatments and Wi-Fi are offered, but with a fee.
The hotel offers an array of free perks, including a 24-hour fitness center, and free bike rentals for you to bike through the beautiful Rittenhouse Square Park. They also offer a free evening wine hour, for you to unwind after a long day of activities, and you can sit back and relax with a nice glass of Chardonnay. If you feel like staying in, there’s a very hip, farm-to-table restaurant right within the hotel, serving modern American cuisine and cocktails.
The Windsor Suites are all about convenience, with a touch of authenticity. Upon entering, the lobby embodies both comfort and innovation, with spiraling sculptures and wood-paneled ceilings with glass windows offering great views of the city. They offer unfussy suites with kitchens, dining areas & free Wi-Fi, plus laundry facilities and a rooftop pool.
The suites feature fully-equipped kitchens, as well as living and dining spaces. The hotel has a great concierge service to steer you in the right direction based on your interests. They offer various other amenities as well, like their state-of-the-art business center, fitness studio, and a decadent rooftop pool offering the best views of Philly’s towering cityscape.
6. The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park
"This place is a gem, well staffed, professional services available, and priced reasonable for the area." - Russell K. (guest review)
The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park is located in historic Old City Philadelphia. This hotel offers modern luxury at its best. The deluxe rooms offers stellar views of Independence Park. If you opt for their luxury suites, pamper yourself with their lovely marble baths and grand furnishings. The hotel is a stone’s throw from the most renowned restaurants and night spots in all of Philadelphia. It’s also only 10 minutes away from the Philadelphia Convention Center. One unique factor about this hotel is that because it is located in Old City, it offers horse-drawn carriage rides, and you will be picked up right at the atrium to be whisked off and magically transported to old Philly.
If you feel like staying in after a long day, this hotel is perfect, with its chic restaurant, bar, lounge, spa, and 24-hour room service. You can enjoy some decadent food at any time of the day.
The Residence Inn provides a very homely feel, ideal for a modern, fuss-free extended stay in Philadelphia. The suites range from studios to those with one bedroom, and are furnished with a modern art theme. They come with fully-equipped kitchens, plump sofas that maximize the space, and a TV with cable channels. Guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast buffet, and the hotel has unique amenities, like a grocery shop, within its premises, along with two lounges, a bar and a 24-hour business center.
Apart from that, the hotel is also very conveniently located around many landmark areas, such as the Reading Terminal Market and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
"It had the perfect blend of quaint historic charm and modern convenience!" - Jessica P. (Guest review)
The Independent Hotel reflects the style of Philadelphia, featuring stylish rooms accented with period features. Upon entering the hotel, you are greeting with a crystal chandelier, and a stunning 30-foot (9-meter) watercolour painting. Its overall design reflects a charming sophistication that is consistent with the surrounding local area of Midtown Village. From the residential comforts of this fully-restored Georgian Revival building, hints of modernity can be found amid the classic details, which include dark wood furniture, exposed brick walls, French doors, and the original tin ceilings. It also offers great food in a casual Italian restaurant, with a courtyard dining experience.
This boutique hotel is a 4-minute walk from Walnut-Locust Station and a 12-minute walk from Pennsylvania Convention Center, along with other important landmarks in Philadelphia that you wouldn’t want to miss.
The Logan Philadelphia is an upscale, luxurious hotel at a great location. The lobby and guest rooms are vibrant with local artwork. The hotel just a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, along with several museums and iconic sites, including the Franklin Institute and the Liberty Bell. Live the film and climb the Rocky Steps, and see the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, at Independence Hall. The financial district and Pennsylvania Convention Center are blocks away, keeping the area vibrant and alive.
All guest rooms offer a 42-inch (107-centimeter) HD TV and a laptop-sized safe. The suite is partitioned with French-style doors that separate the bedroom from the living area, and it also features a luxurious marble bathroom.
The hotel is home to Urban Farmer, where you can enjoy a steak with the indoor modern decor accented by farmhouse charms. It also has a rooftop lounge where you can enjoy a nice cocktail after a long day. Or if you want to rejuvenate completely, try out their spa or take a dip in the heated indoor pool. Whatever you may want, The Logan is ready to serve.
This historic Old City hotel warmly welcomes its guests with spacious rooms, authentic Italian dining at Panorama, and elegant meeting spaces. It overlooks the iconic Market Street, giving you the chance to easily tour the historic attractions nearby and enjoy live theater performances and art galleries. Penn’s View Hotel offers a plethora of amenities, including complimentary high speed Internet, continental breakfast, and even in-room fireplaces and jetted tubs for some of the suites.
Penn’s View has an Italian restaurant serving decadent food. One unique feature of this hotel is that they boast their own wine cellar, where you can choose from over 120 wines by the glass from their Guinness Book of World Record holding Wine Preservation system.
Located only 7 miles (11.3 kilometers) from central Philadelphia is the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia - Cherry Hill. This unique hotel offers river-view lodging, plus an outdoor pool, and several meeting places. The rooms are fuss-free and very generously furnished. The hotel provides easy access to a wide range of local attractions. Visit historic sites like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, or catch an Eagles’ game at Lincoln Financial Field. If you’re looking for Philadelphia Convention Center hotels, Crowne Plaza is the ideal choice for any business traveler. For recreation, this modern hotel is only 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) away from the Garden State Discovery Museum, as well as the Adventure Aquarium.
"We are so glad we chose this hotel as our home away from home . We were right in the middle of EVERYTHING!" - Alyce M. (Guest review)
The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel offers comfortable rooms, complete with luxury amenities. Members of staff are happy to cater to your requests, offering great service. Apart from the usual features, like a pool, fitness center and meeting rooms, the Marriott Downtown hotel is home to 13 Restaurant, a place where you can enjoy flavorful cuisine, along with a Starbucks for your coffee fix.
While the hotel guarantees a fantastic stay, the best part about this hotel is arguably its location. It is situated right at the entrance of Reading Terminal Market, the most iconic market in all of Philadelphia. It also is only a 5-minute stroll away from must-see historical sites like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The Pennsylvania Convention Center is connected to the hotel via a stunning skywalk.
This enduring, high-end downtown hotel is located on the swankiest street in all of Philadelphia, right opposite the famous and scenic Rittenhouse Square Park. The plush rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docks, and are complete with marble bathrooms with oversized tubs to give you a decadent and luxurious stay. Guest rooms at The Rittenhouse are spacious and comfortable, and the huge windows allow for a lot of natural light to permeate throughout the space.
The list of amenities is long, crucial to giving you a complete and wholesome stay. Guests can enjoy free use of the health club, indoor pool, steam room and sauna. There is also a premium luxury Jaguar driver service at the guests’ request. The Rittenhouse Hotel is there to fulfill all needs.
The hotel is also pet-friendly, and offers VIP service for pets so you can bring your furry friends along on your vacation!
With all the hustle and bustle that downtown Philadelphia brings, if you crave some quiet, Rittenhouse 1715 is the place for you. Conveniently located on a quiet side street off Rittenhouse Square, this 1903 carriage-house-turned-boutique-hotel is the perfect spot to relax and rewind after a day of sightseeing and museum hopping. Guests will get a coveted chance to enjoy all the enchantments of one of the city’s most celebrated neighborhoods. Additionally, even though it’s located in a quiet corner of Rittenhouse, it is less than 5 miles (8 kilometers) to many noteworthy landmarks that you may want to visit. Whether you’re seeking historical attractions, modern places of interest, recreational activities, or food and beverage outlets, you’ll find plenty within easy reach. Everything is less than 5 miles (8 kilometers) away from this historic gem of a hotel.
Set in a landmark skyscraper, and situated right in the middle of Philadelphia’s famous Avenue of the Arts, this upmarket hotel seamlessly blends olde-worlde architecture with modern interiors to provide a stay that epitomizes Philadelphia luxury. The guestrooms are very spacious and offer great amenities like a spacious work area, wireless high-speed Internet, and contemporary furnishings, along with the best view of the vibrant streets and gorgeous city skyline.
The hotel is a 6-minute walk from Philadelphia City Hall and 2.2 miles (3.5 kilometers) from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There are also tons of opportunities for luxury shopping and for guests to sink their teeth into the best dishes the city has to offer; these are all only moments away from the Hyatt at The Bellevue.
Stay in the heart of Philadelphia
Downtown Philly is a really vibrant and lively part of the city, and by staying in one of these hotels you’ll get the true flavor and character that Philadelphia has to offer. From world-class shopping to renowned museums, interesting pursuits are endless. These hotels allow you to explore everything, while providing you the comfort and luxury you’d crave from any holiday.
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