Top 17 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Philadelphia - Updated 2021

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Philadelphia, or Philly as the locals call it, is a city rich in early United States history. And nowhere is that history more noticeable than in the celebrated area known as Old City. From the signing of the Declaration at Independence Hall, to the famed Betsy Ross House, to the showcasing of the majestic Liberty Bell, America’s birth is on full display in this part of town. If you want to stay in Philly’s Old City and explore the origins of American Independence, read on to find the top Airbnbs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For a more memorable experience, take the time to check the best things to do and jazz bars in the city too!

1. Beautiful Mt. Airy carriage house (from USD 93)

Couples will especially love this romantic Victorian carriage home in the district of Mount Airy in Philadelphia. The rental is a part of late 19th-century buildings. The interior features a clean white wall with a brick-walled fireplace and tastefully elegant furnishing. The open-concept living and large kitchen space features a 55-inch LCD television and a fold-out couch. There is also a built-in bookshelf on the second level. Business travelers prefer staying here as well due to the peaceful neighborhood.

Mearns House: A Beautiful Mt. Airy Carriage House
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
150 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a nice selection of amenities to make your stay super comfortable
thee bed was very comfortable with lots of natural light in the morning
love the thoughtful touches great amenities and victoria has most comfortable bed ever i’ll be back again
this is a great spot beautiful space and amazing extras like some breakfast snacks
sunny warm bedroom spacious living/dining room full kitchen
Cleanliness:
super clean and comfortable
the space was impeccably clean and well decorated
clean cozy and full of character
the bathroom clean and full of toiletries which was also appreciated
well appointed clean and very comfortable
Host:
host is great in responding any questions
victoria is a super host
victoria is a great host and every detail was taken care of
beautiful cozy unique home victoria was a lovely host
victoria was super responsive and kind when booking
Location:
the location is excellent too
great location for visiting the philly area
the place was within walking distance of restaurants and cute stores
very nice spot for a trip to philly; walking distance to great street for dining and shopping
very nice space and location
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2. The Coachman's House (from USD 70)

The Coachman’s House is a charming home that has one bedroom and can comfortably sleep two guests. It is tucked in a lush, large estate that was established in the mid-19th century. This home does come equipped with a modest kitchen, a seating area, and a workstation. Couples looking for a quiet getaway in the otherwise busy Philadelphia should take a second look at this property. Not only is it conveniently tucked on a hill, but it is also a short drive to downtown.

The Coachman's House
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
185 reviews
Entire place 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was comfortable clean and had nice touches like coffee snacks and bathroom amenities
the space was the perfect size for me and the bed was very comfortable
there was a tv but i mostly just enjoyed the quiet
Cleanliness:
very clean with private setting
everything was clean comfortable and convenient
the space was clean and comfortable
very clean and private home
the house was clean private and well decorated
Host:
teri was a wonderful host for everything from directions to recommendations
teri is a great host
teri is a very kind host
teri is a great host
beautiful grounds and delightful host
Location:
we loved the location
great place for a stay near philadelphia
cute little place with history
what an amazing space and location
lovely surreal location from past glory days of phila
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3. Market home (from USD 138)

UrHome hosts this one-bedroom apartment that can accommodate up to four people. The property is nestled in the area of University City and offers guests access to luxurious amenities like a 24/7 gym and a heated saltwater pool. The living area features floor-to-ceiling windows with a nice view of the neighborhood. Some of the closest landmarks are the University of Pennsylvania, VA Medical Center, and Drexel.

3601 Market 1BR Home - #1204
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
29 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool was the reason for our stay and it did not disappoint
Cleanliness:
very clean and convenient location
clean and nice amenities
the unit i was in was very clean stylish and had a great view from the windows
it was sparkling clean and close to most attractions would definitely stay here again
Host:
thank you so much for being such a great host
renee was an amazing host and quickly responded to our "one and only" question
Location:
an amazing place in a great location
very nice place great location and good value
this was a beautiful condo in a great location
in love with this place will definitely be back -britt
clean safe good location and a lot of nice amenities
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4. Nico’s Penthouse (from USD 76)

Nico’s Penthouse is a three-bedroom Philadelphia row house that is suitable for a family or any group of up to eight people. There is a spacious balcony at the property that overlooks downtown Philly. Some of the amenities you’ll find here are the cable television, free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen with a garden window, laundry machine, and air conditioning. The eclectically decorated home is close to major tourist attractions like the Independence Hall and China Town, as well as restaurants, museums, and shopping centers.

Nico’s Penthouse, Rooftop Balcony, Near Downtown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
96 reviews
Entire guest suite 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view spacious rooms and great amenities
the uppermost room has a great view and a large balcony
it's well equipped with a tv heater ac fans and good lighting
the pent house room offer great views of the city night and day
the kitchen is a shared space and fully functioning
Cleanliness:
perfect cleanliness completely smell free and sparkling
very clean home with very eclectic decor
the house was very clean and organized
nice clean rooms nice sheets pillows and towels
very spacious clean & quirky
Host:
great home with a fantastic host
lee was a great host
lee is a wonderful host
i highly recommend this host
amazing host very hospitable and sweet
Location:
the location is great literally not even a 10 minute walk from downtown
everything is a pretty close walk and public transportation was accessable
the location is ideal within walking distance of many historic sites in philly and downtown bars and restaurants
it’s definitely worth the money to stay in that location
her penthouse is a unique place to stay - and close to many attractions
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5. Luxury penthouse suite (from USD 185)

Splurge on your upcoming visit to Philadelphia and make sure that your family is snuggled up well in this two-bedroom condominium hosted by Zaynab. Up to five guests can comfortably sleep on the property. The living area features a plush, navy blue velvet couch, while the modern kitchen boasts a long kitchen island with a breakfast bar. The residential complex does allow guests to access the swimming pool and the gym, so make sure to take advantage of these amenities!

Luxury Penthouse Suite With Resort Style Amenities
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
11 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Location:
lovely place great location great atmosphere
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6. Charming and elegant one-bedroom apartment (from USD 60)

Business travelers have made this elegant one-bedroom home a top accommodation pick due to its close proximity to the city center. The former office converted into an Airbnb accommodates up to two guests and features a 47-inch television with Netflix in the bedroom, a 24-inch TV in the living area, a work desk with a computer, and a minibar. The kitchen is moderately equipped and has the basic essentials for cooking. A grocery store is within walking distance of the property.

Charming Elegant 1 Bedroom near CC Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
51 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i definitely would recommend to come and stay there if you need somewhere quite and comfortable
the apartment had every essential necessary and the decor was very pleasant
we had a lovely stay at rob’s apartment
Cleanliness:
the place was super clean and comfortable
great communication easy check in very clean
this spot was very clean and welcoming
beautiful clean and stylish place
very comfortable bed and clean space
Host:
as a host he was extremely considerate and helpful
host was extra accommodating cute space
great host great apartment and great location
robinson was very helpful
the price of our stay was worth the helpful amenities hospitality and cleanliness of the owner and bnb
Location:
it's in a great location (minutes for the main highway
this was a cute simple place to stay in
if you're not too picky about location this was a nice place to stay with all the essentials
a cute little place great for a one or two night stay
the place itself is ideal for couples and met all our needs
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7. Townhouse close to public transport (from USD 45)

A more affordable place to stay that’s best for solo adventurers and business travelers who are always on the go is this two-person townhome that is just two minutes of walk to the Green Line subway. The apartment is modestly furnished and has all your basic needs, including a full kitchen. The bedroom features a television and a work desk, making the place ideal for long-term stays for work commitments. Philadelphia International Airport is only an eight-minute drive from the property.

2 mn walk to green line subway - Free parking
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
136 reviews
Entire townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
access to wifi was easy
wifi is fast and reaches the whole house easily
air-conditioned room; nice comfortable bed and a great bathroom/shower space
pictures are accurate and there was a guide on the table that was helpful
the tvs are equipped with a pretty powerful antenna or cable or something
Cleanliness:
it was a nice clean room
the space was clean and comfortable
it was ok and clean
joseph's place was clean & neat
the place was very clean
Host:
he was kind and respectful
joseph is a great host
joseph was an excellent host
joseph was an excellent host
joseph was a great host we felt welcomed and at home
Location:
very mellow easy bus/shared ride to university city
joseph’s place is the perfect place to stay for a short trip in philadelphia
his house was very close to the septa making it super convenient to get into the city center
he has walking tips and maps located in the room and the place is extremely clean
it’s best if you swing by a proper septa station first and load it with money
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8. Great Studio in Old City (from USD 147)

Just 3 blocks from George Washington’s house and the Liberty Bell, you can’t find a better locale than the Great Studio in Old City. With a casual and comfortable ambiance, this studio space is actually more roomy than you might think. Though close to several tourist attractions, the studio is surprisingly peaceful. Located on a quiet cobblestone street, the studio offers a comfy bed, cozy kitchen, and living room area, and a convenient washer and dryer in the unit. It is the perfect home base for exploring the sights of Philadelphia.

Great Studio in the BEST location!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
683 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning was great and we needed it the days we stayed
love this apartment beautiful and comfortable space on a lovely street
it was spacious comfortable clean and in a cute neighborhood with lots of little cafes and shops
the second bed is a futon but the main bed is very comfortable
if you are looking for an amazing place to stay in philadelphia i highly recommend this apartment
Cleanliness:
clean and well stocked
clean and comfortable
smelled good everything was nice and clean
the apartment was clean and roomy
the place was clean and comfortable
Host:
he was quick to answer our questions and helpful
okan was quick to respond and super helpful
the check in instructions from the host were easy to follow and he was always quick to respond
okan was responsive to our parking questions and check in was easy
okan couldn't have been a more gracious host
Location:
amazing location close to everything
good location
great location close to everything nice place
near a park and subway and close to liberty bell
great location very nice space
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9. Super-sized Loft with Water Views (from 165 USD)

A former rope factory building with sights of the Delaware River and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Super-sized Loft with Water Views is a structure that provides a unique and inviting lodging experience. This super-sized Airbnb in the city center of Philadelphia offers a rich sleeping area with a new and comfortable queen-size mattress. Super-sized Loft with Water Views is roomy: with high ceilings, a fully-loaded kitchen, 2 fireplaces, and a deep-soak tub. Compelling artwork is also adorned throughout the space.

A third floor walk-up, with no elevator, please be aware this space is for travelers who are not only lively in spirit, but body as well.

Super-sized Loft with Water Views

Price: from 165 USD

Number of Guests: 3

10. Modern Studio in Old City (from 98 USD)

Surrounded by buildings that date back to the Colonial Era, the Modern Studio in Old City is a present-day gem. Sunny, spotless, and fully-equipped, Modern Studio in Old City offers a stylish and cozy place to end a long day of sightseeing. This vacation rental in Philadelphia is near several great restaurants with an exotic flair. Can’t decide what to eat? Neighborhood eateries offering Japanese, Italian, Mexican, even Burmese, Korean, and Vietnamese food can provide excellent menu options. If you’re in the mood for extra spicy, check out Han Dynasty, known for its fiery dishes, like dan dan noodles. Great bars and historical sites are also in close proximity.

Modern Studio in Old City

Price: from 98 USD

Number of Guests: 4

11. One-Bedroom Condo with Rooftop (from 100 USD)

For glorious views of the Delaware River, Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and more, the One-Bedroom Condo with Rooftop is a great option. Located in a quiet section of Old City, the One-Bedroom Condo with Rooftop offers a clean, spacious, and stylish accommodation. Large windows throughout bathe the rooms in lots of natural light, and high ceilings give it an extra roomy air. The living room is inviting, the bed is comfy, and the showcased artwork is engaging.

Guests can walk to many of the tourist attractions the Old City area has to offer, as well as great neighborhood bars, restaurants, and boutique shops.

One-Bedroom Condo with Rooftop

Price: from 100 USD

Number of Guests: 2

12. Old City Penthouse with Luxury Spa

With a private rooftop deck, the Old City Penthouse with Luxury Spa is the perfect spot to drink-in the vibrant Philadelphia cityscape and beautiful Delaware River. You’ll vacation in style as the spacious 3-bedroom offers an eye-catching ambiance throughout: from its gleaming hardwood floors to its impeccable furnishings, to its top-notch chef’s kitchen. Unwind after a long day of sightseeing in the master bedroom suite’s gorgeous hot tub, or take a relaxing steam bath.

Gorgeous Penthouse w/Luxury Spa and a Private Deck
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
382 reviews
Entire loft 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
some of the smaller details like coffee bedside tables and bath mats not included
the apartment is spectacular it is modern and spacious and the view from the roof deck to magnificent
the apartment is very comfortable and the pictures are accurate
the space is huge and roomy (though not at all cozy)
there was plenty of room and the rooftop was gorgeous on the nights we stayed
Cleanliness:
it looked like the airbnb hadn’t been cleaned in at least a month
communication was great and the apartment was perfectly prepared for us and very clean
alex's place was great so roomy and clean
the apartment itself is pretty big very well decorated and super clean
the house was very clean and had a great roof deck with a beautiful view
Host:
alex was a great host
alex is a great host
alex was also an excellent host
alex was a super nice host answered all our questions as usual and helped me feel home
i then contacted alex who was responsive and sent his cleaners over
Location:
the location is amazing
great location in old city
amazing location in the heart of old city
amazing apartment even more amazing location
great location close to the historic center and the attractions
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13. Stylish 2-Bedroom Loft

What you see is what you get at the Stylish 2-Bedroom Loft in the heart of Old City. With beautiful exposed brick walls, open-layout, and sophisticated furnishings and decor, Stylish 2-Bedroom Loft has the makings of a dream stay. Both queen-size beds provide snugly comfort, and there’s a handy washer and dryer in the unit, along with wireless Internet and a large flat screen TV.

Just a block from tasty restaurants, lively bars, and prime points of interest, the recently renovated Stylish 2-Bedroom Loft has everything an adventuresome traveler could want.

Stylish 2BD Loft in the Heart of Old City
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
431 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bathrooms are small but entirely adequate
beautiful apartment stylish furniture great kitchen quite close to many places of interest
Cleanliness:
it was clean and spacious
very clean and stylish space
apartment is clean and decorated nicely
great space clean and spacious
bathrooms were clean and modern
Host:
alex was a good host and very quick to respond to any questions
thank you for being a great host everything was perfect
awesome amenities and quick response from hosts
good plenty of room great host and communication
great location and the host communicated well but could have been cleaner
Location:
location is great in the middle of old city
great location excellent restaurants a block away
great place in an amazing location
nice place in great location
great place in a great location
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14. Two-Bedroom Townhouse

This classic two-bedroom Airbnb in Philadelphia is in the neighborhood of the historic Old City, giving guests plenty of opportunities to thoroughly explore the area. Less than a block away is the Betsy Ross House, and it’s a short stroll to Constitution Center. The Two-Bedroom Townhouse is also surrounded by charming coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques.

The fully-renovated apartment is a beauty, with wonderful 18-foot (5.48 meter) ceilings and floor-to-ceiling living room windows that open to a pretty Juliette balcony that overlooks Old City. Bathed in natural light, the space is nicely accentuated with many great details and captures Old Philadelphia with a modern twist.

**Spectacular Old City Apartment**
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
194 reviews
Entire loft 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the entire space was very nice with lots of natural light in the living room / kitchen
love the apartment- everything was exactly as advertised
we were a party of five so someone did use the pullout couch in the living room
beautiful apartment- great location- terrible beds
beautiful apartment with tons of space
Cleanliness:
clean and comfortable
very clean and good sized rooms
apartment was clean and inviting
the place was clean and spacious
the 2nd floor apartment was clean & more spacious than anticipated
Host:
our host was super easy to communicate with
check in was easy and our host was very responsive to any questions we had
we highly recommend this host
host was very helpful and a great communicator great experience
enough room for a group and hosts were very responsive
Location:
the location is perfect
great location and apartment
great neighborhood and awesome location
great location - uncomfortable beds
fantastic location in old city
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15. Charming Loft in Old City

A former hoopskirt factory, the Charming Loft in Old City is near historic attractions and the Convention Center, making it a great lodging option for tourists and business travelers. A beloved area of town, the Charming Loft in Old City is within walking distance of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, and so much more. The loft is also surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops, clothing boutiques, and art galleries. It is close to the city’s nightlife, yet far enough away as to not bother lodgers on busy weekends. This area is also a top-notch place to take a leisurely stroll.

Charming Loft in Heart of Historic District
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
266 reviews
Entire loft 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i would highly recommend this place is adorable and has a full kitchen washer/dryer and even an air mattress
really cool spot and the bed is super comfy compared to most other air bnb places
nikki's loft apt was perfect for us
well equipped kitchen and comfortable sofa in the living room
nikki’s loft was perfect the space is beautiful and very comfortable
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and comfortable just as advertised
loft was very clean
the apartment was clean and had a great vibe
what a charming bnb everything was sparking clean and comfortable
the place itself was clean and had everything we needed
Host:
the host is very hospitable and helpful
nikki was a great host
the host provides great service quick communication and wonderful recommendations
our host was friendly responsive and very accommodating plus the laundry facilities were handy to have
check in was a breeze and the host was super easy to deal with; highly recommend staying here
Location:
great location and such a cute loft
great location when visiting philly
her loft is located in a great central area
excellent location right in the middle of it all
attentive hostess & ideal location
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16. Gem of Old City Philly

With exposed brick walls, lots of natural light, and comfy furnishings, the Gem of Old City Philly is a comfortable and attractive accommodation. The 1-bedroom apartment, with its loft-like feel, is in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district. Guests are within walking distance of major points of interest. There are plenty of restaurants and bars in the immediate area, so expect a certain noise level, particularly on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

In addition to the full-stock of coffee and tea, and the availability of Netflix and Pandora, Gem of Old City Philly appears the perfect spot for energetic, fun-seeking millennials.

Gem of Old City Philly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
542 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the unit had everything necessary for a comfortable stay
the bed and couch were very comfortable and the place was nice and clean
apartment is exactly as pictured and a cozy place to return after a fun night out
Cleanliness:
super clean and awesome place
completely clean and super comfortable bed
the place was clean and comfortable
the place is amazing it's very clean
very clean and quiet space to stay if you’re looking to explore philadelphia
Host:
hosts were very responsive
the host is also kind and very good
wonderful hosts they are very thoughtful
host were very welcoming and easy to communicate with
accurate directions from a very responsive host
Location:
very cute place in an amazing location
location is great - its as close to everything we wanted to see
a really great location and nice bright space
within walking distance of many popular tourist areas
very stylish apartment perfect location
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17. Charming Private Room in Old City

Charming Private Room in Old City oozes with timeless comfort. The cozy and attractive private room is housed in a beautiful multi-level condo that boasts lovely stained glass windows, plenty of comfy seating, and a spacious kitchen area. The private room for rent in Philadelphia offers nice natural light, a new and comfortable queen-size bed, very pretty decor, along with HDTV, Wi-Fi, a walk-in closet, and a full-length mirror. The guest bathroom is provided with plenty of daily necessities like fresh towels and toiletries.

Charming Private Room in Old City is situated among many restaurants, shops, and cafes. There’s also galleries and museums, and many tourist hot spots are within 20-minute walking distance.

Charm, comfort & convenience in historic Old City
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
148 reviews
Private room in condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bedroom has quiet ceiling fan
the bed was super comfy (very soft sheets) and the keurig coffee maker was a convenient plus
very well stocked bathroom supplies including earplugs for light sleepers
wifi signal was excellent and the shower had plenty of hot water with strong water pressure
we also enjoyed just chatting with jennifer in her comfortable home
Cleanliness:
very clean quiet and comfortable
it is spotless clean and very nice decorated
the apartment is clean and stylish
the airbnb is meticulously clean the bed is fantastic
her house was spotless warm and inviting
Host:
she was very communicative with quick and friendly responses
she is a great host and has a lovely apartment
she is a thoughtful informative and very helpful host
perfect place with great host
jennifer was a fabulous host who made me feel quite at home here
Location:
in a great location in olde city
great location great stay
the apartment is perfect located in the old town close to everything
great location walking distance to old city museums
nice restaurants within walking distance
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History is outside your doorstep

Whether you’re a serious history buff eager to check out Independence Hall, or a film fan ready to run the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art made famous in the movie “Rocky”, or an avid foodie primed to savory an original Philly cheesesteak, Philadelphia has something for everyone, including great Airbnb stays in an area ripe with 18th-century charm.

Frequently asked questions about Airbnbs in Philadelphia

1. Which are the best Airbnbs with a pool in Philadelphia?

Consider the following properties if you want to stay at an Airbnb in Philadelphia that offers guests access to a swimming pool: 3601 Market home and luxury penthouse suite.

2. Which are the most luxurious Airbnbs in Philadelphia?

This Old City penthouse with luxury spa, this 3601 Market home, and this stylish 2-bedroom loft are the Airbnbs you should consider in Philadelphia if you want to stay somewhere luxurious!

3. Which are the best Airbnbs in Philadelphia for families?

Take your loved ones to a well-deserved vacation in Philadelphia, and make sure that they get the comfort and convenience provided by these Airbnbs suitable for families: Nico’s Penthouse, this luxury penthouse suite, and this Old City penthouse with luxury spa.

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