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!
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 HousePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Top guest reviewsa nice selection of amenities to make your stay super comfortablethee bed was very comfortable with lots of natural light in the morninglove the thoughtful touches great amenities and victoria has most comfortable bed ever i’ll be back againthis is a great spot beautiful space and amazing extras like some breakfast snackssunny warm bedroom spacious living/dining room full kitchensuper clean and comfortablethe space was impeccably clean and well decoratedclean cozy and full of characterthe bathroom clean and full of toiletries which was also appreciatedwell appointed clean and very comfortable
Host:host is great in responding any questionsvictoria is a super hostvictoria is a great host and every detail was taken care ofbeautiful cozy unique home victoria was a lovely hostvictoria was super responsive and kind when bookingRead more reviewsthe location is excellent toogreat location for visiting the philly areathe place was within walking distance of restaurants and cute storesvery nice spot for a trip to philly; walking distance to great street for dining and shoppingvery nice space and location
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 Jacuzzi tub, or take a relaxing steam bath.
Gorgeous Penthouse w/Luxury Spa and a Private DeckPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Top guest reviewssome of the smaller details like coffee bedside tables and bath mats not includedthe apartment is spectacular it is modern and spacious and the view from the roof deck to magnificentthe apartment is very comfortable and the pictures are accuratethe space is huge and roomy (though not at all cozy)there was plenty of room and the rooftop was gorgeous on the nights we stayedit looked like the airbnb hadn’t been cleaned in at least a monthcommunication was great and the apartment was perfectly prepared for us and very cleanalex's place was great so roomy and cleanthe apartment itself is pretty big very well decorated and super cleanthe house was very clean and had a great roof deck with a beautiful view
Host:alex was a great hostalex is a great hostalex was also an excellent hostalex was a super nice host answered all our questions as usual and helped me feel homei then contacted alex who was responsive and sent his cleaners overRead more reviewsthe location is amazinggreat location in old cityamazing location in the heart of old cityamazing apartment even more amazing locationgreat location close to the historic center and the attractions
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 HousePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Top guest reviewsthe house was comfortable clean and had nice touches like coffee snacks and bathroom amenitiesthe space was the perfect size for me and the bed was very comfortablethere was a tv but i mostly just enjoyed the quietvery clean with private settingeverything was clean comfortable and convenientthe space was clean and comfortablevery clean and private homethe house was clean private and well decorated
Host:teri was a wonderful host for everything from directions to recommendationsteri is a great hostteri is a very kind hostteri is a great hostbeautiful grounds and delightful hostRead more reviewswe loved the locationgreat place for a stay near philadelphiacute little place with historywhat an amazing space and locationlovely surreal location from past glory days of phila
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 - #1204Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Top guest reviewsthe pool was the reason for our stay and it did not disappointvery clean and convenient locationclean and nice amenitiesthe unit i was in was very clean stylish and had a great view from the windowsit was sparkling clean and close to most attractions would definitely stay here again
Host:thank you so much for being such a great hostrenee was an amazing host and quickly responded to our "one and only" questionRead more reviewsan amazing place in a great locationvery nice place great location and good valuethis was a beautiful condo in a great locationin love with this place will definitely be back -brittclean safe good location and a lot of nice amenities
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 DowntownPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Top guest reviewsbeautiful view spacious rooms and great amenitiesthe uppermost room has a great view and a large balconyit's well equipped with a tv heater ac fans and good lightingthe pent house room offer great views of the city night and daythe kitchen is a shared space and fully functioningperfect cleanliness completely smell free and sparklingvery clean home with very eclectic decorthe house was very clean and organizednice clean rooms nice sheets pillows and towelsvery spacious clean & quirky
Host:great home with a fantastic hostlee was a great hostlee is a wonderful hosti highly recommend this hostamazing host very hospitable and sweetRead more reviewsthe location is great literally not even a 10 minute walk from downtowneverything is a pretty close walk and public transportation was accessablethe location is ideal within walking distance of many historic sites in philly and downtown bars and restaurantsit’s definitely worth the money to stay in that locationher penthouse is a unique place to stay - and close to many attractions
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 AmenitiesPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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 CityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Top guest reviewsbathrooms are small but entirely adequatebeautiful apartment stylish furniture great kitchen quite close to many places of interestit was clean and spaciousvery clean and stylish spaceapartment is clean and decorated nicelygreat space clean and spaciousbathrooms were clean and modern
Host:alex was a good host and very quick to respond to any questionsthank you for being a great host everything was perfectawesome amenities and quick response from hostsgood plenty of room great host and communicationgreat location and the host communicated well but could have been cleanerRead more reviewslocation is great in the middle of old citygreat location excellent restaurants a block awaygreat place in an amazing locationnice place in great locationgreat place in a great location
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 PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Top guest reviewsi definitely would recommend to come and stay there if you need somewhere quite and comfortablethe apartment had every essential necessary and the decor was very pleasantwe had a lovely stay at rob’s apartmentthe place was super clean and comfortablegreat communication easy check in very cleanthis spot was very clean and welcomingbeautiful clean and stylish placevery comfortable bed and clean space
Host:as a host he was extremely considerate and helpfulhost was extra accommodating cute spacegreat host great apartment and great locationrobinson was very helpfulthe price of our stay was worth the helpful amenities hospitality and cleanliness of the owner and bnbRead more reviewsit's in a great location (minutes for the main highwaythis was a cute simple place to stay inif you're not too picky about location this was a nice place to stay with all the essentialsa cute little place great for a one or two night staythe place itself is ideal for couples and met all our needs
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 parkingPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Top guest reviewsaccess to wifi was easywifi is fast and reaches the whole house easilyair-conditioned room; nice comfortable bed and a great bathroom/shower spacepictures are accurate and there was a guide on the table that was helpfulthe tvs are equipped with a pretty powerful antenna or cable or somethingit was a nice clean roomthe space was clean and comfortableit was ok and cleanjoseph's place was clean & neatthe place was very clean
Host:he was kind and respectfuljoseph is a great hostjoseph was an excellent hostjoseph was an excellent hostjoseph was a great host we felt welcomed and at homeRead more reviewsvery mellow easy bus/shared ride to university cityjoseph’s place is the perfect place to stay for a short trip in philadelphiahis house was very close to the septa making it super convenient to get into the city centerhe has walking tips and maps located in the room and the place is extremely cleanit’s best if you swing by a proper septa station first and load it with money
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
Top guest reviewsair conditioning was great and we needed it the days we stayedlove this apartment beautiful and comfortable space on a lovely streetit was spacious comfortable clean and in a cute neighborhood with lots of little cafes and shopsthe second bed is a futon but the main bed is very comfortableif you are looking for an amazing place to stay in philadelphia i highly recommend this apartmentclean and well stockedclean and comfortablesmelled good everything was nice and cleanthe apartment was clean and roomythe place was clean and comfortable
Host:he was quick to answer our questions and helpfulokan was quick to respond and super helpfulthe check in instructions from the host were easy to follow and he was always quick to respondokan was responsive to our parking questions and check in was easyokan couldn't have been a more gracious hostRead more reviewsamazing location close to everythinggood locationgreat location close to everything nice placenear a park and subway and close to liberty bellgreat location very nice space
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
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
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
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
Top guest reviewsthe entire space was very nice with lots of natural light in the living room / kitchenlove the apartment- everything was exactly as advertisedwe were a party of five so someone did use the pullout couch in the living roombeautiful apartment- great location- terrible bedsbeautiful apartment with tons of spaceclean and comfortablevery clean and good sized roomsapartment was clean and invitingthe place was clean and spaciousthe 2nd floor apartment was clean & more spacious than anticipated
Host:our host was super easy to communicate withcheck in was easy and our host was very responsive to any questions we hadwe highly recommend this hosthost was very helpful and a great communicator great experienceenough room for a group and hosts were very responsiveRead more reviewsthe location is perfectgreat location and apartmentgreat neighborhood and awesome locationgreat location - uncomfortable bedsfantastic location 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 DistrictPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Top guest reviewsi would highly recommend this place is adorable and has a full kitchen washer/dryer and even an air mattressreally cool spot and the bed is super comfy compared to most other air bnb placesnikki's loft apt was perfect for uswell equipped kitchen and comfortable sofa in the living roomnikki’s loft was perfect the space is beautiful and very comfortableeverything was clean and comfortable just as advertisedloft was very cleanthe apartment was clean and had a great vibewhat a charming bnb everything was sparking clean and comfortablethe place itself was clean and had everything we needed
Host:the host is very hospitable and helpfulnikki was a great hostthe host provides great service quick communication and wonderful recommendationsour host was friendly responsive and very accommodating plus the laundry facilities were handy to havecheck in was a breeze and the host was super easy to deal with; highly recommend staying hereRead more reviewsgreat location and such a cute loftgreat location when visiting phillyher loft is located in a great central areaexcellent location right in the middle of it allattentive hostess & ideal location
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 PhillyPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Top guest reviewsthe unit had everything necessary for a comfortable staythe bed and couch were very comfortable and the place was nice and cleanapartment is exactly as pictured and a cozy place to return after a fun night outsuper clean and awesome placecompletely clean and super comfortable bedthe place was clean and comfortablethe place is amazing it's very cleanvery clean and quiet space to stay if you’re looking to explore philadelphia
Host:hosts were very responsivethe host is also kind and very goodwonderful hosts they are very thoughtfulhost were very welcoming and easy to communicate withaccurate directions from a very responsive hostRead more reviewsvery cute place in an amazing locationlocation is great - its as close to everything we wanted to seea really great location and nice bright spacewithin walking distance of many popular tourist areasvery stylish apartment perfect location
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 CityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Top guest reviewsbedroom has quiet ceiling fanthe bed was super comfy (very soft sheets) and the keurig coffee maker was a convenient plusvery well stocked bathroom supplies including earplugs for light sleeperswifi signal was excellent and the shower had plenty of hot water with strong water pressurewe also enjoyed just chatting with jennifer in her comfortable homevery clean quiet and comfortableit is spotless clean and very nice decoratedthe apartment is clean and stylishthe airbnb is meticulously clean the bed is fantasticher house was spotless warm and inviting
Host:she was very communicative with quick and friendly responsesshe is a great host and has a lovely apartmentshe is a thoughtful informative and very helpful hostperfect place with great hostjennifer was a fabulous host who made me feel quite at home hereRead more reviewsin a great location in olde citygreat location great staythe apartment is perfect located in the old town close to everythinggreat location walking distance to old city museumsnice restaurants within walking distance
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.
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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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