10 Best Airbnbs In The Center City Of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, or Philly, is dubbed the birthplace of the United States. Visitors can tour many historical sites, such as the Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, President’s House, and Johnson House Historical Site. You can join tours at Museum of the American Revolution and African American Museum in Philadelphia. However, there is so much more to Philadelphia than its rich history. Travelers love the public art in places such as LOVE Park, also known as John F. Kennedy Plaza. Plus, you can enjoy the city’s famous Philly cheesesteak. If you are looking for a place to stay, Airbnb rentals here come in handy. Check out these best Airbnbs in the Center City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to make your stay in Philly unforgettable!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 18, 2024.

1. Cozy unit near Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (from USD 114)

You’ll be immersed in the historical city of Philadelphia by booking this Airbnb rental in a neighborhood where you can find traditional 19th-century row homes. The property’s bedroom is also designed aesthetically, with artwork above its king-size bed. For your comfort, this accommodation also has a relaxing outdoor space with tables and chairs. Plus, you can use digital cable TV in the living area.

To get around the city, rent a bike at the corner or take the subway, only a seven-minute walk from the property. Staying here will allow you to explore the Center City, as the convention center and museums are all a short walk or ride from here.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
452 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i'm a huge rocky fan
we loved the convenience of a kitchen and having a washer and dryer
perfectly clean place big comfy bed washer/dryer and the shared outdoor patio was very cute
comfortable and quiet with everything we needed
very comfortable with one of the better kitchen set-up’s i have seen for airbnb’s
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and cozy
apartment was nice and clean
great apartment-neat clean and well stocked with everything
place was clean and had all the necessities
the unit was clean and had everything we could need for a comfortable visit
Host:
hosts provided excellent recommendations
tony and rich are very kind hosts
toni and rich are amazing hosts
they are great hosts and help you with whatever you need
toni and rich were amazing hosts super responsive and accommodating
Location:
wonderful location for our interests
great stay loved the location
excellent location in south philly
pleasant 15-20 minute walk to historic sites
we enjoyed the location space and facilities
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2. Spacious studio in the Art Museum District (from USD 65)

Explore the art in Philly by booking this stunning studio in the center of the Art Museum District! This Airbnb rental has a king-size bed and two sofa beds, ensuring a convenient and comfortable stay. Plus, you can use the outdoor patio to chill and unwind.

This property is ideal for those who want to explore the city as it is less than five blocks from Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, The Franklin Institute, and Museum of Natural History. In addition, the neighborhood is near Fairmount Park, where you’ll find Mount Pleasant and Philadelphia Zoo. Staying in this property is also convenient, as there is a bus stop less than a block away from the property.

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Philadelphia, United States
1571 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing stylish space with lots of room and great amenities 5 *****
the space was super comfortable quite and private
there is a mini-fridge and a microwave which proved useful for lunches/quick breakfast
the room includes many useful touches like an umbrella local information and on-site parking
the bed is amazingly comfortable (might be better than at home )
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfy
clean and comfortable
clean comfortable and very affordable
you can’t expect clean needless
and well stocked pillows blankets clean linens all around clean
Host:
she is an outstanding host
she was a wonderful invisible host
the host is a good communicator
recommendations for these restaurants were provided by the hosts and did not disappoint
host communicated very clearly and very responsive
Location:
safe location in north philadelphia
great location with central attractions being about a 40 minute walk away
great location and a cute place
great location safe neighborhood and really cute place
great location and convenient parking
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3. Studio apartment in the heart of Old City (from USD 63)

Situated in the Old City across from City Tavern, this traditional Airbnb will put you at the center of Philly’s history. This clean studio apartment features a queen-size bed and a walk-in closet to give you a comfortable stay. You can also access the kitchenette with appliances needed for your morning coffee, such as a toaster and coffeemaker.

Due to its location, you’ll be within walking distance of excellent restaurants and attractions, such as Penn’s Landing. Additionally, you can easily visit Philly’s famous attractions, such as Independence National Historical Park, Elfreth’s Alley, and Independence Hall, through public transportation or walking!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
303 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great wifi and cable included
there was a fan/heater to help control the temperature
the bed is very comfortable room has a refrigerator spacious closet cable tv and microwave
responsive host and all basic amenities were provided for a stay in a studio apartment
gracious responsive host - the place was clean and comfortable with shampoo conditioner coffee etc
Cleanliness:
very clean comfortable bed
the apartment is spotlessly clean and roomy
oksana’s place was very clean and neat
the place itself was clean tidy and cosy
place was nice and warm and clean
Host:
oksana was a great host
highly recommend this host
oksana is very responsive on questions
the host was very responsive and it was easy to check in and out
oksana was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions i had
Location:
great location in old city
location location location at excellent value
walking distance to major attractions
fantastic location and fab apartment
excellent location very good value
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4. Stunning apartment with French motif (from USD 130)

This apartment, which has a traditional French motif, offers a full kitchen and a skyline view of Philadelphia. The fireplace in its homey living area will also allow guests an enjoyable and relaxing stay. In addition, you can see the tree-lined Addison Street through its 50-square foot (5-square meter) living room window, allowing you to enjoy your vacation even inside the apartment!

Located directly between Rittenhouse Square, Center City, and South Street, the property’s location is perfect for those who want to go sightseeing. You can easily visit Old City through public transportation, where famous historical attractions such as Betsy Ross House, Spruce Street Harbor Park, and Liberty Bell are.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
630 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch and bed are both comfortable and the kitchen is small but efficient
the apartment had all necessary amenities was really cute and very clean
everything was just as described and helped make my stay comfortable and homey
bedroom so small a full bed doesn’t really fit
this is a very charming and cozy 1 bedroom apartment a few blocks south of center city in philly
Cleanliness:
it was clean and nicely decorated
apt was clean and adorable
beautiful clean home in a great location
the space was clean and perfect for a quick weekend trip in the city
place was clean and mike and kristie were very quick to communicate and very helpful
Host:
amazing host and super responsive
the hosts were very kind and responsive
stylish interior decor & friendly hosts - would recommend this airbnb for sure
i had a security concern when i first arrived and michael was responsive
the apartment was perfect for us: great location clean and hosts that were responsive and welcoming
Location:
great location and easy check in
great location and beautiful space
great location and accommodations for a work trip to philly
great location and a great atmosphere
great spot in great location
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Philadelphia Tour Guide

Stephanie Eley

Stephanie Eley

I'm a graduate of ITMI, International Tour Management Institute and 17 years as a licensed Tour Director and Program Director. My expertise began in NYC and Washington, DC where I'm a licensed guide and has expanded to Europe, South America, Cuba and the Western / Southwestern National Parks of the US. I'd love to introduce you for a day or a week to Denver, Colorado and the 4 corners region of... Read more

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Philadelphia Tour Guide

Annie Leguennec

Annie Leguennec

My name is Annie. I am a local Tour guide based in Philadelphia enjoying fully what the city has to offer with its deep history, street arts, murals, architecture, traditional food, black history, Farmer Markets, green space, a melting pot of neighborhoods and its great locals. I am looking for to welcome you and show you this incredible city where you will gain a better understanding of the ci... Read more

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Philadelphia Tour Guide

Vance Lehmkuhl

Vance Lehmkuhl

Tour operator and tour guide for American Vegan Center in historic Old City Philadelphia, administering walking tours focusing on Philadelphia's "veg history" - the vegans and vegetarians through history that started the US vegetarian and vegan movements in this city. Author of "Eating Vegan in Philly" (2016) and also "V for Veg: The Best of Philly's Vegan Food Column," a collection of my colum... Read more

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5. Comfortable private studio with a full kitchen (from USD 91)

This private unit is beautifully decorated with amenities that’ll surely give you a great stay in Philly, such as a queen-size bed and a full kitchen. This Airbnb also provides free Wi-Fi, and you can lounge in the large sofa bed while watching your favorite show from its 50-inch smart TV. If needed, you can access the building’s elevator as well.

Regarding its location, this property is in the heart of the Old City. You’re only two blocks away from Independence Mall and Liberty Bell, one block from Museum of the American Revolution, and three blocks from Elfreth’s Alley. Thus, you’ll expect to enjoy excellent restaurants, famous attractions, and vibrant nightlife by staying on this property!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
91 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of space and bed was super comfy
cafe ole fantastic breakfast and lunch options
the apt is super spacious and cozy
very clear instructions very good wifi and extra towels that were very appreciated
patty was very helpful when wifi went down with service provider
Cleanliness:
place was extremely clean comfortable and felt very safe
very clean and spacious airbnb felt super homey and comfy
patty’s unit was really clean the kitchen was also adequately stocked and was very spacious
overall a comfortable stay in a clean updated unit
the place was great :) it was clean and a good location with big windows
Host:
the host was communicative and helpful
lovely area lovely host
she was very responsive and informative
patty was a great host clear and prompt communication and the unit was perfect for the weekend
Location:
location was super convenient to get anywhere in downtown philly
fantastic location close to everything in old towne
the location in old city is amazing
great location and beautiful space
nice place convenient location easy to find
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6. Spacious suite near the university

With an ample living area, a full kitchen, and a flat-screen TV with cable in the bedroom, this suite will surely give you a great and convenient stay in Philly! You can access this amenity in the apartment’s basement if you need a washer and dryer set.

You’ll be in the southwest part of Center City, less than a 10-minute walk to University of Pennsylvania. You can also find 19th- and 20th-century row homes in this neighborhood. This Airbnb’s location is convenient, as you can easily access Center City through the eastbound 40 bus route.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
581 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was as described a bit small but good for a short stay
we had a comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
the place was clean and neat
and this place was super clean and comfortable
bathroom was nice and clean
it was clean and looked exactly like pictures
Host:
hua is a great host he responded to all our queries quickly
hua was a solid host as well
the host was very responsive and flexible to make things easier for us with check in
hua was also very responsive and helpful
hua was responsive and flexible enough to let us check in early
Location:
great location and very cute interior
found the location to be pretty ideal
great location and great apartment
easy location to get to and within walking distance of everything you need
great stay in a great location
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7. Private deluxe suite with rain shower

This place is a modern and spacious Airbnb rental with a large private rain shower room and a big sofa bed. To provide guests with comfort, it also offers a 43-inch Chromecast TV and a queen-size bed with a premium mattress, helping you have a relaxing time after touring around Philly.

The property’s location is also ideal, as it’s only four blocks from the train station. As such, visiting famous attractions in Center City will be easy and convenient for you!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
750 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the room was very clean and extremely spacious
clean and everything that i needed
amazing place room was clean and spacious
i recommend this place 100% is too clean too nice and the communication it was perfect
just needed a clean safe place in the city
Host:
max was a great host very responsive and nice
easy to use flexible helpful host with clear instructions
had no trouble settling in the host was very friendly and helpful and the room was excellent
max is very communicative and gave us nice suggestions for airbnb experiences
max knows what he is doing there’s a reason he is an established super host
Location:
great location in a quiet neighborhood of philly
great location to stay near south philly area
the location is good—walking distance to rittenhouse square—and seemed safe to us
the airbnb was at a great location the room was spacious and clean
the place was great with a lot of space and it was close to center city
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8. Well-appointed apartment with a king-size bed

Do you want to explore Center City? If so, this Airbnb apartment in the heart of Philadelphia is ideal for you. Due to its location, Rittenhouse Square is only a few blocks from the property and within walking distance of Independence Park and South Street. You can also easily navigate Center City by walking or through public transportation.

For your convenience, this house has a fully stocked kitchen with a kitchen bar counter. It features a convertible sofa bed in the living area and a king-size bed in the master bedroom. Whether you’re a leisure or business traveler, you’ll have an amazing stay in this modern unit with a gym!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
131 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
free netflix  fifth floor pool tables and shuffleboard tables for a lot of fun
amazing lounge area with pool tables cooking area tvs etc
the desk and wifi were great for working remotely during the day and the location is fantastic
we had a great stay at this apartment
root’s apartments are great well equipped quiet safe zero hassle from start to finish
Cleanliness:
clean and comfortable
the condo was extremely clean and well kept
the space was clean and comfortable
unit very clean and comfortable and uncluttered
it was clean comfortable and safe
Host:
our host was responsive and informative
the front desk was also very courteous and helpful
the building staff were very friendly
the staff at the door were friendly and helpful
the building staff was friendly and the building is safe
Location:
the location is perfect
the location is fantastic
excellent location in rittenhouse within walking distance to tons of fantastic locations
love staying here location was perfect walking distance to everythinng
great place in a great location
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9. Homey apartment with a private lounge area

This Airbnb rental is perfect for those who want to enjoy and visit the attractions in Center City since it is only 3 blocks from the train station and less than a 10-minute walk to the Convention Center.

This spacious place also has a private lounge area with a table, sofa, and chairs to ensure comfort. A Chromecast TV and fast WiFi are also available for entertainment and convenience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
695 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
one of us were supposed to sleep on the couch but we didn’t feel comfortable
great stay lots of room for a super affordable price
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and what i expected
very clean and big i recommend this
very nice place clean host very responsive and nice enjoyed the stay
great stay our space was nice clean and roomy
the place was clean and nicely situated to conveniently get downtown
Host:
the host was amazing first of all
max is an incredibly gracious host
overall it was an excellent experience with nice the host and house
he is incredibly responsive and helpful with any questions/concerns
it is very comfortable and amazing place to stay and max is a great host
Location:
great location—less than 20-min walk to downtown
communication and instructions clear comfortable house close to subway
it's close to the center and chinatown where you'll find plenty of lovely good restaurants
the metro is a short walk was nice to have endless possibilities without a vehicle
max's place in philadelphia is the perfect location to start your journey and discover the city
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10. Gorgeous loft-style rental

Travel in style by booking this loft-style two-floor apartment! This property has 20-foot (6-meter) ceilings, a patio, and a wood-burning fireplace, offering guests a relaxing stay! It also has a fully functional kitchen and an ample living room, where you can enjoy the sofa bed and TV.

It will be easier for guests to go sightseeing in Center City since this house is in Washington Square West. Moreover, booking this Airbnb will allow you to conveniently visit famous attractions and restaurants around Chinatown, Rittenhouse Square, and Old City.

Stayed at this property?
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
272 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
only thing was the couch/pull out bed wasn’t super comfortable but definitely usable
it's difficult to enjoy a great city and an otherwise-nice apartment when you haven't slept all week
when next in philadelphia i hope the apartment is still available
loved staying in this space the loft style is super cozy with a super comfortable bed
so super romantic and comfortable we actually asked for another night
Cleanliness:
great spot very walkable and a clean space
place was very clean and everything listed on the description is available
it was very clean safe and secure and very quiet
clean great location
the apartment is clean and very close to the attractions
Host:
beautiful place and great host loved the fire place
communicative & helpful hosts - can’t wait to stay again
robert is a great host i’ve been here several times and am planning more visits
robert is a great host
great stay and convenient to everything philly has to offer and host were very quick to respond
Location:
the location was perfect
excellent location and a nice apartment
we loved the location and the apartment
amazing location and great value perfect for a city trip to philadelphia
if you like to walk it is easy walking to the shops and city
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Indulge in a fun visit to Center City of Philadelphia

If you’re looking for a place to stay, these best Airbnbs in the Center City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will ensure comfortable accommodations. You can also expect a convenient trip since you can easily explore famous nearby attractions. So, plan your itinerary and book any of the mentioned rentals!

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