Hotels in Philadelphia offer a mix of history and contemporary in a locale nickname “The City of Brotherly Love”. Known for its cheesesteaks, its colonial history, its sports teams, its museums and its cuisine, Philadelphia once represented the birthplace of the United States of America, a place where the founding fathers wrote the United States Constitution, as well as the Declaration of Independence. The city’s most influential residents have included William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Paine, Milton Hershey and Edgar Allen Poe. Rocky is arguably the city’s most beloved movie. Each New Year’s Day, the Mummers Parade takes place in Philadelphia. Hotels in Philadelphia are some of the best you’ll find on the eastern seaboard. Before we get to hotels in Philadelphia, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
America’s first capital city, Philadelphia has a rich history. Prior to Europeans’ arrival circa the early-1600s, Lenape Delaware Indians inhabited the area. The first Europeans to settle were the Dutch, followed by the Swedish. During this time period, England had established settlements in what is now Maryland. Eventually the Dutch took full control from the Swedes, only to be overtaken by the English in 1664. In 1681, William Penn, due to a partial repayment from a debt, was granted a charter from England to procure what would later become the Pennsylvania colony. Penn experienced religious prosecution as a Quaker, which caused him to seek a colony where anyone could worship freely. He named the city “Philadelphia”, which is Greek for “brotherly love”. In the mid-1700s, Benjamin Franklin helped improve city services such as fire protection, and built new structures such as a library and one of the colonies’ first hospitals. Philadelphia was arguably the most influential city during the American Revolution, as it hosted the signing of the Declaration of Indepence, as well as the Constitutional Convention. Additionally, it served as the United States’ first capital from 1790-1800.
The most populous city in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia has a population of over 1.5 million people, making it the sixth-most populated city in the USA. Today, Philadelphia represents the Unites States’ eighth-largest economy. Tourism generates about $12 billion of revenue annually from over 42 million visitors. The city is home to the University of Pennsylvania, an ivy-league research university founded in 1740, whose most notable alumni include Presidents William Henry Harrison and Donald Trump, business magnates William Wrigley, Jr and Elon Musk, investor Warren Buffett, American poet Ezra Pound and casino mogul Steve Wynn. The city’s climate is considered humid subtropical, with average summer highs at around 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and average winter highs around 43 degrees. Major points of interest include Center City, City Hall, College Hall, Penn Campus, Museum of Art, Delancey Street, Society Hill, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Elfreth’s Alley, Carpenters’ Hall, Second Bank of the United States, 30th Street Station, Italian Market, Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Independence National Historical Park, Temple University, Drexel University, Kimmel Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center and Boathouse Row. Popular foods include cheesesteaks, hoagies, soft pretzels, roast pork sandwiches, tastykakes, tomato pie and ice cream. Now that we have some background information on the area, it’s time for hotels in Philadelphia that will help make for a memorable experience.
The Rittenhouse Hotel features a fitness center with cardio and free weights, complimentary access to an indoor heated pool and terrace, an award-winning restaurant, British tea and cocktails in a cozy living-room atmosphere and a private outdoor garden. In the area are Lion Crushing a Serpent (sculpture), Tortorice’s Specialty Sandwiches, Lil’ Pop Shop (ice cream shop), Casta Diva BYOB – Rittenhouse (Italian restaurant), The Library Bar, Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse, Machi Sushi Bar, Scarpetta Philadelphia (restaurant), Dom’s Shoe Services (shoe repair shop), La Colombe Coffee Roasters, Sweet Charlie’s (ice cream shop), Stotesbury Mansion (wedding venue), Tselaine (boutique), Tselaine (boutique), Saxbys Rittenhouse (coffee shop), Ultimo Coffee, St. Patrick’s Church, Cook (bar), Maxx’s Produce (produce) and more.
This location is within feet of Rittenhouse Square, 0.2 miles from Walnut Street and Rosenbach Museum and Library, 0.3 miles from Gallery 339, The Art Institute of Philadelphia and Mutter Museum, 0.5 miles from City Hall, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Fairmount Park and The Library Company of Philadelphia, 0.8 miles from Barnes Foundation, 1.1 miles from University of Pennsylvania, 1.2 miles from Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1.9 miles from Philadelphia Zoo, 4.7 miles from Citizens Bank Park and 6.3 miles from Philadelphia International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (executive suite): $952
Cost per person (three people): $318
Walnut Street Theatre
Housed in an 18th century historic building, Morris House Hotel offers charming garden and city views, free WiFi, a continental breakfast and afternoon tea with homemade cookies. Ristorante La Buca (Italian restaurant), Talula’s Garden (restaurant), Talula’s Daily (American restaurant), Le Pain Quotidien (restaurant), Walnut Street Theatre (performing arts theater), Knead Bagels (sandwich shop), Fat Salmon Sushi (restaurant), Sweet Charlie’s (ice cream shop), Café Walnut (coffee shop), The Curtis Atrium (event venue), Washington Square (park), Musical Fund Hall (historical landmark) and more are in the area.
You may find Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution and Walnut Street Theatre 0.1 miles, Liberty Bell, Congress Hall and Atwater Kent Museum 0.2 miles, Independence Hall 0.3 miles, Marine Corps Memorial Museum, New Hall Military Museum, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and National Liberty Museum 0.4 miles, Barnes Foundation 1.4 miles, Philadelphia Museum of Art 1.9 miles, University of Pennsylvania 2.1 miles, Temple University 2.4 miles, Philadelphia Zoo 2.7 miles and Philadelphia International Airport 6.8 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (apartment with garden view): $314
Cost per person (three people): $104
Providing free WiFi, air conditioning, a shared lounge, a garden, a continental breakfast, a terrace and bicycle rental service, Manayunk Chambers Guest House can be found close to Artesano Gallery (wedding venue), Artesano Cafe & Bistro, Greg’s Kitchen (brunch restaurant), Lucky’s Last Chance (bar), Tsaocaa (bubble tea store), Cresson Inn (bar), Taqueria Amor (Mexican restaurant), Crust Vegan Bakery, Sorrentino’s Deli, Brazilian Wax and Spa by Claudia, At Ramen MNYK (ramen restaurant), 5th Ave Hair Studio, Chabaa Thai Bistro (Thai restaurant), Pizza Jawn (restaurant), Tbaar (juice shop), SOMO Manayunk (American restaurant), Winnie’s Manayunk (restaurant), New Leaf (Asian restaurant), Ryan’s Pub Manayunk (Irish pub), The Couch Tomato Bistro, The Goat’s Beard (new American restaurant), Manayunk Tavern (American restaurant), Riverside Pizza, Bourbon Blue (American restaurant), Manayunk Bridge Trail (hiking area) and more.
Philadelphia University is 1.7 miles, Saint Joseph’s University is 2.4 miles, Laurel Hill Cemetery and Cliveden are 2.5 miles, Fairmount Park Athletic Field is 3 miles, Mann Center for Performing Arts is 3.1 miles, La Salle University is 3.7 miles, Reyburn Park and Connie Mack Stadium are 3.8 miles, Barnes Foundation is 5.3 miles, Mutter Museum is 5.7 miles, Liberty Bell is 6.6 miles, Citizens Bank Park is 8.9 miles and Philadelphia International Airport is 10.4 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night: $250
Philadelphia City Hall
ROOST East Market is pet-friendly and boasts high-end amenities, full-size kitchens, king-size beds, landscaped terraces, community vegetable gardens and grills, a 20-meter heated lap pool, a 24-hour fitness center, a library and lounge, a demo kitchen, a private screening room, weekly housekeeping, dog walking, a bike share program, a 24-hour front desk and a concierge. You may encounter Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Bank & Bourbon (bar), Fine Wine & Good Spirits (liquor store), Iovine Brothers Produce (produce market), Termini Bros Bakery, The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company®, Downtown Cheese Shop, Reading Terminal Market, Bassetts Ice Cream, John Yi Fish Market (seafood market), Beck’s Cajun Cafe, Metropolitan Bakery, Miller’s Twist (fast food pretzel restaurant), Old City Coffee, Dutch Eating Place (Pennsylvania Dutch restaurant), Beiler’s Bakery, Hatville Deli, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Center for Architecture and Design, Pho Street (Vietnamese restaurant) and more.
From here Philadelphia City Hall is 0.1 miles, City Hall and Reading Terminal Market are 0.2 miles, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, The Library Company of Philadelphia, Fairmount Park and Walnut Street Theatre are 0.3 miles, The Art Institute of Philadelphia is 0.4 miles, Walnut Street and Atwater Kent Museum are 0.5 miles, Temple University is 2.1 miles, Philadelphia Zoo is 2.3 miles and Philadelphia International Airport is 6.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom apartment): $315
Cost per person (four people): $78
Featuring an on-site restaurant, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, sitting areas, bathrobes and a 24-hour front desk, The Study Hotel at University City is in the vicinity of Dos Hermanos Tacos (restaurant), Halal Cart, Mario the Magnificent (monument), Saxbys Drexel PISB (coffee shop), Zavino (Italian restaurant), Shake Shack, Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing, Mandell Theater Drexel University, United By Blue (clothing store), Penn Book Center (book store), New Deck Tavern, White Dog Cafe (American restaurant), Institute of Contemporary Art, Pod (Asian restaurant), Louie Louie (restaurant), Han Dynasty (Chinese restaurant), World Cafe Live Philadelphia (live music venue) and more.
Drexel University, Buckley Recreational Field, Buckley Green and Hunter Lott Tennis Courts are 0.2 miles, Franklin Field and University of Pennsylvania are 0.3 miles, Penn Museum and 30th Street Station are 0.4 miles, 40th Street Station and Mutter Museum are 0.7 miles, Philadelphia Museum of Art is 0.9 miles, Philadelphia Zoo is 1.2 miles, Temple University and Mann Center for Performing Arts are 2.6 miles and Philadelphia International Airport is 6 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (executive king suite): $429
Cost per person (four people): $108
The Fillmore Philadelphia
Frankford Avenue Penthouse offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, air conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV and bicycle and car rental service. Barcade (bar), Fishtown Brewpub, Danger Salon (hair salon), 3 J’s Food Market Fishtown (restaurant), Hajimaru Ramen (restaurant), Murph’s Bar, Black Vulture Gallery (tattoo shop), Delicious Boutique, Corset Making Supplies (notions store), Saint Lazarus Bar, Humpty’s Dumplings Fishtown, Fishtown Hookah Lounge, Sandy’s Nails (nail salon), Talia’s Grille (bagel shop), Love & Honey Fried Chicken (chicken restaurant), The Philadelphia Barber Company (barber shop), Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop Fishtown (cheese steak restaurant), Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Kostas Restaurant (Greek restaurant), Sancho Pistola’s (Mexican restaurant), Amrita Yoga and Wellness (yoga studio), R&D (cocktail bar), Fette Sau (restaurant), Frankford Hall (beer garden), Johnny Brenda’s (bar), Plume (hair salon), PIZZA Shackamaxon, Dawa Sushi and Ramen, Jerusalem Corner Store (Mediterranean restaurant), Elwood (restaurant), The Fillmore Philadelphia (live music venue), Punch Line Philly (comedy club), Philadelphia Distilling (distillery) and more are all within range.
This penthouse is 0.3 miles from The Fillmore Philadelphia and SugarHouse Casino, 0.6 miles from Northern Liberties, 0.9 miles from Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, 1.2 miles from Betsy Ross House, Arden Theatre Company and Franklin Square, 1.3 miles from Christ Church, National Constitution Center, Museum of AM-Jewish History and Franklin Court, 1.5 miles from Temple University, 3.4 miles from University of Pennsylvania, 7 miles from Citizens Bank Park and 8.5 miles from Philadelphia International Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $263
Cost per person (eight people): $33
Set in a turn-of-the-century building, ROOST Rittenhouse is a pet friendly condo hotel with free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping, luggage storage and high-end amenities. Near here are Crazy Sushi, Commonwealth Proper (men’s clothing store), sweetgreen (salad shop), Blue Sole Shoes, The Continental Mid-town (restaurant), Pastrami & Things (deli), Nom Nom Ramen, Ranstead Salon (barber shop), Snap Kitchen (restaurant), All About Hair (barber shop), Dolce Carini Pizza, Nook Bakery & Coffee Bar (coffee shop), Boyds Philadelphia (clothing store), Hats in the Belfry (hat shop), Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse (sports bar), Lash Bash (beauty salon), The Dandelion (restaurant), Wrap Shack (bar), The Franklin Bar (bar), Cleavers (cheese steak restaurant), Je Suis Jolie (lingerie store), RowZone Indoor Rowing & Fitness Studio (gym), 1 Tippling Place (bar), Thai Singha House Express (Thai restaurant), 20th Street Pizza (pizza restaurant) and more.
From this condo hotel The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square and Walnut Street are 0.2 miles, Mutter Museum is 0.3 miles, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Rosenbach Museum and Library, Fairmount Park, City Hall, Gallery 339 and The Franklin Institute Science Museum are 0.4 miles, Barnes Foundation is 0.6 miles, Philadelphia Museum of Art is 1.1 miles, University of Pennsylvania is 1.2 miles, Citizens Bank Park is 4.9 miles and Philadelphia International Airport is 6.4 miles.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom apartment): $262
Rittenhouse 1715 provides 24-hour concierge service, nightly turn down service, plasma flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, iPod docking stations, traditional décor, marble bathrooms, fireplaces, daily tea, coffee and pastries, nightly wine receptions and a 24-hour front desk. Nearby are Oggi Salon & Spa, P.S. & Co. (vegan restaurant), David Michie Violins (musical instrument store), Spice Finch (Mediterranean restaurant), Skirt (store), Miel Patisserie (cafe), The Dr. Martens Store (shoe store), Pietro’s Italian (Italian restaurant), Rouge (restaurant), Devon Seafood Grill, Parc (French restaurant), Via Locusta (restaurant), Curtis Institute of Music (music college), Barclay Prime (restaurant) and more.
Walnut Street and Rittenhouse Square are 0.1 miles, The Art Institute of Philadelphia is 0.2 miles, Rosenbach Museum and Library and Gallery 339 is 0.3 miles, The Library Company of Philadelphia, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and City Hall are 0.4 miles, Mutter Museum is 0.5 miles, Philadelphia Zoo is 2.1 miles, Temple University is 2.4 miles, Mann Center for Performing Arts is 3.7 miles and Philadelphia International Airport is 6.3 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (presidential suite): $766
Cost per person (four people): $192
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
With free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping, fully-equipped kitchens, baggage storage and safes, ROOST Midtown is positioned near Chris’ Jazz Cafe (jazz club), Philadelphia Film Center (movie theater), DTLR (shoe store), Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Amma’s South Indian Cuisine, SoulCycle (indoor cycling), Harp & Crown (gastropub), Ocean Prime (seafood restaurant), Snap Custom Pizza, Su Xing House (Chinese restaurant), 1518 Bar & Grill, Oyster House (seafood restaurant), Hot Yoga Philadelphia (yoga studio), Goldie (falafel restaurant), The Union League of Philadelphia (social club), HipCityVeg (vegan restaurant), The Capital Grille (fine dining restaurant), Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, Aqimero (Pan-Latin restaurant), Richel D’Ambra Spa + Salon and more.
City Hall and The Art Institute of Philadelphia are 0.1 miles, Philadelphia City Hall, Walnut Street, The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania are 0.2 miles, Fairmount Park is 0.3 miles, Rittenhouse Square and Reading Terminal Market are 0.4 miles, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is 0.5 miles, Philadelphia Zoo is 2.1 miles, Temple University is 2.2 miles, Mann Center for Performing Arts is 3.8 miles, Liberty Bell Center is 4 miles, Citizens Bank Park is 5 miles.
Approximate cost per night (premium two-bedroom): $343
Cost per person (four people): $86
Providing fully-furnished accommodations, spacious bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, on-site dining, an on-site fitness center, complimentary access to The Sporting Club at The Bellevue (offsite-gym), free WiFi and 24-hour concierge services, AKA Rittenhouse Square accommodations are set in a commanding building near a.kitchen+bar (New American restaurant), Timberland (shoe store), Salon Vanity (beauty salon), Rittenhouse Claridge (business center), Rouge (restaurant), Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market (grocery store), Anthropologie (women’s clothing store), Barnes & Noble (book store), BHLDN (bridal shop), Pietro’s Italian (Italian restaurant), The Love. (American restaurant), Bar Bombón (Latin American restaurant), Le Bus Bakery, HipCityVeg (vegan restaurant), Ben & Jerry’s (ice cream), GIWA Fresh Korean Kitchen (Korean restaurant), Raven Lounge (bar), The Foodery at Rittenhouse (American restaurant), Richard Nicholas Hair Studio, Crimson Hair Studio, Maha Yoga, Shop Sixty Five (women’s clothing store), Luke’s Lobster Rittenhouse (seafood restaurant), Chez Colette (brasserie), Tria Cafe Rittenhouse (restaurant), The Dandelion (restaurant) and more.
You may find Walnut Street, Rittenhouse Square and The Art Institute of Philadelphia are 0.1 miles, Rosenbach Museum and Library is 0.3 miles, City Hall, Gallery 339, Mutter Museum, Fairmount Park, The Library Company of Philadelphia and Philadelphia City Hall are 0.4 miles, Barnes Foundation is 0.7 miles, University of Pennsylvania is 1.3 miles, Philadelphia Zoo is 2 miles, Citizens Bank Park is 4.8 miles and Philadelphia International Airport is 6.4 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (premium two-bedroom): $665
Cost per person (four people): $167
So there they are, hotels in Philadelphia that are sure to help make for a memorable experience. We hope you have found this information useful and most of all, that you enjoy your time in the City of Brotherly Love!