Whatever your budget there's certainly no shortage of hotels in Philadelphia. Center City is the best place to stay as it’s well within walking distance of all the major sights. Philly's variety of neighbourhoods means you can pick a lively location or just a quiet leafy street. Either way, you won't be far from anywhere.
The hotels below have been grouped into three price categories:
Luxury (over $250)
Cheap (up to $150)
The prices quoted are the starting costs for a standard double room and include taxes. Breakfast not included, unless otherwise stated.
Hyatt at the Bellevue
Crowning the top seven floors of the landmark 1904 Bellevue Building, the Hyatt ranks among the most elegant hotels in Philadelphia. Opulent retailers (like Tiffany & Co) are set among the marble and mosaic-filled ground floor. From there an elevator whisks you to the glitzy, domed lobby on the 19th floor. Rooms are decorated in classic old-world style with all the modern luxuries, including goose-down duvets, Wi-Fi access and handsome marble bathrooms.Address: , 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, 19102
Telephone: +1 215 893 1234.
Morris House Hotel
Found in a beautiful colonial-era mansion, the Morris House Hotel is regularly held up as Philadelphia’s finest. There are just 15 rooms, each one with a cosy look that gives the whole place a very English feel. There are gorgeous gardens too, perfect for kicking back in on a hot summer’s day, G&T in one hand and book in the other. In winter, decamp to the lounge where you’ll find an open fireplace to warm your bones.Address: , 225 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, 19106
Telephone: +1 215 922 2446.
Set on a leafy street near the Rittenhouse Square, this charming, painstakingly renovated 1911 carriage house is a paragon of unrivalled elegance. With just 23 guest rooms, the Rittenhouse 1715 has a boutique feel and aims for European-style luxury in its beautiful interior design. The rooms feature cream-coloured Berber carpets, with a mix of antiques and reproduction Chippendale or Louis XIV furniture. The breakfast room looks like a Parisian cafe and a European breakfast is served on china.Address: , 1715 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, 19103
Telephone: +1 215 546 6500.
Quite simply, one of the best addresses in town. Located beside Philadelphia's City Hall on the Avenue of the Arts, The Ritz-Carlton occupies a grandiose one-time bank - the old domed banking hall is now the reception, while the vault is a cigar and brandy bar (the marble steps on the way down are worn where ladies once descended to retrieve their gems from strong boxes). Guest rooms are huge and the bathrooms luxurious.Address: , 10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, 19102
Telephone: +1 215 523 8000.
Penn’s View Hotel
Just a short walk from the historic sights of the old city, and with views over the Delaware River, Penn’s View is one of Philly’s most underrated overnight gems. The rooms are designed in a traditional style, with exposed brick walls and warming fireplaces. Stump up a little extra for a whirlpool bath, ideal for winding down before hitting the excellent Il Bar downstairs or the Panorama Wine Bar upstairs.Address: , 14 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19106
Telephone: +1 215 922 7600.
The Gables Bed and Breakfast
Built in 1889, The Gables is the former home of a prominent doctor from the turn of the century. Today, this large Victorian mansion is set in a leafy, tree-lined suburb with a bus stop conveniently located outside the front door. Restoration of the home in 1993 by innkeepers Don Caskey and Warren Cederholm, turned this Victorian home into one of Philadelphia’s best bed & breakfasts. This 10-room inn may be vintage but the amenities are modern including Wi-Fi, private phones, cable TV, bathrobes and a bounteous breakfast.Address: , 4520 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, 19143
Telephone: +1 215 662 1918.
The Kimpton Palomar
This luxury boutique property, with 230 rooms right in the middle of the Rittenhouse Square area, is Philadelphia’s first green hotel. Developed from an original 1929 art deco building, it imaginatively combines new with old. Everything about the hotel is based around sustainability, so its eco friendliness has been elevated to an art form. It also has in-room spa program and fully-equipped gym.Address: Old City, 117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, 19103
Telephone: +1 215 563 5006.
A block from Philly's Antique Row district, The Alexander is a good value boutique property packed with creature comforts. The buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi, lobby computer with email, 24-hour fresh fruit and snack table, 24-hour fitness centre, TV and eight movie channels all come free of charge. A recent refurbishment means guest rooms now convey the look and feel of art deco bedecked cruise liners. Stained glass windows, detailed oak wood mouldings, marble tile floor patterns, framed artwork, and fresh flowers help it to punch above its weight.Address: , 301 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, 19107
Telephone: +1 215 923 3535.
Thomas Bond House
The charming Thomas Bond House is a cosy alternative to high-rise hotels. This bed and breakfast is set in a converted Georgian style home that dates back to 1769, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 12 guest rooms are handsomely furnished with period antiques, and two of the rooms have fireplaces and Jacuzzis.Address: at Sansom Street, 129 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, 19106
Telephone: +1 215 923 8523.