The 13 best boutique hotels in Philadelphia for a trendy Philly stay
The average holiday-maker or business traveler is spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation options in Philadelphia. But not all hotels were created equal and some, like the ones on this list, are more than a little bit special. From on-trend interiors that will make your Insta followers green with envy to the very best in service and facilities, these are the boutique hotels to up the luxe rating of your stay away from home. So whether you’re in town to see the city’s best attractions and museums, or have other things to do on your mind, you sure won’t regret making a room reservation at any of these. RECOMMENDED: 🏨See our full guide to the best hotels in Philadelphia🥪Check out the best things to do while you're in Philly🛏How about a stay in one of Philly's coolest Airbnbs? Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured below, we've based our list on top reviews and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.
The 10 coolest Airbnbs in Philadelphia
Philly isn't just a place for insanely good cheesesteaks and rich history (but boy are those cheesesteaks great). It's also a thriving patchwork of a city filled with the best parks, breweries, indie shops and unique eateries. And what could be better than completing your stay in town with an ultra-cool Airbnb to rest in after your travels? We've weeded through all the options to present you with the coolest Airbnbs in town – paying particular attention to the spots that offer the one-of-a-kind, local experience that you’d never get in a Center City hotel. Aren't we nice? Choosing an Airbnb in Philadelphia puts you in the heart of our incredible neighborhoods, but still close enough to access all the best Philadelphia attractions. Plus, in many cases, you’ll spend a lot less than you would at a regular hotel, which means you’ll have more cash to spend on dinner at one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia or the best bars in Philadelphia. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best hotels in PhiladelphiaRECOMMENDED: The best Airbnb cabins in Philadelphia Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.
The best hotels in Philadelphia
Located in or very near Center City and Old City, the best hotels in Philadelphia offer an excellent homebase so you can get out and explore all the best things to do in the city with ease (or, if you’re local, kick it in the heart of the city on a staycation). We’ve put together a guide to all the top boarding options, including a mix of luxury rooms, hip boutique hotels and, for the budget-conscious, some of the most worthwhile cheap hotels. Browse our pick of the best hotels below and once you've booked your room, start making dinner reservations at some of the best restaurants in Philly, because no trip to this town is complete without a few delicious dinners under your belt. RECOMMENDED: The best Airbnbs in Philadelphia This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.
The 15 best cheap hotels in Philadelphia
When planning a trip to the City of Brotherly Love, find a room at one of the best cheap hotels in Philadelphia, because there’s so much more to this place than enjoying the view from your room (hit up one of the many rooftop bars for that). Spend your time (and dough) doing the things that matter: like eating your way through some of the city's best restaurants or embracing your inner Revolutionary at sites including the Liberty Bell and National Constitution Center. Our guide to the top cheap hotels in Philly includes a mix of chain hotels, hostels and inns that fall under $180 per night—with some, including all the hostel options, being a helluva lot less. Just be sure to book early to lock in the best prices. RECOMMENDED: The 15 best attractions in Philadelphia. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.
The 10 best luxury hotels in Philadelphia
This city may be known more for its scrappy sports fans and greasy, drippy cheesesteaks but the best luxury hotels in Philadelphia provide a different side to the City of Brotherly Love – one that can hold its own among the world’s fanciest, most cosmopolitan cities. Book a room in one of these world-class digs to lap up a little splendor while you set out to explore the best things to do in Philadelphia. They‘re all excellently located, so you know you’ll always be within walking distance to a handful of top Philadelphia attractions – whether it’s the historical stuff in Old City or Rittenhouse, which puts you in the epicenter of excellent museums, gorgeous parks, and some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. Check out our guide to the best luxury hotels in Philadelphia below for the plushest beds, top-of-the-line amenities, and impeccable service. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best hotels in Philadelphia This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.
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Manayunk Extended Stay
Experience a neighborhood complete with its own unique personality, shopping and dining offerings. Away from the historical artifacts and downtown bustle, Manayunk Extended Stay is located near Main Street (home to all those aforementioned shopping and dining destinations) and the Manayunk Canal, ideal for a scenic walk or bike ride. Available for a minimum stay of two weeks, each suite comes complete with a kitchenette, living room, balcony, private bathroom and includes housekeeping.
The early-19th century historic Chamounix Mansion, located in scenic Fairmount Park, now hosts travelers in its antique-decorated space. There are a total of 80 beds in a dormitory setting. Chill out on the front porch or by the marble fireplace or use the facility’s free bikes to explore Fairmount Park. There’s a fully equipped kitchen and shared dining spaces in addition to a BBQ-friendly picnic area. Due to its secluded location, having a car or some sort of transportation is ideal.
The Dwight D Hotel
This 19th-century townhome right in between Rittenhouse Square and Avenue of the Arts has been completely renovated to feature eight rooms—two of which are extended stay and have kitchenettes—with home-y features that make this place feel more like an Airbnb than a stuffy chain hotel. Hardwood floors with contemporary design, concierge, same-day laundry and dry cleaning services and 24-hour parking means The Dwight D might be better than actual home. Another perk? Children under 14 are not permitted.
AKA Rittenhouse Square
Choose from one of 78 studio, one- and two-bedroom suites (with full kitchens) at the 12-story AKA Rittenhouse, available for both short and extended stays. The elegance of the building’s beaux-arts facade extends indoors with sleek and modern furniture and appliances. Other perks include a gym, a business center with Macs and a private resident entrance to on-site restaurant a.kitchen.
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Hotel
When this 100-year-old whiskey blending and bottling facility opened as a wood-fired Italian restaurant, construction for the four-bedroom hotel was still ongoing. Now, guests can book a stay in the refurbished suites, each with nods to the building’s history. Concrete floors have been polished and exposed brick nicely juxtaposes quirky wallpaper and wooden bed frames. Each room comes equipped with a full-sized kitchen, laundry and Apple TV. With a location right in the heart of Fishtown, you’ll never be more than a few feet away from great bars, some of the best coffee shops Philadelphia has to offer and top-notch eats.
Walk into these modern apartments, featuring fully equipped kitchens, laundry, walk-in rainfall showers, oak herringbone flooring, vintage Moroccan floor rugs and antique furniture, and experience a curated life you could only dream of. Suites are available in weekly or monthly stays and pets are welcome.
Kimpton Hotel Palomar
Located in an Art Deco-style building in the midst of Rittenhouse Square, this trendy hotel offers guests a sleek and chic hotel experience. Each guestroom and specialty suite features huge windows and tons of natural light—many rooms have exceptional city views, too. Unwind in the fitness center, with in-room spa treatments or at the on-site restaurant Square 1682.
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
Located on Avenue of the Arts and within sauntering distance of the Academy of Music, Merriam Theatre, the Kimmel Center and the Wilma Theater, this is the place for folks coming into town to take in some stage performances. Theater buffs can enjoy a drink at the hotel’s in-house bistro, Standing O, or breakfast on the balcony. Transportation is easy with a subway and bus stop right outside. Enjoy the picturesque street views of City Hall. (Perfect for Instagram.) You’ll have to pay extra for in-room wifi, though.
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
Perfect for campus visits, this hotel neighbors nearby University of Penn, Drexel University and University of the Sciences. For summertime stays, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool. Grab a bite on the hotel’s ground-floor Chinese restaurant, Sang Kee Noodle House. Close enough to 34th Street SEPTA station and 30th Street Station, getting to and from Center City (and beyond) is a breeze. Expect all the usual amenities, like free wifi and a fitness center.
Morris House Hotel
This National Historic Landmark was constructed in 1787 and retains its post-Revolutionary charm. Even with an ornate library, breakfast area and romantic courtyard, the greatest treat here is feeling like you’re stepping into history. Each of the 15 rooms vary style-wise between a more-updated feel and historical decor. All guests are treated to a continental breakfast, afternoon tea and cookies and a complimentary glass of wine in the evenings. Located near all the marvels of Old City, you’ll truly get the historic experience.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia (Convention Center)
Rooms available include studio and one-bedroom suites that include living, cooking and sleeping areas in a modern design with sleek furniture and appliances including a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, cookware, a coffeemaker and a toaster. Other goodies include complimentary wifi and continental breakfast, combo laundry and a fitness area and indoor pool. Located just steps from Reading Terminal Market, the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philadelphia public transportation's Jefferson Station, Home2 Suites is easily accessible by foot or public transit.
Penn’s View Hotel
Thanks to the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s exciting riverfront developments, guests to the Penn’s View Hotel will have no choice but to check out the attractions like summertime pop-up park, Spruce Street Harbor Park and Penn’s Landing’s skating rinks at Summerfest and Winterfest. The European decor, exposed brick, balconies, wine cellar and dark-wood furnishings harken to an old-world appeal while complimentary wifi and on-site restaurant Panorama bring the vibes into contemporary times. Other Historic Old City attractions, including the new Museum of the American Revolution, are within walking distance.