The Best Boutique Hotels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Expect quirky touches, stylish design and an independent flair at the best boutique hotels in Philadelphia
Expect quirky touches, stylish design and an independent flair at the best boutique hotels in Philadelphia | Courtesy of Lokal Hotel – Old City / Expedia
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9 February 2021

The boutique hotels of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, come in all shapes and sizes. Choose from modern apartments for a live-like-home experience or embrace the warm hospitality of an indie hotel retreat. Whatever you pick, expect quirky touches, stylish design and an independent flair – just what you need after a day running up the Rocky steps, gorging on cheesesteaks or cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.

Lokal Hotel Fishtown

Boutique Hotel
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Lokal Hotel Fishtown
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Slick and contemporary, this six-room apartment hotel is located in Fishtown, surrounded by cool bistros, beer gardens and hipster hangouts. Built and run by locals, it features bespoke furniture, hanging plants, modern lighting and walls painted dark gray. All rooms have kitchen facilities and a similar style, but some are larger (with two bedrooms) and one has garden access.

Wm Mulherin's Sons Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
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WM Mulherin Sons Hotel
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There’s a cool warehouse vibe to this contemporary hotel – think exposed brick walls, high ceilings, big windows and open-plan living areas. The four rooms are kitted with king-size beds, custom-made furniture, handpicked artwork and vintage rugs. Even if you don’t want to use your full-size kitchen, you won’t go hungry. Downstairs is a rustic Italian-influenced joint serving wood-fired pizzas and flat-iron steaks.

Fitler Club

Boutique Hotel
Fitler Club
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Enjoy some great facilities as a guest of this smart 14-room hotel in the city center. There’s a gym, spa, low-lit restaurant and two bars, plus an intimate courtyard garden with fake turf and plenty of seating. The decor is contemporary and minimalist – marble bathrooms have standalone tubs, there are low-slung sofas and Smeg fridges, and suites have oodles of space (sleeping two adults and two children).
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The Rittenhouse Hotel

Hotel
4.7/5 (471 Reviews)
The Rittenhouse Hotel
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Luxury accommodation, a fine-dining restaurant and spa treatments are in no short supply at the Rittenhouse. Rooms and suites feel elegant, with a cream and gold color scheme and views over the city. With a prime location in Rittenhouse Square, you’re also within a short walk of many of the top city sights, including the National Museum of American Jewish History and City Hall.
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Penn's View Hotel

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4.4/5 (993 Reviews)
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Built in 1828, this historic hotel was a shipping warehouse in the 19th century. Now it comprises three buildings with 49 guest rooms, two suites and a great restaurant and wine bar. Rooms range from standard queen rooms to family and meeting suites, and all are classically styled, with patterned wallpaper, vintage rugs and antique furniture. Hungry? Enjoy Italian fare such as bruschetta and wild boar bolognese at Panorama restaurant.
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  • Morris House Hotel

    Hotel
    4.6/5 (330 Reviews)
    Morris House Hotel
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    For a sophisticated stay, try this hotel housed inside an 18th-century colonial home. Nods to the heritage are evident in the gold chandeliers, ornate furniture and original fireplaces. Rooms and suites have their own style, with four-poster beds and pleated drapes across the windows. The wedding suite has a spiral staircase rising to the loft bedroom and French doors opening onto a balcony and courtyard.
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    Roost Midtown

    Apartment, Boutique Hotel
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    Roost Midtown
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    If you’re after more space and flexibility than most hotels offer, head to this apartment-style hotel in the heart of downtown Philly. It offers modern, self-catering apartments with king-size beds, walk-in rainfall showers and living plants. You can also live like a local by hopping on one of the shared bikes, or booking a personal training session. Located opposite City Hall, you’re perfectly placed if you don’t want to cook – with artisan coffee shops and great restaurants nearby.

    Rittenhouse 1715

    Boutique Hotel
    4.7/5 (997 Reviews)
    Rittenhouse 1715
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    Set in the Rittenhouse Square area, this graceful hotel has a classy feel, with crystal chandeliers, carved wooden antiques and turn-of-the-century art in gilded frames. Rooms feature marble bathrooms with plush bathrobes and Molton Brown toiletries. The presidential suite is spread over two floors and has a cozy sitting area. Don’t miss the evening wine and cheese receptions and complimentary breakfasts.
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    Lokal Hotel Old City

    Apartment, Boutique Hotel
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    Lokal Hotel - Old City
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    There’s an edgy feel to this hotel with whitewashed brickwork, high ceilings and large, warehouse-style windows. The six apartments all feature kitchens and either one or two bedrooms, plus cool brass fixtures, vibrant plants and splashes of royal blue. The family flat has bunk beds for the kids and a clawfoot bathtub for the parents. It’s ideal if you want to blend the freedom of living in Philadelphia with the adventure of visiting.
    These recommendations were updated on February 9, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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