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The 10 Best Hotels In Philadelphia

The 10 Best Hotels In Philadelphia

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Philadelphia is full of historic buildings – from the Colonial and Victorian periods – and many of these buildings have since been converted into beautiful hotels. Here is a list of both modern and historic hotels that make up some of the best places to stay in Philadelphia.

The Rittenhouse

This AAA five diamond hotel is full of lavish rooms and suites and is located across the street from Rittenhouse Square Park. Several of the suites hold separate seating areas for prime relaxation, as well as fully equipped kitchens or four-poster beds. The Rittenhouse includes four different dining options, ranging from upscale to a simple cocktail bar to make any visit as comfortable as possible.

The Rittenhouse, 210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103 +1(215) 546-9000

Penn’s View Hotel

Overlooking bustling Market Street and a short walk from Penn’s Landing or Independence Mall, this historic hotel is in a prime location to make visiting the iconic sights easy. Many of the rooms of the Penn’s View Hotel include exposed brick walls, balconies and fireplaces, and guests have a view of the Ben Franklin Bridge from the entrance. For convenience the hotel provides a fitness room and a free continental breakfast, while the on-site restaurant, Panorama, has been granted many awards for its extensive wine selection.

Penn’s View Hotel, 14 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1(215) 922-7600


Alexander Inn

This red brick hotel, complete with stained glass windows, features the original architecture from its construction in 1901. The Alexander Inn is a short walk from Center City or Olf City and contains beautiful art deco style rooms. The hotel provides a fitness center and a free breakfast buffet to all guests to make their stay welcoming and enjoyable.

Alexander Inn, 301 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1(215) 923-3535

The Independent Hotel

Built within a restored Georgian building with hardwood floors and exposed brick walls, The Independent Hotel is a sophisticated and sensible hotel. The goal of the hotel is to make the guests feel as at home as possible, with wine and cheese receptions, complimentary in-room continental breakfasts and courtyard dining at the on-site Italian restaurant. With spacious rooms and modern amenities, a night at The Independent makes for a wonderful visit to Philadelphia.

The Independent Hotel, 1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1(215) 772-1440

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Chestnut Hill Hotel

Located away from downtown Philadelphia, guests get a break from the noise and the crowd and have the opportunity to experience the true culture of the city. The Chestnut Hill Hotel was built in 1864 and has had many faces (one of them being a speakeasy during the prohibition) before becoming the hotel it is today. With a short walk from many unique shops, restaurants (including its own on-site restaurants) and the Top of the Hill farmers market, this is a prime location for any visiting foodies or anyone looking to see different sights, such as the Woodmere Art Museum.

Chestnut Hill Hotel, 8229 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 +1(215) 242-5905


Morris House Hotel

Originally the home of the Morris family during the colonial period, the Morris House Hotel was built in 1787 and is now considered a National Historic Landmark. Guests can stay in one of the period style rooms, complete with armoires and Victorian writing desks, and enjoy the weather in the outdoor garden of their on-site restaurant, M Restaurant, which provides five course meals, artisanal cheese platters and afternoon tea, as well as a full continental breakfast to make the stay absolutely exquisite.

Morris House Hotel, 225 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1(215) 922-2446


Latham Hotel

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this hotel was built in 1907 and features a Victorian exterior with modern rooms. The Latham Hotel has preserved many of its original artifacts and design elements from the building’s past, making this a wonderful place to stay for visitors who find joy in Victorian architecture. The location is very near many of the cities’ most iconic landmarks, making it easy for guests to visit the sights.

Latham Hotel, 135 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 +1(215) 563-7474

Rittenhouse 1715

A quaint little hotel built from a 1903 carriage house, Rittenhouse 1715 has juliet balconies and period style furniture. Many of the rooms in the hotel feature marble bathrooms complete with rain showers, creating a wonderful relaxing atmosphere. Guests of the hotel can also enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea in the charming dining area.

Rittenhouse 1715, 1715 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103 +1(215) 546-6500

Inn at the Union League

A four diamond hotel, the Inn at the Union League is high class and full of history. The inn provides old world hospitality by offering guests the use of the business and fitness centers, as well as the library and a barbershop. The restaurants are equally as sophisticated, with a dress code that states men must wear jackets when dining. This is an ideal location for business trips and meetings in Philadelphia, and it is located near several of the more prominent theaters in the city.

Inn at the Union League,1450 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 +1(215) 587-5570


Le Meridien

This hotel is located within a Georgian revival building that was originally an YMCA. The interior is elegant with black and white decor, and is completed with a number of archways and detailed woodwork. There is also an atrium with a skylight to bring in natural light for guests to enjoy. Le Meridien is located a short walk from LOVE park and the Convention Center.

Le Meridien, 1421 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 +1(215) 422-8200