The Best Hotels to Book Near Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall is the largest municipal building in the USA
Philadelphia City Hall is the largest municipal building in the USA | © Roman Babakin / Alamy Stock Photo

Philadelphia, the eternal City of Brotherly Love, offers visitors cultural landmarks such as Philadelphia City Hall – the largest municipal building in the USA – the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Museum. Stay close to the action with our pick of the best hotels in the area – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, for high-rise heaven near Logan Square


A one-bedroom suite at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
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Smart rooms with Philly slogans, such as Brotherly Love, emblazoned on blue-gray walls and tweed chairs well placed by windows for scenic city views are as appealing as the hotel’s top location in downtown Philadelphia. It’s a quick walk to Philadelphia City Hall and the famous Love Park, with its bright red Love sculpture. For fitness buffs, the on-site gym will be a boon, as it contains Peloton bikes so that you can always get your workout in.

2. The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton, for cool comfort near the Franklin Institute

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The Assembly Rooftop Lounge with firepits at the Logan Philadelphia
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The Logan Philadelphia makes for a sleek getaway, with the most popular attractions in the city on your doorstep, including the Rocky Steps leading up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Reading Terminal Market. Relaxing rooms come with city or courtyard views; suites add inviting living areas. Unknot your back with a massage at the Underground Spa, then head up to the rooftop lounge for a cocktail accompanied by scenic city views.

3. Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City, for down-to-earth digs near Independence Hall


A guest room with one bed at the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
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This Hilton Garden Inn is so close to Reading Terminal Market that you can smell the classic Philly cheesesteaks frying, and you’ll sleep well in the cozy rooms with a traditional home-away-from-home feel. With bustling streets and restaurants galore within easy walking distance, don’t miss out on people-watching through the floor-to-ceiling windows in the colorfully decorated on-site restaurant – there’s no better place to sip a morning cappuccino.

4. Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City, for vintage vibes near Fashion District Philadelphia

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A guest room with two queen-size beds at the Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
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The twinkling lights at the front of this stately hotel housed in the 19th-century Stephen Girard Building welcome you to this cultural city. What better place to sip an evening cocktail with a friend than surrounded by the chic interior design of this downtown hotel in the cool Midtown Village neighborhood? Elegant brass details, metro tiles and vintage telephones in the rooms and suites nod to the building’s era, while the high headboards have a space-age feel.

5. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, for period charm near the Liberty Bell

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A bar with couches and tables at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
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With its chunky stone columns and portico, the opulent exterior of this very comfortable hotel dates back to 1907 and is in the historical heart of everything. Playfully mismatched pieces feel funky, not frumpy, including period features such as coffered ceilings and flooring. Special mention has to go to the gorgeous rooftop lounge, where you can sip an old fashioned overlooking that lovely Liberty Bell. See the sights on two wheels with the in-house bicycle rental service.

6. The Deacon, for holy hipness near Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

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The chef’s open kitchen and hangout space at the Deacon
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The Deacon is a unique eight-room hotel housed in a limestone Gothic Revival church in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood. Period features range from the original stained-glass windows to soaring arches, all reimagined in a cool, contemporary way and combined with greenery, vinyl collections and a sleek suspension staircase. Cook feasts from nearby Sprouts Farmers Market in the chef’s kitchen.

7. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, for lofty luxury near Reading Terminal Market

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The indoor pool with loungers at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
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This lofty hotel makes its presence felt, towering over lower Market Street and taking up an entire block near Philadelphia City Hall. Rooms manage to be homey with patterned carpets, polished wooden headboards and pistachio-green easy chairs for thumbing through room service. Busy yourself at the fitness center, and check out the two on-site restaurants. However, with that famous farmers’ market tantalizingly close, you’re bound to spend a lot of time stall-hopping in the food-filled landmark space.

8. Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, for riverside relaxation near Independence Hall

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A spacious guest room with a sofa at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
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On the banks of the Delaware River, with views across to New Jersey, this hotel will spoil you with panoramas; a particular highlight is the river-view indoor pool. The city-view rooms with king beds come with inky blue armchairs, in which you can sit and admire the cityscape. It’s a half-mile (1km) from sights such as the Museum of the American Revolution and the Benjamin Franklin Museum – you can walk off the spoils of your waterfront dinner en route.

9. The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, for high-end history near City Hall

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A one-bedroom suite at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
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Right across the street from Philadelphia City Hall, housed in a grand neoclassical converted bank, this high-end hotel is in an excellent location and offers incredible views of downtown. Refined rooms and suites are bathed in pale, earthy colors, and some provide views of the landmark itself. Linger over Latin-fusion cuisine among the original marble columns at Aqimero after a trip to the on-site spa, with treatments to make you weak at the knees.

10. The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection, for period pampering on Penn Square

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The luxurious lobby of the Notary Hotel with chandeliers and marble floors
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The Notary Hotel comes with some history – it’s even on the National Register of Historic Places. Housed in a well-restored building, set between City Hall and the Reading Terminal Market, its grand and spacious interiors might just make you feel like you’re a founding father. Luckily, that vibe doesn’t extend to the contemporary and indulgent amenities. High-ceilinged rooms and suites feature monochrome stripes and cool open shelving, but they’ll have to compete with tapas and sangria at the signature restaurant.

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