Hip Rental Apartments in Philadelphia You'll Want to Call Home

Lokal in Philadelphias Old City
Lokal in Philadelphia's Old City | Courtesy of Lokal Hotel Old City / Expedia.com
Frank Lopez


Philadelphia has a young and modern energy, with bike-share programs and many green spaces across the city. Compact and historic and with an emerging culinary scene, it is firmly on the cultural map when planning a visit to the USA. What better way to discover its local charm, than by staying in a central apartment? We have selected a few of the best rentals.

1. ROOST, East Market

Apartment, Boutique Hotel

ROOST, East Market
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With the architectural and design look of a modern boutique hotel, ROOST is certainly an impressive choice. For those wanting to be part of the hip East Market neighborhood scene, with its fine-dining restaurants and independent boutiques, the location is perfect. A super-modern apartment that comes with antique furniture, Persian rugs, a 20 meter lap pool and a bike-share programme to explore the local neighbourhood and beyond, this is the height of top-spec boho living.

2. Sonder Liberty Place


Sonder Liberty Place
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If you wish to be close to Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square Park, Sonder Liberty Place has bright and modern apartments for you to reside in at the heart of the city. Located in an exclusive enclave that is walking distance to all the main downtown action, you get to experience the city by feeling like you are right at the heart of it from the moment you awake into the airy and generous apartment space.

3. Penthouse Lofts by SoSuite


Penthouse Lofts by SoSuite
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How many better ways are there to feel like a local than by living amongst them? Penthouse Lofts by SoSuite have the advantage of having a restaurant, bar and fitness center on site, so you will certainly get the chance of meeting people while visiting Philadelphia. Featuring panoramic views, as well as a selection spotless and modern apartment, each one uniquely decorated and designed to impress, we can’t find that What’s not to like?

4. ROOST Rittenhouse

Apartment, Boutique Hotel

ROOST Rittenhouse
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The Rittenhouse neighborhood is as desirable as it gets in Philadelphia, so it is of no surprise that ROOST have their fully furnished apartments located in a historic building adjacent to Rittenhouse Square. A source of much life and energy when springtime arrives, the philosophy here is to provide guests with space, modern aesthetics and top of the range facilities. Handily, it is also only a short distance to the river for a beautiful walk up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

5. AKA University City

Apartment, Luxury

AKA University City
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UKA University City strives for the finest for its guests. It is a glass and steel monolith, dedicated to its own fine hospitality and design. Found rising up into the sky at Cira Centre South on the Schuylkill River, UKA concentrates on delivering luxury and a general good feeling to those staying there. There are no corners cut on the 28th floor. An Olympic pool, top of the range gym and outdoor terrace. It’s not only the views that are astounding, the staff are extremely gracious, friendly and helpful.

6. Sonder - Sixteen Hundred


Sonder - Sixteen Hundred
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The rooftop deck has views across the Museum District and the city from Callowhill. It is a great communal space to grill food with friends. The lounge is an equally friendly space with table football and genuinely congenial atmosphere. In a neighborhood that is never far from green spaces, this is a perfect choice during warmer months. This old factory has been converted from industry into clean and elegant apartments, featuring a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bath or shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

7. Lokal Hotel Old City

Apartment, Boutique Hotel

Lokal Hotel Old City
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From the heart of the Old City, Lokal is made up of six apartments in that modern/industrial style that has become so en vogue. Colourful, energetic and soothingly comfortable, the rooms have huge windows that allow in some serious light. The little touches, such as local products left out for you alongside clean robes are wonderful touches that set this location apart from the rest. The local neighborhood itself has all the shopping and coffee shops to make up a lazy day.

8. Sonder - The Queen


Sonder - The Queen
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Close to Spruce Street and Washington Square, The Queen is a huge studio in another enormous industrial building, perfect for a couple wanting to stay in the lively Queen Village. Clean lines leave you feeling well-disposed but there is a sense of the buildings past, with original materials from the building being repurposed into the new design. The wood-deck roof garden is a great spot to get views of the Benjamin Franklin bridge crossing into New Jersey.

9. ROOST Midtown

Apartment, Boutique Hotel

ROOST Midtown
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As in Rittenhouse and East Market above, ROOST Midtown has all the same amenities of a high-spec kitchen, on-site laundry and all the mod cons. The studio, one and two-bedroom apartments have high ceilings with an industrial church-like light pouring through the windows. It is also aimed at long term weekly or monthly rentals. Before you know it you will become part of the stylish furniture. Set in the cultural part of the city and City Hall, there is much in the area to explore.

10. AKA Rittenhouse Square

Apartment, Luxury

AKA Rittenhouse Square
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Across from Rittenhouse Square, AKA have one or two bedroom suites in their huge building available for short and long stays. The seamless sleek style is in evidence as soon as you step through the door of this visually striking building. Rooms that are generous in size, faultless staff and across one of the most salubrious parts of Philadelphia, AKA Rittenhouse Square is a luxury apartment where all your needs are taken care of.

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