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Philadelphia hotels: which one to book?

Philadelphia hotels: which one to book? 

I’m telling you about Philadelphia hotels – where to stay in Pennsylvania’s largest city, which lodging to choose, and how to book on your own. We’ve already been to Philadelphia ourselves and stayed in a cheap hotel that we booked on, and now we’re ready to share with you some helpful tips on where to stay in the historic downtown and what the room rates are. We recommend 3, 4, and 5 star hotels in Philadelphia with good reviews – the best rated options for your stay after sightseeing: with spacious and clean rooms, breakfast, pool, and parking in the old city and near the airport.

Hotels in the center of Philadelphia

If you are going to go to Philadelphia on your own and are choosing where to stay there, we recommend booking a hotel in the center so that it is close to the main attractions. We liked two hotels there the best:

The Ritz-Carlton (from $300), the best and most comfortable but fairly expensive 5-star hotel, which is right across from the famous Philadelphia City Hall with the Penn statue on the roof, and close to One Liberty Lookout and Love Park;

Penn’s View Hotel (from $135) – A relatively inexpensive hotel in historic downtown Philadelphia with a high rating and breakfast, located near the subway across from Penn’s Harbor, the site of William Penn’s landing in America.

It’s also very convenient to stay right on the banks of the Delaware River with a beautiful panoramic view from your room – at the wonderful Hilton Hotel in the Harbor, which is recommended by everyone who has stayed there.

Philadelphia Hotels - What's the Best Hotel to Book?
The Hilton is located right on the river.

If you’re coming to Philadelphia by car, it’s best to book a hotel with free parking and close to the subway so you can leave your car there and take a tour of the historic downtown by public transportation. Look for a good option near the Race Vine subway station, the Best Western Plus Hotel.

Hotels in Philadelphia near the airport

For a night in Philadelphia near the airport, check out these two hotels that offer good value for money:

Four Points by Sheraton (4 stars, rating 8.1, price from $125) – Best hotel very close to Philadelphia airport, rooms very clean, modern design, good breakfast. There is a pool, parking for cars, restaurant. And there is a free shuttle service for guests.

Hampton Inn (3 stars, rating 8.4, price from $110) – inexpensive hotel near Philadelphia airport, free shuttle service, comfortable rooms, very good reviews of the guests, thick breakfast with fresh fruit included in the price.

Best Hotels in Philadelphia

The best hotels in Philadelphia have high ratings and great reviews from guests. We’ve selected some of the best options among those on, and we invite you to check them out.

The Rittenhouse Hotel 5*

Philadelphia hotels - which is the best to book

Rating: 9.3
Price per room: from $350
The coolest hotel in Philadelphia, located right across from Rittenhouse Park. Luxury furnishings for the most discerning clientele in suites, spa, tea lounge, bar, restaurants, fitness center with cardio machines, pool, convenient parking.

Wyndham Historic District 4*

Philadelphia hotels - which is best to book

Rating: 8.1
Price per room: from $130
An inexpensive 4-star hotel with a rooftop pool and clean rooms is very conveniently located in the historic downtown area. Major attractions – Independence Hall, The Bell, and the Museum of the American Revolution – are within a 5-10 minute walk. There is a bar, multi-level parking next to the hotel. Best price for a room in the heart of downtown Philadelphia.

DoubleTree by Hilton 3*

Philadelphia hotels - which is best to book

Rating: 8.5
Price per room: from $139 (with breakfast)
Hotel with a pool and good breakfast downtown, near the Walnut-Locust subway station. The top floors have stunning views of Philadelphia.

La Reserve Bed and Breakfast 3*

Philadelphia hotels - which is the best to book

Price per room: from $99 (with breakfast)
Hotel with an interesting design – the rooms are decorated in 19th century style, homely. The hotel is close to the city center, stores, drugstores, and starbucks. There is a parking lot for your car.

Alexander Inn Bed & Breakfast 3*

Rating: 8.8
Price per Room: from $139 (with breakfast)
A boutique hotel with a very high guest rating is located in downtown Philadelphia in a historic brick building. Philadelphia’s main attractions are within walking distance, with the Liberty Bell a 10-minute walk away. Breakfast buffet with tea/coffee, juice, yogurt, cereal, porridge and muffins. No blocking on the card before check-in, polite staff, free Wi-fi internet, and private parking.

Sleep Inn 2*

Philadelphia hotels - which is best to book

Rating: 8.3
Price per room: from $83 (with breakfast)
Cheap hotel downtown, near the market and bus station where the Greyhound buses come from NYC. It’s about a 15 minute walk to Old Town. Free breakfast (buffet), gym, parking for cars.

The Windsor Suites 4*

Philadelphia hotels - which is best to book

Rating: 9.0
Price per Room: from $149
A modern and very cozy apartment hotel, spacious multi-bedroom rooms with their own equipped kitchen. Good for those traveling as a family. Parking for cars is right in the hotel building.

the Hampton Inn Convention Center 3*

Philadelphia hotels - which is best to book

Rating: 8.5
Price per Room: from $129 (breakfast included)
Large and modern hotel near the city’s convention center. It is a 7 minute walk to Reading Terminal Market. Cozy non-smoking rooms with large beds, good soundproofing and everything you need to relax. There is a fitness center, a bar, and paid parking.

Club Quarters 4*

Philadelphia hotels - which is the best to book

Rating: 8.5
Price per room: from $121 (with breakfast)
Aparthotel 150 meters from Liberty Square. Rooms have their own kitchenette. Amenities include an iPod docking station and a desk with an ergonomic chair. The nearest metro station is 500 metres away. The Liberty Bell Museum Center is about 300 meters away.

Sonesta 4*

Philadelphia hotels - which is the best to book

Rating: 8.6
Price per room: from $149 (with breakfast)
This comfortable Downtown hotel has spacious rooms, a rooftop pool, bar and fitness room. Feedback from guests indicates that they like the hotel’s comfortable rooms and high level of service.

City House Hostel 2*

Philadelphia hotels - which one should book

Rating: 8.2
Price per room: from $25
A small and clean hostel in the old city of Philadelphia, close to the National Liberty Museum. Great option for solo travelers. 24-hour check-in, friendly staff, comfortable beds and lockers, shared kitchen and free internet. A tour desk is available.

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