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Philadelphia, PA: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest city in the state and the fifth-most populous city in the country. The city played an instrumental part during the American Revolution. It was here that the Founding Fathers met and signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and later created the Constitution in 1787. The city also served as one of the country's capitals during the Revolutionary War, and as temporary capital while Washington, D.C., was built. More from this guide...

"It's fabulous just taking the trolley around"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 01-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

Philadelphia is truly a great city to go visit. Temple University is one of the most outstanding colleges out there my opinion, the people are great. I will definitely recommend you visit downtown nearby stadium, it is beautiful. "German town" is one of the most popular places to go when you want to shop. It's fabulous just taking the trolley around the entire city definitely something you would love to experience.

Philadelphia Hotels/Accommodations

Aloft Philadelphia Downtown : 101 North Broad St.
101 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Website
  • Affordable Convention Center property
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
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Pod Philly : 31 South 19th St.
31 South 19th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
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Four Seasons Philadelphia in Philadelphia
1 North 19th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Luxurious Five Star hotel
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The Notary Hotel Autograph Collection : 21 North Juniper St.
21 North Juniper St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 498 rooms
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Most guests appreciated the modern rooms
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, PA in Philadelphia
1200 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 248 suites
  • Near to public transport, according to 100%
  • Terrific location
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, an IHG Hotel - Philadelphia
117 South 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
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Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
120 South 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Sophistication and elegance are found at the Sofitel Philadelphia hotel, which offers amenities to appeal to both leisure and business travelers. The hotel offers both suites and guest rooms with either king beds or double beds, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, free wireless Internet, mini bars, Bose systems, in-rooms safes, and marble bathrooms with separate showers and tubs, hair dryers, makeup mirrors, and L’Occitane bath amenities. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site Chez Colette brasserie or have a drink at the Lounge Bar La Bourse. The hotel also features a fitness center, concierge desk, two floors of event and meeting space, and dry-cleaning service.
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 58 suites
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Sonder at The Arco : 1234 Locust St.
1234 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Learn more
  • Almost all guests said the rooms were modern
  • All guests enjoyed the friendly atmosphere
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The Windsor Suites
1700 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • The Windsor Suites in Philadelphia are spacious and well-appointed, with kitchens with full-size appliances, private bathrooms, microwaves, refrigerators, cookware, 32-inch LCD TVs, work desks, and king, queen, or double beds. Guests can choose from a Studio Suite or one-bedroom suite. Hotel amenities include a rooftop pool, 24-hour concierge service, laundry facilities, dry-cleaning service, and a fitness room. Complimentary Internet access is available in all rooms. Dine at either Con Murphy’s, an Irish gastropub offering high-end cuisine, or Asia on the Parkway, an Asian fusion restaurant. The hotel is convenient to Philadelphia International Airport, Amtrak trains, and a number of Philadelphia attractions.
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
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Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
1800 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 26 suites in property
  • Good for sightseeing with nearby parking areas
  • Friendly service
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The Logan Philadelphia Curio Collection by Hilton : 1 Logan Sq.
1 Logan Sq., Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
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Best Western Plus Philadelphia Convention Center Hotel
1225 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • 3 star Convention Center property
  • Hotel has 7 floors
The Rittenhouse Philadelphia
210 West Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm
  • World class service
  • Tasty breakfast
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The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia in Philadelphia
Ten Ave. of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
  • Incredible architectural details
  • Every guests reviewed enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
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Element Philadelphia : 1441 Chestnut St.
1441 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • High-end property
  • Hotel has 356 suites
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Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Center City : 1 East Penn Sq.
1 East Penn Sq., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Affordable property
  • Hotel has 25 floors
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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Midtown
1305 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
  • Close to business sites
  • Conventional furniture
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The Bellevue Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Philadelphia
200 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 172 rooms
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Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
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Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City - Philadelphia
219 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Fitness center on property
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Le Meridien Philadelphia
1421 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • High-end Convention Center property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
  • Value for money could be better
  • Valet service is ok
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The Bellevue Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt : 220 South Broad St.
220 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 22 floors in hotel
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The Westin Philadelphia
99 South 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 3:00PM
  • Most guests thought the view was good
  • Most guests thought it was pleasantly quiet
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Rodeway Inn Center City
1208 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • The Victorian-style Rodeway Inn Philadelphia hotel contains 32 guest rooms and suites with one or two queen beds. It offers guests a complimentary continental breakfast, free local calls, 24-hour concierge service, and handicap-accessible rooms. For a small fee, guests receive access to a nearby fitness center with a pool, sauna, and hot tub. All guest rooms are non-smoking and include alarm clocks, free wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, and cable TVs; select rooms include microwaves. The hotel is convenient to Philadelphia’s downtown central business district and is located near Independence National Historical Park.
  • Low-priced Downtown hotel
  • 7 floors in hotel
  • New rooms
  • Professional service
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Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia
1628 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Open to both business travelers and tourists, Club Quarters is located in downtown Philadelphia. Stay in one of the 275 guest rooms and suites, which include full- or queen-size beds, luxury linens, cable/satellite TV, workstations with task lighting, two-line cordless telephones, alarm clocks, and individual climate controls. Guests can dine at Davio’s restaurant or order room service 24 hours a day. Other hotel amenities include a fitness room, smoking or non-smoking rooms, wake-up calls, a 24-hour member service desk and concierge service, meeting and office space, free purified bottled water, and free use of computers with high-speed Internet access and printers.
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 20 suites in property
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Bar Chart: Upcoming 20 Days of Philadelphia Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Philadelphia, PA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Philadelphia hotel for each day and each star rating category.

As a result, there are many historic sites around the city that are popular attractions. From the Liberty Bell to Independence Hall, Philadelphia showcases important parts of the country's history. If you're planning a trip to the area, it's important to find the perfect hotel for your stay so you can see everything Philadelphia has to offer.

When to Visit Philadelphia, PA

Since summer is the most popular time to visit Philadelphia, it's also the most expensive. The months between June and August bring average daily temperatures in the 70s and 80s and very pleasant weather. However, the combination of summer vacation time and nice weather brings plenty of visitors to the city, and hotels raise room rates to take advantage of the crowds.

While September starts out warm, temperatures quickly drop into the 50s. Of course, a drop in temperature also means a drop in the number of tourists, so hotels will decrease rates to entice people to visit. The months between October and February are by far the cheapest time to visit Philadelphia. However, with frigid temperatures that range in the mid-20s, you'll definitely need to pack warm clothes to tour all the attractions in the city.

The months between March and May are some of the best times to visit Philadelphia. While temperatures range between the brisk mid-30s and mid-50s in March, they climb to comfortable 70s in May. Since summer tourist season hasn't started yet, you can find some very reasonable hotel rates in the city. Plus, although you might tour area attractions with children on field trips, these crowds are nothing compared to the number of tourists who visit during the summer.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Philadelphia, PA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Philadelphia

Averate Rates by Star Rating

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Luxury Hotel Options in Philadelphia, PA

4 Star Average Prices: $164.87

For hotels that go above and beyond the usual in terms of service and amenities, consider one of the many luxury hotels in Philadelphia. The Rittenhouse Hotel is a high-end hotel in the heart of Philadelphia and is directly across from Rittenhouse Square Park. Along with a full-service spa, the hotel also has a health club and an indoor pool. Dining options include Lacroix, a fine-dining restaurant specializing in international cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; The Library Bar, which serves tapas and light fare for dinner; and Mary Cassatt Tea Room, which serves teas and sweets in the afternoon.

The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel is within walking distance of downtown Philadelphia. Sitting in the middle of the University of Pennsylvania campus, this distinctive hotel offers plush rooms with amenities such as laptop-sized safes, dual-line phones, an iPod docking station, LCD televisions with premium cable channels, and free wireless Internet. Walk to one of the area's delicious restaurants, or stay at the hotel and dine at Penne Restaurant and Wine Bar, where the open kitchen lets you watch your pasta being created by hand.

Situated in the historic district, The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park is just blocks away from famous attractions such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Congress Hall. At Balance Spa and Fitness Center, you can stay in shape and pamper yourself. Use the strength-training equipment and cardio center with BroadcastVision to work up a good sweat, and then book an appointment at the spa for a massage, manicure, pedicure, or facial. Be sure to stop by Azalea Restaurant for fine dining overlooking Independence Park for all meals of the day.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Philadelphia

Affordable Hotel Options in Philadelphia, PA

3 Star Average Prices: $133.15

If you're looking for a Philadelphia hotel that will stay within your travel budget, consider one of these affordable options. Microtel Inn & Suites Philadelphia Airport is conveniently close to the Philadelphia International Airport and offers a free roundtrip airport shuttle upon request. The hotel has laundry facilities, a fitness center, and a 24-hour front desk. In the morning, take advantage of the free hot and cold breakfast buffet before heading out to explore nearby attractions such as John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, Harrah's Casino and Racetrack, and Hedgerow Theatre.

Twenty minutes from downtown Philadelphia, Quality Inn Philadelphia Airport has in-room amenities such as free wireless Internet, satellite television, room service, free local calls, and free weekday newspapers. For breakfast, take advantage of the complimentary breakfast buffet. When you're looking for lunch and dinner, you can choose one of the nearby restaurants, or stop by the hotel's restaurant, Hunan Garden, which specializes in Chinese cuisine.

Located just north of Philadelphia in Plymouth Meeting, Extended Stay America - Philadelphia - Plymouth Meeting is close to attractions like Plymouth Friends Meetinghouse, Alan West Corson Homestead, and Hovenden House, Barn, and Abolition Hall. All the rooms feature kitchens with a microwave, full-size refrigerator, and stovetop. Rooms also come with flat-panel televisions with cable channels and free wireless Internet.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Philadelphia

2 Star Average Prices: $81.09

2 Star Hotel Prices in Philadelphia

Best Discounts in Philadelphia, PA

If you know where to look, you can find some great discounts in Philadelphia to help your travel budget stretch further. At Le Méridien Philadelphia, you can choose between two unique packages. The Make Time to Explore package provides a free breakfast for two before you go out and explore the city. Or, take advantage of the Stay and Save Offer, which rewards you with up to 35 percent off the daily rate. When you're at this Georgian revival-style hotel, you'll stay in rooms that have city or park views, and enjoy wireless Internet, an iPod dock, and a flat screen television with movie channels.

Hotel Palomar Philadelphia offers discounts and packages that nearly everyone can use. AAA members enjoy daily savings on the best available rate at the hotel. Additionally, government and military employees receive special per diem rates. Even if you can't take advantage of these discounts, Hotel Palomar has packages everyone can book. The Romance Package is ideal for a getaway to the city. When you arrive, you'll take pleasure in extras like sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries in your room.

Best Value Options in Philadelphia, PA

If you're searching for a mid-range hotel in Philadelphia, consider one of the many value options around the city. In the heart of Philadelphia, Rodeway Inn Center City gives you easy access to historic sites, landmarks, museums, art galleries, parks, restaurants, stores, theaters, and more. The rooms provide amenities such as large desks, free wireless Internet, and flat screen televisions. Upgrade to a suite and enjoy a pullout sofa and a separate living area. When you're ready to explore the city, you can easily walk to attractions such as Independence National Historic Park and Reading Terminal Market.

Conveniently located nine miles from Philadelphia International Airport and 11 miles from downtown Philadelphia, Red Roof Plus+ Philadelphia Airport provides an excellent home base if you want to stay outside the hustle of the city. Take advantage of the free parking and the 24-hour front desk. While you're there, you can also enjoy time outside at the picnic area with barbecue grills. Best of all, you don't have to leave your furry friend at home since pets stay free at the hotel.

At Holiday Inn Philadelphia - Cherry Hill, you can enjoy an indoor pool when the weather is cold, and swim around in an outdoor pool during the warm summer months. The hotel also has an on-site restaurant, Red Hot and Blue, which specializes in classic American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When you're in your room, you'll have amenities like a pillow top mattress, refrigerator, flat-panel television, and free wireless Internet.

Philadelphia, PA Neighborhoods

Philadelphia is a vibrant city with unique and distinctive neighborhoods. Old City is where the Founding Fathers declared freedom and built a new country. This neighborhood still has plenty of 18th-century charm with cobblestone streets and old buildings. Hotels in the area, such as Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, put you right in the middle of the history. You can easily walk to sites like Benjamin Franklin Museum, the Liberty Bell Center, and Independence Hall.

Rittenhouse Square is famous for its small galleries, boutiques, cafés, and theaters. During the warmer months, the sidewalks teem with seating for outdoor dining and drinking. Hotels like Rittenhouse 1715 put you on these quiet streets for a relaxing stay in the city. You'll also be steps away from Rittenhouse Square Park, which is a popular spot for artists, families, and festivals.

Whether you're traveling to Philadelphia for a special event, or you simply want to explore this historic city, finding the right hotel in the perfect place is key. From luxury hotels that offer fine dining and spa services, to affordable hotels that give you plenty of amenities while staying within your travel budget, Philadelphia has the best hotel for your getaway.

Philadelphia, PA in a nutshell

Philadelphia, once the nation's capital, was structured to provide a city pattern for most of America's then unincorporated places. William Penn laid out Philadelphia as a green country town, with a few traces that remain discernable. The quiet confines of Fairmount Park provide respite to the hustle and bustle of the city, even without leaving the metropolis. The historic city attributable for the Declaration of Independence has evolved into a hodgepodge of arts and science. It was in one of the colonial houses made of red-bricks that still stand gallantly along the cobbled alleys where Benjamin Franklin became a scientist and statesman. The City of Brotherly Love effortlessly converts ordinary people into proud statesmen. Philadelphia is one of America's most ethnically diverse. Guests can visit the Independent National Historic Park and admire the Liberty Bell, visit the Old City and see three museums, or ride historic ships at the Penn's Landing.

'You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott, one of the most famous of Philadelphia residents, wrote these words that can, even after decades, help us distinguish between talent and genius. 

Philadelphia, known more fondly by the residents as their very own Philly, is a testament to the virtues that hard work brings and the ones that lack thereof can rob a person of. Philadelphia is perhaps the most important city in the United States from a historical point of view, as many historians believe that the real ˜settling' of European explorers in North America can be traced back to Philadelphia. In addition, the city has been a witness to the most important meeting in American history, during which the Declaration of Independence was drafted and published. 

Philadelphia of today bears a very different look, though. Far from the chaos of independence war or civil war and far from the relative tranquillity of the early years of the 20th century, the Philadelphia of today is a busy city that is virtually driven by people hurrying to or from their offices. 

If you are a compulsive sightseer with a penchant for all things historically significant, you would be glad to know that Philadelphia has a lot in store for you, and a lot really mean a lot!

Economical Stay in Philadelphia 

Being a city that is remarkably developed because of its longstanding historical roots as well as its manifold business centers, Philadelphia offers various lodging options ranging from cheap hotels to luxury weekend getaways for tourists, visitors and locals alike. 

Finding a truly economical deal for a hotel stay in Philadelphia is not really a difficult affair as almost all of them have online presence, regularly offering various deals to potential guests. That said, it should also be added that your stay in Philadelphia will only be as good as the hotel you choose, because on an average, tourists are known to spend at least 4 nights in the city to cover all the magnificent sights that are on offer. So, you surely wouldn't want to end up with a shabby hotel with no security for you or your belongings. There are many reputed and old hotels in Philadelphia that do charge much lesser than what their newer, posher and swankier counterparts do. Choosing to stay with a hotel like that may eventually save you a good deal of money “ money that you can use to explore newer places or more sights around Philadelphia!

It's a win-win situation, isn't it?! 

Seeking Luxury in Philadelphia 

There is a good hotel. Then, there is a great hotel. But then, above and beyond the realm of merely great, there is a truly grand hotel that defines what luxury is all about. If such a hotel is what you crave, Philadelphia won't disappoint you one bit. 

Luxury hotels in Philadelphia easily number of 50, an impressive count for a city that generally is considered to be too old-fashioned. Staying at such a hotel is an experience in itself, as amenities of world class quality and hospitality of the highest echelon is accorded to you, making you feel worthy of a holiday. 

Regular players in the hospitality industry dutifully make an appearance, sometimes many times over, in the list of grand, five star Philadelphia hotels. The Franklin Hotel, located in heart of the old city proper is definitely one to watch out for in this context. Other notable establishments include Rittenhouse Family Hotel and Sofitel Hotel Philadelphia. 

Philly: a Sightseer's Wonderland 

Sightseers of all kinds, especially those who revel in learning about history and influence of a city on the society at large, should brace themselves before starting out their sightseeing journey in Philadelphia, for they are sure to get wowed by over one hundred majestic sights that the city has in store for them. In fact, a staggering collection of data from Philadelphia Local Authorities suggests that over 30 million tourists “ 75% or so of them being domestic “ have visited Philadelphia annually, in last five years. 

Among the perennial crowd favorites at Philadelphia is the Philadelphia Museum of Arts, a fantastic collection of influential artworks of American and foreign origins alike. The Independence Hall “ the building that literally made America, is another sight that you just cannot give a miss. The National Museum of American Jewish History celebrates the roots of Jews who long settled in America, contributing heavily toward her prosperity. 

On a more entertaining note (after you get tired of visiting museums of closely guarded artefacts and art), one place you must visit if you have kids accompanying you is the Please Touch Museum

Local Tranportation in Philly 

Being of a class, history and scale that she is, Philadelphia is well-stocked and equipped with one of the finest local transport machinery in the US. The fact that the whole cityscape is much too large to traverse by driving a car around makes it indispensable for tourists to use one form of local transport or another. Buses run through busy streets and calm neighborhoods of Philadelphia with great frequency, and an efficient network of subway trains makes it really easy to hop from one sight to the next. Reasonably good Philadelphia hotels provide local transport assistance free of charge. 

The Groundhog Day “ Weather & Philly

The weather in Philadelphia can be a decisive factor on your trip plans. It can get really cold during winter months (from October to January) with temperatures dropping consistently below the freezing point. Even though a trip during winter season can turn out to be more economical, Philadelphia is best visited in summer. The best way to go about the business in such cases is to pick one among many cheap hotels present in Philadelphia and balance your budget out to enjoy the balmy, golden, sunlit Philadelphia in the pink of its glory!

FAQs about hotels in Philadelphia

What are the top rated hotels in Philadelphia?

Aloft Philadelphia Downtown, Pod Philly and Four Seasons Philadelphia are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most high-end hotels in Philadelphia?

Four Seasons Philadelphia, The Rittenhouse Philadelphia and The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia are the top 3 luxury hotels near Philadelphia city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Philadelphia?

Aloft Philadelphia Downtown, Pod Philly, and Four Seasons Philadelphia are the properties closest to Philadelphia city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Philadelphia cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Philadelphia can be as cheap as $81.09 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Philadelphia cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Philadelphia has been $133.15 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in Philadelphia cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Philadelphia has been $164.87 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Philadelphia?

Pod Philly, Sonder at The Arco and The Windsor Suites are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Philadelphia?

Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Center City, The Westin Philadelphia and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Philadelphia?

Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City, Rodeway Inn Center City and Sleep Inn Center City are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Philadelphia?

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, an IHG Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Midtown are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the Government Per Diem Hotel Rates in Philadelphia, PA?

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Philadelphia, PA excluding taxes per night. See for more details.

Applies to Philadelphia

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
October 1, 2021November 30, 2021$198.00$79.00
December 1, 2021February 28, 2022$149.00$79.00
March 1, 2022June 30, 2022$210.00$79.00
July 1, 2022August 31, 2022$166.00$79.00
September 1, 2022September 30, 2022$198.00$79.00

Recent traveler guest reviews of Philadelphia, PA

Below are reviews of the city of Philadelphia, PA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Restaurants are excellent value."
Score 4.0 / 5

Lots to do and see!

Brian K., from 15-Dec-2019
"The Christmas Village was very nice"
Score 4.0 / 5

lots of dining choices

Aileen C., from 01-Dec-2019
Score 4.0 / 5

I enjoyed the fact that We could walk to a lot of the historical venues.

Faith Z., from 29-Nov-2019
"We Love Your Historic City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Philadelphia is awesome: a wonderful, historic city, and well worth a vacation. Everything in the historic downtown area is very, very close, with multiple and varied restaurants, sub shops, coffee houses, beer brewing companies, museums, and Irish bars. Three sites you do not want to miss are the Museum of the American Revolution, the National Constitution Center, and Fort Mifflin, the latter located near Philadelphia's airport a tad south of the city proper. Of course seeing Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Ben Franklin's Grave, and attending Christ Church are also staples.

Randolph F., from 12-Nov-2019
Score 4.0 / 5

The views, the hospitality of the hotel, and the love from all the Philadelphia residents who stopped and honked, and cheered with love as we walked through city hall for pre-ceremony photography. The love and kindness was real in Philadelphia.

Chimere H., from 11-Nov-2019
Score 4.0 / 5

The Museum of the American revolution is new and interactive. It is educational and fun.

Tony J., from 29-Oct-2019
"Site - Seeing"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House and of course the Rocky Statue for people who have never been here before, our city has so many great restaurants and sites.

Patricia B., from 28-Oct-2019
"Great view"
Score 5.0 / 5

Beautiful morning and great view of coty

Bradford J., from 26-Oct-2019
"Nice Visit"
Score 4.0 / 5

We had dinner at R2L, it was wonderful, the view was outstanding and the food was pronominal.

Heidi V., from 10-Oct-2019
Score 4.0 / 5

History Galore, enjoyed the City and food.

Ashley R., from 04-Oct-2019
Score 4.0 / 5

That the Overwatch League finals came here which was close to me living about 2-3 hours away.

Hunter S., from 29-Sep-2019
"Nice Time"
Score 4.0 / 5

Good restaurants. Nice people with good manners.

Gladstone I., from 29-Sep-2019
"Great sights and food."
Score 4.0 / 5

Historic sights and pretzels

David B., from 10-Sep-2019
Score 5.0 / 5

We loved the Barnes Museum with Impressionist paintings.

Elise Z., from 03-Aug-2019
"Review "
Score 4.0 / 5

Visit Philadelphia for history, museums, sports, and food!

Raymond C., from 03-Aug-2019
"Beautiful Location "
Score 5.0 / 5

Went to a wedding at the cescape ballroom, and it was beautiful. Convenient Uber. A Lot of attractions.

Jackie T., from 18-Jul-2019
"Great Area"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great restaurants and historic sites.

Jim C., from 15-Jul-2019
Score 4.0 / 5

Ivy League school: University of Penn is worth a visit!!! SOO Cool!

Ss H., from 15-Jul-2019
"Thank you Philly!"
Score 5.0 / 5

We got to visit the Independence Center and got to compare the cheese-steaks. In my opinion, Geno's was better that Pat's.For seniors (65 or older), public transportation is free after you sign up for a Senior SEPTA Key card, and it's good all day.However, you need to apply in advance or go down to SEPTA HQ.

Lincoln C., from 11-May-2019
"The Reading Terminal Market is the best!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The "Please Touch" museum is great for the kids,the entire historic district is outstanding. Proximity of hotel to local eateries is very good.

Richard D., from 10-Dec-2018
"The city of Philadelphia is a wonderful place to visit with many historical sites"
Score 5.0 / 5

Including one of a kind eateries, shopping venues and theaters.

Christine H., from 03-Nov-2018
"Incredible city"
Score 4.0 / 5

Diverse, rich with history and easily walk able!

Sarah B., from 09-Sep-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

There is tons of stuff to do across a broad range of interests--art, amusement parks, attractions, movies out doors.

Bernadette D., from 26-Jun-2018
"Good Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The city is very lively. Lots of things to do.

Lopa S., from 14-May-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Cheese steaks in that area were delicious. The shopping centers were great.

Robert L., from 30-Apr-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

It was easy to get around and see the sights in that area.

Laura S., from 23-Apr-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great food!

Traci Lyn T., from 13-Feb-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Everything was amazing!!

Chris C., from 12-Jan-2018
"Pleasant Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Walk-able, great restaurants and bars nearby.

Katherine P., from 06-Dec-2017
Score 5.0 / 5

I loved our stay here very accommodating.

Reina S., from 06-Sep-2017
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Excellent & beautiful City.

Reina S., from 03-Sep-2017
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Wedding was at the College of Physicians. Wonderful. Rehearsal dinner was at Davio's. Wonderful. Guests visited the Rodin Museum, Independence Mall, The Liberty Bell. Guests had a wonderful experience, too.

Kathy G., from 07-Aug-2017
"Great for Students "
Score 4.0 / 5

Great city with good History. The students loved it.

Lucy M., from 30-May-2017
"Nice & Busy"
Score 4.0 / 5

I enjoyed visiting the colleges & universities, also the observation deck, the liberty escape room and Jurassic World. The travel was a hassle because of construction and preparations for the NFL Draft.

Awanda J., from 24-Apr-2017
"Interesting City "
Score 4.0 / 5

Colleges and Franklin Institute

Connie M., from 12-Apr-2017
"Great Location!"
Score 5.0 / 5

This hotel is located right outside (walking distance) of Independence Park and Liberty Bell. Also walking distance to Old City. Great bars and restaurants all right in the area!

Lora B., from 13-Mar-2017
"Great to Explore"
Score 4.0 / 5

The National Shrine of St. John Neumann is a must see.

Fr. Ron S., from 13-Oct-2016
"Great City "
Score 5.0 / 5

Beautiful catholic shrines, great food, exciting city.

Stephen L., from 16-Sep-2016
"Special City "
Score 4.0 / 5

In Philly for wedding.

Tina T., from 08-Aug-2016
"Perfect Location"
Score 4.0 / 5

The art museum is perfect for wedding photos

Lauren Z., from 18-Jul-2016
Score 5.0 / 5

My daughter lives there and the city is an incredible melting pot of multicultural co-existence.

Jose O., from 20-Jun-2016
"Easy to Get Around the Area"
Score 5.0 / 5

The area I was in had good public transportation

Canute D. R., from 30-Apr-2016
"Must See"
Score 5.0 / 5

Other than the very narrow streets,Philadelphia is a very nice city. You must go to the Reading Market Terminal! More food vendors than you can imagine!

Beverly L., from 28-Mar-2016
"Ideal Spot"
Score 5.0 / 5

I came to the city because it was the location for a business meeting I attended. Great access to other venues from my hotel.

Emanuel M., from 14-Dec-2015
"A Definite Must!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Easy to get around without a car using all transit options. Besides seeing all historical places, go see Tiffany/Maxfield Parrish mural Dream Garden at Curtis Center or the Magic Garden on South Street!

Sandra F., from 03-Oct-2015
"A Must See City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Philadelphia has so much to offer families! Children will love Sesame Place, Philadelphia Zoo, Crayola Experience, and the Please Touch Museum. The list goes on and on!

Ronee B., from 01-Sep-2015
"Diverse Place"
Score 4.0 / 5

Philadelphia has many diverse neighborhoods like the historic Old City, the Center City District, and the Gayborhood nightlife scene.

Lauren E., from 30-Aug-2015
"For All Ages"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great museums and kid activities to choose from.

Joe A., from 20-Aug-2015
"Loved Main Street Section"
Score 5.0 / 5

Ease of access to so many different options for dining and entertainment.

Mark S., from 26-Jul-2015
"Meetings in Philadelphia"
Score 5.0 / 5

Philadelphia is the “City of Brotherly Love.” This diverse city has something for everyone it is full of history, culture and specialized neighborhoods. It is the home to the Liberty Bell, National Constitution center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation host the extensive collection of Cezanne, Renoir and many more, a large mural collection painted throughout the city or attend a sporting event with the Philadelphia Phillies (Baseball) or Philadelphia Eagles (American football). You are within walking distance or hop on convenient public transportation to 100's of restaurants ranging from small boutique like with Philadelphia's own Chefs to Celebrity chefs like Jose Garces and Georges Perrier. Host your event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a 1M square foot facility. It is perfect for either a small 10 person meeting to large Conventions like the Papal visit or Democratic National Convention. Peak season includes April June and September November where prices are higher and availability limited. The best rates can be found January March and July August with flexibility. The best days to arrive are Sundays and Thursdays for two three nights to receive the excellent deals for your meeting!

Shanna M., from 29-Jun-2015
"Sports Function"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Citizens Bank Park for a Phillies vs. Nationals game which our students and the chaperones all enjoyed!

Alba G., from 11-Apr-2015
"Great City to Visit"
Score 4.0 / 5

People are friendly. Great historic places to visit. The Philly art museum was great so much to see there.

Dustin A., from 23-Dec-2014
"Stay Awhile and Explore"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Constitution Center and the Reading Terminal Market are both worth a visit.

Philip B., from 19-Oct-2014
"Great sightseeing tours"
Score 4.0 / 5

Took the Big Bus Tour. Wish we had been there 2 days to get the full benefit. Love the statue and Liberty Bell.

Lewis M., from 25-Jul-2014
"Philadelphia is a very historic city."
Score 5.0 / 5

The historic area of the city was a lot of fun. You will need a few days to take in all the historic sites.

Matthew G., from 07-Jul-2014
"Transport and Eats"
Score 4.0 / 5

Excellent public transportation, great food!

Jillian W., from 22-Jun-2014
"Fine Sandwiches and Girls on Skates"
Score 4.0 / 5

Cheesesteaks and the Philly Roller Girls.

Janessa K., from 02-Jun-2014
"Rittenhouse Square"
Score 5.0 / 5

The historic sites and people watching in Rittenhouse Square.

Rolf D., from 19-May-2014
"The Franklin Fountain Ice Cream Saloon"
Score 5.0 / 5

We found an old ice cream place at 116 Market St. just off Front Street. The best shakes we ever had.

Tom S., from 11-May-2014
"Clean and Beautiful"
Score 4.0 / 5

The cleanliness of the city in general. An excellent variety of restaurants. Many sightseeing places of interest. The beautiful sports complex in S. Philadelphia. The convenient Septa transportation system.

Paul F., from 16-Apr-2014
"Clean and Accommodating"
Score 5.0 / 5

Streets were well lit, easy to read maps, quite clean for a city and everyone was so accommodating.

John D., from 14-Apr-2014
"Old World Meets New World"
Score 5.0 / 5

Beautiful city! Kind of European, with all the historic buildings and sites! And so American, for the great past of liberty and democratic progresses!

Friederike R., from 13-Apr-2014
"Lots of sightseeing and museums."
Score 5.0 / 5

Everything, the museums, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Senate and Congress buildings and especially the Barnes Museum, the market place and great restaurants.

Marie C., from 07-Apr-2014
"Infinity Live"
Score 4.0 / 5

Infinity Live was an awesome place to visit. Several bars all in one location with a different atmosphere in each.

Suzanne N., from 31-Mar-2014
Score 5.0 / 5

Great, I liked my time in the city.

Frank T., from 02-Nov-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Philadelphia, PA shown above is 4.4 out of 5 based on 66 reviews
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