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Hotels Near Downtown Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penns Landing - Philadelphia
+1-888-389-4121
100 North Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106 ~0.18 miles north of Downtown Philadelphia
~3 minute walk
  • 3 star Riverfront hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Service staff were very knowledgeable and helpful
  • Most guests thought the tv was sub-standard
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel - Philadelphia
+1-888-675-2083
235 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-2813 ~0.28 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~4 minute walk
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 03:00
From$127
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Philadelphia Marriott Old City
+1-800-716-8490
1 Dock St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 ~0.30 miles southwest of Downtown Philadelphia
~5 minute walk
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • 364 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • For 91%, the rooms looked old
  • Management should be more attentive
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
+1-800-805-5223
201 South Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106 ~0.31 miles south of Downtown Philadelphia
~5 minute walk
  • Expensive Riverfront property
  • 350 rooms in hotel
From$100
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Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District in Philadelphia
+1-888-965-1860
400 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 ~0.38 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~6 minute walk
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Staff was helpful and attentive
  • Free Wifi
From$109
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Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
+1-888-788-5576
401 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 ~0.38 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~6 minute walk
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 150 rooms in hotel
  • Housekeeping was great, according to 100%
  • Restaurant could offer better service
From$199
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Monaco Philadelphia - Philadelphia
+1-888-897-9207
433 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 ~0.44 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~7 minute walk
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 11 floors in hotel
From$169
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Hilton Garden Inn Camden Waterfront
+1-888-311-4278
1 Penn St., Camden, NJ 08102 ~0.69 miles east of Downtown Philadelphia
~12 minute walk
  • 3-star hotel
The Franklin Residences
+1-888-469-4795
834 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 ~0.77 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~13 minute walk
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 17 floors in property
Roost East Market
+1-888-734-9421
1199 Ludlow St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 ~0.86 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~15 minute walk
  • Cheap property
  • Check-in time: 16:00
Sleep Inn Center City in Philadelphia
+1-888-841-5292
1020 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 ~0.94 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~16 minute walk
  • 2-star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm
From$109
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Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City in Philadelphia
+1-888-455-5160
1180 Ludlow St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 ~1.02 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~18 minute walk
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • 236 rooms in hotel
Loews Philadelphia Hotel : 1200 Market St.
+1-888-965-8297
1200 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 ~1.06 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~19 minute walk
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 581 rooms in hotel
  • Close to business sites
  • Nice sauna
From$119
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Convention Cen - Philadelphia
+1-888-906-6358
1200 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 ~1.06 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~19 minute walk
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
  • Great location
From$139
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Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center : 1201 Race St.
+1-888-749-6785
1201 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 ~1.08 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~19 minute walk
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Gym is available on property
Rodeway Inn - Philadelphia
+1-888-878-9982
1208 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 ~1.09 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~19 minute walk
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • Hotel has 7 floors
  • Good boutique hotel
  • Most guests thought it was a great value
From$109
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Lyric at 1213 Walnut in Philadelphia
+1-888-389-4485
1213 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 ~1.09 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~19 minute walk
  • 3 star property
  • Check-in: 15:00
Alexander Inn - Philadelphia
+1-888-389-4121
301 South 12th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 ~1.11 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~20 minute walk
  • Midscale property
  • Hotel has 48 rooms
The Independent
+1-888-675-2083
1234 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 ~1.13 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~20 minute walk
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Every guests reviewed enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
  • Clean property
From$179
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Days Inn by Wyndham Philadelphia Convention Center : 1227 Race St.
+1-800-716-8490
1227 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 ~1.13 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia
~20 minute walk
  • Inexpensive Convention Center hotel
  • Free breakfast
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1. Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penns LandingThe Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penns Landing is an attractive 3 star hotel located about 0.2 miles north of Downtown Philadelphia and about a 3 min. hike by foot. Recent guests gave this hotel an aggregate guest review score of 4 out of 5.Get the latest price
2. Best Western Plus Independence Park HotelThe Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel is a pleasing 3-Star hotel located ~0.3 mi. west of Downtown Philadelphia and roughly a 5 minute walk. With a average guest review rating of 4.5/5, this makes it one of the ideal accommodations nearby Downtown Philadelphia.Get the latest price
3. Philadelphia Marriott Old CityThe Philadelphia Marriott Old City is a leading 4 star hotel located approx. 0.3 miles southwest of Downtown Philadelphia and about a 5 min. stroll by foot. Recent guests gave this hotel a verified guest score of 3.5 out of 5.Get the latest price
4. Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's LandingThe Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing is a 4 star hotel located about 0.3 miles south of Downtown Philadelphia and approximately a 5 min. walk. With a aggregate guest review score of 4 out of 5, this makes it one of the most outstanding hotels near Downtown Philadelphia.Get the latest price
5. Wyndham Philadelphia Historic DistrictThe Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District is a leading 3 star hotel located approx. 0.4 miles west of Downtown Philadelphia and about a 7 min. stroll by foot. Recent guests gave this hotel a verified guest score of 4 out of 5.Get the latest price

5 Best Hotels near Downtown Philadelphia

The original city center of Philadelphia was carefully plotted and planned by the town's founder, William Penn. Inspired by the narrow streets of London, Penn designed Philadelphia with wider streets. After the original founding in the 1680s, the small town quickly grew to a population of over 2,000 people by 1700. Philadelphia soon became an important city in the region and continent and served as a place of trade. Supported by a strong economy, the city constructed new schools and cultural institutions.

Many crucial events during the American Revolution era occurred in Philadelphia. Representatives of the thirteen original American colonies met in Philadelphia to discuss rising tensions with the British. After the war broke out, the representatives met once again in Philadelphia. A year later, a series of meetings resulted in the creation of the Declaration of Independence. In 1777, British forces took command of Philadelphia and occupied the city for almost a year. After the occupation and the war, Philadelphia served as the temporary capital of the United States for ten years.

Shopping Options

Chestnut Street
Visitors to Philadelphia's Center City will definitely want to take in the shopping venues along Chestnut Street. The Shops at Liberty Place are a favorite destination for locals, and tourists will find a wonderful mix of boutiques, fashion accessory outlets, and European design shops. Express, Godiva Chocolates, and Nine West are just a few of the specialty stores located in this centrally located shopping area.

Walnut Street
Along Walnut Street, shoppers will find a wide variety of clothing stores, arts and crafts retailers, and salons. The popular Shops at the Bellevue is located inside the historic Bellevue Building at one end of the Avenue of the Arts. The building houses fashionable designer shops including Polo/Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller, and Williams-Sonoma. Several of the area's renowned restaurants are also found here. Visitors will love the fine entrees served up at The Palm, Bliss, and XIX restaurants.

Rittenhouse Row
The Rittenhouse Row district is full of art galleries, import clothiers, and French-style bistros. Shoppers will enjoy the many fine retail shops in close proximity to one another. The famous Knit Wit boutique is adjacent to such favorites as Tiffany, Urban Outfitters, and the local favorite, Burberry.

King of Prussia Mall
On the outskirts of town is the renowned King of Prussia Mall. Located near the Valley Forge National Historic Park, the mall is easily accessible by freeway from downtown Philadelphia. The mall boasts a total of seven major department stores. This shopping center is noted for its large number of European retailers, fashion outlets that have no other locations in the region, and superb restaurants. Betsey Johnson, Cole Haan, Lacoste, and Tourneau are just a few of the fine retailers found at this extravagant shopper's paradise.

Franklin Mills Mall
The Franklin Mills Mall is located approximately 15 miles from Center City and features the largest collection of outlet stores and discount retailers in Eastern Pennsylvania. More than 200 stores are located in the shopping center, which also constains a pair of food courts and a 14-screen movie theater complex. Visitors can travel to the mall via complimentary shuttle service operated by many of the downtown hotels. There is also shuttle service from Philadelphia International Airport and the Amtrak station.

Shopping Tour
Shopping tours are operated by several independent companies in the Philadelphia area. Kristel Closets offers both half- and full-day tours that include transportation, full lunch and/or dinner, and discount coupons good for use at many of the popular retailers in the city. Guests can save as much as 60 percent off retail prices when taking the scenic shopping tour operated by Kristel Closets.

Getting Around

To And From The Airport
Travelers arriving at Philadelphia International Airport will find reservation centers for all major rental car agencies on the lower level of each terminal. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority operates a regional rail line connecting the airport to the central business district. Taxis can be found at designated queues near the baggage claim areas.

Taking The Bus Or Light Rail
Philadelphia's Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) provides both bus and light rail service throughout the metro area. The rail system's Market-Frankford line runs from the western suburbs through downtown and northeasterly to the Frankford Transit Center. The Broad Street line runs north-south through downtown, and the trolley lines connect the central business district with several nearby neighborhoods.

The regional rail lines merge at several of the transit centers located within two miles of the downtown area. Passengers can purchase a one-time fare or an all-day pass. These passes are good for travel on the surface street buses, regional and high-speed light rail lines, and the trolley lines.

Most of the SEPTA bus lines operate through the downtown area and run directly to transit centers located in the outlying neighborhoods. Designated NiteOwl buses run 24 hours a day.

Independent Transit Lines
Visitors to Philadelphia may wish to use the services of the Big Bus line, featuring double-decker buses and including site-by-site narration by the onboard travel guide. The 90-minute tour covers most of the downtown area and regional landmarks, and more than 20 stops allow passengers the opportunity to begin and end their trip from almost anywhere in the city.

The Riverlink Ferry connects downtown with the Camden, NJ waterfront. Visitors will enjoy the 12-minute ride across the Delaware River and will get an impressive view of the Philadelphia skyline.

Downtown On Foot
Downtown Philadelphia is known as Center City, and public authorities have made walking tours of this area extremely easy to navigate. There are numerous signs at intersections pointing the way to historic landmarks. These signs are noted on the many walking tour brochures available at visitor information kiosks and hotel lobbies. Uniformed goodwill ambassadors walk the streets of Center City, ready to assist visitors with tips and information on getting to the most popular tourist attractions and historic landmarks.

Taxis In Center City
Taxis can be hailed on most downtown streets, and most of the licensed operators form queues outside the larger hotels. With few exceptions, taxi fares are based on mileage. A number of rental car agencies have offices in Center City as well.

Attractions

Independence Hall
An absolute must see in Philadelphia is Independence Hall. A World Heritage Site, Independence Hall is a historically important building where the signings of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution took place. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the building to learn about America's birth and walk along the same spots where the founding fathers once walked. Period furniture pieces can be viewed such as the Rising Sun Chair, which George Washington used while he officiated over the Constitutional Convention.

Liberty Bell Center
Originally situated in the Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell can now be viewed across the street, enclosed in its own glass display at the Liberty Bell Center. As a popular Philadelphia attraction, visitors should be prepared to stand in line to see this American icon, but the wait is well worth it. While waiting in line, visitors have the opportunity to learn the interesting history of the Liberty Bell and its famous crack.

Christ Church
A 300 year old church still used for worship services, Christ Church is one of Philadelphia's most visited attractions. Built in the early 1700s, the church presents a beautiful example of Georgian architecture. More importantly, the church served as a home congregation to famous Americans, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross. Visitors can tour the church building and cemetery as well as attend worship services. Visitors are even allowed to sit in the wooden pew where several of America's founding fathers once sat during worship services. Additionally, the church houses several artifacts such as antique silver pieces, paintings, old letters and rare books.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
One of the country's largest art museums, the Philadelphia Museum of Art houses more than 200,000 objects within 200 different galleries that chronicle the last 2,000 years. In the Asian collection, visitors can see the likes of Chinese ceramics, Turkish carpets, a Japanese teahouse and an Indian temple hall from the 16th century. The European collection highlights paintings by famous masters such as Picasso, Monet and Van Gogh as well as weapons, sculptures and more. Visitors can see the likes of early American arts, furniture, silver and ceramics in the American gallery.

Franklin Institute
Established in 1824, the Franklin Institute is one of the nation's most popular science museums. The Institute offers numerous hands-on exhibits and activities for adults and children alike to learn about various science aspects from ancient medicine to space. The museum also offers a planetarium and an IMAX theater.

After the Civil War, Philadelphia continued to prosper and thrive

The War of 1812 led to a downturn in Philadelphia's economy. Traders began to import their goods into other ports, forcing Philadelphia's economy to change. New factories began to create a vast array of goods, including paper and shoes. Philadelphia's mining industry also helped to stabilize the city's economy. When the American Civil War began, Philadelphia produced and provided just about any good the Union army required.

After the Civil War, Philadelphia continued to prosper and thrive. The city attracted a number of immigrants from all around the world. Philadelphia was hit extremely hard by the Great Depression. Many of the city's banks failed and closed. A large number of Philadelphia's residents enlisted in World War II, leading to worker shortages in the city. The women of Philadelphia helped the city's economy by taking the vacant jobs.

In the 1990s, Philadelphia went through a period of reform and revitalization. The city also started a marketing campaign to attract tourists. Today, Philadelphia is a prosperous city in many fields, including tourism, business and technology.

FAQs about hotels near Downtown Philadelphia

What are the most favored hotels near Downtown Philadelphia?

Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel, Monaco Philadelphia and Loews Philadelphia Hotel are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most high-end hotels near Downtown Philadelphia?

Philadelphia Marriott Old City, Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing and Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel are the top 3 luxury hotels near Downtown Philadelphia.

What hotels are closest to the area of Downtown Philadelphia?

Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penns Landing, Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel, and Philadelphia Marriott Old City are the properties closest to Downtown Philadelphia.

How much does a cheap hotel near Downtown Philadelphia cost per night?

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

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

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

How much does a higher-end hotel near Downtown Philadelphia cost?

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

What are the most popular independent hotels near Downtown Philadelphia?

Monaco Philadelphia, The Independent and The Franklin Residences are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels near Downtown Philadelphia?

Philadelphia Marriott Old City and Fairfield Inn & Suites are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels near Downtown Philadelphia?

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

What are the best Best Western hotels near Downtown Philadelphia?

Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel and Best Western Plus Philadelphia Convention Center Hotel are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels near Downtown Philadelphia?

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

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