$164 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 19, 2014 Check-out: Oct 20, 2014

Morris House Hotel

3 stars
225 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
21 reviews
Bargain stay in Central Philadelphia

No only a charming historic building but this hotel has all I need for a business stay: clean,... See full review

  • Dad and teen daughter
  • Dec 5, 2013
Historical Getaway!

My husband needed to get away from the stresses of his work so I planned a surprise overnight... See full review

  • NoBetterWife
  • Apr 3, 2013
Historic Philadelphia hotel with dining
The Morris House Hotel offers a sophisticated small hotel experience within an 18th century setting, making it a unique Philadelphian venue. Continental breakfast is available each morning and tea each afternoon, while dinner is served at the  M Restaurant, which features a garden patio and delicious French-style cuisine. The Morris House Hotel’s concierge service is on hand to cater for any need, big or small. 
3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Beautiful building, originally constructed in 1787
  • Private garden with a patio for outside dining
  • Daily continental breakfast, with afternoon tea featuring fresh cookies
Morris House Hotel Rooms
This hotel has a very pleasant ambiance and guests are made to feel very welcome. All the rooms are distinctly decorated, which helps enhance the whole experience of staying here. Antique-style furniture is found in the rooms, along with historical artwork, colorful upholstery and marble bathroom tiles. Most rooms also feature hardwood flooring, and there are views of the garden or across the city from the guest rooms. Luxury rooms and a luxury suite are available. Amenities at the Morris House Hotel include Jacuzzi tubs with separate showers, free wireless Internet, cable TV, hair-dryer, heating and air-conditioning. Enjoy a luxurious turndown service including Godiva chocolates, and fresh flowers on arrival.
Things To Do:
  • Walnut Street Theater (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Lights of Liberty (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Independence Visitor Center (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Independence Hall (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Ride the Ducks (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • American Philosophical Society Museum (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • The Liberty Bell (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Carpenter's Hall (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • National Constitution Center (0.5 mi/0.8 km)

Hotel Map

39.9474 -75.1544
Area served
Philadelphia.
Nearby airports
Philadelphia International Airport.
Area description
The Morris House, built in 1787, is located in the historic district of Philadelphia known as Society Hill, just two blocks from some of nation's most important landmarks such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The Convention Centre is just a 10 - minute walk.

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Morris House Hotel Rooms

Large Suite
A spacious extended suite with a separate living room and bedroom. This cozy suite is modernly designed with hardwood floors in the living room area. Bedroom area offers queen size bed, bedside tables, large closet and a plasma TV. The bedroom door opens to the living room connecting to the kitchen and dining area. Living room is garlanded with a comfortable couch, cocktail table and guest chairs. Large bathroom is connected to the bedroom and separated by door. This gorgeous, marble bathroom has a Jacuzzi bathtub and a separate shower.
Luxury Room
The room offers 1 Queen size bed with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV,Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron/Ironing board, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Room service, Telephone.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Independence Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.4 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.4 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.5 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.5 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 0.6 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.6 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.9 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 1 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 1.1 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.4 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.4 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.5 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.5 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 0.6 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.6 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.9 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 1 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 1.1 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 1.2 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 1.2 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 1.3 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1.7 mi
  • The Palestra: 1.9 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1.9 mi
  • Penn Museum: 2 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 2 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 2.3 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 2.9 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.3 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.3 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.4 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 3.6 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 4.1 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10.6 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,457.6 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,715.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (21)

Ratings and reviews for Morris House Hotel

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.5

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pennsylvania newbie
Walnut Creek, California
May 11, 2013

Philly First-Timer

I really liked everything about the hotel except for the shower. Very small and water temp control was impossible. The location cannot be beat if you want to tour the historic museums and find great restaurants nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Amada!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kpbpsw
Business
San Diego, CA, USA
Jan 11, 2012

Great location and good cross between hotel and B&B

Historic well maintained hotel right close to old city. Very unique rooms a great staff. Overall great experience only negatives were parking across the street is expensive even with hotel discount and there is no hotel bar. Plan on staying there next time I am in Phila!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pennsylvania
Dec 3, 2011

Great place to stay

Thanks to the staff for a wonderful visit. This little gem was a delightful surprise and we enjoyed our stay. the room was spacious, clean, and quiet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Ristorante La Buca, 711 Locust Street

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shepjk
South Jersey
Jul 10, 2011

Very Nice

Everything was good. The hotel is a very old house that's been converted to B&B. My wife and I had a very good time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
wenonah nj
Jan 30, 2011

wifes birthday

Warm welcoming bed and breakfast in a great area, easy walk to sights, restuarants and clubs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the walk down chestnut street to old city

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bcwc
Nj
Aug 22, 2012

Old school

If you want a place that isn't a chain this is a great hotel. Neat old rooms with classic door. Feels more like a b&b than a hotel. Would recommend this place to friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Queen Snake
Eureka Springs, AR
Mar 19, 2014

I love this place

I wanted to be in a historic hotel in the historic district; wow, I hit a home run. I liked the place, the staff and the restaurant. Only complaint - restaurant and bar closed on Monday night. Good breakfast, very strong coffee (l like this). Price seemed fair to me. thank you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Walk to see the Barns Collection and see lots of Philadelphia - go past LOVE at JFK plaza and enjoy the the beautiful buildings.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Diego
Aug 5, 2011

Picky in Philly

On business trip to Philadelphia with 2 nights to spend. Had the choice of staying at the usual Hilton or Hyatt but decided to venture out of the generic franchised properties this time. And Morris House did not disappoint. MH is a much welcome breath of fresh air recommended for any traveller wishing for something unique. Step into the reception and the friendly and polite host invites you in with a complementary mini historical tour of the house (recommended). The historic building has the biggest courtyard for a private residence in Philadelphia and the dining room is said to be where the founding fathers gathered to draft the first copies of the Constitution. You may also bring a book from the library to your room if you want. Upto room no. 202, a big well-appointed room with the usual amenities you would expect with the added bonus of the original 200-yr-old hardwood floors. A small refrigerator and mini safe is not present from this b&b room but is not missed either. Bathroom is equipped with shower only but is adequate and very clean. Keep in mind this is a historical property so baths are available in their bigger suites. Ambience of the property flows into the room and you get a very cosy feeling to the whole experience at MH. The courtyard is also home to the M restaurant, a hip fine dining spot in a boutique setting. Location of MH is awesome, practically in downtown Philly, on 8th Street, steps away from shopping and dining. Historical area is 10 minutes walk away. Overall impression: excellent property, excellent staff, and great location! Highly recommend for romantic getaway, family and any business travelers who want something with character. And MH sure has plenty of that! Negative: light rumbling from the subway can be felt and street parking can be a challenge for newcomers. Parking lot across the street is the easy solution but you will get whacked for the service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Smack in the middle of it all, location is great for shopping, dining, and historical tours. Unique property offers great experience.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Barbie in NYC
New York
Dec 26, 2013

beautiful place to say in Philly

This place was all about our Philly trip. We were 2 girl to stay one night in Phiily for the first time and fully enjoyed the hotel. the place was great and huge and clean, Peoples are too much nice! haha one thing to let you know, by booking on their own web site, you can get better option to choose. I will definitely recommend anyone around me who will visit and stay in downtown Philly. Also, if you stay with them, can get afternoon tea tiem with their sown baked cookies at lobbi dining room. Breakfast was also quite ok!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago,IL
Jul 11, 2010

Lovely 18th Century Hotel

We stayed at the Morris House two nights. We found the staff very helpful. Our room was small but well appointed with a nice queen bed, writing desk, bureau, 2 chairs, two night stands, free wifi and a flat screen TV. We enjoyed the peace and quiet. The common areas downstairs on the first level were very charming and old world. Continental breakfast was included - juice, coffee, tea, water, croissants, muffins, pastries, apples and cereal. There was a very lovely outdoor area but it was too hot (103) for us to enjoy. We did eat lunch at M which is the restaurant attached to the hotel. It was good. The hotel is well situated to visit the historic areas - Independence Hall, Liberty Bell,Betsey Ross home, Elfreth Alley, City Tavern. We enjoyed them and the Constitution Institute. All close by. Reading Terminal was about a 15 minute walk. It was fun to see. In addition, there were plenty of restaurants close by. We ate at Jones and Ristorante La Buca, both good. It would have been nice to have a small refrigerator in the room but it really would have been out of character for the charm of the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Two restaurants, close by, mentioned above. Both very good. Jones is located near other restaurants too.

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