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The City of Brotherly Love, history and cheesesteak

Nicknamed the "City of Brotherly Love", Philadelphia is overflowing with American history. Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, it's the largest city in the state. It's also home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the American Constitution and Declaration of Independence were adopted. Philly's large metropolitan environment provides a melting pot of cultural diversity. Where else can you admire original American architecture while chowing down on an authentic cheesesteak?

Things to do

Historical attractions

The entire city is one big history lesson. Independence Mall is a three-block section filled with attractions centered around the Liberty Bell. As you stroll through Society Hill, you'll be transported back in time to when streets were constructed from cobblestones. Most historical sites are grouped together in easy-to-navigate streets. In a short while, you'll be visiting Betsy Ross' house, Independence Hall and much more.

Outdoor attractions

This city has more murals and outdoor art than any other place in America. Fairmount Park is the largest urban park in the world. It's a great place to take a walk or have a picnic with the family. It's also home to the Philadelphia Zoo, which includes 42 acres of Victorian gardens and over 1,300 animals.

Boathouse Row is another wonderful place to walk, bike or picnic while enjoying a regatta. It's located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, close to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It includes 15 boathouses that host numerous regattas throughout the year.


Philadelphia is one of only 12 American cities represented by the four major US sports. Football fans have the Eagles, hockey lovers root for the Flyers, baseball fans embrace the Phillies and basketball enthusiasts follow the 76ers.


In Center City, Rittenhouse Square should not be missed. It's filled with high-end boutiques, famous retailers and lively cafes. The Shops at Liberty Place also provide unique gift opportunities. Arguably the best part of shopping in the city is the lack of sales tax on clothing items.

For a more traditional mall atmosphere, visit the King of Prussia Mall. It's a true shopper's paradise, and considered by many to be the top shopping destination on the East Coast, with over 400 stores.


Philadelphia is most famous for its cheesesteak, a long sandwich roll filled with beef, melted cheese and onions. Don't pass up Pat's King of Steaks on Ninth Street. This is the original home of the cheesesteak. For a more elegant take on this Philly staple, head to Barclay Prime, a steakhouse that offers a $100 cheesesteak. Different city neighborhoods offer a wide selection of fast food or fine dining options.


This city offers great entertainment for people of all ages. There are various museums and performing arts centers around the city. During the summer months, Penn's Landing is the site for outdoor events. It's situated on the waterfront area of Center City, and outdoor concerts are always a treat.

Where to stay

Most Philadelphia hotels are scattered throughout the city and near to many attractions. One of the newest hotels in the historic area is the Hotel Monaco. This boutique hotel offers rates usually between $200 and $300 a night. Less expensive Philadelphia hotels are located around the airport (PHL). For example, Marriott and Holiday Inn are two chains with affordable accommodations, but at a distance from most attractions. However, they're a convenient option if you're in the city on business or for a sporting event.

Special events

There are numerous seasonal and annual events in Philadelphia. One of the most popular is the Flower Show, held each March. It's a fabulous blend of art and horticulture. Independence Day involves wonderful celebrations filled with fireworks, and Christmas is big in town too. To get into the holiday spirit, visit Macy's Christmas Light Show or the Electrical Spectacle at Franklin Square.

The best time to visit

The best time to explore the city is March through May. The weather is warmer and hotel rates are moderately priced. The cheapest rates are found in autumn and winter when temperatures are in the 30s and 40s. Despite the warm and humid weather, summer is quite popular and busy as crowds flock to the popular attractions.

Recently booked Philadelphia hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Center City
Convention Center - Chinatown
2 hours ago 3 stars $159
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
Convention Center - Chinatown
5 hours ago 3 stars $109
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel 5 hours ago 3 stars $118
The Windsor Suites
Center City West
5 hours ago 3 stars $107
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Airport 6 hours ago 3 stars $92
Four Seasons Philadelphia
Center City West
7 hours ago 5 stars $249
Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel
Center City West
8 hours ago 4 stars $125
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
Old City
8 hours ago 4 stars $116
Holiday Inn PHILADELPHIA-STADIUM 12 hours ago 3 stars $109
Sofitel Philadelphia
Center City West
12 hours ago 4 stars $120

Recently Rated Philadelphia Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport
3.7 / 5
152 reviews
3 stars $110
Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia
Convention Center - Chinatown
4.0 / 5
181 reviews
3 stars $89
Convention Center - Chinatown
4.0 / 5
67 reviews
3 stars $115
Club Quarters in Philadelphia
Center City West
4.0 / 5
641 reviews
3 stars $89
Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia
Center City West
3.6 / 5
126 reviews
4 stars $151
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
Convention Center - Chinatown
4.2 / 5
137 reviews
3 stars $169
Rodeway Inn Center City
Convention Center - Chinatown
3.1 / 5
77 reviews
1 star $89
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport
2.8 / 5
149 reviews
2 stars $74
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Center City West
3.9 / 5
249 reviews
3 stars $119
Sofitel Philadelphia
Center City West
4.4 / 5
194 reviews
4 stars $120

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From $89

1 Club Quarters in Philadelphia

3 stars
4.0 / 5 641 reviews

1628 Chestnut Street Map

Looking for a little extra flexibility for your Philly stay? Club Quarters Hotel Philadelphia lets you dine how you want, when you want, with kitchenettes and dining areas available in-room for... More

A 3-day weekend
The location of the hotel was excellent. There were many great restaurants and stores nearby. We walked to everything very easily. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I liked the...
Oct 20, 2014
From $151

2 Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

4 stars
3.6 / 5 126 reviews

1800 Market Street Map

The Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia makes the most of its Center City location, with a rooftop pool looking out over the skyline. In-room video games, movies and extra considerations like quiet-zone... More

Perfect location
We stayed for my boyfriends birthday. We had reservations at Fogo de Chao and went to Helium Comdey club after. We could walk everywhere from the hotel, it was perfect! The room was a nice size,...
Oct 20, 2014
From $111

3 Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing

4 stars
4.0 / 5 117 reviews

201 South Columbus Blvd Map

Rate includes breakfast for 2

Delaware River views around every corner at Penn's Landing hotel The 22-story Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing is situated between the Delaware River and Interstate 95 in the Penn's... More

Beautiful room and view on Philadelphia's harbor
Beautifully furnished corner room overlooking the river and the Benjamin Franklin bridge, nice fitness center and pool and good food from room service, close to Old Town shops and restaurants,...
Oct 2, 2014
From $107

4 The Windsor Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 235 reviews

1700 Ben Franklin Parkway Map

Includes Breakfast for Two Daily!

Style your Philly vacation your way with the apart-hotel at The Windsor Suites Hotel Philadelphia. Continental-style terraces greet you outside, and once you've checked into your own city-facing... More

Great Stay
The staff was very friendly and extremely accommodating--upon check in our room was upgraded. The breakfast down stairs at the restaurant was great--they had three types of eggs Benedict and as...
Oct 16, 2014
From $143

5 Loews Philadelphia Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 180 reviews

1200 Market St Map

Special Offer - Rates from $139 USD

Housed in the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building, the Loews Hotel Philadelphia wins big on its minimalist slate-grey style, with touches like the house spirits aging in oak barrels behind... More

Not bad but not special
I was in town for a conference with little down time so I was looking forward to being pampered by my hotel room. The booking site promised a luxury room, spectacular views, king sige bed. I got a...
Oct 12, 2014
From $135

6 Embassy Suites Philadelphia - Center City

4 stars
3.9 / 5 73 reviews

1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Map

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

A suite-hotel set in the middle of the action, the Embassy Suites Hotel Philadelphia combines apartment-style flexibility with free extras like breakfast and drinks at the evening Manager's... More

Awesome Quick Getaway
Needed to get out of NYC for a minute so brought myself and the lady to Philly. Booked hotel night before. So happy I picked Embassy Suites. Gentleman at front desk told us about Manager's...
Oct 16, 2014
From $116

7 Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

4 stars
3.6 / 5 144 reviews

400 Arch Street Map

Save 10% on your stay

The Wyndham Hotel Philadelphia creates a stark contrast against its Historic District setting, cutting a sleek urban figure within the old world charm of its surroundings. The hotel was given a... More

Good location
Hotel is well situated to downtown. Room was clean and bed very comfortable. Service was not great - I was not able to get a printout of my bill at checkout due to poor communication between front...
Sep 11, 2014
From $125

8 Monaco Philadelphia a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 40 reviews

433 Chestnut Street Map

Save 10% on your stay

Across the street from Philadelphias iconic Liberty Bell is the Hotel Monaco. Built in 1906 the historic Lafayette building has been renovated and refurbished in the prestigious Old City section of... More

Love Kimptons, this is one of the best
Great location next to Constitution Hall, Liberty bell. Quirky decor, wonderful staff, spacious very clean room, valet parking. Free wine at happy hour. Fair price for location, but no bargin.
Oct 6, 2014
From $127

9 The Westin Philadelphia

4 stars
4.3 / 5 44 reviews

99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place Map

Save 20% on your stay

The Westin Hotel Philadelphia is decked out in cool tones of grey and white to keep in with the Westin group's elegant image, though the warmth of open fires and cushy sofas await guests in the... More

The Worstin!
They should change their name to "The Worstin Philadelphia!" This is the first time I've been compelled to write a travel review. I've stayed in many hotels in the US, Mexico, and Europe. Little...
Aug 20, 2014
From $125

10 Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 82 reviews

117 S 17th Street Map

Save 10% on your stay

Built in the 1920s, Kimpton Palomar Hotel Philadelphia is a boutique hotel overflowing with quirky touches. The building is strikingly Art Deco, inside and out, with multicolored busts lining the... More

Something special
I'm now a Kimpton regular. I love these hotels. They are just more fun, eclectic and funky. Even though I don't travel with my dog, I love dog friendly hotels like Kimptons. It takes away the...
Sep 24, 2014
From $120

11 Sofitel Philadelphia

4 stars
4.4 / 5 194 reviews

120 South 17Th Street Map

Save 30% on your stay

A hybrid of American and French design, the Sofitel Hotel Philadelphia is full of unique touches, from the Shaker quilt-inspired patterns in the stone lobby to the Art Deco lines of the suites... More

One night getaway
The Sofitel exceeded our expectations for a small hotel it was elegant with well appointed décor, our room was spacious and clean,in the perfect city location for our stay and the staff were very...
Oct 17, 2014
From $127

12 Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia

4 stars
4.1 / 5 50 reviews

220 South 17th Street Map

Save 20% on your stay

A National Register building, the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia has a look that blends classic style with hip French designs, light colors, and facades that set it apart from the loud... More

Great location, needs some attention to detail
For the price, the little things should be taken care of. First room had a bed that was so noisy it would be impossible to sleep. Got moved to another room, that room was odd to say the least. The...
Oct 14, 2014
From $169

13 Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

3 stars
4.2 / 5 137 reviews

21 Map

Rate includes breakfast

Marriott's Courtyard Downtown Hotel Philadelphia prides itself on a fusion of historic elegance and modern comfort. Beautifully restored from the 1920s-era original building, guests experience... More

One night stay
Great was to spend the night in Philly. The hotel was clean, the staff was responsive. The food was not very good at all. You are better off buying food outside the hotel. There is plenty to do...
Oct 20, 2014
From $118

14 Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center

3 stars
3.8 / 5 99 reviews

1301 Race Street Corner of 13th St. Map

Includes Children's Museum Tickets & Free Parking

Budget hotel steps from Convention Center with pool and free breakfast Offering guests convenience at an affordable price, the Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center is located... More

Fabulous stay, clean and comfortable
Fabulous stay, clean and comfortable. Great staff, friendly and helpful.
Sep 8, 2014
From $159

15 Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Center City

3 stars
4.1 / 5 66 reviews

1 Map

Save 15% on your stay

All-Suites hotel in Center City with great location, generous amenitiesA quick walk to the convention center, Reading Terminal Market and the cultural district, The Residence Inn by Marriott... More

great stay for a conference at convention Center
Nice room, older building Comfortable Awesome breakfast and evening snack Great location for downtown area
Oct 13, 2014
From $89

16 Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia

3 stars
4.0 / 5 181 reviews

237 South Broad Street Map

Includes breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children

Symphony of Cultural District comfort with pool and fitness centerThe Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia boasts a top location in the heart of the city's Cultural District on the Avenue of the Arts.... More

Not What's expected for the money
I did not have a Good experience. The booking process was a hassle. The staff is very unprofessional, in a bad mood, the hotel smells old and the rooms aren't clean as try Hey should. I won't visit...
Oct 21, 2014
From $126

17 Omni Hotel At Independence Park

4 stars
4.3 / 5 147 reviews

401 Chestnut Street Map

Save 10% on your stay

 The Omni Group's flagship downtown Philly branch, the Omni Hotel Independence Park Hotel Philadelphia reflects its Society Hill location along with rich history in its plush, old-European... More

beautiful room, great location
Perfect room, perfect location, great service. The gym is small. We had a beautiful stay
Aug 17, 2014
From $159

18 Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 206 reviews

1201 Map

Rate includes breakfast

Experience the famous birthplace of freedom, without wasting time in traffic, at the centrally located Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. With its skybridge to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 72... More

brief stay
Overall experience very good. Parking can be a bit difficult when lots are full This is my go to hotel when in Philadelphia.
Oct 7, 2014
From $119

19 Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 249 reviews

201 North 17th Street Map

Save 25% on your stay

Functioning even more smoothly as a business hotel since its 2013 renovations, the Sheraton Hotel Philadelphia now features a handy lobby connection center and library, redesigned meeting spaces,... More

Great time
Great location, close to museums and places to eat and drink
Oct 19, 2014
From $125

20 Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 74 reviews

One Dock Street Map

Save 20% on your stay

Society Hill location near Penn's Landing and Historic DistrictThe Sheraton Society Hill Hotel is located in a quaint section of Philadelphia that contains the largest concentration of original... More

Great location
Excellent location, super comfortable bed. Decent breakfast but overpriced. Gift shop didn't have contact lens solution....not cool. But staff was super helpful as I was dealing with a lost bag....
Sep 29, 2014