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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
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport 1 hour ago 2 stars $74
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Center City West
3 hours ago 3 stars $118
Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia
Center City West
3 hours ago 4 stars $159
Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center
Convention Center - Chinatown
4 hours ago 2 stars $84
Aloft Philadelphia Airport 5 hours ago 3 stars $103
The Westin Philadelphia
Center City West
5 hours ago 4 stars $179
Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel
Center City West
5 hours ago 4 stars $170
Holiday Inn PHILADELPHIA-STADIUM 6 hours ago 3 stars $120
Crowne Plaza PHILADELPHIA WEST 6 hours ago 4 stars $127
Club Quarters in Philadelphia
Center City West
6 hours ago 3 stars $119

Recently Rated Philadelphia Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Latham Hotel Downtown- Philadelphia
Center City West
4.2 / 5
70 reviews
3 stars $140
Club Quarters in Philadelphia
Center City West
4.0 / 5
629 reviews
3 stars $119
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
Old City
3.9 / 5
73 reviews
4 stars $148
Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia
Convention Center - Chinatown
4.0 / 5
175 reviews
3 stars $129
Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
Old City
4.0 / 5
116 reviews
4 stars $143
Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel
Center City West
4.5 / 5
81 reviews
4 stars $170
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
Old City
3.6 / 5
144 reviews
4 stars $152
Rodeway Inn Center City
Convention Center - Chinatown
3.1 / 5
76 reviews
1 star $96
Roosevelt Inn
3.0 / 5
13 reviews
2 stars $77
Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia
Center City West
3.6 / 5
122 reviews
4 stars $159

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From $119

1 Club Quarters in Philadelphia

3 stars
4.0 / 5 629 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

ok for the location
The room was very clean and the staff was beyond friendly. It was also nice to have free bottled water and espresso. The room walls were paper thin. I would recommend this place if you just want a...
Sep 14, 2014
From $107

2 The Windsor Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 230 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
I stayed here over labor day weekend and will consider staying again. The bed was very comfortable and the room was large enough for the three of us.
Sep 2, 2014
From $129

3 Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia

3 stars
4.0 / 5 175 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

Location, location, location (and warm cookies)
Had a business meeting nearby, and this hotel fit the bill in terms of price and location. Much to do nearby, rooms were spacious and comfortable; however, staff seemed a little unknowledgable, and...
Sep 13, 2014
From $188

4 Loews Philadelphia Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 177 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

Nice, Modern, Central Location
Good experience. One nighter in city center. Ate at a great english pub (The Dandelion), fantastic. Hotel was hip, cool, clean, modern.
Sep 7, 2014
From $135

5 Embassy Suites Philadelphia - Center City

4 stars
3.9 / 5 68 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

Terrie experience
When I checked in at 5:00pm, they gave me key cards that didn't work to a room I didn't book. When I went back to the desk to tell them that I had paid extra for a room on a higher floor with a...
Sep 2, 2014
From $118

6 Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 246 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 Location, Very Comfortable & Easy
The location of the hotel is very centrally located and easily located near the Vine Street Xpress. Having parking at the hotel also made it an easy experience for my two trips outside the...
Aug 30, 2014
From $159

7 Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia

4 stars
4.1 / 5 47 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
Perfect location for anyone who has to conduct business or go to meetings in Center City. The price could be slightly lower, but was not out of the ordinary with other hotels in the area. The hotel...
Jul 2, 2014
From $170

8 Monaco Philadelphia a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 38 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

Favorite Hotel in Philly So Far
My work takes me to Philly 2x per month and for the last 3+ months I've tried a different hotel each time...until I stayed at Monaco. Since then, I've never stayed anywhere else. Amazing staff,...
Aug 31, 2014
From $159

9 Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

4 stars
3.6 / 5 122 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

Great Hotel, Great Location!!!
This hotel was fresh, clean and had a nice friendly vibe and was not pretentious. Rooms were very comfortable. Location was great and inexpensive to get around. We were there as "dedicated...
Sep 9, 2014
From $140

10 Latham Hotel Downtown- Philadelphia

3 stars
4.2 / 5 70 reviews

135 South 17th St Map

The Latham Hotel's turn-of-the-century facade and huge glass door open to high ceilings and parlors lined with monochrome photos of classic movie stars. Planted on the National Register of Historic... More

Fantastic Anniversary Weekend
My boyfriend and I recently stayed here for our anniversary weekend and had a great time! The hotel is in a prime location in walking distance to many restaurants and bars in the center city area....
Sep 15, 2014
From $148

11 Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 73 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

I thoroughly enjoyed staying here for the 2nd time in 12 they've kept the quality up.
Sep 14, 2014
From $143

12 Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing

4 stars
4.0 / 5 116 reviews

201 South Columbus Blvd Map

Rate includes breakfast for 2

The Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing is the only business hotel in Philadelphia with a resort like atmosphere. The Hotel is located on the scenic Delaware River at Penn's Landing.... More

Beautiful View
The Hyatt is close to major attractions. Hotel room was clean. The room was a little small, but comfortable. The views from the upper floors are beautiful. I will definitely stay here again.
Sep 13, 2014
From $179

13 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 $170

14 Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 81 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

Lovely stay in the perfect location
The experience started off well when I arrived early and asked if it was possible to check in sooner than 3pm. The lady at the desk was very pleasant and helpful. She explained that I could check...
Sep 13, 2014
From $183

15 Sofitel Philadelphia

4 stars
4.3 / 5 190 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

Chic & Comfortable
Gorgeously appointed, extremely spacious room. Most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Staff is on point. Location is perfect. This has been my favourite stay in Philadelphia, and I definitely...
Jul 13, 2014
From $170

16 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 $152

17 Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

4 stars
3.6 / 5 144 reviews

400 Arch Street Map

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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 $179

18 Hyatt at The Bellevue

4 stars
4.0 / 5 48 reviews

200 South Broad St Map

Includes Bkfast for 2

The Grand Dame of Broad Street boasts 100 years of historic eleganceThe Hyatt at The Bellevue occupies the original building of the Bellevue-Stratford, which opened in 1904 and has been described... More

hyatt at bellvue
Gorgeous hotel, exceptionally polite staff, great location
Sep 1, 2014
From $118

19 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 $269

20 The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

5 stars
4.5 / 5 39 reviews

10 Avenue of the Arts Map

Rate includes breakfast

This Neo-Classical landmark in the heart of Philadelphia spoils guests rotten while giving them a glimpse into the grandeur of the city's past. The grand entrance is held up by gigantic pillars... More

Really a great experience in every way
Location across from City Hall couldn't be better, near everything. The lobby and cocktail lounge are memorable, staff is wonderful. Our room for three was large and spotless, we were sorry to...
Sep 9, 2014