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Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
4.0 out of 5.0
1201 Market St, Philadelphia
4.1 out of 5 (234 reviews)

Linked by skywalk to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Gallery Mall, this Center City Philadelphia hotel is 7 blocks from Chinatown and 8 blocks from Independence ...

Beautiful hotel in great location This hotel is in the heart of downtown Philadelphia and was central to everything. It's connected to the Pennsylvania convention center which made the walk to the conference very convenient. The central bar in the hotel was excellent and the room beautiful. Staff was friendly and helpful. I will ...
   Jun 24, 2018
Best Western Plus Philadelphia Convention Center Hotel
2.5 out of 5.0
1225 Vine Street, Philadelphia
4.0 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Located in Center City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pennsylvania Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market. Liberty Bell Center and Independence ...

Convenient to get to tourist attractions Friendly and helpful staff Clean room Easy check in and out
   May 21, 2018
The Windsor Suites
4.0 out of 5.0
1700 Ben Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia
4.5 out of 5 (44 reviews)

This hotel is across from the Philadelphia Free Library, and 1 block from Comcast and Verizon buildings. The world famous Barnes Foundation Museum is just 3 ...

Great hotel centrally located First time in Philly and this hotel was perfect. We were able to board a tour right from hotel. Love Park and Reading Terminal Market a quick walk from hotel. Ate at both restaurants on site and even my pickiest kid enjoyed both. BIG Shout out to Brian at the front desk for assisting me with a billing ...
   Jul 16, 2018
Penrose Hotel Philadelphia
2.5 out of 5.0
2033 Penrose Avenue, Philadelphia
1.7 out of 5 (72 reviews)

Located in South Philadelphia, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park. Mummers Museum and Liberty Bell Center are also ...

Not Recommended Previous renters trash in still in room, no pillow cases, bed barely made, toothpaste in sink, stains all over furniture, bathroom in desprite need of cleaning. Did not even spend the night, left after a few hours.
   Jun 24, 2018
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
4.0 out of 5.0
1800 Market St, Philadelphia
4.3 out of 5 (98 reviews)

Located in Center City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Walnut Street and Ben Franklin National Memorial. Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall ...

Great location, right in the heart of town, Staff was outstanding. From the bell hop to the concierge. Location was perfect. Lots of restaurants with in a short walk or even a short elevator ride. Beautiful view of city hall from the front of the hotel. One complaint was the ice machines were not working properly. We had to search four floors ...
   Aug 5, 2018
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
3.5 out of 5.0
400 Arch Street, Philadelphia
3.8 out of 5 (195 reviews)

Located in Old City, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Independence Mall, Liberty Bell Center, and Independence Hall. Reading Terminal Market ...

Nice location the carpet in the room was stained and needed cleaning. Need luggage rack
   Mar 7, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
3.5 out of 5.0
21 N Juniper St, Philadelphia
4.2 out of 5 (160 reviews)

This 15-story Philadelphia hotel is 2 blocks from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Reading Terminal Market, and 1 mile from the National Constitution ...

Everything was great! Everything was great from check in to check out! The room was nicely decorated and the hotel itself was stunning.
   Jul 14, 2018
La Quinta Inn & Suites Philadelphia Airport
2.5 out of 5.0
53 Industrial Hwy, Essington
3.8 out of 5 (21 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Talen Energy Stadium, Wells Fargo Center, and Citizens Bank Park. Fort Mifflin and Swarthmore ...

Nice in a pince The hotel was clean, easy to get to and convenient. The rooms were nice and spacious. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms were a nice size. The free breakfast was delicious. Would definitely stay again
   Jun 13, 2018
Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia
4.0 out of 5.0
1628 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
4.0 out of 5 (754 reviews)

Club Quarters is a full service, club-like hotel in a prime location opposite Liberty Place – Philadelphia’s epicenter of restaurants and shops. Two blocks from ...

Close to everything in Rittenhouse Square Great experience, comfortable bed, quiet rooms, very friendly staff. Discounted parking
   Jul 30, 2018
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
4.0 out of 5.0
201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
4.4 out of 5 (28 reviews)

The Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing is a high-rise waterfront hotel at the doorstep of Center City. The vibrant Old City District and charming Society ...

Great location for historic visit Good hotel, but only gave us 3 towels for a 2 double bed room. Plus one towel had a hair on it. Had to ask twice for 4 towels. They should have free coffee in lobby. We called front desk twice and no one answered. Went down twice, finally it was resolved after we had to share bath towels.
   Sep 5, 2017
Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square
4.0 out of 5.0
220 S 17th Street, Philadelphia
4.2 out of 5 (112 reviews)

Located 1 block east of Rittenhouse Square, this Philadelphia hotel is set amid smart shops and art galleries; Liberty Place office towers, Walnut Street restaurants, ...

Amazing service and location! The Warwick Hotel is a very classy hotel that has an excellent staff who are knowledgeable and efficient. Steve, the concierge, is amazing! Steve gave my girlfriend and I tips what to see and do in Philadelphia. He also booked us on a great city tour of Philly. The steak restaurant in the Warwick ...
   Aug 9, 2018
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting
3.0 out of 5.0
430 Plymouth Road, Plymouth Meeting
4.3 out of 5 (73 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Plymouth Meeting Mall and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Theatre Horizon. Centre Theater and Elmwood ...

Pleasant comforted clean met needs Very close to several popular stores about 10 minutes away. Walking distance for coffee or donuts for the family. Variety for breakfast was lagging however well stocked and clean. Pool area was very clean, pool chemical was extreme 5 minutes just sitting eyes became Irritated. My daughter swam for ...
   Apr 8, 2018

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Bella Vista

Society Hill


Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport

Clean comfortable hotel.

Nice rooms with a very comfortable bed. Restaurant has a pretty limited menu and there are no other restaurants in walking distance. No complementary coffee in the morning either.

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2 months ago


Philadelphia Airport Marriott

excellent convenient hotel

Clean comfortable room. Friendly staff. Convenient to the terminal. Good dinner.

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6 months ago


Sheraton Bucks County Hotel

Giant roach

I want to start by saying knowing this hotel was across the street from sesame place and is one of their official partner hotels i expected more from this place, the staff was very nice and friendly, check in took less than 3 mins the hotel was quiet, updated and appeared clean, we enjoyed our stay until the last morning when in the bathroom a giant king kong sized roach came walking by, which sent me into a full blown anxiety attack, hives and all packed my stuff immediately and checked out within 10 mins this is totally unacceptable, left the bug on one of their towels dead inside the room directly in front of the door to be seen when someone opened it, you would think they would apologize for the inconvenience atleast but apparently this isnt an uncommon occurrence for the Sheraton hotel chain, very disappointed

A verified traveler

6 months ago


Sofitel Philadelphia


My only pet peeve is that the y didn't have a paper stating the price on the goodies outside of the bar. Not wise on their part.

A verified traveler

5 months ago

Pro tips from our travel blog: Everything you need to know for a perfectly rewarding trip to Philadelphia

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.