As Gold Starwood Preferred Guests, we are eager to explore all that the SPG Brand has to offer. We especially love when we find hotels with character, and Le Meridien Philadelphia is one of those places with a beauty all its own. A former YMCA transformed into SPG luxury, Le Meridien Philadelphia is warm and inviting and particularly charming. Situated just steps from city hall, the building is timeless, complete with roaring fireplaces in the lobby. It was the perfect base for our weekend getaway and we highly recommend staying here if you are looking for something more luxurious and unique than the typical modern hotel room. It can be inexpensive too. We nabbed a two night stay here using our AAA discount for a very low price. Do your research and you can find some amazing deals.