The Best Hotels in Philadelphia
Collected by Afar Magazine
Philadelphia is full of history but has also a foot in the modern world with seriously good restaurants, indie shops, and a great music scene. Hotels, too, have come to the forefront with modern design, top-notch amenities, and world-class service.
117 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Kimpton Hotels’ first foray into Philadelphia breathed fresh life into a 1929 tower that once housed the American Institute of Architects. The art deco building was transformed into the hip, LEED Gold-certified Hotel Palomar in 2009, setting...
One Dock Street 2nd and, Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Rittenhouse 1715, comprised of a grand 1903 Georgian carriage house and the classic Philly row home adjacent to it, is a charming city inn. Tucked in a lane off leafy Rittenhouse Square, the stone facade, wrought iron railings, and bright shutters...
135 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
The bustling corner of Walnut and 17th streets is anchored by the Latham, a stone-and-brick tower built in 1907 as luxury apartments for moneyed Philadelphians. While other Center City historic structures met their demise in the late 1960s, a...
210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
The historic square from which this luxe city escape takes its name is a masterpiece of urban planning by Beaux Arts architect Paul Cret. When completed, Cret’s French-flavored park was a hub of city living lined by Georgian mansions and...
10 Ave Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
Set within a century-old, Pantheon-inspired former bank building, the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia raises Center City living to classical heights. When the building opened in 1904, the Girard Trust marble dome was the largest in the country, and its...
225 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
The Morris family’s roots are among the deepest in colonial Pennsylvania. Anthony Morris settled here in 1685 and would become one of the city’s first mayors. A century later, his grandson Samuel served as a captain of the Continental...
129 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Among the original guests to pop in at Dr. Thomas Bond’s 1769 Georgian home on South Second Street was none other than Benjamin Franklin. Together the duo chartered Pennsylvania Hospital, the first public hospital in America, and Bond was an...
433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
We hold these truths to be self-evident: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of a bubble bath with a view of Independence Hall. It’s all possible at this luxe hotel, a 2013 addition to the Old City scene. Hotel Monaco is set in the historic 1907...
1421 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
Philly’s French predilections are long-standing, dating back to Ben Franklin’s sojourn in Paris during the Revolutionary War. At the turn of the 20th century, French-born architect Paul Cret redesigned Rittenhouse Square with Paris in...
3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Set across from the University of Pennsylvania, the Inn at Penn holds its own against the new Center City crop and is one of the most technologically advanced hotels in Hilton’s portfolio. Built in 1999, the hotel was renovated...
1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
The latest entry to Philadelphia's hotel scene is The Logan, a complete reimagining of the nine-story building that formerly housed the Four Seasons. The glass, brass, pomp, and circumstance are long gone, and the 362-room Logan, which opened in...
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