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5 Of the Best Hotels in Philadelphia

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When it comes to the city of brotherly love, there’s no shortage of incredible places to stay, each with a unique and distinct vibe all their own. Whether you’re having family and friends visit or are planning your own stay-cation in Philly, we’re listing five options that are sure to feel like home – with perhaps an added sprinkle of luxury! Read on to find the perfect place to stay in Philadelphia

1. Alexander Inn

Uniquely artistic and incredibly homey, the Alexander Inn offers a great reprieve from bustling everyday life in Center City. Comfy, cozy, yet still elegant, the Alexander Inn offers plenty of amenities, such as a 24/7 gym and a daily complimentary breakfast buffet for all guests. The Alexander is perfect for those seeking a comfortable place to rest their head after a busy day of touring Philadelphia, and we highly recommend it. 

📍 Location

301 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

2. Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse

Trendy, vibrant, and eclectic, the Warwick Hotel in Rittenhouse has plenty to look at, as the walls are covered with new wave art and the lobby filled with contemporary furniture and light fixtures. Despite appearing very modern, the Warwick is also incredibly historic – the building itself was built in 1927, and is listed in the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. If you’re seeking to stay in an eye-catching, stately space steeped in history, the Warwick is perfect for you. 

📍 Location

220 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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3. The Study at University City

Ideal for students’ families, the aptly named Study at University City is located right between the campuses of Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. The Study offers gorgeous city skyline views and easy walking distance to and from the University City area, including incredible shopping strips and cozy cafes. There’s also several rooms available with study suites, making it perfect for those still in school or those wanting to crash with their visiting parents. 

📍 Location

20 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

4. The Rittenhouse Hotel

Out of every hotel on this list, the Rittenhouse is likely the most well-known amongst Philadelphians, if not for history, then for the unreal service: guests are served chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne the minute they enter the lobby, indicating how luxurious their stay is about to be! This opulent hotel even has a Jaguar available and ready to jet around town in, driven by a driver of course. Located in the heart of Rittenhouse Square, this is a perfect option for those wanting to wine and dine in the center of Center City. 

📍 Location

210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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5. Hotel Sofitel

This French hotel is known for it’s elegance and decadence, and the convenient location near Center City’s best shopping and dining. The décor is decidedly different from most hotels, and seems like something one would see in a museum – in the best way. The staff even greets every guest in French, giving the Hotel Sofitel a very European and elevated feel. If you’re planning a stay-cation in Philadelphia but want to feel like you’re overseas, Sofitel is the choice for you. 

📍 Location

120 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Meg Croley

Meg Croley

Meg is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Philadelphia City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Philadelphia area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinPhilly on Instagram and Facebook.