After a busy day of sightseeing and exploration, spend the night where history was made.
The diverse selection of hotels in Philadelphia’s Historic District (which spans from the Delaware River to 7th Street and from Vine Street to Lombard Street) ranges from boutique inns to big-brand chains. Onsite restaurants, Delaware River views, in-room fireplaces and private balconies are just a few of the many amenities that the Historic District’s guests can enjoy.
Best of all, hotels in the Historic District put guests just steps away from the neighborhood’s must-see cultural attractions.
Check out our complete guide to hotels in Philadelphia’s Historic District below.
Located on Independence Mall, Hotel Monaco embraces the surrounding neighborhood’s historic heritage with a modern, chic twist. On the ground floor, Red Owl Tavern serves crowd-pleasers like burgers and smoked chicken wings, while Stratus Rooftop Lounge provides overhead views of the surrounding historic sites.
Where: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, 433 Chestnut Street
Located one block from Market Street, the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District is just a few minutes’ walk to The Liberty Bell Center and other must-see attractions. Coin’s Restaurant and Pub, the hotel’s on-site restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the awesome seasonal rooftop pool offers views of nearby historic sites from its deck.
Where: Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District, 400 Arch Street
A National Historic Landmark built in 1787, the Morris House Hotel is located across the street from Washington Square, just outside of the Historic District. A true respite from busy city life, the European-style bed and breakfast includes a library, a celebrated fine-dining restaurant and a nestled-away outdoor courtyard.
Where: Morris House Hotel, 225 S. 8th Street
Featuring six apartment-style suites, Lokal Hotel offers visitors the chance to sample the local Philadelphia lifestyle in a beautifully designed space that feels like home. The hotel’s innovative invisible service anticipates the needs of the traveler and offers a highly curated and authentic experience.
Where: Lokal Hotel, 139 N. 3rd Street
On the shores of the Delaware River, the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing is the only waterfront hotel in the city. The property boasts an indoor swimming pool, on-site dining at Keating’s Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen, a fitness room and bikes available for rent.
Where: Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, 201 S. Columbus Boulevard
On a charming cobblestone stretch, Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel is just a scenic, half-mile walk from Independence Hall. The hotel’s amenities range from an indoor pool to Taste Restaurant, which serves contemporary dishes like stout onion soup, Cobb salad, steak frites and New York-style cheesecake.
Where: Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel, 1 Dock Street
Reserve a room with direct views of Independence National Historic Park at the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown, which also boasts an impressive marble entranceway and a cozy lobby with tons of seating to relax.
Where: Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 401 Chestnut Street
Originally built in 1828 as a warehouse space, the Penn’s View Hotel is a landmark in its own right, earning it a place on the National Register of Historic Places. The 51 guest rooms and suites at this colonial-inspired bed and breakfast feature exposed brick walls, riverfront views, in-room fireplaces and private balconies.
Where: Penn's View Hotel, 14 N. Front Street
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penn’s Landing is less than a ten-minute walk from The Betsy Ross House, Christ Church Burial Ground and other historic sites. Rooms facing the Delaware River offer views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Camden waterfront, and all stays include daily complimentary breakfast.
Where: Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penn's Landing, 100 N. Columbus Boulevard
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Where: Various locations including The Logan Philadelphia, 1 Logan Square
Book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package for stays through November 30, 2018 and get FREE hotel parking as well as free tickets to the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, a $25 gift card to the must-visit Reading Terminal Market, free Philly-themed mini-golf at Franklin Square and a $10 Lyft credit.
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