Philadelphia's Great Airport Hotels Offer Convenient, Familiar Accommodations

When you've got a quick layover, a drive on I-95, or an early morning flight out of town, a room by the Philadelphia airport may be just the thing to simplify your life. Many offer time-saving and convenient amenities such as free shuttles to the airport, in-hotel screens detailing arriving and departing flights, quick breakfasts, lounges for decompressing, as well as quiet and comfortable rooms for grabbing some much-needed sleep. if you're someone who prefers the familiar, the array of national corporate brands almost guarantees your frequent guest points will be honored somewhere, which is also nice.

Many of the city's more well-known tourist attractions are just a short ride away, so if your layover to time in the city is long enough, you can make a quick trip into Center City to take in some history. The city's sports stadiums are also not far away, making catching a game an easy alternative to hours spent in a hotel room. Shopping, restaurants and even area spas are also within 10 to 15 minute rides, if they're of interest to you.

When you return to your room, knowing you'll be able to relax in comfort and quiet is priceless. Whether you stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Airport, Hampton Inn Philadelphia Airport, or Springhill Suites Philadelphia Airport/Ridley Park, you're guaranteed to rest easy both before and after your flight.



The Marriott Courtyard name is synonymous with quality lodging at a great price point. Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Airport is no exception. Located just a mile from the airport, with a free shuttle there if you need it, this lodging option is fantastic when you need to head out early, or if you're arriving late. It's also just a hop, skip an a jump away from area sights, business destinations, restaurants, shopping and other points of interest. Attractive decor, an on-site cafe, snack options, plenty of on-site parking if needed, and great basic amenities make this a super choice for a stay in Philadelphia.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: This hotel is a nice way to stay close to the airport while not giving up Marriott comforts.

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One of the most luxurious airport accommodations is the Renaissance, a AAA three-diamond hotel dressed in a sleek veneer. The two restaurants located on-site strive to excel: Sanctuary serves contemporary regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Trophies Lounge creates cool cocktails in a family-friendly atmosphere. One is sure to tempt your palate. The hotel also features the area's largest indoor pool, which is covered by a towering glass house. In addition, the fitness center is large and well-equipped for a hotel. With luxuries like this it's no wonder travelers choose this well-appointed airport lodging choice over and over.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Airport hotels don't have to be basic. This hotel proves that with just enough luxury to make you feel pampered.

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A soak in a heated indoor pool or spa tub can make any work day feel far away. Fortunately, at the Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport, you can deplane and be in that tub soaking and de-stressing in a snap. Pools and spa tubs not your thing? You may choose to spend time peddling away your stress in the 24-hour gym. If your boss is the cause of your problems, impress her by pulling an all-nighter in the 24-hour business center. When you're finished doing all that you can do, rest easy on soft beds and in a room to fit your travel needs, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast as well.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: This hotel features two-room suites, an all-new inviting lobby including the Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft, great restaurants, guest rooms and a fitness center.

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This basic hotel gets high marks for its friendly staff, as well as its free wi-fi, 24-hour airport shuttle, outdoor pool and hot breakfast, which you can take to go if you're in a rush during the week. There's no on-site restaurant and no special frills, so stay here if you just need a comfortable place to sleep at a mid-range price, which sometimes is just what you need. Nearby to your flight when you need it to be, you'll stay within your budget, yet wake refreshed and ready to go out and tackle whatever the day has in store for you.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Sometimes the hotel you're looking for is not fancy or filled with frills.This option will meet your needs and leave you pocket money, too.

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Because this hotel is connected to Philadelphia airport's terminal B via a skybridge, it's not possible to sleep anywhere closer to your plane. It's also one of the most environmentally responsible airport hotels, having received a Green Seal certification of sustainability from the Green Seal non-profit organization. Chances are, the eco-friendly practices are woven seamlessly into the visitor experience, which means that when you're downing that oh-so-needed after-work cold one and tucking into a big toasty sandwich at the hotel's Riverbend Bar & Grille, you won't even notice that your booth cushion is made from recycled fish eyes (not really!).

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: As far as hotels near the airport, this one is as close as you can get without sleeping on the plane.

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In addition to a good night's sleep and room to relax, regroup and recharge, the Fairfield Inn serves up a free continental breakfast using fresh, seasonal ingredients each morning to get you going in a snap. If you indulge, but then feel like you ate too much? Work off that croissant in the 24-hour fitness center or the indoor pool. You can also spend the day working, order delivery service for dinner, then ease away stress in the whirlpool to complete your day. When you're ready to go home, the free 24-hour shuttle will drive you to the airport. Perfect.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Fairfield Inn offers pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with cable channels. coffee makers, down comforters, and free weekday newspapers.

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This hotel is practically located on the property of the airport, and yet, it still offers a free shuttle 24 hours a day. What makes the Hilton stand out is its selection of three places to eat on site: Cafe Express with coffee and light fare; the casual The Landing Restaurant serving a breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner; and Players Sports Bar, which is basically what it sounds. Guests can help themselves to free wi-fi in the rooms, so business tasks or social media connections are a snap. When you want to shut things down, the hotel delivers a quiet and comfortable environment that leaves you fresh for whatever the next day holds.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Enjoy the indoor pool, fitness center, sports bar with 14 TVs, restaurant, and complimentary wifi, all within 5 minutes of the airport.

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At Embassy Suites, a nightly manager's reception aims to make guests feel welcome, and a daily hot, made-to-order breakfast aims to make them feel cozy and nourished. Free wi-fi throughout the hotel allows business travelers to work on their tablets or laptops while waiting to be picked up for their meetings, and two-room suites let them spread out at night. The fitness center boasts cardio theaters and the indoor pool area has a hot tub. The Grill at the Reserve is a full-service restaurant that serves lunch and dinner to guests dressed in business-casual attire. Free shuttle service is also available.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: When it comes to getting all that you need in a nearby business-savvy hotel, Embassy Suites has you covered all theway.

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The kids will enjoy the indoor pool at the SpringHill (which was completed after 2010), as it comes with a fun water feature. Adults might equally appreciate the 24-hour business library or the outdoor patio, as that comes with a fire pit and an adjoining bar/lounge. Each of the suites contain a microwave, a food pantry and a 37-inch flat-screen TV. Breakfast is complimentary, as are the wi-fi and the airport shuttle, making a stay here just about as pleasant as possible. Travelers with bigger families will appreciate the suites as well as the homey environment that make layovers, long stays and stopovers a pleasure.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Small rooms and bare-bones amenities are not for everyone. Springhill Suites equips you with all you need in a cozy and comfortable place.

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aloft hotels are designed with the hip young business traveler in mind. Decorated in bold colors and equipped with an outlet, charger and dock for every imaginable electronic device, this is definitely a hotel for the 21st century. There's no full-service restaurant on site (though there is one or two in the other hotels in the complex) but hungry guests can grab some snacks from re:fuel, the to-go cafe, or sit at the lively bar and order light fare along with a cocktail or a pint of beer. Unlike the typical hotel bar, aloft schedules live bands, dj's and special events to entertain visitors and locals. The fitness center is open all night and the pool is open late. The lobby and billards lounge are designed for socializing, and free wi-fi throughout the hotel allows you to work or catch up on email wherever you'd like. Pets are welcome.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Not all business travelers are looking for a humdrum routine stay. This hotel spices it up with colors and amenities that stand out a bit.

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