Philadelphia's Best Hotels: Luxury, Ambiance, Superior Service and Convenience

Discover the difference when you stay in one of Philadelphia's best hotels. Whether you prefer a B&B stuffed with antiques or a luxury suite full of modern appointments, these hotels will ensure you rest easy at night and awake refreshed for a busy day. Available at all price points, locations and with amenities to cater to your specific needs, the accommodations available in Philadelphia are as varied as its visitors. From mainstay names like The Rittenhouse, with its luxury appointments and proximity to some of the highest-rated restaurants in the city, to smaller and more boutique-like offerings such as the Morris House Hotel, the city has got no shortage of bed space. When you consider that coming home to the right lodging option can make all the difference in your stay, selecting the right one is not something to be taken lightly. Families traveling together to the city, will appreciate an option such as the Monaco Philadelphia, which is well-known for catering to kids and parents. For visitors looking to stay a little out of the way in a funky neighborhood that's great for shopping and good eats, the Chestnut Hill Hotel will fit the bill nicely. Want to be within walking distance of certain sites, restaurants or activities? There are hotels available to keep you close to your preferred haunts, while making you feel relaxed and taken care of. That's a recipe for a successful stay no matter what you're here for.

The Independent Hotel
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A vibrant 30-foot hand-painted mural in the lobby is just the first thing that puts this 24-room boutique hotel onto the best hotel list. The in-the-middle-of-it-all location in Midtown Village, along with the historic Georgian-Revival building,...  Read More

Chestnut Hill
Chestnut Hill Hotel
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Located in the lovely, historic district of Chestnut Hill (a picturesque ten-minute drive from Center City), this renovated 140-year-old inn provides plenty of comfort and convenience within its 36 guest rooms. Each is individually decorated...  Read More



There's a reason that this exclusive boutique hotel is recognized as one of Philadelphia's best: it succeeds in delivering impeccable service (with help from a 24-hour on-call concierge) within a lovely red-brick rowhouse nestled into a tranquil...  Read More

Morris House Hotel
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When you see the 15 charming rooms in this 18th-century National Historic Landmark, you'll likely feel that you've arrived, as President Washington's guest, in the Colonial era. Besides the clean and comfortable rooms, guests here love the...  Read More



Originally a YMCA, the converted 10-story Georgian Revival building now serves as a boutique-y 202-room hotel next to the business district and convention center. Natural light flows into the 75-foot central atrium through a skylight, serving to...  Read More



When you combine French elegance and American style, the result is a sophisticated environment that easily earns four stars in the middle of Rittenhouse Square's hotel district. Business and leisure travelers appreciate the white-glove service...  Read More

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
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Five-star service, luxurious appointments and genuine hospitality set this modern hotel apart from the usual chains. Guests rave about details like eco-friendly amenities, a gracious staff and stunning rooms, and a genuine commitment to...  Read More



Wild patterns, bold colors and eye-catching fixtures provide a modern sanctuary in the middle of Colonial Philadelphia. Situated on historic Independence Hall, the circa 2012 four-star Kimpton property wows with its snazzy vibe as much as its...  Read More



There's a reason Travel + Leisure ranked this ultra-luxurious hotel #52 on its list of the top 100 hotels in the world. It's famous for its lush appointments, impeccable service, nationally renowned Lacroix restaurant and location in elegant...  Read More



The name Ritz-Carlton means luxury, and the Philadelphia location is no exception. The historic building welcomes you from the moment you step into their show-stopping lobby. Designed after the Pantheon in Rome, it features a rotunda and wide...  Read More