The top luxury hotels in Philadelphia to stay the night in style

Enjoy your stay in Philadelphia by spoiling yourself at some of the poshest luxury hotels this city has to offer. Fine choices such as The Rittenhouse or the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia allow you to treat yourself to the kind of stay that feels extravagant. Indulge in ritzy, on-premises upscale dining or pamper yourself with plush king-sized beds and in-room deluxe hot tubs. The staff at these choice lodging options know how to make your stay special, and they don't skimp on amenities or extras.

When you're in the mood for a top-of-the-line lodging experience, it's nice to know that there are options and none that disappoint. It's also comforting to know that you don't need to spend a fortune to get the amenities and extras that make a difference to you. If you're particular about being nearby upscale shops and restaurants, there are hotel choices that will make those wishes come true. If you are more concerned with lodging near historic sites or near your business meeting, there are choices that will fit the bill here as well. None are far from the airport, and all allow you to get around the city easily and conveniently if need be. Scan our list and see which one is best for your next stay in town.


The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel
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Located on a tree-lined street in the heart of the local college campus scene, the Hilton Inn at Penn breathes fresh air into your stay in Philadelphia. Luxurious accommodations, attentive staff and close proximity to the University of Pennsylvania as well as Drexel and Temple Universities make this an ideal lodging choice for visiting parents, or those with business or personal activities outside of Center City. It also boasts close proximity to a plethora of area restaurants, as well as cultural sights and shopping options. 238 guest rooms offer plenty of opportunities to relax in comfort and upscale amenities, complete with plenty of options for the productive business traveler.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Not all luxury hotels in Philadelphia are located in Center City. This one mixes it up a bit, yet doesn't skimp on quality.

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Who doesn't want to stay in a luxurious hotel surrounded by boutique shopping, world-class dining and a variety of cultural experiences? This Rittenhouse Square hotel enjoys a historic and convenient location, while combining the best of contemporary conveniences. The hotel prides itself on its stylish, upper-upscale features, and treats guests to unique, fashion-inspired rooms that certainly do not yawn with boredom like other hotel chain rooms. Other luxuries include a fine dining steak and seafood restaurant, a modern, Mediterranean restaurant, as well as the treats and conveniences of being located on posh Rittenhouse Square. It's also pet-friendly! When you're interested in a luxury experience that's also convenient to area venues, this hotel comes through in spades.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: When being located near upscale shopping and dining is important, a hotel like this one does not disappoint.

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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 in to the 75-foot central atrium through a skylight, serving to highlight the design-forward furniture and appliances that distinguish this minimalist and modern hotel from others. It's a true treat for your senses to experience the architectural elegance, the well-appointed rooms, the first-rate service, and key amenities. The place also does not disappoint with its food. You can amuse your taste buds with steak frites and French bistro fare at the sleek bar and restaurant.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Situated near the Philadelphia Convention Center, this hotel delivers for business travelers staying in the area.

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Hyatt at The Bellevue
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The Hyatt at the Bellevue offers business travelers comfort and key amenities in a clean and luxurious setting close to area attractions. Enjoy spacious surroundings, as well as a great location and a friendly and attentive staff. This luxury hotel has 172 Spacious Guestrooms, Grand Bed with Pillow-Top Mattress, Luxurious Bath Products, Valet and Self-Parking for a Fee, 93,000 sq. ft Sporting Club, Indoor Jogging Track, Racquetball Court, Basketball Court, Shops at the Bellevue, 30,000 Square Feet of Versatile Function Space, Dedicated Meeting Concierge, State-of-the-Art Equipment, In-House Audio Visual, and Expert On-Site Catering. Combine room comfort with great activities, quality staff and expert staff and you've got a true winner!

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The convenience of being located near theaters and shopping, as well as enjoying lovely views of the city makes this hotel a great choice.

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Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel
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There's a reason this exclusive boutique hotel is recognized as one of Philadelphia's best: impeccable service and a 24-hour on-call concierge, all within a red-brick rowhouse nestled into a tranquil Rittenhouse Square street. There are only 23 rooms â€" all smoke-free- from the two-story Presidential Suite to the elegant standard rooms. Complimentary wine in the Drawing Room and a continental breakfast each morning are added perks. When in town, this hotel is a true treat to come home to. Experience the luxury of staying and enjoying one of the best of the city's boutique hotels so close to many area attractions and venues, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping and more.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Luxury doesn't always mean large. The 1715 meets your needs in a smaller, cozier way.

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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 sustainability is ably demonstrated by the LEED Gold Certification. Art Deco details, Frette linens, in-room spa services, splashes of color and original art set the stage for a stay that pampers with all the extras, while also supporting a sustainable planet. Happy hour at the in-house Square 1682's bar is a friendly time and place to meet locals and other travelers who might make for impromptu dinner companions.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: When luxury is what you're looking for, but not stodgy, this hotel's modern decor delivers.

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Sofitel Philadelphia
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Bored of the same old hotel room experience? A stay at the Sofitel Philadelphia will redefine your lodging expectations and refresh your outlook with an experience that's perfect for the business or leisure traveler. Ready to welcome you with French elegance combined with an American flair, the rooms here are well-appointed with large marble baths, oversized desks, luxurious feather-top bedding, and enough room to feel comfortable, yet cozy. The hotel is pet-friendly and offers a stylish on-site restaurant and bar for visitors who want to stick close to home. For those wishing to venture out, many options await in nearby stylish Rittenhouse Square.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Sofitel offers a French flair to guests looking for an elegant and luxury lodging experience that sets itself apart from the crowd a bit.

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With 116 rooms encompassing nine floors, some suites boasting 650 to 2000 square feet, the Rittenhouse treats guests to luxury that's continually being awarded. Some of the most spacious rooms in the city are located here, with amenities and detailed touches that go above and beyond. Rich mahogany furnishings and elegant fabrics cloak the rooms and common areas in stylish luxury. Large windows allow hotel guests to enjoy why they came to the city, with sweeping views of the area's sights. Marble bathrooms with aromatherapy spa toiletries, comfortable pillow-topped bedding, complimentary WiFi, superb in-hotel restaurants and just a short ride from the airport or 30th Street Station, The Rittenhouse is hard to beat for luxury.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: When it's recognized as one of the world's finest places to stay by Travel & Leisure, you want this place on your radar.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
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The name Ritz Carlton means luxury, and their Philadelphia location is no exception. The historic building welcomes you from the moment you step into their show-stopping lobby. Designed after the Pantheon, it features a rotunda and wide-open spaces, and many of the features from the days when it was used as a bank. Located on the Avenue of the Arts, this superior lodging choice means you're close to area cultural venues for entertainment, as well as restaurants for choice dining. Located within the Ritz are fantastic amenities such as a luxury spa, as well as a lounge and bistro, and comfortable, well-appointed room choices.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: When it comes to plain-and-simple luxury lodging, the Ritz does it like nobody's business.

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Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center
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The recent addition of this hotel to Philadelphia's repertoire means visitors and locals alike have a space to enjoy luxury at its finest. The highest building in Center City, the Four Seasons delivers on service, amenities, comfort, and indulgence. Guests can enjoy unobstructed views of various parts of the city, four dining and drink spaces as well as a spa, fitness center, infinity pool and stylish furnishings from one end of the hotel to the other. Rooms are designed with luxury in mind, and all are spacious, well-appointed, and equipped with special touches like freestanding tubs, extra-large bathrooms, large living spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows with which to enjoy the light and the scenery below.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Newly built and offering stunning amenities and views, this hotel is the ultimate in luxury in the city center.

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