The Top Luxury Hotels in Philadelphia to Stay the Night in Style

Enjoy your stay in Philadelphia by spoiling yourself at some of the most posh luxury hotels this city has to offer. Fine choices such as the 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.

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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 a close proximity to a plethora of area restaurants, as well as cultural sights an shopping options. 234 guestrooms offer plenty of opportunity 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 steakhouse, as well as the treats and conveniences of being located on posh Rittenhouse Square. 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 into 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

The Hyatt at the Bellevue offer 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

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 – 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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Relax and unwind from your day in European-style luxury. The Omni offers elegance and style within close proximity to the Liberty Bell, U.S. Mint, Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center and other historic sites. Situated just 10 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport, it is also within easy reach by cab or public transport from Citizens Bank Park. With 150 guest rooms and suites, a spa and fitness center, high speed wireless internet access and other terrific amenities, the Omni is a sure bet. It has also been included on Travel+Leisure's prestigious T+L 500 List of World's Best Hotels in the past.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: A mainstay in the City of Brotherly Love, the Omni is a choice that won't steer you wrong.

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Sofitel Philadelphia

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 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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