Romantic hotels to wow your sweetheart in Philadelphia

Romance; it's something that once you've got going, you want to keep. That's why locating the right hotel is so important. When you stay in the city of Philadelphia for either a day, a weekend or longer, the hotel that takes care of the little things (and certainly the big things) that matter to you can make all of the difference in the enjoyment of your stay. Does a package deal that includes a free stay for your car make your day? Some hotels offer that to guests that book with them. Would the little touches like wine and cheese or a small gift make your stay more pleasant? In addition to discounts, hotels in the city love catering to visiting guests through wonderful perks to bump your experience up from average to above average. Even locals who treat themselves to a staycation will appreciate the added perks their favorite hotels include from time to time. Places like Rittenhouse 1715, the Wayne Hotel and the Hyatt at the Bellevue can make your stay the best it can be. Keep an eye out for great package deals, and notice the places that include things that make your heart sing. Whether you're looking to impress that new special someone or a companion you've had for decades, Philadelphia has the place to meet your needs.

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Sofitel Philadelphia

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. Travelers of all kinds appreciate the white-glove service from the well-trained staff, the thoughtful amenities that include L'Occitane bath products and feathertop beds and plush duvets. Close to area attractions, yet every bit an escape from the city, the Sofitel delivers on quality, comfort, style and sophistication. Chef Jim Coleman is one of the most highly regarded hotel chefs in the city; sample his international bites at Liberte Lounge or over breakfast or brunch at Chez Collette.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: When a stay right in the city is a must, yet you'd like the experience to feel like a truly romantic getaway, this is it.

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Inn of the Dove Romantic Luxury & Business Suites

Whether a spur-of-the-moment getaway is what you had in mind, or a well-planned stay, the Inn of the Dove is a wonderful place to rekindle old feelings or explore new ones. In-room fireplaces and well-appointed offerings make this a place where romance can flourish. Suites are villa-style and offer privacy and seclusion. Some even have their own private pool for a truly exceptional experience and a great stay. Although it is located just outside the city, many area attractions are within easy driving distance including Parx Casino and Racetrack, Neshaminy Mall and TD Bank Amphitheater. With only 40 rooms, this is no large lodging offering, yet that's certainly part of the very charm of the place.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Small, private and cozy, Inn of the Dove is wonderful for a getaway with someone special. The in-room amenities make a stay here exceptional.

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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 private formal garden for wine and cheese plates and the warmth of the fireplace in the dining room for afternoon tea and cookies. A word to the wise - don't miss dinner at M Restaurant, whose chef, Kyle Beebe, has been named among the awardees of the Best Chefs America organization, which relies on nominations and reviews by professional chefs in the field.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: When it comes to impressing that special someone, nothing does it like staying at one of the premier hotels in the city.

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Joseph Ambler Inn

What says romantic getaway better than a visit to an inn that features lodging on 12 acres of picturesque Pennsylvania countryside? In addition to the availability of sweetly decorated rooms, the property features an award-winning restaurant that's perfect for setting the stage with a meal to remember. Quiet and peaceful, this establishment offers guests not only a lovely stay with comfortable and cozy accommodations remnant of days gone by, but also breakfast to complete the package. Visitors who are hungry may also choose to make a reservation for other meals on their own. No matter how long a stay you have here, it is sure to be one you won't soon forget.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: This lodging option is historic, romantic, laid back and beautiful, all while being just a short car ride from the city center.

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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 romantic comfort and convenience within its 36 guest rooms. Each is individually decorated with antiques and period details that are sure to please. In addition to comfort in a scenic setting, this quaint lodging choice also delivers on convenience. It's located just two blocks from the train station. It's also within walking distance of numerous restaurants, bars, and attractions, and it houses three restaurants on-site. A complimentary Continental breakfast is served daily, allowing guests her to start their day on a warm and sunny note.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Located in the city, yet away from the hub-bub of the center of town, this hotel has all of the romantic charm of Chestnut Hill.

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Alpenhof Bed and Breakfast

This premier B7B is located just a short distance from Philadelphia. It is picturesque and offers those who choose to stay here clean and comfortable rooms, attractive decor complete with wonderfully unique artwork, and the feel of staying somewhere other than the same old hotel/motel experience. Alpenhof proves itself on their quaint look, their friendly and attentive service, the beautiful vegetation and pretty countryside nearby, and the delicious food they serve. Anyone staying here will feel their stress melt away and feelings of relaxation and contentment settle in as they do. Book rooms in the main house or the Rock Garden Cottage for the stay that meets your needs best.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: A hotel stay can be just more of the same thing. A stay here is away from the chaos and delivers true relaxation.

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Hyatt at The Bellevue

The Hyatt at the Bellevue offers quiet comfort and key amenities in a clean and luxuriously romantic 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 Romantic Hotels because: In addition to staying at this wonderfully romantic hotel, you can also have your wedding here. A professional wedding specialist is on staff.

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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 Rittenhouse Square Park. Each of the 98 guest rooms has a park or city view and comes complete with marble bathrooms, soaking tubs, an entertainment center, refrigerated mini-bar, and designer bath products. Full-service spa and fitness center are onsite, and house-broken pets are welcome and pampered with special amenities. Expert Tip: Let the reservation agent know if you're traveling with babies or kids; the family-friendly service includes free gifts for the little ones, infant supplies and child-size robes.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: If relaxation and pampering is your goal, this is the place for you.

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King Of Prussia

Traditional hotel accommodations can often feel tired, even if you vary the venue. When you book a stay at the Wayne Hotel, however, it's easy to feel like you've stepped out of the mold and into a time long ago with a slower pace and quaint charm. Upon its renovation in the mid-'80s, this elegant landmark lodging option set the stage for an experience second to none. Patrons can easily envision what it must have been like to stay here so many years ago, yet feel comfortable knowing they've got access to modern luxuries and conveniences. Top-notch amenities, comfortable appointments, as well as attractive and understated rooms and common areas, are just some of the selling points of this wonderfully romantic hotel.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: This is a historic hotel dating back to 1906, and offering the best of modern amenities in a beautiful local setting.

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Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel

This exclusive boutique hotel is recognized as one of Philadelphia's best and also excels at offering a wonderfully romantic setting for any couple. Impeccable service and a 24-hour on-call concierge, all within a cozy, 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 lovely 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 and shopping. Packages are available throughout the year that include special perks and luxuries.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Affordably extravagant, cozy and comfortable, the Rittenhouse 1715 is elegant, attractive, well-appointed and filled with pampering perks.

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