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Nov 7 2017

Experience Luxury At These 17 Boutique Hotels, Penthouses & Presidential Suites In Philadelphia

Paradise Awaits At Some of Philly’s Most Luxurious Accommodations

Posh penthouses with personal dining rooms, on-trend lofts that feel like home (only better), exclusive elevators, spectacular skyline views, marble baths, invisible concierges and plush bathrobes are part and parcel of Philadelphia’s most splurge-worthy overnight experiences. And with the variety and caliber of hotels here increasing—look for the opening of the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia high atop the Comcast Technology Center in 2018—so have the offerings and amenities available at the city’s chicest accommodations. For access to many of these luxe spaces—along with more conventional options—book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, which comes with free parking and other VIP perks. (Hotels marked with an asterisk offer the package).

Rittenhouse Square & Logan Square:
1. *AKA Rittenhouse Square – Spread over three full floors, the sleek, two-room penthouse suite of AKA Rittenhouse has distinctive, modern polish. White tones throughout the 1,600-square-foot space create a clean look, while an expansive kitchen features Calacatta Gold quartz countertops. The hotel has quite the location, too: right at the entrance of Rittenhouse Square and above critically acclaimed + bar. 135 S. 18th Street, (215) 825-7000,
2. *Hotel Palomar Philadelphia – In Hotel Palomar’s Presidential Suite, guests can unwind in the king canopy bed or opt for the gigantic Fuji soaking tub with spectacular city views. In the mood to entertain? The parlor room’s dining table is designed for six. Pets are welcome with no added cost. 117 S. 17th Street, (215) 563-5006,
3. No. 108 at The Touraine – Philadelphia’s newest apartment-style getaway is a colorful, comfortable one-bedroom suite on the first floor of the historic Touraine building. Available for up to two nights, the pet-friendly No. 108 includes access to the onsite gym, yoga room and 24/7 concierge service, along with bookshelves and closets filled with toys, games, books and a pack ’n play. Right next door, guests can get pour-overs from Rival Bros. Coffee. 1520 Spruce Street, (215) 735-8618,
4. Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel – On a quiet side street, this boutique hotel feels reminiscent of a bed and breakfast, thanks to its European breakfasts and nightly wine receptions—both complimentary. The two-level Presidential Suite here has a cozy fireplace, 57-inch plasma TV, Grohe waterfall shower and spiral staircase leading to the plush king bed. 1715 Rittenhouse Square Street, (215) 546-6500,
5. *The Logan – What could be grander than having a baby grand to play during a hotel stay? Along with this notable furnishing, The Logan’s 2,500-square-feet Presidential Suite comes with a king bed, Jacuzzi soaking tub, dining area for six, second half-bathroom and private balcony overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s Swann Fountain. For additional majestic views, the onsite Assembly Rooftop Lounge offers handcrafted cocktails and ultra-modern vibes.
1 Logan Square, (215) 963-1500,
6. *The Rittenhouse Hotel – This frequent recipient of accolades from industry experts at AAA and Travel and Leisure recently added a 15,000-square-foot spa dedicated to beauty, wellness and dream-fulfilling relaxation. In The Rittenhouse property’s signature suite, the level of luxury only grows, thanks to prime views of the hotel’s namesake square, two-and-a-half marble bathrooms and full kitchen. 210 West Rittenhouse Square, (215) 546-9000,
7. *The Ritz-Carlton – Guests take their own personal elevator to the top floor to step into the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia’s paradisiacal accommodations, the pinnacle of the hotel’s Club Lounge level, with its impeccable service and full complement of food and beverages. Spacious enough to sleep six guests, the suite has two bedrooms, each with a king bed. Individual living, dining and even bathroom spaces offer eye-to-eye views of William Penn atop City Hall.
10 Avenue of the Arts, (215) 523-8000,
8. ROOST Apartment Hotel Midtown – In the center of Center City, ROOST combines the services of a boutique hotel with the longer-term amenities of a luxury apartment. Each modern unit features a full-size kitchen, walk-in rainfall shower and king bed, and comes with convenient local essentials such as a bike share membership and dog-walking services. 111 S. 15th Street, (267) 737-9000,
9. ROOST Apartment Hotel Rittenhouse – ROOST’s Rittenhouse sibling features 27 luxury apartment-style units that include all of the above amenities in the heart of one of Philly’s most popular neighborhoods, with its dozens of independent and international shops, restaurants, bars and more. 1831 Chestnut Street, (267) 469-0349,
10. *Sofitel Philadelphia – The elegant, pet-friendly Sofitel merges French flair with American style. The Prestigious Suite includes a comfort-crafted king bed, marble bathroom, LCD TV and city views from its prime Rittenhouse location. 120 S. 17th Street, (215) 569-8300,

Historic District & Washington Square West:
11. AKA Washington Square – The penthouses at AKA Washington Square set the bar high with excellent city and park views. Like AKA’s other penthouses, the luxe accommodations include cutting-edge kitchens, multiple rooms for entertaining and marble-finished baths. Another benefit: its location—just two blocks from Independence Hall. 834 Chestnut Street,
(215) 629-9900,
12. *Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia – The name of Hotel Monaco’s uppermost suite says it all In their Majestic Suite, guests can enjoy 180-degree views of Independence National Historical Park from the 10th-floor space. Other amenities: a dining area that seats eight, complimentary bikes and yoga mats and a vintage soaking tub. 433 Chestnut Street, (215) 925-2111,
13. The Lokal Hotel – Design group Jersey Ice Cream Co., known for their rustic, modern style, crafted the six lofts in this cool addition to Old City. Each airy apartment has vintage furnishings, a stocked kitchen (outfitted with locally made ceramics) and other little details that make guests feel right at home. The hotel’s innovative “invisible service” anticipates the needs of the traveler: Guests receive an automated coded check-in and in-room iPads with multiple service-driven apps for meal and grocery delivery and more. 139 N. 3rd Street, (267) 702-4345,
14. *Morris House Hotel – The Presidential Suite of this National Historic Landmark, a private residence when it was built in 1787, offers historic elegance. The living room’s spiral staircase leads to a master bedroom, where French doors open to a balcony overlooking a serene courtyard that’s a garden by day and outdoor dining space by night, weather permitting. 225 S. 8th Street, (215) 922-2446,

University City:
15. *AKA University City – These light-filled West Philadelphia penthouse suites welcome guests with high ceilings, open kitchens and prime views of the city. Each of the three possible options—studio, one-bedroom suite or two-bedroom suite—is outfitted with a spa-like marble bath, king bed and Italian-inspired accents. Beyond the suite, guests can enjoy the property’s glassed-in, rooftop Olympic-size pool, 3D golf simulator, roof deck with fire pits and access to Cira Green, another rooftop space—this one, a 1.25-acre park. The acclaimed all-day Walnut Street Café resides on the ground floor. Cira Centre South, 2929 Walnut Street, (215) 372-9000,
16. *The Study at University City – Angled evenly between Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, this handsome, bookish, contemporary boutique hotel offers stunning city views from its Presidential Suite. A plush king bed and oversize soaking tub outfit the bright, handsome space—the perfect spot to impress on a homecoming or parents’ weekend. 20 S. 33rd Street, (215) 387-1400,

17. Hotel at Wm. Mulherin’s Sons – Each of the four moody rooms in this former Fishtown distillery offers its guests a sense of personalized uniqueness. In room three, this means custom wallpaper; in room four, a clawfoot tub. Other amenities include full kitchenettes, laundry, king bed, original artwork, vintage rugs, live plants and exposed brick. Sweetening the deal, the hotel sits above its namesake restaurant, where the Italian cuisine continues to score national attention. 1355 N. Front Street, (215) 291-1355,

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Nov 20 2017

Winter Brings Seasonal Perks To The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package

Visitors Now Receive Dining Discounts & Museum Admission In Addition To Free Parking

The popular Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package returns for the winter with dining discounts and museum admission, plus its ever-popular and convenient free hotel parking. Bookable now at, the winter edition runs from December 1 through March 4, 2018.

Package Perks In Detail:
The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, responsible for more than 16,000 room nights in 2016, is available for one or more nights at more than 40 hotels in Center City and beyond. The winter hotel deal includes parking and tickets to the following with a combined value of up to $235:

  • Free parking:
Nov 6 2017

’Tis The Season: So Many Holiday Happenings In Philadelphia

The Region Celebrates With Lights, Trees, Parades, Fireworks, More

As temperatures drop in the history-rich, tradition-steeped city of Philadelphia, holiday spirit spills from shops, theaters, restaurants, parks and stadiums. This year promises the return of the city’s very own Christmas Village to LOVE Park. Every must-do holiday list includes visits to Macy’s Christmas Light Show, a spin around the skating rink and more festive fun at Philadelphia City Hall, a seat at The Nutcracker, a nosh at Latkepalooza and a spot on the sidewalk for the Mummers Parade. These, and dozens more activations and traditions are supported by the Philly Holiday Festival, a creation of Welcome America, and

Oct 16 2017

An Abundance Of Day Spas & Salons Make Philadelphia A Relaxing Refuge


A vacation isn’t a vacation without at least an hour or two of pampering built in. Philadelphia day spas and salons are equipped to answer the call, offering clients a variety of luxurious customized services to refresh both body and spirit. They feature the latest in body treatments, relaxation therapy and beauty services that include, but are far from limited, to all-natural nail services, deeply transformative Thai yoga massages and rejuvenating facials.

Hotel Day Spas/Salons:

  • The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm – This bucolic, 31-acre Bucks County estate once belonged to famed playwright George Kaufman and now sets the
Sep 25 2017

Fall Brings Seasonal Perks To The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package

Visitors Now Receive Dining Discounts, Plus Indego & PHLASH Passes Return

The popular Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package returns for the fall with seasonal perks, plus its ever-valuable and convenient free hotel parking. Bookable now at, the autumn edition runs from September 5 through November 30, 2017.

Package Perks In Detail:
The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, responsible for more than 16,000 room nights in 2016, is available for one or more nights at more than 30 hotels in Center City and beyond. The fall deal includes the following with a combined value of up to $173:

  • Hotel parking (up to a $100 value for a two-night
Aug 11 2017

Wheelchair-Accessible Restaurants And Hotels Span Philadelphia

Philadelphia Offers Visitors Who Use Wheelchairs Choices In Accommodations & Dining

Philadelphia is home to many restaurants and hotels accessible to visitors who use wheelchairs, including top-notch dining establishments and accommodations spanning multiple neighborhoods and tastes. Visitors are always encouraged to contact a hotel or restaurant to review any specific needs or requests. The following list includes many local favorites—however, it is not comprehensive.

Wine & Dine:
Historic District:

  • High Street on Market – The casual and acclaimed next-door sibling of esteemed, elegant Fork is known for its artisan bread program, locally sourced menu of shared plates and house-made pastas, first-come, first-served breakfast and lunch (serving incredible ginger yogurt and justly
Aug 7 2017

One Hundredth Birthday For Benjamin Franklin Parkway Will Be Big

Centennial Brings 14 Months Of Exhibitions & Events Inside & Out

Philadelphia’s cultural powerhouse and preeminent boulevard, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway began its 100th birthday celebration September 8, 2017. Parkway 100 is the city’s 14-month celebration taking place both inside the venerable institutions that line the thoroughfare and outside among its fountains, gardens and public art. It ends November 16, 2018.

The diagonal Benjamin Franklin Parkway stretches one mile from near City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the edge of Fairmount Park. Planner Paul Philippe Cret and designer Jacques Gréber modeled the thoroughfare after the Champs-Élysées of their native country. After a long, drawn-out planning and construction

Jul 26 2017

Cool Off At 14 Philadelphia Hotel Pools This August

Center City & University City Hotels Offer The Perfect Base For A Staycation

Philadelphia’s hot, hot, hot summer temperatures show no signs of declining in August, making it a great time for regional residents to consider a staycation at one of the many city hotels offering pool access. After touring the town, hotel guests can lounge among the skyscrapers on the 24th floor of the downtown Windsor Suites or take a lap or two at the posh pool of AKA University City—just two of many alluring pool options in the city’s sandbox.

Most of the hotels featured here offer the perks-packed Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, which always comes with

Jul 13 2017

Philadelphia's French Connections

Visitors To Philadelphia Discover America’s Century-Old Champs-Élysées & Much More

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway turns 100 this year, returning one of Philadelphia’s many French connections to the limelight. Paul Philippe Cret and Jacques Gréber planned the museum-lined boulevard to emulate Paris’ Champs-Élysées. A century later, a 14-month-long birthday fête Parkway 100 (September 8, 2017-November 16, 2018) includes major public art installations and cultural events. The Parkway itself is a rich repository of French art—from the Barnes Foundation to the Rodin Museum to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It’s also one of the region’s many French cultural, gastronomic and fashion influences.

Here’s a look at the many ways Philadelphia feels French:

Jun 16 2017

Pet-friendly Philadelphia


Visitors who prefer to travel with their animal companions can find a great getaway in Philadelphia. Pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, shops and parks welcome visitors and their animals, making it easy to bring furry friends along for the trip. The city is also home to a pair of popular cat cafes (Kawaii Kitty Cafe and Le Cat Café), where humans hang out with adoptable feline friends while enjoying coffee, light bites and even movie nights.

Pet-Friendly Hotels:
Center City:

  • Franklin Hotel at Independence Park – Dogs are welcome to spend the night one block from Independence Hall under