The Best Luxury Hotels in Philadelphia
There's lots to love at some of Philly’s most posh accommodations...
Paradise exists at these luxury hotels in Philadelphia.
Those looking to relax in style with friends or family during their vacation or staycation in the City of Brotherly Love — and maybe snag a great deal at the same time — have more than a dozen decadent options throughout the city.
We’re talking top-floor penthouses with incredible skyline views, plus amenities like king-size canopy beds, Fuji soaking tubs, a private elevator (!) and more.
Below, find details on some of the most luxurious hotels in Philadelphia.
Specializing in stays of a week or longer, this hotel residence balances the style and hospitality of an intimate boutique hotel with the comfort and elegance of a luxurious residence. The 12-story historic landmark features respectfully restored interiors with a contemporary vibe and 78 studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom suites with full kitchens. The hotel has quite the location, situated right at the entrance of Rittenhouse Square and above AKA’s critically acclaimed Center City restaurant a.kitchen + bar .
The FMC Tower at Cira Centre South rises 49 stories on the west bank of the Schuylkill River, with the top 19 stories home to the AKA University City . The luxury extended-stay hotel comprises 268 residences, including 103 hotel residences (as well as 30 serviced residences, 30 furnished residences and 105 apartment residences for longer-term stays), along with the rooftop park Cira Green. The space also includes Level 28 — a full-floor complete with a lap pool, fitness center, yoga area, 3D golf simulator, outdoor terrace with fire pits, a.lounge and a.cinema, a private theater with curated screenings and its own film library.
Feeling very much like an elegant private residence, this 11-room brownstone in Philly’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood showcases Pollock-esque artwork and vintage brasserie posters, which impart a contemporary air to traditional, luxurious décor. A recent expansion project means the property also has a large private garden space and a new chef’s kitchen, making it a perfect spot for micro weddings, showers and special events.
Opened in 2019, an expansive private lifestyle club overlooking the Schuylkill River offers members and hotel guests access to cuisine by chef Marc Vetri, a stellar cocktail scene, intimate live performances, vast fitness center, private movie theater and posh games lounge, along with chic design and original modern art. Fourteen suites — nine queen and king rooms, three king lofts, a 860-square-foot master and the 1,095-square-foot Fitler — offer a modern aesthetic and midcentury flourishes such as rotary phones and classic alarm clocks.
Atop the Comcast Technology Center — the tallest building in Philadelphia — the Four Season s brings expected luxury that begins with a sky lobby and continues with restaurants by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and James Beard Award winner Greg Vernick, two statement-making ballrooms, a sanctuary-inspired spa and pool overlooking the city, 219 unimpeachable rooms — and a renowned level of hospitality.
Founded in 1862 to support the policies of then-President Abraham Lincoln, this esteemed, elite club — housed in a distinctive Second Empire building that occupies an entire city block on Avenue of the Arts — has hosted U.S. presidents, heads of state, industrialists, entertainers and dignitaries from around the globe. On-site accommodations at the four-diamond Inn at the League offer stylish and sophisticated lodging in 84 guest rooms and suites, plus three restaurants, an executive fitness center with spa facilities and massages, and a 26,000-volume library.
A brand-new, 1.5 million-square-foot hotel and casino opens in South Philadelphia in February 2021. Conveniently located within walking distance of Philly’s professional sports hubs — Lincoln Financial Field, the Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park — Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia houses more than 200 upscale hotel rooms, including a Penthouse Suite that features a fireplace and the six-room Presidential Suite. Downstairs, find more than 2,100 slots, 150 electronic and live table games, a sportsbook, and dining and entertainment venues. Find Philly favorites Sang Kee Noodle Bar & Kitchen as well as Lorenzo and Sons Pizza among offerings from Guy Fieri and former Center City spot The Prime Rib.
A National Historic Landmark building and nation’s first International-style (modern) skyscraper, formerly a bank, the Loews Philadelphia stands out thanks to its neon rooftop PSFS sign and its burnished wood and Cartier wall clocks throughout. The property has 581 guest rooms, including 12 suites and 54 Club Rooms, a fitness center with a lap pool that overlooks East Center City and spectacular skyline views.
Across the street from the stunning Swann Memorial Fountain, this hotel , a member of the Curio Collection by Hilton, offers 391 impeccable rooms and suites. That includes the 2,500-square-foot Presidential Suite, which features a piano and a private balcony overlooking Logan Square. Also on-site: Assembly Rooftop Lounge, the hotel’s rooftop bar where handcrafted cocktails meet ultra-modern vibes; the Urban Farmer steakhouse; the hidden-away Underground Spa & Wellness, a serene space and pool that consistently earns the highest of ratings among patrons seeking hydrafacials, couples massages and nail services.
Consistently recognized as one of the world’s finest places to stay by industry sources such as AAA and Travel + Leisure , The Rittenhouse has become one of the most awarded hotel properties in Philly. Overlooking the popular Rittenhouse Square park, this luxury property feels as glamorous as its neighboring apartment buildings — and has the posh amenities to match. There’s the 15,000-square-foot hotel spa is dedicated to beauty, wellness and dream-fulfilling relaxation; cozy Library Bar; and the Philadelphia location of New York’s pasta pioneer, Scarpetta.
A spectacular domed marble lobby greets guests to The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia , a gem of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts located in the historic Girard/Mellon Bank building. This luxury property is home to more than 300 rooms, all beautifully appointed with a full range of amenities. Those looking to take it to another level — literally — can book the spectacular Ritz-Carlton Suite , accessible via private elevator and offering stunning views of City Hall. Also on site: modern, Latin-American fusion on seafood, steaks and poultry prepared on a wood-fired grill at Aqimero, and Richel D’Ambra Spa + Salon, featuring body, hair and skin treatments, including massage, reflexology and an array of facials.
This classic French hotel merges French flair with subtle American style in the former Philadelphia Stock Exchange building. Among the 300 rooms are 67 luxury suites, including the Prestige Suites, offering a comfort-crafted king-size bed, a marble bathroom and city views from its prime downtown location. Dining amenities include Southern French breakfast-through-dinner Chez Colette and Liberté, a modern lounge with handcrafted cocktails and French bites. Bonus: The hotel is pet-friendly.
Less than one block from iconic City Hall , this skyscraper hotel offers modern luxury with a stylish dose of Philly vibrancy and artistry. Among the W Philadelphia Hotel’s amenities, including 295 rooms, the 4/7 FIT gym, the Living Room cocktail lounge and bar terrace, is a year-round heated pool — outdoor pool, that is.
The four well-appointed living spaces above Fishtown’s acclaimed Wm. Mulherin’s Sons restaurant, carved out of a 19th-century whiskey bottling factory, are perfectly individual. They feature moody custom wallpaper; wood slab headboards; glazed tiling; polished concrete floors; restored, walnut frameless kitchen cabinets (full kitchen, Mauviel cookware); poured concrete countertops; and top-notch amenities in rainfall showers, washer/dryers, blackout shades and Aesop soaps. Room Four even has a clawfoot soaking tub inside an old safe.
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