10 Great Hotels in Philadelphia’s Historic District
Philly's More Fun When You Sleep Over
After a busy day of sightseeing and exploration, spend the night where American history was made.
The diverse selection of hotels in Philadelphia’s Historic District (which spans from the Delaware River to 7th Street and from Vine Street to Lombard Street) includes boutique inns as well as big-brand chains. On-site restaurants, Delaware River views, in-room fireplaces and private balconies are just a few of the many amenities that the Historic District’s guests can enjoy.
Best of all, hotels in the Historic District put guests just steps away from the neighborhood’s must-see cultural attractions, including The Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the Museum of the American Revolution and so many more.
Of course, staying over and exploring Philadelphia is a bit different in 2021. Mask-wearing is still recommended or necessary at many spots, and select hotel amenities may be altered or unavailable. Your best bet: Plan ahead. Look online or call to get a better sense of what experience to expect.
Check out our complete guide to hotels in Philadelphia’s Historic District, below.
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
The only waterfront hotel in Philadelphia...
On the shores of the Delaware River, the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing is the only waterfront hotel in the city. The property boasts an indoor swimming pool, on-site dining at Keating’s Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen, a fitness room and more. Pro tip: Bring a lock to add to the Philadelphia Hope Fence , which runs along the exterior of the hotel.
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penn’s Landing
Lodging with views of the Delaware River...
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penn’s Landing is less than a 10-minute walk from Elfreth’s Alley, The Betsy Ross House, Christ Church and other sites in Philadelphia’s Historic District . Rooms facing the Delaware River offer views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Camden waterfront, and all stays include daily complimentary breakfast.
The Independence Park Hotel is just steps away from the Museum of the American Revolution and a six-minute walk from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall . Historic in its own right, the newly renovated boutique hotel is recognized on the national registry of historic places. High ceilings and a beautiful lobby fireplace are reminders of the past, while large rooms offer plenty of modern amenities. The hotel is also conveniently close to some of Philly’s top fine dining restaurants, including Forsythia, a lauded French-fusion bistro and Amada, chef Jose Garces’ famed Spanish tapas bar. An added perk? Free hot breakfast every day.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Modern luxury hotel with a rooftop lounge...
Located on Independence Mall, Hotel Monaco embraces the surrounding neighborhood’s historic heritage with a modern, chic twist. On the ground floor, Red Owl Tavern serves crowd-pleasers (like burgers and smoked chicken wings), while Stratus Rooftop Lounge provides bottle service, finely crafted cocktails and a seasonal menu on the 11th story.
Lokal Hotel - Old City
A local experience with boutique-hotel accommodations...
Featuring six apartment-style suites, Lokal Hotel offers visitors the chance to sample the local lifestyle in a beautifully designed space that feels like home. The hotel’s innovative invisible service — which includes an automated coded check-in, an in-room iPad with multiple service-driven apps and more — anticipates the needs of the traveler and offers a highly curated and authentic Philly experience.
Morris House Hotel
A boutique hotel in a National Historic Landmark...
A National Historic Landmark built in 1787, the Morris House Hotel is located across the street from Washington Square . A true respite from busy city life, the European-style bed and breakfast — housed in a restored eighteenth-century mansion — includes 17 guest rooms decorated with individual charm and remarkable attention to detail, including the original heart pine floors. The property’s expansive garden also makes it a major destination for weddings and other events.
Penn’s View Hotel
A colonial-inspired B&B and National Historic Landmark...
Originally built in 1828 as a warehouse space, the Penn’s View Hotel is a landmark in its own right, earning a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Select guest rooms and suites at this colonial-inspired bed and breakfast feature exposed brick walls, riverfront views, in-room fireplaces and private balconies.
Philadelphia Marriott Old City
A short walk from Independence Hall on a cute cobblestone street...
On a charming cobblestone stretch, Philadelphia Marriott Old City is just a scenic, half-mile walk from Independence Hall . Completely renovated in 2019, the hotel’s amenities include Society Commons, a stylish restaurant and bar serving contemporary American fare, along with local spirits, beers and wines.
Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
European-style luxury that combines sophistication and charm...
Reserve a room with direct views of Independence National Historic Park at the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown , which also boasts an impressive marble entranceway, a 24-hour fitness center and a cozy lobby with tons of seating to relax.
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
Accommodations centrally located within the nation’s most historic square mile...
Located one block from Market Street, the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District is just a few minutes’ walk from The Liberty Bell Center and other must-see attractions. The onsite Coin’s Restaurant & Pub is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the awesome seasonal rooftop pool offers views of nearby historic sites from its deck.
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