- Stay at the luxurious Canopy Hotel if you want to stay in the heart of the city.
- Visit the rooftop bar at the Logan for incredible views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
- Philadelphia is known for its Colonial-era row house, which you can rent through Airbnb.
If you plan on visiting Philadelphia, there are a host of places you can stay.
From historic row-houses to luxurious hotels with rooftop bars, here are the best places to stay, according to a local:
Canopy by Hilton is centrally located
Situated in the heart of Center City, Canopy by Hilton is a convenient, luxurious choice. One of the newest hotels in Philly, Canopy opened in August.
It has 236 rooms, which cost about $169 (one king bed) to $184 (two queen beds with a premium city view) a night. On-site dining options including an American brasserie and an outpost of Federal Donuts, a local chain. The hotel also provides complimentary bike rentals to guests.
Tip: This modern hotel is also around the corner from the shops and restaurants in Philadelphia’s Fashion District.
The Logan features stunning city views
Rates start at about $175 a night for one king bed.
Tip: For incredible views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where the Philadelphia Museum of Art is located, check out the hotel’s Assembly Rooftop, a bar nine floors up.
There are numerous Airbnb options if you want to stay in a classic Philly row house
Philadelphia is known for its row houses, low-rise residential buildings that have been popular since the Colonial era. They’re often characterized by stoops and vibrant accents like window-box flowers.
If you want to stay in this quintessential Philly accommodation, check Airbnb. Listings for row-house apartments in the greater Center City area can range from about $30 to $80 a night.
Tip: For a curated selection of listings, look for property-management companies that specialize in Airbnb rentals, such as Slate and Hearth. Its founder, Jen Jordan, has been nicknamed “The Queen of Airbnb in Philly.”
Lokal is a boutique apartment-style hotel with locations in 2 popular neighborhoods
Lokal’s modern minimalist rooms start at $280 a night for a one-bedroom apartment.
Tip: If you like the decor enough to take home, check out Lokal’s an online store where you can purchase chic pillows, coffee makers, and even mattresses.