Best of Philly

Best Staycation

2019 Best Urban Retreat

Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast

This black-owned establishment that pays homage to Philly’s music history has a fantastic breakfast spread and historic touches. (So yeah, you’re gonna want to book a second night at this newcomer.) Read More »

3709 Baring Street, Philadelphia, PA | 866-466-3855 | Website

2019 Best Airbnb Experience

Muhammad Ali’s Mansion

For $1,000 (and up) per night, you can party in the 7,000-square-foot Tuscan-style villa that the Champ occupied during the early 1970s. There’s a huge deck, a bar, a pool, a tennis court and, of course, a hot tub. It’ll be the backyard barbecue of the century. Read More »

1121 Winding Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ

2017 Best Staycation

Lokal Hotel

When this tiny—as in six-unit—hotel opened this year, touting its Airbnb likeness and invisible service, we admit, we threw out a little side-eye. We were wrong. The automatic check-ins, quick restaurant delivery, Apple TVs and movie-set-cool decor (brass hardware in the full kitchens; exposed brick walls) are actually what we’ve always wanted in a hotel. We just didn’t know it. Read More »

139 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-702-4345 | Website

2013 Best Staycation

West Chester

Check into a cozy room at West Chesters hospitable new Hotel Warner (120 North High Street, 610-692-6920), where theres fresh popcorn in the lobby after 3 p.m. a well-buttered nod to the locations previous incarnation as a historic Art Deco movie theater. Spend the day lazing around bucolic Chester County; the Brandywine Battlefield is less than five miles away and provides the perfect place for a picnic. At night, enjoy one of the many restaurants within walking distance of your hotel, from oysters and seafood platters at Doc Magrogans (117 East Gay Street, 610-429-4046) to beers and bar and bistro food at the more casual Iron Hill (3 West Gay Street, 610-738-9600). Youll be glad your bed is just around the corner, though it might be hard to resist a pint of Chubby Hubby the hotels front desk offers Ben & Jerrys by the pint for $5. A nice touch. Read More »

| 610-696-4046 | Website