9 Philadelphia Staycations for When You Want to Make a Night of It

From splurges to steals, these hotels are great homes away from home (even though you're still kind of at home).

Philadelphia Staycations

The sky-high infinity-edge pool at the Four Seasons is just one of our memorable Philadelphia staycations / Photograph by C. Horan for Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

When you want to make a night of it, Philly has plenty of options. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious couple’s getaway or a fun family vacay without the travel, here are some standout experiences — presented in descending order from “splurge” to “steal.”

The Rittenhouse, Rittenhouse
The “Park Suite Private Retreat” sleeps 10 in five luxury rooms; everyone gets $150 in spa credits plus a private en suite dinner and breakfast from Lacroix. Starts at $15,000 per night.

Four Seasons, Center City
The “Night of Indulgence” offer includes a private dining experience for a couple (complete with a behind-the-scenes tour) at Jean-Georges, a private photo shoot, private late-night swim in the sky-high infinity-edge pool, and morning breakfast in bed. The offer only pops up one night per month; watch the Instagram page (@fsphiladelphia) for the next one. Starts at $12,500.

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Urban Campout at The Logan / Photograph by Laura Swartz

The Logan, Logan Circle
The “Urban Campout” package for families includes an indoor s’mores kit with all the fixings, a teepee-style tent with sleeping bags for kids, a star projector, coloring books and crayons, and a take-home robe and lovey. Plus: wine for parents! Starts at $509 based on two children.

Loews, Midtown Village
The newly revamped spa (and Turkish bath) is a real draw; the “Room for Romance” package gets you a 20 percent discount there plus bubbly, chocolate-dipped strawberries, a $50 food/drink credit per night, and late checkout. Starts at about $294; rates subject to change.

The spa and Turkish bath at Loews / Photograph courtesy of Loews Philadelphia

Kimpton Hotel Palomar, Center City
Another kid-friendly package with sleeping tents, Palomar’s “Little Explorers” deal includes a mini scooter and instant-print kid camera on loan, plus “money” for snacks at the hotel and the requisite wine for parents. Starts at about $250.

The Bellevue, Center City; and the Hyatt Centric, Rittenhouse
Skip the overnight and borrow a room as a launching pad from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the “Office for the Day” deal. Go for a swim, take a nap or shower before dinner … whatever the day calls for. Starts at $240 (Bellevue) and $213 (Hyatt Centric).

Patchwork Lounge / Photograph courtesy of Hyatt Centric

Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inn, University City
With its series of customizable spa add-ons, gorgeous Akwaaba’s “Pamper Me” package is a real find: Who wouldn’t go for an in-room massage, manicure, facial and pedicure? Rooms start at about $205; spa services vary but start at $30.

La Reserve, Rittenhouse
The “Wine and Dine” deal at this historic B&B includes a bottle of wine or champagne; take it to your (included) dinner at nearby Bistro La Baia, a classic Italian BYO. Starts at about $200.

Various hotels
Through September 11th, more than 20 Philly hotels are offering the “Visit Philly Overnight” deal, which includes overnight parking and two untimed tickets to “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Franklin Institute. Rates vary by hotel; check hotels.

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Published as “Some Enchanted Evenings” in the July 2022 issue of Philadelphia magazine.