Where to Stay: Your Philadelphia Hotel Guide
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Rooms are popping up all over the region, but downtown is especially awash. Here’s your guide to new Philly hotels.
Penthouse accommodations at this upscale offering from Choice Hotels boast killer views of Broad, and the building connects to the Lucy, Cescaphe’s newest event venue. 219 South Broad Street, Center City.
Canopy by Hilton
Located in the historic Stephen Girard building, the Philly outpost of this millennial-focused brand will be the hotel anchor of revamped Market East. 21 S 12th Street, Market East.
Fairfield Inn & Suites
The Center City-based Wankawala Organization transformed the once-sketchy Parker Spruce Hotel into one of the most design-forward Fairfields in the country. 261 South 13th Street, Midtown Village.
Anyone booking a stay at Philly’s answer to Soho House is granted access to the private club’s gym, game room and Marc Vetri-led eateries. 2400 Market Street, Fitler Square.
A more boutique, Kimpton-style experience for Hyatt loyalists, this 13-story property will be pet-friendly and include one level of underground parking. S 17th Street & Chancellor Street, Rittenhouse Square.
Mainstay Suites/Ascend Hotel Collection
Another upscale offering from Choice Hotels (the company also behind Econo Lodge, Comfort Inn and Quality Inn) pairs with an extended-stay option in the same building. 917 Arch Street, Chinatown.
Marriott Old City
The 33-year-old Sheraton Society Hill reopened as a Marriott (Philly’s third) in June. The latest upgrade includes the first M Club — Marriott’s co-working space — in the city. One Dock Street, Society Hill.
The Notary Hotel
A former City Hall annex turned former Courtyard is now Philly’s first Autograph Collection hotel, a Marriott that’s kitted out with 1920s-inspired decor and listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. 21 North Juniper Street, Center City.
Pod Philly Hotel
Rooms at Philly’s first “micro-hotel” average 170 square feet, but you can stretch out at the Mexican restaurant, rooftop taqueria and cafe, run by the crew behind Suraya. 31 S 19th Street, Center City.
Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown
The Buccini Pollin Group turned the old-fashioned Franklin Hotel into a cheeky Ben Franklin-inspired option complete with indoor pool and all-day cafe. 401 Chestnut Street, Old City.
Marriott’s slick W brand will take up the top 18 floors of a new, long-in-the-works 51-story skyscraper. And it’ll have a rooftop pool. 1439 Chestnut Street, Center City.
Suites at the fifth outpost of former Essence editor Monique Greenwood’s bed-and-breakfast celebrate homegrown music legends like Patti LaBelle and Jill Scott. Six rooms. 3709 Baring Street, West Philadelphia.
Live Casino & Hotel
The team behind Xfinity Live is constructing another stadium property. This one will have slots, live-action tables, and a place to sleep off your losses upstairs. 240 rooms. 900 Packer Avenue, South Philadelphia.
Additional reporting by Ella Comberg. Published as “The Philly Hotel Boom, Mapped” in the October 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.
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Published as “The Philly Hotel Boom, Mapped” in the October 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.