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Where to stay in Philadelphia

If you're a first time visitor to Philadelphia, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Philadelphia.


What's the best area of Philadelphia to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Philadelphia are: Center City, Rittenhouse, Society Hill, and Old City.

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"Even the street vendors around Center City have better steaks than Pat or Geno's."  See More

"Center City in the Rittenhouse area has many bars and restaurants, Tria is great and affordable for beer, wine and some small bites."  See More

"Some favorite areas are Rittenhouse which is near 18th and Walnut."  See More

"Also try South Philadelphia near the Italian Market,Society Hill, and probably Northern Liberties."  See More

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  1. Center City
  2. Rittenhouse
  3. Society Hill
  4. Old City
What are some good hotels in Philadelphia?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Philadelphia, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"Go to the top of the Loews Hotel Philadelphia for a free view of the city in all directions."  See More

"Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia Lokal Hotel - Old City Morris House Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel Penn's View Hotel"  See More

"html Lastly, I know you said no hotel restaurants, but if you're looking for a grand brunch at the Rittenhouse Hotel's Lacroix Restaurant, they've got you covered there as well."  See More

"If you stay in Philadelphia, you can't go wrong staying at South Bridge Bed & Breakfast."  See More

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  1. Loews Hotel Philadelphia
  2. Hotel Monaco
  3. Rittenhouse Hotel
  4. Morris House
  5. South Bridge Bed & Breakfast
Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

 James Bio from Maryland asked:
Philadelphia visit- need hotel, transportation, and dining advice  (3 answers)

 Scott Rogers from Chicago asked:
Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak?  (13 answers)

 Sharon Kweon from West Los Angeles asked:
Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay?  (9 answers)

 teri brown from Atlanta asked:
Eating out on a budget.  (9 answers)

 Drew Corwin from Ojai asked:
What are the most popular neighborhoods in Philly?  (5 answers)

 Erin Foley from Edwardsville asked:
Best cheesesteak not too far from Historic District  (6 answers)

 Hannah Grant from Milwaukee asked:
What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?  (14 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Philadelphia.

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  1. Reading Terminal Market
  2. Jim's Steaks
  3. Pat's King of Steaks
  4. Geno's Steaks
  5. Zahav
What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Philadelphia? Click the blue button below.

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  1. Philadelphia Museum of Art
  2. The Liberty Bell
  3. Eastern State Penitentiary
  4. Spruce Street Harbor Park
  5. Independence Mall
Where can I find out more about Philadelphia?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Philadelphia locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Philadelphia.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Philadelphia? There are 4 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Philadelphia.

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