The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park

401 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA

An ornate fireplace dominates the breathtaking marble lobby of this towering hotel in the historic district, which recently joined the Marriott family of hotels. Enjoy cocktails in the adjoining lounge. The spacious rooms, many of which overlook bustling Old City, have free wireless Internet, basic traditional furniture, flat-screen televisions, and sofas. All are decorated in clean whites, deep blues, and cream colors. Bathrooms have large marble baths and lighted makeup mirrors. Upon check-in, children are greeted with a "sensational kids" gift bag (which itself turns into a nifty little backpack) with toys; they're also treated to complimentary cookies and milk. This is a pleasant base for visiting the nearby art galleries and cafés, as well as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other sights.


  • excellent location for historic touring and Old City revelry
  • boutique feel
  • good service
  • nice views
  • known to offer good sale rates


  • some rooms can get noisy at night from proximity to nightlife


Phones: 215-925–0000 | 888-236–2427


147 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: No meals