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The Best Luxury Hotels in Philadelphia

Alyssa Pinsker | July 06, 2018

Philadelphia is more than its amazing history and famous residents like Benjamin Franklin, it is a sexy destination city that knows how to pamper as much as it knows how to love (and fine, occasionally boo.) For lavish visitors, there is never a lack of stylish luxury hotels to visit. Here are the best:

#8

Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

Why it made the list

Though it was built in 2000, it has all the charm and iconic splendor of a "Grande Dame" hotel, and so it is popular for weddings and events. The lobby is worth having a drink in to see the Pantheon recreation and 9000 tons of Georgia marble.

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#7

The Logan, Philadelphia's Hotel

Why it made the list

The Logan, a new addition to the Philadelphia luxury hotel scene is chic and classy in a city that isn't always as refined. The massive lobby also has a ballroom with a permanent fireplace, swanky bar, and terrace, and the attached upscale farm to table restaurant, Urban Farmer is delicious with cocktails to match.

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#6

The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square

Why it made the list

Rittenhouse is the classiest and most iconic neighborhood in Philadelphia (it's also known as the French district) and the Warwick does a nice job of blending in as a contemporary boutique one-of-a-kind full-service hotel with high-art historical nods though it's actually a Radisson. The two partner restaurants are destination bonuses: Prime Rib is haute Vegas chic (leather, thrones, leopard carpeting and a baby grand) with matching upscale cuisine and Bluestone Lane is authentic artisanal Australian for breakfast. The lobby--which features wallpaper with an imagined conversation between two Colonial-era brothers in the city of brotherly love and a white 365-day fireplace-- is Instagram worthy.

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#5

Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown

Why it made the list

Launched in partnership with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) Sonesta Philadelphia’s in-lobby art gallery showcases a rotating exhibition of local Philadelphia artists. Sonesta also received the 2017 Culture of Caring Award for the hotel’s community involvement and fundraising efforts to help out numerous charity organizations. The club lounge and pool may be its biggest draw.

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#4

Hyatt Philadelphia at The Bellevue

Why it made the list

It's an all in one for Philadelphia, you can't beat the location right on the Avenue of the Arts for your cultural experiences. The history and the architecture from the Edison era working light system of the many chandeliered ballroom and XIX dining room with 2848 pearls hanging from the oculus are all Philadelphia icons to be seen. Topped by a 30-foot stained-glass dome, XIX is also great for tea and cocktails with stunning views. The hotel's lower floors feature a food court, The Palm restaurant, and high-end stores like Tiffany and Teuscher of Switzerland and the Sporting Club at the Bellevue is on the third floor, so it's a four-for.

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#3

AKA University City

Why it made the list

AKA University City undoubtedly has the best 360-degree views of the city and in an uber-luxury apartment-style setting. The Italian interior design and architecture may be imported by AKA, who was born and bred in Philly. The amenities are impressive like an in-house cinema (a cinema), a private theater with fully automated leather seating, complete surround sound, and curated film screenings or a 3-D indoor golf simulator featuring some of the world’s most renowned courses. Still, it feels like an uber-luxury office building or a chic place to do business, while the vertical urban park is a work in progress for yoga and more stunning views.

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#2

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

Why it made the list

Renaissance owned by Marriott is known for creating hyper-local modern art hotels and they did a fantastic job in overhauling a standard hotel and bringing it to a boutique local luxury level. The style and attention to detail from Franklin themed cocktails and B.F. themed modern art in the rooms is appreciated. It's chic, hip and ultra-modern. The staff is helpful and a concierge is usually around to answer questions, one offered to get milk and cookies for kids at the nearby bakery if needed.

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#1

The Rittenhouse

Why it made the list

The service at Philadelphia five star hotel is unparalleled. Amenities include an on-site salon and spa and a contemporary fitness center with sauna/steam services and a pool. The modern French restaurant, Lacroix, is among the most elegant in the city, and it also houses the swanky Library Bar who has a weekly jazz night. Then there is the hidden gem, Scarpelli, which has some of the best cocktails and freshest Italian food in the city. Service is everything - and this hotel is bar none.

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  • 8. Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
    10 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, USA
  • 7. The Logan, Philadelphia's Hotel
    1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • 6. The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square
    220 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, USA
  • 5. Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown
    1800 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, USA
  • 4. Hyatt Philadelphia at The Bellevue
    200 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102, USA
  • 3. AKA University City
    2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, USA
  • 2. Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
    401 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA
  • 1. The Rittenhouse
    210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, USA

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