The Best Philadelphia Boutique Hotels

Alyssa Pinsker | June 29, 2018

There's nothing better than a high-quality boutique hotel that goes hyper-local, art design and fashionable and funky and avoids and cookie cutter chain. While some of these small stylish hotels have more than 100 rooms or are actually umbrellaed under a large chain, they retain the vibe of boutique and introduce Philly in a beautiful and fresh way.


Penn's View Hotel

Why it made the list

The owners keep the hotel local with Philly made furniture, and the hotel is intimate enough that you won’t feel overwhelmed. Located in the heart of “old town” Philadelphia, you are close to legendary historic attractions. Each room (there are 49 total and two suites) has its own unique feel, so new two spaces are exactly alike.

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Alexander Inn

Why it made the list

Each of the 48 rooms includes private baths and its own modern design. The architectural detail is impressive with stained glass windows and detailed oak wood moldings. The staff is on hand 24 hours a day and there are many charming shops in the neighborhood.

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Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Why it made the list

Located in an Art-deco style building, the Kimpton Hotel Palomar is known for being eco-friendly. You’re located right in the middle of Center City, but the hotel offers personalized service and sophisticated rooms, most of which offer stunning views of Philadelphia’s skyline.

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Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

Why it made the list

If large scale chain hotels just aren’t your type, then you will love Hotel Monaco. It’s quirky without being overly hipster, thanks to its bold, geometric carpets and funky incorporation of Ben Franklin’s kites. Even the Red Owl Tavern is whimsical, with dishes such as charred octopus, chipotle hummus, and half Amish chicken.

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The Independent

Why it made the list

No two rooms at the Independent are alike. There are intricate design details throughout the hotel, including French doors and tin ceilings. The Independent is located in the center of numerous “gayborhood” shops, ranging from indie art galleries to locally owned boutiques. You are also in walking distance of Center City and Rittenhouse Square to see all Philly has to offer.

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