The Very Best Bargain Hotels in Philadelphia

Alyssa Pinsker | June 29, 2018

There's nothing like value for your money when staying at a nice hotel. It's not about budget hotels, it's about prices that you can afford for high-value residences. The key to finding a bargain is to not guess at the price but to read and heed our lists. There is a five-star hotel on this list, a gorgeous boutique, two downtown gems, a South Philly stunner and a bed and breakfast you might have thought was out of your league.


The Gables Bed and Breakfast

Why it made the list

The rooms start at $170, which is a steal for such a whimsical B&B. Staying at The Gables is like walking back in time. Free parking is also offered, which is helpful if you have a car, and a delicious hot breakfast is included.

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Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

Why it made the list

At only $166 a night, the Hilton City Avenue includes many of the amenities of larger, more expensive hotels. The pool, the Polo Lounge, and Delmonico’s are all luxurious, and the hotel itself is close to downtown but not smack in the middle of it, making it ideal for a more quiet holiday.

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Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard

Why it made the list

From $170 a night, the Courtyard by Marriot Philadelphia South at the Navy Yard has a lot to offer. Its location is ideal if you are headed to any major sports games in Philadelphia, and the well-equipped exercise room will keep you in shape (even when you’re on vacation). South Philly is not Center City, but there is more to offer in terms of award-winning food on Restaurant Row, and the Italian market and of course sports.

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Best Western Plus Philadelphia Convention Center

Why it made the list

A new edition to the Philadelphia hotel landscape, the Best Western Plus on the periphery of Center City Philadelphia provides spacious clean rooms, a conscientious and attentive staff, and a Spartan attitude. One of the nation's biggest Chinatowns has a large selection of authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Burmese, Vietnamese and Japanese restaurants is nearby and you are right next to the Pennsylvania convention center for just $129 a night.

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Holiday Inn Express Midtown

Why it made the list

The price for the location and amenities ($187 is the starting price) make up for its urban downsides (size, parking.) It's simple and clean and centrally located with a nice gym and fun large roof-top outdoor pool. It uses green technology (IHG Green Engage System) to keep it eco. This hotel provides a quality budget option for travelers who prefer the sounds and sights of the city to their rooms.

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Alexander Inn

Why it made the list

For only $135 a night, the Alexander Inn is a steal for its architecture, friendly staff, and intriguing attractions.

The well-maintained rooms at this small hotel have an Art De Read More

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