5 Luxe Hotels in Philadelphia, an Edgy City of History & Culture

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    Historically rich with a diehard sports culture and delicious gastronomy, Philadelphia is a city with character and excitement in spades. And the best Philadelphia hotels only serve to enhance this reputation. 

    Read on for five of our favorite Philadelphia hotels — or connect with Fora to plan and book your stay in Philly, and we’ll hook you up with A+ hotel perks (at no extra cost), expert itinerary suggestions and one-on-one support.

    The 5 best Philadelphia hotels

    Many of the best hotels in Philadelphia can be found around Center City, near famous landmarks like City Hall, the Liberty Bell and Rittenhouse Square. Here are five of our favorites.

    (Curious about food and art in Philly? Read our guide.)

    1. The Bellevue Hotel - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt: a stunning Beaux-Arts hotel & long-time symbol of luxury in Philadelphia

    One of the first luxury hotels in Philadelphia, The Bellevue opened its doors to guests in 1904. The hotel features cozy accommodations near the heart of the city, only a couple blocks from City Hall and many of Philadelphia’s coolest sights. 

    Guests seeking trendy, contemporary decor may prefer to stay elsewhere as The Bellevue definitely leans into its 20th-century roots. However, the amenities are all top-notch, and the location is hard to beat.

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    Fora Perks at The Bellevue Hotel:

    • $100 hotel / resort credit.

    • Breakfast daily.

    • Upgrade & extended check-in/out, whenever possible.

    2. The Rittenhouse Hotel: a gorgeous, five-star Philadelphia hotel overlooking Rittenhouse Square

    Image courtesy of The Rittenhouse Hotel

    Like The Bellevue, The Rittenhouse has been towering over Philadelphia’s streets for the better part of 120 years. Each room here is elegantly furnished without sacrificing comfort, ensuring a great balance between sophistication and hominess. 

    The Rittenhouse also boasts a relaxing urban spa, full salon and upscale dining, including the award-winning Lacroix restaurant, which features a diverse yet delectably upscale menu.

    Pro tip: The Library Bar is one of the best bars in the city. Pro Fora Advisor Irene Wilkoff says, "it's on the first floor and it's super cozy, with multiple fireplaces, bookshelves galore and extremely impressive cocktails made by mixologists."

    (Looking for things to do in Philadelphia, too? Our guide has itinerary ideas.)

    Fora Perks at The Rittenhouse:

    • $100 hotel / resort credit.

    • Breakfast daily.

    • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

    3. Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center: a world-class urban resort featuring spacious rooms & incredible views

    Image courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

    Even among the city’s most luxurious accommodations, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia stands out. The hotel occupies the top floors of the Comcast Technology Center near Logan Square, quite literally offering guests the pinnacle of a luxury experience in Philadelphia.

    Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia also offers massive rooms and suites — among the largest in the city, actually — and most are outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows providing near-unbeatable views of the city and, depending on which side of the tower, the Schuylkill or Delaware River.

    Sidenote: the spa at this hotel is amazing and there's an infinity pool that overlooks the entire city.

    Plan your trip with Fora and get the full lowdown on Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.

    Fora Perks at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia:

    • When you book Four Seasons through Fora, you will enjoy exclusive Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits. Your advisor will be pleased to give you more details.

    4. Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square: an elegant, French-themed Philadelphia hotel

    Sofitel Philadelphia blends traditional French art and culture with classic American styles to create a unique and ritzy experience among Philadelphia hotels. Right away, the hotel greets guests with a curated art gallery featuring the works of local and international artists. And this sophisticated vibe only continues throughout the hotel’s sleek corridors and stylish guest rooms. 

    Of all the best luxury hotels in Philadelphia, Sofitel features perhaps the trendiest decor and furnishings, making it an excellent choice for travelers seeking a more contemporary experience.

    You’ll find Sofitel Philadelphia just a short walk away from both the upscale shoppin gon Walnut Street and Rittenhouse Square. 

    Fora Perks at Sofitel Philadelphia: 

    • Hotel / resort credit.

    • Breakfast daily.

    • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

    5. The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia: a lavish Philadelphia hotel in Center City

    Bold and elegant as always, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia lives up to the brand’s well-established pedigree with opulent furnishings and decor as well as a bevy of five-star amenities. 

    Location-wise, The Ritz-Carlton delivers, too. The hotel neighbors City Hall along the liveliest streets of Center City — and it's a favorite for travelers attending nearby Philadelphia theaters. In any direction, you’ll find tons of upscale shopping, a huge range of restaurants and many of the city's most notable sights

    (Want to view Philly from a local’s perspective? Check out our insiders’ guide to Philadelphia.)

    Fora Perks at The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia:

    • $100 hotel / resort credit.

    • Breakfast daily.

    • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

    Want VIP perks at the coolest hotels in Philadelphia? Book with Fora

    Whether you’re catching a Philadelphia Eagles game, touring the city’s many historical landmarks or anything in between, your experience will always be made better when you book and plan your trip with Fora. In addition to unlocking awesome extras at the best Philadelphia hotels, we’ll supply you with exciting itinerary suggestions, help you with logistics and more.

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    This article has been fact checked by Pro Fora Advisor Irene Wilkoff, an expert on travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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