Find out what to expect of hotels in the city with our guide on where to stay...
There is a great mix of hotels in Philadelphia, with high-end luxury hotels dotted around the city and budget hotels and motels attracting guests with less cash to splash. Either way, Philadelphia hotels are mostly clean and spacious.
And as in any North American city, well-known chains vie with locally run hotels for business. Check out properties from the likes of Hilton, Hampton Inn, Courtyard, Hyatt, Marriott, Radisson, Renaissance, Westin, Staybridge, Sheraton, Sonesta, Ramada, Le Meridien, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn.
When it comes to where to stay, Center City - the downtown area - is close enough to be within walking distance of the historic part of Philly, also known as Old City, where most of the places worth seeing are situated.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the only attractions that you might struggle to walk to from central Philadelphia. However, the streets around Philadelphia's Convention Center are also handily located for tourism, as are those around the Avenue of the Arts.