With so much to see in Philadelphia with the kids, what are the best hotels for families in this city? The two best locations according to Trekaroo families are near the two main tourist areas: Museum Row and Independence Hall. They each maximize play time and minimize driving. Here are the winners:
Near Museum Row
All three of these hotels are located in the Museum Row area on the Ben Franklin Parkway and a stone’s throw from all the major family attractions like The Franklin Institute, the Museum of Natural Science and the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin. Depending on your budget and travel style, these are the best 3 hotels near Museum Row for visiting families.
For Luxury & Kid Perks: The Four Seasons Philadelphia
From the moment you walk-in, your kid’s will be greeted with gifts and special treatment at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia. They’ve got diapers, age-appropriate toys, cookies and milk with turndown and more to help you and your family feel more at home. The service is 5-star, the hotel is impeccable, and the food is scrumptious. Wait there’s more – they’ve got an indoor heated pool, a collection of kid-friendly videos and a concierge that knows what to recommend to families. Average rate: $315/night for a moderate room on Fri/Sat, $515/night for suites. However, don’t miss their Family Values Package where you can book one room and get an adjoining room for 50% off plus a $100 credit to spend.
For Suite Living & Breakfast: Embassy Suites – Philadelphia
The Embassy Suites in downtown Philadelphia provides suite living in this cylindrical hotel of all two room suites. Each of the rooms are spacious, clean and newly upgraded! After snoozing in these comfortable new digs, your family can chow down on a complimentary buffet breakfast at T.G.I. Friday’s in-house before heading off to the events of the day. Omelets made to order are a great way to start off any vacation day. The in-room kitchenette is great for storing and preparing left-overs for a quick meal. Rooms start at $129/night.
For Suite Living & a Roofdeck Pool: Windsor Suites
The Windsor Suites owned by Marriott is getting rave reviews from Trekaroo families after their million dollar renovations. Similar to the Embassy Suites, the rooms are spacious and the extra living room space is perfect for families. If you like to cook, whip up an entire meal for the family in their kitchen complete with a full-sized fridge, stove, and dishwasher for easy clean-up. The roofdeck pool is also great for dealing with the summer heat. No free breakfast though. Average rate: $104/night for a one-bedroom suite.
Near Independence Hall
Want to be close to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center and more? These are the best hotels to stay at if you’re planning on spending a lot of time exploring the birth of our nation.
For Luxury: The Omni Independence Park (editor’s pick)
Just one block away from the Liberty Bell, the Omni Independence Park Hotel has been welcoming families in this area for years. The Omni Sensational Kids program will be sure to treat your kids like V.I.P. Young VIP perks include suitcases filled with games and books, a backpack upon check-in and menu choices prepared especially for young travelers. Rates start at $244/night. To check availability at the Omni.
For Historic Boutique Living: The Morris House Hotel (editor’s pick)
The Morris House Hotel is a historic landmark that’s close to everywhere you’ll want to go. Better for families with older kids, this hotel is like staying at an upscale fancy bed and breakfast. Families love the free continental breakfast and afternoon tea with homemade cookies.
Rooms start at $169/night. To check availability at the Morris House Hotel.
For the Budget Conscious: Holiday Inn Philadelphia – Historic District (editor’s pick)
The rooms at the Holiday Inn Philadelphia in the Historic District are standard issue . Simple, but clean rooms with no frills. There is an outdoor heated pool on the rooftop which is great for the kids to jump into after a long day of sightseeing. Rooms start at $100/night. To check availability at the Holiday Inn Philadelphia – Historic District.
Which Activities came up at the top?
Other Resources for Philadelphia:
- Off the Beaten Path Kid Activities in Philadelphia – motherofalltrips
- Teen-friendly Activities in Philadelphia – ForLoveOrFunny
- Things to Do in Philly with Young Kids – Girlymama
- Historic Philadelphia by foot with Kids – Minnemom
- Phildelphia: 5 Kids-friendly Activities – CiaoBambino
- Best Attractions for Kids Who Love Trains in Pennsylvania – BryantFamily