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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hotels and City Guide

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Philadelphia - Travel Tips

When to Visit Philadelphia

Philadelphia's Seasons

Any time of year will provide an excellent opportunity to take advantage of the many historic sites, restaurants, art museums, and shopping experiences that Philadelphia has to offer. Naturally, around the 4th of July is particularly festive in this very patriotic city. If you want to plan a trip around this time, plan early. Numerous activities occur throughout the historic sections of the city during the summer months to celebrate its heritage. The autumn season brings resplendent leaf color to the city’s plentiful trees. It is spectacular and provides landscape vistas that everyone should see, at least once. Concerts and theater productions are held from October through early June. Typically, during the winter months, you can find bargains on many hotel rooms. During the spring, cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Festival is held in April. The blooms are a magnificent sight to behold.

Local Holidays:

New Year's Day (January 1)
Martin Luther King's Birthday (third Monday in January)
Washington's Birthday (third Monday in February)
Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4)
Labor Day (first Monday in September)
Discoverers' Day (second Monday in October)
Veterans' Day (November 11)
Thanksgiving (last Thursday in November)
Christmas (December 25)

Visas and Passports

A citizen of a foreign country traveling to the United States typically must obtain a non-immigrant visa. If applying for permanent residence, one must obtain an immigrant visa. The visa will allow entry into the country for a temporary stay or visit. Visas, types B-1 and B-2, grant entry into the United States for business, pleasure, medical treatment, or a combination of both. B-1 visas are essentially for those who are traveling on business; B-2 visas are appropriate for tourism, recreation, family visits, medical treatment, or any of a variety of similar circumstances. Students, journalists, temporary workers, etc., must apply for a different type of visa. It is always a good idea to peruse the United States Embassyinternet site before applying for entry to the U.S.

Local Customs & Language (including Tipping)

Customs

An essentially blue collar town, many of the locals here are friendly. While this may vary as you enter Philadelphia’s corporate world, dress is almost always casual in nature. Don’t hesitate to stop and ask directions if you find yourself lost, as they don’t call it “The City of Brotherly Love” for no reason.

Language

Due to the ethnic diversity of many neighborhoods in Philadelphia, a variety of languages can be heard throughout the city. English, however, is the primary language spoken in the city.

Tipping Advice

Waiters and taxi drivers in the U.S. receive a 15 – 20% tip for their services. Bartenders often get a dollar per drink, and valet parking attendants receive one to two dollars.

Hotel maids generally receive between $1 and $3 per day of your stay. In upscale hotels, at least 4 percent of the room rate is a suggested tip, before taxes, unless a service fee is charged by the hotel that includes the gratuity. Airport baggage handlers typically receive from between $1 to $2 per bag. Hairdressers and barbers usually receive between 10 and 15 percent.

Health and Security

While Center City and much of the surrounding Philadelphia area is considered safe, there are some precautions that it just makes sense to follow. For instance, don’t draw attention to yourself by wearing flashy jewelry. Don’t leave any valuables in your hotel room; put them in the hotel’s safe, if possible. Purchase a money belt (men and women) to wear, secretly hidden around your waist. If you have a handbag, keep it in your lap when seated at a restaurant table or theatre seat; don’t drape it over the back of a chair. Don’t sit it down on the floor anywhere. As with any destination, exercise caution when out after dark. Stay away from deserted streets. If you have any questions about the safety of a particular location, you can always ask hotel personnel or inquire at the Independence Visitor Center. If you have a car, keep it locked, as you should in any city, and don’t leave valuables inside.

The subway system is relatively safe during daylight hours. After dark, however, it would probably be best to hail a taxi as opposed to waiting on a semi-deserted train station platform.

Philadelphia had a reputation at one time for a number of murders that occurred there. In recent years, however, crime has diminished in the city. The Center City area of Philadelphia, which hosts numerous restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping venues, is relatively safe. As with any location you travel to, exercising caution is the wisest choice. Use common sense, especially after dark, when you are out and about. Any hotel concierge or front desk staff member should be able to give you advice about areas in which you intend to travel.

Medical Services

Should you become ill during your trip, there are a number of hospitals and pharmacies to help meet your needs including Graduate Hospital at 1800 Lombard Street near the business district and Pennsylvania Hospital at 8th & Spruce streets. Both local and major chain pharmacies are close to almost every destination in the city.

Disabled Travelers

Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act, most hotels, companies, and restaurants have a number of services available if you need extra help. Simply take a moment to contact your destination ahead of time to ask what services are available.

Tax Refunds

Philadelphia has a sales tax of 7 percent on almost all items; however, it does not apply to clothing or groceries. The hotel tax in Philadelphia is 14 percent. Taxes are collected individually by each state and/or local authority. Tax refunds are not typically given in the United States, with the exception of some articles in the state of Louisiana. If you were a visitor in Louisiana and purchased an item, you may be eligible for a sales tax refund.




Hotels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Best Western Center City Hotel

Best Western Center City Hotel

501 N 22nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130-3507, United States

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, the dynamic Best Western Center City Philadelphia hotel is the ideal destination for both the leisure and business traveler. The Philadelphia Convention Center, Independence Hall and the National Constitution Center are some of the...




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Best Western Independence Park Hotel

Best Western Independence Park Hotel

235 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106-2813, United States

The beautiful Best Western Independence Park Philadelphia Hotel is remarkably situated in historic Old City Philadelphia. Positioned adjoining Philadelphia's most historic square mile, this Best Western hotel is within close proximity to many Philadelphia...




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Holiday Inn Fort Washington Hotel

Holiday Inn Fort Washington Hotel

432 Pennsylvania Ave.,Ft. Washington,PA 19034 ,United States

Description Holiday Inn Fort Washington Hotel is located just 25 miles from the Philadelphia International Airport. Situated within minutes from major...




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Holiday Inn Philadelphia Historic DistrictHotel - Pennsylvania PA

Holiday Inn Philadelphia Historic DistrictHotel - Pennsylvania PA

400 Arch St.,Philadelphia,PA,19106 United States

Nestled in the historic district of Philadelphia Olde City, Holiday Inn Philadelphia Hotel Historic District welcome travelers with the warmth and friendliness coupled with excellent hotel services and facilities. Located just ten minutes away...




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Four Seasons Philadelphia

Four Seasons Philadelphia

1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PA 19103

Hotel Description: Logan Square Feels Like a Small Corner of Paris in the Heart of America's Birthplace. Here Stands a Landmark Within a Landmark - Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. With a Peaceful Courtyard At Its Center, and the Stunning Swann... more
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The Rittenhouse Hotel

The Rittenhouse Hotel

210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Hotel Description:The Rittenhouse is a AAA Five Diamond Hotel Ranked Among the Top Hotels of the World by Conde Nast and the Official Hotel Guide. The Hotels Premier Location On Rittenhouse Square is in the Hart of Philadelphias Most Prestigious/Residential/Business/Cultural... more
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The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

Ten Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Hotel Description: The Centerpiece of the City'S Avenue of the Arts Project, the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia Finds Its Home in Two Land- Mark Buildings That Have Been Completely Restored To Anticipate the Needs of Today'S Business and Leisure Travelers.... more
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Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Downtown

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Downtown

1800 Market Street (Intersection of 18th&Market Streets) PHILADELPHIA PA 19103 UNITED STATES

Crowne Plaza Center City Hotel Philadelphia, located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, is the perfect hotel for the discerning business and leisure travelers,... more
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Doubletree Guest Suites

Doubletree Guest Suites

640 WEST GERMANTOWN PIKE,Philadelphia,Pennsylvania,USA

Set Amid The Natural Wooded Landscape Of The Plymouth Meeting Executive Campus- Doubletree Guest Suites Is Ideally Located In Suburban Philadelphia's Fastest Growing Business Center. Just Five Miles From Historic Valley Forge And King Of Prussia And 25 Miles From... more
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Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City

Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City

1100 ARCH STREET Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

The Hilton Garden Inn is a first-class hotel located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, next to the convention center. The hotel's central location makes it very convenient and easy to access all areas of Philadelphia, whether your visit is business related or for... more
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Hilton Inn at Penn

Hilton Inn at Penn

3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The Hilton Inn at Penn is Located in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania's campus and is a recipient of a AAA Four Diamond rating. The Inn is adjacent to the prestigious Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Avenue... more
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Hyatt Regency Philadelphia

Hyatt Regency Philadelphia

201 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19106 USA

Hyatt Regency Penn's Landing Hotel Philadelphia is the only waterfront hotel in Philadelphia. Surrounded by Philadelphia's exciting nightlife, excellent shopping and famous attractions, Hyatt Regency Penn's Landing Hotel Philadelphia provides the ideal... more
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Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

1201 Market Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA Introduction Located in the heart of the business district and connected to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Philadelphia Marriot Downtown Hotel... more
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Omni Hotel at Independence Park

Omni Hotel at Independence Park

401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

150 newly renovated guest rooms and suites3 elegantly appointed suites including a 2,000 square foot Penthouse suite117 luxurious king-size and 30 double guest roomsADA rooms availableGet Fit Guest Rooms featuring a portable treadmill, Get Fit Kit and... more
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Park Hyatt Philadelphia

Park Hyatt Philadelphia

Broad and Walnut Streets Philadelphia PA 19102 USA

Intimate 172-room hotel offering 28 exclusive suites, including non-smoking and connecting rooms, all offering 3 phones with dataports, 2 color TVs, stereo, video player, mini-bar, robes and marble bathrooms 24-hour concierge, upscale shops, gourmet... more
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Sheraton Society Hill Hotel

Sheraton Society Hill Hotel

One Dock Street (2nd and Walnut Streets) Philadelphia, 19106

The Sheraton Society Hill Hotel Philadelphia, which was established in 1986, takes you back in time to the days of colonial Philadelphia. The hotel is located amidst lush landscaping and cobblestone streets in the most historic square mile in America and just four blocks... more
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Sofitel Philadelphia

Sofitel Philadelphia

120 South 17th Street, 19103 Philadelphia, USA

Sofitel Hotel Philadelphia is a first-class luxury hotel situated on the corner of 17th and Sansom Streets. Located in the heart of the business district and surrounded by historical monuments, culture, art and entertainment, Sofitel Hotel Philadelphia... more
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Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown

Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown

21 NORTH JUNIPER STREET Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Philadelphia is situated opposite City Hall right in the heart of Philadelphia. Surrounded by numerous local attractions, exclusive shopping, wide range of eateries and corporate destinations, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel... more
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Courtyard Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting

Courtyard Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting

650 GERMANTOWN PIKE PLYMOUTH MEETING PA 19462 Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Courtyard By Marriott Surrounds Travelers With The Conveniences That Make Business And Pleasure Travel Easy. Relax And Get Ready For The Day Ahead In One Of Our Guest Rooms, Featuring A Comfortable Large Well Lit Work Desk With Ergonomic Chair, Two Phones... more
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Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Airport

Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Airport

8900 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The Reinvention of Courtyard by Marriott: The Courtyard Philadelphia Airport will be undergoing a renovation and enchancement of guest rooms and public space July 7th through November 19th 2006. Rooms will be updated with additional television channels, larger workspace,... more
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Crowne Plaza City Avenue

Crowne Plaza City Avenue

4100 Presidential Boulevard, Philadelphia, USA, PA 19131

Ideally situated close to all of the major attractions, historical sites, sight-seeing, dining, entertainment, and nightlife that Philadelphia has to offer more
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Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia

Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia

Broad and Locust Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia is a national treasure, and The Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia offers a perfect vantage point to its wonders. Located in the heart of Philadelphia on the Avenue of the Arts, across the street from the Kimmel Center, the Academy of Music and Merriam Theater.... more
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Embassy Suites Hotel Philadelphia-Airport

Embassy Suites Hotel Philadelphia-Airport

9000 Bartram, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport hotel is located one mile from the Philadelphia International Airport and only minutes from Lincoln Financial Field - home of the Philadelphia Eagles, Wachovia Center/Spectrum - home of the Philadelphia 76ers & Philadelphia Flyers,... more
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Embassy Suites Hotel

Embassy Suites Hotel

1776 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Description A highly acclaimed full-service hotel offering all-suite accommodation for the convenience and comfort of travelers... more
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Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast

Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast

9461 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The Doubletree Club Hotel Philadelphia Northeast is conveniently located on U.S. Route 1 (Roosevelt Blvd.) in the heart of Northeast Philadelphia with easy access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-95, and historic Lower Bucks County.Our suburban location puts you less... more
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Hilton Philadelphia Airport

Hilton Philadelphia Airport

4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Located just one mile from the Philadelphia International Airport, the Hilton Philadelphia Airport offers the convenience of an airport location combined with first class service and comfort. Downtown Philadelphia including the Philadelphia Convention Center is just... more
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Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The Hilton Philadelphia is recognized as one of Philadelphia's most luxurious and exquisite hotels offering unmatched elegance and impeccable service. Located on City Line Avenue, the Hilton is minutes from the sites and attractions of historic downtown Philadelphia... more
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Holiday Inn Philadelphia Int

Holiday Inn Philadelphia Int'l Airport Hotel

45 Industrial Hwy.,Essington,PA,19029 UNITED STATES

Description Holiday Inn Hotel Philadelphia International Airport features complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to the hotel from Philadelphia International Airport. Holiday Inn Hotel Philadelphia International... more
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Holiday Inn Philadelphia NE Tnpk Hotel

Holiday Inn Philadelphia NE Tnpk Hotel

3499 Street Rd. BENSALEM PA 19020 UNITED STATES

Microphone Flip chart Lectern Projector LCD VCR Video conferencing capabilities Modem lines Cable modem Alternative business services - Fax and copy machine available for use at a nominal charge Food... more
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Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stad. Hotel

Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stad. Hotel

900 Packer Avenue,,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148,,USA

Holiday Inn Philadelphia Hotel Stadium invites travelers to experience the convenience of being close to everything in Philadelphia. Offering a vast selection... more
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Holiday Inn Select Philadelphia - Bucks County, PA

Holiday Inn Select Philadelphia - Bucks County, PA

4700 Street Rd.,TREVOSE,PA,19053 UNITED STATES

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Holiday Inn West Chester Hotel

Holiday Inn West Chester Hotel

943 S. High St.,WEST CHESTER,PA,19382 UNITED STATES

Description The Holiday Inn West Chester Hotel provides ideal accommodations for visitors to West Chester.... more
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Comfort Inn Downtown/historic Area Philadelphia

Comfort Inn Downtown/historic Area Philadelphia

100 N. Chris. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Located 11 miles (18 kilometers) away from Philadelphia International Airport, Comfort Inn Downtown Philadelphia Hotel Historic Area is easily accessible via Interstate 95, Pennsylvania Turnpike and New Jersey Turnpike. Comfort Inn Downtown Philadelphia... more
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ESA Philadelphia-Airport

ESA Philadelphia-Airport

9000 Tinicum Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Extended Stay America Philadelphia-Airport is designed specifically for people who need more than just a room while away from home. In addition to the comfortable recliner and large work desk, the oversized studio suites feature a kitchen that allows you to prepare meals... more
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ExtendedStayDeluxe PHL-Airport

ExtendedStayDeluxe PHL-Airport

8880 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

StudioPLUS Philadelphia-Airport is designed specifically for people who need more than just a room while away from home. In addition to the sofa sleeper, comfortable arm chair, and large work desk, the oversized studio suites feature a kitchen that allows you to prepare... more
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Fairfield Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Airport

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Airport

8800 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

* Please note: Our hotel will undergo renovations of renovation from July 1st through September 30th 2006. These renovations will include paint and wallpaper of all public areas and guest rooms* Marriott's award winning economy hotel lodging chain features clean,... more
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Hampton Inn Convention Center

Hampton Inn Convention Center

1301 RACE STREET Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Description Located off Interstate 676 East and adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hampton Inn Philadelphia Hotel Convention Center invites travelers to indulge in the comfort... more
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Hampton Inn Philadelphia - International Airport

Hampton Inn Philadelphia - International Airport

8660 BARTRAM AVENUE Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

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Hampton Inn Philadelphia / Plymouth Meeting

Hampton Inn Philadelphia / Plymouth Meeting

2055 CHEMICAL ROAD Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

The Hampton Inn Philadelphia/Plymouth Meeting is adjacent to I-476, I-76 (Exit 18B) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. This hotel is 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia International Airport. The area attractions include historic sites, Winterthur Museum and Garden, Morris Arboretum,... more
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Hampton Inn Willow Grove

Hampton Inn Willow Grove

1500 N EASTON RD WILLOW GROVE PA 19090 Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Description Recently renovated and just minutes away from Pennsylvania Turnpike, Hampton Inn Philadelphia Hotel Willow Grove provides the ideal lodging place for travelers seeking to... more
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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Midtown, PA

Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Midtown, PA

1305 Walnut St.,Philadelphia ,PA 19107 ,United States

Nestled in the heart of beautiful Philadelphia and within walking distance to many historic locations, Holiday Inn Express Hotel Philadelphia is the ideal retreat for tourists. Just eight miles away from the Philadelphia International Airport and minutes... more
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Philadelphia-Days Inn Roosevelt Boulevard

Philadelphia-Days Inn Roosevelt Boulevard

4200 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, 19124

If you are traveling on business, or just for pleasure, the Days Inn Roosevelt Boulevard is a great choice for the Philadelphia area. Newly remodeled, with brand new carpeting in all public areas, this Inn offers several frequently asked for amenities, such as free... more
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Rodeway Inn Philadelphia

Rodeway Inn Philadelphia

1208 Walnut Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Located in Downtown Central Business District of the Philadelpia. Just a short stroll from the Convention Center, Historic Sites, Kimmel Center, City Hall, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Lights of Liberty, theaters, more
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Travelodge - Philadelphia

Travelodge - Philadelphia

1227 Race St., Philadelphia, 19107

Welcome to the Travelodge Philadelphia where our unique location, across the street from the Convention Center, puts you within walking distance of Philadelphia's historical sites, shopping and dining. Not only do we represent comfort, quality and great value but... more
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