Philadelphia – the City of Brotherly Love, and the place that I call home. There is so much to do in Philadelphia, and I’m always so excited when people reach out to me for local recommendations. There truly is something for everyone here! Whether you’re interested in history, city life, great food and fine dining, or beautiful parks, Philly has so much to love, and I’m always thrilled to hear people are planning a visit. If you’re planning to spend some time in the city, you want to make sure to take advantage of one of the beautiful 5 star hotels in Philadelphia, and I’m so excited to share all of my favorite spots with you today, from the Rittenhouse Hotel to the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia and beyond. These five star accommodations will be everything that you’ve dreamed of and more!
Whether you’re traveling solo, planning a whirlwind weekend away with friends or your significant other, or want to take a family trip to Philadelphia, there is so much here to see and experience. I may be a little biased, but it’s truly one of my favorite cities in the United States, and I will always recommend experiencing all that the city has to offer. However, your choice of hotel can truly make or break a trip, and I’m a firm believer that your choice of where to stay is not the place to cut corners. Luckily, Philadelphia has so many stunning accommodations that you will fall in love with, and I’m so excited to share them with you today – they offer such luxury that will take your stay to the next level. If you’re looking for the best 5 star hotels in Philadelphia, keep reading!
THE MOST LUXE 5 STAR HOTELS IN PHILADELPHIA
You all know that I love all things luxury, and hotel accommodations are no exception. If I’m going to stay somewhere, I want to be certain that I’m going to have a great experience, and I know that you feel the same way. That’s why I want to give you all of my best luxe hotel recommendations right here in Philadelphia to help you plan your next trip. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a hotel here you’ll love. Looking for a hotel with great restaurants? I’ve got those. Want to stay somewhere with shopping literally in your hotel? I have recommendations there, too. Are you looking for a hotel with a great fitness center, or is a spa more your jam? Either way, I know of great hotels that will suit your needs perfectly. Philadelphia has such fantastic luxury hotels to choose from, and I’m so excited to introduce you to my favorite selections across the city.
As I’ve made Philadelphia my home over the years, it’s a city that is truly special to me. I love introducing friends and loved ones to all that there is to see and do in the city, and it’s been so much fun to build a list of the best spots to stay for their visits.
And hey – if you’re a Philadelphia local like me, these spots make incredible choices for a staycation, too! Sometimes you just don’t have the time to take a full vacation, but still are in desperate need of a chance to get away and unwind. That’s when I like to do a quick staycation and escape for a night or two to a local hotel – and trust me, these hotels will be the perfect choice for you. Staycations have become my new best friend in recent years, and I really can’t recommend them enough when you just need a quick break and mental reset.
Ready to fall in love with all of the best hotels in Philadelphia? Keep reading to choose your next stay from some of the best luxury hotels Philadelphia has to offer!
MY TOP LUXURY HOTELS IN PHILADELPHIA
Rittenhouse Square is one of the most luxurious parts of Philadelphia, and The Rittenhouse Hotel is sure to provide you with an upscale experience you’ll love. Art lovers will recognize that the hotel was originally a mansion owned by the family of Mary Cassatt, an American painter and artist, giving the space a unique history. The mansion became a hotel in 1989, and has been known for its glamour ever since. Visit the Library Bar for a cozy, upscale night in, and enjoy plush bathrooms and premium Jaguar car service. The hotel is also both kid and pet friendly, with so many fun amenities for children and teens to enjoy and everything you need to keep your furry friend happy, including homemade luxe pet treats made in-house by the hotel’s pastry chef. With shopping boutiques and events happening in the hotel regularly, you don’t even need to leave the hotel to have a great trip, and the inclusive nature makes The Rittenhouse great for a staycation for Philly locals.
Philadelphia locals will remember when this was the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, but The Logan Hotel Philadelphia has brought a new level of luxury to the city. Featuring over 390 rooms and suites, this beautiful hotel is modern, sleek, and stylish. All of the rooms have a view of the courtyard or the beautiful Swann Fountain, and accommodations are both comfortable and beautiful. I love the bits of Philadelphia culture that are woven throughout your stay at the Logan, such as the Rocky inspired bathrobes – such a fun touch! The hotel’s restaurant, the Urban Farmer, features delicious farm-to-table steakhouse meals, and the rooftop lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink and enjoy stunning views of the city. Unwind at the spa and health club, and leave your stay feeling rejuvenated and refreshed in every way.
One thing is for certain – you know that you will always have a fabulous experience when you stay at the Ritz-Carlton, and the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia is no exception. The exterior of the building alone is enough to leave you speechless – the building was initially built as a bank in 1904 that was then transitioned to a hotel in 2000. Rooms have been beautifully redesigned while still maintaining touches of the building’s history, and each room features stunning views of Philadelphia. The classic architecture of the hotel is complimented by beautiful artwork, and you’ll love being surrounded by so much culture, all the while receiving the incredible, personalized service that the Ritz-Carlton is known for, which truly makes this hotel one of the best 5 star hotels in Philadelphia.
If you’re looking for a hotel in a great location, it’s hard to beat The Bellevue Hotel. Located right in the heart of the Avenue of the Arts, the Bellevue is located within walking distance of so many of Philadelphia’s top theaters, restaurants, shopping, and parks, while being surrounded by so much rich history. Speaking of shopping, the Bellevue features an incredible boutique shopping mall – the Shops at Bellevue – with so many high end stores to choose from. Have the perfect day of adventuring around the city, shopping at the hotel, enjoying dinner and drinks with a rooftop view at the hotel’s fabulous restaurant, XIX (Nineteen), then unwind in your posh, luxurious room at the end of the day.
Classy and sophisticated, if you’re planning on spending more than just a few days in Philadelphia, AKA Rittenhouse Square is a great choice to stay. It offers multiple bedroom suites with full kitchens, making it the perfect place to crash if you need a true home away from home. It boasts “a refined alternative to luxury hotels and monthly apartment rentals,” and seeks to provide an incredible residential experience for guests. Clean, modern, and upscale, AKA Rittenhouse Square is the stylish, minimalistic hotel of your dreams. Located directly across from the grand entrance to Rittenhouse Square, you’ll be close to so many of the city’s best experiences and attractions, and the AKA Rittenhouse Square provides the perfect home base to come back to at the end of a long day. Take advantage of the bar and in-hotel gym, in addition to so many other amenities for both business and leisure.
The Loews Philadelphia Hotel is one of the oldest and most historically rich hotels in the city. It has been in operation since 1932, and is housed inside the nation’s very first skyscraper. It’s such a fascinating place to visit, and an even more incredible place to spend a few days. The whole hotel is so chic, decorated in an art-deco style that takes you back in time. Rooms feature beautiful views of Philadelphia, and the hotel is central to so many must-see places – it’s within walking distance of the Reading Terminal Market, Independence Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Barnes Foundation. If you truly want to be in the heart of Philadelphia, the Loews Philadelphia Hotel gives you such a great experience.
Another choice if you want to stay in one of the best 5 star hotels in Philadelphia, the Rittenhouse Square area, the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is a beautifully chic choice for your time in the city. I love the modern art-deco style of this hotel, and the oversized tubs (featured above!) are the perfect space to unwind in a spa-like environment from the comfort of your own room. If you feel like relaxing and treating yourself even further, you can enjoy spa and massage treatments, brought straight to your room. I love the giant windows and natural light that the rooms offer at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, and am personally a big fan of the complimentary wine hour that takes place each night in the hotel’s living room. Lush, modern, and upscale, this hotel provides an experience you’re sure to remember.
I love a stylish boutique hotel, and the Le Méridien Philadelphia offers everything I need and more. This classic brick hotel is located incredibly close to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, making it a favorite for many in town on business. Just around the corner from Reading Terminal Market, you can easily walk to so many Philadelphia favorites, but the hotel itself is worth spending time in, too. Rooms are warm and comfortable, with luxurious beds and a delicious French restaurant located inside the hotel. Enjoy the beautiful 75-foot central courtyard, and views of the heart of Philadelphia just outside your window.
Self-described as “the perfect blend of yesterday and today” The Warwick Hotel is a fantastic choice for the visitor wishing to experience the history of Philadelphia while enjoying the comforts of modern style. I love the fresh and updated design of the Warwick, and love all of their unique and fun design choices that are filled with personality. The last of the original three “Great Dame Hotels” in Philadelphia, you know when you stay at the Warwick that you’re staying in a building that has housed countless stars of the arts, sports, and politics over the decades. Make the most of the hotel’s delicious food and spa and beauty amenities, or enjoy exploring beautiful Philadelphia. And don’t forget to bring your four-legged friend, because the hotel is pet-friendly and welcomes animals!
If you’re looking for the best 5 star hotels in Philadelphia on a budget, the Sofitel Philadelphia is the perfect choice for you. Just a few blocks away from the iconic Rittenhouse Square, the Sofitel is known as “the perfect blend of French elegance and American style,” with an upscale vibe you will love. Enjoy a beautifully curated art gallery filled with notes of Philadelphia’s bright culture and history after drinks and a delicious meal at one of the hotel’s French dining options. Unique and attentive to your every need, the Sofitel combines old world charm with modern luxury. Rest, relax, and enjoy.
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