The Best Places to Stay in Main Line & Philadelphia

Whether you’re seeking a stylish downtown Philadelphia hotel or a relaxing, Main Line retreat, our area’s lodging accommodations offer something for everyone. Here we’ve listed some excellent options for those visiting town or locals looking for a staycation. Don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you when you book your stay!

Kimpton Hotel Palomar (117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia). This former 1920s Art Deco building is located just blocks away from Rittenhouse Square. The Palomar is an electric addition to Philadelphia’s hotel scene, as its vibrant details exude a contagious whimsical energy. The staff contribute to this feeling as they chat with guests over complimentary seasonal beverages. 

Lokal Hotel (139 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia). Located in the heart of historic Old City, this spot is recognized for its attention to detail. Offering only six suites, each room is highly curated to embody the Philadelphian experience and stocked with locally sourced artisan goods including, goodies from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction and toiletries from Duross & Langel. You will feel like a local here. 

The Franklin on Rittenhouse (1715 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia). Located behind the well-known red door on Rittenhouse Square, discover a hidden gem in the heart of Philadelphia. Emphasizing the difference in the details, The Franklin on Rittenhouse redefines city sophistication. Enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail at the acclaimed speakeasy bar Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company. The luxurious amenities make for an effortlessly romantic stay. 

The Rittenhouse Hotel and Spa (210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia). This luxury five-star establishment has been a staple in Philadelphia for as long as I can remember. Providing exceptional service and irresistible amenities, The Rittenhouse Hotel will not disappoint. 

The Rooms at Fitler Club (2400 Market Street, Philadelphia). Established in 2019, as a members-only social club located at the core of Center City. The Fitler Club offers fourteen carefully curated rooms available to members and non-members. The place has a subtle, high-end charm. Indulge in an over-the-top array of amenities including, a golf simulator, bowling alley, and pristine gym, as well as food and beverage crafted by Philadelphia’s favorite, Marc Vetri. This unique stay experience is a must-try. 

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia (1 North 19th Street, Philadelphia). A stay at this Four Seasons Hotel is bucket-list worthy. Floral arrangements by Jeff Leatham and world-renown cuisine by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Greg Vernick all contribute to the creation of this magical destination. On top of the exceptional amenities, the high-caliber staff consists of many Philly natives who exude the generosity and genuine spirit of the city.

Wayne Hotel (139 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne). The fantastic location is walking distance from some of the best shopping and dining on the Main Line. The staff provides exceptionally warm and genuine hospitality that makes the stay. For an authentic Italian dining experience, look no further than the lobby for Rosalie.

Wm. Mulherin’s Sons (1355 North Front Street, Philadelphia). Formerly known as a whiskey distillery, Wm. Mulherin’s Sons has been transformed into an Italian eatery and boutique hotel. This unique retreat is elegantly designed, and most importantly, comfortable. It provides the ultimate neighborhood feel.

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