Before starting to plan out our quick romantic getaway to Philadelphia I knew two things:
1. I wanted to stay in the Historic District, also known as the Old City of Philly
2. To be within walking distance to everything since we were arriving by bus from New York to Philadelphia
Once I had these non-negotiables in place, I was able to really narrow my search in terms of hotels, restaurants and attractions.
First step – finding the best located hotel – Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District.
Why Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel was the Top Choice
There are lots of hotels in this part of Philly, I won’t deny that. So here are the reasons I decided on the Wyndham:
1. Newness – I’ve never stayed at a Wyndham hotel and after a lot of research, with their consistent high review rankings, it made it that much more appealing
2. Location – It is literally around the corner from all the cool, albeit, touristy and historical landmarks – Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, etc…
It’s a few blocks from Penn’s Landing. This is the waterfront of Philadelphia with lots of shops and cafes.
South Street, the hipster neighborhood, which was about a 10 block walk, but turned out to be one of the most beautiful walks we’ve taken due to the historic buildings.
One thing about Philly, you literally feel as though you are walking through the revolutionary period.
3. Affordability – for being a high end hotel, the prices were right on
4. Amenities – My husband and I like to hit the gyms at different hotels, and their gym was open 24 hours, and usually was empty with great machines.
Pool – I’m not a big pool user, however, their pool was located on the 8th floor, with great views. Just hanging out up there was fun.
5. Comfortability – we had the Deluxe King overlooking the historic district
6. Room service – I’m sure this is at all hotels, but it’s so much fun.
Fun Facts About Philadelphia’s Historic District
Aside from all the history of the United States Constitution and home of the Revolution. Here are a couple of fun things too:
- It’s one square mile.
- The Old City Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
- In 2003, it was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
- Old City is home to the oldest continually inhabited street in America, Elfreth’s Alley, Home to more than 3,000 people since 1702.
Information for Staying at Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
Address: 400 Arch Street Philadelphia
Prices: $130 to $205