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3 Boutique Hotels in Philadelphia

If you live in Philadelphia and you're thinking about a little stay-cation (which we all need from time to time), why not do it in an adorable boutique hotel? Explore your own city and book a night or two in another neighborhood. Go for dinner and drinks and then spend a little time relaxing in a beautiful space that isn't your own to mix it up! 
If you don't live in Philadelphia and were planning a trip to this city of ours spend your stay somewhere that's going to feel more personal to you versus a massive chain hotel. Boutique hotels are the best because the staff checks in on you to make sure you have everything you need and they provide little personal touches as well. 
Lokal Hotel 
Neighborhood: Old City 
Address: 139 North 3rd Street 
Favorite Restaurants: FARMiCiA, High Street on Market, Cuba Libre, Cafe Ole (Coffee shop with delicious food and chai tea), Wedge and Fig (Cheese-focused menu - yum!)
Favorite Things to Do Nearby: Boutique shopping, a few of my favorites include The Geisha House, Lost and Found, Smak Parlour and Vagabond. There's a also a great used bookstore called The Book Trader. Hanging out at Independence Beer Garden during the warmer months or walking down to Penn's Landing and going to Spruce Street Harbor. 
Plus: There are so many historical sites to see in Old City if that's your thing. 
Rooms: 6 apartment-style suites
Rates: $190-$300 per night
The Independent Hotel 
Neighborhood: Midtown Village/Avenue of the Arts
Address: 1234 Locust Street 
Favorite Restaurants Nearby: Green Eggs Cafe (for brunch),  Bud and Marilyn's, Mixto, Tria (my favorite wine bar!), Talula's Garden (make sure you make a reservation ahead of time). 
Favorite Things to Do Nearby: Seeing a show or concert at what one of the many venues on Avenue of the Arts, Going to the massive indoor market, Reading Terminal 
Plus: Walkable distance to both Old City and Center City. Old City has a lot of the historical sights (Think Liberty Bell and 18th Century Gardens) as well as a lot of unique small businesses. Center City has the most shopping with all of your favorite stores lining Chestnut and Walnut Street such as LOFT, Banana Republic, Forever 21, Anthropologie, Free People, etc. 
Rooms: 24
Rates: $150-$210 per night
Images from theindependenthotel.com

Chestnut Hill Hotel 
Neighborhood: Chestnut Hill 
Address: 8229 Germantown Ave 
Favorite Restaurants Nearby: Cake (Great for Friday night dinner or Sunday brunch!), El Poquito, Trolley Car Diner
Favorite Things to Do Nearby: Christmas in Chestnut Hill, if you're looking for place to stay in December I recomend staying here because Chestnut Hill turns into a magical Christmas land in December and it's great to just walk around and see the lights. If you like to hike, Wissahickon Valley Park is nearby which has over 2,000 acres of trails. 
Plus: Every year Chestnut Hill hosts a massive, 3-day Harry Potter Festival in the fall. Be sure to book your room months in advance!
Rooms: 36
Rates: $190-$275 per night
Images from chestnuthillhotel.com

3 comments

  1. Lokal forever has my heart!! <3 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  2. These hotels sounds amazing. Great photo selection. x

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  3. I love staying at boutique hotels. These all look amazing!

    xx, Maryam
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