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Top Spots To Go On A Luxurious Weekend In Philadelphia

November 8, 2013 7:00 AM

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A luxury traveler is looking for something special and isn’t afraid to spend a little more for outstanding service and high quality. Many hotels today call themselves “luxury” hotels but fail to deliver the complete package. If you want a truly luxurious experience, spend a weekend at one of the following locations in Philadelphia. Each offers top-notch service, complete amenities, fine dining and a comfortable room to rest at the end of your day.


Rittenhouse 1715
1715 Rittenhouse Square St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-6500
www.rittenhouse1715.com

The former Rittenhouse Square Bed & Breakfast is now Rittenhouse 1715 and provides elegance and refinement in Philadelphia’s most fashionable neighborhood. Rittenhouse 1715 is on a quiet street but is just minutes from some of the best attractions Philadelphia has to offer. Guests will enjoy tastefully decorated rooms and superior service from the staff here, and in addition to all of the standard amenities you would expect from a luxury hotel, guests at this lux hotel may enjoy 24-hour concierge service, complimentary wine each evening and a continental breakfast every morning.

The Rittenhouse Hotel
210 W. Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-9000
www.rittenhousehotel.com

The Rittenhouse Hotel is ideally situated in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Philadelphia. You can enjoy fine dining, high-end shopping, family-friendly activities and some of the nation’s most esteemed art museums all located just blocks from The Rittenhouse Hotel. Amenities include a fitness center, 24-hour room service, a helpful concierge staff and valet parking. The hotel is currently undergoing a $10 million renovation project that balances the old with the new at this cherished Philadelphia hotel. The renovations that are scheduled to conclude in 2014 will include a refurbished spa and fitness center and a salon by the Manhattan-based stylist Paul Labrecque.

Related: Top Day Spas In Philadelphia

Morris House Hotel
225 S. 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-2446
www.morrishousehotel.com

Built in 1787, the Morris House is a restored national landmark that provides guests with a glimpse back in time while still enjoying today’s modern luxuries. Morris House is just steps away from Washington Square Park and a few blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Amenities abound at Morris House and include special touches like afternoon tea and complimentary wine from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Morris House also offers one of Philadelphia’s best dining experiences at its M Restaurant. Guests can sit down to enjoy a meal indoors or dine outside in the formal courtyard under the stars.

The Independent Hotel
1234 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 772-1440
www.theindependenthotel.com

The Independent is a 24-room hotel located in a fully restored Georgian Revival building. Architectural touches and unique rooms with fireplaces, exposed brick walls, cathedral ceilings or loft bedrooms make guests feel like they are in a home instead of a hotel. The Independent offers wine and cheese receptions Monday through Thursday, complimentary WiFi and breakfast delivered to your room when you want it. You will enjoy all of the luxuries of home right in the heart of Philadelphia’s Gayborhood where there are endless dining, shopping and entertainment options for tourists.

Related: Guide To Philadelphia’s Gayborhood

Penn’s View Hotel
14 N. Front St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-7600
www.pennsviewhotel.com

Located in Old City Philadelphia, Penn’s View Hotel offers guests luxurious accommodations and excellent service close to fine dining, shopping and historical attractions. Rooms are quaint with antique furnishings and exposed brick walls and some rooms offer fireplaces and balconies. The Penn’s View is perfect for anyone but especially for wine connoisseurs. On site is the Il Bar, a wine bar featuring 120 bottles of open wine in its wine preservation and dispensing system. The wine list is diverse and changes every week, offering over 150 selections every day.

Maddie Wagner is a freelance writer covering all things Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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