Philadelphia Hotels with Group-Friendly Options

December 22, 2021

Philadelphia’s extensive portfolio of hotel options offer unique settings for groups to base their stay while also providing convenient access to top attractions, group dining options and more. Whether it’s blocking off entire floors, or connecting rooms, being in close proximity to bus parking, or offering complimentary breakfast, these hotels are ideal options to consider for groups.

Center City

Staying in Center City – Philadelphia’s downtown district – will put groups just steps from many of the city’s can’t miss experiences and popular attractions. Whether it is snapping a group photo in LOVE Park, exploring iconic historical attractions, grabbing a bite to eat at Reading Terminal Market, or visiting one of the many magnificent museums along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, groups will be close to all the action in any of these hotels.

Photo courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia – Center City.

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

237 South Broad Street

Located along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts and across the street from the historic Academy of Music is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City. Rooms with one king bed, one or two queen beds are available, as well as 48 kitchenette suites. Also available are “Pure Wellness” rooms, which provide guests with improved air quality, special mattresses and pillow covers to reduce allergens, perfect for anyone in need of an allergy-friendly space. Groups can wake up with coffee from on-site Academy Coffee or gather for Breakfast on the Balcony – the hotel’s restaurant overlooking the bustling South Broad Street. In the evening, groups can explore the acclaimed restaurants in the surrounding neighborhoods of Washington Square West and Rittenhouse Square.

Photo courtesy of the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City.

Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City

1100 Arch Street

With rooms available with two queen beds to suites with two queens and a sofa bed, groups need not worry about getting a good night’s sleep at Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City. Room blocks of 10 or more rooms can be reserved for groups at this location. Here, groups will be just steps from some of Philadelphia’s essential downtown shopping destinations, such as the Fashion District Philadelphia, Macy’s, and the independent storefronts of Washington Square West, where visitors can shop for souvenirs and enjoy tax-free shopping on clothes and shoes.

Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Midtown

1305 Walnut Street

Avoid the hassle of planning the first meal of the day with a complimentary breakfast bar (included in room rate) at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Midtown. Connecting rooms are available at this hotel, perfect for group travelers who wish to be able to move between rooms with ease, such as larger families. Group rates are also available. For groups looking to catch a live sporting event during their stay, this hotel is just a short subway ride away from Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park, accessed via SEPTA’s Broad Street Line.

NOTE: Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Midtown is currently closed due to the pandemic, but plans to reopen May 1, 2022.

Photo courtesy of Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City Convention Center.

Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City Convention Center

1301 Race Street

Groups can enjoy a complimentary (included in room rate) Continental Breakfast each morning during their stay at Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City Convention Center. Rooms with two queen beds are available, as well as suites that can comfortably sleep up to five guests. The Hampton Inn also gives you the ability to book a room block to reserve a group of 10 or more rooms to keep everyone together. Although there is no available parking for buses or large vehicles on the premises, the hotel recommends groups park their bus at one of the nearby bus parking options, less than a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Groups will only be a short stroll away from popular neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Philadelphia’s Museum Mile, and just a 20-minute walk away from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Convention Center

1200 Arch Street

Ideal for extended stays, the Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Convention Center places groups within 75 feet from the exhibit halls of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and a short walk from other downtown attractions. Breakfast is included in each stay, making mornings that much easier, and the historic Reading Terminal Market is located just across 12th Street, with over 80 independent vendors that are sure to satisfy any appetite. All of the rooms in this hotel are suites with kitchens and offers suites with two double beds or two queen beds. Acclaimed contemporary art museums are located just several feet away, including The Fabric Workshop and Museum and Wonderspaces, which displays extraordinary, immersive art installations inside Fashion District Philadelphia.

Photo courtesy of the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown.

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

201 North 17th Street

The recently redesigned Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown offers easy access to top attractions like Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, and LOVE Park. Groups can take in the sights and sounds of the city as they stroll the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, passing the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the breathtaking Swann Memorial Fountain at Logan Square. Connecting rooms and rooms with two double beds with modern décor are available at this hotel. Enjoy breakfast at Terrace Restaurant (inside the hotel) or explore the area and check out one of the group-friendly dining options nearby.

Old City/Waterfront

Lodging in Old City puts groups in the heart of America’s most historic square mile and some of Philadelphia’s most iconic historic sites, such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, and Elfreth’s Alley. Also nearby are top museums that offer group experiences, such as the Museum of the American Revolution and National Constitution Center. Along the waterfront, groups can explore riverside public spaces and visit seasonal pop-ups, such as Spruce Street Harbor Park.

Photo courtesy of Hilton Philadelphia Penn's Landing.

Hilton Philadelphia Penn’s Landing

201 South Christopher Columbus Blvd.

For waterfront views of the Delaware River, look no further than Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. Located between Spruce Street Harbor Park and the Independence Seaport Museum, this hotel is also less than a 10-minute walk from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Museum of the American Revolution, and other historic district attractions, with rooms available featuring two queen beds. There are even more attractions awaiting across the Delaware River that are also just a short drive (or ferry ride) away, such as Adventure Aquarium and the historic Battleship New Jersey.

Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penn’s Landing

100 North Columbus Blvd.

Groups can start the day with a complimentary breakfast (included in room rate) at the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penn’s Landing before departing to explore the City of Brotherly Love. Group travelers can enjoy a room with a view as they look out onto the Delaware River, the Philadelphia skyline, or Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Perfectly situated along the Delaware River on the edge of Old City, this hotel is not far from top historic attractions, museums and landmarks and is near several restaurants that are group-friendly. Perfect for families traveling together, rooms with two queen beds are available at this hotel.

Photo courtesy of the Wyndham Historic District.

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

400 Arch Street

Stay in the heart of historic Old City at Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District, just a short walk away from the popular landmarks that fill Independence National Park and just around the corner from Christ Church Burial Ground, the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin. This hotel promises to make group bookings easy and offers rooms with two double beds. If 10 or more rooms are needed, fill out the Group Travel Form to provide the hotel team with more information about the group. A hotel team member will review the information and respond with recommendations to best meet the group’s needs. Group rates are also available.

Northwest Philadelphia

A stay in Northwest Philadelphia allows groups to easily explore the many surrounding neighborhoods, such as quaint Chestnut Hill, historic Germantown, and lively Manayunk. Groups can also connect with nature at Morris Arboretum and Wissahickon Valley Park, or be inspired at area museums, such as the Woodmere Art Museum. Just a short drive away, the Countryside of Philadelphia offers additional group activities, including shopping, historical parks, and more.

Photo courtesy of Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue.

Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue

4100 Presidential Blvd.

The Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue offers groups the chance to be just a short drive from downtown Philadelphia while also being in close proximity to Countryside destinations such as King of Prussia Mall and Valley Forge National Historical Park. This hotel also puts groups close to top West Philadelphia attractions such as the Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia Zoo, and the Mann Center for Performing Arts. The Courtyard offers guests rooms with two queen beds, as well as rooms with one king bed and one sofa bed. Suites are also available if group members need extra space to unwind at the end of the day.

Cover photo courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia – Center City

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