COVID-19 Travel Resources and Reopening Guidelines

Stay in Philadelphia with Confidence

August 14, 2020

Philadelphia hotels are showing their commitment to health and safety by taking the PHL Hospitality Health Pledge.

Philadelphia’s growing collection of hotels — many within walking distance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City — have implemented new protocols to help keep guests and employees safe. When planning your next Philadelphia trip, consider booking a room at one of the hotels highlighted below, who have committed to upholding enhanced health and safety standards by taking the PHL Hospitality Health Pledge.

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The Sofitel Philadelphia's newly remodeled rooms undergo a 48-hour settling period between guests, in addition to thorough cleaning and sanitization. Photo courtesy of the Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square.

For a hint of French flair during your Philadelphia stay, seek out the Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, stationed just a short walk from the city’s popular Rittenhouse Square park and shopping district. The Parisian-themed hotel boasts recently renovated rooms and health and safety guidelines that include a 48-hour settling period for rooms between guests. If you’re seeking a picturesque view overlooking Rittenhouse Square, the park-side Rittenhouse Hotel should do the trick. The luxurious hotel’s Rest Assured program introduces enhanced cleaning procedures and innovative technology for the wellbeing of all guests. Not to be missed is the hotel’s relaxing and rejuvenating spa, set to resume later in the summer of 2020.

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Physical distancing markers and temperature scanners are just a few of the ways the Four Seasons' Lead With Care initiative is keeping guests safe. Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.

Those seeking a luxurious stay in the sky can travel to the top of the city and check into the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, which occupies the top floors of the Comcast Technology Center. After arriving at the mesmerizing 60th floor lobby and dropping your items in your room, make your way to the 57th floor to be pampered at the spa and infinity pool that overlooks Center City. Four Seasons’ Lead With Care program ensures all rooms and amenities are cleaned and sanitized regularly while guests enjoy contactless experiences throughout their stay.

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Photo courtesy of Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

The first International style skyscraper in the U.S., the former Pennsylvania Savings Funds Society building is now home to the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. In addition to recently remodeled rooms and an updated spa and fitness center, the Loews has also implemented their Welcoming you like Family health and safety protocols that include contactless experiences and enhanced cleaning policies.

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Photo by J. Soefer, courtesy of Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City.

Nearby, the brand-new Canopy by Hilton converts the historic Stephen Girard Building into a 236-room hotel, complete with a ground floor restaurant, The Wayward, complimentary bikes perfect for exploring the city, and updated amenities. The Hilton Honors app allows guests to check-in, unlock their room, set the temperature, order room service, and more all via their phones for a contactless hotel experience.

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The view from the new Skyline Level outdoor terrace at The Windsor Suites. Photo courtesy of The Windsor Suites.

If you’re looking to stay within a short walk of Philadelphia’s Museum Mile, consider The Windsor Suites, which has completely reimagined their hotel experience with enhanced cleaning protocols, contactless experiences, and physical distancing measures at the forefront. The hotel is also just a short walk from the iconic LOVE Park and the majestic Swann Memorial Fountain, as well as a number of recently reopened museums such as The Franklin Institute and Academy of Natural Sciences.

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Photo courtesy of The Inn At Penn, A Hilton Hotel.

Following the health and safety guidelines outlined in Hilton’s CleanStay program, which include contactless food delivery and the regular cleaning and disinfecting of rooms and public spaces, The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel on the University of Pennsylvania campus serves as a convenient option for those traveling by train, with the 30th Street Amtrak station just a short walk away. Also in University City, the charming Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast features six elegantly-designed rooms (each with their own bathroom) which are sanitized daily via a a hospital grade ULV fogger machine. Bottles of hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are also readily available to all guests.

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar near Rittenhouse Square has partnered with EcoLab and the Cleveland Clinic to introduce additional measures that further enhance their disinfection protocol in public areas, joining the hotel’s already thorough cleaning routine as well as face covering requirements throughout public areas of the property. Also near Rittenhouse, the Sonesta Philadelphia — whose Market Street facade is home to one of the largest Mural Arts murals in the city — has introduced a Stay Safe with Sonesta program that includes enhanced public area cleaning and sanitizing, guest service measures, and room cleaning and sanitization protocols. The hotel has also implemented new meeting and event protocols, such as floor plans with with appropriate social distancing factored in and updated food and beverage offerings that prioritize single-serve items.

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Photo courtesy of Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square.

For more Philadelphia hotels (and other hospitality businesses) that have taken the PHL Hospitality Health Pledge, including the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City, Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, and others, click here.

Cover photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.

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