There are times in your life where it is best to pinch pennies, but there are also moments when it's ok to splurge. Vacations often fall into the second category, especially when trying to find a place to stay. When you are looking for more than just a bed to sleep in for the night, there are hotels that make their guests feel like royalty. Some of the most enticing ones are located in and around Philadelphia.
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Boasting extravagant suites and around the clock room service, the Loews Philadelphia is a favorite of those who hold comfort as a high priority. The downtown location gives the rooms on the higher floors grand, sweeping views of the city. The large rooms are fully furnished and give the guests enough space that they feel more like upscale apartments than hotel suites. Be sure to take advantage of the on-site spa to alleviate any stress that you may have brought with you from back home.
The Rittenhouse Hotel
With enormous suites and European decor throughout the hotel, it is easy to forget that you are in the United States. Upon arrival, guests are given hot pretzels at the front desk. While you may never want to leave your suite (or its gigantic walk-in shower), the Rittenhouse Hotel is located just steps away from downtown, making it a choice location for exploring the history leading up to the birth of our nation.
The Windsor Suites
While the exterior may not appear as grand as some of the other hotels on this list, don’t be fooled. The Windsor Suites offers large rooms, equipped with kitchens and luxury bathtubs that make going back home almost too depressing to think about. Stop by the bar and lounge on your way to the fitness center. Visitors are also only a short walk away from many of the most visited sites in Philadelphia.
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
One of the most respected names in the hotel industry, the Hilton at Penn's Landing has some pretty big hype to live up to. And yet it goes above and beyond the expectations it has set for itself. Relax in your suite while you enjoy beautiful views of the Delaware River. The great waterfront location makes the city’s main attractions easily accessible, that is, if you are able to tear yourself away from the spa.
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
Whether you are working on your tan by the side of the pool or working off those Philly cheesesteaks in the state-of-the-art fitness center, you are sure to be impressed. The Four Seasons has a reputation for excellence, and it is able to deliver. Guests are pampered in the spa while their clothes are being delicately treated in the on-site laundromat. This hotel has all of the appeal of a tropical resort, right in the heart of Philadelphia.