You know a city that has a ‘Love Park‘ isn’t going to be short on romantic things to do. Pennsylvania’s largest city affectionately known as Philly as well as the City of Brotherly Love, makes a fantastic city destination for a romantic break.
Take a stroll hand-in-hand and then go for a picnic in Longwood Gardens, take a fun photo in front of the LOVE sculpture which overlooks the plaza, gaze at the breathtaking views of the city at One Liberty Observation Deck, sip on cocktails at a romantic rooftop bar, go for an elegant candlelit dinner on the 19th floor of the historic Bellevue Hotel then catch a spectacular cultural performance at the Kimmel Center for a perfect way to spend time with special someone.
Now you just need to find an equally special place to stay, so from cute and cozy retreats to sleek and sexy suites with gorgeous views, here are the most romantic hotels in Philadelphia…
1. The Bellevue Hotel, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt – a sleek and romantic upscale hotel offering incredible views
This living landmark, complete with a connected shopping center, is a fantastic place for couples to stay during their time in Philly.
Bedrooms at The Bellevue Hotel are bright and clean and offer a wealth of amenities, including LCD TVs, pillow-top mattresses with high-class linens, and designer bathrooms.
This four-star hotel is an iconic part of the neighborhood, and both guests and locals alike enjoy drinks at the lovely lounge bar or a bite to eat at the stunning 19th-floor eateries.
To enhance your romantic break, why not share a sauna in the fitness center, or dip into the spa tub? There is also a swimming pool on-site as well as a coffee shop and local market.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Bellevue Hotel, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
2. The Rittenhouse Hotel – a prestigious and romantic hotel which is one of the Leading Hotels of the World
Located just across the street from Rittenhouse Square Park, this plush four-star hotel offers elegant accommodation for your romantic break in Philadelphia. The Rittenhouse Hotel is one of the very best in the city and is a landmark all on its own.
Offering some of the largest bedroom spaces available in the city, lovers can relax after exploring the nearby shopping, bars, and restaurants, or stay on-site to enjoy the salon and spa services available at the hotel.
If you can get a reservation, you could also enjoy a meal at Lacroix, one of the finest eateries in the city, or take a drink at the cocktail bar.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Rittenhouse Hotel
3. Rittenhouse 1715 – a popular romantic boutique hotel in Philidelphia
This charming four-star boutique-style hotel is located in Center City and offers everything you need for a romantic stay with your partner. The Rittenhouse 1715 is housed in a building dating back as far as 1900, this hotel seamlessly blends period features with modern amenities.
Bedrooms are beautifully appointed and offer flat-screen TV’s and their very own kitchen areas, making it completely possible to stay cuddled up for longer.
When you are ready to leave the comfort of your room, the hotel offers a daily continental breakfast service, as well as a lobby bar for catching the last drink before bedtime.
When the weather warms up, you can also enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or a lazy afternoon on the sun terrace. Just outside your doorstep, there are many great bars, restaurants, and shops for you to enjoy too.
- To book, check prices or availability for Rittenhouse 1715 – A Boutique Hotel
4. Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel – a chic and romantic hotel perfect for couples in love
Set in the cultural heart of Philadelphia, this upscale four-star hotel is perfect for a relaxed and romantic couples’ getaway. Offering an impressive Center City location, the hotel has been thoughtfully designed to ensure guests can enjoy innovative amenities and exceptional service throughout.
Bedrooms at the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel are chic and cozy, with super comfy beds and flat-screen TVs, while the communal areas are reminiscent of an upscale members club.
Guests can take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or workout in the gym before joining your other half for drinks at the bar. With the Liberty Bell, The Franklin Museum, and Old City Philadelphia right outside your door, this is a great base from which to start your romantic break in the City of Brotherly Love.
- To book, check prices or availability for the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
5. The Ritz-Carlton – a luxury hotel which aims to “craft unforgettable experiences”
Offering all of the five-star splendor you would expect, the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia is one of the top couples hotels in the city. Housed in a former stately bank building, this swanky hotel is perfect for a romantic break in the City of Brotherly Love.
Sophisticated and romantic bedrooms make for an elegant retreat from the busy shops, historical attractions, bars, and restaurants close by, as guests enjoy cozying up in super comfy beds with luxury linens.
This impressive hotel also offers an upscale Latin restaurant, a raw bar, and a mezcal menu, a lively bar, as well as a first-class spa and fitness center.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
6. Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia – an upscale hotel housed in a historic art deco building that will (hopefully!) impress your loved one
The Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is housed in a beautiful landmark building, this timeless four-star hotel offers Art Deco-inspired interiors that are perfect for creating an atmosphere of romance.
Cozy up with your partner in the spacious guest rooms that feature super comfy beds, marble bathrooms, luxury linens, and artistic design flourishes, or hit the bar for cocktails and more.
Located in the vibrant Center City neighborhood, this refined urban romantic retreat is just moments away from the highly revered shops, and boutiques of Rittenhouse Row, as well as a tranquil urban and multiple means of public transport, will transport you throughout the city.
- To book, check prices or availability for the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
7. Hotel Bella Vista – a unique and romantic independent Philadelphia boutique hotel
This independently-owned romantic boutique hotel is situated at the heart of the Bella Vista, a tree-lined neighborhood packed with excellent food markets and restaurants.
Offering a choice of either private apartment suites or bedrooms, all of the individually designed accommodation at the Philadelphia Hotel Bella Vista has a truly romantic vibe with antique-style furnishings, four-post beds, and luxury linens.
Popular with foodies, Bella Vista is a great place to enjoy intimate meals for two or wander further afield to discover the many other attractions the city has to offer.
When you return to your hotel, you can take a stroll around the pretty little gardens or turn in to your beautifully appointed bedroom.
- To book, check prices or availability for the Philadelphia Hotel Bella Vista
8. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia – a glamorous, sexy, and sophisticated hotel perfect for couples in love
Located on one of the country’s most historic miles, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco is an elegant landmark house in a redeveloped storied home.
Situated just across the street from both the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, you and your other half can hold hands while strolling through the city, before returning to this romantic upscale four-star hotel for the evening.
Bedrooms here are elegantly appointed and feature luxury amenities and whimsical, distinctive decor. The hotel is also home to a stunning ballroom, a lively and energetic rooftop bar, and a popular neighborhood restaurant. All this, and right next to a wealth of contemporary boutiques, theaters, galleries, and bars too.
- To book, check prices or availability for the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
9. The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton – a chic and romantic hotel with combines sophistication with modern luxury
This stunning five-star hotel is situated in the City Centre district and is an urban retreat that invites you are your partner to go ahead and feel right at home. Chock full of locally curated works of art, quirky design touches, and bold design, this is a five-star hotel with a difference.
Bedrooms at The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton are a quiet retreat from the busy city streets and offer luxury linens, comfortable beds, and windows that let the light stream in.
The romantic Philadelphia hotel is also proud to offer couples the chance to relax in their upscale spa, enjoy a drink at the bar, or sample the flavors and unique dishes at any one of The Logan’s on-site bars and restaurants.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton
10. The Notary Hotel Autograph Collection – a beautiful and romantic hotel set in a grand and historic building
Tucked away behind a historic facade, the modern luxury of the Notary Hotel is a romantic base for your next trip to Philadelphia.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this landmark hotel has a surprisingly modern interior and offers fantastic mid-range accommodation throughout.
With decor inspired by the 1920s, bedrooms are warm and welcoming with luxurious super comfy beds and marble bathrooms.
Cuddle up together in your romantic room, or venture out to enjoy a Spanish tapas meal and a sangria at the hotel’s signature restaurant, or get ready for a big day out with at the onsite coffee house.
Located in a prime Center City location, you will be right at the heart of some of the cities very best attractions and landmarks.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Notary Hotel Autograph Collection
11. Lokal Hotel Old City – Philadelphia’s first “invisible service” boutique hotel which is perfect for an intimate break
Nestled away among a ton of trendy shops and eateries in the historic Old City of Philadelphia, this uber-cool boutique hotel is perfect for lovers looking to escape the major hubbub of the city, without being far from the main attractions including Liberty Bell.
The Lokal Hotel Old City offers bright and airy rustic style apartments complete with kitchens and living areas, you can enjoy time together, taking advantage of this tech-friendly accommodation that also offers flat-screen TVs and iPads.
Joining a growing number of forwarding thinking hoteliers in the area, this hotel offers automated check-in and is unstaffed, and a grocery delivery service is available.
- To book, check prices or availability for the Lokal Hotel Old City
12. Morris House Hotel – an upscale romantic hotel set in a historic former colonial home
This impressive yet intimate National Historic Landmark has been standing since 1787 and was renovated into a luxury boutique hotel in recent years.
With exquisite attention to detail, this charming hotel oozes romance at every turn and is a great choice for couples visiting Philadelphia. The Morris House is a hidden gem, tucked away near Washing Square Park and surrounded by colonial buildings and history.
The elegant courtyard garden is perfect for holding hands while the sun sets, and the Revolutionary-era lounge has a welcoming open fire for snuggling up to on cooler evenings.
Step outside the hotel and you are just two blocks from the Walnut Street Theater, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell, as well as a huge variety of independent shops, bars, and restaurants.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Morris House Hotel
13. Penn’s View Hotel Philadelphia – an elegant choice for mid-range romantic accommodation
This charming historic hotel is located in Old City Philadelphia, and it warmly welcomes couples looking to enjoy a romantic break in the city.
Bedrooms at the Penn’s View Hotel Philadelphia are cozy and well-appointed, offering plush bedrooms, luxury bathrooms, and balconies, as well as the chance to upgrade to suites offering dining areas and separate bedrooms.
The central location of this hotel makes it perfect for exploring some of the finest dining, shopping, and attractions in the city, and there are also parks and open spaces close by too.
When you return from exploring the city, enjoy a meal for two in the hotels Italian restaurant, or book an intimate dining experience in the Wine Cellar.
- To book, check prices or availability for the Penn’s View Hotel Philadelphia
14. Lokal Hotel Fishtown – an intimate and modern Apartment Hotel in Philly’s Hot Neighborhood
Small but perfectly formed, this six-room boutique hotel oozes modern romance by the bucket load, with its heady blend of modern design concepts and cozy old fashioned values.
This mid-range hotel is one of the first establishments to introduce “silent service” to Philly, meaning you can check in automatically and enjoy an unstaffed hotel to allow you to enjoy a more intimate stay.
Apartments at Lokal Hotel Fishtown here have a rustic vibe, making them incredibly cozy and inviting, but they are also decked out with plenty of modern-day amenities, including flat-screen TVs, iPads, and free Wi-Fi.
Nestled away in the historic Old City, you and your beau are close to a wealth of trendy boutiques, bars, and eateries all ready to welcome you during your stay.
- To book, check prices or availability for the Lokal Hotel Fishtown
15. Alpenhof Bed and Breakfast – a quaint and cozy bed-and-breakfast set in a leafy neighborhood
Situated just outside of the city, this Delaware County stone barn can be found in a leafy neighborhood and is perfect for a romantic weekend or more away from the city.
Alpenhof Bed and Breakfast offers four super cozy, individually designed romantic bedrooms that feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and en suite bathrooms, this is an idyllic spot to make time to reconnect with each other.
A daily breakfast is served in the eclectic dining room, and when the weather heats up, there is a lush garden with a pool for you to lounge around during the day.
If the night turns chilly, there is also a lounge with a roaring fireplace for cozy nights in. Venture out to picnic in Rose Tree Park, explore Longwood Gardens, or even take a day trip to Ridley Creek State Park or head back into the city itself.
- To book, check prices or availability for the Alpenhof Bed and Breakfast
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