My family (including our golden retriever) just spent 3 days at the Loews in Philadelphia. It is a pet- and kid-friendly hotel, in a central location. We had a corner room with 2 double beds, which was perfect for 2 adults, a kid, and a dog. Everything seemed clean, but I did not like the flat, old-feeling pillows. The hotel also has a distinct scent, almost like a perfume? Service is attentive and very friendly. We valet parked our car for the entire weekend and walked (or took public transportation) to several sights. The hotel is a short walk to Reading Terminal Market and the LOVE Park; Macy's and City Hall are a couple of blocks away. One problem I had was finding a place for my dog to do his "business," because it's definitely a concrete jungle there!