Planned a weekend getaway for my husband and I close to home. Philadelphia is less then half and hour from home and we always wanted to take in all of the historic sites, but the long lines and crowds in warmer weather have turned us off. I searched Trip Advisor for a hotel and came across the Penn View. Really nice place, it's a row of historic town houses converted to a hotel. Our room looked out at the Ben Franklin Bridge, had a fire place and king size bed. Room was a good size but still cozy. Breakfast is included, waffles, eggs, fruit, etc., all very good. The best part is that it's close to everything - walking distance to historic sites, restraunts, bars, shopping. Will definitely stay here again for a great weekend close to home.