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139 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1913
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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About

#8 of 99 Specialty lodging in Philadelphia
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.8
Value
4.9
Powered by friendly locals and featuring unparallelled design and comfort, Lokal cuts to the chase of what and how you want to be doing when you check into a new place in a new town. Best of all, we make it simple, from our easy online booking and check-in to crafted recommendations to even the occasional surprise and delight. We facilitate a vacation that makes you feel like you’re a part of that city, like a friend who’s a local. You don’t have to vacation the same way everybody else does. Adventure really does await you, readily.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Gabriella l wrote a review Sep 2021
Wood Ridge, New Jersey2 contributions
Lokal was the perfect stay for my trip the Philly. The room, the location, the decor, everything was amazing. Thank for making our mini vacation fo enjoyable ! I could not recommend it more. We will be back soon !
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Valeria M wrote a review Aug 2021
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A hotel that is the same as feeling in a super functional home. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Old City. Comfortable, ideal to rest. Close to the best places to eat and walk. The best option if you go to the city. Friendliness and professionalism
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Amy wrote a review Aug 2021
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I love the simple style, the modern features and the cozy white robes! It felt like a spa getaway with fresh purified tap water, class cocktail options and all the coffee accessories you need. Coming from someone who is not a big fan of a crowded city, I loved that when I walked in this hotel room, I instantly felt relaxed and comfortable. I love supporting local businesses and this hotel is all about that! The ipad allowed you to order what you need from a local busuiness nearby and everything was convenient. You didn't have to worry about checking in or getting a key. Even the shampoo & conditioner was amazing! Overall, amazing boutique hotel experience!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: The "Will" was incredible and only midway up the stairs! :)
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Responded Aug 24, 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review! We're so happy that you enjoyed the space, our amenities, and the neighborhood (we love Old City too). We hope to have you back again in the future!
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Sveta_Damiani wrote a review Aug 2021
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia6 contributions
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My friend and I stayed at the Louisa apartment in Old Town and we fell in love with the space the moment we walked in there. There was so much natural light! The apartment is beautifully designed with attention to detail. We enjoyed using the kitchen - it had everything we needed for cooking meals. Contactless check-in and check-out were super easy! The location couldn't be any better, so close to all the attractions, shops and restaurants. Highly recommend Stay Lokal to anyone traveling to Philadelphia.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: The Louisa (on the top floor) has two skylights (one in the bedroom and one in the bathroom)
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Responded Aug 24, 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review, Sveta. We agree that the Louisa has great natural light - those windows! We're so happy that you enjoyed the space, our amenities, and the neighborhood (we love Old City too). We hope to have you back again in the future!
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Bella Schmidt wrote a review Jul 2021
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Wow! The aesthetic Lokal Has to offer is everything you could dream of. Not only is it beautiful, but the location is so amazing! So many awesome restaurants and fun places to visit nearby. This hotel was everything AND more than I expected!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Highly recommend the "Ben" suite!
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Responded Aug 24, 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review, Bella. We're so happy that you enjoyed the space, our amenities, and the neighborhood (we love Old City too). We hope to have you back again in the future!
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Carlos Batlle wrote a review Jun 2021
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Stay Lokal is so stylish, The Ben suites is gorgeous in the heart ♥️ Philly's Old 🌇 The rooms 🛏 are so beautifully 🤩 and Instagram worthy 👍🏻designed and have every possible amenity you could want. Beautiful bathroom 🚽 design and Nice view of top 🌃 of Ben Franklin Bridge 🌉 at night 💫 I really loved 🥰 staying here For sure. 😉
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Aug 24, 2021
Thank you for your wonderful and very creative review! We're so happy that you enjoyed the space, our amenities, and the neighborhood (we love Old City too). We hope to have you back again in the future!
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Bianca Bello wrote a review Apr 2021
New York City, New York8 contributions
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If staying local is your thing... Lokal Hotel is the absolute dreamiest place for you to unwind. The Old City location is on the cutest block lined with boutiques, coffee shops, and galleries. Right around the corner is the Betsey Ross House, and right through an alleyway alongside Lokal’s building is Elfreth’s Alley. The location is walking distance to the entire historic district and is super easy to navigate as Philly has signage on almost every corner sharing historic facts! I stayed in Ben, located on the 4th floor! Do know, it is a walk up, which was no problem for me, but if you cannot walk stairs, I’d recommend staying in the rooms located on the 1st floor. The apartment was gorgeous, super bright, CLEAN, and cozy. Really felt like you were at home! The appliances were very modern and there were directions located on an iPad to share how to use them. There was even a washer and drier! The bathroom was full of all your necessities - body wash, shampoo, conditioner, loads of towels, including “makeup” washcloths (which I found so convenient) as well as a hair drier. The kitchen was spacious - my boyfriend & I found it easy to make tea, order breakfast and eat on the barstools. Large sitting area with a tv: netflix, Apple TV, cable + more. The bed was big, comfy and the pillows were fluffy! Truly felt like I wanted to live there. Imagine waking up everyday with sunlight beaming through your windows? You glaze over and see the Ben Franklin Bridge peaking through the brick buildings? Just lovely. Had such a great stay :’)
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 24, 2021
Thank you for your incredible review, Bianca! We are so happy that you enjoyed our hotel and the neighborhood. We put a lot into the little things and appreciate that you noticing them :) thank you again, we hope to have you back in the future!
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Ameena wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York182 contributions164 helpful votes
We recently stayed two nights at the Lokal hotel, in the room Louisa. Here are my thoughts: Decor is really clean and minimal. We liked the spaciousness of the 2 bed / 1.5 bath for the most part. Kitchen is nicely stocked with dishes and a coffee maker, soap and a cute dishwasher. But here's the problem: the second half bath is tiny...you can't even really wash your hands in the sink without water flying everywhere and there is nowhere to put anything. So all 4 of us used the larger bathroom, which was okay but not ideal. A note to be prepared to walk up 4 flights of stairs with your luggage. This wasn't an issue for us but may be for people who can't navigate steps easily. There is no front desk but the owner / property manager is responsive and happy to help, which is nice. Originally we asked for a 1pm checkout for work reasons but this was denied. Ultimately they gave us an extra half hour which was appreciated as my husband was on work calls all morning. Neighborhood is nice and relatively close to everything. No need for a car, although we had one and appreciated the nearby parking lot. The three star rating is for the following reasons: 1. Fridge was broken and froze all of our food. The microwave was also malfunctioning and it took an eternity to try to heat up our frozen food! The owner was responsive and offered to send someone out to fix it but we decided to live with it rather than try to coordinate a handyman in our already tight schedule. 2. $1,084 w/tax for two nights is quite high in my opinion, considering the lack of amenities, the malfunctioning appliances, and the fact that the 1/2 bath was really unusable. Overall the Lokal was a nice little adventure from our normal hotel stays!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from LokalHotel, General Manager at Lokal Hotel - Old City
Responded Apr 13, 2021
We appreciate your honest feedback, Ameena! We are very happy that you enjoyed the in-room amenities, neighborhood (we love Old City too), and your overall trip with us. While we do not have traditional common area amenities such as a gym or onsite bar, we do provide our guests with a Lokal experience and a home away from home. We find our guests appreciate that our small boutique hotel is not a traditional hotel experience and though we are "invisible service," (meaning no onsite staff or concierge) we are always happy to help when needed. I understand your concern regarding the refrigerator and the microwave oven and we appreciate you bringing it up. In some cases, we are not aware of an issue unless it is brought up by a guest. In this case, the settings on the fridge were set higher than normal, but we were able to address it during the turnover thanks to you bringing it to our attention. As for the microwave, we clarified during your visit that it is a convection oven and can be used as a microwave under the "reheat" setting. Lastly, due to COVID-19 limitations, we no longer guarantee early or late check-outs due to our intensive cleaning & disinfection routine - which we disclose on our terms & conditions prior to booking with us. Again, we appreciate your feedback and are pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly whether by phone or email if you have any questions or concerns. If we have the chance to have you back in the future, we'll ensure your stay is a 5-star visit! Until then, stay safe and well during your travels :)
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Tiffany T wrote a review Sep 2020
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My husband and I are expecting our first baby in September, and with the pandemic, we couldn't leave the country for our Babymoon as we had hoped. We decided to do a staycation in the city and Lokal was PERFECT! It felt like home away from home and it was right in the heart of Old City, steps away from our favorite coffee shops and restaurants! We had an issue with the tv sound in out initial suite, and within minutes of informing our contact, we were moved to another, even better suite with a beautiful street view! I would definitely recommend. It is not your typical "hotel" with a front desk and room service. It's much more homely and we loved that about it!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: We loved the Tina Suite with the street view!!
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Responded Apr 13, 2021
Thank you for your wonderful feedback, Tiff! We're happy that you were able to enjoy your babymoon with us. We appreciate you bringing the TV/sound to our attention as we were able to resolve it during the turnover. We agree that Old City is a great neighborhood ;) Thanks again for sharing your experience with us. We hope to have you back again in the future! And congrats on your growing family :)
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Jalyn B wrote a review Aug 2020
Richmond, Virginia3 contributions
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at the Old City location. There was so much to do within walking distance (restaurants, shops, etc.) and the owners provided lots of recommendations in the field guide as well. The room was perfectly clean and we felt comfortable staying even during the pandemic. Honestly, I wish my current apartment looked like the room we stayed in! It was beautiful. It had a huge window that brought in lots of natural light. There was so much attention to detail like the iPad, the locally made soaps and coffee, the robes, the rainfall shower head--the list goes on. We had a chance to communicate with Courtney and Chad, two of the owners, and they were so kind and responsive. I can't wait to stay at another Lokal location.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Thank you for your wonderful review! We're happy that you enjoyed the hotel, neighborhood, and amenities. We look forward to having you back again in the future :)
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$341 - $451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lokal Hotel - Old City
Which popular attractions are close to Lokal Hotel - Old City?
Nearby attractions include Founding Footsteps (0.09 miles), Philadelphia Urban Adventures (0.3 miles), and Liberty Escape Rooms (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lokal Hotel - Old City?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, kids activities, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Lokal Hotel - Old City?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Lokal Hotel - Old City?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lokal Hotel - Old City?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lokal Hotel - Old City?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Franklin Fountain, Sonny's Famous Steaks, and High Street Philadelphia.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lokal Hotel - Old City?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Lokal Hotel - Old City?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (1.3 miles), Battleship New Jersey (1.2 miles), and Congress Hall (0.6 miles).
Does Lokal Hotel - Old City have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.