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Hotel for short stay in Philadelphia

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Hotel for short stay in Philadelphia

We are staying in Philadelphia for just one or two nights. Need suggestion as to how to get there from airport and hotel to stay in that will be near walking tours, bus tours, etc. Any help will be appreciated.

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1. Re: Hotel for short stay in Philadelphia

You should stay in Center City, which is Philadelphia's downtown. The FAQ on where to stay (on the right side of the page if you're using the desktop version, not the mobile version, of TA) has good descriptions of the different neighborhoods along with some of the hotel options in those neighborhoods. Center City is compact and easy to get around by walking, using public transportation, and taking cabs.

You can take the SEPTA Regional Rail Airport line train from the airport to either Suburban Station or Market East station in Center City. The train costs $7 per person (cash only). You can find more details in the FAQ on travel from the airport.

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2. Re: Hotel for short stay in Philadelphia

I'd narrow that down to the Old City neighborhood.

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3. Re: Hotel for short stay in Philadelphia

Not just Old City. Rittenhouse, Midtown, and Society Hill are also great options.

Edited: 11:54 pm, February 17, 2013
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4. Re: Hotel for short stay in Philadelphia

Are you interested primarily in the sites pertaining to early American history, or other attractions, also? If the answer is history, Old CIty and Society Hill will put you closest, but the other neighborhoods are only a short distance. The questions is whether you want to walk out of the hotel and be within three or four blocks of your destination.

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5. Re: Hotel for short stay in Philadelphia

We probably will want to do the walking tour or the big bus tour, to get an overall view. We only have one day to sightsee, so want to be able to walk to most places.

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6. Re: Hotel for short stay in Philadelphia

The Omni at 4th and Chestnut is in a perfect location for tourist activities.

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7. Re: Hotel for short stay in Philadelphia

Hotel Monaco is also in the same area and ranked #1 on TA.

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