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Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US

The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel commands a towering presence in the heart of America's original capital. Surrounded by rich ... read more

Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown

Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown

21 North Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US

The Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown hotel, a historic downtown Philadelphia hotel located in the Business District across from City Hall, is only ... read more

Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Midtown

Holiday Inn Express Midtown

1305 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US

Our Midtown location is within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and high-end shops located on Walnut Street where clothes are tax free ... read more

About Downtown Philadelphia

If you're in the mood to explore some American history, try a trip to downtown Philadelphia. Center City Philadelphia, the third largest downtown area in the country by population, bustles with cultural and historic sites you won't want to miss.

The place to start is Independence National Historic Park, which takes up about 55 acres of the downtown district. Visitors can marvel over the Liberty Bell or stand in the room where the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were adopted within the rooms of Independence Hall, where the Second Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention met in the late 1700s. Independence Hall, with its familiar red brick and white 18th century facade and its clock tower and spire, stands across the street from the Liberty Bell Center.

The Liberty Bell used to be in the steeple of Independence Hall, back when it was the State House of Pennsylvania, and was rung to call people to meetings. Originally cast in England in the early 1750s, the bell was recast twice when it began to crack. It became a symbol of American freedom during the abolitionist movement, and shortly thereafter became an historic artifact which the city, at least for a while, would sometimes loan to exhibits. Many people have visited it over the years, especially since the U.S. bicentennial in 1976 when it was moved into its own space across from Independence Hall.

Besides the Liberty Bell pavilion and Independence Hall itself, there are many other historic landmarks in downtown Philadelphia, including the First and Second Banks of the United States, a museum devoted to famous Philadelphian Benjamin Franklin, and the U.S. Postal Service Museum. Visitors can also check out the National Constitution Center, which includes a film and interactive exhibits about the U.S. Constitution and its place in the past and present.

Downtown Philadelphia Hotel Listings

The Westin Philadelphia

The Westin PhiladelphiaSteps from upscale shopping and award-winning restaurants while situated in the heart of a city rich with history. …Check Rates

Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City

Residence Inn Philadelphia Center CityThe Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City hotel is ideal for relocations, temporary housing or corporate housing. Our hotel in Center City is just steps …Check Rates

The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

The Ritz-Carlton PhiladelphiaThe centerpiece of Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts, the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia is in the landmark Girard Trust Company Bank Rotunda, across the street …Check Rates

Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown

Courtyard Philadelphia DowntownThe Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown hotel, a historic downtown Philadelphia hotel located in the Business District across from City Hall, is only one block …Check Rates

Le Meridien Philadelphia

Le Meridien PhiladelphiaThe Le Meridien Philadelphia hotel is housed in a 10-story Georgian revival-style structure with intriguing historical flair and is located in the heart …Check Rates

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Philadelphia Marriott DowntownThe Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel commands a towering presence in the heart of America's original capital. …Check Rates