Published for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is a wonderful city to visit. There is so much to do downtown with Reading Market, Pat’s, 1 Comcast Center, Independence Hall and more. There are outlying places to stay in Philadelphia, but if you can stay in town, you will avoid traffic and the headache of driving into town to see the sights.
A great place to stay while you are in Philadelphia is at the Loews Hotel at 1200 Market Street. Philadelphia is a big Eastern city with buildings in tight places. Buildings in the downtown area go up, not out, as they do in the West. The reception at the Loews has a small footprint and exudes the feeling from another time with marble and dark woods.
The Loews Hotel is in the historic PSFS building which was one of the first banks in Philadelphia. The hotel maintains the neon PSFS sign at the top of the hotel. Also, the bank vault is still located in the lobby of the hotel.
Our room was a large room on the 23rd floor with a great view towards both the Delaware River and the Schuylkill River. When you are in the downtown area of a city, you see rooftops, parking lots and other tall buildings. However, the city is alive with people, cars and lights.
The room was clean when we arrived and kept clean for us throughout our stay, which may not have been easy with two kids in the room with us.
I don’t often eat at hotel restaurants because there are so many local favorites to try in a city like Philadelphia. During the stay we did order room service a few nights and the food was prepared well. From the burgers to the desert, it was comfort food for an evening in a hotel room.
The workout facility in the hotel overlooked Market Street with a large bank of windows and was not cramped at all. There were a number of treadmills, free weights and weight machines in the facility, so it wasn’t necessary to wait for a turn most of the time.
The 33rd floor is surrounded by windows to allow views of Philadelphia in all directions. This is also the floor with conference rooms, so I don’t know how people attending conferences could concentrate on the meeting.
I would stay at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia again when I return to this historic city. There is more to explore.
Loews Hotel Philadelphia, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (Loews Hotel Philadelphia)