12th and Spruce Sts.,
215/923-3535 or 877/253-9466
This gay-dominated but not exclusive boutique hotel in the heart of Washington Square West is a good deal (starting at $119). Comfortable rooms, a prime location, and friendly staff make the 48-room hotel a popular choice for returning visitors.
The modern style is a throwback to cruise ships—a little cheesy without going totally over the top. Some of the rooms are very small, so request a larger one when available.
A 24-hour snack table is available for returning late-night revelers.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition