1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 800/617-2893,
This 24-story hotel sits directly on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and is easily recognizable by its curved exterior. Offering spacious apartment-style accommodations and large work stations, it is popular with long-term guests in town for business.
But considering the reasonable price for the location (studios start at approximately $150 per night), it is a decent option for anyone looking to prepare meals at home and stay near the heart of Center City.
A 24-hour fitness facility, free Internet access, a seasonal rooftop pool, and a sundeck are a few of the amenities. Two on-site dining options offer Asian and Mediterranean cuisine.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition