These opulent Philadelphia hotels are paradise. There are over a dozen opulent hotels available around the city for those who want to unwind in grandeur.
We’re talking about penthouses on the top level with amazing views of the city skyline, along with extras like private elevators, Fuji soaking tubs, king-size canopy beds, and more. And while Rivers Casino Philadelphia is set to debut some new luxury accommodations quite soon, check out these luxury hotels you can visit right now.
AKA University City
Situated on the west side of the Schuylkill River, the 49-story FMC Tower in Cira Centre South is home to University City, which is housed on the top 19 levels. In addition to the rooftop garden Cira Green, the opulent extended-stay hotel has 268 rooms total, including 103 hotel residences (along with 30 furnished, 30 serviced, and 105 apartment apartments for longer stays). Level 28 is also quite noteworthy, it has a lounge, a 3D golf simulator, a movie theater, a fitness center, a yoga area, a lap pool, an outdoor patio with fire pits, a private theater with carefully chosen screenings, and a library of films.
AKA Rittenhouse Square
This hotel property, which specializes in stays lasting a week or more, strikes a mix between the comfort and elegance of an opulent home and the style and friendliness of a small, boutique hotel. The 12-story historic landmark offers 78 studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, each with a complete gourmet kitchen, and beautiful furnishings with a modern feel. The hotel is in a great location, just across from AKA’s highly regarded Center City restaurant a.kitchen + bar, at the entrance to Rittenhouse Square.
Guild House Hotel
This place oozes the elegance of the Gilded Age. Known for its historical lineage and cozy nostalgia, the Italianate townhouse of the New Century Guild is a suffrage-era organization for local militant women. Travel & Leisure named this boutique hotel, a National Historic Landmark, one of the greatest new hotels in the world in 2022. It pays homage to the tradition of the New Century with 12 rooms designed by former Guild members. From the textured fabrics of NAACP founding member Florence Kelley’s room to the brass lights of Guild President Edith Brubaker’s suite, each room has plenty of furniture, artwork, and other items that are connected to a member’s story.
The Rooms at Fitler Club
This expansive private lifestyle club with a view of the Schuylkill River opened its doors in 2019. It features a large fitness center, a gaming lounge, a stellar cocktail bar, live performances, a private movie theater, a menu created by chef Marc Vetri, chic design, and original modern art. In addition to midcentury elements like rotary phones and vintage alarm clocks, nine queen and king rooms, three king lofts, the fourteen suites, 860-square-foot master bedroom, and 1,095-square-foot Fitler provide a contemporary design.
The Dwight D Hotel
This 11-room brownstone in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square district seems very much like an upscale private mansion. Pollock-esque artwork and vintage brasserie posters give the classic, opulent décor a modern feel. This place is ideal for small weddings, showers, and other special occasions since it also has a large private garden area and a brand-new chef’s kitchen.
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons
Built within a former whiskey bottling plant from the 19th century, the four elegantly furnished apartments above Fishtown’s highly regarded restaurant called Wm. Mulherin’s Sons are distinctly unique. This place features refinished walnut frameless kitchen cabinets (complete with Mauviel cookware), poured concrete worktops, wood slab headboards, polished concrete floors, glazed tiling, and top-notch amenities like blackout shades, washer/dryers, rainfall showers, and Aesop soaps. An antique safe houses a clawfoot soaking tub in Room #4.