Welcome

Welcome to Philadelphia City Center! Philadelphia has one of the most beautiful exurban regions of any American city. Stroll down South Street between Front and 9th, the "hippest street in town," Cheer for one of Philly's teams, or spend some time in the Center City district known as Antique Row.

Philadelphia City Center Hotels offers great rates on over 50 hotels in the Center City district. All of our hotels have been approved by AAA and the Mobile Travel Guide, the authorities in hotel inspection. All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Whether you are coming as a tourist or business traveler, Philadelphia City Center Hotels offers great hotels in the Center City area!

Philadelphia City Center Hotel Map

Featured Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Midtown

Visit the Holiday Inn Express Midtown and surround yourself with a convenient, clean and comfortable atmosphere in downtown Philadelphia....more

Additional Hotels:

Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia City Center
One East Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US

Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
117 S 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US

The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
Ten Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102 US

Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
21 North Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US

Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US

Park Hyatt Philadelphia at The Bellevue
Broad and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19102 US

The Westin Philadelphia
99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US

Sofitel Philadelphia
120 South 17Th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US

Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia
Broad and Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US

Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center
1301 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US

Travelodge - Philadelphia
1227 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US

Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
1100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US

About Philadelphia

History Of Philadelphia
Philadelphia - City of Brotherly Love - was founded in the year 1682 by William Penn. The newly formed community served as the capital of Pennsylvania Colony. The area experienced a steady population growth throughout the colonial period. By the 1750s, Philadelphia was the largest city in what was then British-ruled North America. During the American Revolution, Philadelphia was the headquarters of the Continental Army and was the location where the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence.

Philadelphia served as the original capital of the United States while construction was underway to form a new center of government in Washington, DC. During the 19th century, Philadelphia became an important industrial center and a major seaport. Along with New York City, Philadelphia also served as one of the major immigration ports in the U.S. Its rapid growth during the Industrial Revolution was fuel primarily by the arrival of migrants from both Europe and Africa.

City Economy
During the last 50 years, Philadelphia has seen a dramatic shift from an industrial-based economy to one anchored primarily by finance and insurance. Health research is another major contributor to the area's economy, and tourism plays a significant role in the commercial success of the metro area. Because Philadelphia is home to a number of historic landmarks and tourist attractions, visitors to the Atlantic Seaboard region generally schedule time to visit the city in order to see the most popular sites.

Philadelphia is home to more than Fortune 500 companies, most of them having to do with banking, insurance, and investments. The city ranks fourth in the nation in terms of its strength as a media market, has its own stock exchange, and is headquarters for Comcast and Lincoln Financial Group.

Geography And Climate
Philadelphia lies along the lower reaches of the Delaware River between the lowland Atlantic coastal plain and the foothills of the Appalachian Range. The highest point in the city is Chestnut Hill, approximately 450 feet above sea level. The land to the north and west of Philadelphia is generally flat, with small rolling swales and several creeks originating in the Appalachians. The Schuylkill River flows directly through Philadelphia.

The region has a mild, sub-tropical climate. Summer temperatures often reach 90° and more, but excessive heat waves are rare. Winter temperatures drop well below freezing, but sub-zero conditions occur only once every two or three years. Philadelphia receives about 42 inches of rain per year, with precipitation spread evenly throughout the seasons. Snowfall averages less than 20 inches per year, but an occasional winter storm may drop as much as 12 inches of snow in less than 24 hours.