Best of Philadelphia’s Budget Hotels


Some of the best things to see in Philadelphia are located in the historic old city. From cozy B&Bs to classy boutique hotels to five-star luxury hotels, you’ll find plenty of affordable hotels perfect for your budget-friendly trip to Philly.

Rodeway Inn Philadelphia

Located in downtown, Rodeway Inn Philadelphia is within an easy reach to all the major landmarks like The Franklin Institute, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell Center and Philadelphia Airport. All rooms come with Keurig coffee makers, iron boards and hair dryers.  As one of the cheap hotels in Philadelphia, guests can also enjoy discounted access to the nearby fitness center with a pool. If you’re in the city to watch a game, you’ll love the hotel’s proximity to sport centers likes Well’s Fargo and Lincoln Financial Field.

Read: Staying in Philadelphia’s Historic BnBs

La Reserve Bed and Breakfast

Philadelphia is home to plenty of historic B&Bs ideal for all those seeking a homely ambiance. If you’re looking to stay cheap, book a room at La Reserve Bed and Breakfast, which is a quaint four-storied townhouse from the 1850’s. The property’s location attracts many visitors who want to stay in the heart of the Old City. Even the cheapest room at La Reserve is designed in a Victorian style – each unit is equipped with a full kitchen featuring refrigerator, microwave and a stove top.

Read: Visiting Philadelphia on a Budget

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

With sweeping views of the Delaware River and downtown Philadelphia, the rooms at DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Centre City is outfitted with television, cable channels, on-demand movies and PlayStation. There are many hotel packages designed based on guest preferences. Though you may be tempted to tour the surrounding area, be sure you’re around to sample the hotel’s evening hors d’oeuvre. If you have only 24 hours to explore Philly, consider staying at the DoubleTree near the Airport to save some travel time.

Read: 5 Side Trips from Philadelphia

Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center

From Executive Club Double to Queen Business Classes, the Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center offers a variety of stylish accommodations. With complimentary breakfast, free newspaper and self-parking, you’ll love their special deals like Your Cause Package that includes perks of an early breakfast, discounted parking and late check outs. As the hotel is located only a steps away from Philly’s famous eateries and boutiques, you’ll find no trouble in staying busy.

Read: Exploring Philadelphia in 24 Hours

Ramada Philadelphia Airport

Minutes away from the airport, Ramada Philadelphia hotel offers excellent bonus points for a one night stay, making it relatively cheaper for your future stays at other Wyndham hotels. Guests can enjoy free airport shuttle service, which is available 24 hours a day. The hotel’s on-site restaurants Gabriella and flier’s lounge are a great place to unwind after a hectic flight.

The idea to score a cheap room is to know where to look at the right time. By making use of the hotel’s rewards, loyalty program, deals and packages, you can even stay at the most luxurious hotel without emptying your pockets.

Have you stayed at any of these budget hotels in Philadelphia? Share your experiences in the comments below. Also, check out the article I wrote about budget hotels near UPenn and close to Wells Fargo Center.

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This post is published as part of the Hipmunk City Love Project.

Related Article:

         How to Visit Philadelphia on a Budget?

         Staying in Philadelphia’s Historic BnBs

                Travel Tips: Exploring Philadelphia in 24 Hours

           5 Side Trips from Philadelphia 

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