24,000 square feet of meeting space with high-tech amenities
Eco-friendly practices throughout the hotel
On-site parking (for a fee)
Fee for Wi-Fi
Fee for rollaway beds
The Hilton Philadelphia is an upper-middle-range hotel located on the waterfront, within walking distance of the Old City’s historic areas. Its extensive meeting space, on-site restaurant and contemporary rooms make it a solid pick for business travelers. But features such as an indoor pool, free use of cribs, a family-friendly program, and a location adjacent to the Independence Seaport Museum draw travelers with kids as well.
A business-oriented hotel with expansive views and a few nice extras
The Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing is one of the few tall buildings in the waterfront area. It’s a typical business chain hotel in many ways -- it has extensive meeting space, a nice fitness center, a solid but somewhat pricey restaurant, and rooms with modern amenities. However, a few great extra perks make it stand out from many of the other business hotels in town -- namely an appealing pool, wonderful views, and a quieter location a couple of blocks from the historic center. Business travelers and families will probably find most of the hotel’s features convenient -- but the decor is definitely chain-like and couples might miss features such as a spa.
The hotel’s wonderful views are particularly noteworthy. The building has been designed in a way that all rooms have expansive views either of the skyline or of the river. For the best of both, guests might want to request a corner room -- and for more serene vistas, the eastern side of the building overlooks the river.
By staying a little farther (three to five blocks) from the heart of the historic area, guests avoid the crowds and traffic of rush hour, but are still close enough to the action as to be able to stroll to some of the city’s major attractions, or take the subway at Market and 2nd St. for longer distances.
Adjacent to the Great Plaza and the Independence Seaport Museum, and within walking distance of major attractions
The Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing is located along the river, right off the I-95. Far from being a downside, this locale is actually fairly convenient for those who want to explore the Old City’s historic areas, which are only a couple of blocks away. There aren’t many restaurants and bars in the immediate area (though many can be found a few minutes’ walk from the hotel), but the waterfront is quieter and less congested than Center City, and is a great spot for those who don’t mind being a few blocks from the action.
The adjacent Great Plaza is one of the most thriving events spaces in town, with festivals, concerts and fairs taking place every week during the warmer months, and an ice rink when the temperatures drop. The only casino in Philadelphia, a fantastic aquarium, and a few sports complexes can all be found a short drive from the hotel.
15-minute drive to Philadelphia International Airport
Adjacent to the Great Plaza and the Independence Seaport Museum
Across the street from the Korean War Memorial Park
6-minute walk to the Independence National Historical Park
10-minute walk to the Festival Pier
11-minute walk to the Liberty Bell and the Independence Hall
13-minute walk from the National Museum of American Jewish History
17-minute walk to National Constitution Center
6-minute drive to Sugar House Casino
7-minute drive to the Philadelphia Museum of Art
8-minute drive to the Pennsylvania Convention Center
8-minute drive to 30th St. Station
9-minute drive to City Hall
11-minute drive to Citizen’s Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field
Rooms here are contemporary, and have a business-y, chain-like feel. Each features a desk, a wooden chest of drawers, and a couple of black and white photos. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and Wi-Fi (for a fee) -- but the views are the real highlight. Located right between the river and the city, the hotel offers unobstructed water or skyline views from all of its rooms. (Corner Rooms have views of both.)
The hotel is popular for business meetings and conventions thanks to its 24,000 square feet of event space. Most of its meeting rooms feature large windows overlooking the river, and all have high-tech equipment for presentations.
Extensive flexible meeting space, including ballrooms of different sizes and boardrooms
Catering services available
Meeting planners and a dedicated concierge
Full range of audiovisual equipment, including wireless microphones, LCD monitors, projectors, and flip charts
Handicap-accessible rooms feature lowered closet shelves, switches, peepholes, door latches and towel hooks, as well as strobe-light smoke detectors and fire alarms, raised toilet seats, low-profile box springs, and wide doors.