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Philadelphia City Guide

By: Mary Mihaly

Philadelphia Hotels Guide

©2006 Four Seasons Hotel The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, a Mobil Four-Starestablishment, is one of the city's finest hotels.

Some of the finest hotels in Philadelphia are located in historic buildings. That includes the Mobil Three-Star Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue (Broad and Walnut Sts), whose light fixtures were designed by Thomas Edison and Library Lounge Bar is the very definition of intimate elegance.

You can't go wrong at the posh eight-story Mobil Four-Star Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia (1 Logan Square), with its Federalist decor and luxuries, or Mobil Three-Star Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia's (10 Avenue of the Arts) striking decor, luxurious rooms, marble columns, and architecture inspired by Rome's Pantheon.

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The easiest way to secure the best bed and breakfast for you is through A Bed & Breakfast Connection/Bed & Breakfast of Philadelphia. The agency handles reservations for more than 100 regularly inspected inns across the region.

If you drive to Philadelphia, always ask the hotel or inn about its parking rates because they can be exorbitant. You should also know that Philadelphia's city, county, and state hotel taxes total 14 percent, adding significantly to your rate. But with more than 15,000 hotel rooms in the city, and another 16,400 hotels in the surrounding four-county area, you're sure to find the perfect room for your budget and preference.

As with Philadelphia's hotels, the restaurant scene features options that cater to any type of traveler. Go to the next page for our Philadelphia restaurants guide.