Hotel at a Glance: Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center
The Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center couldn't be a more convenient spot for those exploring downtown Philadelphia or attending conferences. Steps away from the vast Pennsylvania Convention Center and within walking distance of restaurants, museums, and landmarks, this comfortable hotel offers an unbeatable location.
- Downtown location: You'll be near world-renowned museums, such as the Rodin Museum.
- Red, white, and blue: The Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and Independence Hall are all about a mile from the hotel.
- Spacious rooms look out over the lights of Philadelphia and feature updated style and free WiFi.
- Bite into the hotel's free breakfast, which includes eggs, waffles, fruit, and sausage or bacon.
Philadelphia’s Center City: Historic Landmarks and Museums
The historic Center City neighborhood, also known as downtown Philadelphia, dates back to the city’s founding in 1682. Today, Center City is Philadelphia’s central business district, with several skyscrapers and high-profile museums. The neighborhood is also home to Independence National Historical Park, whose high concentration of notable landmarks make it America’s most historic square mile. While you’re here, visit Independence Hall—birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution—or head to the Liberty Bell Center to see the approximately 2,000-pound bell that Martha Washington famously rang to let George know when supper was ready. At the north end of the park, the National Constitution Center features a multimedia presentation on the country’s founding displayed on a 360-degree domed ceiling, as well as galleries of artifacts, including a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The shops of Historic Antique Row are less than a mile from here. The small, locally owned shops stock everything from oriental rugs to vintage clothing. Head about 15 blocks northwest to scale the famous steps outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where Rocky Balboa once pumped his fists victoriously. Inside, the massive museum’s holdings range from ancient Chinese art to famous paintings from Claude Monet, Salvador Dalí, and Vincent van Gogh.