Comfortable Hotel Located in the Heart of Philadelphia
The Embassy Suites Philadelphia – Center City enjoys a prime location in downtown Philadelphia, surrounded by the historic sites and cultural institutions that have made Philadelphia one of America’s most-visited cities. Less than a mile away are the shops of Historic Antique Row, the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Rodin Museum, home to an extensive collection of the French sculptor’s work. A 10-minute drive takes you to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is just a short cab ride away from the hotel as well, adding to Embassy Suites’ convenience for travelers.
Enjoy complimentary refreshments and light appetizers at the nightly manager’s reception, which takes place in the hotel’s airy atrium, or save room to visit the onsite T.G.I. Friday’s for lunch and dinner. Each spacious two-room suite comes with separate living areas and a wet bar, plus a large private balcony overlooking the skyline. Inside, two flat-screen TVs eliminate the need to battle over the remote control. Cooks prepare a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning that includes custom omelets, eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit, pastries, and cereal.
Philadelphia’s Center City: Historic Landmarks and Art 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 home to Independence National Historical Park, known as America’s most historic square mile due to all the notable landmarks in the vicinity. Tour Independence Hall or head to the Liberty Bell Center to see the 2,000-pound bell that Martha Washington famously rang to let George know when supper was ready. The nearby National Constitution Center features a multimedia presentation on the country’s founding displayed on a 360-degree screen, as well as galleries of artifacts, including a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Seven blocks from the hotel, you can 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.