Le Méridien Philadelphia is an artistic hub in the city’s business district. The four-star hotel enlisted renowned photographers, chefs, filmmakers, and musicians to influence its design, from the dramatic art installations to the contemporary guest rooms to the unique soundscapes. Guests of the hotel are within walking distance of arts-and-culture landmarks, including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, as well as Independence National Historical Park.
Historical significance: The hotel occupies a 10-story Georgian Revival–style building—built in 1908—that once housed a YMCA.
Minimalist chic: Guest rooms feature a black-and-white color palette with red accents, as well as iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs.
Classic French cuisine at the onsite Amuse bar and brasserie includes lobster bouillabaisse and steak frites.
Business savvy: The hotel offers meeting rooms near the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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 minutes 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.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a classic king room, classic two-double room, deluxe king room, or deluxe two-double room
Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free in a two-double room; one kid stays free in a king room.
Dates into March 2015
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable.
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.
Onsite French brasserie
Lounge and bar
24-hour fitness center
24-hour business center
Award-winning concierge services
Free WiFi in public areas and business center
The Fine Print
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Must be 18 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Classic or Deluxe King Room
One king bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 3
Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for 1 additional guest 18 or older; 1 kid 17 or younger stays free
Classic or Deluxe Two-Double Room
Two double beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: noon
Parking: valet available for an additional $40 per day
Rollaways: available for an additional $20 per night, subject to availability
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest airport: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL; 10 miles)
Cab fare: about $35 from PHL, including a 15% tip
Nearest transit stop: SEPTA Airport Line 442, Suburban Station stop
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– Ella Swenson, Groupon Stylist
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– Cody Braun, Groupon Editor