Hotels near Powelton Village, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Although it is located mere minutes from downtown Philadelphia, the neighborhood of Powelton Village has an entirely different atmosphere than the rest of the city. With leafy streets, quaint shops, and colorful Victorian-style homes, this local enclave is also the center of Philadelphia's counter-cultural movement and is just a few minutes from several different universities.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Powelton Village, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
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8.5
Excellent
1800 Market St, Philadelphia
from $111
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
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7.9
Good
1201 Race Street, Philadelphia
from $113
Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Airport
Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Airport
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7.5
Good
8800 Bartram Ave., Philadelphia
from $95
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
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8.7
Excellent
10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia
from $299
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
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8.8
Excellent
120 S 17th St, Philadelphia
from $161
Apple Hostels of Philadelphia
Apple Hostels of Philadelphia
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8.8
Excellent
32 South Bank Street, Philadelphia
from $20
Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City
Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City
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8.6
Excellent
One East Penn Square, Philadelphia
from $109
Days Inn by Wyndham Philadelphia - Roosevelt Boulevard
Days Inn by Wyndham Philadelphia - Roosevelt Boulevard
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5.7
Fair
4200 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
from $73
The Rittenhouse Philadelphia
The Rittenhouse Philadelphia
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9.4
Excellent
210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Philadelphia
from $324
Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue
Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue
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8.4
Excellent
4100 Presidential Boulevard, Philadelphia
from $122
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A Historical Neighborhood with Modern Flair

Although there aren't many museums or tourist attractions in the area, the atmosphere and history make Powelton Village a pleasant place to explore or stay. The area was first settled in the 1850s and is now a National Historic District with many different styles of Victorian architecture and old-fashioned gardens on display. 

As part of the University City section of Philadelphia, Powelton residents are a mix of locals and students from University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. These academic ties have led to a diverse, creative, and politically active population. It was once a popular haven for hippies and housed the city's first food co-op. These days Lancaster Street is the center of commercial activity, with many small restaurants, art galleries, and shops. The area is well-known for its many delicious pizza places and independent bookstores.

Affordable Option Close to Downtown

Powelton is well-connected with the rest of the city via SEPTA's Market-Frankford line. Amtrak and regional rail lines stop at 30th Street Station and head into the suburbs and to New York. The last trolley line in the city runs along Lancaster Street and 36th Street. Parking is an issue in the area, so visitors with cars may want to stay somewhere with more garages. Another option is to explore the area via bicycle. 

Powelton Village is a great place to stay for those who want to explore the city but would like a more peaceful environment in the evenings. Visitors do not need to worry about safety in Powelton Village, as the area is very quiet and secure, even after dark. The area has very little nightlife, aside from a few local restaurants and neighborhood bars.

Charming Bed and Breakfasts

There are few hotel options in Powelton Village, but there are several bed and breakfasts in the neighborhood. The Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast and Spruce Hill Manor are both in historic Victorian homes and offer complimentary breakfast and snacks. The Sheraton Philadelphia University Hotel is slightly outside the neighborhood but has more room options and better rates.