Society Hill Hotel

2 star hotel


301 Chestnut Street PhiladelphiaSee nearby area
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Philly's smallest hotel has a European atmosphere and friendly staff, and is right near Independence Park. Its very-small-but-quaint-rooms feature brass beds and private baths, and the first floor of the place is a congenial bar and restaurant.

Sandwiched between National Independence Historical Park and the lively nightlife of Old City, this four-storey walkup has been letting its 12 rooms since 1832, when it provided temporary housing for longshoremen back when the waterfront bustled with masted ships. Basic rooms come with just enough space to navigate around queen-size beds, minimally decorated walls painted light blue, and microscopic private baths. Breakfast is included. Pets are allowed, and there is no elevator. For many, the small hotel's finest attribute is its popular first-floor pub, which attracts a nice blend of tourists and locals. Unlike most US hotel bars, this cosy place evokes the culture of the city instead of the usual corporate placelessness found elsewhere. It also serves excellent fries!

Our independent authors have visited Society Hill Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Old City.

Services & facilities

  • Family
    • Family rooms
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
    • WiFi
    • Internet services
  • Parking
    • Available

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This historic hotel is located in Old City, Philadelphia, within a 5-minute walk of Independence Hall. The small hotel offers an on-site restaurant and bar as well as free Wi-Fi.

The Society Hill Hotel features cable TV and a hair dryer in every air-conditioned guest room. A work desk and private bathroom are also provided in every room.

The Penns Landing Subway Station is within a 5-minute walk of Society Hill. The University of Pennsylvania is about 3 miles away.

Important information

Upon check-in photo identification and credit card is required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Hotel does not have handicap access or elevator.

Please note the USD 3 service charge is non-refundable.

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform the hotel in advance. Please note that you can not check in after 24:00.

Please note that additional charges may be incurred for violations of hotel policy and damage of hotel property. Please contact the hotel for more information.

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