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Visiting the City of Brotherly Love is like stepping into history. There are historical landmarks all over the city, plus incredible museums and, of course, the famous Rocky steps. The city’s tourism numbers keep going up too, with over 42 million visitors in 2016. With numerous unique neighborhoods that every visitor needs to check out, the city has something special to offer that you won’t find anywhere else. Below are some of the best Airbnbs in Philly for varying tastes. Check them out, immerse yourself in history and see what Philadelphia has to offer.
Value Deals (less than $150 per night)
This apartment’s got it all: location and style. It comes fully equipped with everything you need; make this apartment your home-away-from-home during your stay in Philly. This contemporary space features brand-new furniture and it’s perfect for a couple or family to get away for the weekend or an extended stay. It’s located within walking distance of Rittenhouse Square, where visitors will find dozens of restaurants, bars and shops. Rates from $104 per night with a three-night-minimum stay required.
This studio in the heart of Philadelphia is housed in a recently renovated historic building. With the exposed brick walls and a fully stocked kitchen, you’ll feel right at home from the second you walk in. Near the popular Rittenhouse Square and steps away from the hottest eateries and bars, this studio was built for modern-living and includes everything and more for a more-than-comfortable stay. Rates from $89 per night with varying minimum stay requirements.
This unique and modern loft used to be a textile factory back in the day. Now, it can be your next Airbnb when you visit Philly. This loft has ample natural light and is great for families, groups, business travelers and anyone in between. Another perk? The building only has three other tenants in it, so it’s always quiet. Public transit is a short walk away and can get you anywhere in the city quickly — that is, if you want to leave the neighborhood. Nearby, visitors will find tons of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and boutiques. Rates from $111 per night with varying minimum stay requirements.
Mid-Tier ($150-$250 per night)
This two-bedroom, two-bath apartment is perfect for group travel or a large family. With high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, visitors will find an incredible amount of space for an even better price. What’s more, there’s an elevator that opens right into the apartment and it’s fully-stocked with everything you need to live like a local. Located in the heart of Old City, this abode is only a couple blocks from historical sites like the Constitution Center and the Betsy Ross House. Rates from $153 per night with a one-night minimum stay required.
This studio in Rittenhouse Square is an impeccably decorated gem that’s perfect for a couple looking for a getaway. The studio combines old-world charm with modern, tasteful elegance. The high ceilings and new renovations make this studio feel like a luxury hotel room that you’ll never want to leave. It comes with a fully-stocked kitchen and an attentive host who welcomes questions and concerns. Rates from $155 per night with a two-night minimum stay.
High Roller ($250+ per night)
This colorful apartment is located in the heart of Philly and has as much soul as it does amenities. This Airbnb exceeds anything you’d find in a hotel with a 24/7 front desk and gym and yoga room. Every detail in this apartment is inviting and cozy and features something for patrons of all ages. The hosts have even put together a hand-crafted map by a local Philly artist with places to visit and see while you’re in town. Rates from $313 per night with a two-night minimum stay required.
You’ll never have to stray far from this centrally located Airbnb, that is, if you even decide to leave. This all-window apartment offers amazing views of the surrounding city and beyond, especially Rittenhouse Square and City Center near where it’s located. It’s great for business travelers, family or group trips — or anyone looking for a weekend getaway. The apartment is particularly perfect for art-lovers since it’s within walking distance to many of the city’s best museums. Rates from $269 per night with a four-night minimum stay required.
This private house has everything you want when you leave home: it’s impeccably decorated, outfitted with a private roof deck, parking and a fully-stocked kitchen. Ultra-sleek and modern, this home has three bedrooms and sleeps up to eight guests, ideal for large families or group travelers. There are hardwood floors throughout the house and the staircase with glass-siding will mesmerize anyone who walks through the doors. The house is located near the water so you’ll catch a cool breeze when you’re outside grilling on the patio. Rates from $500 per night with a two-night minimum stay required.
There are plenty of ways to maximize your stay with points and miles. If you’ve never used Airbnb before, sign up through TPG to get $40 off your first booking — and the gravy train doesn’t stop there. Book through the Delta portal and earn 1 SkyMile for every dollar spent on your stay, and make sure to charge the purchase to a travel rewards card to rack up extra points. Using a card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred will get you 2x points on all travel purchases while the Chase Sapphire Reserve will get you 3x points on an Airbnb stay. When you combine the two, you’re effectively double-dipping with your points earning.
Prices are accurate as of publication date but are subject to change. All photos courtesy of Airbnb; feature image by Mihai Andritoiu / Getty Images.
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