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Sonder The Tidewater

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Deluxe Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Terrace | Balcony
Deluxe Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Terrace | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
Deluxe Apartment, 2 Bedrooms | Living room | 42-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, TV

Overview of Sonder The Tidewater

Sonder The Tidewater

3.5-star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
407 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19130

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFairmount Park1 min walk
  • Popular LocationPhiladelphia Museum of Art12 min walk
  • Popular LocationRittenhouse Square16 min walk
  • AirportPhiladelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.)20 min drive

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Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom

  • 438 sq ft
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Terrace

  • 707 sq ft
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

  • 601 sq ft
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

  • 943 sq ft
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Standard Studio

  • 384 sq ft
  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Terrace

  • 2220 sq ft
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3.5 bathrooms
  • City view
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 King Beds, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

About this area


Sonder The Tidewater is located in Center City, a neighborhood in Philadelphia, and is near a metro station. Philadelphia Museum of Art and Barnes Foundation are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Eastern State Penitentiary and Rocky Steps. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Wells Fargo Center or Franklin Field.

What's nearby

  • Fairmount Park - 1 min walk
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway - 6 min walk
  • Eastern State Penitentiary - 11 min walk
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art - 12 min walk
  • Rittenhouse Square - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Philadelphia University City Station - 4 min drive
  • Race Vine Station - 12 min walk
  • Philadelphia Intl. Airport (PHL) - 20 min drive


  • Kite and Key - 2 min walk
  • King of Tandoor - 2 min walk
  • Doma Japanese Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Sabrina's Cafe - Art Museum - 3 min walk
  • Urban Farmer Philadelphia - 7 min walk

About this property

Sonder The Tidewater

3.5-star Philadelphia aparthotel in Center City, near Philadelphia Museum of Art
Along with a rooftop terrace, this smoke-free aparthotel has concierge services and free WiFi in public areas. Each apartment provides a kitchen with a refrigerator, an oven, a stovetop, and a microwave. For a bit of entertainment, a flat-screen TV comes with digital channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like a washer/dryer and a dining area.
Sonder The Tidewater offers 24 air-conditioned accommodations with washers/dryers and designer toiletries. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. Accommodations at this 3.5-star aparthotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.


English, French, Spanish

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Family friendly

  • Free crib/infant bed


  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV with digital service

Outdoor areas

  • Rooftop terrace


  • Washer/dryer
  • Laundry detergent

Work spaces

  • Laptop workspace


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (with limits)
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near a metro station


  • 24 rooms
  • Built in 1925
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance

Access methods

Access code, private entrance


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Sonder | The Tidewater
Sonder l The Tidewater
Sonder at The Tidewater
Sonder The Tidewater Aparthotel
Sonder The Tidewater Philadelphia
Sonder The Tidewater Aparthotel Philadelphia

Frequently asked questions

Is Sonder The Tidewater pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Sonder The Tidewater?

This property doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Sonder The Tidewater?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Sonder The Tidewater?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Sonder The Tidewater located?

Located in Center City, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fairmount Park and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Rittenhouse Square and Pennsylvania Convention Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). Race Vine Station is 12 minutes by foot and Spring Garden Station is 13 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sonder The Tidewater and receive a full refund?

Yes, Sonder The Tidewater offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sonder The Tidewater cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 34 out of 44 reviews
5 - Excellent 77%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 44 reviews
4 - Good 16%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 44 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 44 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 44 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Yea studio itself is in good enough shape , hallways are in need of new decor , tv only works for streaming off device no Ariel for local tv , area around property is safe and convenient to everything, could do with more towels stayed 10 nites , studio was good size and sound proof from traffic below roof terrace nice space would stay again these few things need improvement 7 /10 few little things let it down derek
Stayed 10 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Tidewater is located in a very desirable and central part of Philadelphia, with museums, grocery stores, excellent restaurants and shops a short distance away. Check-in was smooth and easy; our room was bright, well-appointed, and clean; the kitchen had everything necessary for a week-long stay; the staff was very friendly; and a small matter that needed to be dealt with was handled very efficiently and quickly, to our satisfaction. This is our second time staying at a Sonder accommodation and we will definitely continue to use this resource in the future.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved this place. Extremely clean and the bed and sheets were soft. I will always look to see if you have locations when I travel next
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Decent place in good location.
Good location. Decent price. Very clean. Roof access was nice. Mural next door was really cool! (See pic.) Easy building to find in the city. Needs some maintenance upkeep - soap shelf in shower broken, no drain plug in bathroom sink. No storage in bedroom, i.e., no dresser or closet, so long term stay would be awkward. Bedroom rug needs to go - tripped over it CONSTANTLY! Need to pre-register a few days before stay with Sonder to get access codes, which was not obvious and no reminder or info from for this.
Mural on building next door seen from rooftop
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
My stay at The Tidewater was absolutely wonderful! The unit was clean and equipped with everything needed. The location allowed easy walking to museums and restaurants. The Sonder app and virtual key with my phone made check in/out and enter convenient. I would certainly stay here again on a future trip to Philly.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
The place was clean and well-located for sure. Some details could be improved (e.g. crooked towel rack and not enough towel hooks) but generally very good. The major problem as communication -- I had problems with the additional face recognition steps they have put in place (b/c/ there's no one on-site to check your ID), and like many with this location had trouble with the access code to the building.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Great place but some problems.
We had a lot of trouble with the codes for the outside and apartment doors. The washer/dryer took 4 hours to wash and dry on permanent press cycle. It also leaked water.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
I would stay again without hesitation!
The room was unbelievably fabulous! The uninterrupted views of Philadelphia were so gorgeous. The kitchen was well stocked. The bathroom felt luxurious! And the balcony - wow! Private with amazing views!
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022