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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly Philadelphia hotel in Center City, Philadelphia, walk to Ben Franklin National Memorial


Located in the center of Philadelphia, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Art Institute of Philadelphia and Ben Franklin National Memorial. Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features an outdoor pool, a health club, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, valet parking, and coffee/tea in the lobby.

Room Amenities

All 439 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown provides a health club and a seasonal outdoor pool. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms.

A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. Event facilities measuring 16000 square feet (1486 square meters) include conference space. This family-friendly hotel also offers multilingual staff, coffee/tea in the lobby, and concierge services. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Computer station 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 16000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1486 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Health club 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 25 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 16 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Total number of rooms - 439 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor pool  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Television 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge and served each morning between 6:30 AM and 11 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club.

  • Golfing nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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 rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 38-42 per day (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
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