Staying in the heart of Philadelphia's old city means you get to walk to all the most essential Philly attractions. In this car-heavy day-and-age, doesn't that sound nice? What's also nice is the Penn's View Hotel. One of the oldest hotels on our list, this one was first built as a shipping warehouse. But as river-trade dwindled, The Penn's View took on new incarnations as everything from a coffee house to a hardware store. In the early 1990s, it became a hotel, and we hope for your sake that it stays that way for a good long while.
That's because Penn's View is not just a solid place to stay in a top-notch location, staying there is also an easy way to streamline your vacation planning. Book your room along with a special package and you can get everything from a copy of the restaurant's cookbook to free parking to a cozy wine and cheese dinner - perfect for a romantic winter night.
Speaking of dinner, you can definitely pick up some romantic vibes at Panorama, the on-site restaurant we mentioned before. Have a vegetarian SO? Order the roasted hen of the woods mushroom, some homemade tortellini with burrata and Sungold tomatoes, and a side of spinach with smoked ricotta and olive oil. It might just convert you. Not feeling all those veggies? Order the wild boar bolognese and follow it up with veal braciola and split the olive oil cake. That's one thing everyone can agree on.
Take a look inside this video from the hotel's YouTube channel to learn more, just in case you're not 100% sold yet.
Cover Photo Credit: atmtx, Flickr