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Morris House Hotel
225 South 8th Street
Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Cross Street: Locust Street
From $179 double; from $199 suite; from $249 extended suite; $20 per additional person. Rates include continental breakfast and afternoon tea and cookies. Children 9 and under stay free in parent's room

This hidden historic city house turned comely boutique hotel feels like a Colonial bed-and-breakfast -- but with more elbowroom. Built in 1787 by a pair of Revolutionary-era brothers and renovated as an expanded B&B in 2001 by a pair of area developers, the white-columned, ivy-covered brick structure faces away from the main street and toward the tallest building east of Broad Street, attracting little attention from passersby. Location alone -- within shouting distance of Washington Square Park, Jeweler's Row, Independence Hall, and Pennsylvania Hospital -- isn't all that sets the hotel apart. It has antique oil portraits, satin duvet covers, uneven original floorboards, loaded-up bookshelves, dining rooms with wood-burning fireplaces, a flowering bricked courtyard that hosts outdoor weddings, an adjacent restaurant and bar for seasonal, delicate American fare, and windows that actually open.

Standard rooms and bathrooms are of modest size with a Martha Washington-meets-Home Depot feel, while three more-recently annexed suites resemble spacious urban studios and lofts, some with Jacuzzis and kitchens, and are often booked for extended stays by families with relatives at nearby hospitals. A word of warning to light sleepers: Request a room facing the courtyard, where you'll avoid 8th Street's cacophony of rush-hour traffic.

  • Cross Street: Locust Street
    Rooms: 15 Units
  • Payment:
    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
    Fax:: 215.922.2466
  • Room Amenities: Fifteen unique deluxe rooms are all equipped with private bathrooms with a shower and/or bath, air conditioning, phones, high quality 600 count cotton sheets, Egyptian cotton towels, bathrobes, 24/7 front desk service, hair dryers, AM/FM clock radio,TV and smoke alarms, and turn down service with Godiva chocolates. Irons and ironing boards are available upon request, and all windows open for fresh air.
    All rooms will have bottled water, Godiva demitasse chocolate squares, and a fresh flower to welcome you.

    Our guests can enjoy the most spectacular GARDEN view in the city from many of our rooms. Most rooms have beautiful hard wood floors, and two luxury suites are available with private sitting rooms as well

    Parking: There is convenient parking across the street from the hotel. The garage entrance is on 8th street, between Walnut and Locust Streets. The fee for 24 hours is $25.00. For this parking garage only, The Morris House Hotel will validate your parking ticket for 15% discount.
  • Public Transit: SEPTA: Market East Station; 8th St Station

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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