Located in a busy but picturesque area of Center City Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is a high-rise hotel that is part of the Marriott family of inns and hotels. It is situated close to many of the city's notable attractions and venues including the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and The Academy of Music. It is located about 8 blocks from historic sites including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the U.S. Constitution Center, the U.S. Mint, and Olde Christ Church.
This hotel stands 23 stories tall and contains a whopping 1,332 rooms and 76 suites, making it ideal for conventions or other large functions. Most of the rooms are painted in light pastels with traditional furnishings, Marriott's signature Revive bedding, down comforters and custom duvets, bathrobes, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, coffee maker, pay-per-view movies and games, and more. Suites may include additional amenities like sofa beds, refrigerators, and additional full or half baths. Two Concierge Floors are available for Marriott club members. Those staying in rooms on those floors have access to the Concierge Lounge, which offers continental breakfast, evening hors d'oeuvres, and beverages all day long.
There are two restaurants to choose from at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Inspired American Cuisine serves American classics with a twist and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dress is casual. Also inside the hotel is a lounge called Chic, which is decorated in ultra-contemporary d,cor and offers signature cocktails and a menu of appetizers and light snacks. It's open all day beginning at breakfast time. Also inside the hotel is a Starbucks, which opens early in the morning and closes quite late. A plethora of additional dining options are available within walking distance of the hotel. In addition, many nightspots are nearby and offer live entertainment, dancing, and more, until the wee hours of the morning.
The sheer size of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown makes it a great place for special events of any size. A total of 52 meeting rooms and 92,000 square feet of meeting space are available at the hotel. The largest event space at the hotel is the Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate up to nearly 3,000 guests (less in a banquet-style setting). All meeting rooms can be equipped with the audio and visual equipment needed for a successful event. Several conference coordinators are on staff to be sure that all business events run smoothly. Catering is available as well.
This Center City Philadelphia hotel is also a popular wedding destination. Wedding guests can choose from two luxurious ballrooms, depending on the size of their event. Ethnic catering is available and coordinators can help organize themed weddings of various sorts. Several packages are offered and staff coordinators can help design the dream wedding.
The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown offers a variety of packages that include admission to museums or special exhibits currently showing in Philadelphia and may also include services at an area spa combined with overnight reservations.