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Wm. Mulherin’s Sons named best new hotel of 2017

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According to a USA Today poll

Wm. Mulherin’s Sons was just named the best hotel in the U.S. by USA Today readers.
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Fresh off our 2017 Curbed Awards that deemed Wm. Mulherin’s Sons the best reason to take a staycation, the boutique hotel in Fishtown has been named the best new hotel of 2017 in the entire country by USA Today.

After a panel of hospitality experts whittled all of the country’s new hotels down to a list of 10, readers voted for four weeks to pick the very best. Wm. Mulherin’s Sons, which opened its four-room hotel above its restaurant in early 2017, won the most votes, edging out a hotel in Wisconsin and the Detroit Foundation Hotel in Detroit.

Here’s what USA Today had to say about the Fishtown hotel:

An abandoned whiskey blending and bottling facility from 1890 has been repurposed into one of Philadelphia’s newest properties, Wm. Mulherin’s Sons. This boutique hotel features four rooms, each with king size beds, custom-crafted furniture, vintage rugs and living plants. The on-site restaurant serves rustic Italian wood-fired fare.

The top 10 hotels are:

  1. Wm. Mulherin’s Sons
  2. Lodge Kohler
  3. Detroit Foundation Hotel
  4. San Francisco Proper Hotel
  5. Pendry San Diego
  6. 21c Nashville
  7. The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens
  8. Dossier Hotel
  9. Ace Hotel Chicago
  10. Hotel Chaco

It’s not the first time Philly has been ranked No. 1 in these polls. In 2015, the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk was named the best urban trail in the nation in another USA Today poll.