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The Definitive Guide to Philadelphia's Historic Hotels

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Here's a map of ninety-nine Philadelphia hotels of yore, plotted throughout the city. A handful, like the Latham and the Morris House Hotel, operate as hotels today. Most of the hotels still standing have been converted (or stand famously vacant), but the majority of these buildings have been lost to fire, weather, and the city's changing landscape.


—Zach Patten

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1. Morris House

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225 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Built in 1787 as the home to the Morris family, who emigrated from England to Philadelphia in 1687. The Morris House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1967 and converted as a quaint boutique hotel.

2. Divine Lorraine Hotel

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699 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Built in 1894 by architect Willis G. Hale, the Divine Lorraine originally opened as the Lorraine Apartments before being purchased by Father Divine in 1948. Divine turned it into the first mixed-race hotel in the nation, but sadly it has stood abandoned on North Broad for decades.

3. St. James Hotel

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1226 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Built in 1901 by Philadelphia-based architect Horace Trumbauer, the St. James Hotel landed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and is now known as the leaky Walnut Square Apartments.

4. Belgravia Hotel / Peale House

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1811 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Belgravia Hotel was built in the Beaux-Arts style in 1902 and made it to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It has since been repurposed as condominiums.

5. Bellevue-Stratford Hotel

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200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened in 1904, the Bellevue-Stratford is one of the most beautiful buildings in Philadelphia. President John F. Kennedy actually rode in an open motorcade during a visit in October 1963, mere weeks before his assassination in Dallas.

6. Latham Hotel

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135 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Beginning its life as an apartment building in 1907, the Latham was converted into a luxury hotel in 1970.

7. Robert Morris Hotel / Wesley Building

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1701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Formerly known as the Robert Morris Hotel, this building opened its doors as a six-story hotel in 1914. Eight additional floors were added between 1921-1922 before its conversion to office space.

8. Touraine Hotel

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1520 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Built as a luxury hotel in 1917, the Touraine was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 before subsequently being converted to high-end apartments.

9. Hotel Pennsylvania

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3900 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Commonly known as Chestnut Hall today, the Hotel Pennsylvania was built in 1922 and renamed the Hotel Philadelphia and the Penn Sherwood Hotel in the mid-twentieth century.

10. Sylvania Hotel

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1324 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened in 1922, the Sylvania Hotel was second-largest in Philadelphia behind the Continental. Rumor has it that gangsters sold moonshine out of a second floor room during prohibition. The building was later converted to the Arts Condominium.

11. Benjamin Franklin Hotel

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834 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Built in 1925 in the footprint of the Continental Hotel, the Benjamin Franklin Hotel is perhaps best known for having turned away baseball great Jackie Robinson in 1947 before the African-American Civil Rights Movement. The rest of the Brooklyn Dodgers were permitted to stay, but the team packed up and headed over to the Warwick Hotel instead.

12. Warburton House

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1929 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Originally built as hotel residences for working women, the Warburton House opened its doors in 1926 and still looms over the Rittenhouse neighborhood today. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

13. The Warwick Hotel

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1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Built in 1925 and opened in 1926, the Warwick is not to be confused with the abandoned apartment building around the corner on Sansom. This Warwick is divided into condominiums and the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel.

14. Walnut Park Plaza Hotel

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6232 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139

The Walnut Park Plaza Hotel has made Cobbs Creek its home since 1928 and bears a striking resemblance to the Benjamin Franklin Hotel, despite coming from different architects. It has operated as a residence for senior citizens since 1963 and landed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

15. Drake Hotel

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1512 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Drake Hotel was built in 1928 by architects Ritter & Shay and is one of the finest examples of the Spanish Baroque style anywhere in the area. The building underwent extensive renovations in 1998 and now operates the The Drake Apartments.

16. The Barclay Hotel

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237 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Overlooking Rittenhouse Square, the Barclay has been home to some of the world's most rich and powerful since 1929. This hotel is most famous for the 1980 FBI Abscam sting operation that led to the convictions of several government officials in a bribery scheme.

17. Ritz-Carlton Hotel

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10 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Rising 30 stories just south of CIty Hall, the Ritz-Carlton originally opened as the Girard Trust Building in 1931. It survived the 1991 fire at One Meridian Plaza next door and now stands adjacent to The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton.

18. Loews Hotel Philadelphia

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1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Known for its 27-foot "PSFS" sign, the Loews Hotel started out as the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society Building in 1932. Widely revered in Philadelphia, the building is an architectural landmark and once boasted a pretty swanky 33rd floor boardroom. It was converted by the Loews Hotel company and relaunched in 2000.

19. Divine Tracy Hotel

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20 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

It's unclear when this building was constructed, but Father Divine (you know him from the Divine Lorraine) purchased this hotel in 1949 and operated it as a mixed-race unit. It stands today as Axis Apartments, catering to the University City student crowd.

20. Jolly Post Hotel

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4608 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Opened: ~1700 / Demolished: 1911

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21. Falstaff Hotel

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601 Ranstead Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: 1790 / Demolished: Unknown

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22. United States Hotel

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419 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: 1826 / Demolished: 1856
Trivia: Only lasted 30 years before being demolished to make way for the Bank of Pennsylvania's new building, which still stands today.

23. Girard House Hotel

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823 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1852 / Demolished: Unknown
Trivia: Designed by architect John McArthur, Jr., who was known primarily for his design of Philadelphia City Hall.

24. Hotel Lafayette / La Pierre House

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100 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened: 1853 / Demolished: Unknown

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25. Continental Hotel

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824 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1860 / Demolished: 1924
Trivia: Once the world's most lavish hotel at the time of its opening. Hosted American presidents, world leaders, and creative minds.

26. Green's Hotel

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729 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: 1866 / Demolished: Unknown

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27. Bingham Hotel

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1026 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1867 / Demolished: Unknown

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28. Aldine Hotel

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1910 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Opened: 1877 / Demolished: 1923
Trivia: Replaced by the Boyd Theater (now closed)

29. Wissahickon Hotel

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3750 Manayunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Opened: 1884 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

30. Gladstone Hotel

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1101 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1891 / Demolished: 1971

No additional information.

31. Hotel Rittenhouse

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2134 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Opened: 1893 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

32. Hotel Stenton

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301 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1893 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

33. Harrison Building

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2 South 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened: 1895 / Demolished: 1969
Trivia: The Harrison Building was demolished to make room for that giant clothespin opposite Dilworth Plaza. Seriously.

34. Hotel Walton / John Bartram Hotel

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233 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1896 / Demolished: 1966
Trivia: Featured 400 guest rooms, since replaced by the Doubletree Hotel

35. Hotel Normandie

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1 South 37th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Opened: 1901 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

36. Hotel Dale

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798 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Opened: 1905
Trivia: This building still stands at the corner of Broad & Catharine.

37. Majestic Hotel

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1201 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: 1905 / Demolished: 1971
Trivia: Just a quick trolley ride from the Baker Bowl, baseball legends like Babe Ruth and Casey Stengel were known to hit the sauce at the Majestic.

38. Hotel Essex

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1301 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1913 / Demolished: Unknown

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39. Sheraton Penn Center Hotel

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1701 John F Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Opened: 1957 / Demolished: 1990

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40. Penn Center Inn

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1999 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Opened: 1958 / Demolished: 1987

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41. Adam's Mark Hotel

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4000 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Opened: 1965 / Demolished 2006

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42. Dooner's Hotel

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23 South 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown
Trivia: Women were forbidden from Dooner's Hotel, even when accompanied by their husbands.

43. Hotel Hanover

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1201 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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44. Penn Township Hotel

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2129 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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45. Colonnade Hotel

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1500 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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46. Indian Queen Hotel

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15 South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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47. Green Tree Hotel

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7905 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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48. Seven Stars Hotel

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4706 Oxford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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49. Hotel Carrollton

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309 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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50. Cedar Hill / Robin Hood Hotel

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5287 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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51. Hotel Metropole

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235 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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52. Bull's Head Hotel

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929 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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53. Hotel Waverly

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1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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54. American Hotel

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515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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55. Arcade Hotel

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645 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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56. William Penn Hotel

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327 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

57. Zeisse's Hotel

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820 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

58. Judd's Hotel

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27 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: 1819 / Demolished: Unknown

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59. St. Cloud Hotel

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709 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: 1886
Trivia: Destroyed by fire

60. Palmer House

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1607 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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61. Hotel Brunswick

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40 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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62. Windsor Hotel

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1217 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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63. 7th Ward Central Hotel

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1300 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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64. Rising Sun Hotel

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923 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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65. Hotel Hamilton

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1334 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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66. Cosmopolitan Hotel

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31 North 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

67. St. Elmo Hotel

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319 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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68. Ullman's Hotel

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312 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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69. St. James Hotel

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310 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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70. Hotel Plunkett

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800 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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71. Red Lion Hotel

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200 Noble Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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72. Black Horse Hotel

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201 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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73. Eagle Hotel

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227 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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74. Shakespeare Hotel

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601 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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75. Francis Hotel

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590 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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76. City Hotel

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296 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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77. Mansion House Hotel

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1098 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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78. Union Hall Hotel

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103 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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79. Schuylkill Hotel

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2901 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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80. North American Hotel

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650 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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81. Irving Hotel

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915 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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82. St. Stephen's Hotel

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1025 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

83. St. George Hotel

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202 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

84. B. Naylor's Hotel

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151 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

85. Columbia House

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625 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

86. Eagle Hotel

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601 Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

87. Lyons Hotel

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112 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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88. Red Lion Hotel

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200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

89. Robinson Crusoe Hotel

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23 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

90. Frankford Hotel

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3934 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

91. Ashland Hotel

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152 North 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

92. Bald Eagle Hotel

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414 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

93. Barley Sheaf Hotel

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257 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

94. Bathurst Hotel

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928 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

95. Blue Anchor Hotel

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209 Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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96. Cherry Tree Hotel

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4620 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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97. Farmers Hotel

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606 South Hancock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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98. St. Charles Hotel

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60 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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99. Hotel Clover

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246 North 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

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1. Morris House

225 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Built in 1787 as the home to the Morris family, who emigrated from England to Philadelphia in 1687. The Morris House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1967 and converted as a quaint boutique hotel.

225 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

2. Divine Lorraine Hotel

699 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Built in 1894 by architect Willis G. Hale, the Divine Lorraine originally opened as the Lorraine Apartments before being purchased by Father Divine in 1948. Divine turned it into the first mixed-race hotel in the nation, but sadly it has stood abandoned on North Broad for decades.

699 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

3. St. James Hotel

1226 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Built in 1901 by Philadelphia-based architect Horace Trumbauer, the St. James Hotel landed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and is now known as the leaky Walnut Square Apartments.

1226 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

4. Belgravia Hotel / Peale House

1811 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Belgravia Hotel was built in the Beaux-Arts style in 1902 and made it to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It has since been repurposed as condominiums.

1811 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

5. Bellevue-Stratford Hotel

200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened in 1904, the Bellevue-Stratford is one of the most beautiful buildings in Philadelphia. President John F. Kennedy actually rode in an open motorcade during a visit in October 1963, mere weeks before his assassination in Dallas.

200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

6. Latham Hotel

135 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Beginning its life as an apartment building in 1907, the Latham was converted into a luxury hotel in 1970.

135 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

7. Robert Morris Hotel / Wesley Building

1701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Formerly known as the Robert Morris Hotel, this building opened its doors as a six-story hotel in 1914. Eight additional floors were added between 1921-1922 before its conversion to office space.

1701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

8. Touraine Hotel

1520 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Built as a luxury hotel in 1917, the Touraine was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 before subsequently being converted to high-end apartments.

1520 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

9. Hotel Pennsylvania

3900 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Commonly known as Chestnut Hall today, the Hotel Pennsylvania was built in 1922 and renamed the Hotel Philadelphia and the Penn Sherwood Hotel in the mid-twentieth century.

3900 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

10. Sylvania Hotel

1324 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened in 1922, the Sylvania Hotel was second-largest in Philadelphia behind the Continental. Rumor has it that gangsters sold moonshine out of a second floor room during prohibition. The building was later converted to the Arts Condominium.

1324 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

11. Benjamin Franklin Hotel

834 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Built in 1925 in the footprint of the Continental Hotel, the Benjamin Franklin Hotel is perhaps best known for having turned away baseball great Jackie Robinson in 1947 before the African-American Civil Rights Movement. The rest of the Brooklyn Dodgers were permitted to stay, but the team packed up and headed over to the Warwick Hotel instead.

834 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

12. Warburton House

1929 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Originally built as hotel residences for working women, the Warburton House opened its doors in 1926 and still looms over the Rittenhouse neighborhood today. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

1929 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

13. The Warwick Hotel

1701 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Built in 1925 and opened in 1926, the Warwick is not to be confused with the abandoned apartment building around the corner on Sansom. This Warwick is divided into condominiums and the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel.

1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

14. Walnut Park Plaza Hotel

6232 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139

The Walnut Park Plaza Hotel has made Cobbs Creek its home since 1928 and bears a striking resemblance to the Benjamin Franklin Hotel, despite coming from different architects. It has operated as a residence for senior citizens since 1963 and landed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

6232 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139

15. Drake Hotel

1512 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Drake Hotel was built in 1928 by architects Ritter & Shay and is one of the finest examples of the Spanish Baroque style anywhere in the area. The building underwent extensive renovations in 1998 and now operates the The Drake Apartments.

1512 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

16. The Barclay Hotel

237 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Overlooking Rittenhouse Square, the Barclay has been home to some of the world's most rich and powerful since 1929. This hotel is most famous for the 1980 FBI Abscam sting operation that led to the convictions of several government officials in a bribery scheme.

237 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

17. Ritz-Carlton Hotel

10 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Rising 30 stories just south of CIty Hall, the Ritz-Carlton originally opened as the Girard Trust Building in 1931. It survived the 1991 fire at One Meridian Plaza next door and now stands adjacent to The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton.

10 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

18. Loews Hotel Philadelphia

1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Known for its 27-foot "PSFS" sign, the Loews Hotel started out as the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society Building in 1932. Widely revered in Philadelphia, the building is an architectural landmark and once boasted a pretty swanky 33rd floor boardroom. It was converted by the Loews Hotel company and relaunched in 2000.

1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

19. Divine Tracy Hotel

20 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

It's unclear when this building was constructed, but Father Divine (you know him from the Divine Lorraine) purchased this hotel in 1949 and operated it as a mixed-race unit. It stands today as Axis Apartments, catering to the University City student crowd.

20 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

20. Jolly Post Hotel

4608 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124

Opened: ~1700 / Demolished: 1911

No additional information.

4608 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

21. Falstaff Hotel

601 Ranstead Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: 1790 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

601 Ranstead Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

22. United States Hotel

419 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: 1826 / Demolished: 1856
Trivia: Only lasted 30 years before being demolished to make way for the Bank of Pennsylvania's new building, which still stands today.

419 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

23. Girard House Hotel

823 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1852 / Demolished: Unknown
Trivia: Designed by architect John McArthur, Jr., who was known primarily for his design of Philadelphia City Hall.

823 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

24. Hotel Lafayette / La Pierre House

100 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened: 1853 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

100 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

25. Continental Hotel

824 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1860 / Demolished: 1924
Trivia: Once the world's most lavish hotel at the time of its opening. Hosted American presidents, world leaders, and creative minds.

824 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

26. Green's Hotel

729 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: 1866 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

729 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

27. Bingham Hotel

1026 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1867 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

1026 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

28. Aldine Hotel

1910 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Opened: 1877 / Demolished: 1923
Trivia: Replaced by the Boyd Theater (now closed)

1910 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

29. Wissahickon Hotel

3750 Manayunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Opened: 1884 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

3750 Manayunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128

30. Gladstone Hotel

1101 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1891 / Demolished: 1971

No additional information.

1101 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

31. Hotel Rittenhouse

2134 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Opened: 1893 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

2134 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

32. Hotel Stenton

301 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1893 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

301 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

33. Harrison Building

2 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened: 1895 / Demolished: 1969
Trivia: The Harrison Building was demolished to make room for that giant clothespin opposite Dilworth Plaza. Seriously.

2 South 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

34. Hotel Walton / John Bartram Hotel

233 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1896 / Demolished: 1966
Trivia: Featured 400 guest rooms, since replaced by the Doubletree Hotel

233 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

35. Hotel Normandie

1 South 37th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Opened: 1901 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

1 South 37th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

36. Hotel Dale

798 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Opened: 1905
Trivia: This building still stands at the corner of Broad & Catharine.

798 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

37. Majestic Hotel

1201 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: 1905 / Demolished: 1971
Trivia: Just a quick trolley ride from the Baker Bowl, baseball legends like Babe Ruth and Casey Stengel were known to hit the sauce at the Majestic.

1201 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

38. Hotel Essex

1301 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: 1913 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

1301 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

39. Sheraton Penn Center Hotel

1701 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Opened: 1957 / Demolished: 1990

No additional information.

1701 John F Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103

40. Penn Center Inn

1999 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Opened: 1958 / Demolished: 1987

No additional information.

1999 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

41. Adam's Mark Hotel

4000 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Opened: 1965 / Demolished 2006

No additional information.

4000 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

42. Dooner's Hotel

23 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown
Trivia: Women were forbidden from Dooner's Hotel, even when accompanied by their husbands.

23 South 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

43. Hotel Hanover

1201 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

1201 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

44. Penn Township Hotel

2129 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

2129 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

45. Colonnade Hotel

1500 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

1500 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

46. Indian Queen Hotel

15 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

15 South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

47. Green Tree Hotel

7905 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

7905 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136

48. Seven Stars Hotel

4706 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

4706 Oxford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

49. Hotel Carrollton

309 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

309 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

50. Cedar Hill / Robin Hood Hotel

5287 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

5287 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

51. Hotel Metropole

235 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

235 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

52. Bull's Head Hotel

929 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

929 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

53. Hotel Waverly

1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102

54. American Hotel

515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

55. Arcade Hotel

645 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

645 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

56. William Penn Hotel

327 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

327 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

57. Zeisse's Hotel

820 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

820 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

58. Judd's Hotel

27 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: 1819 / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

27 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

59. St. Cloud Hotel

709 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: 1886
Trivia: Destroyed by fire

709 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

60. Palmer House

1607 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

1607 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

61. Hotel Brunswick

40 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

40 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

62. Windsor Hotel

1217 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

1217 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

63. 7th Ward Central Hotel

1300 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

1300 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

64. Rising Sun Hotel

923 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

923 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

65. Hotel Hamilton

1334 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

1334 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

66. Cosmopolitan Hotel

31 North 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

31 North 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

67. St. Elmo Hotel

319 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

319 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

68. Ullman's Hotel

312 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

312 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

69. St. James Hotel

310 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

310 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

70. Hotel Plunkett

800 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

800 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

71. Red Lion Hotel

200 Noble Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

200 Noble Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

72. Black Horse Hotel

201 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

201 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

73. Eagle Hotel

227 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

227 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

74. Shakespeare Hotel

601 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

601 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

75. Francis Hotel

590 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

590 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

76. City Hotel

296 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

296 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

77. Mansion House Hotel

1098 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

1098 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

78. Union Hall Hotel

103 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

103 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

79. Schuylkill Hotel

2901 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

2901 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

80. North American Hotel

650 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

650 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

81. Irving Hotel

915 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

915 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

82. St. Stephen's Hotel

1025 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

1025 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

83. St. George Hotel

202 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

202 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

84. B. Naylor's Hotel

151 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

151 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

85. Columbia House

625 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

625 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

86. Eagle Hotel

601 Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

601 Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

87. Lyons Hotel

112 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

112 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

88. Red Lion Hotel

200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

89. Robinson Crusoe Hotel

23 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

23 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

90. Frankford Hotel

3934 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

3934 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

91. Ashland Hotel

152 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

152 North 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

92. Bald Eagle Hotel

414 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

414 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

93. Barley Sheaf Hotel

257 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

257 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

94. Bathurst Hotel

928 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

928 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

95. Blue Anchor Hotel

209 Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

209 Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

96. Cherry Tree Hotel

4620 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

4620 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143

97. Farmers Hotel

606 South Hancock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

606 South Hancock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

98. St. Charles Hotel

60 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

60 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

99. Hotel Clover

246 North 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opened: Unknown / Demolished: Unknown

No additional information.

246 North 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107