Hotels in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania hotels offer a mix of urban, rural, and city charm, from small boutique hotels, luxury room and board, B&Bs featuring local art to hostel options for the frugal travelers. For a taste of history, William Sands House offers lodging accommodations on Millionaire’s Row near downtown Erie. The 1888 Victorian home is located just blocks from downtown Erie, where you’ll find several delicious restaurants and local haunts. The Four Seasons in Philadelphia is one of the best hotels in Pennsylvania, located in the city’s cultural heart, Logan Square. Kids will feel right at home, too, with their free toy wagon upon arrival and milk and cookies at bedtime. For other family-friendly accommodations, look no further than Hershey Lodge. Just a few minutes from Hershey Park, this resort offers not one or two but three swimming pools, making it a perfect summer stay and family bingo for – you guessed it – chocolate prizes.
The Majestic Chambre has inlaid-wood furniture and a double whirlpool bath, which can be drawn for you and floated with rose petals while you’re at dinner. All rooms are equipped with fireplaces, and, on a practical note, come with free WiFi.
A dramatic dark-shingled manor house set among colorful gardens of begonias, zinnias, and vinca, 125-foot-tall spruces, and one of the largest walnut trees in the area, the Gatehouse Country Inn preserves its 100-year-old past in four guest rooms, each decorated with period furnishings and delica
Family-friendly and convenient to Hersheypark amusement park, this 665-room resort is a good bet in the summer, when its three swimming pools are especially welcome; family bingo is played for—what else?—chocolate prizes.
The resort’s log cabins are near the park’s Crystal Pool swim area (opened 1926) and the Twister, a re-creation of a lost wooden gem from Denver.
A four-story brick building on a quiet, cobblestone street, the 364-room Sheraton Society Hill is located in one of Philadelphia's most historic areas. The subway is a five-minute walk away, and attractions such as the Liberty Bell and the Customs House, about 10-minutes away.
Escape from urban life at this lakeside retreat on 150 wooded acres two hours northwest of New York City, where hatha yoga sessions are followed by rounds of golf and wine tastings.
Housed in an 1856 English country mansion, the Hamanassett B&B is owned and operated by Civil War reenactors.
Set in tony Society Hill (a 10-minute taxi ride away), the hotel features period furniture in a circa-1769 row house across from Independence Hall.
Wake up to a vista of cornfields and gardens after a night at this family owned, five-bedroom inn on a 200-year-old farm.
Bradford was a boomtown in the state’s oil rush of the late 1800’s, and Clayton Glenville Dorn made a fortune extracting oil from long-abandoned fields (using a controversial method similar to fracking). Glendorn was the “oasis in the woods” created for his family in 1929.
Visiting devotees of the American architectural master, Frank Lloyd Wright, can spend the night in the 1957 Duncan House at Polymath Park, a 125-acre nature reserve in the Laurel Highlands just 17 miles south of the Wright-designed Fallingwater.
The entrance to this stately 299-room property is marked by six towering Ionic columns (it's a replica of the Pantheon, in Rome). Don't miss 10 Arts Bistro by chef Eric Ripert.