A Room with a View (of the Pope)
Approximately 1.5 million people are expected to travel to Philadelipha later this month to see Pope Francis on his inaugural visit to the United States, and despite rumors that every single hotel in the city has been booked solid, there's still room in the inn, and one with a view, at that.
Hotel Monaco, right off Independence Hall, where the Pope will be speaking on September 26, still has space available. In fact, several of their openings offer park—err, pope—views. And while guests won't be able to hear the speech from the comfort of their room, they can tune in via radio to listen in on the audience. There are restrictions in place—like a two-night minimum, for example—but, the Monaco has multiple rooms still available at rates in the mid- to high-$300s per night.