Ah Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love. You can’t wait to arrive, step out of the plane, catch an Uber and enjoy the sights – the tall brick buildings and all the cool things you’ll get to explore – before getting dropped off at the steps of your temporary home…
Wait, home! you still need to decide where you’ll be staying!
Whether for work or pleasure, a quick trip or a few months stay, there’s a multitude of cool housing options, just waiting for you to arrive in Philly.
Keep reading to find the perfect housing option for you.
- Hotels for The Weekend Warrior
If you’re just jetting out for a few day’s stay, a hotel is probably your best bet. Philadelphia has some incredible historic hotels, located throughout the city. Places like this one, that feel more like a hipster loft than an actual hotel. An immaculate space that blends the best of old and new.
No matter where you decide to stay, pick a spot that’s near the action; the things you’ll be doing while you’re there, so you won’t have to waste precious time stuck in traffic.
- Airbnb and Other Accommodations for A Few Week’s Stay
Airbnb’s and other vacation rentals are a fun and convenient way to feel like a local for the week or more you’re visiting.
Most come equipped with fully stocked kitchens, and some are also tastefully furnished with all the basics, like a comfy leather couch, and chairs on the balcony, making you feel right at home.
If you’re traveling alone, check out studio lofts located in the heart of the city. If you’re part of a group, find the perfect multi-bedroom home.
A fully stocked and furnished place provides an opportunity to cook. Add some bubbly to the wine glasses you find in the kitchen cabinet, and take all that delicious produce you bought at the Headhouse Farmers Market – be sure to pick up a delicious treat from Market Day Canelé while you’re there.
- Longer Stays: Corporate Housing & More
Thinking about securing housing for a month-long stay or more is probably more stressful than actually doing it.
We get it though. You scoured Airbnb, but all the places that look promising are unavailable; they’ve been booked some of the time you are there.
Many people don’t consider corporate housing, which is an excellent option.
In fact, there are some companies that have taken the corporate housing solution one step further, creating what’s known as on-demand housing.
As more and more people find themselves part of a nomadic workforce, this need for on-demand housing created a gap in the market, and companies like Travelers Haven are stepping up to the plate.
Basically, they do the leg work for you. They take care of all the details that go into finding the perfect lodging for you. All you have to do is provide them with the dates of your visit, your housing criteria, budget, and desired location. They work their magic,, and present you with a curated selection based on the criteria you provided.
If you’re going to be in Philly for a while, you’ll want a real home, since you will be calling it home for the duration of your stay.
- Month to Month: When You’re Not Sure How Long You’re Staying
If you’re not sure how long you’ll be staying in Philadelphia, it’s a good idea to look for a month-to-month rental. You can search hotels, apartments and homes.
If you’re relocating there permanently and are still looking for the perfect place to buy, moving into a month-to-month rental unit is a good bet. You search for your home, and after purchasing it, you won’t break the lease when moving out.
- Decision Time: Which Option Works Best for You?
Lastly, before setting out to find your new Philadelphia home, we recommend thoroughly evaluating your needs:
- Why are you traveling to Philadelphia?
- If it’s for work, where’s your worksite?
- Will it be just you, or is your family coming?
- Would you like to be near the place you’ll be working, or would you rather live somewhere near the city, or closer to nature?
- Do you want a place that has a gym, and other amenities?
- What’s your budget?
Asking all the relevant questions related to your stay is an excellent way to narrow down your search , and if you decide to use some of the free services available to help you find the perfect place to stay, you’ll have all the necessary criteria right on hand.
No matter how long you’ll be in Philadelphia, you’re going to have an incredible time. It’s a feast for the senses, brimming with breathtaking architecture, the perfect meld of history and modern-day relevance, and of course, delicious food and drink every way you turn.
The city’s founder William Penn insisted on naming it the city of brotherly love, because he envisioned it as a place of religious tolerance, free from prosecution. A city founded on those ideals is a place worth visiting indeed.