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Looking for a place to stay Aug 18-20

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Looking for a place to stay Aug 18-20

I'm looking either for a hotel or b+b, ideally around 100/night max 125. I prefer the city center just because I heard it is safe and close to stuff. Are there other safe regions close to stuff people would recommend.

The only B+B with availability I have found is Bella Vista (bnbphiladelphia.com/philadelphia/center-city…), but I can't find any reviews. Is that a good place?

I am checking to see if seventh st. B+B on 702 S 7th Street is available (hometown.aol.com/lu722/myhomepage/index.html)

My priceline attempts had failed so far, but I was just looking in city center (Downtown Philadelphia). I am not sure which of the other areas meet my criteria (eg university area or city line).


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1. Re: Looking for a place to stay Aug 18-20

Downtown is the area you want to stay in. Give this link a look. It's called Bidding for Travel and will give you an idea of what folks are paying for their priceline hotels in Philly. You will see my latest winning bid (Hilton Garden Inn, $55) near the top of the board.


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2. Re: Looking for a place to stay Aug 18-20

Try the Latham Hotel. Good location and clean, right in the middle of things. Near Rittenhouse Square. Should be reasonably priced.

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3. Re: Looking for a place to stay Aug 18-20

we stayed at the Bella Vista b&b in Philadelphia in June. It was a decent enough place. Not traditional in that she doesn't serve breakfast. Each room is decorated in a different theme. We stayed in the Bohemian Room. She has taken a couple of row houses and subdivided them into b&b's. They each have private bathrooms and a little area with a microwave and small fridge and a coffee pot. Our room had a little round table for two. She set out nice dishes and provided cereal, muffins and some fruit. There was milk, and juice too I t hink. It was a decent place. Clean. My husband said that he thought the bed was the most comfortable one we stayed in on our vacation. We only stayed one night. I think we paid $125.00 night and I think I booked it through a website called something like "B&Bs in Philadelphia" Something like that. Good luck, I hope you find something you like. This is a nice place though. Oh, some of t he rooms are up a flight of stairs, no elevator, so if you can't climb stairs you might want to check that first.

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4. Re: Looking for a place to stay Aug 18-20

I checked Hotwire for your dates and there are several good options in Center City within your price range. You can check the Hotwire hotel list on www.betterbidding.com to identify the choices. Choose a hotel in Center City East or what they call Olde Town (really Old City, the historic district) and you'll be close to the action.

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5. Re: Looking for a place to stay Aug 18-20

We just stayed at the Westin in Center City in late June for $99/night by using the "name your own price" feature on Priceline. Just keep in mind that Priceline will not guarantee a room type, so if you absolutely have to have two beds for example, you may end up getting a room with one king bed instead. We have always been fortunate enough to get the room type that we needed, and we will continue to use Priceline. The room that we got at the Westin has a rack rate of $299/night!

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