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Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

Experience spectacular city views, and the rich cultural history of Philadelphia, from an elegant hotel right in the heart of the city.

Designed in a hip, modern style, the Renaissance Downtown Philadelphia is located amongst some of the most important buildings in the history of the United States - a quick walk from the hotel you’ll find Independence Hall, Franklin Square and the Liberty Bell, as all the excitement downtown Philly provides in spades. Enjoy some America-meets-France cuisine at hotel restaurant Chez Ben or head to M.Brown’s in the lobby for happy hour drinks. 

The amenities

  • Best views of the Independence National Historical Park
  • Indoor Pool & Whirlpool
  • Chez Ben: an all-day Bistro serving French classics with contemporary American twists
  • M.Brown’s: a hotel lobby bar
  • Aveda Bath Amenities
  • Renaissance Hotel Navigators
  • Mobile Check-in
Full hotel details

Never Too Spoiled

Specialty shop with a boho-chic vibe, offering women's clothing, accessories & home decor items.
This is the place to be if you are fond of Boho-Chic style of fashion. The wide range of options will leave all fashionistas impressed. With so many impressive options to choose from, it is easy for one to end up spending hours here without even realizing it.
Address:57 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+2159280167
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Sto's Bar

Known for its craft beers, wings & live game screenings.
Sto's bar is the perfect place to watch the game, have your first date, or just hang out with friends. Their menu is jam-packed with crazy wing flavors, awesome sandwiches, & extensive list of craft beer. During the summer, the beer garden opens along with fun games like shuffleboard, beer pong, horseshoes, and more!
Address:236 Market Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+2676878653
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Royal Boucherie

Royal Boucherie's menu highlights their Chef's strong roots in French cuisine.
Royal Boucherie is a lively American brasserie from award-winning chef Nicholas Elmi. Guests are welcome for everything from brunch to dinner and late-night drinks. During warmer weather, the "upstairs garden" opens up which offers the perfect place for drinks and oysters. The upstairs parlor is the perfect spot for private dinners and cocktail parties.
Address:52 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+2676066313
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Cherry Street Pier

Cherry Street Pier is home to many local artists & pop-up shops.
Located on the Delaware River waterfront, Cherry Street pier is perfect for travelers and locals. You can check out local pop up markets, have a beer with some friends, or sit back and enjoy the views of the river. Cherry Street Pier is visited by people from across the city in large numbers making this a major attraction.
Address:121 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+215 629 3200
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Eyes Gallery

Part gallery, part shop, Eyes Gallery is among one of the most unique spaces in Philadelphia
Julia And her Husband Isaiah Zagar, The world renown mosaic artist, opens eyes gallery after returning from South America where they worked with the Peace Corps and the indigenous people to create economic stability amongst the artisans. Each floor is different, blending indigenous art from South America and mosaic work from Isaiah.
Address:402 South St, Philadelphia, 19147
phone:+(215) 925 0193
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Nauti Mermaid

The Nauti Mermaid is an authentic Southern Maryland crab-centric restaurant inspired by the owners childhood & memories.
With influence from the Chesapeake Bay, Nauti Mermaid offers steamed Maryland Style Blue Crabs throughout the year. Steamed Dungeness and Snow Crab, Nauti Boils, Steam Pots, and Colossal Crab Cakes are few of their specialties. Every Friday & Saturday night they have local singers & pianists performing.
Address:110 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+2152380333
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Khyber Pass Pub

Khyber Pass Pub specializes in Southern, Cajun and Creole cuisines with 22 rotating craft & draft beers.
More of a dive bar, Khyber Pass Pub has an upper level with a full bar and a large space for dancing, live music, art shows, private parties, and other events. If you are a craft beer lover, this place is a must visit. Khyber Pass rotates the craft beer selections, ensuring something new for you to try everytime you visit. Apart from this, Khyber Pass also serves phenomenal creole dishes.
Address:56 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+2152385888
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Thirsty Dice Board Game Cafe

Philly’s first board game café & bar which is welcoming and a popular hangout spot.
Stop by for coffee, craft beer, snacks, and board games at THristy Dice Board Game Cafe while in the neighborhood. Their food menu includes vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options, light snacks, classic dishes, and sweet items. This spot is ideal for dates, unwinding relaxing with friends, or for simply having some "me time".
Address:17th & Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, 19130
phone:+(215) 765 2679
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The Met Philadelphia

Formerly known as Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House, The Met Philadelphia is one of the best theaters in the city.
Originally built in 1908 by opera impresario Oscar Hammerstein, The Met Philadelphia is now open but currently undergoing a $56 million restoration to transform the historic theater into the crown jewel of the city. The Met possesses both the city’s largest performance stage as well as its largest theatrical auditorium.
Address:858 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, 19130
phone:+1800 653 8000
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Smak Parlour

Independently owned boutique with international recognition.
Owned by best friends & fashionistas, Abby & Kate opened Smak Parlour in 2005. This cute little boutique has styles for everyone, from the savvy business woman and the girly girl to the rocker chick.
Address:219 Market Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+215625 4551
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Tattooed Mom

This eclectic bar is known for its connection to The Philly and International Street Art Scene and it’s unique events
Tattooed Mom has been a hub of creativity the home of many diverse communities in Philadelphia for over 20 years. The upstairs bar is a gallery featuring street art and graffiti, where it is encouraged to leave your mark! They have one of the most fun and unique cocktail lists in the city, featuring the Pop Rocket ( made with pop rocks) and The Tiki Kitty.
Address:530 south street, Philadelphia, 19147
phone:+215 238 9880
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Lost & Found

Local shop specializing in handmade jewelry, hand picked vintage and unique brands.
With a blend of new and old, Lost & Found feels carefully curated and and uniquely contemporary. Just a short walk from the hotel Lost & Found is a great destination for beautiful hand crafted jewelry, thoughtful accessories and wonderful clothing.
Address:133 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+(215) 928 1311
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Ruckus Gallery

Amazing glass art gallery hosting some of the most talented artisans in their craft.
Bringing fringe art styles like Street Art and Glass Blowing to the forefront. Ruckus is a lifestyle gallery that curates fantastic openings and hosts incredibly exciting events!
Address:27 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+267 457 5544
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Hale & True

Local cidery and taproom that began in the owner's former apartment just a few blocks from the hotel.
The bar is made of reclaimed wood from an old mushroom barn that the owner’s brother and father salvaged and restored. The Cider is made from local Pennsylvania apple juice, the honey used is local honey. Every aspect of Hale and True is touched by hand and the results speak for themselves, their cider is incredible. Hail to the Hop is a personal favorite!
Address:613 South 7th street, Philadelphia, 19147
phone:+627 639 4334
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Philadelphia Independents

Awesome little boutique showcasing gifts made by local artists
Just under 3 blocks from the hotel, Philadelphia Independents is the perfect place for picking up a gift for someone close to you or for finding a keepsake for yourself to remember your trip to Philly. Grab a shirt or a pint glass by local illustrator Paul Carpenter, his Eagles design which incorporates the classic Eagles logo and the City's Skyline is a popular buy.
Address:35 north 3rd, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+267 773 7316
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Las Bugambilias

Amazing and Authentic little Mexican restaurant tucked away on South Street
Drawing inspiration from multiple regions including Mexico City, Puebla, Veracruz, and the Yucatán, Las Bugambilias is one of the city's favorite restaurants. Their Freshly squeezed Blood Orange Margarita, Flautas de Pollo, and Sopes Veracruzanos are a great perfect to begin your meal with. They also have a great happy hour and lunch specials.
Address:148 South Street, Philadelphia, 19147
phone:+2159223190
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Art In The Age

A unique tasting room of carefully curated local spirits and the home bartender’s dream shop.
Partnered with New Liberty Distilling here in Philly, Art in The Age creates handcrafted spirits inspired by Philadelphia's rich history. With a laid-back atmosphere and rustic furnishings, this is an ideal place to take a break from the galleries and historic sites of Old City. The Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial and any of the ciders by Ploughman are must-try items.
Address:116 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+215 922 2600
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The Center for Art in Wood

One of the most unique galleries in Philly, The Center for Art in Wood is located just a few blocks from our hotel
The Center for Art in Wood is so much more than an Art gallery, it is a Non-profit, it hosts a renowned research library, it offers an incredible collegiate residency program and is also the home to over 1000 works of art. Don’t miss out on their amazing events that take place on the first Friday of every month.
Address:141 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+(215) 923 8000
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Southwark

Set on a Corner of Historic Fabric Row, Southwark is a Queen Village institution
This is hands down one of my favorite places to go in the city. Just seven blocks south of the hotel, Southwark offers class without condescension. The bartenders are top notch and always welcoming, I suggest ordering the Dealer’s Choice and let them make you something truly unique. Their menu is always changing with what is in season and their commitment to quality shows with every plate served
Address:701 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, 19147
phone:+267 930 8538
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National Liberty Museum

The National Liberty Museum offers a truly unique look at what it means to be free
This museum is truly special, it is a testament to the struggles and hardships of those who fought to secure the liberties people all benefit from. The Museum is home to The Flame of Liberty, a breathtaking glass sculpture over 21 feet tall by world renown glass blower Dale Chihuly.
Address:321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+215 925 2800
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Xiandu Thai Fusion

Chinese, Japanese & Thai food favorites in a casual, contemporary dining room with a sushi bar.
Xian Du Thai is a Thai & Asian fusion restaurant. Traditional Thai inspired dishes served here are spicy, but can always be turned down a notch if you can’t handle the heat. In addition to the Thai-centric menu, Xian Du offers exceptional wines, beer, and Asian-inspired cocktails to complement your meal. Visit for a wonderful dining experience.
Address:1119 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 19107
phone:+2159408855

Spasso Italian Grill

Authentic Italian cuisine. Restaurant offering friendly service which is perfect for families and groups.
This Italian restaurant is ideal for a casual, family-friendly dining experience. They offer a full bar, private rooms & even allow you to choose the music played in the dining room. Spasso Italian Grill offers delectable food in both indoor dining space, as well as, in its beautiful al fresco setting.
Address:34 South Front Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+2155927661
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The Geisha House

The Geisha House is a must-visit for all fashion-minded shoppers.
Whether you are looking for jeans, tees, or a beautiful dress, the Geisha House has you covered with their exciting collection. The Geisha House is a one-stop shop for all the fashionistas in the city.
Address:149 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+267886 8110
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Rocket Fizz

Rocket Fizz makes you feel like a little kid in the candy store, literally.
With over 1000 different types of candies and sodas, Rocket Fizz is the place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Not only do they have whacky treats, but they also have band t-shirts, gag gifts, nostalgic toys & much more.
Address:302 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+215650 3163
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Magic Gardens

Inside/Outside gallery space and folklore environment the size of 3 city lots.
Isaiah Zagar is the sole artist of this unusual, yet beautiful mosaic on South Street. Its made up of everything from bike wheels, to fine china, kitchen tiles, to glass bottles. Great place for instagram worthy picture!
Address:1020 South Street, Philadelphia, 19147
phone:+215733 0390
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Mac's Tavern

With its relaxed atmosphere, tasty menu and weekly events, Mac's is the go-to spot for happy hour.
Mac's is a gastropub co-owned by actors from "Always Sunny in Philadelphia" with good vibes, people & beer. Complete with 4 plasma TV's and a jukebox, Mac's is perfect for watching the game, or hanging out with friends.
Address:226 Market Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+2673245507
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Upcoming events

Lindsey McKay & Steve Pollack

Lindsey McKay & Steve Pollack

Soul/Pop/Jazz Vocals

Soul/Pop/Jazz Vocals

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Venue: Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Address: 401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 19106, PA, USA
Annie Michal Williams

Annie Michal Williams

Vocals

Vocals

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Venue: Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Address: 401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 19106, PA, USA
Marcus Chaney

Marcus Chaney

R&B/Pop/Blues Vocals

R&B/Pop/Blues Vocals

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Venue: Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Address: 401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 19106, PA, USA
Joanna Pascale

Joanna Pascale

Jazz vocals & guitar

Jazz vocals & guitar

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Venue: Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Address: 401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 19106, PA, USA