Celebrate the start of spring with a swanky one-bedroom suite and a complimentary evening wine hour at this cozy, quirky and affordable boutique hotel in the heart of Center City. Part of the dog- and kid-friendly Kimpton chain, Hotel Palomar makes a strong first impression with a flashy lobby that’s just this side of over-the-top, thanks to a polished marble fireplace and velvet seating.
Housed in Rittenhouse Square’s Architects Building, Hotel Palomar’s prime location is perfect for walkers, with countless dining and shopping options just steps away. Or try the on-site Square 1682, which offers great brunch specials, a popular juice program and killer jerk chicken.
April and May rates: Rooms from $166, suite from $288. 117 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, (888) 725-1778.