Location: 201 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia
Contact: (215) 521-6546, pennslanding.hyatt.com
Drive time: 25-45 minutes.
The scoop: It’s all about the views at the only waterfront hotel in Philadelphia—and the higher, the better. Whether it’s gazing out over the Delaware River or taking in the Center City skyline, you can’t go wrong. And while you’re not quite in the thick of it along vastly improved Columbus Boulevard, it’s an easy walk to South Street and Old City, and a quick cab ride just about anywhere else in town.
Amenities: Typical Hyatt comforts await, including “Grand” beds you’ll have a hard time crawling out of. The in-house Keating’s River Grill makes a killer crab cake.
Don’t miss: The April festivities at the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, a citywide celebration of Japanese culture.