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June 30, 2022 – With astronomical airfare prices putting a dent in travel plans, those PTO days can go toward a comfy staycation in the Philly area instead! After all, with its abundance of critically acclaimed restaurants, historical sightseeing spots, and the hottest events happening around every corner, why even leave? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite hotels to stay at within 45 minutes of the city for those traveling not so far and wide.

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Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia, the first of Hyatt’s upscale lifestyle brand to open in Philadelphia, is nestled in the bustling Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, with an infinite list of places to go and things to see. The property features an on-site restaurant and bar dubbed Patchwork, grab-and-go Patchwork Market, pet-friendly accommodations, multipurpose fitness center, and several state-of-the-art meeting and special event spaces in addition to luxury amenities. Designed entirely by Brooklyn-based CRÈME, the interior is elevated rusticity and is inspired by Philadelphia’s heritage and cultural background.

For more information about Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia and to inquire about availability, click here.

1620 Chancellor Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215.985.1234 |

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Ghost Light Inn, a boutique 12-room hotel overlooking the Delaware River in picturesque New Hope, PA, is less than an hour up I-95 and makes for a perfect close escape. This boutique riverfront hotel offers a blend of contemporary vibes and classic, quaint elegance. Due to its convenient location, guests are only a few steps away from taking in a show at the famed Bucks County Playhouse, which houses the inspiration for the ghost lights featured in each room of the hotel. Guests can also wine and dine at the hotel’s in-house restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Michael O’HalloranStella of New Hope, featuring an outdoor riverside dining patio, elevated American plates and a stellar cocktail menu. Ghost Light Inn is very pet-friendly and offers a Dog Lover’s Delight package for humans who prefer to spoil their dogs something extra.

For more information about Ghost Light Inn and to inquire about availability, click here.

50 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938 |

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Carriage House of New Hope, a historic three-room, hybrid B&B style and home rental incorporates the luxury and sophistication of modern amenities with the natural beauty of the Delaware River, Aquantong Falls, and the beautiful natural elements surrounding the area. While relaxing and taking in the iconic views of historic New Hope, guests can explore the many landmarks and sites the idyllic town has to offer. The hotel offers guests quaint amenities with a flair of luxury and attention to detail including spa-like bathrooms with complimentary robes and slippers, custom furniture including king-sized beds, balcony decks with stunning river views, and more. Guests traveling with furry companions are more than welcome

For more information about Carriage House and to inquire about availability, click here.

8 E Mechanic St, New Hope, PA 18938 |

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Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, a luxurious seaside resort located in Galloway, NJ, is just a stone’s throw away from Atlantic City and offers a more coastal retreat without leaving the comfort of the Philadelphia area. Juxtaposing its historic charm, this 670-acre retreat boasts modern services and amenities for travelers, including two newly renovated championship golf courses, indoor and outdoor pools, a 24-hour fitness center, and more. Guests can soak in the sights by visiting the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the largest remaining Atlantic coastal pine barrens ecosystem, or take a trip to historic Smithville for some antiquing. Pet owners and their furry friends can enjoy Seaview Hotel’s lush grounds along Reeds Bay, walk the miles of trails leading from the Pines Golf Course, or head to one of the nearby beaches for a game of fetch and a dip in the ocean. Guests staying through Sunday morning can treat themselves to a sprawling Sunday brunch buffet spread with bottomless mimosas in hand.

For more information about Seaview Hotel & Golf Club and to inquire about availability, click here.

Seaview Hotel & Golf Club | 401 S New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205 |

-Lex Nemchenko