The Dwight D Hotel is located in the Rittenhouse Square area of center city Philadelphia and is an ideal base from which to see and do it all in Philadelphia. Many of America's most historic attractions are within walking distance and some of the city's best dining spots are only steps away. The City of Brotherly Love and The Dwight D welcome you as you explore all of the shopping, dining, nightlife, family-friendly activities, museums, sporting events, history, and culture that we offer.

Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia Welcome Centers

Independence Visitor Center-located at 6th & Market Streets on Independence Mall (#52)

Fairmount Park Welcome Center-located at 16th St. & JFK Blvd. in Love Park


Reading Terminal Market (#81)

Philadelphia’s historic public market, featuring: locally grown and produce; Amish specialties; fresh meats, seafood, and poultry; handmade confections and baked goods; and a wide variety of restaurants.  Located at 12th & Arch Streets.


Philly PLASH Downtown Loop

  • Quick, easy, and inexpensive bus route to key destinations throughout center city Philadelphia

  • May-Labor Day, 7 days a week, service every 15 minutes

  • Sept.-Dec., Fri, Sat., Sun., service every 15 minutes

  • Stops at: Penns Landing / National Museum of American Jewish History, National Constitution Center, Reading Terminal Market, Shops at Liberty Place, The Barnes Foundation, The Franklin Institute, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Zoo, and Please Touch Museum

  • $5 all-day pass, $2 single ride, children 4 and under and Seniors ride free


Indego Bike Share

  • Philadelphia's bike share program

  • 60 stations located around the city-2 stations located within 2 blocks of The Dwight D

  • Purchase a pass at any station

  • Return bike at any station


Open Spaces

Schuylkill Banks-riverfront recreation with boardwalk and trails connecting center city with destinations along the Schuylkill River (#21)

Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Blvd. (#12)

Race Street Pier, Race St. at Columbus Blvd. (#14)

Dilworth Park, west side of City Hall (#9)

Spruce Street Harbor Park, Spruce St. at Columbus Blvd. (#8)

Love Park-home of the Love sculpture (#11)

Rittenhouse Square (#15)

Washington Square (#17)

Franklin Square (#18)


Sporting Venues

Lincoln Financial Field-home of the Philadelphia Eagles (#4)

Citizens Bank Park-home of the Philadelphia Phillies (#5)

Wells Fargo Center-home of the Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Flyers (#6)


Colleges & Universities

University of Pennsylvania (#24)

Drexel University (#25)

Curtis Institute of Music (#26)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (#28)

Thomas Jefferson University (#29)

Temple University (#30)

University of the Arts (#31)

Moore College of Art & Design (#34)

Markets & Misc.

Reading Terminal Market (#81)

Pennsylvania Convention Center (#66)

One Liberty Observation Deck (#82)

Italian Market (#85)

Philadelphia Zoo (#86)

Bourse Food Hall (#87)

Philadelphia City Hall (#90)

Music venues

The Fillmore (#62) 29 E. Allen St.

The Met (#65) 858 N. Broad St.

The Mann Center (#66) 5201 Parkside Ave.

World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut Street













Avenue of the Arts

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (#46)

300 S. Broad St.

home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Philadanco, and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society


Academy of Music (#45)

240 S. Broad St.

concert hall & opera house, home of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Opera Company of Philadelphia.


Merriam Theater (#47)

250 S. Broad St.

touring Broadway shows


Wilma Theater (#48)

265 S. Broad St.

winner of 39 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater


Suzanne Roberts Theater (#49)

480 S. Broad St.

home of the Philadelphia Theatre Company


Philadelphia Museum of Art (#37)

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

world class art museum, housing more than 300,000 works spanning 2,000 years


The Barnes Foundation (#38)

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

housing over 800 paintings by Impressionist and Modernist masters


Rodin Museum (#39)

2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

over 140 of  Auguste Rodin's works


The African American Museum in Philadelphia (#40)

701 Arch St.

celebrating and interpreting African American history and culture


National Museum of American Jewish History (#41)

101 South Independence Mall E

preserving and interpreting the American Jewish experience


The Franklin Institute (#54)

222 N. 20th St.

hands-on science museum


Academy of Natural Sciences (#55)

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the USA

Mutter Museum (#56)

19 S. 22nd St.

America's finest museum of medical history

Museum of the American Revolution (#57)

101 S. 3rd St.

museum dedicated to telling the story of the American Revolution

Historical Attractions

Independence Hall (#73)

520 Chestnut Street

birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution


National Constitution Center (#74)

525 Arch St.


Liberty Bell Center (#75)

6th & Market Sts.


Carpenter's Hall (#76)

320 Chestnut St.

hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774


Congress Hall (#77)

6th & Chestnut Sts.

meeting place of the U.S. Congress and home of the US Capital from 1790-1800


Declaration House (#78)

7th & Market Sts.

location of the drafting of the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson


Eastern State Penitentiary (#79)

2027 Fairmount Ave.


Elfreth's Alley (#80)

126 Elfreths Alley

America's oldest continuously inhabited residential street

The Dwight D Hotel

256 S. 16th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102


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