The Philadelphia Area
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Philadelphia Airport hotel is located in the community of Essington, just southwest of downtown Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, and the fifth largest city in the U.S. It was founded in 1682 by William Penn to serve as the capital of Pennsylvania.
Less than a hundred years later, Philadelphia became a hotbed of revolutionary activity. It was where the Founding Fathers met to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The city of Philadelphia served as one of the capitals during the Revolutionary War and as the temporary U.S. capital during the construction of Washington, D.C. In many ways Philadelphia’s fate has continued to follow that of the nation, from the rise of the Industrial Revolution to the economic changes in services, health care, information technology, biotechnology and education.
Hotel Services & Amenities
One of the many amenities of the La Quinta Inn & Suites Philadelphia hotel is our complimentary airport shuttle provided to and from the Philadelphia International Airport, only 2 miles away. For our business travelers, we have a meeting room that seats up to 35 along with a business center in the lobby. Our hotel comes complete with a top of the line 24-hour fitness center and a Sundry Shop if you forgot something or need a last minute snack. In the morning be sure to start your day with our free Bright Side Breakfast® served hot and fresh every morning.
All of our rooms come equipped with plush pillow top beds, 40” HDTVs with cable, microwaves and mini-fridges, hair dryers, coffee makers and free ultra-fast Wi-Fi. Convenience and comfort are yours in our spacious rooms!
Nearby Area Attractions
Philadelphia is home to a large number of historical sites including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed. Philadelphia is full of science, art, and history museums, and is known for the country’s first zoo, first hospital, and one of America’s oldest and largest urban parks, Fairmount Park. And don’t forget the significance of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university founded by Benjamin Franklin with claims of being the oldest university in the United States.
Other than its central importance to American history, Philadelphia is home to the famous Philadelphia cheesesteak. Be sure to try one out at the two most popular Philly cheesesteak restaurants in town, Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks. Their long standing rivalry has continued for years as they are located right across the street from one another!
The sports fan will find plenty to do in Philadelphia with the many professional sport teams including the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. No matter the season, there will always be a sporting event to attend to in the great city of “Brotherly Love.”