Originally Posted by Bobrich
I live near Philly. Stay downtown near old city. There are many great hotels..Hyatt Penns Landing, Holiday Inn Society Hill, Omni are some of the offerings. You are within walking distance of the historical sites and several great restaurants. It's a short cab ride to the port which is on the river near the Navy Yard. It's close to the the airport, but there is NOTHING to do near it. Philly is a fun city. Enjoy!
Personally I would avoid the Hyatt as it it is a bit out of the way.
And DEFINITLY avoid the Comfort INN as it's a mile walk to the nearest business.
You can easily get to the terminal from Center City by Cab. WE live in town and are an October Cruise (Empress) out of Philly.