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Where To Stay in Philadlephia The Maj Hotel

Planning a visit to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? Book a stay at the stylish Maj Hotel.

The Maj Hotel is a newer entry to the city’s hotel scene. Located in the Fairmount neighborhood at 2225 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, the former warehouse-turned-boutique property is now a fan favorite for those looking for easy access to the best of Philadelphia. From kid-friendly staycations to romantic getaways, girls’ trips, and everything in between, check out the most tech-forward boutique hotel in the most historic city in the USA.

Walking near the Maj Hotel

Getting There

When it comes to location, The Maj Hotel is hard to beat. It’s a five-minute walk to the Philadelphia Museum of Art—more notably, the famous Rocky Steps—and a 15-minute walk to Rittenhouse Square (see all the places nearby). There isn’t dedicated parking on-site but overnight street parking is free from 8 pm to 8 am. There is also a parking lot a block up the street costing $8 per day.

Rideshares from the airport cost $20-50 one-way (depending on peak hours).

Maj Hotel Boutique Property

The Maj Hotel from one of the street-facing suites

Look and Feel: A Celebration of Industrial Chic

Once a medical warehouse, The Maj Hotel has been transformed into a trendy boutique hotel in its second act. Conveniently positioned on a main street sidewalk, the redbrick hotel provides guests with immediate access to the city’s museum district. The interior design strikes a harmonious balance between vintage industrial charm and the openness of modern design. The six guest rooms are generously sized, symmetrically arranged, and outfitted with surprising tech integrations. What first caught my attention was the large, factory-style windows that flood the suite interiors with so much natural light. This was especially pretty during golden hour in a street-facing standard room.

The Cafe at the Maj Hotel

The Maj Hotel also has an on-site cafe serving full brunch Thursday to Sunday


The Maj Hotel Patio

Private terraces can be enjoyed in select suites

Select suites also have kitchenettes and walled-off patios. Every guestroom has exposed brick walls, which proudly showcase the building’s industrial heritage. Caged pendant lights with Edison bulbs hang from the tall ceilings above the bedside tables. White bedding and warm-wood furnishings create a more comfortable and casual atmosphere. The rooms also include open closet shelving, bathrobes, a room safe, and desks.

Most people bypass the bathrooms in a room tour but at the Maj, it cannot be missed! In every classic subway tiled-bathroom, you’ll find a smart mirror that feels straight out of the future and rainfall showers. Stream your favorite music, map out your day, check the weather, and the built-in ring light is so helpful when applying makeup!

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Using Smart Keys at The Maj Hotel Philadelphia

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Amenities at The Maj Hotel

Being a new hotel has its perks. Everything is clean and new and I love the digital access to operate things like the blackout blinds and my door, especially when I forget my key. The list of on-site amenities include:

➜ 24-hour basement gym

➜ Digital key to control access to doors, blinds, thermostat, TV and lights

➜Smart mirrors in the bathroom

➜ Full-service brunch at the Cafe (Thursday to Sunday only)

➜ Kitchenette*

➜ Private patios*

➜ “Grab-and-go” market

PROS: From kid-friendly choices at the cafe to games in the common area, this hotel is good pick for families. There’s also a playground right across the street. And do you know how much fun it is to have YouTube songs playing while your kid is brushing their teeth? If you’re having a late start to your day (which typically happens when traveling with a kid), you can also order all your meals to-go straight from their mobile app.

CONS: Some of the furniture is not kid-friendly including the open shelving which is tempting to climb. The floor is hard so be careful if they fall and there are no bathtubs to my knowledge. But we brought indoor bath slippers to make sure Sella didn’t slip while bathing.

Family fun time at The Maj Hotel
Kidfriendly stays in Philadelphia

What To Do At The Maj Hotel

The Maj Hotel has become a happening destination for both guests and local Philadelphians alike. They frequently host social events like Movie Nights and Soundrooms where you can discover new musicians.  They also embrace season festivities. My two visits coincided with Halloween and Christmas and I loved seeing them past out treats to kids and pets! Their December decor is a perfect backdrop for holiday-themed photoshoots.

Holiday themed photoshoot The Maj Hotel

The comfy lounge area is one of two seating areas in the lobby

Destinations Nearby

The Maj Hotel is located in the heart of the upscale Parkway Museum District giving you a fast pass to all the best museums in the city. These are some of our favorites if you’re in that area:

📍The Philadelphia Art Museum (5-minute walk)

📍Eastern State Penitentiary (7-min walk)

📍Please Touch Museum (8-min drive)

📍Franklin Institute (10-minute walk)

📍Philadelphia Zoo (8-min drive)

📍Fairmount Park (8-min drive)

Map of The Maj Hotel

Where To Eat Around The Maj Hotel

The Cafe is open from 7AM – 12PM Thursday to Sunday and convenient if you’re looking to fuel up before heading out for the day. I swear, the Nutella Banana French toast is something I’m still dreaming about! During the mornings, there is free coffee in the lobby. If you’re past the brunching hours, here are spots to check out nearby:

📍 Umai Umai: Sushi is my favorite food in the whole world and one of Philadelphia’s most romantic BYOB sushi spots is right around the corner. Order the Spartan Roll with marinated tenderloin. Reservations are highly recommended.

📍 Parkway Corner Deli: If you’re looking for something more “Philly,” the cheesesteaks right across the street are pretty tasty.

📍 Whole Foods Market: Hiding away in this bougie grocery store are two Philly favorites. Federal Donuts serve up spiced cake donuts and the best chicken sandwich and their sister restaurant, Goldie, is all about falafals and tehina shakes.

Nutella French Toast Maj Hotel Cafe

The Nutella and Banana French Toast is one of three flavors you can order at the Cafe


The Maj Hotel brunch with sisters

The portion sizes are substantial and you can eat her as a non-guest too

Watch a Video of My Stay at The Maj Hotel

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BOOK YOUR STAY AT THE MAJ HOTEL

PRICE

Rooms start at $130 per night. Suites with patios start at $240 per night.

CHECKING IN AND OUT

Check-In: 4 PM. Check-out: 11 AM.

POLICIES

Pet-friendly. No daily housekeeping. Strictly no smoking (even on patios).

OVERALL RATING

8/10 ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪

 


DISCLAIMER: I was a guest at The Maj Hotel, but all opinions and  photos, as always, are my own.


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Filipina-American Millette Stambaugh is a thirty-something former expat who has traded her nomadic ways for Philadelphia living. Corporate worker by day, content creator by night, Millette specializes in visual storytelling and joyful journeys and wants to help others find their "next somewheres." Follow her escapades on Instagram, Youtube, and Tiktok @thenextsomewhere.

Comments:

  • Kay

    January 11, 2024

    Wowww this hotel is gorgeous!!! And even though I’ve only been to Philly once (and for only a day lol), the hotel really does look like it embodies the vibe of the city! You’ve already convinced me I need to head back to Philly immediately – and for a much longer stay!- and now you’ve given me the perfect accommodations for said trip! Thank you again for all your suggestions, I can’t wait to visit AND stay in such a beautiful property! You da plug!!!

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  • January 11, 2024

    Gorgeous photos! I love how unique this hotel is! It’s interesting how the hotel reflects the vibes of the city. I’ll be saving this spot for a future trip! Thanks for sharing your tips!

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  • January 11, 2024

    The hotel is beautiful and so chic! Looking forward to visiting Philly. Thanks for the tips!

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  • January 11, 2024

    MAJ HOTEL looks like such a wonderful place with original design and excellent location! I would not mind living in a suite with a private terrace. Thanks for sharing!

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  • January 11, 2024

    The hotel looks really nice and like a lovely place to stay while in Philly. I loved your pictures and graphics – lovely site! 🙂

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  • January 12, 2024

    your site is charming! Love all the fun pics with your friends and your map! That breakfast is enough reason to make this my next stay when I get to Philly again!

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