Welcome to the City of Brotherly Love, where momentous history and rich culture meets innovative dining and a cutting-edge art scene. Stay Alfred's new location is no less enticing, with modern amenities but historic vibes aplenty in this delightful 1920s building. And with a location in the charming Old City district, you're within walking distance of some of America's most significant historical sights. Whether you're enjoying views of Philly's beautiful period buildings from the terrace of one of the area's plentiful bars or from the enormous windows in your cozy apartment, you'll find plenty to love in Philadelphia.
The neighborhood where America was born
With its18th-century buildings and scenic cobblestone streets, Old City is the city’s most picturesque neighborhood, and history buffs will swoon to see the range of amazing sights right on their doorstep. The world-famous Liberty Bell is just a ten-minute walk from your apartment, and the birthplace of the American flag, the Betsy Ross House, is just around the corner. Old City is thick with museums, too, from the Fireman's Hall Museum to the National Museum of American Jewish History.
The district is packed with galleries and theaters, so there's nowhere better for culture vultures to indulge. Don't miss First Friday, when more than 30 galleries and design studios in Old City welcome visitors with special arts exhibitions and complimentary drinks. A ten minute walk north of Stay Alfred at 509 Vine, you’ll find Franklin Music Hall, an old industrial space turned hip music venue that has hosted the likes of Coldplay and Jay Z, or if movies are more your thing then Landmark's Ritz at the Bourse shows independent and foreign films as well as blockbusters.
The bar scene in Old City leans towards the cozy and traditional, with plenty of brewpubs doing craft ales and hearty bar food. The Olde Bar in the bookbinder building embraces all things retro in its décor, its menu and its long list of Prohibition-era cocktails, while Paddy's Old City Pub is a Philly institution that inspired the TV show 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'. Finish your night at the Stratus Rooftop Lounge and take in glorious views of Old City with a glass of wine.
Upscale amenities and historic splendor
Stay Alfred at 509 Vine scores high in the style stakes thanks to an attractive Art Deco building that has been recently renovated, featuring vaulted ceilings and large picture windows that let in lots of natural light. The building is located on the edge of Philly's historic Old City district, meaning you can enjoy cracking views across the historic downtown area from the comfort of your apartment.
Gym bunnies will be thrilled to hear that you don't have to leave the building to get your workout! The on-site gym is equipped with weight machines, treadmills and a Peloton bike, and there's even a dedicated space for yoga fans to roll out their mats.
Even on vacation, sometimes you want a quiet night in. If the area's cozy bars aren't calling to you, you have the option of grabbing some beers and hanging out in the game room. Get competitive with a few rounds of pool, ping pong and foosball, or throw some snacks together in the bar area and chill in front of the flat screen TVs.
Apartments worth traveling for
As your home away from home, all of Stay Alfred's apartments are fitted out with everything you could need during your stay. Cooking in the kitchen is easy, with an oven, microwave, dishwasher and full set of kitchenware, and there's no need to go hunting for a laundromat when there's a washer and dryer in your apartment. We need our caffeine fix to get started in the morning, so our fellow coffee addicts don't need to worry – every kitchen comes with a luxe coffee machine so you can start your day with the perfect first cup.
Whether you're staying on top of your email or sharing vacation snaps with friends, we know how important it is to be connected, which is why we've put high-speed WiFi in every room.
We've also thrown in a hairdryer and a bunch of complimentary toiletries to try, so whether you're heading to a meeting or taking in the sights, you'll leave your apartment looking gorgeous.
When the day is done, catch some z’s on the enormous queen-size beds with plush mattresses and luxurious linens, or get cozy on a sleeper sofa so comfy you'll want to take it home.
Ready to hit the road?
Come take a look at the enviable photos at Stay Alfred at 509 Vine and see more of our swanky amenities and period features. Staying with us is less like a visit and more of a chance to spend some time living like a Philly local, so all you need to worry about is getting out there and savoring everything the city has to offer!