Ask Our Concierge FAQs2020-09-11T18:08:53+00:00

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Because we are a small boutique hotel, we require seven days notice prior to check-in date for all cancellations.

The Cancellation Fee is equal to a one-night stay and will be charged for all late cancellations.

Additional persons in a room:
We have no age limit for our guests staying at The Morris House and encourage families to discover our beautiful city, as long as an adult over 21 is also checking in.  Normal occupancy for all rooms is two persons.  Any additional guests will be $25 each.
Cots are available for $25.00 per night for select rooms.
Due to the design of the Wedding Suite that has a steep spiral staircase to a loft, and an outdoor balcony, you must be 16 or older with a parent to reside in this suite.
    • There is a convenient parking garage located directly across the street from the hotel. The garage entrance is on 8th street, between Walnut and Locust Streets. The fee for 24 hours is $35.00.
      For this parking garage only, the Morris House Hotel will validate your parking ticket for a 15% discount. Please make sure you bring the ticket to the front desk at time of check-in.

Daily parking times and rates:

Hours (Monday-Sunday) Price
0 minute – 30 minutes $8.00USD
31 minutes – 1 hour $16.00 USD
1 hour and 1 minute – 1 hour 30 minutes $24.00 USD
Maximum # 1 – 1 hour 31 minutes – 12 hours $30.00 USD
Maximum # 2 – 12 hours 1 minute – 24 hours $35.00 USD
Evening Special – in after 5 p.m. – out before 5 a.m. $17.00 USD
  • There is also parking on the street though it may be hard to find.
  • Philadelphia offers free parking Wednesday nights and on holidays. More information.

  • The hotel’s main entrance is located off of St James Street, a half block south of Walnut Street on the left-hand side. You are more than welcome to pull in through our front gates to unload your luggage and check-in. Our concierge will happily assist you with your bags.

  • We are more than happy to hold your luggage at the front desk while you roam the city.

  • The front desk concierge will be able to call a cab for you with a pick up at the hotel’s front main entrance on St James Street. If you prefer to hail a cab city style, there is a flux of cabs by the Starbucks a half block down the road on 8th and Walnut Street.

  • A cab ride to or from the airport will take about 25 minutes and cost around $35.
  • The SEPTA Regional Rail Line from the airport to Jefferson Station (8th and Market Street) takes about 15 minutes, will cost $8 and is only 3 blocks north of the Hotel.
  • Uber
  • Lyft
  • If you need driving directions from the airport, please click here.

  • I know you want the insider scoop on Philly’s world-famous cheesesteak rivalry between Pat’s (founded 1966) and Gino’s (founded 1966). We all have our opinion but you’ll just have to decide the true cheesy champion for yourself.
  • If you want tip from a Philly insider, try a local’s joint. I recommend Jim’s Steaks, a real top notch spot Philly cheesesteak spot.

  • Bars & Clubs
    • Old City:
      • Cuba Libre- Saturday night tango @ 2nd/ Market
      • Bleu Martini- weekend dance floor @ 2nd/ Market
      • National Mechanics- bank converted into a nightclub @ 3rd/ Market
      • Plough and the Stars
    • Rittenhouse Square:
      • R2L
      • Vango Night Club @ South 18th & Chestnut
  • Comedy Clubs:

Helium Comedy Club, The Laff House, Comedy Cabaret, Comedy Sportz Philly

  • Piano Bars:

Howl at the Moon, Duel Piano Bar, Jolly’s Piano Bar

  • Live Jazz:

Chris’ Jazz Café, Bob & Barbara’s Lounge, Time

  • Penn’s Landing:

Penn’s Landing is located right on the water at 101 Columbus Boulevard and offers, skating rinks, games, fireworks, live music, movie nights, and a variety of other fun activities depending the season.

  • Game Bars and Pool Halls:

Buffalo Billiards, Dave and Busters

  • Boat Rides:

Spirit Cruises offer lunch and dinner cruise rides along the Delaware. We also suggest Patriot Harbor Lines and RiverLink Ferry.

  • Night Tours:

Tipplers Tour for a historic bar crawl, The Philly by Night Tour for a bus tour, Ghost Tour for a walking tour.

  • Yes, the front desk concierge is available 24/7.

  • Our guest office area is located in the room next to the front desk with access to a desktop computer with internet access as well as a printer.

  • We offer complimentary Wi-Fi free to our guests.

  • We serve tea and cookies from 3 p.m every day.

  • Coffee, tea, and fresh water are available all day in our sitting room across from the library.

  • Please contact our front desk concierge for more information on bike rental services.

  • Our hotel is conveniently located close to Walnut and Chestnut Street shopping, about a 10-15 minute walk.
  • Liberty Place
  • The Fashion District at 9th and Market featuring upscale discounted shopping as well as 8 beautiful brand new movie theaters.

  • SEPTA Trains: Each ride will cost you 1 token or $2.50 in cash, no change can be given. The two major trains for in city travel are the Market Frankfort Line (blue) running East to West across the city and the Broad Street Line (orange) running North to South across the city, this is a popular means of transportation to the sports complexes. Another popular train is the one to Manayunk for the main street strip. To find all schedules, please check here
  • SEPTA Bus: Each ride will cost you one token or $2.50 in cash, no change can be given. The bus’ run up and down most major streets and a schedule can be found here
  • PHLASH Bus: The PHLASHcovers 18 popular tourist spots, a one ride pass is $3, a day time pass is $5. For more information please visit
  • Cabs: The city has constant cabs running along popular streets that can be hailed at any time. To call a cab to a specific location, please contact the main hub at (215) 467-6666
  • PATCO Train: This train will take you from Center City, through Camden Waterfront to Popular Local New Jersey Stops ending at Lindenwold Station. Each ticket can be purchased at the station through a kiosk and varies in price depending on where you are heading.
  • Uber: Is a black town car service that connects to your credit card and works as a smartphone app. For more information, please check out
  • NJ Transit: If you are heading to local New Jersey locations or down to AC for the night, please check out the NJ Transit schedule at

  • Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on the Morris House Hotel property.

  • All of our rooms provide for double occupancy.
  • There will be an additional charge for a third guest:

Children ages 6-12: $20 Guests ages 13 and older: $30

  • We are able to accommodate additional persons in our Large Extended Suites, which are rooms 101, 102, 401, 402, 501, and 502. They include a queen size bed in the bedroom and a queen size pull out bed in the living room. Please contact our front desk concierge for more details.
  • Another accommodation for an additional third guest are our Mini Suites, which are rooms 203 and 303. In addition to the queen size bed, each room comes with either a twin pull out bed or a twin cot in the attached sitting room.

  • For a one night stay, your credit card will be charged for the total balance on the day of booking.
  • For a two or more night stay, your credit card will be charged half of the total balance on the day of booking. The rest will be charged upon check out.

  • There is a 15.5% tax added to all room rates.

Important note

  • Please note that the Morris House is a historic landmark and, in order to preserve and maintain its historic significance, there is no elevator. Our guests can be accommodated on the ground floor, second floor, or third floor via stairs.
  • Children are welcome when accompanied by parents or guardians.
  • Sorry, no pets allowed.

  • Be sure to check out the vintage boutique shops around 2nd & Market
  • Penn’s Landing has wonderful concerts in the summertime
  • The first Friday of every month art galleries around the city open for First Friday showings with free wine and cheese!
  •  Our quaint neighborhoods: “Take a stroll on all the smaller streets that exemplify the true homes that people lived in over 200 years ago called Trinity Houses.  Found mainly in Society Hill, between Front and 6th, Locust and Pine, other prominent streets with Trinity Houses are Elfreth’s Alle in Old City, Delancey Street in Society Hill, and Quince, Camac and Iseminger streets in Washington West”.
  • “Here is a manageable and lovely walk to discover our small, hidden gems of local parks. Walking off the beaten path of our main streets is unlike any other city in the nation.  From the Morris House, go to Washington Square at 7th, walk diagonally through the park to 6th Street, visit Independence Hall and the park, continue towards 4th street, discovering Carpenter’s Hall and all the hidden public parks along the way.  Venture to Chestnut Street and at Front Street, cross the pedestrian bridge to Penn’s Landing to enjoy a serene walk along the Delaware River.
    Exit at Spruce Street, and walk through Society Hill to see all the quaint dollhouses call Trinity Houses that were built 200 yeara ago.  Turn right on 8th and head back to the Morris House. This 2.5-mile walk is a great way to see Philadelphia on foot and take in many iconic sites along the way”.

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