One of the best ways to experience a new city is to live like a local. Instead of opting for a hotel suite, why not live for a few days in a historic apartment building instead? At by Spruce Street Commons, you can expect all the amenities of a hotel with the comforts of home. That’s because is an apartment complex that set aside two homes – the No. 108 one-bedroom apartment and the No. 105 studio apartment – specifically for traveling visitors in the Philadelphia area.
Located in Rittenhouse Square, the two apartment rentals offer all the amenities that full-time residents of the building enjoy, including the business center, gym, and yoga studio. The marquis suite, No. 108, is inspired by the home of the Liz Solms, Spruce Street Common’s Creative Director. Designed by Solms herself and designer Natalie Suresch, it boasts of color, lush greenery, a bohemian vibe, and unique objects found throughout the home. It comes equipped with Rival Bros. coffee, the paper in the morning, a pack and play if you’re traveling with kids, laundry and wash & fold service.
The No. 105 is a more modern retreat inspired by Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics. Designed by Solms and design assistant Ali Jane Hitchcoff with tranquility in mind, the studio apartment is filled with light, comes with a library of books about art, Japanese design and bathing culture, and includes beautiful ceramics and cast iron cookware for you to enjoy a home-cooked meal.
Where: 1520 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
How much? The average rate is $269 per night at the No. 108 and $224 per night at the No. 105.
Highlights: These two apartments feel more like a home away from home than a hotel room, which makes experiencing Philadelphia like a local all the more authentic.
Design draw: The No. 108 one-bedroom apartment features a bohemian vibe with lots of interesting, unique objects to explore while the No. 105 has a more minimalist, Japanese- and Scandinavian-inspired feel to relax in.