I like hotels. Let me edit that. I really like upscale hotels. That being said, I’m not going to leave the comfort of my home for just any hotel. And truth be told…neither will my kids. Ambiance, character and more are all part of the gluten free pie. Fortunately for us, the Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton hosted my family and I. It is just 2 hours away from Washington, DC.
A plus for us because typically, anything past a four hour drive and we’re searching for airfare. So if you’re looking for a hotel to stay in or around Philadelphia, let me give you five reasons to Logan stay at the Logan.
Although my pets are only of the swimming and wet variety, it’s nice to know that guests can bring their pets along for the stay at the Logan Hotel. Growing up and into adulthood, I had many furry friends. It was always a hassle trying to find someone to take care of my cat whenever we traveled. At the Logan, pets up to 15 pounds can stay for a fee of an additional $100 per stay. Larger pets can also be accommodated with prior hotel approval.
Kids Are Acknowledged
Any hotel property that goes the extra mile to acknowledge little guests earns extra points in my book. If you are traveling with young kids, note that during hotel check-in children get to select a small toy that they get to keep. If the hotel attendant forgets, a gentle reminder never hurts either.
You can’t talk about family travel, without talking about hotel ambiance. At the Logan, the interior design is rustic meets modern chic. There is also a large collection of original art work on property waiting to be gawked at and appreciated. Watching this video will give you a better idea of what that looks like. Hotel lobbies sometimes can feel cold and stoic. But at the Logan Hotel, the flickering fire and abundance of natural light made us feel at home.
Not to mention, personalized bed pillows with my initials…OK, OK, not really. The “L’s” stand for Logan but in my head they stand for Lisa Leslie.
Location. Location. Location.
The Logan Hotel is conveniently located in a prime spot in downtown Philadelphia. There is no shortage of restaurants, picturesque spots and museums to visit.
As a matter of fact, we already know that we’ll be back to visit the Franklin Institute Science Museum sometime soon. Across the street from the Logan Hotel is Logan Square. On busy Saturdays you may have to fight new brides off for a prime photo spot but, it’s also a great place to chill. Near Logan Square is Sister Cities Park. Get your little ones ready to splash and play in their paid water area. The cafe on site also sells smoothies, ice cream and snacks.
Urban Farmer is the Logan’s primary restaurant and a great all around chill spot. I mean, just look at the decor.
Anyway, but what good is beautiful decor if the food isn’t good. As someone that says “no” to wheat, I especially appreciated that they had gluten free toast too. At breakfast I had the veggie frittata. It was delicious. I didn’t even miss the meat.
My seven year old commented that the bacon was better than other hotels she’s visited. Before you start thinking, “What does she know?”, let me tell you that she travels a lot and is also the chief baconator at our house. When the bill came after breakfast…a pack of cucumber seeds came with it.
The food was so good that even after we checked out the hotel and left the area, we drove back to Urban Farmer for dinner. And if you thought breakfast was something…dinner was even better. Even the flank steak on the children’s menu cuts like butter. We also noshed on wild mushrooms, potato pureé, field greens and chocolate bruleé.
Why didn’t I know that chocolate bruleé was a thing? Seriously. Where has it been all my life?
Urban Farmer restaurant was so chill it even got my son to do the “good food dance”.
You’ll have to use your imagination for the food though because low lighting and food photography don’t mix.
What does mix well though is comfortable pets, accommodated children, chic ambiance and great food in the heart of Philadelphia.
Have you been to the Logan Hotel?
A separate room of a double standard room (room 502), can be viewed here.