UPDATE 3/26: Due to popular demand, we have reserved a room block for the festival. The official hotel will be the gorgeous and well-located Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District, at 400 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106. It is the closest hotel to the festival venue (just .8 miles away). map
The going rate for hotel rooms at the Wyndham, and elsewhere in Center City, Philadelphia, is $200-300 for the weekend of the festival (June 1-5). However, we have secured 10 rooms at the discounted price of $179. Book soon, before they disappear!
To book: Call 1-877-999-3223, reference the group name Philadelphia Tango Festival, and mention the block code 01066843TF. You can also now book through this web link.
OTHER HOTEL ADVICE
Since hotel options and prices fluctuate, we recommend using a site such as priceline.com or hotels.com to find the best deal at the moment when you are ready to buy. Here are some guidelines:
The festival takes place in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia. Hotels that are listed as being in Old City, Society Hill or the Penn's Landing/Waterfront will be a 5-10 minute walk from the venue.
The following areas are within a 10-20 minute walk from the venue: Center City, Convention Center, and Rittenhouse Square.
The following areas are within a 15 minute car or cab ride from the festival venue: University City, West Philly, Northern Liberties, Fishtown, South Philly.
If you will have access to a car, you may consider staying in the Philadelphia airport area (about 15-20 minutes from the festival venue).
We highly recommend using airbnb to find a room in a private home, which may be less expensive than booking a hotel. There are a number of tanguero airbnb hosts in the Philadelphia area now. Please contact Meredith for info on how to find them.