The Tidewater

4.2/5 Superb ()

Museum District, Philadelphia

Experience a larger-than-life stay at The Tidewater. This notable piece of history in Philadelphia's Museum District was once a local grain distribution center. The former building was reinforced with the nation's first slip-form construction method. Today, each space inside has a fully equipped kitchen, in-suite laundry, and industrial-style windows. And the rooftop is a perfect spot for marveling at the stunning architecture. We love to cycle iconic Kelly Drive by city bike, passing the rowers on the Schuylkill River. Have your camera ready for the picturesque gardens in Fairmount Park. Or do as Rocky did and jog up the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You're also within walking distance of the local bars and restaurants dotting Center City. History, art, flavor-packed cuisines, and so much more — it's all waiting to be discovered at The Tidewater.

Top amenities

In unit laundry

Stocked kitchen

Air conditioning

Outdoor Space

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The Sonder standard

Contactless check-in

Fast WiFi

Professionally cleaned

Fresh towels

Availability and rates

2 night min
December 2023
January 2024




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Amenities at The Tidewater

The Sonder standard

Working, relaxing, and living. Our spaces have all the essentials you need for your stay.

Contactless check-in
Fast WiFi
Professionally cleaned
Fresh towels
24/7 support
Artisan coffee
Comfortable bedding
Shower amenities

Building amenities

Air conditioning

Stocked kitchen

In unit laundry


Luggage Storage

Outdoor Space

Kid Friendly

The neighborhood

Museum District

In a city famous for its cultural offerings, Philadelphia's Museum District places you at the center of some of the world's most widely renowned museums and art institutes. Take time to explore the array of exhibitions on display at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Franklin Institute, and the Barnes Foundation. Outside the museum walls, the brick row avenues of this charming neighborhood are home to a variety of popular restaurants and trendy bars. A walkable community with easy access to the Center City Business District, you’ll have the best of Philadelphia at your fingertips.


Museum District, 407 North 20th Street, Philadelphia

Public Transit

Nearest Public Transportation: Spring Garden Station (Broad Street SEPTA Line).

City Center

Driving time to the city center is about 6 minutes.


  • There is no free street parking nearby

  • There is no paid street parking nearby

  • There are no free parking lots nearby

  • There's a paid parking lot nearby

Booking policies

Check-in is at 4:00 pm Checkout is at 11:00 am

You may request early check-in and/or late check-out after booking. Our team will do our best to accommodate any requests based on availability.


  • Wheelchair accessibility not available

  • Elevators available

House Rules

  • No smoking (not even on balconies/patios)

  • No pets (not even really cute ones) unless otherwise stated

  • No parties (not even really quiet ones)

* Please be respectful of your neighbors and keep noise to a minimum from 10:00 pm – 8:00 am.

Please note

  • There's no cable. We've provided a Chromecast for streaming.

  • Intra-stay cleanings are available upon request.

  • The third-floor bedroom in the Lofted Three-Bedroom Apartment w/ Rooftop does not have a door and is open to the living area.

Flexible cancellation

We offer flexible cancellations for all bookings. Select the Flex Rate to cancel your booking up to 3 days before check-in and receive a full refund. For longer stays that are paid monthly, we require at least 30 days notice to cancel or modify without fees.

Anything else you'd like to know?

For all stays less than 90 nights, call our team at 1-617-300-0956 (or select an international phone number here) or email us at [email protected].

For stays 90 nights and longer, email our sales team at [email protected].