The Arco

Midtown Village, Philadelphia

Get the best of both worlds at The Arco, where historic charm and contemporary convenience go seamlessly hand in hand. Former home of the Printing Industries of Philadelphia, a classic red-brick exterior perfectly contrasts the charming collection of modern artwork inside. Take a moment to kick back beside the cozy fireplace in the lobby, or to refuel with a quick bite at one of the ground floor restaurants. Try Bud & Marilyn’s for classic American comfort food or Little Nonna’s for fresh Italian antipasti — you can’t go wrong with either. Refresh and rejuvenate in your bright, comfortable space, then step out to the vibrant streets of Midtown Village. Rich with LGBTQ+ history and bursting with lively bars and restaurants, South 13th Street’s entertainment scene calls you in to explore. Play the tourist with a walk to City Hall or soak up the sun in Rittenhouse Square before ending the night with a glass of wine at Bar Poulet.

The Sonder standard

Contactless check-in

Professionally cleaned

Fast WiFi

24/7 support

Top amenities

Lounge and Work Space

Air conditioning


Luggage Storage

Responding to COVID-19

We thoroughly clean and disinfect each Sonder before and after every stay. We also offer self check-in and 24/7 guest support via our app, so you can limit in-person interactions.
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Availability and rates


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Please note: The layout, furniture, and decor of your space may vary from what's shown here.

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Amenities at The Arco

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

Air conditioning


Luggage Storage

Lounge and Work Space

Kid Friendly

The neighborhood

Midtown Village

Boasting a rich history of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ community, Midtown Village features some of the city’s most delectable restaurants and vibrant bars. Treat yourself to award-winning Asian cuisine at Sampan, or enjoy a drink with live piano playing at Tavern on Camac. Midtown Village is a short walk from City Hall and conveniently located near many of Philadelphia's famous attractions.


Midtown Village, 1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Public Transit

Nearest Public Transportation: Walnut-Locust Station. Public Transportation to Downtown: 5 min.


Driving time to downtown is about 5 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 access 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.

  • We don't offer room service, daily cleanings, or laundry facilities.

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 stays less than 45 nights, call our Reservations Team at 1-617-300-0956, or select an international phone number here.

For stays 45 nights and longer, email our sales team at [email protected].