The Tidewater

Museum District, Philadelphia

Invoking a larger-than-life persona, The Tidewater stands tall in Philadelphia’s Museum District. Recognized as a notable piece of history in this culture-rich city, The Tidewater was once a local grain distribution center and is reinforced with the nation’s first slip-form concrete pouring method, dating back to 1924. Drop your bags and head straight to the rooftop. Marvel at the stunning architecture. Watch as the streets burst with life below you. Industrial-style windows illuminate each space, enticing you to explore every inch of the city. History, art, flavor-packed cuisines, and so much more, are waiting to be discovered. Hop on a city bike and cycle along the iconic Kelly Drive. Rowers gracefully float along Boathouse Row. Have your camera ready for the picturesque gardens in Fairmount Park. Or if you’re a movie buff, lace up your favorite pair of sneakers, jog up the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and throw your fist in the air like Rocky. As the sun starts to set, end your night with a refreshing drink at a cocktail bar or local cafe.

The Sonder standard

Contactless check-in

Professionally cleaned

Fast WiFi

24/7 support

Top amenities

In unit laundry

Stocked kitchen

Air conditioning

Outdoor Space

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 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

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).


Driving time to downtown 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.

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].