How to find a very short-term apartment rental (3 nights) in Philadelphia, for a family with 3 small children?
March 3, 2012 9:29 AM Subscribe
How to find a very short-term apartment rental (3 nights) in Philadelphia in early July, for a family with 3 small children?
posted by chinston to travel & transportation around Philadelphia, PA (12 answers total)
Our family of five is looking for a very short-term 2-BR apartment rental in Philadelphia on a weekend in early July. We'll be there 3 nights. Kids are ages 5, 3, and 1.
We have done short-term apartment rental instead of a hotel in the past (in Los Angeles) and liked it; we had a nice 2-bedroom with kitchen for about the same price as one room in a hotel. In LA, we used a site called OMG Travel, but they don't offer apartments in Philadelphia.
We're in town for a wedding northeast of the city. We have a rehearsal out at the wedding location, then a rehearsal lunch in the city near 30th Street Station, and then the wedding itself the following evening. So it's going to be a bunch of driving no matter where we are, but at least if we're either near the wedding location, or near the lunch location, it'll be less. And then we'll have Saturday to kill until the evening wedding, so a fun city neighborhood would probably mean a better time overall.
We did look at airbnb briefly. A couple of places look nice, but they're a little more expensive than we expected given our experience in LA.
Any other suggestions on where to look? Are there other types of places for very short-term stays that are larger suites, multiple bedrooms, with kitchen?
Also, any suggestions about neighborhoods? It's possible we are looking in too-expensive locations because we don't know which neighborhoods are okay (getting information from probably oversensitive elder relatives who haven't lived in Philadelphia in years).