The Vibe: Industrial chic with retro vibes.
The Area: Fishtown
The DNA: Named after the Irish family that ran the former whiskey blending and bottling factory housed here in the late 19th-century, Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is a popular restaurant with rooms in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. The red-brick boutique stay has retained many of its period details, from arched windows and wood flooring to lift shafts (converted into skylights) and the original vault (that now houses a claw-footed bath tub). The best Italian eatery in the neighbourhood is just downstairs, and other local restaurants and bars are a short stroll away. The restaurant is split into three sections: a fireside dining space, a wood-fired pizza parlour and a buzzy bar.
Suite-Me-Up: There are only four industrial-chic rooms which retain original features in the form of exposed ducts, pipes, barrel-weighing scales and pulley systems. Walnut beds, vintage Moroccan rugs, full kitchens, fairy tale-inspired wallpaper by artist Stacey Rozich, give the rooms a warm, homey feel. Facilities include (in a neighborly nod) Philly-roasted La Colombe coffee for the Bonavita drip brewers, a flatscreen Apple TV, a curated vinyl collection and record player, and a fully-equipped kitchen.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 4 rooms (53-75m2) (570-807 sq ft) • hotel opened: March 2016 • bathroom amenities: Aesop • parking possible nearby (charged) • no pets allowed