About the city of Philadelphia

"Famous as the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Philadelphia delivers one destination, five counties and countless things to do: fascinating museums, vibrant parks, national historic sites and famous (and delicious) food." www.visitphilly.com

Places to stay

Hotels within 5 minutes of the Conference Site: Philadelphia offers an array of hotel accommodations while you are here for the Conference. These hotels feature accessible rooms. If you require an accessible room, we recommend calling the hotel to make your reservation and to ensure that your room meets your needs.

  • The Logan: This hotel is just 1 city block from the conference site and offers luxury hotel rooms.

    • Click HERE for accessibility information for The Logan.

  • Embassy Suites: This hotel is just 2 blocks from the conference site. Every room is a suite. Suites included a bedroom, small living room and kitchenette. This could be great for those who want to share space and cost.

    • Click HERE for the accessibility information at Embassy Suites.

  • The Windsor Suites: This hotel is 3 city blocks from the conference site. This hotel offers studio suites and one bedroom suites.

    • Click HERE for accessibility information at The Windsor Suites.

  • The Sheraton: This hotel is 5 blocks from the conference site and offers standard hotel rooms.

  • The Philadelphia 201 Hotel: This hotel is also 5 city blocks from the conference site and offers standard hotel rooms.

    • Click HERE for accessibility information at The Philadelphia 201 Hotel.


Philadelphia offers a host of restaurants that are wheelchair accessible in Center City and in close proximity to the conference. Learn more about accessible restaurants in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Neighborhoods

illustrated philadelphia map of local neighborhoods.

If you are using AirBnB or HomeAway

There are many beautiful neighborhoods to stay in while you visit Philadelphia. Each has their own unique style and experience. When searching for places to stay know that Moore College of Art & Design is located in the "Logan Square" section of the city. Just a 10-15 minute walk away are Fitler Square, RittenHouse Square and Franklintown. Center City Philadelphia is wonderfully quite walk-able, just know that the farther away you stay from Moore the longer it may take for you to get there. See transporation options below.

The 2019 DSAE Conference Chair is not responsible for booking lodging for this event. Please note that the hotel and home share sites listed are only here to help guide where you might choose to stay.

philadelphia street with trolley and tram cars.
philadelphia bar, beer garden, and restaurants.

Getting around Philadelphia

  • Walking: Moore College of Art & Design is in the heart of the bustling city. Food & Fun are easy to access!

  • Philadelphia Taxis: You can get a taxi from just about anywhere in Philadelphia. They will be at the airport and downtown 24 hours a day.

  • Philadelphia Public Transportation: SEPTA

  • Car Share Apps:

  • Bike Share: Philly Indego Bikes

Check out www.uwishunu.com to see whats going on in the conference area during the dates that you are here.

Click below for a virtual map of popular First Friday Museum and Gallery sites.