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Sonder The Tidewater

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Deluxe Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Terrace | City view
Deluxe Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Terrace | Balcony
Deluxe Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Terrace | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
Deluxe Apartment, 2 Bedrooms | Living room | 42-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, TV

Overview of Sonder The Tidewater

Sonder The Tidewater

3.5 star property
3.5-star aparthotel, convenient to Philadelphia Museum of Art

9.2/10 Superb

50 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
The price is CA $180
Price available on 01/31/2023
407 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19130

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Center City
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art - 12 min walk
  • Rittenhouse Square - 16 min walk
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center - 19 min walk
  • University of Pennsylvania - 22 min walk
  • Temple University - 26 min walk
  • Reading Terminal Market - 6 min drive
  • Drexel University - 8 min drive
  • Philadelphia Zoo - 8 min drive
  • Liberty Bell Center - 9 min drive
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Philadelphia Intl. Airport (PHL) - 20 min drive
  • Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia) - 28 min drive
  • Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field) - 38 min drive
  • Trenton–Mercer Airport (TTN) - 43 min drive
  • Philadelphia University City Station - 4 min drive
  • Philadelphia, PA (ZFV-30th Street Rail Station) - 22 min walk
  • 30th St Station - 23 min walk
  • Race Vine Station - 12 min walk
  • Spring Garden Station - 13 min walk
  • Spring Garden Station (Broad St) - 13 min walk


  • Kite and Key - 2 min walk
  • King of Tandoor - 2 min walk
  • Doma Japanese Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Sabrina's Cafe - Art Museum - 3 min walk
  • Urban Farmer Philadelphia - 7 min walk

About this property

Sonder The Tidewater

Sonder The Tidewater features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 10-minute drive of Pennsylvania Convention Center and University of Pennsylvania. Apartments feature bonuses like kitchens and washers/dryers, along with flat-screen TVs and designer toiletries. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Race Vine Station is 12 minutes and Spring Garden Station is 13 minutes.


English, French, Spanish

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Family friendly

  • Free crib/infant bed


  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV with digital service

Outdoor areas

  • Rooftop terrace


  • Washer/dryer
  • Laundry detergent

Work spaces

  • Laptop workspace


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (with limits)
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near a metro station


  • 24 rooms
  • Built in 1925
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Fees & policies


This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Property Registration Number 912848

Also known as

Sonder | The Tidewater
Sonder l The Tidewater
Sonder at The Tidewater
Sonder The Tidewater Aparthotel
Sonder The Tidewater Philadelphia
Sonder The Tidewater Aparthotel Philadelphia

Frequently asked questions

Does Sonder The Tidewater offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sonder The Tidewater does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sonder The Tidewater?
As of 28 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sonder The Tidewater on 31 Jan 2023 start from CA $180, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Sonder The Tidewater?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Sonder The Tidewater?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Sonder The Tidewater.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sonder The Tidewater?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near Sonder The Tidewater?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sabrina's Cafe - Art Museum (3-min walk), Urban Farmer Philadelphia (7-min walk), and Umai Umai (8-min walk).
Does Sonder The Tidewater have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchen which also includes cookware, a refrigerator, and a microwave.
What's the area around Sonder The Tidewater like?
Sonder The Tidewater is a short 19-minute walk from Pennsylvania Convention Center and 12 minutes' walk from Philadelphia Museum of Art.









Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Hollys, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location
There was a little confusion getting to my room (the entrance is on Shamokin) but the room itself was great, the location was perfect, and I had no other trouble the entire stay.
Christian, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Great view of the city at night. Walkable to downtown. The communication is outsourced to the Philippines I believe and it's hard to get someone there that can help you with early check-in (which I needed) or any other issues I'd imagine.
Brandon, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Yea studio itself is in good enough shape , hallways are in need of new decor , tv only works for streaming off device no Ariel for local tv , area around property is safe and convenient to everything, could do with more towels stayed 10 nites , studio was good size and sound proof from traffic below roof terrace nice space would stay again these few things need improvement 7 /10 few little things let it down derek
Derek, 10-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Tidewater is located in a very desirable and central part of Philadelphia, with museums, grocery stores, excellent restaurants and shops a short distance away. Check-in was smooth and easy; our room was bright, well-appointed, and clean; the kitchen had everything necessary for a week-long stay; the staff was very friendly; and a small matter that needed to be dealt with was handled very efficiently and quickly, to our satisfaction. This is our second time staying at a Sonder accommodation and we will definitely continue to use this resource in the future.
Rhona, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We loved this place. Extremely clean and the bed and sheets were soft. I will always look to see if you have locations when I travel next
erik, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Decent place in good location.
Good location. Decent price. Very clean. Roof access was nice. Mural next door was really cool! (See pic.) Easy building to find in the city. Needs some maintenance upkeep - soap shelf in shower broken, no drain plug in bathroom sink. No storage in bedroom, i.e., no dresser or closet, so long term stay would be awkward. Bedroom rug needs to go - tripped over it CONSTANTLY! Need to pre-register a few days before stay with Sonder to get access codes, which was not obvious and no reminder or info from for this.
Mural on building next door seen from rooftop
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Miriam, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

My stay at The Tidewater was absolutely wonderful! The unit was clean and equipped with everything needed. The location allowed easy walking to museums and restaurants. The Sonder app and virtual key with my phone made check in/out and enter convenient. I would certainly stay here again on a future trip to Philly.
Charles, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The place was clean and well-located for sure. Some details could be improved (e.g. crooked towel rack and not enough towel hooks) but generally very good. The major problem as communication -- I had problems with the additional face recognition steps they have put in place (b/c/ there's no one on-site to check your ID), and like many with this location had trouble with the access code to the building.
Corynne, 3-night trip
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