A Piece of American History
A room or suite at one of the hotels in King of Prussia, PA, will give you the chance to not only visit nearby Philly but also be part of a very interesting and important history. What would one day become a major urban area outside the limits of Philadelphia began as a simple cottage name for a foreign king in 1719. The Welsh Quakers who built, and happened to found nearby Reesville, converted it to an inn in 1769 with the same name, the King of Prussia Inn. It became the place to stay for settlers on their way west, and George Washington spent his first night there on Thanksgiving in 1777 before he famously made his way, a few weeks later, to nearby Valley Forge.
Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it spent a few years on the island between the north and south bound lanes of US Route 202 before finally being relocated in 2000 and opened up to the public two years later. Due to its popularity, the area that grew up around it became know as King of Prussia, and it has the interesting honor of being both the home to the anti-nuclear weapons Plowshares Movement and the musical group the Bloodhound Gang.
With Big Time Shopping
The hotels in the King of Prussia, PA, won’t just gain you access to its eponymous historic inn, they will also get you in the right place to visit and be dazzled by the country’s largest shopping mall. The King of Prussia Mall opened in 1960 and is made up of two separate shopping areas connected by a sky bridge: The Plaza, the original shopping area, was renovated to clock in at 1.9 million square feet, and the Court opened in 1981 at roughly 900,000 square feet. After renovations and additions, the mall today holds an impressive 2,391,000 square feet of space on two floors with more than 400 stores, including big department store names, such as JC Penney, Macy’s, and Sears, and luxury retailers like Nordstrom’s, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, and Bloomingdale’s. Don’t worry about going hungry while you’re shopping to your heart’s content. The mall also great places to eat like the Cheesecake Factory, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Kelly’s Cajun Grill, and Legal Sea Foods.
And It’s Only the Beginning
Being surrounded by such an iconic part of American history and getting to spend all day, maybe multiple days, shopping a mall so big you could easily, and happily, get lost in it is only the beginning of what’s waiting for you with your room or suite at the hotels in King of Prussia, PA. Just 20 miles southeast of your hotel, City Center in Philadelphia offers up an unprecedented array of museums, sculptures, cultural attractions, and one-of-a-kind events, including the unforgettable expanse of the Ben Franklin Parkway. From the elegance of the Hyatt House to the inviting welcome of the Hampton Inn to the affordable rooms at the Motel 6 and Best Western, you are going to find a great stay and a great trip with the hotels in King of Prussia, PA.