Hotel Information - Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
1 Dock Street, (2nd and Walnut Streets) Philadelphia, PA 19106

It’s official! The BookBaby Independent Authors Conference has chosen the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel as our official hotel for the 2018 conference, which will take place from November 2-4, 2018.

The Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel is located in Philadelphia’s historic district, along cobblestone streets near America’s most historic square mile, which includes such sites as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, US Mint, Independence Visitors Center, and Penn’s Landing, just four blocks away. Only steps from the Sheraton’s front door, BookBaby Independent Authors Conference attendees will discover streets filled with world-class restaurants, entertainment, nightlife, and shopping.

Hotel Reservations

We recommend staying on-site at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel. The best way to book your accommodations for the Independent Authors Conference is through our BookBaby IAC hotel booking page on the Sheraton website or by calling the Sheraton directly at 1-215-238-6000. Conference attendees are eligible for our special group rate and should identify themselves as part of the “BookBaby Independent Authors Conference” group to take advantage of this rate upon booking. Both room availability and our special conference rate are first come first served and may require a deposit guaranteed with a major credit card. This rate will expire on October 18, 2018 or whenever our block of rooms has sold out, so be sure to book early!

Whether you’re flying in from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) or pulling into Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel is easy to get to. Stay connected with wireless High Speed Internet Access in all guest rooms and public areas or grab a cup of coffee and a pastry from Starbucks and enjoy access to PC workstations with printing services, and more—all tucked in a stylish and cozy setting within their beautiful four-story atrium lobby. After a busy day at the IAC, do some sightseeing, wind down in the Sheraton’s indoor heated swimming pool or head over to the Sheraton fitness center.

The Sheraton offers 24-hour valet parking facilities at a rate of 0-6 hours for $32 and 6-hours to overnight for $49. You can find other parking options at



From Philadelphia International Airport
Take Interstate 95 North to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard). Turn left at the traffic light onto Columbus. Turn left turn at the sixth light, for Dock Street. Turn right at the stop sign. The hotel is on the right-hand side.

From East
Take Ben Franklin Bridge from Camden, stay in the right lane. Take the first right off of bridge to Sixth Street then follow Sixth Street to Market Street and turn left. Follow Market to Second Street and turn right. Follow Second Street to Dock Street and the hotel is on the left.

From North
Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard). At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Columbus Boulevard. Follow for 3 traffic lights to Dock Street and turn left. Continue to a dead end and turn right. The hotel will be on the right.

From West
Take Pennsylvania Turnpike to 76 East (Exit 326 - Valley Forge). Follow 76 East to 676 East (Exit 344 - Central Philadelphia). Continue on 676 East to Interstate 95 South. Take I-95 South to Penn's Landing (Exit 20). At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Columbus Boulevard. Follow to Dock Street and turn left. Continue to the dead end and turn right. The hotel is on the right-hand side.

Alternative Accommodations

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 521-6500 Modern riverfront hotel lodging with an indoor pool, a gym, sauna, restaurant and a terrace.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 925-2111 Glamorous rooms & suites in a posh 1907 hotel offering a hip rooftop bar & a cozy pub.

Apple Hostels of Philadelphia
32 Bank St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 922-0222 Dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms & kitchens, plus laundry facilities & WiFi.

City House Hostel Philadelphia
2214, 17 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (267) 639-2607 Simple dorms in a trendy hostel with a shared kitchenette and TV lounge, plus free WiFi.

Penn's View Hotel
14 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 922-7600 Relaxed hotel with warm rooms and an Italian restaurant, plus free WiFi and continental breakfast.

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