Pennsylvania's delegation at the Democratic National Convention will stay at the Double Tree Hilton downtown this summer, while New Jersey's bunks at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport.

Hawaii and Idaho will have to travel a little farther from the Double Tree Hilton in Valley Forge. American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands will stay at the Courtyard Lansdale - 42 miles from the Wells Fargo Center.

Area hotels will house about 6,000 delegates over the course of the convention, which runs from July 25-28. The committee took delegations on tours of various hotels in the fall and asked for them to rank their top choices. On Wednesday the committee assigned 57 state delegations to 26 hotels in Philadelphia and Valley Forge.

During the Convention week, state delegations use their hotels as a base of operations, where they hold breakfasts, meetings, receptions and news conferences.

"The delegates do the work of the Convention and are our most important guests. . .," Rev. Leah D. Daughtry, CEO of the DNCC said in a release. "Philadelphia is an excellent city for a Convention and it has a great array of top-notch hotel properties which will serve the delegates well next July."

The delegations pay for their lodging. The DNC transports all delegates to the convention.

- Julia Terruso