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

STATE/TERRITORY HOTEL ASSIGNMENTS

Alabama: Hilton Garden Inn Valley Forge/Fair Oaks
Alaska: Home2 Suites by Hilton
American Samoa: Courtyard Lansdale
Arizona: Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Airport
Arkansas: The Independent Hotel (Formerly Omni Hotel Philadelphia)
California: Marriott Hotel Philadelphia Downtown
Colorado: Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center City
Connecticut: Doubletree by Hilton Airport
Delaware: Hilton Inn at Penn
Democrats Abroad: The Desmond Hotel
District of Columbia: Philadelphia Marriott West
Florida: Marriott Hotel Philadelphia Downtown
Georgia: Doubletree by Hilton Airport
Guam: Courtyard Lansdale
Hawaii: Doubletree by Hilton Valley Forge
Idaho: Doubletree by Hilton Valley Forge
Illinois: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
Indiana: Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia West
Iowa: Marriott Hotel Philadelphia Downtown
Kansas: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
Kentucky: Windsor Suites Philadelphia
Louisiana: Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Center City
Maine: Wyndham Garden Airport
Maryland: Hilton Inn at Penn
Massachusetts: Sheraton Society Hill
Michigan: Valley Forge Casino Resort/Radisson Hotel
Minnesota: Valley Forge Casino Resort/Radisson Hotel
Mississippi: Philadelphia Marriott West
Missouri: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
Montana: Home2 Suites by Hilton
Nebraska: Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center City
Nevada: Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center City
New Hampshire: Wyndham Garden Airport
New Jersey: Renaissance Philadelphia Airport
New Mexico: The Independent Hotel (Formerly Omni Hotel Philadelphia)
New York: Loews Philadelphia Hotel
North Carolina: Holiday Inn Lansdale
North Dakota: Doubletree by Hilton Valley Forge
Northern Mariana Islands: Courtyard Lansdale
Ohio: Embassy Suites Airport
Oklahoma: Courtyard Valley Forge/Collegeville
Oregon: Crowne Plaza - King of Prussia
Pennsylvania: Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Center City
Puerto Rico: The Desmond Hotel
Rhode Island: Wyndham Garden Airport
South Carolina: Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Center City
South Dakota: Doubletree by Hilton Valley Forge
Tennessee: Valley Forge Casino Resort/Radisson Hotel
Texas: Marriott Hotel Philadelphia Airport
U.S. Virgin Islands: Embassy Suites Airport
Utah: Doubletree by Hilton Valley Forge
Vermont: Wyndham Garden Airport
Virginia: Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Washington: Sheraton Society Hill
West Virginia: Doubletree by Hilton Valley Forge
Wisconsin: Home2 Suites by Hilton
Wyoming: Hilton Inn at Penn