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Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   120 South 17th Street, (City Center West), Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
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Ranked #8 of 84 hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sofitels properties are pretty consistently upscale with good staffs. The hotel in Philadelphia is no exception. What's nice about this property is the location--in Rittenhouse Square. It's in the "real city" so you'll feel like you are surrounded less by tourists and more by locals. That said, it's a 15 minute walk or an easy subway ride to the Liberty... More

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Miami, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is your run of the mill Sofitel, decor is like a W ten years ago. The staff were nice, but not overtly friendly. I will say that all around, the food was fantastic. Breakfast, Bar, Dinner was all well executed and had the best staff. Note- be sure to ask for a high floor to increase your view of... More

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Buenos Aires
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel has an excellent location. We had some problems at check in, mostly, trying to park our car at the front door. Finally we decided to go to the parking located one block far from the hotel and carry all our luggage. Rooms need to be updated, the decor looks old, but the room was comfortable. Breakfast is the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed five nights at the Sofitel Philadelphia, running a series of meeting both in the Sofitel and at other properties. Sleeping rooms are large and very comfortable, and the staff and service are outstanding. Meeting rooms are not your typical hotel "banquet-y" rooms. They have tons of natural light, modern decor, and super comfortable chairs. And the food --... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Overall a physically attractive, well decorated property in the center of Philadelphia. Clean, and staff generally helpful. However, it is not cheap, and there were some problems with our visit: (1) there is almost no space in front for cars. They offer valet parking, but we were always harassed and hurried in these transfers. (2) Both days we had breakfast... More

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Newport Beach, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Sofitel is not the most beautiful building on the outside, but the décor inside is classy and inviting. The rooms and bathrooms are large and comfortable, and the staff if polished and helpful. It could use a "freshen" on the interiors, and the bar could use some more seating, but overall this is a very good hotel in a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a very nice hotel. Friendly people to help us after hectic traveling day. Fantastic room everything we wanted and more. Great location in the center of the city. The staff help make arrangements to get to the ballpark after eating nearby based on their advice. Overall a wonderful experience but then again I did pay a high price to... More

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Vincent V, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review

Bonjour Dean J, We absolutely delight in having the opportunity to pamper our guests! Thank you for pointing out your fantastic guest room, our great location, and your wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon so that you may enjoy another "treat" and indulge in all that we have to offer here at the Sofitel Philadelphia.... More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first stay at a Sofitel hotel. The warm welcome extended by Guest Services manager Sonia Dimicoli was very much appreciated and set the tone for our entire stay with Sofitel. We were celebrating my wife's birthday during her first visit to Philadelphia. The pleasant amenities offered by the hotel and Ms. Dimicoli, from the upgraded room to... More

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Vincent V, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review

Bonjour JamaalDaveed, I am truly proud that Sonia, our doormen and valet staff provided you with the exemplary level of service and smiles we have become known for and created a memorable stay to celebrate your wife's birthday and first trip to the City of Brotherly Love!! We excitedly await your next arrival. Au revoir, Vincent More

Watford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here whilst visiting our son in Philadelphia. A good central location and a comfortable suite. Air conditioning did not work properly, but we didn't realise this until our son pointed it out, as were there in March so didn't need it! Some items in bathroom had not been replaced when the room had been cleaned prior to our stay.... More

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Vincent V, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review

Bonjour SJM8! We aim to provide a comfortable stay for each of our guests, and I am delighted we were able to provide this for you in one of our suites while you were visiting your son! Thank you for providing your feedback, as it will assist all of our ambassadors as we continuously strive to provide the exemplary level... More

Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel staff are helpful, my room was spotless and beautifully appointed. Very functional and complete. Keurig coffee maker that also makes wonderful hot tea. The shower was large, the bathroom was all marble surfaces with ample towels. My room had two large closets, one with hangers and another with shelves for folded clothing. The restaurants in the lobby served... More

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Vincent V, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear wanagary, What a delight to read that you were able to indulge in all that we offer in each of our guestrooms including a Keurig coffeemaker, large bathroom with separate shower and soaking tub, and ample large, soft towels. I thank you for pointing out the "excellent food in a delightful ambiance" that you enjoyed in our restaurants. It... More

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  • Rittenhouse square(26)
  • Very nice(25)
  • Room service(25)
  • Great location(24)
  • Junior suite(22)
  • Valet parking(13)
  • Most comfortable(10)
  • Very good(8)
  • Flat screen TV(4)
  • Front desk staff(3)

Additional Information about Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel

Address: 120 South 17th Street, (City Center West), Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#6 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#6 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
#7 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sofitel Philadelphia hotel blends French elegance with American style, providing a refined environment for upscale business and leisure travel. Experience this sophisticated downtown Philadelphia hotel, which serves as the cornerstone of the new French Quarter, steps from Rittenhouse Square. Offering the height of contemporary comfort and convenience, this downtown Philadelphia Pennsylvania hotel provides the ideal setting, just minutes from the convention center and historical attractions. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Accor Philadelphia Hotel
Philadelphia Sofitel
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