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Latham Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   135 South 17th Street, (Walnut and 17th), Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
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Ranked #18 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel, centrally located for all your needs whether that be shopping/museums/historical monuments/restaurants etc. Rooms are superb, large and very clean. The staff are very friendly and only too willing to help you with anything you need. Would recommend.

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Michael R, General Manager at Latham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kay, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to accommodate you while attending a recent wedding here in Philadelphia. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for taking the time to provide future guests of our hotel, feedback on your experience. Each of our staff members understand that our main purpose is to ensure our guests have... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed one Saturday night on 14th floor. Booked through Expedia, and got room rate less than $150. This hotel is a bit unusual, with a minimal lobby (like who cares). I asked for a upper floor room facing Walnut Street. Staff was average. Location is great. One of the best features is the free ride service. Two nice old codgers... More

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Michael R, General Manager at Latham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James, Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel as your hotel of choice for your recent visit to Philadelphia. I am always glad to hear when our guests are utilizing our complimentary car service. We are proud to offer this amenity to each of our guests on a first come first serve basis and certainly glad you were able... More

Baltimore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are currently staying at The Latham on the 14th floor. Our room smells like someone had been smoking it it prior. Usually we would mention this to the front desk however the lobby smells the same which makes my husband and me feel as if this just "is what it is". Musty room coupled with a dead bug on... More

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Michael R, General Manager at Latham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Canary707, Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel Philadelphia, while celebrating your 2nd anniversary! Although our property is 100% non-smoking and our housekeeping team takes great pride in providing exceptional accommodations in all public spaces and guestrooms, it is clear we fell short of our goal of providing you with an experience that exceeds expectations. Please accept my sincerest... More

Stockton, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hotel. Walking distance to many wonderful restaurants, historic sites, museums. Incredibly reasonable price. Free shuttle to locations within 2 mile radius. Roman drove us to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and served as a knowledgeable tour guide during the trip. Much appreciated by us first-time Philadelphia visitors. We will return to the Latham.

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Michael R, General Manager at Latham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SRuhstaller, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. Our goal is to provide a flawless stay for each of our valued guests. We are always thrilled to receive 5 star reviews! Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel Philadelphia, and for providing feedback for current and future guests of the hotel. We look forward to seeing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First Off, I have never been to Philly, but happy I came, Yes there are many hotels in the world and I have been to many myself, this one was different. Very nice sized rooms, super super comfortable beds, but the reason for my review is 2 people who made my stay extra special, the Bellboy "BRANDON" & the Bartender/Driver... More

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Michael R, General Manager at Latham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elan, Very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay here at The Latham, as well as your visit to Philadelphia. Thank you for taking the time to share the service you experienced from Brandon and John and glad to hear their suggestions were helpful and enhanced your time in our great city. Come see us again whenever your travels... More

Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As stated in previous reviews, our room was a bit smaller than expected for a "Deluxe Two Doubles" but this wasn't a concern considering the rate, cleanliness of the hotel/room and friendliness of the staff. Staying in room 1010 (decent view!), we were immediately greeted by a housekeeper in the hallway who was extremely cheerful- asking if we required more... More

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Michael R, General Manager at Latham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear knb0187, Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel Philadelphia on your recent visit to the area. Also, thank you for taking a moment to recognize Barbara, one of our room attendants that has been with us for 20+ years, she takes tremendous pride in serving our guests! Please allow me to apologize for any confusion regarding our valet process.... More

Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was in a wonderful location! My deluxe king room overlooked the street, was a great size, and the bathrooms were a great size and super clean. The staff was extremely helpful and kind however their valet system seemed a little confusing and nobody understood. Besides that I would certainly return here again and again.

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Michael R, General Manager at Latham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CN02169, Thank you for sharing feedback on your experience here at The Latham Hotel Philadelphia! I am very pleased to hear you were able to relax and enjoy some time in our great city. I am sorry to hear our valet parking process was confusing and would like get additional feedback from you on the specific aspects that caused... More

Kansas City, Missouri
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130 reviews 130 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean and well kept. Staff was professional but not overly friendly. Elevators are small and the rooms are small, but that is to be expected in such an old building. If you don't mind having a small room, it's a great place to stay. We found this at a good rate on a holiday weekend. We had breakfast in... More

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Michael R, General Manager at Latham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tbbeer, Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel Philadelphia. I am sorry to hear your experience, although enjoyable in several areas, fell short of ours and your expectations in several areas. We pride ourselves on providing friendly and welcoming service and I wanted to apologize that we did not provide this impression during your visit. I also wanted to... More

Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel, clean room, boutique feel to it. Very rainy the night we stayed here and sat in restaurant where we had dinner, nice dinner! watching the world go by. Great location, couple of mins walk away from centre! Our teen boys enjoyed location. Room had all we needed for overnight stay. Would recommend.

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Michael R, General Manager at Latham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AnnieMac07, Thank you for sharing feedback on your experience with us here at The Latham Hotel Philadelphia. Urban Enoteca, our Restaurant and Wine Bar is always a great choice for a meal or drink. Not only is the décor and ambiance great, but you cannot beat the location with our large floor to ceiling windows spotlighting one of the... More

Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor was fun and modern, and the bed was comfortable. The room was very small, but that's to be expected for a prime downtown location such as this. Our room was next to the elevator, so we were woken up with dings every time someone came up to our floor. The location is perfect, but don't use the valet!... More

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Michael R, General Manager at Latham Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sara G, Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel Philadelphia on your recent visit. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the property, though wanted to extend my apologies for the elevator arrival dong, and valet parking issues you encountered during your visit. In an effort to provide the best possible experience, we are in the process of working... More

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Address: 135 South 17th Street, (Walnut and 17th), Philadelphia, PA 19103
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Latham Hotel 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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#14 Family Hotel in Philadelphia #14 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia #24 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
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Situated in a landmark building that dates back to 1907, The Latham Hotel welcomes guests to a coveted Rittenhouse Square address that seamlessly blends historic elegance with modern comfort. Our boutique hotel in Philadelphia's Center City is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, showcasing the building's exquisite Victorian exterior along with a fully-renovated interior designed for today's urban traveler. For more than 40 years, The Latham Hotel has been offering guests a distinctive lodging experience among historic Philadelphia hotels, complemented by exceptional dining and gracious hospitality. Explore the city's illustrious past with a visit to the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center, located just minutes away. Expand your horizons at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or cruise through Center City in style with our chauffeured 2012 Audi A8 sedan. Experience the historic spirit of Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square's premier boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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