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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 #12 of 84 hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 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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Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I arrived with my family, wife and adult daughter, after a relaxing couple nights in Amish Country to be welcomed by a rude and ignorant concierge / Bell Hop. It seemed that I had the temerity of parking my hire car in the drop off / loading area in front of the hotel to unload the bags, check in, and... More

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

Dear John, Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel, while you were visiting Philadelphia. It is clear your arrival experience did not meet expectations. I will be working directly to coach our arrival team to ensure we are providing the best possible check-in and valet parking experience. I would also like to invite you to contact me directly at 215-825-3581,... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this hotel in early 2014 for business. Pros: Secure - There's a doorman and you have to have a key card to get up to your floor Nice fitness room. It's a bit exposed, but it's fun to people watch on 17th as you run. Also, they have bottled water in the fitness room, which was great!... More

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

Dear Natalie, Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel Philadelphia. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your positive review! My apologies that our elevator renovations caused delays in returning to your guestroom. Our elevator floors were in need of an upgrade, and the black granite floors installed we expect to last for years to come while... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I snagged a discounted room at the Latham for a last minute weekend overnight in Philly. It's located a block from Rittenhouse Square, which is right where we wanted to be. Upon checking in the service was brisk and not friendly (seems to be common at hotels when they see that you've booked via Hotwire or some... More

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

Dear Algonquin_hiker, Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel Philadelphia on your recent visit to Center City! Next time you visit the area, try reaching out to the hotel directly to make your reservation. We will always match any rate available through a third party, and although we provide the same level of service regardless of method of booking, it's... More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights last week as I was making a trip up the east coast. Was a wonderful hotel - the bed was huge and so comfortable (was great for those long tiring days walking round the city!) and it was in a great location right in the heart of Philly. Was ideal for visiting all of... More

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

Dear Joapaet, Thank you for your fantastic five star review! It is great to see we were able to provide you with the type of experience you deserve. Some of our room attendants do get excited to serve our guests early in the mornings. We will work with our housekeeping team to ensure sure they are providing service with a... More

Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a block of rooms for family and friends for our son's wedding this past weekend. Everything was perfect. Staff is extremely helpful and gracious. The hotel has been renovated and was beautiful. It was a pleasure from beginning to end. Thank you for everything!

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

Dear Karen, Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to accommodate your friends and family during such a special occasion! We hope you keep us in mind for any future events, getaways, or visits to Center City! Thank you again for the fantastic review. Sincerely, Mike Roberts More

Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a room here for one night in March. The view from the bay windows was really lovely and the windows did a fairly good job of blocking out the street noise. The rooms are small, but not unnecessarily so, we were able to hear the pipes of our neighbors showers turn on and off late... More

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

Dear Catherine4386, Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel on your recent visit to Center City Philadelphia. We take pride in offering quiet, comfortable accommodations for our guests. I am sorry to hear you encountered ambient noise during your visit, and will have our engineering team ensure all systems are functioning properly in your previous guestroom, as well as the... More

Collegeville, PA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a girls weekend here and it was perfect! We parked the car in a nearby garage and used the hotel as home base. The room and view were beautiful. The halls and elevators were snug but clean. Good lighting, quality furnishings, pleasant staff....and perfect placement.

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

Hello Miscalane, Thank you for your fantastic review! Our goal is to provide a five star stay for each of our valued guests, and I appreciate you taking the time to let us know when we have delivered on a exceptional experience. We will continue to work hard to provide the best possible service and accommodations for you and all... More

Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a room for my daughter, who was auditioning at The Curtis Institute. The location is great, and the rate (with Curtis) was very reasonable. She said the hotel was very, very nice. The shuttle back to the train station was very convenient. A real winner.

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

Dear Ja M, Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel for your daughters visit to Curtis Institute! We were happy to make her stay as comfortable and accommodating as possible, as she prepared for her audition. Hope everything went well, and hope to see you and any members of your family again, when visiting our great city. Kind Regards, Michael... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I told a friend that I had booked a room at The Latham her response was that the hotel had gone downhill in recent years. Not having been there in the past, I found the hotel completely comfortable and adequate. A minor complaint is that, although our room was located as far as possible down the hall form the... More

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

Dear GlassParsnip, Thank you for choosing us on your recent visit to Philadelphia. Welcome to the new Latham Hotel Philadelphia! The property underwent a complete restoration, reimaging, and branding as of first quarter 2012. We are now happy to offer one of the finest upscale boutique hotel experiences in all of Philadelphia! Also, we have spoken with our elevator service... More

New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Latham for 2 nights on a "museum" visit to Philly - excellent hotel. Centrally located to all museums, shopping and restaurants. Staff is excellent and very attentive. Room was nicely appointed with all amenities and very clean. Comfortable lounge/restaurant with great happy hour.. Workout area has room for stretching and good equipment. Free... More

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

Dear E&RNYC1, Thank you for your fantastic feedback! Our 5,4,3,2,1 Happy Hour! has been a great addition to our restaurant and wine bar, Urban Enoteca. Perfect way to wind down the day! Hope to see you again next time your travels bring you to The City of Brotherly Love. Thanks again, Michael Roberts More

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Additional Information about Latham Hotel

Also Known As:
Latham Hotel Philadelphia
Address: 135 South 17th Street, (Walnut and 17th), Philadelphia, PA 19103
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#19 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Latham Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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