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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 2 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Louisville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice hotel! Cozy lobby, welcoming rooms! Staff very nice (especially the doorman). Love the location! Love staying in a hotel with lots of character! Close to Rittenhouse Square. Lots of restaurants and shopping close by...

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

Dear Connie, We agree that our Bellstaff does a tremendous job welcoming our guests, and ensuring a memorable visit! We also appreciate you taking the time to share your experience here at The Latham Hotel Philadelphia. As some of our previous guests have mentioned, be sure to take an evening stroll through our adjacent park, Rittenhouse Square, on your next... More

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a contemporary, clean, nice hotel. It was a bit cozy. I would stay again if I were looking for a reputable, upscale hotel. Right now, this could be my "go to" hotel if I am staying in Philadelphia for one night. However, Philadelphia has so much to explore, I'm not sure there isn't a better hotel for the... More

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

Dear DaniBlack51, Thank you for great review! There are indeed many properties in Philadelphia, though few combine the location, level of service, accommodations and value added amenities, we have worked tirelessly to provide for our valued guests. We would be delighted to be your "Go To" hotel whenever your travels may bring you to Philadelphia! Be sure to let us... More

Cape Coral, Florida
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137 reviews 137 reviews
15 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed two separate nights at the Latham recently. It had been 4-5 years since last staying there. We love the welcoming bar just of the hotel lobby. It was cozy and convenient with very good service and prices. The hotel rooms were lovely, with wonderfully luxurious linens and towels. we requested down free bedding due to allergies and they... More

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

Dear Terri, Thank you for your helpful review. I am certainly glad to hear we were able to create a memorable experience for your Center City getaway! Come see us again whenever your travels should bring you to the area. We look forward to creating another memorable stay! Yours in Hospitality, Mike Roberts More

Hamilton, NJ
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252 reviews 252 reviews
18 hotel reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A month ago we stayed at Warwick Blu; staying at Latham now felt like moving from Beverly Hills to Gary, Indiana. It is unbelievable Latham is rated four stars; an honest unbiased approach won't rate it even three stars. First, there are objective inconveniences. The lobby doesn't exist, period. A chicken coop for a lobby doesn't offer nor relaxation neither... More

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

Dear RSOUNDF, Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your experience here at The Latham Hotel Philadelphia. Please accept our sincerest apologies that your stay fell short of both ours and your expectations. I would like the opportunity to speak with you directly, and resolve this matter to your satisfaction. Please contact me directly at 215-825-3581, at... More

Norfolk, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is beautiful. It is right in the middle of Philadelphia conveniently located by a lot of attractions, restaurants, and shopping. The rooms are nice and modern. The beds are comfortable. The price range is okay for downtown Philadelphia. Not extremely expensive but not the most affordable ever. It would nice if they would serve a complimentary breakfast for... More

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

Dear imonedaful, Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel Philadelphia! Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience or confusion you encountered during your check out experience. All prepaid third party bookings are required to receive final room and tax folios from the third party booking agency. They are generally provided by the booking agent following departure. In the event... More

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Latham Hotel is one of my favorite places to stay in Philadelphia. The rooms have recently been beautifully and completely renovated (i.e. they didn't just slap up some new paint and add new tile to the bathrooms - the rooms actually feel brand new). The lobby and bar are lovely - not necessarily hopping, but tasteful and great for... More

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

Dear Abigail, Thank you for your thoughtful and in depth review! After receiving feedback like yours, we know we have to work that much harder to exceed your expectations on your next visit! Come see us again soon, and thank you again for your fantastic comments. Sincerely, Mike Roberts More

New Zealand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great, non-pretentious hotel. It's just perfect. Easy, fast, professional checkin, beautiful rooms. The rooms are beautifully decorated on a low key, classic way. They have nice layouts that are them seem much bigger than typical hotel rooms even though they are not. It's not that anything is amazing at this hotel;rather, it is the lack of even minor... More

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

Dear NZguy1, It was a pleasure accommodating you here at The Latham Hotel Philadelphia! Whether here for business or pleasure we pride ourselves on providing attentive service, great location, and many value added amenities included in our guestroom rates such as; complimentary luxury sedan service, in room safe, high speed wireless internet, in room bottled water and even umbrellas, should... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our arrival in late May was greeted with "no hot water". After that shock wore off we realized we really didn't need to shower until the next morning anyway (with a promised - and delivered - repair by then) and they offered the four of us a free full breakfast which was delicious. The room was small and cozy for... More

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

Dear Buzzfan, Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel Philadelphia! It sounds as though you were with us for the first phase of our hot water storage system renovation. I am happy to report that the renovation has since been completed, though offer my sincerest apologies for any inconvenience you or any members of your party experienced as a result... More

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can tell from other reviews that this is a lovely hotel. Many people really like it. I didn't. From the get-go, I got a stuck-up and pretentious rather than a gracious, friendly, or luxurious vibe. Maybe it was a bad week. The corner room I had a terrible layout -- door opens right onto the nightstand / bed. (09)... More

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

Dear Ms. Wolf, Thank you for providing feedback on your experience here at The Latham Hotel Philadelphia! We are sorry to hear we were unable to meet your expectations and will utilize your feedback to continue to improve our property for current and future guests. Our sincerest apologies for the fire alarm encountered during your visit. It indeed was a... More

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Latham many times over the past 20 years. I admit that I know the rooms so I know to ask for an upper floor facing Walnut. These rooms are large with lots of light. The thing that separates the Latham from other similarly priced hotels in the area is the staff. Many of these people... More

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

Dear Sally, It is great to hear from a long time guest of The Latham! Thank you for making The Latham your preferred Philadelphia hotel. We are delighted to hear we have made you feel welcome for each visit, over the past 20 years. Many of our staff have been on with our property 20+ years, so it is very... 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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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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