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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 #17 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Missouri
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130 reviews 130 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Houston, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Brookeville, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Latham hotel in Philly was a pleasant surprise. A small, boutique hotel with a huge emphasis on service. Room was clean and very modern after a recent renovation. They had a full restaurant and bar in the hotel where you can sit and watch the city go by - a rare feature in all of the chain hotels. And... More

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

Dear Brian S, Thank you for your fantastic review and for choosing The Latham! We are fortunate to have one of the prime corners in all of Philadelphia for our restaurant. It's not only a great place to people watch with our large floor to ceiling windows, but also a great place for a specialty cocktail or glass of wine... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location , comfortable beds . The downside was that the sink drained poorly and the shower did not have hot water the 2nd night of our stay. The rooms also do not have water glasses so pick one up in the lobby.

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

Dear campparents, Thank you for your great review! Very sorry to hear of the issues you experience with your sink drain and hot water. Please contact me directly so we can be aware of your specific room number and ensure all issues have been addressed for future guests of the hotel (mroberts@lathamhotel.com). We certainly do have glasses available by request... More

Donegal Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night on 26th Aug. Reception staff very welcoming. Room decor lovely in this boutique hotel. Huge bathroom. Very comfortable bed. Breakfast not included but available in restaurant and good variety at reasonable price according to your choice. Complimentary WIFI much appreciated. Concierge pleasant and quick to help. A complimentary car is available to take you... More

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

Dear TravelBugDonegal, Thank you for choosing The Latham Hotel Philadelphia! We certainly are glad to hear our staff made you feel like royalty throughout your visit. As our valued guest, you and your experience are at the forefront of what our team is attempting to accomplish each and every day. We certainly hope to see you again next time your... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I canot begin to tell you how much my girlfriend and I enjoyed this hotel for our local "Staycation". Located in prime Center City space, we were in walking distance to major restaurants, museums, Rittenhouse Square, prime shopping, and several other of the city's sites. And, the hotel was fabulous. Excellent service, super clean and modern decor, wonderful views and... More

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

Dear Eric, Thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic feedback! It is always great to hear when we have accomplished our goal of exceeding expectations for one of our valued guests. We do hope to see you again whenever your travels bring you back to the area. Thank you again for your time and feedback. Enjoy the... More

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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Santa Monica, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

my son and i stayed for 3 nights. when i called to book my reservation, i was asked what brought me to philadelphia. my son is touring several local universities including drexel, and we were offered the "drexel" rate which was considerably less than the rack rate and also considerably less than what other area hotels (palomar, sofitel) were charging.... More

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

Dear safetravelz, Thank you for taking time to share your experience! I am glad to hear you were able to take advantage of our Drexel University negotiated rate and enjoyed the properties accommodations during your stay. Good luck to your son in his search for a University. In the event he decides to attend school here in Philadelphia, we would... More

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Address: 135 South 17th Street, (Walnut and 17th), Philadelphia, PA 19103
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
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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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