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The Rittenhouse Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed at The Rittenhouse Hotel while on vacation 8/8/14 - 8/10/14. Great location, convenient to dining and shopping in area of the city that has undergone surprising gentrification over the past 15 years. The rooms are large and brightly lit, clean and quiet. Spacious bathroom and sitting area. The room worked quite well when our daughter's... More

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Tuscany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel definitely exceeded my expectations! I came to this hotel with my family for a concert in Philadelphia. We had an overall amazing experience. The hotel is located in an absolutely beautiful part of the city. The staff are all very very nice and helpful. Florence helped us with our reservation and couldn't be any nicer. Kaitlyn checked us... More

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Recognition of birthdays and other special events are important to us because of the memories they make that do last a life time. Thank you for celebrating with us! Be sure to come back whenever you are in Philadelphia and will will try to make every visit just as memorable. More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient to numerous excellent restaurants. Friendly and attentive team. Room 905 had great views and even though next to the elevator there was absolutely no noise. The almost instantaneous elevator access was outstanding. Free wifi with plenty of bandwidth. Loved the little green frog to leave on the bed to keep the same linens. It is clear that The Rittenhouse... More

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recognition of our efforts! We take great pride and have a good time taking care of our guests. We hope to see you soon and have made a note of your preferences for future visits. All the best, Reg Archambault More

Springdale, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family, consisting of 2 kids and 2 adults, consider The Rittenhouse Hotel the only place to stay when visiting Philadelphia. The service, the staff, the accommodations are 5 star. It is perfectly located on the west side of Rittenhouse Square which is a beautiful park that is enjoyed by many and there are a lot of great restaurants and... More

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Melissa. Families are important to us and we are perfectly situated as a starting off point to explore Philadelphia. Please continue to make us you home away from home on future visits! More

Manahawkin, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stayed at the Rittenhouse recently while my daughter attended the Rock School for Dance Summer Ballet Intensive. The hotel is located in the beautiful Rittenhouse Square section of Philly. The staff was very welcoming and warm during every interaction and made our stay comfortable. The rooms are clean and well kept with your every need met as quickly... More

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy that you and your family had such a memorable visit. We are very proud to be your Philadelphia home and hope to welcome you back sometime soon! More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stayed here during the power outage that occurred during that ice storm back in February. It was very pricey, but that's to be expected. The Four Seasons was booked so we chose this hotel instead and I'm so glad we did!!! It was amazing!!! The staff was very nice and friendly and completely accommodating. We stayed... More

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Very happy to hear that we were ale to accommodate you and your family so comfortably... Please come back soon so you can experience our newest amenities including our spa, salon and health club opening next month. More

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, Suzanne, and I spent her birthday at one of our favorite hotels worldwide and dined that evening at Lacroix, a grand restaurant located in the hotel. First, the hotel - 1. the accommodations are uniformly lovely, whether you choose a room or a suite (we've stayed in and enjoyed both, and strongly recommend the park view, whichever you... More

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James and Suzanne, Thank you for celebrating with us! We appreciate your impressions of Lacroix and your experience with Lucia Pernot. We always try to personalize every experience and make special occasions all the more memorable. We hope to see you again soon.. All the best, Reg Archambault More

Media, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great stay for tonight's for girls weekend though the hotel took my martini glasses. Breakfast room service was excellent and each night the happily made up the sleep sofa for us. The service at every touch point was perfect.

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

The Rittenhouse is a wonderful choice for any occasion, thank you so much for joining us. We would be happy to reunite you with your glassware. Please contact our security team who handles lost & found so we can assist. We hope to see you again soon! Reg Archambault More

Rockville, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rittenhouse is a classy Philadelphia hotel in a perfect location with easy access to Independence Hall as well as the Barnes foundation and other museums. The service can only be described as extraordinarily good. Our room was spacious and quiet with a fantastic view of the city. Be sure to check out their beautiful hotel bar! We will definitely... More

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! Your review of your overall stay and experience in our Library Bar is greatly appreciated... Parking is at a premium in central Philadelphia but we do take care to ensure our rates are on a par or below surrounding hotels and garages at $42.00 plus tax for secure overnight parking. We hope to see you again soon! More

Bethesda, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently, I stayed at several hotels in downtown Philadelphia. The Rittenhouse hotel is the best by far. I (traveling with my dog) was greeted warmly and efficiently by the bellman. The staff at front-desk and the concierge were also courteous and friendly. The room was spacious, comfortable, bright and clean. The location is very convenient. Overall, an outstanding hotel that... More

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Thank yo so much for visiting The Rittenhouse! Pets are part of the family after all and we are happy to accommodate you whenever you are in Philadelphia. As always, please let us know if there is anything special we can do for you while you are in house. We hope to see you again soon! More

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Address: 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Rittenhouse Hotel 4.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia #1 Business Hotel in Philadelphia #2 Family Hotel in Philadelphia #3 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia #7 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
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The AAA Five Diamond Award winning Rittenhouse Hotel (24 years consecutively) is rated one of the top hotels in the World as well as #1 hotel in Pennsylvania by Travel + Leisure. The Rittenhouse has an ideal location directly on Rittenhouse Square for business or pleasure. Guests may walk out with easy access to boutique shopping, restaurants and the Center City business district is just steps away. The guestrooms at the Rittenhouse are the largest in the city, the smallest measuring 450-600 square feet, with views of Rittenhouse Square or the city. Guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, overnight shoe shine and newspaper delivery to their room. Lacroix at the Rittenhouse is one of the top restaurants in Philadelphia with panoramic views of Rittenhouse Square. Our Sunday Brunch is rated #1 in Philadelphia. ... more   less 
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