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The Rittenhouse Hotel

4.5 of 5 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for 1 night the last week in Feb 2015 for a conference. Check-in was very smooth, the staff was very nice. I was pleasantly surprised to how spacious my room was. It was amazing, very nice and I felt right at home. Bathroom was also a big plus, it was really nice. I ordered room service and they were... More 

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Millville, DE
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20 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Caught in a snow storm at the Philly Airport and with a taxi line of over 150 people, I found a room at the Rittenhouse. The Four Seasons had a frozen pipe and no water. NYC guys have an easy time beating a line anywhere in the world and a half hour later we were at the hotel which was... More 

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

We are excited to have earned your top marks and return business and yes, I am very proud of our team here. Your experience does not surprise me but we are delighted to hear how everyone responded when you most needed it. Please let us know the next time you plan to be back so you can enjoy one of... More 

New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Philadelphia to visit our kids at U Penn. In the past we had stayed at the Four Seasons but since the hotel is closing we wanted to find a new place to stay. Someone suggested we try the Rittenhouse Hotel and we were very pleased that we did. We got in at 10 am... More 

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

We find that many parents with students in local universities stay with us often due to our location and service. We are happy to welcome you from a neighboring hotel and hope you continue to make us your primary place to stay in Philadelphia. In the meantime, we will be sure to let Tony and Brian know how much they... More 

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

5 years ago my husband and I got married at The Rittenhouse and so we decided to spend our anniversary there. Awesome!! Such great service, clean, everyone makes a point to know you. Pleasantly surprised at the updated spa and salon facilities. We enjoyed a couples massage and dinner at Lacroix. Fabulous! The Rittenhouse will always be near and dear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to Philadelphia many times. This is the first time staying at Rittenhouse Hotel. The location is close to shopping and restaurants. The hotel staff are very nice and accomdating. The room is very spacious with great amenities. Our kids got their own robes (kid size) and free movies (one per child.) We will definitely come back again!!

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

We are very happy that you chose The Rittenhouse for the first time this visit and plan to be back. From kids amenities to great food and spa services, we have you covered no matter what the purpose of your visit. Thank you so much for your endorsement...It means a great deal. More 

Vincentown, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top notch all the way, service was incredible, hotel was impeccable! Went for Valentines & left with a great experience & memories! We had the opportunity to sample the Lacroix, Smith & Willensky, & the Library Bar. It snowed both times we ate, which made it so romantic plus the food & service, my wife & I thought we were... More 

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

Dear Gary, It was our pleasure to have you with us over Valentine's weekend. The Rittenhouse is a romantic spot at any time of year but you should return in the spring as you mentioned. We will be happy to pack you up a picnic lunch to have in the park just opposite our front door. Thank you for telling... More 

Los Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Rittenhouse in January and it was a nice stay. The hotel is a part of American Express fine hotels and resorts so I got a free room upgrade with my centurion card so I stayed in the king suite city view. It was very clean nice size suite. The restaurant is excellent downstairs and the spa... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit. Many of our guests take advantage of American Express packages when booking as the benefits are significant. We certainly lead with our service and are currently reviewing our bathroom layouts and fixtures with an eye to re-model in the near future. We hope to see you again sometime soon! More 

Ridgeland, Mississippi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful hotel that is elegant with a personal touch. Slippers at the bedside for you at night; chocolate and bottled water on the bedside table; great location on Rittenhouse Square. Fantastic restaurants within easy walking distance.

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

Dear Marc, It was a pleasure to have you with us. Thank you for noting the elements of luxury that made your stay so memorable. Please consider us your Philadelphia home for future visits! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bravo! This is what we call the "second-home". Extremely wonderful experience of spending four days at The Rittenhouse Hotel. Cozy environment, outstanding staff service, healthy meals and very affordable packages. I had been told about this hotel and I found it right as good as I had heard of it. For others planning to stay in this hotel, I’d recommend... More 

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

Thank you so much...You can't ask for better than A+ and we truly appreciate your endorsement. Word of mouth and reviews such as yours are especially important to independent hotels like The Rittenhouse. Safe travels to you and please continue to make us your home base whenever you are in town. More 

New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were celebrating a special occasion this past weekend at the Rittenhouse and really enjoyed our stay. The hotel has an excellent, well-trained staff that went out of their way to make sure that our celebration was exceptional. We had dinner the first night at Lacroix and Sylvain and the staff at the restaurant made sure it was a very... More 

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

It is a pleasure to see that Sylvain and Brian had such a positive impact on your stay. Both are true ambassadors of The Rittenhouse in their respective areas of food & beverage and housekeeping. I look forward to sharing your comments with them and the rest of our team. The efforts of our people really make all the difference. 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*
Number of rooms: 116
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