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Loews Philadelphia Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)   |  
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45 hotel reviews
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“Ultra cool decor, perfect location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This 1920's former bank building is a fantastic building for an upscale hotel. The marble in the hallways and lobby is stunning. I also love the original clocks, the vault, and the old pictures. It gives you an idea how the people lived and worked in the 20's. We had a grand corner king room and the view was absolutely incredible! I did not want to leave the room, exepcially at night! The bedding is comfortable, the decor is modern, and the bathroom is spacious. The guy who checked us in was very nice and even let us check in a few hours early. Great location, just two blocks from Reading Terminal Market and near to many historical sights. Lots of restaurants and bars nearby. This is the place to stay in dowtown Philly!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EdeanKam, Managing Director at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear musiclady17,
Thank you for your recommendation and for choosing the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. As a property on the historical register we make every effort to maintain many of the buildings original design and décor. Also please note that we have an on-going preventative maintenance program to keep our rooms as supremely comfortable as our guests expect. And we are excited to announce new room renovations beginning in December. We do hope to see you back with us in the not too distant future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The Loews Philadelphia hotel was the first skyscraper to be built in the USA's most historic city in 1932, and the Loews chain have lovingly restored the building to its former glory.
The marble is simply stunning and it is everywhere, on the building's facade and in every public space, including the lobby and corridors.
Our corner room on the 16th floor (half way up the 33 storey building) was very comfortable, with deco influenced furniture, great bed and a well-appointed bathroom.
The Solefood restaurant and bar was a bit of a disappointment. We had lunch there on our first day, and while the food was well thought through (ponoco trout, parsnip mash and sprouts) it was barely warm. And the creme brulee burnt sugar topping was still icy cold from the fridge.
We tried a cocktail in the lounge the following afternoon, but were not impressed by either the classic Margherita or the bespoke Love Philly.
But the hotel is only yards from the amazing Reading Terminal Farmers Market, so you can get a foodie fix within minutes. We had breakfast there every morning, as it wasn't included in our very reasonable room rate at Loews. I enjoyed the most heavenly French Toast made with Challah, Jewish sweet bread at Hershel's East Side Deli, probably the best I have ever tasted.
The staff at Loews were very friendly, and cannot be faulted on their efficient service. The hotel's location is perfect for exploring Philadelphia. Almost everything is within walking distance: the historic Independence sites, Antique Row, Macy's, the City Hall and that famous LOVE statue.
We didn't try the gym or pool, as they are not really our thing, but would happily return to Loews, and heartily recommend it to business travelers and tourists alike.

Room Tip: The corner rooms, with their double aspect are flooded with light when the sun shines. Delightful.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EdeanKam, Managing Director at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Dusty56,
Thank you for your recommendation and for choosing the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Our Luxury rooms are our most popular room type and we are so please you enjoyed yours. I will be sure to share your dining experience with our Executive Chef. Thank you also for your great sightseeing, shopping and dinning tips. We hope to see you back with us soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

By sheer luck we booked Lowes in Philadelphia in September 2012. A family of 4 we booked one the top three floors which included a continental breakfast, great views, and complementary awesome customer service. The afternoon warm apple cider was a wonderful surprise. The pool and gym great, but the best thing was the location, close to everything. We have already started planing for our next visit to Philadelphia and this experience makes me want to check out more Lowes hotels.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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EdeanKam, Managing Director at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear DREaM T,
We are so happy you chose the Loews Philadelphia hotel and thank you for such a wonderful review. I know you will enjoy whichever Loews Hotel you choose for your next trip.
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I had a wonderful stay at this hotel during a business trip. The staff was courteous and very service oriented. That's so hard to find these days. I could have spent most of my day in the room and in my tub (to die for :-))! The tub is huge!!! The hotel is centrally located within easy walking distance of so many attractions in downtown Philly. I'm amazed at how the architecture of an old bank could be converted into something so romantic and elegant. I would do this again. If only I didn't have to go through Philly's airport...yikes!

Room Tip: Higher floors have a great view and corner rooms are the roomiest.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EdeanKam, Managing Director at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit here at the Loews Philadelphia and found our staff so courteous and helpful. We make every effort to maintain many of the buildings original design. Should your travels bring you back to Philadelphia, I do hope you have a more pleasant airport experience.
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The hotel is built into a historic first modernist skyscraper in America. Nicely done to preserve originally features in lobbies and meeting rooms with what seem to be completely gut and rebuilt guest rooms (although keeping period design).
Met Daniel from Engineering in the hallway, he was a great tour guide on history for an interesting few minutes. Excellent fellow and made this into more than yet another business hotel. Housekeeping staff on my floor was also very friendly.
NoteAs in many big cities, difficult to get a room with a view. : Wireless was problematic for some in our group, but fine for others.

Room Tip: As in many big cities, difficult to get a room with a view. Calling ahead might help before other ro...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EdeanKam, Managing Director at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear B B,
We know there are many options for choosing a hotel and we wanted to thank you for choosing the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. I will be sure to pass along you comments to Daniel his manager as well as our Director of Housekeeping. We hope to see you again when you travel brings you back to Philadelphia. Thank you again.
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6 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The rooms are spacious and very clean. Very comfortable room and bed. Could not find any fault apart from the food in the restaurant, on two occasions, arriving warm rather than hot. No complaints at all, as these things can happen and the problem was quickly and professionally resolved. Will definitely have Lowes on our list to stay again. Thoroughly recommended and we found all the staff are attentive happy and friendly, the management have it just right! Those that complain about a delay on front desk booking in must think they are the only travelers, weddings, conferences or not, this is a busy hotel and a queue is sometimes unavoidable! keep up the good work Loews, especially the executive chef!

Room Tip: Book a room on the higher floors
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EdeanKam, Managing Director at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
We love reading reviews such as yours and will be sure to pass your compliments along to our staff. Thank you for choosing the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Hurricane Sandy has been trying but Loews saved the day. Comfortable, free coffee, hot cider .... Great gym. This hotel rocks!! Friendly service, good restaurant ... Great location ... Recommend!!! Get here if u can!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EdeanKam, Managing Director at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
We love reading reviews such as yours and will be sure to pass your compliments along to our staff. Thank you for choosing the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
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Address: 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
#10 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#10 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Loews Philadelphia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 581
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The first skyscraper ever built in the City of Brotherly Love is home to Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Contemporary decor and gracious hospitality make Loews Philadelphia one of Center City's most inviting luxury hotels, recognized as one of the "World's Best" by Travel + Leisure readers. The supremely comfortable 581 guest rooms include 12 suites and 54 concierge club rooms, all of which are luxuriously appointed and are furnished to suit the needs of both families and business travelers Located in the heart of the city with the famous PSFS sign still illuminating the Philadelphia skyline, Loews Philadelphia Hotel is perfectly situated so you can take advantage of everything this city has to offer. ... more   less 
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