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“Very convenient and classy” 5 of 5 stars
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Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   120 South 17th Street, (City Center West), Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
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“Very convenient and classy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stayed at the Sofitel to attend a large conference. By time the reservations were made, many of the recommended lodging was sold out. We searched and came across the Sofitel. I have never stayed at a Sofitel, but with the positive reviews, decided we would give it a try. And we are thoroughly glad that we did. The property is clean and nicely decorated. The rooms are likewise clean and the bedding was the best I have ever slept on. The property was convenient to the conference location and offered easy walking access to many stores and restaurants. I highly recommend this hotel if staying in Philly.

  • Stayed March 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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SofitelPhiladelphia, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Bonjour,

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that you had such a convenient and pleasant stay while staying with us during your conference. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our rooms and unique So-Beds. We are also very glad to hear that you were able to take advantage of our great downtown location and all it has to offer during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Philadelphia again in the future.

Regards,

Vincent Vienne
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I have stayed at Sofitel a couple of times and they have been great. Service is wonderful and the hotel is located right in center city in the Rittenhouse area (17th St. between Chestnut and Walnut where there is lots of shopping and restaurants - overall a nice area). There's a restaurant and lounge in the lobby which always seems to be well populated, and the elevators are keycard activated so it's all pretty safe. The rooms are spacious with WONDERFUL beds and the bathrooms are clean and upscale. Definitely a nice, comfortable stay in center city Philly.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SofitelPhiladelphia, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Bonjour,

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that you have had such great stays with us and that our staff is always able to provide memorable service during your visits. We are very pleased that you enjoy our lounge/restaurant, Liberte and our great Rittenhouse Square location with all it has to offer. Our guests’ safety is important to us and we are glad that our keycard activated elevators provide you with that security. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Philadelphia to continue enjoying our spacious rooms and bathrooms and unique So-Beds that have made a positive impression during your past stays.

Regards,

Vincent Vienne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I found the room to be clean and welcoming. the bathroom was clean and spacious. Staff were pleasant and informed. Valet parking was convenient. The location is perfect. The hotel is situated in a district of Philly which boasts top restaurants, shopping and a night life. I planned my stay in advance with a non-refundable reservation. It is a risk, but the price was worth the gamble. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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SofitelPhiladelphia, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Bonjour,

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that you had such a great stay with us and that our staff was able to make your trip memorable. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our spacious rooms, great, downtown location, and convenient valet parking. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Philadelphia again in the near future.

Regards,

Vincent Vienne
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This was my first time at this hotel, even though I've been to Philadelphia tons of times. I will definitely stay at the Sofitel again - super clean, incredibly outgoing and friendly staff, great breakfast, quiet, and just a really nice place all around.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SofitelPhiladelphia, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Bonjour,

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that you had such an outstanding stay with us and that you enjoyed our breakfast in Chez Colette. We are very pleased that our staff was able to make your stay memorable and we look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Philadelphia again in the near future.

Regards,

Vincent Vienne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Stayed at the Sofitel Philadelphia and opted for the 'prestige suite'. The staff at the hotel were great and the elegant common area facilities were what is expected from a Sofitel property. However, I was dismayed at the condition of the suite - particularly the unchecked wood rot on the door moulding adjacent to the shower stall. This appeared to have been developing over a period of weeks/months that a routine QC review should have caught. Otherwise, the furniture was due for replacement as it had obvious wear and usage. Since it was only a 2-night stay, I didn't feel a need to bring it up but still found it odd that a hotel advertising itself with phrases including 'French elegance', 4-stars and 'sophistication' could not locate a black hole in one of its walls and make the requisite repairs. Nonetheless, the location is top notch and the hotel is a solid, mid-tier option in Center City for the price.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SofitelPhiladelphia, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Bonjour,

Thank you for your comments. Excellence is what we strive to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it enables us to constantly improve our hotel and to provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. We are looking forward to upcoming room upgrades which are due in the very near future. We will also review your comments with our Housekeeping and Engineering teams. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our elegant common area facilities, accommodating staff, and great downtown location. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Philadelphia in the near future to enjoy our new room upgrades that are soon to be completed.

Regards,

Vincent Vienne
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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Having never visited Philly before, we researched and chose based on other reviews. The Sofitel did not dissappoint. Located quite conveniently in downtown, near many attractions and restaurants. Nice, large rooms with spacious, well-appointed bath. Valet parking was convenient and quick, although quite expensive - standard for the area. Very comfortable bed and best of all, quiet for sleeping. Great.
Only issue was tv - could not tune to purchase movies. Remote seemed to not have feature available. Did not contact front desk, as we were only there for two nights.

Room Tip: We had a room on the south side - very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SofitelPhiladelphia, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Bonjour,

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that you choose your first visit to Philly to spend with us and that you enjoyed our great downtown location, spacious rooms and bathrooms, and our unique So-Beds. We appreciate your understanding in our competitive parking prices that mirror other valet parking costs in our downtown location. We also will review your comments with our Engineering team to make any improvements we can to our remote features regarding purchasing movies. This may have been a small glitch with your particular remote, but we will do the research necessary to remedy the issue. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Philadelphia in the future.

Regards,

Vincent Vienne
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Address: 120 South 17th Street, (City Center West), Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#6 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#7 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#7 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
#7 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sofitel Philadelphia hotel blends French elegance with American style, providing a refined environment for upscale business and leisure travel. Experience this sophisticated downtown Philadelphia hotel, which serves as the cornerstone of the new French Quarter, steps from Rittenhouse Square. Offering the height of contemporary comfort and convenience, this downtown Philadelphia Pennsylvania hotel provides the ideal setting, just minutes from the convention center and historical attractions. ... more   less 
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