The property is excellent -- well maintained, nice big rooms, very comfortable bed and very high quality bedding, tasteful accents -- like wood closets, nice art, BOSE stereo system / alarm clock. (No dresser though which means I was living out of the suitcase for four days.) Bathroom has both big tub and separate shower. The restaurant serves good food -- including a fancy spa-designed healthy choices menus. (I especially liked breakfast -- egg white omelet, turkey bacon, multi-grain toast -- coffee and juice (and a complimentary mini-smoothie and croissant) come with a meal which makes a lot of sense -- and almost worth the $25 price tag. Sounds excellent, right? The fitness center -- aptly called SoFit -- is also good -- Lifefitnes equipment with TVs on every cardio machine and earphones to use. So, why did I say only Very Good? Because it's expensive, self-conscious, and extremely pretentious -- affected french accents and francofied name tags (e.g., Christoph ... from Roxboro?) and greetings (Bonjour, Bonsoir, Bon Appetit), a lounge bar that calls itself chic, a romance concierge. All this effort to appear French and yet no bidet in the bathroom?
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Philadelphia
- Accor Philadelphia Hotel
- Philadelphia Sofitel
- Sofitel Hotel