Among the things you want in a hotel are quiet, a comfortable bed, and a caring staff. Oh, and a good location, and a good breakfast. Then there are the other things—a newspaper at the room door and the offer of cup of tea in response to complaint about the weather. The Rittenhouse 1715 Hotel has all this and more. The 1715 is a small hotel with the friendliness of good BnB. The continental breakfast offers excellent pastries and good coffee in a lower level breakfast room. A juice bar and cooked breakfasts are available at extra cost, but we found the pastries and bagels satisfying. Oh, and the lights in the rom are bright enough to read by. Marianne and Vincent, two the front desk and concierge staff, were helpful as well as and fun to talk to. We look forward to another visit to Philadelphia and to 1715 Rittenhouse Square.