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Review of Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel

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Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1715 Rittenhouse Square Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Formerly Rittenhouse Square Bed and Breakfast) (City Center West)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Winter Park, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A Friendly Oasis in Center City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Tucked away on a quiet side street steps from Rittenhouse Square, this is a gem of a small hotel. Comfortable rooms, outstanding location and, most importantly, excellent staff have made our several stays a pleasure.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

All in all a great stay, nice location off of Rittenhouse Square. Small boutique hotel with nice rooms and great service, friendly and helpful hotel staff from top to bottom. Staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Even met the owner who was a nice guy and very inquisitive and caring about my stay. A well managed property

Only suggestions would be to add a thin blanket between the sheet and comforter for warmth, and a small desk in the rooms where you can work from (the snall piece of furniture serving as a desk is not quite adequate).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

When I first arrived I was a bit skeptical about the smallness of the hotel. It ended up to be a wonderful place to stay. The staff was extremely helpful, kind, polite and did everything that could to make our stay comfortable and delightful. There is a wine hour, my Parents are very senior citizens, so the staff brought us nuts and bottle of wine in the lobby. They offered to park the car for us which was about 3 blocks away. The location is quiet and convenient with lots of shops and restaurants nearby. I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for something special and intimate.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I only stayed one night, but definitely will stay here on my next tript to Philadelphia. It is in an excellent location on a residential side street, but steps from the beautiful Rittenhouse Square Park and all of the great shops and restaurants. The front desk staff were all very friendly and attentative to every need. They have a beatiful room downstairs where they serve a complimentary continental breakfast and cooked to order breakfast items. The kitchen staff were very warm and helpful and everything was delicious. My room was very clean and well appointed. The bed was comfortable and I had everything I needed. For parking I was sent a couple of blocks away to a garage that only charged $15. per night and it was an easy walk back to the hotel. I can't say enough about this great hotel and their wonderful staff who make you feel at home!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Seattle, Washington
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

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.

  • 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The staff pay attention to their guests' needs. The continental breakfast is minimal in that it is only beverage and pastries, but the pastries are large and delicious. One can order hot food at a very reasonable price. It's an excellent way to begin the day.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Forest of Dean
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This quirky boutique hotel is located in a quiet side street off Rittenhouse Square, only minutes on foot from great shopping, eating and sight-seeing opportunities in this very-walkable city, so much so that we parked our car in the recommended parking garage nearby and did not use it again until we were ready to leave Philadelphia 6 days later.

From the moment we arrived at the Rittenhouse 1715 we were treated to great service from a friendly, helpful and interested team of staff; parking recommendations and directions, coffee or tea delivered to your room, delicious breakfast choices in the quaint dining room downstairs, restaurant recommendations, etc. It was everything we could have wanted and a spacious, stylish room with a comfy bed to complete the package.

One of the great recommendations from the desk was to try the Monk Bar and Restaurant just a block away and the 'pulled pork' sandwich in particular, it was so good on our arrival day that we returned with our fellow conference travellers later in the week.

If and when we return to Philadelphia, we would not stay anywhere else, we loved it!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Additional Information about Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel

Address: 1715 Rittenhouse Square Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Formerly Rittenhouse Square Bed and Breakfast)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#5 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#9 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#10 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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