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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 #4 of 84 hotels in Philadelphia
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“Interesting Stay at the Rittenhouse...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We checked in for a two night stay at the Rittenhouse and were happily surprised when we found out we had been upgraded to the Presidential suite. This suite was spectacular- two storeys, 1.5 bathrooms, big living room with flat screen TV and a faux fireplace. It also had a mini fridge to store your own drinks and snacks as well as a round table a few people could sit at for breakfast or use as a desk. The room was nicely decorated but small things, such as chipped paint and peeling grout, were in need of some TLC. The room was also extremely loud. I could hear the people in the room next to us cough during the night and hear every word of their conversation. Obviously, in old buildings, these things are to be expected but what was a little disappointing was the service. We asked for an extra towel (because there are only 2 small towels in the room) and they literally asked if we had already received our 2 for the day from the housekeeper. When we said we would like an extra, it was like we were asking for a free night's stay. They made a big fuss. The free breakfast also consists of bread and jam, some bananas if you're lucky. Overall, a good hotel but definitely not 5 stars.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for a single night on a business trip and was very impressed by the rooms, the service and the location. It's located on a quiet street right off the park. The staff was very friendly and will be more than happy to make restaurant recommendations. The rooms were well decorated, great bed, shower, and there's an iMac in the common area on each floor. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Fantastic hotel right in the heart of the city. The hotel was beautifully decorated and very peaceful and quiet. Staff were outstanding and extremely friendly and welcoming. I will definitely be staying here again on my next visit to Phili!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a lovely small boutique hotel in a great location in philadelphia
the staff are so nice and so helpful--they will direct you to a safe and inexpensive parking garage
breakfast was great
the rooms are nice
definitely would come back again

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Perfect location to stay in Philly. Nice staffs. Beautiful interior.
There was no temperature control for individual rooms and it was a little bit cold though.
Perfect location to stay in Philly. Nice staffs. Beautiful interior.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The Rittenhouse hotel is a nice property with comfortable rooms and large bathrooms. The breakfast in the morning is a nice touch -- continental breakfast included in the rate and juices, smoothies, and hot items available for purchase. Parking is a bit inconvenient (down a few blocks in a garage for a fee), but that was the only drawback and we knew about it well in advance. The neighborhood is a bit removed from the historic center of town, though that was a quick bus ride away, but it's a great area for shops and restaurants. Really, though, the best part about the hotel was the staff, especially at the front desk with recommendations, ideas and just general friendly/helpful attitudes.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Wonderful boutique hotel at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. Staff makes you feel very welcome. Afternoon tea and wine. Very clean rooms. Continental breakfast included or you could order from a menu. Great location in historical section of Philadelphia.

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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Rittenhouse 1715 a Boutique Hotel
Rittenhouse Square b&b Philadelphia
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
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#4 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
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#15 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
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Hotel Class:4 star — Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel 4*
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