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Latham Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   135 South 17th Street, (Walnut and 17th), Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great one night stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Stayed at The Latham for one night because it was an I Prefer property. Outstanding service from the moment we walked in the door. Check in (lovely young woman Maria?), drinks at the bar ( great bartender) and the location made this a great stop over in Philadelphia for our evening out on the town. Met one of the managers while we were at the bar in the afternoon and he could not have been any nicer and most welcoming. Would stay here again when in Philadelphia for dinner.

Room Tip: Stayed in 1309 , a lovely corner room with fun views of the street and a peek of Rittenhouse square.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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new york
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I stayed here years ago and received a pleasant surprise when I returned recently. The hotel is newly renovated and greatly improved. The hotel restaurant/bar is convenience and good. They also provide a driver to drop you off at local sites. Very cool. The hotel is convenient for sightseeing and shopping.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I booked this hotel for a special overnight in the city to celebrate my husband's birthday. The location was ideal for walking to our restaurant choice, a jazz club and a bar for a nightcap. A complimentary car and driver took us to and from the Philadelphia Art Museum. The Latham's restaurant provided a delicious breakfast, not to mention great appetizers and drinks the night before. Our room was sleek, tastefully decorated and very clean. The staff was friendly, professional and very helpful. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I stayed at the Latham this past weekend with my dog and boyfriend. They were very dog friendly! They even took us to the liberty bell/old city so that we could walk around and then they picked us up! Roman was great! The bed was very comfortable and the room was nice. It was centrally located next to lots of restaurants and bars and a 5 minute ride to basically any site you want to see. I definitely recommend!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I stayed here with friends on New Years Eve. It's in a perfect location for going out to bars and restaurants in the Rittenhouse Square area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was small but nicely decorated and also had a Keurig machine and mini fridge. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zionsville, Pennsylvania
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Clean, lovely linens, comfortable bed, nicely decorated, great street view, quiet enough for me to sleep, friendly and accommodating staff. Bathroom had good quality towels and was spic and span. I booked by telephone and asked for 3 rooms close together and they did just that. We used valet and although it was pricey it was quite convenient. I was very impressed with our stay. Our rooms looked and were exactly as pictured online. We will most assuredly stay here again at the Latham Hotel! My grade...A+

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

One block from rittenhouse square and an unusual rate $95 so here we are. Got an early check in lovely staff. same block as sofitel and palomar. can walk to many shops, eateries, locations. Could rooms be bigger? Of course this is a city hotel. Bathroom is not huge but very well-appointed. Valet parking probably steep but we took the train.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Latham Hotel

Address: 135 South 17th Street, (Walnut and 17th), Philadelphia, PA 19103
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#13 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#22 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Latham Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a landmark building that dates back to 1907, The Latham Hotel welcomes guests to a coveted Rittenhouse Square address that seamlessly blends historic elegance with modern comfort. Our boutique hotel in Philadelphia's Center City is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, showcasing the building's exquisite Victorian exterior along with a fully-renovated interior designed for today's urban traveler. For more than 40 years, The Latham Hotel has been offering guests a distinctive lodging experience among historic Philadelphia hotels, complemented by exceptional dining and gracious hospitality. Explore the city's illustrious past with a visit to the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center, located just minutes away. Expand your horizons at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or cruise through Center City in style with our chauffeured 2012 Audi A8 sedan. Experience the historic spirit of Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square's premier boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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