Was in Philadelphia for the night and a friend recommended the Latham as a nice hotel in the center of the city. Straight off, it's a great location in walking distance to nice parks, shopping and good restaurants.
The hotel has valet parking, which is nice, but the charge was a little steep. Elsewise, the staff were all very helpful and accommodating, though the bellhop did get a little busy from time to time.
Rooms were terrific. Great bed, great pillows, and very, very clean. Reasonable closet space and lots of drawers. Also, there were power plugs everywhere to charge both my and my wife's cellphones and tablets...a nice consideration. I should mention that we didn't check out the wifi since I was happy enough with my Verizon 4G (better in Philly than in NYC, btw).
Bathroom, while not large, was also very clean with good towels. Curiously, while the water pressure from the sink was very strong, the shower was pretty weak. Indeed, it was weak enough that even my wife asked if something was awry. But, it did the job so a minor inconvenience.
One shortfall of the hotel was breakfast. The service was pleasant enough but they were a bit slow and sloppy (dripped water and coffee on the table but never came back to towel it dry). Also, the food was ordinary. Since it was breakfast (eggs, bacon and toast), it wasn't a big deal...but I'd probably eat out next time.
Anyway, good hotel and I'd stay there again for the great, clean rooms and the wonderful location.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Latham Hotel Philadelphia