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The "Old City" meets edgy glam at the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Our hotel was conceived in homage to historical details of old Philadelphia fused with a modern energy. Walk to the Liberty Bell, ...MoreIndependence Hall, Franklin Square and the Philadelphia Convention Center. Revel in a rejuvenating retreat in our stylish rooms. We deliver comfort and convenience with complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bedding and 55-inch LCD TVs. Chez Ben, our on-site restaurant, is an all-day Bistro serving French classics with contemporary American twists. Sip, savor and enjoy the moment at M.Brown's Bar in the lobby. Keep up with your active lifestyle at our indoor pool and fitness center. Elevate your wedding reception or business meeting with our available catering services. Whether you're embarking on a leisurely getaway or productive corporate travels, the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is sure to please. Less
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Visiting family in the Philly area and usually stay at the large Marriott, but decided we wanted to stay someplace smaller and closer to the Old Town part of the city which is now the vibrant part of the city. The Renaissance is in a...More
The Renaissance Philadelphia downtown used to be a shabby hotel called the Ben Franklin, or something of the sort. It was a fine hotel, but not a place I liked to stay. Today the Renaissance Philadelphia downtown is one of Marriott's best properties in Philadelphia,...More
We stopped for 2 nights here. Firstly I would like to say that in the end, we slept well in our room and enjoyed our stay at this hotel, even if the start was a little more difficult than I had hoped.
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My husband, daughter and I recently stayed at the Renaissance. The staff was wonderful. I loved my room, loved the furnishings, but as other reviewers have said a little dark. I thought the bathroom was beautiful though. The view from my room was amazing. We...More
If you are looking for white glove “my pleasure” mahogany and velvet of a Rotz-Carlton or St. Regis this property is not for you.
We checked in the day after Labor Day. Immediately we were greeted by the navigator who was enthusiastic and energetic. He...More
Clearly the Renaissance brand in Philly made a decision to move to an ultra-urban statement at this location. This hotel was a stately “Philadelphis Story” Snob Hill grand dame delivering overstuffed-chair lobby elegance and... More
Clearly the Renaissance brand in Philly made a decision to move to an ultra-urban statement at this location. This hotel was a stately “Philadelphis Story” Snob Hill grand dame delivering overstuffed-chair lobby elegance and massive exterior columns until this renovation. The chain’s business-model likely counted on the fact the area is loaded with and overserved by hotels of that ilk. On recent arrival I was disappointed in the change, as I’d come to soothe my inner Winston Churchiil. Yet found the changes broke-down stuffy walls and that its vibrancy complimented the energy of its locale. The graffiti was not edgy, it was fluid with the open movement between the lobby, bar and restaurant. The miniscule check-ln desk ensured I was immediafely face-to-face with welcoming staff, not standing in a line thst has a cavernous no-woman’s zone of ineffiscient emptiness between your waiting-spot and he who holds the key to yoir room. The welcome was surprisingly upbeat, informal, personal and quickly met my every need. Though my senses had not planned on an urbancentric interior, I found that the clever restaurant and bar were so enjoyable I had no further distraction from my surroundings. Unless—you count the blaring music eminaing from the front of hotel that can be heard on the entire block. That’s a jolt that doesn’t stop. My ears kept seeking from where this carny Atlantic City boardwalk-sound was exuding, screaming “Pick Me!” I suggest the renovation of this old-standard beauty of a hotel correlates to the changes our times have enforced on its neighborly surroundings...the moving and enclosing of the Liberty Bell, the enforcement of heavily guarded no-standing zones in front of historic buildings, and a Visitors Center as large as Philadelphia’s Art Museum. Now those are changes to this beloved city harder to wrap graffiti around.
Hi Melody, yes they will. Staff very accommodating I would ask if any of the refurbished rooms are available. Beautiful location they just need a lift. Great restaurants in all directions and if you want to see... More
Hi Melody, yes they will. Staff very accommodating I would ask if any of the refurbished rooms are available. Beautiful location they just need a lift. Great restaurants in all directions and if you want to see Independence Hall have someone go at 8am to grab timed tickets. Have fun!!