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The Rittenhouse Hotel

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210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Large rooms and great service. We enjoyed our stay. Having a pool in downtown Philly is nice. Walking distance to everything. We usually stay at the Ritz but the hotel is almost as nice without the stuffiness. Breakfast buffet was amazing too.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently stayed here for two nights with my daughter to attend a concert. It was a last minute booking and I had mediocre expectations ( picked this hotel based on trip advisor - but it was not my first or even second choice - those were not available ). I booked a room on the recently renovated Rittenhouse floor and... More 

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

We hope to your first choice going forward for future visits to the city. As an independent hotel, we fly under the radar a bit but count on word of mouth from happy guests to spread the word on what we have to offer. Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rittenhouse was the location of our business meeting this past week and it was an excellent experience. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable, the room amenities were luxurious, the food was excellent, and the meeting facilities were very nice. The hotel and conference staff were outstanding - very friendly and accommodating. I really appreciated the overnight shoe shine,... More 

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy to learn of your experience at The Rittenhouse for your recent business trip. Please come back for a leisure stay so you may enjoy our spa, Library Bar and afternoon tea service daily. More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my stay at The Rittenhouse. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The location was also perfect. If you are a Leading Hotels the World member, you can get an excellent complimentary breakfast at Lacroix. There are just small issues that kept me from saying that everything was "excellent." I arrived on a Sunday and valet parking... More 

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We will certainly follow up in the areas you noted for improvement and appreciate your high marks overall. Additionally, I look forward to sharing your review with Thomas at reception. I am sure that he will be encouraged by your remarks. More 

Rye, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel from entering to leaving makes you feel special. Staff is attentive and reception desk staff warm and welcoming. They greeted my husband with a birthday greeting. Our room was spacious and the bed was comfortable. We took advantage of the welcoming cappuccino and sparking wine in the Library Lounge. There was also an afternoon tea in the Mary... More 

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. The best part of Rittenhouse Square is its central location and wonderful surroundings with our hotel serving as an oasis of comfort in the city. Please be sure to join us again for future birthdays or just as a simple getaway. More 

Princeton usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the recently refurbished suites on the top floor. Large and comfortable with two toilets and everything well thought out with the guest in mind including a small kitchen with an expresso/coffee maker.. Two huge tvs and comfortable bed and sofa to watch them from. From when we parked the car to picking it up the next day,... More 

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you back with us to celebrate your birthday. Whether for a special occasion or not, we are proud to be your home in Philadelphia. Thank you for sharing your thoughtful review and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Haworth, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great, but, the hotel is dated. There are stains on the rugs, wallpaper is peeling and the room was dusty. The room had no drawer space for our clothes. The room was oddly shaped. The staff was very friendly. The restaurant was very good.

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

In addition to our prime location and service focus, we certainly emphasize the quality our rooms and amenities. Items that you mentioned in you review are completely unacceptable and not in keeping with what you should expect. We will take that particular room out of service and address immediately. We hope that you are able to join us for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here with my family during our short, but lovely trip in Philadelphia.. The hotel is amazing and the staff do everything they possibly can to make your stay worthwhile, which was already evident when I stepped out of the cab. The building itself is mesmerizing, and is very central in Philadelphia. I would definitely recommend it.

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Please be sure to come back for a longer period so you and your family may enjoy more of the property and our surroundings. It is a pleasure to hear how must you enjoyed your first visit. More 

NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live locally to Philadelphia and decided to stay in city last minute to get a night out leaving kids at home. We decided on the Rittenhouse and were not disappointed. The rooms were very large and clean. The views and location are great. Located on Rittenhouse square we were easily able to walk to everything. Can get pricey at... More 

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

The Rittenhouse is a perfect getaway and we appreciate your last minute decision to stay with us. Please be sure to come back to enjoy more of our offering and perfect location in the city center. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Rittenhouse in early June and the location is ideal with a ton of shopping and restaurants all within walking distance. You do need to take a taxi to get the historical district but they were very easy to get from the hotel. We did find the park adjacent to the hotel to be a little sketchy... More 

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for highlighting our service and location in your thoughtful review. We try to treat traveling families with extra attention and it sounds as if we hit our marks in your experience. In terms of our guest rooms, two of our six hotel floors have been completely renovated and the remainder of our floors have been updated... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Lacroix at The Rittenhouse
Lacroix at The Rittenhouse
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
Mary Cassatt Tea Room
Mary Cassatt Tea Room
Cuisines: British
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Forbes Four Star and AAA Five Diamond award winning Rittenhouse Hotel (25 years consecutively) is rated one of the top hotels in the world as well as #1 hotel in Pennsylvania by Travel + Leisure. The Rittenhouse has an ideal location directly on Rittenhouse Square for business or pleasure. Guests may walk out with easy access to boutique shopping, restaurants and the Center City business district is just steps away. The guestrooms at the Rittenhouse are the largest in the city, the smallest measuring 450-600 square feet, with views of Rittenhouse Square or University City. Guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, overnight shoe shine and newspaper delivery to their room. Lacroix at the Rittenhouse is one of the top restaurants in Philadelphia with panoramic views of Rittenhouse Square. Immerse yourself in an oasis of relaxation in Center City with a menu of massage and salon services, spa packages and fitness center at the Rittenhouse Spa, Salon & Health Club with hair by Paul Labrecque. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rittenhouse Hotel

Address: 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Price Range: $370 - $885 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Rittenhouse Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 116
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#1 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia
#2 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#2 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#3 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#6 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
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