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The Rittenhouse Hotel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a quick one night stay in Philadelphia and chose the beautiful Rittenhouse Hotel. I asked for an early check in, but did not expect my room to be available when I arrived around 9:15 am Guess what? My room was ready! It was ultimately convenient to be able to drop off my luggage first and then head to... More 

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Thank 17emeralds
Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to have you visit for the first time recently. Glad to hear that we were able to accommodate your early arrival and that you enjoyed our setting, amenities and service. Please do make a point of returning for a longer visit. We look forward to it. More 

Center Point, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took a suite at the Rittenhouse in order to entertain friends who joined us for a luncheon with the President of Mongolia. Unfortunately, I had to leave one day to meet the President in New York for another luncheon but my wife loved walking around the neighborhood. She had a great day while I road the train back and... More 

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

I am so happy to hear that you and your wife had such a memorable, if only brief, stay with us. Our staff truly set us apart and it sounds as if your interactions, especially regarding in-room dining, bear this out. We hope to see you again whenever your travels bring you to Philadelphia. More 

NYC, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment I drove up, the hotel provided a first class experience. Really everything from the lobby bar to housekeeping to the gym were first rate. All my requests were dealt with quickly such as a rollaway when my son chose to stay the night. A few notes - NOT complaints. Because of the building geometry the room is... More 

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

We truly appreciate your thoughtful take on our offerings and service and hope to host you whenever you visit Philadelphia. Brunch here is always a special treat and be sure to try our Afternoon Tea which we serve daily in the Mary Cassatt Room from 2pm-5pm. More 

mclean,va
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, accommodations and location. Really nothing but compliments for this hotel. I had the room service breakfast, it was wonderful as was the staff that served it. A fine experience in every way.

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Thank KcR1952
Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Rittenhouse. It is our hope and desire that you do indeed get what you pay for and find value in a visit to our hotel. We lead with our service and are thankful for your recognition and endorsement. More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short two-night stay - close to Philadelphia office and to host a bridal tea. While the room was a touch dated, it had a bar and espresso machine - both reminiscent of Mad Men - the bar included fresh lemons and limes for a vodka tonic or three. The service is excellent and everyone remembered my name including the... More 

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

It was a pleasure to have you with us. Afternoon Tea is always a treat. We serve ours every day from pm-5pm in our Cassatt Lounge. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your experiences throughout and hope to see you and your family whenever your travels bring you to Philadelphia. More 

hydes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Philly to celebrate our anniversary and stayed at the Rittenhouse. When you pull up they take your car for valet parking. It is $50.00 a day. The staff was very nice and welcoming. They have chocolate

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

Dear Sue, We certainly do have chocolate; plus a whole lot more... Thank you for spending your anniversary with us. We are proud to be your hotel of choice in Philadelphia! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon check in, a charming young man name Gabriel asked us why we were there. My wife told him it was our anniversary and he upgraded us to a suite. Immaculate and appointed with incredible amenities. Great period decorating, yet updated rooms. We went out for dinner, returned to the Library bar. Incredible craft cocktails and engaging, knowledgeable bartenders. We... More 

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

Dear Robert, Welcome home and happy anniversary! We appreciate you staying with us and will be sure to share your praise with Gabriel. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the Library Bar as well. Please join us whenever you return to Philadelphia. More 

Washington, DC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at the hotel were enormously helpful and warm. We called an hour before checking in to say that we were staying with an infant and by the time we got to our room it was stocked with a crib and baby bath supplies! The people at the front desk and La Croix, as well as everyone who worked... More 

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

We are always happy to have travelling families with us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make future visits as comfortable as possible. Thank you for telling others about your experience here at The Rittenhouse. More 

dallas, tx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed three nights at The Rittenhouse. The check in was quick and John was very friendly and helpful. (Go to Cleaver's for a steak sandwich) We were upgraded to a room overlooking Rittenhouse Square, which is beautiful. The room was clean and had everything we needed. Free coffee and bottled water. The bed was very comfortable. The decor is... More 

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

Glad to have you with us. Our spa and location are certainly tops. Be sure to come back for drinks in our Library Bar or to check out our new restaurant offering next door at Scarpetta. They will open soon and feature modern italian cuisine in a wonderful setting. Thank you for your review and endorsement. We truly appreciate it. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw this on Trip Advisor at a reduced rate and decided to have a night of luxury. It was fantastic! If you can take on the cost of a King Suite then do it! Complimentary sparkling wine and nibbles in the beautiful courtyard were a bonus. Staff members were outstanding in their service. Location opposite Rittenhouse Square is ideal. Easy... More 

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

We were happy to be of service and appreciate you review. Our location is generally noted as the best in Philadelphia and we always try to enhance each interaction with personalized service. We hope to have you back for another last minute stay sometime soon. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Forbes Four Star and AAA Five Diamond award winning Rittenhouse Hotel (26 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 19103-5726
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Price Range: $334 - $788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Rittenhouse Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 118
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#1 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia
#1 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
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#2 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#3 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#6 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
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