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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant there called La Croix was amazingly good.. unpretentious haut cuisine and provincial... Truly wonderful French cuisine... Sauces delicate complex and balanced.. Cocktails likewise perfect made by an expert mixologist... The rooms were large.. Nice view..a true 5 Diamond experience.. When I go to Philly I always stay at the Rittenhouse.. And they have a friendly but not overbearing... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wanted to take my mom somewhere special for her 70th birthday, and the Rittenhouse Hotel turned out to be the perfect choice! Beautiful hotel, super-convenient location (six minute cab ride from 30th St Station), outstanding customer service at every turn, top-notch spa, great food choices, and so much more! Every single interaction we had with staff was exceptional. I... More 

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Texas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you Rittenhouse Hotel staff for being not only exceptional and eloquent in serving but friendly also. We had accidentally booked for the previous night and the sweet young receptionist made accommodations for us for the night and even upgraded us. Restaurant staff is superb as well as the food. We went to eat at noon but I wanted breakfast... More 

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Philly
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is pretty dated for the cost to stay here, hence the rating. I do like the expresso machine in room, never seen that before. The staff is amazing from you enter to walking out. Lauryn, waitress in the library bar was fantastic. Also a great show with the entertainment nice touch.

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Thank Gaelic123
Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

I have shared your comments with our team, Lauryn in particular, and thank you for noting our service throughout. Many elements of the property have been completely renewed in the past 24 months including our Library Bar, Lobby, Cassatt Tea Room, Boathouse spa/salon and health club, Park Suites and R Floor. You can anticipate future renovations as well in the... More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at numerous hotels in the city and this is by far the best, and I will only be using this hotel from now on. From the moment we walked in, everyone was friendly and eager to help in any way he/she could. Excellent service, very clean hotel, and that extra attention to the guests really goes a... More 

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Thank WilliamsL1011
Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

We are proud to be your Philadelphia home! I will be sure to mention your review to our Front Office Manager, Courtney Howe, whom I am sure will appreciate it. Safe travels to you and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

DC, Beirut
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129 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rittenhouse is a great hotel and a fantastic location. The beauty of the hotel though is SERVICE. Service is as good as it gets. While the hotel is a bit dated---the service is so good you will not notice it. The hotel restaurant was also outstanding. Really outstanding. The hotel is also very dog friendly and has a park... More 

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

Thank you so much for your acknowledgement of our efforts. We truly lead with our service although our location is a close second. Many upgrades have been made to date and more are on the way so please be sure to come back to see our new offerings including Scarpetta, a new modern italian restaurant on our lobby level opening... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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167 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rittenhouse is a Philadelphia landmark with a great location and excellent reputation. I've stayed here several times over many years, and twice in the past few months. I'm sad to say that some of the rooms are showing wear and tear, and the service has dropped a notch. Without many luxury hotels in town it remains a good choice,... More 

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

I am happy to report that we are continuing with our upgrades to The Rittenhouse to include our ballroom and guest rooms in the year ahead. On service training side, our partnerships with AAA and Forbes are very close and we will have our second visit from Forbes this summer. We value as a long time return guest and are... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a quick trip up to philly and booked the Rittenhouse Hotel based on proximity to activities. was very impressed with hotel. unassuming entrance that opened up into an opulent lobby. Bar had a great décor and vibe, and staff was pleasant. What was the most impressive was the room. the room I had booked was a two bedroom suite... 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. Please continue to make The Rittenhouse your home base in Philadelphia and thank you for taking the time to tell others about our location, rooms and service. We are continually striving to provide the best to our guests and try to surprise and delight with small additions on every visit. More 

Lajitas, Texas
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here on multiple occasions dating back 20+ years. It has never once faltered from its prominent level. Center City, in itself, is a joy to explore! Not to mention the close proximity of such historic treasures as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Betsy Ross' House..... The near by dining experiences are sure to appeal... More 

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

Your review is especially gratifying coming from return guests and seasoned travellers such as you and your wife. We truly appreciate your endorsement and find that many people gravitate towards what we offer. Namely, the best location; finest product available; and personalized service. Thank you for telling others about your consistently positive experience with us. More 

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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with my husband for his 30th birthday and we were thoroughly impressed with the accommodations and service. The room was beautiful and comfortable and we had a nice view of the park. The hotel is quiet and clean and very historic. For its age it is incredibly well maintained and classic/beautiful. Service is outstanding and the bar... More 

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

Dear Alexandra, Thank you for spending your husband's birthday with us. We are happy to have been part of your celebration and hope you are able to return for drinks in our Library Bar, a spa treatment or Afternoon Tea. In the meantime, we sincerely appreciate you letting others know about your experience at The Rittenhouse and hope to see... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
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
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: $344 - $868 (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 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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