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The Rittenhouse Hotel

210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 95 hotels in Philadelphia
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Silver level
The Forbes Four Star Award winning Rittenhouse Hotel is rated #1 of all hotels in the Mid-Atlantic in the Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards. as well as #50 in the world, with an overall guest review score of 98.86. 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 550 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.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
ATM on site
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Laptop safe
On-demand movies
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Park View
City View
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Kevin L wrote a review Oct 9
Wilmington, Delaware51 contributions12 helpful votes
When our big 10th anniversary trip to Hawaii got cancelled due to current events, we decided to just stay local for a couple nights. The Rittenhouse Hotel provided a 5 star experience that really exceeded our expectations. We valeted the car, we were upgraded to a park view suite, and we were greeted with a bottle of champagne. It was excellent. The room was incredible. Everything was up to date. Truly classy. Our suite had 2 bathrooms, something I have never seen before. It makes life as a couple even easier. We ordered room service, watched Netflix, and truly relaxed. I had the in house florist deliver flowers to the room for my wife each day, it could not have been easier. We had a beautiful view of the park. Really enjoyed drinking coffee and enjoying the view in the morning. The area around the hotel and park was great for walking, coffee, and food. So close to center city, yet just far enough away. We can not say enough good things about our experience. If you are looking for class, romance, or a genuine 5 star Philadelphia experience, this is the place. Thank you so much for providing us with such an excellence experience. We will highly recommend The Rittenhouse Hotel and look forward to returning. The high rating and accolades are very well deserved. No aspect of our visit disappointed. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Reg Archambault, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for choosing The Rittenhouse as your hometown getaway for your anniversary. We are happy to be able to provide a respite from difficult times and serve as an oasis of comfort. We truly appreciate you taking the time to post your review and hope to see you for future anniversaries in better times ahead.
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MRC wrote a review Sep 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel continues to impress. Great staff and beautiful room. They run very smoothly especially given these difficult times. The best location of any hotel in the city, across from Rittenhouse Square.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Any room overlooking the park.
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Response from Reg Archambault, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded Sep 16, 2020
Thank you Michael, We are proud to be the best choice and your top pick in Philadelphia despite these difficult times. We look forward to better days ahead with positive attitudes an welcoming smiles! We truly appreciate your endorsement!
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Lyatt17 wrote a review Aug 2020
New Jersey167 contributions101 helpful votes
This hotel was awesome before we even checked in. We booked a room online and then I called the hotel to check on what the covid policies were and what was open. I spoke with Ashley who was so friendly and accommodating. After speaking for a few minutes Ashley said she would take good care of us, and she delivered. Upon arrival Joe met us at the door and took care of our bags, got us to our room and settled in. The staff is fantastic. We were in suite R 8. A lovely king suite overlooking Rittenhouse Square. It’s very roomy with 1.5 baths. We were traveling with our daughter, so the sofa bed was already open. A short while after check in, A staff member brought a tray with 2 cold brew lattes, 1 root beer, a chocolate bar, and a coupon for a free movie! What a lovely touch. In room dining is available, however no other food service is provided. The pool and fitness center are closed. We chose to eat out. Currently there are so many options for outdoor dining. Several side street around the square are blocked off for dining. Hand sanitizer is available all throughout the hotel. We valet parked, however there is local parking if you choose to self park. Excellent location, excellent hotel. The park still has a fair share of homeless. Almost everyone outside/on the streets wear masks. Everyone in the hotel wears masks.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Reg Archambault, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded Aug 31, 2020
Thank you Lyatt, We re very happy to have you and your family with us and are pleased to know that you feel both welcome and safe. Enjoy you stay in the heart of Philadelphia and thank you for making The Rittenhouse your trusted choice in these uncertain times.
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Charleskuhn wrote a review Aug 2020
Princeton, New Jersey1 contribution
Forced from home isolation for evacuation The Rittenhouse Hotel was the only safe haven I could imagine and they came through again with a totally safe stay. Back home safe and no Covid. In room dining menu small but satisfying under the circumstances. Room super clean with extra cleaning and supplies. A/C didnt blow super cold and was quickly moved to new clean room.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Reg Archambault, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded Aug 25, 2020
Thank you Charles placing your trust in us! We take your health and safety very seriously and are proud of our best in class Rest Assured program which focuses on every touch point of the guest path. We are excited to be adding new amenities back in the near term with our restaurant Scarpetta back in operation in early September and our spa, salon and health club re-opening as well. All will follow the strictest protocols to continue to provide a safe environment for travelers and associates alike. We hope to see you again whenever your travels bring you to Philadelphia!
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Janice F wrote a review Mar 2020
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania9 contributions8 helpful votes
Outstanding customer service and the groups and meetings personnel are top-notch. I have worked with hotels to plan events for smaller groups for over 16 years; and to date, my experience with the Rittenhouse is hard to beat and we have not even held the event yet. Prior to contacting the Rittenhouse I contacted the Four Seasons at Comcast Center and had a very frustrating and unpleasant experience. From my very first communications, everything with the Rittenhouse has been positive. The site visit was very positive. We found all staff members to be extremely friendly, professional and accomodating. The rooms are large and well-appointed. The spa and fitness area has a pleasant atmosphere. We ordered room service because it was super bowl weekend. The food and service exceeded our expectations. Unfortunately, due to the panic over the coronavirus, we felt pressured to postpone the event which was to be held in less than 2 weeks. Yes, most merchants are making exceptions under the circumstances; however, The Rittenhouse responded within moments of my e-mail to them regarding our need to postpone and were very understanding. Immediately I received cancellation confirmations for all reservations, spa appointments and events onsite, and 100% refunds for all deposits. As soon as the world returns to normal, we will be rebooking our event at the Rittenhouse for sure!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Reg A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Dear Janice, During difficult times, we have to be partners with our clients and work towards the best outcome for everyone. We are proud to have you on our side and ready to rebook with us when the time comes. Best wishes to you over the coming months...we hope to see you again very soon and for years to come!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rittenhouse Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Rittenhouse Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape the Room Philly (0.3 miles), Rittenhouse Square (0.1 miles), and Penn's Landing (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Rittenhouse Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Rittenhouse Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Rittenhouse Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at The Rittenhouse Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Rittenhouse Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include V Street, Vernick Food & Drink, and Gran Caffe L'Aquila.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Rittenhouse Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Rittenhouse Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Rittenhouse Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Rittenhouse Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Philadelphia.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Rittenhouse Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Rittenhouse Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.