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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.


#2 of 99 hotels in Philadelphia
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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
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
Allergy-free room
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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City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Beachboy9 wrote a review Oct 10
Coastal Delaware21 contributions10 helpful votes
We were willing to pay for a memorable stay in Philadelphia and believed the “hype” about this hotel. After staying there for two days last week - I would rate it as “just OK”. Certainly NOT worth the $1300 we payed for two nights. Parking was $60 per night, and the room service charges for breakfast were ridiculous. We walked around the corner and had a delightful breakfast at an outdoor cafe. The website paints a pretty picture - the reality is a different story. Yes, a good location. But there are many better choices in center city.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Reg Archambault, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
I am truly sorry that you came a away with an overall overage average impression of us after your recent visit. We strive to hit all the touch points of a memorable visit with every guest but clearly fell short in your experience. Please contact me at your convenience so we may see what we can do to turn this around and replace your mediocre experience with an excellent one. Reg Archambault 215-790-2527
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David Capilos wrote a review Sep 2021
6 contributions6 helpful votes
Celebrated my birthday at the rittenhouse hotel,The entire staff were on their a game. Everyone wished me a happy birthday and received a lot of gifts from certain departments. The food was spectacular at Scarpetta And Lacroix A special thank you to the general manager Mr.Archimbald for the extra birthday amenities champagne chocolate covered strawberries see you in December
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Reg Archambault, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Always a pleasure to host special occasions here at The Rittenhouse! Thank you for making us your choice and for being such a loyal guest. The fall is a perfect time to plan a quick getaway to Philadelphia. Looking forward to seeing you later this year as well!
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Commenter wrote a review Aug 2021
Ambler, Pennsylvania20 contributions
The people make the place, in this space. The only hotel actually ON Rittenhouse Square, this hotel has pride of place, with unparalleled convenience. However, it is really the hotel employees who made our visit so pleasurable. It was our first stay, but not our last. Our photos tell the rest of the story. Lots of nice touches. Seems perfect for weddings. We were upgraded to a suite. Fresh fruit was yummy, especially the chocolate-dipped strawberries.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Reg Archambault, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded Aug 25, 2021
Thank you very much for staying with us and your thoughtful review. Our location is truly unbeatable but our team of dedicated associates really make the difference here at The Rittenhouse. We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to welcome you back soon!
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Vicky C wrote a review Aug 2021
Princeton, New Jersey2 contributions
We just returned from a two day trip to Philadelphia to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, staying at the Rittenhouse hotel. The hotel exceeded our expectations mainly because of the phenomenal service provided by all the staff that we encountered. We had booked through the American Express Fine Hotels program and received the upgrades associated with that ( room upgrade, late checkout, daily breakfast for two) and were not disappointed. But the hotel went beyond what was required delivering us chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of wine to help us celebrate our anniversary and make us feel special. I would recommend this hotel highly - the rooms were a good size, very comfortable and well appointed. We will definitely stay there again when we visit Philadelphia.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Reg Archambault, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded Aug 23, 2021
Dear Vicky, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us for such an important anniversary! We truly appreciate your taking the time to tell others about The Rittenhouse. As a small independent hotel, it is through reviews such as yours that we are able to be noticed among all of the branded hotels in the city. We believe that our personalized service resonates with those celebrating any occasion and hope to see you again soon!
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Patricia L wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions
We stayed for one night out away from the kids for our Anniversary. It was a great stay, every staff member was wonderful, from the front desk, housekeeping, bartenders, waiters, pool attendants etc. There was not a bad one in the bunch. The room was amazing and stocked with everything you could need, and anything additional was there when you wanted it. It was pricy, but I feel well worth it! We had breakfast at La Croix and the attention to detail was amazing, just a beautiful experience. Again, the staff was great. We would definitely return here!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Reg Archambault, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
We truly appreciate your joining us and thoughtful review. Thank you for spending your special anniversary with us and we hope to see you again soon!
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$371 - $582 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Vernick Food & Drink, Gran Caffe L'Aquila, and Lacroix at The Rittenhouse.
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.