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The Rittenhouse Hotel

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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.

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#2 of 97 hotels in Philadelphia
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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)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun deck
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Refrigerator
On-demand movies
Radio
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English
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nasnasislike wrote a review Jul 15
Washington DC, District of Columbia79 contributions19 helpful votes
If you are looking for a five star experience, this is the perfect place to stay when visiting Philadelphia. We spent 3 nights here on our Memorial Day weekend getaway. There is so much to see and eat in this beautiful city, and staying at The Rittenhouse made for unforgettable happy memories.  This hotel is located hands down in the best part of the city. Rittenhouse Square has luxury shopping and dining and a gorgeous park. I loved that the building is nestled in away from the busiest streets. And it is walking distance from so many famous downtown attractions. I love an urban hike, and appreciated being able to walk to every place on my tourist list. (We visited the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, Love Park, Center City, Jewelers Row, Reading Terminal Market, the historic area with Independence Hall the Liberty Bell, and Spruce Street Harbor Park). The rooms are spotless, very spacious, especially in comparison to other hotels we considered, and elegantly decorated, including modern fixtures in the bathroom. The beds and bathrobes are so comfortable. We enjoyed casting our devices to the TV to relax at the end of the day. And after a good night's rest, the in room dining breakfast was a great start to our day.  The lobby and common areas have a beautiful ambiance, and we enjoyed live music in the evenings in the library bar.  Tips: join the LHW Leaders Club for extra perks with your reservation. Ask for a park view from your room to enjoy the calming Rittenhouse Park from your windows. Compliments to the attentive, kind and accommodating staff, all of whom greeted us and provided services with a smile. Thank you to Danielle and Ashley who were at the front desk assisting with check in, check out and answers to all our questions. We were also delighted to find chocolate covered strawberries waiting in our room for us on arrival, a thoughtful touch to help us celebrate a special occasion that we had informed the staff. Thank you to Eric who brought our in room dining and took the time to ask if we made it out to the specific destinations we previous mentioned that we wanted to see. The valet and front door team were very kind as well, making us feel at home, welcoming us back and asking how our outings were every day.  Thank you to everyone at The Rittenhouse for a memorable stay. I can't wait to return and try the spa this time! 
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Reg Archambault, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
We cannot wait to welcome you back! Thank you for taking the time to write such a complete and thoughtful review of your stay with us earlier this summer. Our location, room size and amenities are among the best you may find at any top tier hotel but the service you experienced and noted is truly our strong suit. I will certainly share your kind words with our entire team.
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Ron G wrote a review Jul 2
Annapolis, Maryland640 contributions79 helpful votes
While this roughly a 20+ story highrise, only the first 9 floors are the hotel. The remaining parts above are residences. We were on the 8th floor, with a park view room. The view was great (see photo). The room was very nice, the bed very comfortable, and the bathroom well equipped and modern. Concierge (Sean) was very helpful with dinner reservations. Front desk staff was also very pleasant. The only disappointment was their restaurant, LaCroix. We had a Sunday breakfast there (note, not a brunch buffet, just a la carte). The offerings were limited and decent, the staff was attentive, but the ambiance and food lacked the feel of what you'd expect at a hotel of this level. Still, I'd definitely recommend the hotel ... just dine out for breakfast.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Reg Archambault, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Ron. Your review and thoughtful points are well taken. As we continue to ramp up with additional staff and services, Lacroix and our other offerings will rival what they were pre-Covid and hopefully exceed expectations. We appreciate your business and constructive comments in the meantime.
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George Sfirri wrote a review Jun 2021
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We had a great stay during a family visit in Philadelphia. I would like to especially commend June at the front desk who was very helpful with our dinner plans and with getting our tv issues rectified , alas but couldn’t get the Phillies game on the tube. Oh well But she did try her best to bring in the broadcast Overall a great hotel in a great city
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Reg Archambault, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded Jun 23, 2021
Thank you for staying with us! I look forward to sharing your review with June, who has recently been promoted to Front Office Manager due to her dedication to hospitality and guests such as you. Your point is well taken on the availability of local sports teams on our in room programming. We will look into this and correct immediately. Looking forward to welcoming you back again sometime soon!
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kiwiandmolly wrote a review Jun 2021
Bourbonnais, Illinois111 contributions16 helpful votes
My four night stay at the Rittenhouse was absolutely wonderful! I can't say enough about how welcoming and helpful the staff was during my stay. I found this hotel to be luxurious without being pretentious. Every amenity you could imagine is found at this hotel, but the staff was the high point for me. Every single person I met at the desk was sincerely friendly and could answer all my questions. Another perk is the proximity to the park across the street and countless restaurants within walking distance. I come to Philadelphia a few times a year but have never stayed at the Rittenhouse until now. I decided to treat myself this year as I am celebrating retirement from a 41 year teaching career. This was supposed to be a once in a lifetime treat, but I'm not sure I can stay anywhere else after experiencing the Rittenhouse! Sometimes you do get what you pay for! Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Reg Archambault, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded Jun 22, 2021
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review and ringing endorsement! We do have a perfect location on Rittenhouse Square in the heart of Philadelphia, but the heart of the experience is our team of wonderful and dedicated staff. We are delighted to know that you choose not to stay anywhere else based on your experience...it is truly the highest compliment that you can give us.
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Charles T wrote a review Jun 2021
Milford, United States5 contributions2 helpful votes
My family and I stay frequently at the Rittenhouse and did so again for the flower show weekend. It never disappoints. The stay was excellent again. The location is great, the staff is great and it is the place to stay while in Philadelphia. Charles
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded Jun 15, 2021
Thank you very much Charles! We truly appreciate your loyalty to The Rittenhouse and it was a pleasure to welcome you back for your recent Flower how visit. We hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to Philadelphia.
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PRICE RANGE
$371 - $582 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaCity Center West
NUMBER OF ROOMS
118
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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 Barclay Prime.
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.