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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

This is a beautiful property! The rooms are well appointed and pristine. The staff is very accommodating. I like the bar and lounge areas...plenty of intimate options to meet up with friends. The location is excellent for any center city activities.

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

Thanks very much for your review of the Rittenhouse. Both Bar 210 and the Library Bar are ideal spots to steal away with friends or family. We are happy that you enjoyed our setting and location and hope to see you again whenever you are in town.

Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 October 2013

As a frequent traveller, this hotel ranks up there with the top high end hotels in the Midwest and on the East coast! Fabulous room with the most comfortable bed and the towels are so thick and luxurious! Definitely felt pampered by the amenities and by the accommodating staff. The Valet, Doorman, Front Desk staff, Concierge answering the phone, all...

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

We do value you a great deal and appreciate your take on how we engage our guests. We look forward to seeing you again when your travels bring you to Philadelphia.

Haddonfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The Rittenhouse is my favorite in Philadelphia and among my favorites anywhere. From the reception with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne on weekends to really nice rooms overlooking Rittenhouse Square there is nothing I don't like. Service is great, food in the restaurant Xavier is 5 star. Nice touch : asked whether it was easier to cab or drive to...

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

Dear James, Happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of our house car amenity and have such a memorable stay. Our chefs and front of house team strive to be the best in the city. We are committed to treating our restaurants as destinations in and of themselves. Thank you for telling others about us.

Landenberg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 October 2013

I stayed at The Rittenhouse Hotel in early October, and the hotel has immediately become THE destination for all of my future visits to Philadelphia. First, the location is absolutely ideal for business or leisure (or both!) - Rittenhouse Square is a perfect launching pad for anywhere in the city. Second, the service and staff were nothing short of exceptional...

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

Location is our most noted attribute but team members such as Frank at Concierge and Papi in the Library Bar truly make all the difference. We look forward to welcoming you back in the months to come. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to tailor your future stays. Thank you so much for your kind...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Easy trip from airport, uniformly friendly and prompt, professional service. Library Bar is small, intimate and a great way to start or end the evening. Two high end restaurants on premises - Lacroix - a decidedly upscale menu with unusual fares and Smith and Wollensky's - a great steak house. The are numerous, less expensive coffee houses, cafés and restaurants...

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

Dear Tony, We appreciate your candid, no nonsense take on our hotel. Thank you for your return business. As you noted, we will be continuously upgrading and fine tuning our offerings in the months and years ahead. Hope to see you when you next return to Philadelphia. Best regards, Reg Archambault

Westport, CT
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Perfect hotel, terrific location. Superb white glove service with a smile. We were here one wonderful night while visiting our freshman at UPenn and could not have been happier. Booked through American Express Platinum and received an upgrade to an extremely spacious and comfortable suite, among other benefits. Ample closet space, robes and slippers. Very nice bathroom with tub and...

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

We are happy to add you to our Penn Parent family and look forward to hosting you in the coming years. Please let us know if there is any way we may personalize your stay by way of amenities or transportation to and from campus. Your review and recommendation is greatly appreciated.

Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

My friends and I stayed here during the Made in America music festival! We felt so comfortable and at home in this hotel. Perks galore!! Not to mention the perfect location for walking home after partying. Excellent service from beginning to end

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

Dear Kay, Whether in town for a concert, shopping, dining or sight seeing, we agree that you can not beat our location. In addition, we truly try to provide personalized service to every guest on each visit. Thank you so much for recommending us to others and don't wait for the next Made in America show to pay another visit....

weatherly, pa
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Stayed at "The Rittenhouse" this past weekend while in town for a wedding. Wonderful experience. The staff was very friendly, the amenities were extremely decadent and the accommodations were luxurious. I cannot wait to visit again!!

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

Dear Lorri, We can't wait to have you back...We truly appreciate your endorsement of our most prominent point of difference, service. Many thanks, Reg Archambault

Reviewed 25 September 2013

The Rittenhouse Hotel is lovely. The main floors are beautiful with a jewel box of a bar tucked away in the back. La Croix is superb (although I was only there for a cocktail and for breakfast the next day). The room was nice, but needs a bit of a facelift (which I understand is in progress). We had a...

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

Dear Ms. Walker, Senior contributors to TripAdvisor often have the most perceptive insights to what sets us apart from others. We are very proud of our Library Bar and new offerings throughout the property. Coming soon this spring will be a new health club, spa and salon. One thing that does not change is the quality of service from our...

Manhattan, NY
Reviewed 23 September 2013

I've stayed at the Rittenhouse twice in recent months -- once for business (a quick one-night trip) and once for pleasure (special birthday celebration for my wife) and the hotel stood out on both occasions for the quality of their service throughout and prime location. I've stayed at several of the other top-end hotels in Philly (including the Ritz Carlton...

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

Dear Clyde, it is a pleasure to read your impressions of the Rittenhouse Our team here truly tries to make every interaction as personal and welcoming as possible. Thank you so much for recognizing our efforts. We look forward to seeing you again whenever you are in the neighborhood. Best regards, Reg Archambault

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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
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  • Spa
  • Pool
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: $423 - $1,622 (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
#2 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#2 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
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#7 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
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