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Sarasota, Florida
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58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We were at the Rittenhouse for three nights to attend a wedding also held there. We had stayed at this hotel many years ago and we were thoroughly impressed. When we arrived we were taken to our room which was spacious and had a great view of the park. We needed a small refrigerator which was delivered quickly. We were... More 

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1 Thank Marc L
Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marc, Thank you for visiting while in town for the recent wedding you attended. Our standard is indeed ten minutes or less for car retrieval and your experience should have been as seamless in this area as it was throughout the hotel. We will follow up and retrain as necessary to prevent future instances of this nature. Guest rooms... More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

We stayed here on a recent business trip and the hotel was exactly as advertised. It has a perfect downtown location across from the park and is surrounded by numerous restaurants and small businesses. The staff was as attentive as they could possibly be and recommended several good places to eat or grab a beer. We didn't eat at any... More 

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2 Thank David L
Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David, Many thanks for your thoughts on your recent visit to the Rittenhouse. Our location is truly the best in the city and we are very proud of our new Library Bar just off our main lobby. It is and intimate setting just perfect for hand crafted cocktail or premium wine selection at any time of day. We look... More 

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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

My friend and I went here to celebrate our birthdays. It was the best hotel experience I have ever had. Everyone went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. If you are looking for a hotel in Philly, it would be impossible to find a better hotel. Worth the extra money.

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

Birthdays and special occasions are one of our specialties. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a pleasant visit. Please do not wait until next year to come back to treat yourself. We look forward to it and thank you for choosing the Rittenhouse. Best wishes, Reg Archambault More 

philadelphia
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We stayed here back in June and loved it. The location is fantatic. You're in walking distance of so many great restaurants and sites (as well as the subway). The lobby is very elegant (they even had a woman playing the harp). Upon check-in, we were given chocolate covered strawberries (delicious) and taken up to our spacious room. The room... More 

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Thank ptb4life
Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell others of your positive experience at the Rittenhouse. All of our 116 rooms are uniquely configured and some suites do boast spacious floor plans and even washer/dryers. Please join us again soon as we are continuously upgrading our products and services. Best regards, Reg Archambault More 

New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I stayed 2 nights here visiting Philly for the music festival. Hotel was close in location to 30th st. Penn station with short cab ride away. Lots of restaurants and shops near by to choose from. The hotel service was very good- had a mix up of orders when ordering room service and the manager called right away saying they... More 

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

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We are indeed renovating our spa, salon and health club this fall. Please do come back to try our services in a setting we are sure that you will enjoy. We are proud to b your hotel of choice in Philadelphia. Best regards, Reg Archambault More 

Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We loved it-everything about this hotel is great-great service, super clean rooms, beautiful view. Acqua di Parma toiletries, turn down service w/chocolate and water bottles (very welcome since it was 100 degrees during most of our stay) It was the only time I've ever been in a hotel where I wasn't happy to get back home to my own bed.... More 

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

"Wow" really says it all. We are thrilled that you had such a memorable experience! Please let us know if there is anything we may do to make your future visits as comfortable as the first. We truly appreciate your business at the Rittenhouse. Best regards, Reg Archambault More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Staff was very nice and helpful. Location is excellent. Rooms nice. Free continental breakfast is a perk

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Thank yassi13
Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks very much...we could not agree more. The foundation of everything we do starts with an engaged team of people who enjoy providing the highest levels of service. Please make us your home away from home in Philadelphia and thank you for telling others about your experience at the Rittenhouse. More 

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here on our wedding night before flying out of Philly the next day. We had a great stay. It was a little pricey, but worth it. Would recommend staying here if you are in philly and want to spend the extra fre bucks.

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G Keith W, Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joey G: Thank you for your kind words regarding your stay. I am glad The Rittenhouse was your first stop on your honeymoon trip. I wish you and your wife love and prosperty in your future together. Keith. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2013

We spent two nights here recently and had a wonderful time. The hotel's location is within comfortable walking distance (if you like to walk) from museums and other attractions. Across the square and nearby are excellent restaurants which have outside seating in the summer - affording some truly wonderful people watching. We liked Parc and Branzino (for outdoors dining). The... More 

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G Keith W, Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear "Singapore Girl" Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff, detailed description of our hotel as well as the location. We are very proud of our property and the servcies we offer. Located on Rittenhouse Square adds that special touch of beauty and convenience. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.... More 

Moraga, California, United States
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

The Rittenhouse Hotel is perfectly situated to take advantage of so much in Philadelphia. If you like to walk, you can walk almost anywhere. The Square is lovely and great people watching, and is surrounded by 2 of my favorite restaurants, "Rouge" and "Parc". The staff at the hotel is friendly, efficient, and true professionals.

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Thank Charlotte S
G Keith W, Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte: Thank you so much for your kind words, highlighting our strengths and meeting your expectations. We look foward to your return and appreciate your loyalty. All the best, Keith More 

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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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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • 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
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Price Range: $477 - $1,147 (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 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#2 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#3 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#7 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
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