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The Rittenhouse Hotel

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stay here if you are visiting philadelphia! Great food. Great bar staff and a better than great location. We had a fabulous time here and would recommend if you are visiting the city of brotherly love.

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

We appreciate your endorsement very much and hope to see you again soon.

Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had the pleasure of staying at the Rittenhouse Hotel at the end of December. The service is impeccable!! Upon arrival we were greeted warmly and professionally. Our room overlooked the park, it was spacious and beautifully appointed. The front desk called to check if our room was satisfactory minutes after entering. The atmosphere is truly lovely- can't wait to...

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

We hope that you are able to make it back very soon. We are proud of our location and amenities but are especially focused on personalized service. By your review, it appears that you felt this attention to detail as well. Thank you for recognizing our efforts and telling others!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I've had the privilege of staying at Claridges, the Carlysle and Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees (Stressa, Italy), and rank The Rittenhouse in that tier (at considerably less cost!) The architecture and design of the property are absolutely incredible - an American classic. The location is pitch-perfect for a city stay. Immediately near all that the city has to offer,...

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

Your review is most likely one of the best that we have ever received. Thank you for taking the time to post such a thoughtful recounting of your visit to The Rittenhouse. We greatly appreciate it and I can assure you that teh team here is both moved an motivated by your words. Many thanks and please rejoin us soon!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a nearly perfect luxury hotel experience. We had a spacious room with a view of the park. The bed could not have been more comfortable, there was a sofa and coffee table as well so it was nice to relax in the room in between activities. The bathroom was also spacious and well-lit. All the amenities were A+....

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

Thank you so much for joining us. Our location and service certainly rival those at comparable luxury hotels and we are continuously upgrading our product in all areas of the hotel including public spaces, outlets and guest rooms.

Califon, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Rittenhouse for our 27th wedding anniversary. The personalized attention from the hotel staff was impeccable. When we arrived to our room; waiting was a bottle of sparkling wine, cookies and a personal note. This combined with the view of the park, made for a wonderful arrival. Additionally, we enjoyed great live jazz at...

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

Thank you so much for spending your anniversary with us. I am very happy to hear how impressed you were with our service and special touches. Please make us your go-to hotel for future special occasions, or every occasion, going forward.

Reviewed 5 January 2017

a little pricey but the best place to stay when for me a top draw is a special birthday or something like that great restaurants and the people are the best top hotel top p rice top everything a 5 star.. good for a specil ocastion good choose......!!!!!!!

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

Dear Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our base rates are higher than other area hotels but they are largely inclusive so there are no surprises on your folio when you check out. Furthermore, our setting, service and amenities are among the best in the US. These attributes add significant value in the eyes of many.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stayed with my wife and two kids (ages 12 and 10) at Rittenhouse Hotel and had a fabulous stay. We were welcome as we pulled up to entry drive and escorted to reception who promptly set us up with a room with a view of the park which is excellent(we were graciously upgraded with Amex Platinum fine hotels benefit). The...

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

Dear Joe, It is great to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your stay. I agree completely on our hot chocolate! It is made fresh daily by our pastry chef who uses all natural ingredients and real chocolate. Taking advantage of our American Express partnership is smart as it yields many benefits. Please join us again whenever your...

Voorhees, New Jersey
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The Rittenhouse Hotel is a one of a kind gem in the city of Philadelphia. The rooms and views of the park are amazing. The concierge services start well before you arrive and continue throughout your stay. The smallest details and requests are honored and not forgotten even if you mention them in passing. Each room has an incredible espresso...

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

Please be sure to rejoin us when you have more time so you may enjoy a drink in our Library Bar, Afternoon Tea in teh Mary Cassatt Lounge, or a meal in Lacroix. We are proud to be your top pick of places to stay and enjoy in Philadelphia!

Reviewed 28 December 2016

April 9, 2016, a day that I will forever remember. The Rittenhouse Hotel and the Lacroix Restaurant in The Rittenhouse Square area of downtown Philadelphia were an extraordinary backdrop for a special moment in my life ... My Wedding Day! The Rittenhouse Hotel, situated directly across from Rittenhouse Square, and Lacroix Restaurant with Lily's Cafe and the La Serre private...

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

We are proud to have held your wedding here at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse! Sylvain and his team do a superb job of addressing every detail of every event. Please consider us for future events of even something as simple as afternoon tea; a drink in our Library Bar; or a treatment or service in our spa and salon. Happy...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Treat yourself to a most pleasant stay at an elegant hotel in a great location. Everything is excellent and that is why the Rittenhouse has an outstanding reputation. We live close to Philly but many times do not want to drive home after an evening out so we stay overnight to make it a weekend getaway. This is a favorite...

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

The Rittenhouse is perfect for a stay-cation with our full service spa, salon and health club; two restaurants; 24 hour in room dining and the best of Philadelphia shops and entertainment at your doorstep. Thank you for telling others about your recent visit and we hope to see you again soon.

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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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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Forbes Four Star Award winning Rittenhouse Hotel 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
Price Range: $430 - $1,041 (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
#3 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#7 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
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