Rittenhouse Hotel

, Philadelphia, United States
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Rittenhouse Hotel

, Philadelphia
5 star

Rooms: 98

210 West Rittenhouse Square - Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - 19103 - United States 215 546 9000
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from A TripAdvisor Member
The Rittenhouse exudes of the things that could make an incredible 50th birthday weekend for my wife. The Lacroix Restaurant [on-site] was exquisite. Their spa was an oasis. Roses,& chocolates [handmade onsite], worthy of a review of their own.
Why complain? the suites are overused [read tired] and overpriced. My room [920] $535 was used by a smoker and smelled like a cigar parlor. The window was stuck shut. Handles were broken The marble tub is so small my 120 lb. wife couldn't fully immerse. They offered to spray the room. When I requested the suite [1310] we used 2 years ago,I was told there would be a charge of $500 more than I paid then, or move to a similar style suite. Suite 520 offered a colder experience than my wife could handle with out a coat. The leaky windows had shutters to stem the cold, they were just laying against the windows. The heat turned up full couldn't keep up. My wife couldn't wait to get out of either of the rooms. The Front Desk cared less for our needs than their bottom line and were not bashfull to state it, however professionally it was delivered. DRM 12/10-12/12/05

Loved the Rittenhouse

from suzis
The Rittenhouse is a wonderful hotel. From check-in to check-out my stay was perfect. I can hardly wait to return.

Very pleasant stay

from GatorDocs
The hotel was upscale and quiet. The room was spacious, and I had a view of the Square from my room. The bed was comfortable and the nighttime chocolates were sublime. The bathroom was large, and the shower was fabulous. The service was excellent. I strongly recommend the formal English tea in the afternoon. A most delightful experience.


from kitty33
My husband and I were married here last September and returned this Labor Day weekend for a weekend/anniversary getaway. We had stayed at the Rittenhouse before and had always been pleased by the wonderfully comfortable and large rooms, beautiful public spaces, great restaurants and spa. However, this time around, we were even more pleased by the upgrading that it is apparent the hotel has done with regard to service. Everyone was more than helpful. No detail was missed. We had an expensive park view suite that was worth every penny. The first night, the hotel manager called to see if we needed anything and sent up a complementary fruit plate. At night we would have our Do Not Disturb sign on the door and housekeeping would slide a card under telling us they were ready to turn down the room whenever we were. Turndown was great with chocolates, breakfast menu, classical music playing on the radio, warm robes displayed on the bed and many other nice touches.

Room service, which we ordered at least 5 times, was absolutely flawless. Easy ordering, quick delivery, great set up and perfect every time. There are few hotels that I can say this about. Likewise the concierge and valet were more than accomodating. House keeping was also impeccable.

We also happened to have absolutely perfect weather for the weekend, 80-85 and sunny everyday which made the stay even more enjoyable. We greatly enjoyed venturing out into Rittenhouse Square in the morning to read the paper and watch city life go by. Many high end cafes, restaurants, bars and shops surrounding the square make it simple to find as much or as little entertainment as you want.

I will say that our bill at the end of the weekend was pretty steep, but then again, we weren't going for a budget weekend. We wanted to pamper ourselves and that's exactly what we did.

Try the Rittenhouse the next you're in town. I guarantee you'll be pleased.

Great getaway

from ahdzp
We spend a long weekend at the Rittenhouse hotel and we were very surprised by the nice and large rooms, very good taste, very nice decoration.

Our room had a nice sitting area, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, turndown service, huge bathroom and a very nice pillows and bed.

we used the pool everyday and the steam room, the staff at the spa was always helpful and offered water and te, we also had massages (ask for Dan) twice.

I would go back anytime. Great location.

Very Impressed

from A TripAdvisor Member
As a tough as nails travel writer, it's rare that I don't have a complaint about a hotel, even some of the 'best' in the world, but the Rittenhouse was a faultless stay.

I was very impressed by the friendly staff, size of the room, turndown service and its proximity to shops, restaurants and attractions. I was also thrilled at the quality of the spa and salon. I had the best haircut and facial since moving to the US a year ago. Bravo Rittenhouse, I'll be back for more.

Great place to stay

from bighead33
I was at this hotel for only two nights, and belive me i wish it would have been longer. The service is exelent and the front desk staff is looking to serve your every need. I call a couple days befor we came in to order roses and wine for my wife when we check in and every was picture perfect when we walk in into the room. if i come back to philadelphia i will stay here for sure.

City of Brotherly Love loves to take your money.

from bensbabe
Just back from three days in Philly and we spent more on parking that everything else put together. One lot we used changed their rates three times in one day. It started at $9, went to $l0 and by the end of the day it was $20. The biggest rip off of all, however, was the Rittenhouse Hotel. We went there to have dinner so we were there two hours and the hotel valet service charged us $l5 after went spent a small fortune on dinner. So when choosing your hotel, pick one that offers parking at no charge. Not alot of them do downtown.

Tired, not a good value

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I just stayed at the Rittenhouse for our anniversary. We are residents of Philadelphia which has some very nice hotels, indeed. The Rittenhouse probably used to be one of them. If it was, it no longer is. Although LaCroix is certainly among the best restaurants in the country (let alone Philadelphia), the hotel itself is tired, outdated, and shockingly overpriced. The now-faded deep blue of the in-room carpeting and upholstery and the gold foil lining of the lampshades scream late-1980s. For $200 or even $250 (given the unbeatable view of Rittenhouse Square) I probably wouldn't quibble, but for $340 it borders on an outrage. Try the Sofitel, the Rittenhouse B&B (where we stayed on our wedding night), and of course the Four Seasons. There were other problems as well, notably the failure to honor both a promotional rate and the "free room upgrade for first time guests" promotion, both of which we obtained by reserving directly on the Rittennouse's web site and which appeared, in writing, on the e-mail confirmation of our reservation. I was not going to do battle over these things, but they color my impression of the Rittenhouse so I mention them. Dirty silverware at our in-room breakfast the following morning capped the experience.

a fan and a long-time guest

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have been staying at the Rittenhouse every couple of months on business for many years. I am loyal and have stayed at many Philly hotels. Compared to some of the other busier, more hectic center city hotels, the Rittenhouse is pampering in a quiet, unobstrusive way. Service is exceptional. The concierge remembers my name. Smith & Wolensky's is on site. The lobby is very good for quiet meetings. I'm a fan.

Top Local Tips for Philadelphia

Get Your Coffee Fix at Tuscany Premium Coffee Located just past Rittenhouse Hotel at 222 W Rittenhouse Sq, this is a great place for coffee and a quick bite if you don't want to shell out big dollars or time at a hotel restaurant. Hot soup selection at lunch time. Too bad we found this place on the last day.

Franklin Institute We had a great day at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The traveling King Tut exhibit was in town and we spent the remainder of the day enthralled in all the other activities offered for both young children and older ones, like my husband and I, as well. Great children's museum and I would highly recommend it to other families traveling to the area.

The Franklin Institute My little five year old boy absolutely loved the Franklin Institute. We went to the Pirate exhibition. He loved every facet of the museum as well as my 12 year old girl.


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  • Address: 210 West Rittenhouse Square - Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - 19103 - United States
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