The Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel

, Philadelphia, United States
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The Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel

, Philadelphia
3 star

Rooms: 545

1701 Locust Street - Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - 19103 - United States Hotel Website | | 215 735 6000
468 Traveller

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Peaceful and quiet
Submitted by: Paul Tylor in 04/07/05
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Retired
Our brief stay was first-class. Peaceful and quiet. We intend to return, soon.

Paul & Marie Tylor

Historical Traveller Reviews of The Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel

The Best

from Bluegrasspicker
My family has stayed in Center City Philadelphia 1 week per month since May '04 for a family member's medical treatments. We have stayed at several other hotels but The Warwick is the only one we go back to. It is now our only choice.
Bellmen are attentive, facilities are top notch, great location, large - clean rooms.
If there is a line for check-in, simply drop your bags and head to one of the many cafes or watering holes or quality restaurants nearby.
The bar is handy and Domenic the bartender makes you feel at home.
Its a comfortable place to be in Philladelphia - and we've spent considerable time there this year.

Very nice stay

from Dara
Stayed at the Warwick Nov. 3-6 on the Club Floor. We had never been to Phila before, and the staff was very helpful in providing directions and recommendations. The room was very nice, with fluffy beds and pillows, all amenities including bathrobes and the room was clean and tidy. We had seen less than sensational feedback on this hotel before, but whatever the problems before, we saw none of it. A very enjoyable time at a hotel central to everything. We were able to walk to the historic area easily, and there are plenty of restaurants in the area to choose from. Would definately go back without any hesitation.

Loved the Radison Warwick

from A TripAdvisor Member
My 2 daughters and I spent a long weekend in Philadelphia in September. we stayed at the Radisson Warwik. it was a great place to stay. the staff was very friendly and helpful. the room was large and comfortable. It was within walking distance of the historical section. Would love to go there again!!

Loved the Radisson Warwick

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Radisson back in January '04 and found it lovely. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I was there for 2 weeks and at least 3 employees greeted me by name each time they saw me. The doormen were great. It is a beautiful hotel right next to the park (Rittenhouse Square). They are pet friendly and were just as gracious to my dog as to me. It's in the heart of Center City and walking distance to everything Philly has to offer. I highly recommend it.

Warwick quite disappointing

from wanderer
The Warwick or the "Radisson Plaza Warwick" as the staff are now calling it was adequate but disappointing. We had stayed there a few years ago and thought it elegant and historic, now it is blandly corporate in decor and fixtures. We've no real complaints with the room, except that the tub was badly stained, apparently by a bathmat (it didn't seem to be coming off). My wife felt that the bathroom wasn't adequately cleaned, that dirt remained on the wall throughout our two day stay.

Service was fine--we were able to check in early, got a rollaway bed and hypoallergenic pillows promptly upon request. The location is of course great.

On the name--I heard a staff member telling another guest that he wasn't using the "historic name"--the Warwick. It was a sad and telling statement.

Disappointed from Denver

from A TripAdvisor Member
My huband and I spent a long weekend at the Radisson Warwick - I mean l o n g weekend. The room was dirty, hairs on the bathroom floor and walls, the shower curtain was moldy, both the liner and the outside curtain. I had to break the bar of soap in two to have one in the bath, and one for hands. The room was large -- they bragged that we would have a corner room -- just didn't tell us our window was so dirty and opague that we could NOT see out. The a/c was just below the window, the grill and air coming from it was dirty and musty. Our sheets literally had holes in them, no mattress pad so the bottom sheet would not stay on the mattress (ick!) and the towels were no better. We asked the concierge to make us dinner reservations, said he would make them and leave us a message. We returned from our convention, and there was no message, no reservation. We contacted the front desk, and they said they would make one. Didn't. We stopped by the front desk and asked for at least suggestions for a quaint Italian restaurant that we could walk to. They made us a reservation at a franchise grill two blks away. Disappointed? Ya think? Would we ever try it again? No way. They should take more pride -- the lobby is beautiful and they offer wonderful amenities. The rooms and service should have the same standards.

Not worth the money

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband & I stayed here for one night. That's all we could bear. The check in line was understaffed. We waited for 20 minutes and the friendly customer service was nonexistent. Services or hotel ammenities were never mentioned nor was a simple aplology for the wait or "hope you have a pleasant stay". Our room was on the 18th floor and it was a dump. The ceiling paint was peeling. The room was jammed, packed with furniture to the point where you couldn't move around freely and it was dirty. Even down to the hair on the floor in the bathroom. I paid $150 a night and felt like I was in a truck stop. Please, do yourself a favor, save your money and stay at the Marriott or Sofitel instead.

Not a pleasant stay

from ole20
We stayed one night at the Warwick hotel on July 30, 2004.
1. Check in desk - no staffing. They should never have 4/5 customers waiting at any given time. The staff could do with some customer service training.
2. The room was tired looking. The air-con unit produced loud cranking noise. Impossible to sleep.
3. The bathroom was tired looking with peeled off paint on the board underneath the sink. The shower curtain was not clean and going a bit moldy at the bottom. The window was hard to open and dirty.
4. The whole experience was not pleasant. I cannot imagine how they can be classified as a 3* hotel.
My advise is to stay somewhere else.

Great Location, Adequate Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here this past weekend for Cirque de Soleil..used the philly weekend deal which was 2 nights and valet parking..i think i've figured out the rudeness and is primarily a head valet and Radisson contracts out it's valet service..most everyone else was pretty nice..not overly hospitable but just fine..(well, i guess that concierge NEVER did return my phone call)...we paid additional to be on the club floor, didn't get to try the cocktail hour but did get to bkfst both mornings and that was nice..very adequate continental... concierge there was nice, but again, not overly.. on to the rooms..beds HARD AS A ROCK..bathroom had hairs on the floor when we checked in..but condition was good, not tattered at all..the rooms seemed pretty quiet or maybe we just had good neighbors..this hotel is NOT right on rittenhouse square like the sheraton but a block off..still i think it's the BEST part of town..i will not stay here again simply bcs i feel there are nicer properties in the general price range right in the same area..

R-U-D-E staff...but OK. Just that. Okay.

from Chplhill
The writer who wrote about the attitude here was RIGHT on point. RUDE staff. In the bar but more so on the club floor (except Vincent the concierge..he was great.) I was on a club level floor and asked to have something stuck in the microwave that they had at the compl. continental brkfst. on Sun. 7/17. Now I am not a difficult traveler...but the waiter acted like I had asked him to lick the floor with his tongue. It really ticked me off when I stood there outside the galley kitchen and heard him talk about me for about 2 to 3 minutes and what a "pain the a**" I was to ask to have something microwaved because he had to move a stack of plates to get to the microwave. He came back out, all smiles, not realizing I had heard every word he had said. I made him aware that I had heard which point he got real attitude and told me to come in the back to see the invitation I declined....what a horse's tail. Then THE ROOM....well let's see...two lights were out...there was a hole the size of your big toe in one of the sheets which housekeeping would have had to been blind not to see when they put it on...robes were missing from closet. I got the room from a discounter at a very good rate. If I had paid the FULL rates I would have left this hotel as it is not worth the full rate. The lobby is beautiful though, and the doormen and bell staff are first rate. The bar has a relatively cheap (and good) bar menu. Notwithstanding I would NOT return to this hotel. With the exception of the lobby, it is dated and the whole place could use an upgrade. The bell staff were very good as were the doormen. Nice location. Neighborhood is very nice. It looks good on the surface but below it are some real problems here.

Top Local Tips for Philadelphia

Bring sneakers There is so much to see and do, I recommend comfortable shoes so you can enjoy the day.

An Amazing Accidental Discovery.. Visit the big Central City Macy's...formerly Hecht's and Lord and Taylor and, I think, Woodward & Lothrop (RIP)...but originally the flagship John T. Wannamaker store. What a marvelous hint of grand shopping in days gone by...from the brilliant architecture and quality materials, to the giant eagle sculpture in the Grand Court to the incredible giant pipe organ (the world's largest working one) and free concerts at noon and 5 PM daily (that my toddler and I discovered quite by accident while taking in lunch in the third floor cafe). A very affordable and very entertaining excursion.

Plenty of things to do There are plenty of things to do in Philly - i.e., museums, historical sites, parks, nightlife - and everything is within walking distance. I think there is somehting for everyone.


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  • Address: 1701 Locust Street - Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - 19103 - United States
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