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Rockville Centre, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We travelled to Philadelphia for presidents weekend. My family consists of my wife, my son who is 6, my daughter who is 5, and the baby who is 1. We picked the Rittenhouse because of its reputation and we were not let down. The staff from the doorman to guest services to the room service to the hotel managers were...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to visit my daughter and celebrate her 21st birthday with her. The hotel was a very pleasant experience. Great spot in the city (spring like weather in February didn't hurt!). We had a park view King room. The view of the park was lovely. Good sized room, very comfortable, nice amenities, etc. Had a drink...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rittenhouse is by far the leader when it comes to luxury and taking care of it'so guests. From turn down service, to packages given (birthdays, valentine's day, etc...), to spa, pool, sauna,. Everything is superb. The staff is top notch from the gentlemen who do valet to the concierge. Best experience we have had, bar none. And all of...

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

We so appreciate your endorsement and thank you for making The Rittenhouse your hotel of choice when travelling to Philadelphia. I will be sure to share your kind words with our entire team. I am sure that they will be encouraged by your remarks.

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Philly on a quick weekend with 2 kiddos. We booked hotel on drive in and had no problem with reservation. Check in was seamless and we found the bed at midnight to be just perfect. Super soft sheets and cozy. We had a corner room over looking back of city although it seems looking over the rittenhouse...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We have completed numerous updates to date and have plans for this year for even more extensive room renovations, having just completed our meeting space and ballroom re-do this month. I apologize for the discomfort associated with the indoor pool water. We test the water twice daily and every effort is made to make...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent three nights for business in this classy hotel. The location on Rittenhouse Square is very charming and convenient. The rooms are spacious, quiet and have all the amenities of a 4+ star property. Comfortable bed and nice seating area. The breakfast is quite good and the service throughout is first rate.

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

Four Star plus is great but we aim for Five Star every day. Please let us know what you would like to see to get us to that level in your eyes. We hope to see you again very soon and earn your highest marks.

New York, NY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my 70th review for TripAdvisor, and it's a pleasure to mark this litttle milestone with a visit to and review of The Rittenhouse Hotel, which impressed us as friendly and highly professional, with a fabulous kitchen in the heart of the city. Having recently visited a huge, unruly venue in Naples (The Ritz-Carlton, beautiful as it is), my...

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

Quite a review! After 70, you are clearly one of our most seasoned travellers and therefore are humbled by your praise of The Rittenhouse. We truly appreciate you taking the time to carefully and thoughtfully review or property and hope to see you for many more future visits.

Westerville, OH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a weekend in January. I can't begin to say enough about this hotel. I don't believe I have had a better customer service experience in all of my travels. Upon check in, we inquired about dinner and the staff gave us suggestions and then made reservations for us. When we got to our room, they had a...

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

Special occasions such as birthdays are important, especially when spent with our loved ones. It is a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed your Rittenhouse experience. Please be sure to come back for future visits and do not necessarily wait for the next celebration to treat yourself.

Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just spent a fabulous night at the Rittenhouse! Our room, with a view of Rittenhouse Square, was large and beautifully furnished. The bathroom and amenities were fantastic. My experience in the spa was relaxing and my massage was excellent. Post-massage, I had my hair styled in the adjacent salon. Before-dinner drinks in the Library Bar were interesting and delicious!...

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

Thank you for joining us! Our spa and salon are wonderful escapes in a sometimes hectic world. The same can be said for our Library Bar where we offer live Jazz Thursday-Saturday evenings. We hope to see you again when your schedule allows. Thank you for posting your review.

NJ
Reviewed 18 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!

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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
  • 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
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • 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 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: $384 - $896 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Rittenhouse Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 118
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Also Known As:
The Rittenhouse Hotel Philadelphia
Rittenhouse Hotel Philadelphia
Rittenhouse Philadelphia
Hotel Style:
#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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“Ask for the key access rooms. Only 5 suites on the floor.”
 of 5 bubbles X7150AZfrankd, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“City and park views are equally pleasant. Luxury kings = junior suite; full suites are fabulous.”
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“We had a suite that adjoined to a king room. It was the perfect setup for our family (3 kids).”
 of 5 bubbles riley127, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I believe all rooms face the park and have stunning views!”
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