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The Rittenhouse Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
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.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Park View
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Grade: 100 out of 100
259Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
59Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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You are warmly greeted upon arrival and graciously treated by the valet and bellman. The front desk was equally courteous. The rooms were beyond stylish and comfortable. The bathroom was clean and bright with a large amount of toiletries and towels. We experienced virtually
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Response from Reg A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear John, Thank you for highlighting many of the touch points that separate us from other hotels in Philadelphia. We are proud to be your choice of the many places to stay when you visit and hope to see you again sometime soon!
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Very luxe hotel with fantastic service from everyone. Amazing location directly across from Rittenhouse Park, which is just idyllic in the warmer months. Friendly bellman. Harpist during afternoon tea. The restaurant on site is 5 stars with a fantastic wine list.
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Response from Reg A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your review of The Rittenhouse an our acclaimed restaurant Lacroix. We feature many exceptional menus and choices including Afternoon Tea, Sunday Brunch, Library Bar, Bar 210, Scarpetta and Lacroix as well as in room dining. We appreciate your telling other about us!
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My husband and myself had always preferred hotels in less busier locations compared to more hectic city center hotels, Therefore the reason behind why we picked the Rittenhouse Hotel. The staff is personable and the service, exceptional. I loved the general ambience of the hotel
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Response from Reg A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded 13 Feb. 2019
We are truly an oasis in the middle of Philadelphia. Flanked by a beautiful park and surrounded by the best shops and restaurants in the city. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and please make us your home away from home!
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Beautiful hotel, spacious rooms, and exemplary service. The hotel bar, the library, was beautiful with great drinks and knowledgeable staff. Wife thoroughly enjoyed the spa experience. Definitely look forward to visiting again.
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Response from Reg A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded 11 Feb. 2019
Dear Nicholas, Thank you for noting our rooms, service and amenities here at The Rittenhouse. We truly appreciate it!
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Beautiful property located right across from Rittenhouse Park. It is a convenient walk to many restaurants, bars and shopping in the city. The Scarpetta in the hotel is great for pre or post dinner cocktails but overall, the quality of the restaurant wasn’t great. The service
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Response from Reg A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Responded 6 Feb. 2019
Dear Hailee, Thank you for your recent visit and thoughtful review of The Rittenhouse and Scarpetta restaurant. I am truly sorry that your stay was affected by a fire alarm in the building one morning of your visit. We have taken immediate steps to address this and prevent any such alarm activation in the future. Additionally, we want every experience you have here to be wonderful and extend an invitation to you to rejoin us in Scarpetta at a future date when we hope to turn your underwhelming experience into a memorable one. Please feel free to reach out to me directly so I may assist with this booking.
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What is the check in and check out time
Check in time is 3pm and check out time is 12pm. Depending on occupancy and availability we may be able to accommodate an earlier arrival and/or late check out. Please contact us the day before you arrive and we will be happy to let you know the possibility of either.
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We are traveling with our children. How is the pool?
Very nice. Kept at 85F this indoor pool features a west facing sun deck for relaxing outside in between swims. Steam and sauna in both men's and ladies changing rooms as well. Pool open 5am-10pm daily.
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We are very close to the best retail and restaurants in the city as well as directly on Rittenhouse Square, a lovely green space. Historic sites such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell are 14 blocks away. Not a short walk but you will see plenty of interesting things on the way. Philadelphia is a great walking city but there are always taxi cabs and Uber ready to go just outside our front doors if you wish.
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how to get to the hotel from the airport
Taxis are readily available to and from PHL at a flat rate of $28.50 plus tip to Center City. This is by far the most convenient and timely way to get to and from the airport. The ride to The Rittenhouse is about 20 minutes.
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I am coming from 30th st station. How close is subway to this hotel?
30th Street Station is a 5-7 minute cab or Uber ride to the hotel, or 10-15 minute walk. Suburban Station is a 10 minute walk.
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"I would choose a park view suite"
"King bed with pull out sofa"
"Did not stay here just went for a wedding."
"King room with park view"
"Park view rooms are great!"
USD 393 - USD 808 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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