A Philadelphia institution for almost a century, The Bellevue continually offers elegant lodging at the very heart of the city. The spacious rooms, done in bright prints, have large walk-in closets and the high ceilings and moldings typical of older buildings; some mark-ups and peeling suggest the rooms and hallways could use an update. The posh restaurant, XIX (Nineteen), features excellent food and stunning views of the city from its 19th-floor perch; some outdoor seating is available. Topped by a 30-foot stained-glass dome, XIX is also great for tea and cocktails. The hotel's lower floors feature a food court, an upscale sports bar, and high-end stores like Tiffany and Ralph Lauren. The 93,000-square-foot gym, featuring a running track, squash courts, racquetball courts, and a basketball court, is the best hotel gym in the city. A few blocks away from City Hall, The Bellevue is within walking distance of most attractions.
Apr 7, 2007
not sure why this is a Park Hyatt, as it seems more like a museum and not a good one, as you'll get better service at the bus station than you do in their sky restaurant on 19th floor, as i'm not sure what the name of the restaurant is, what the items on the menu are, as they are not clearly stated and god help you if you ask for anything, as they'll resent and blame you at the same time. If anyone is alive at corporate in Chicago, this shouldn't
be a Hyatt.