This classic hotel, first opened in 1926, has returned to claim its place among the best Philadelphia hotels after extensive renovations in 2007. The ornate lobby's off-white colors, sky-motif ceiling, and enormous chandelier lend it an airy vibe; it's a relaxing spot to read the paper with a coffee before heading out for the day. The pleasant, bright guest rooms are decorated in soft earth tones. Though it's a Radisson with more than 300 rooms, it feels like a boutique thanks to friendly service and rooms with modern touches like large work desks, flat-screen televisions, and Sleep Number beds. There's also a new gym and the Plaza Club Level, which pampers you with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks Sunday night through Friday morning. The hotel is around the corner from Rittenhouse Square and Walnut Street. On weekend nights an adjoining new restaurant, Tavern 17, welcomes you with live music.
Mar 4, 2007
We stayed at the Warwick over the weekend while staying in Philadelphia at the end of February. The staff was wonderfully friendly and helpful, and the hotel is centrally located ~ it is right next to Rittenhouse Square, known for its shopping and beautiful architecture. They are undergoing a remodel right now so it would be best to hold off until its completion. They are remodeling the lobby currently, and it is one of the draws of the hotel. I
have visited the lobby on pervious trips to Philly and loved it; I can only imagine how much better it will be once they have completed the remodel. We stayed in a remodeled room; they now feature the Sleep Number bed in all of their rooms. I'm not sure how much I liked the Sleep Number bed, but the room itself was very nice. The staff was wonderful and helpful in every way. We really enjoyed our stay at the Warwick. I would highly recommend this hotel to others.