Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

10 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, USA

You'll feel like you're checking into the Pantheon when you enter this neoclassical hotel set in a century-old bank building. More than 60,000 square feet of Georgian white marble makes up the dramatic lobby; a 2015 renovation modernized both the lobby (textures reminiscent of currency, in a nod to the building's banking past) and guest rooms (work and play spaces, set in a contemporary neutral palette with metallic touches). Ionic columns ascending the height of nine stories dwarf the main lounge, and natural light cascades through the oculus of the 140-foot dome ceiling. A drink in the lobby is a treat, even if you're not staying here. Guest rooms are surprisingly small and could use some better soundproofing, but have modern touches like flat-screen televisions, glass-enclosed showers, and lighted makeup mirrors. Let them know if it's your birthday or another special occasion, and they should greet you with Champagne. 10 Arts, the hotel restaurant, uses organic local ingredients for its take on contemporary American cuisine. The hotel offers toys for children.


  • stunning architecture (the lobby bar is unparalleled)
  • attentive and friendly service
  • modern in-room amenities


  • rooms are smaller than some luxury competitors
  • street noise can be a problem
  • fee for Wi-Fi ($9.95 per day)
  • elevators can be slow
  • gym is spare
  • pricey parking


Phones: 215-523–8000 | 800-241–3333


273 rooms, 26 suites
Rate Includes: No meals