Fodor's Expert Review Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square

120 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103-5115, USA

In the middle of the city's French Quarter, this luxury hotel has more of a hip feeling than some of its stuffier Federal-style neighbors. The simplicity of Shaker quilts inspired the lobby floor, done in seven types of granite and marble. Shades of soft brown, gold, and greens hues give the rooms a warm, tranquil feel. Rooms have large desks, flat-screen televisions, and spacious bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers and oversize tubs. The hotel's gym is open 24 hours. Liberté Lounge serves French-inspired food in a chic, European setting, while Chez Colette, the hotel's breakfast restaurant, pays homage to the famous writer.

PROS

  • Luxury with a hipper feel
  • Excellent location
  • Great service

CONS

  • Its central location can make driving in and out of the hotel a pain
  • Can be loud
  • Some travelers complain that the front-desk staff is unfriendly

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Family
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-763–4835 | 215-569–8300

HOTEL DETAILS

373 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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