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The Rittenhouse Hotel

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 March 2014

In the heart of Philadelphia on the square, this residence/hotel has lovely rooms and views of Philadelphia/Rittenhouse Square. We stayed there when our children gave us an overnight weekend gift for our anniversary in November. We used it during the holidays as we had a party just across the park and it was very convenient. It is a graciously appointed...

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to have families stay with us. Our location on Rittenhouse Square makes for a perfect jumping off point to experience Philadelphia. Our new spa and health club (including pool) is currently under a complete renovation and will reopen later this year. Please come back to check out our latest amenities when you have the chance.

Marriottsville, Maryland
Reviewed 28 February 2014

after 14 years of staying at the Rittenhouse Hotel, usually 4 to 6 times a year, I thought I knew enough to share. Luxury Hotels worldwide are considered such since they know more about service excellence as the start and finish of a good experience than any other item. At the Rittenhouse, in order, the ambience is first class, the...

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

We are extremely fortunate to have Paul Lin as one of our veteran Room Service servers. Paul is tireless in his commitment to excellence and has the same effect on our team as he does guests such as you: he energizes the day with positivity and professionalism. I can not wait to share your review with Paul. It means so...

Wood Ridge, New Jersey
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Staying at The Rittenhouse is like coming home to a very, very nice house indeed. You will be greeted by name by the doorman and desk staff. The amenities are lovely, and the rooms are spacious and beautiful. Every detail is perfect, and you can't beat the location on Rittenhouse Square.

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

We could not ask for better than that... Although we have all the expected amenities associated with luxury, we are purposeful in trying to connect with every guest. Your comfort is important to us and everything should feel "right". We look forward to welcoming you home whenever you are in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 25 February 2014

My husband and I won a night at the Rittenhouse Hotel and dinner at Lacroix at a charity auction. We were excited to spend time at this well-regarded hotel. The location, as many know, cannot be beat, as it is on Rittenhouse Square, which is a wonderful park, and close to all Center City Philadelphia locations and attractions. Our check-in...

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive review of the Rittenhouse. We look forward to seeing your take on Lacroix dining too... Sounds as if we measured up to your expectations. We are indeed planning to open our new spa, salon and health club this summer. Please make sure you return to try our latest amenities. In the meantime, we will continue...

Reviewed 13 February 2014

Great location on Rittenhouse Square. The staff are very warm and helpful. The hotel is beautifully maintained and furnished. The rooms are huge and very quiet with very nice bathrooms, beds and furniture. We dined in the Lacroix restaurant and the food and service was excellent. Would definitely stay there again.

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

We were happy to have you with us over the holidays and will continue many of the traditions we revived last year including complimentary hot cocoa, home made gingerbread houses flanking our tree in the lobby and roasted chestnuts at the front door. We hope to see you again throughout the year. Thank you for sharing your impressions of the...

Broomall, Pa.
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We live in the Philadelphia suburbs and lost our electricity this week due to the ice storm. We have a 70 pound dog and needed to find a hotel that accepts dogs her size. We were soooo fortunate to find The Rittenhouse Hotel!!!! The staff, ALL of them, are so welcoming and gracious and made all of us, including our...

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy that you made us your home with the recent storm and resulting power outages. Difficult circumstances such as these give us the opportunity to look after you and your family as if you were members of our extended family. Please know that we are here for you in all types of weather to help you spend...

Bland, MO
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Wonderful top suite upgrade from LHW. Had booked a smaller one. This was very large, quiet, on 9th floor. One of best beds I have found in a hotel anywhere. Very firm. large bathroom, nice amenites, excellent towels and washclothes from England. Bath tolietries form Italy. Service form check in, check out, excelllent. Hotel had their Jaguar take me to...

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Don, Thank you for your thoughtful review of the Rittenhouse. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our amenities and service so thoroughly. During Philadelphia's annual Restaurant Week we do offer a specially price three course menu for lunch and dinner but please know that you are not limited to those selections. We always offer an a la carte...

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Our stay was exceptional. Once you enter the property of the Rittenhouse (off the Rittenhouse Square) you feel like you are entering an oasis in the middle of Philadelphia. The service was impeccable from check in to check out. We felt safe and enjoyed our stay immensely. We were present during the remodeling but we did not know anything about...

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Rittenhouse as your Philadelphia home. We are proud of the many upgrades we have put in place to date and the new spa, salon and health club that is slated for later this year. We appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your experience and hope to see you again very soon.

Columbus, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this hotel and their staff. From arrival to departure they cater to your every need. Dena at the front desk provided impeccable service and followed up to see if I needed anything. Rooms were spacious and well equipped for business needs. The only item lacking was an on property fitness facility.

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mitchel, Thank you very much for recognizing Dena at the Front Office for providing outstanding service. We are certainly proud to have her on our team and will be sure to share your comments with her. People who enjoy their jobs often do their very best. No doubt that Dena falls into this category... We look forward to welcoming...

Washington, DC
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Philly is a great old city, in the tradition of Manhattan and Baltimore; numerouse Art museums and historic Colonial sites are perfect ways to spend time here. Have spent several New Year's Eves at The Rittenhouse, always very nice and comfortable; excellent service, and the staff is great. LaCroix is pricey but worth it for the special occasion... Will definitely...

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Reginald A, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Happy New Year to you and thank you for ringing it in with us. We hope to see you again whenever you are in Philadelphia. Please be sure to come back later this year to check out our new spa, salon and health club.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Lacroix at The Rittenhouse
Lacroix at The Rittenhouse
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
Mary Cassatt Tea Room
Mary Cassatt Tea Room
Cuisines: British
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
Room types
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rittenhouse Hotel

Address: 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: RM1,417 - RM3,522 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Rittenhouse Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 118
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#1 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia
#2 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#2 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#3 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#7 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
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