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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 March 2016

For some reason, Google Maps has Sonesta located on the west side of 18th Street (heading north). Do not be fooled. It is on the right hand side, right after the Bank of America. The valet parking is good when you're going in, but make sure you leave extra time when exiting because they can take a while to get...

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Jordan C, General Manager at Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Kay, Thank you for your recent stay at the Sonesta Philadelphia. We are glad you found our team members friendly and informative, your room comfortable and room service to be prompt and punctual. Regarding your parking comments, please know that the hotel neither owns nor manages the parking garage; however, we do work closely with the garage management team...

Trelleborg, Sweden
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Clean and modern hotel with a very good location. Rooms where big. Comfortable beds and bathroom with everything you need. Bar in the lobby and expensive breakfast. Straff was helpful. Good but expensive parking.

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Jordan C, General Manager at Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Mattias, Thank you for your recent stay at the Sonesta Philadelphia. We are pleased you found your guestroom big, the beds comfortable and the bathroom with all the necessities. It's great to hear you found the staff helpful while enjoying our central location steps away from Rittenhouse Square. Regarding your comments about parking, please know that the hotel neither...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The Sonesta is located very close to 30th street station and some subway links. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The concierge helped me sort out some printing and gifts for a business meeting I had- invaluable in a city where you know nothing and are on a deadline! The hotel is quite cool and boutiquey. The room was...

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Jordan C, General Manager at Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra, Thank you for your recent stay at the Sonesta Philadelphia. We are pleased you enjoyed your guestroom, your breakfast, service from our friendly team members and everything Philadelphia has to offer within a few minutes walking distance from the hotel. We do apologize that some of our wedding guests and Volleyball tournament guests disturbed your sleep. Please know...

Philadelphia area
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We booked a night through the Visit Philly website and I truly wish we had stayed two nights instead of one. The Rittenhouse location and the reviews were what helped me choose Sonesta above the other hotels, but if I had known that our room was going to be so nice, I would have had us stay longer. I really...

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Jordan C, General Manager at Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Colleen, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are delighted you enjoyed your re-designed guestroom and our central location steps away from Rittenhouse Square. We are pleased Tyler and the concierge team made such an impression and made your stay more enjoyable. I will make sure Tyler is recognized for her outstanding service and we agree that she...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Great hotel, rooms were immaculate. Fran was a great "concierge" and directed us to great entertainment. The hotel also has an "Art Bar," Bud the bartender was very knowledgeable and built amazing drinks, made it feel very quaint. Great visit and will definitely come back.

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Jordan C, General Manager at Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Charlene, Thank you for your recent stay at the Sonesta Philadelphia. We are pleased Fran in Concierge and Bud in Art Bar made such an impression and made your quick weekend getaway more enjoyable. I agree they are both very knowledgeable and will make sure they are recognized for their outstanding service. Thank you again for your review and...

Philadelphia
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Sonesta has great service, and is always clean and comfy. It is my favorite place to stay. It's location is perfect. It is a short walk from Rittenhouse Square, and there are plenty of delicious restaurants nearby.

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Jordan C, General Manager at Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Jasmine, Thank you for your recent stay at the Sonesta Philadelphia. We are pleased you found your guestroom to be clean and enjoyed the delicious restaurants in neighboring Rittenhouse Square. Thank you again for your wonderful review and we hope to host you again soon. – Jordan C.

Germantown, Maryland
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I do a lot of traveling and stay in many hotels. Every once and a while the staff of a hotel "wows" you. I stayed at the Sonesta for a two and half day conference. The staff at this hotel is nothing short of amazing. EVERY SINGLE staff member, from the front desk to the maid, the banquet servers, to...

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Jordan C, General Manager at Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear MWG2, Thank you for an excellent detailed review! We really appreciate your time in sharing your wonderful experience during your recent stay with us. Our ultimate goal is to provide an outstanding customer service from check in to check-out and we are happy to know that we had succeeded. Reading your review is really inspiring and I am sure...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Spent valentines day weekend at the Sonesta in downtown Philadelphia. Very modern and clean hotel. All the staff was very helpful. This hotel is located in central Philadelphia close to lots of restaurants and museums. Would recommend to everyone!

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Jordan C, General Manager at Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Patricia, Thank you for your recent stay at the Sonesta Philadelphia. We are pleased you liked our refreshed hotel and enjoyed Valentine's Day weekend with us. I am glad to see you enjoyed yourself during your stay and that our staff took extra special care to make your experience memorable while enjoying our central location. Thank you again for...

Philadelphia
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Staff and the accommodations were Excellent. The room was comfortable and very clean and the concierge was so helpful to get us reservations for both dinner and a show. Fran was great:) If I have to go back and stay in Philly again I would definitely stay at the Sonesta again!

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Jordan C, General Manager at Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay at the Sonesta Philadelphia. We are thrilled to hear you found your room clean and comfortable! I am pleased that Fran made such an impression and made your trip more enjoyable, we agree that she is great too! I will make sure she is recognized for her outstanding service. Thank you again...

Warrenton, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Chose the Sonesta because the property offered the lowest rate for the first weekend of the Philadelphia Flower Show. The room was large and clean with a large bathroom. The first night I did have an issue with being able to hear the conversations and laughter from another room that went on for hours. The neighborhood around the area has...

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Dear Charlotte, Thank you for your recent stay at the Sonesta Philadelphia. We are happy you had such a great time during the Flower Show and that the room, staff, central location and amenities were to your liking. I do apologize that a few noisy neighbors disturbed your sleep—if anything happens like that again, please know that you can discretely...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the Best of Philly during your stay at our convenient and newly refreshed hotel. The only hotel located on Market Street west of City Hall we are surrounded by Philadelphia's most prominent businesses, hospitals, universities and government offices. The hotel is located just blocks from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Amtrak's 30th Street Station and Philadelphia's historic sites and attractions. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Liberty Bell, National Constitution Center, Independence Hall & Philadelphia Zoo are just a few of the Philadelphia attractions to experience during your getaway. Walk to Center City businesses, fine dining, upscale shopping, nightlife, museums, Rittenhouse Square, Avenue of the Arts-Theatre District & Antique Row. Experience professional sports with the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies or visit top rated golf courses in the tri-state area. Sing-a-long to your favorite band at the nearby Wells Fargo Center and the Susquehanna Bank Center. Relax at our seasonal outdoor rooftop pool with views of the city. The Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia features great hotel deals and packages for family travel and weekend escapes! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown

Address: 1800 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3725
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Price Range: €159 - €385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown 4*
Number of rooms: 439
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Also Known As:
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia
Philadelphia Crowne Plaza
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#16 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#16 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#26 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
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