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The Rittenhouse Hotel
Ranked #1 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Went once again for a relaxing overnight stay with my wife.

Very nice rooms (better than the Four Seasons), superb staff and service and a number of little thoughtful touches that make this the best room in town at prices that generally are lower than the Four Seasons. Great bath products.

The only place that does not quite measure up as the best in town is LaCroix. While it is certainly a nice place to eat, it does not compare to the Fountain at the Four Seasons, but it is not quite as pricey either. If a Fountain level restaurant were in this hotel, the place would be packed every night!

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curious53158, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2012

Thank you for your complimentary review. We appreciate your taking the time to write to Trip Advisor, and look forward to your return.
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

My wife and I just returned from a weekend in Philly. We stayed at The Rittenhouse hotel and boy were we pleasantly surprised. From the moment we arrived we were given the VIP treatment. Upon ouer arrivial we were served champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. once our bags were delivered to our room facing the park. We had such a wonderful view. The room was just simply beautiful. Michael knew my name from the moment I arrived to when we left. Now that was impressive. The entire hotel is beautiful. The heated swimming pool , the gym, the lounge. This hotel works very hard to earn you business and whenever I am in Philadelphia area I will stay at the Rittenhouse. Housekeeping did such a wonderful job of keeping our room immaculate. The room would be tidied up each time we returned to the room. This hotel deserves your patronage. You will Love you stay here.

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curious53158, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2012

So pleased you had a wonderful stay. I have passed on your kind compliments to Michael. Come back and visit us again!
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Attended a private function and reserved room for overnight stay. Service and dining was impeccable. My room overlooked a lovely park and everything was comfortable and clean. My only complaint is the cost of parking at these posh hotels! It cost more to park overnight than to eat a great breakfast in the hotel's restaurant. I know, if you can afford to stay and eat here, why mention it? Just a pet peeve! Elegant hotel! Enjoy your stay here....

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curious53158, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2012

We appreciate your taking the time to write a review for Trip Advisor. I understand your concern about the parking fee, and want you to know we do have the lowest parking fee among luxury hotels, and in fact, most of the the other hotels in town. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

My wife and I just spent another wonderful weekend in Philadelphia at this perfect hotel.

How perfect you ask?

How about 5 minutes after the room service call for morning coffee to arrive? How about free champagne, cookies and chocolate-dipped strawberries every afternoon? How about a free toy for every child that checks in....chosen by the child from a toy chest in the lobby? How about a staff that is dressed to the nines and as efficient as any on the planet? How about a location that is within walking distance of Philadelphia's best shops and restaurants?

Well they're all part of the Rittenhouse routine and at a price that, given what is delivered, is a bargain. We'll be back again in April. Can't wait.

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curious53158, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2012

Thank you very much for this wonderful Trip Advisor review. We are delighted you had an enjoyable visit.
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

just spent a valentine s overnighter at this special hotel. From check in to check out the staff handled everything professionally and discreetly, taking care of all of our requests perfectly. Dinner in their restaurant La Croix was first rate, a gourmet chefs tasting menu handled with perfect service. The hotel is located perfectly for excellent restaurants, cocktails, and shopping just steps away. And of course the location is right on beautiful Rittenhouse Square.

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curious53158, General Manager at The Rittenhouse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2012

Thank you for spending your special Valentine's day with us. We are very pleased that you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed your celebratory dinner in Lacroix.
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Additional Information about The Rittenhouse Hotel

Address: 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#1 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia
#2 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#2 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#3 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#7 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range: €300 - €621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Rittenhouse Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 118
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 
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