Few hotels are worthy of the AAA 5-Diamond award, but The Rittenhouse Hotel's tip-top location and matchless service put it head and shoulders above the pack.
Located in a swanky section of Center City, the hotel sits on the distinguished Rittenhouse Square Park, lined by 18th-century row homes and skyscrapers. Attractions like the Liberty Bell Center and the National Constitution Center are 30 minutes away on foot, or under 10 minutes by cab or the PATCO train.
The spacious rooms have great views, and all come with a soaking tub and separate shower. The suites have a separate living room and some include a kitchen. The best are the Park Suites (fully renovated in 2013), which also have a dining area and bar, and take advantage of the treetop views over Rittenhouse Square.
On-site dining highlights include the French-influenced Lacroix restaurant -- a favorite among locals for its elaborate Sunday brunch spread -- and full afternoon tea in the Mary Cassatt Tea Room with a seasonal menu.
The hotel also has gorgeous indoor pool, expansive fitness center, indoor pool and highly-rated spa.
From the press:
"Service at this small luxury hotel begins about two weeks before your stay with a handy concierge e-mail asking for any special requests" -- Fodor's
"Old-world charm meets luxury ... the service is superb" -- Condé Nast Traveler
Newspaper / magazines
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Baby-sitting service on request
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Bathtub or shower
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: between USD 25.00 and USD 175.00 per person (approximately)
Valet parking fee: USD 52.00 per night (in/out privileges)
Pet deposit: USD 150.00 per stay
Pet fee: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The PATCO runs from the airport into Center City (about 30 minutes), or it is 20 minutes from the airport by taxi.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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