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The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Five-diamond luxury hotel directly across from City Hall 
  • “Jaw-dropping” marble lobby is designed to look like Rome’s Pantheon
  • Some rooms have views of Independence Hall and City Hall
  • Acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval runs the Latin-American Aqimero in the hotel lobby


Housed in a stunning 1904 bank building designed after the Pantheon, the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia is home to one of the most beautiful hotel lobbies in North America. The 140-foot tile dome allows daylight to filter through the oculus to highlight the white marble columns and floors in the cathedral-like entryway.

Like many historic properties, rooms at this hotel are small for the city but offer great views of Ben Franklin atop City Hall and Independence Hall, the downtown property’s most esteemed neighbors. Fresh off renovations that were completed this year, guest rooms feature a contemporary neutral palette with metallic accents, free Wi-Fi, marble bathrooms with separate tubs and mother-of-pearl vanities, large windows and flat-screen televisions. Suites occupy higher floors and include luxurious like additional bathrooms, separate bedrooms, kitchens, washer and dryer units, and living rooms with sofa beds. Returning guests suggest spending extra for access to the club lounge with a dedicated concierge as well as free snacks and refreshments. The Ritz offers lavish extras like bubble baths drawn by butlers and Champagne and truffles delivered straight to guest rooms.

For additional pampering, guests can book facials and massages at the spa, use the sauna and steam room or work up a sweat at the 24-hour fitness center. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Latin-style at Aqimero, located in the iconic lobby and headed by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval.

From the hotel, guests can walk to the Liberty Bell, Rittenhouse Square and Reading Terminal Market in less than 20 minutes. 

Rooms & Rates

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Video games on request


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

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.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 4.00 and USD 22.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 55.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 150.00 per accommodation, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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