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Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

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In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Overview of Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

4 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
1800 Market St, Philadelphia, PA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRittenhouse Square7 min walk
  • Popular LocationPennsylvania Convention Center14 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Pennsylvania15 min walk
  • AirportPhiladelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.)15 min drive

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About this area

Philadelphia

Located in Philadelphia, Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square is in the city centre and near a metro station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Rittenhouse Square and Independence Mall, while Academy of Natural Sciences and Academy of Music are cultural highlights. Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Franklin Institute Science Museum are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Rittenhouse Square - 7 min walk
  • Mutter Museum - 8 min walk
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - 14 min walk
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center - 14 min walk
  • University of Pennsylvania - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • City Hall Station - 6 min walk
  • Philadelphia, PA (ZFV-30th Street Rail Station) - 16 min walk
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - 15 min drive

About this property

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

4-star Philadelphia hotel in Center City with restaurant
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre and a 24-hour business centre. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, valet parking, a microwave in a common area and a seasonal outdoor pool are on-site. All 439 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus in-room free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Free local calls, hairdryers and safes are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square offers 439 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Premium satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Philadelphia hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply).

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking on site (USD 50 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee weekends 7:00 AM–11:30 AM: USD 10 for adults and USD 8 for children
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (16000 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Pool sunloungers

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Shared microwave
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • 42-inch TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property will place an authorization for the first night's room and tax charge after 4 PM the day prior to the check-in date for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs welcome
2 per room (up to 35 lbs/16 kg)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 150.00 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 10 for adults and USD 8 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 50 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, debit cards and cash
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from May to September
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

Property is also known as

Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square Hotel
Sonesta Rittenhouse Square Hotel
Sonesta Rittenhouse Square
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square Hotel
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square Hotel Philadelphia

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 866 out of 1701 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 546 out of 1701 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 164 out of 1701 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 72 out of 1701 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 53 out of 1701 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
Not sure where to start. While all little things, they add up to an unpleasant experience. There was 7 squares (I am not even joking about that) of bath tissue in our room. We had items we wanted to lock in the safe, but the safe didn't work. I called the front desk on 2 occasions, only to get their automated system asking me about future reservations.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It’s a beautiful hotel!! I would stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Felt safe with card usage for elevator
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
So, this property was just ok. Nothing special. Its in quite a loud area of Philadelphia but also within walking distance to many things. The bathroom was dingy, the furniture in the room was hard and angled and very uncomfortable to relax in. The pool area was much different than in the photos.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location location location! Location is great; you can walk to just about anything. But that is the only thing great about this hotel. This Sonesta is really a two-star hotel playing dress up. The room didn’t feel sparkling clean. (Honestly if I didn’t already plan to sanitize the room myself bc of Covid, I would have complained.) Even the carpet in the hallways are gross looking- don’t let the lobby fool you. Valet is PAINFULLY slow. Expect to wait 20-30min for your car, at minimum- not exaggerating. Front desk staff is pleasant. But truly one of my least favorite places I’ve stayed.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021