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The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia

The Rittenhouse

The Rittenhouse places emphasis on refined elegance, and its design allows for wonderful views over Rittenhouse Square and the city. Your room or suite, furnished to a high standard, provides a light and airy space in which to relax after exploring the area, while the hotel's luxurious spa offers indulgent treatments and massages, featuring a salon, pool and fitness center. In the evening, enjoy fine dining in the restaurant, Lacroix, and sip on cocktails in the sophisticated bar-lounge. Ideal for those who like the finer things in life, The Rittenhouse makes a relaxing base for your stay in Philadelphia.

Our rating: Deluxe

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Situated over nine floors, the hotel's spacious rooms and suites are decorated with rich mahogany furnishings and quality fabrics for an elegant feel. They feature an excellent range of modern amenities, including individually-controlled air conditioning, TVs, safes, minibars and Wi-Fi access. Quietly overlooking Rittenhouse Square or the city, the rooms are all en suite. For further space and comfort, the Suites offer a separate sitting area with sofa bed, while the Park Suites also have marble bathrooms and four-poster beds. Meanwhile, the opulent Presidential Suite has a baby grand piano in its living room, a large dining area and a study area complete with library.


Centrally located in downtown Philadelphia, the square on which the hotel is located was named after celebrated Philadelphian David Rittenhouse. Several boutique shops, cafés and fine restaurants are within a short stroll of the hotel.

Food and drink

The Lacroix restaurant is one of the most sought-after dining venues in town, with a menu fusing flavors from around the globe. There's also the Smith and Wollensky Grill, which provides a more casual steakhouse option, while the Mary Cassatt Tea Room serves a British-style afternoon tea each day. End the day in one of the two on site bars, serving cocktails, beers, wines and spirits.


Suites vary in size and many include one or two bedrooms, queen-size sofa beds fully equipped kitchens, making them ideal for families.

Special touches for families include complimentary in-room movies and amenities for infants, such cribs and baby bathtubs, as well as a gift of choice from The Rittenhouse ‘Treasure Chest’ for children aged ten and under. Families can also get discounts on tickets to the Philadelphia Zoo, Adventure Aquarium, and the Please Touch Museum, all available through the hotel concierge.

Facilities and activities

The property offers a spa, a salon, a heated indoor swimming pool, a well-equipped gym and sauna and steam rooms. There's also an outdoor sundeck and an indoor solarium, allowing guests to truly relax.

Our opinion

This beautiful, elegant hotel is situated in an upmarket area of the city, and while it's slightly further away from downtown attractions, the excellent on site facilities and high quality accommodation makes this a fine choice for your time in Philadelphia.

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