The Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia

210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA (show on map)

Expert reviews

Lonely Planet review:

“A five-star – excuse me, make that fivediamond – hotel on Rittenhouse Square. Rooms have marble baths. Of the downtown options with a pool, this is one of the nicest.”

Frommers review:

“This elegant-modern hotel has been locked in a genteel, decades-long battle with the Four Seasons for the title of top hotel in Philadelphia. The Rittenhouse might actually be winning.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Philadelphia.

Forbes review:

“Sitting on green-filled Rittenhouse Square, the hotel has a tony and urban locale, but inside, it feels fresh and intimate. Opened in 1989, the hotel got makeovers in summer 2013 and winter 2018 that unveiled a softer design palette, refurbished rooms and new, contemporary suites that look out on the square.”

Telegraph review:

“Situated in a covetable location on Rittenhouse Square, just across the road from one of the city’s oldest parks, the Rittenhouse is Philadelphia’s bastion of heritage-breed luxury. Colossal rooms, a modern restaurant and a sanctuary-like spa make it one of the best places to stay in town.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of The Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.7 out of 5.0

Ranked 1st in Philadelphia


What guests liked

All you need to know

This five-star hotel is located at 210 West Rittenhouse Square, where it offers visitors and travelers in the city a wide variety of luxury and stylish accommodation options. The hotel offers comfort and satisfaction while the level of hospitality services provided by the hotel is unrivaled and unmatched in the city.

The hotel rooms are spacious and feature modern décor while the colors used in the decoration of the room give the hotel a touch of class and elegance.

The hotel also offers guests proximity to some famous tourist attractions and places of interest. The hotel is an ideal departure spot to enjoy all the adventure and excitement of the city.

The hotel offers some chic room options such as King Suite and Executive Suite fitted with VIP facilities, Standard Queen Room, and Standard Double Room. Other rooms come with a view such as King Room with Park View and King Room with City View.

The hotel is located right in the heart of the city with several world-class and famous shopping malls located close to the hotel. Gallery 339 is about 400 m away from the hotel while Philadelphia Zoo is a little over 3 km away.

Rooms in the hotel are fitted with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning and a comfy sofa. The rooms also come with a private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as free toiletries and bathroom slippers.


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Recent guest reviews


4 April 2023


Perfect location. Staff went out of their way to welcome the children.


22 February 2023





16 December 2022

Beautiful, well appointed room. Comfort & sanity the moment I needed it.

Classic, safe location. A perfect, well appointed room. A bowl of fresh fruit and a salted pretzel were waiting for me in my room after a terrible long day of travel.


16 December 2022


The location of the hotel. Having the park across the street was a plush for traveling with our furry babies.

The heater/air conditioning unit was extremely loud when it kicked on. Woke me up every time.


5 December 2022


Stayed for 5 nights and that was so memorable... Location was challenging; overlooking the Rittenhouse Square Park.. Comfortable, huge and exceptionally clean rooms.. Perfect management... Experienced and welcoming staff..


28 November 2022

Everything was wonderful except for the heat regulation

Location room

Heat regulation


19 November 2022

Great location and hotel.

Great location and service. It has a great ‘old’ Philadelphia feel to it and was really comfortable.

The hotel is great. It was however expensive ( I think something must have been on Philadelphia over the weekend). having said that we really enjoyed our stay


13 November 2022


Only thing that was shocking was the half dead plants throughout the lobby. That is almost impossible to believe for such a lovely property otherwise.

See above!!


27 October 2022

we will return

the room was even better than expected And dinner at the chef’s table with the experience of a lifetime.


24 October 2022





20 September 2022

A lovely hotel, perfectly situated, that just needs to get their top restaurant back up to its prev

Room was large and comfortable and the ac actually worked. Room service breakfast was perfect.

Dinner at LaCroix was disappointing.


18 September 2022

great hideaway

old world charm

bar staff


7 September 2022

I had a wonderful time staying at the Rittenhouse Hotel

The hotel was central to local attractions. The property was immaculately clean and well presented. I found all staff to be friendly, polite, courteous and helpful.

There was nothing that I did not like about this hotel


5 September 2022

It was fantastic!

I was there for a Surprise Birthday celebration planned by my husband, Everything was superb. The staff was friendly and helpful and everything planned was well executed. Our room was beautiful and had a fantastic view of Rittenhouse Square and the city skyline.

No complaints.


31 August 2022


comfort, cleanliness, spacious, service, breakfast - food and facility


12 August 2022

lovely stay

Nice classy property, good service , friendly good cocktails



16 July 2022

an expensive property but worth if you are looking to indulge yourself. great location.

excellent service

bar was closed


14 July 2022

Perfect way to celebrate my husband’s 78 birthday. thank you

this is a first class hotel with an exceptional well trained staff. Our room was very spacious and lightening was perfect. The beautiful park/square across from the hotel is lovely.



25 June 2022

Our favorite hotel in Philly for over 30 years.

The hotel is beautiful! Service is wonderful.

Check in. Several times the woman who checked me in mentioned that i did a ‘third part booking’. Rude. Why should I feel bad that I used


24 June 2022


great room

no hot water for tea in room, limited dining


24 June 2022

Great comfy location

The salt water pool comfortable bed cherry staff


21 June 2022

it was absolutely wonderful!! thank you everyone!

they were friendly, welcoming, warm and wonderful! what was not to like?


6 June 2022

thanks to the charming helpful staff we had a fantastic stay at this wonderful hotel

we thought this hotel was fabulous

there is nothing negative to say


5 June 2022

Epic Hotel.

Everything from the moment we arrived was beautiful and hospitable. The location is beautiful and the amenities were lovely. The staff was incredibly kind and were clearly professionals. All of the restaurants and shopping we wanted to do was in walking distance and the park across the street was magical. The housekeeping staff made turn down service incredible. Every potential need was anticipated and taken care of.



29 May 2022

Relaxing, luxurious, peaceful, so so great. Can't say enough nice things!

Service at the Rittenhouse is always top knotch—they make you feel so welcome and go above and beyond. It's really luxurious and in the nicest location to enjoy the city.

Nothing! It's literally a perfect place to stay in Philadelphia.

Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Breakfast in the room
  • - Special diet menus (on request)
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)


  • - Room service
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Barber/beauty shop
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Car hire
  • - Heating
  • - Allergy-free room
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Air conditioning
  • - Pet bowls

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - Business centre
  • - Fax/photocopying

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Express check-in/check-out
  • - Currency exchange
  • - Luggage storage
  • - ATM/cash machine on site
  • - Concierge service


  • - Sauna
  • - Fitness centre
  • - Spa and wellness centre
  • - Massage (additional charge)
  • - Indoor pool
  • - Indoor pool (all year)
  • - Beauty Services
  • - Facial treatments
  • - Waxing services
  • - Make up services
  • - Hair treatments
  • - Manicure
  • - Pedicure
  • - Hair cut
  • - Hair colouring
  • - Hair styling
  • - Body treatments
  • - Body scrub
  • - Body wrap
  • - Spa facilities
  • - Steam room
  • - Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • - Spa/wellness packages
  • - Fitness
  • - Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • - Happy hour (additional charge)
  • - Bicycle rental (additional charge)


  • - Garden

Entertainment and family services

  • - Babysitting/child services (additional charge)

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry
  • - Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Electric vehicle charging station


  • - Wheelchair accessible
  • - Visual aids: Braille
  • - Visual aids: Tactile signs

Pool and wellness

  • - Heated pool
  • - Shallow end
  • - Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • - Swimming pool
  • - Swimming Pool


  • - 24-hour security
  • - Key access
  • - Key card access
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers
  • - Breakfast takeaway containers
  • - Delivered food is securely covered
  • - Access to health care professionals
  • - Face masks for guests available
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