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Rittenhouse Hotel
210 W. Rittenhouse Square
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Cross Street: Walnut Street
215.546.9000
Rates
From $355 Double

Among Philadelphia's luxury hotels, the Rittenhouse has the fewest and largest rooms and the most satisfying views -- which may be why Madonna stays here when she's in town. Built in 1989, it's a jagged concrete-and-glass high-rise off the western edge of Philadelphia's most distinguished public square. The lobby is tranquil and lovely, with inlaid marble floors, a series of frosted-glass chandeliers and sconces, and an amazing little gift shop. Next to the Four Seasons and the Ritz-Carlton, it's the only other AAA Five Diamond Award holder in the state.

Every guest room at the Rittenhouse is actually a suite with a full living room area, bay windows, reinforced walls between rooms, and solid-wood doors. All have great views: The park across the street is leafy and beautiful most of the year, and colorfully lit on wintry nights. The western view of the Schuylkill River and the parkway is dramatic. City scenes by local artists decorate the walls. Thirteen luxury suites include full European kitchens.

The in-house restaurant Lacroix is named after beloved founding chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, and is now helmed by maverick gastronome Matt Levin. The chic dining room overlooks the park, offering modern French cuisine. Smith & Wollensky, the New York steakhouse, has an outpost with a convivial bar off the main lobby, and the more casual Boathouse Row Bar & Grill has a late-night menu. The site was the original town house of painter Mary Cassatt's brother, and a charming trellised private garden features three of Cassatt's drypoints. Also on-site: A day spa and salon, connected to a sleek, spectacular health club and pool.

  • Cross Street: Walnut Street
    Rooms: 98 Units
  • Payment:
    AMEX, DC, MasterCard, Visa
    Fax:: 215.732.3364
    Facilites:
    3 restaurants; bar; lounge; 5-lane indoor pool; Adolf Biecker fitness club; spa; sauna; steam room; concierge; business center; room service; massage; laundry service; dry cleaning
  • Room Amenities:
  • Plush bed with pillowtop mattress, duvets, and king size down pillows (Foam pillows are also available)
  • 42” HD television with complimentary media hubs attached to play Ipods, MP3 players, portable games systems and laptops through the television.
  • Desk with complimentary WiFi and wired high-speed Internet Access
  • Luxurious marble bathroom
  • Oversized bathtub and separate shower with massage shower head
  • Hairdryer and timed heat lamp
  • Magnified shaving mirror
  • Aromatherapy Spa bath amenities
  • Laptop-sized in-room safe Dual-line speakerphones
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Individual climate control
  • Separate vanity and dressing area with illuminated makeup mirror
  • Plush bathrobe and slippers
  • 13” LCD televisions in the bathroom
  • Oversized bath sheets
  • Pet Friendly
    Parking: Valet parking $24
  • Public Transit: Bus: 21 or 42

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