The Rittenhouse

210 West Rittenhouse Square | Philadelphia, PA 19103  [SEE MAP]Philadelphia, PA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Overlooks Rittenhouse Square
Pricey daily valet parking fee
Owning the best address in the city, The Rittenhouse hotel has long been the standard against which to measure Philadelphia's other luxury hotels. Recent guests marvel at the grandeur of the property, from the wood-paneled lobby to the guest room windows overlooking Rittenhouse Square. On the premises, you'll find The Rittenhouse Spa & Club and several varied restaurants and/or bars to complete the opulent property. And then there are the stylish accommodations: Rooms are traditionally styled with duvets, complimentary Wi-Fi access and marble bathrooms with oversized tubs. The property also houses several dining options, including the award-winning Lacroix. But what recent guests say made their stay truly memorable is the impeccable service. Guests strongly emphasize that the gracious staff and old-fashioned elegance of the property rarely disappoint. And Leaders Club members are in luck – as part of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property grants perks like welcome gifts and upgrades.
Philadelphia, PA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 118 rooms
Primary View
City center



  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019



The service at Philadelphia five star hotel is unparalleled. From happily providing personal items that travelers commonly forgot to overnight shoe polishing service, the staff is among the most accommodating in the city. The 33-story building's sawtooth design gives the large guest rooms unusual shapes, with nooks and alcoves; all rooms overlook the famous park that gives the hotel its name or a quiet city view.



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.

Frommer's Exceptional


The indoor pool and gorgeous spa are highlights, and the latter features a salon and sauna. The renowned fine dining at Lacroix, and afternoon tea at the Mary Cassatt Tea Room, are popular among guests.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 980 have reviewed the The Rittenhouse, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 980 reviews 4.5 (based on 980 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Rittenhouse's rooms and suites are modern, yet they reflect the traditional elegance synonymous with this boutique hotel. Gold walls and crisp white bedding set a regal tone while amenities like pillow-top beds, massaging showerheads and oversized bathtubs will make guests feel comfortable. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access, overnight shoe shining service and Acqua Di Parma bath amenities.

    Standard room size500 square feet

    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Internet
    • Wireless internet
    • Free internet
    • Fee for internet usage
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    The Rittenhouse Hotel is located in the heart of Philadelphia in the Center City area. Overlooking Rittenhouse Square, the hotel itself is part of Philadelphia's history, as the property was once home to the Cassatt family's mansion. Mary Cassatt, the owner's sister-in-law, was a famous painter and the lounge, famous for its afternoon tea, is named in her honor.
    • The hotel is less than 2 miles west of the Liberty Bell and the historic center
    • Philadelphia International Airport is 10 miles southwest
    • About 9 miles from Philadelphia International Airport
    • 24-hour valet parking ($58)
    • 24-hour self-parking ($26 daily, no overnight)
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service (free)

    Within walking distance of:

    • Bus stop
    • Restaurants
    • Movie theater
    • Train station
    • Beach
    • Theater
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Grocery store
    • Shopping


    The award-winning Lacroix at the Rittenhouse features all-day dining, serving dishes made from locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. There is also Bar 210, found inside Lacroix, and the Library Bar, which serves a variety of drinks and small plates in the middle of bookshelves featuring books on the history of Philadelphia. The Scarpetta is another upscale restaurant on-site that serves Italian fare.
    • The Mary Cassatt Tea Room & Garden serves afternoon tea with savory and sweet treats like scones and finger sandwiches
    • Due to the popularity of the tea room, advanced reservations are recommended

    Number of restaurants4

    Cuisine TypesAmerican

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast


    The indoor saltwater pool is ideal for both exercise and relaxation, and it features a skylight as well as a handful of cushioned lounge chairs on the pool deck. There's also an adjacent outdoor terrace with additional seating.
      • Lap pool
      • Wading pool
      • Lazy river
      • Family pool
      • Infinity pool
      • Whirlpool/hot tub
      • Adults-only pool
      • Lifeguard on duty
      • Poolside service
      • Waterslide
      • Deck chairs or cabanas
      • Pool bar


      The Rittenhouse Spa & Club is a full-service spa featuring 10 treatment rooms and is designed with a chic urban feel; think contemporary furnishings with chrome accents throughout. There is also a separate salon by celebrity hairstylist Paul Labrecque that is popular with both hotel guests and Philadelphia residents.

        Services offered:

        • Massage
        • Facial
        • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
        • Salon services
        • Outdoor treatment area
        • Steam room
        • Sauna


        The Rittenhouse welcomes little guests with a variety of special amenities. For babies, parents receive a drying rack for baby bottles, a baby bathtub and a crib. Children's amenities include popcorn to complement in-room movies, mini bathrobes, a copy of the book "Goodnight Philadelphia" and a gift of choice from the hotel's treasure chest (for kids 10 and younger). There are also discounts available for tickets to the Philadelphia Zoo, the Adventure Aquarium and the Please Touch Museum.
          • Kids Club
          • Free Kids Club
          • Fee for Kids Club
          • Cribs
          • High Chairs


          The Rittenhouse's fitness center is large, with typical stationary cardio machines like treadmills and ellipticals, as well as free weights. The hotel also offers personal training and fitness classes including Pilates, water aerobics and cardio dance, to name a few.
          • Hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
          • Steam rooms available
          • Weight equipment
          • Cardio equipment
          • Yoga mats
          • Free fitness classes
          • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


          The Rittenhouse has 8,470 square feet of indoor event space, including a ballroom, a grand salon, boardrooms and more. The spaces come equipped with audiovisual technology like projectors as well as videoconferencing equipment. The property can host events for up to 500 guests. The business center is open 24 hours a day, offering computer work stations and a printer.
          • Jaguar driver service within 20-block radius (based on availability)
          • On-site catering service is available
          • There's also outdoor space for larger gatherings

          Number of meeting rooms9

          • Business center
          • Meeting rooms
          • Meeting and event planners available


          This hotel is pet-friendly and welcomes one dog or cat per person for a $150 fee per stay.
          • Dogs are gifted with personalized bowls and treats baked by the chef upon check-in
          • Dog sitters and walkers can be arranged by the concierge
          • Pets allowed (with fee)
          • Dog walking (with fee)
          • Pet-sitting (with fee)


          The Rittenhouse is able to host weddings large and small. The Grand Ballroom can hold 500 guests for a reception while the Mary Cassatt Tea Room with the adjoining Cassat Garden can hold 80 for a reception. On-site wedding specialists help plan every detail, and the staff at the hotel spa can help you primp for your special day.
          • Catering is provided by Lacroix restaurant
          • The spa offers hair and makeup services for bridal parties

          Maximum wedding guest capacity500

          • Hotel hosts weddings
          • Outdoor space for weddings
          • Wedding planners available

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