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Sofitel Philadelphia
Ranked #9 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

I love it here, comfy room, lovely bed, good staff...gym a little disappointing...fab breakfast..free internet...
I always like staying here...even in poor weather!! The iffy French chat makes me giggle...but the friendly ness of the staff makes up for it!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Vincent V, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Dear Sarahws888,

What a wonderful 5 star review!

I am pleased that you were able to indulge in all that we have to offer here from a comfy room and bed to a fab breakfast. We excitedly await your next arrival!

Warm regards,
Vincent

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Reviewed 3 February 2014

The Sofitel Philadelphia is exactly what you'd expect from a Sofitel. No more, no less. The location is amazing. Very central and easy to get to from the train station.

The decor and public spaces are not as nice as the Sofitel Water Tower in Chicago. The rooms are a very decent size.

Room Tip: The views of Rittenhouse sq are not worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vincent V, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Dear Mark A,

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and took the time to share your comments. Our downtown location is certainly convenient to all types of transit including the train. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Sincerely,
Vincent

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Reviewed 2 February 2014

I needed to be in Philadelphia on business (at the convention center). I didn't care to stay at the hotels immediately adjacent to the convention center so I tried the Sofitel after a really nice recent stay at their property in Strausborg, France.

The hotel is a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square. As is typical in downtown Philly, the streets are small and the traffic is slow so the entrance of the hotel is modest. Once inside, the property is amazing - great service from the staff and a well designed space.

I bought a small suite for this trip (panoramic pic attached), and it was large with a king bed and large comfortable sitting area. The bathroom was large with separate tub/shower, good water pressure and luxury toiletries. The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet (and could be "blacked out" with the curtains).

Being in downtown, there is really no view - it's all about the quality of the room, the location and the service. The location is stellar for everything in central city Philly. I recommend this property and the best tip is to buy the largest room you care to afford.

There a number of decent restaurants and bars within 3-6 blocks from the hotel (blocks are short in this part of the city) - so the location can't be beat if you need to be downtown.

Parking is expensive, but there is a lot literally across the street so if you care to self park that is an option.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Vincent V, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Dear CS_NewYorkCity,

I am extremely pleased that while you were visiting Philadelphia for a convention you enjoyed your stay with us, from the room appointments to the service provided by our ambassadors.

Our relationship with our guests is extremely important to us, and I thank you for sharing your feedback. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Warm regards,
Vincent

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Reviewed 31 January 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Daniel P
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Vincent V, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

I continue to return to this hotel for the friendly staff and the super location for business. Hotel has a nice lounge and gym. Food is good in the restaurant and through room service also. This hotel is a good value in city center.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the end of the hall way for less noise.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank craig c
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Vincent V, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Dear craig c,

I truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stays with us at the Sofitel Philadelphia, and I am delighted you are able to indulge in all that we have to offer here from our location to dining options.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Sincerely,
Vincent

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

My husband and I--along with numerous family and friends--stayed at the Sofitel in conjunction with our daughter's wedding. We booked a junior suite, a beautiful room which gave us lots of space and additional privacy. (Our daughter and her bridesmaids had a larger suite for "getting ready".) In addition, we made arrangements for our guests to enjoy the buffet breakfast the next morning in the Sofitel's restaurant, Chez Colette. Our own wonderful experience, coupled with the rave reviews we received from our family and friends, made it clear we had made the perfect choice. Check-in and check-out went smoothly and the rooms are larger than most in the Philadelphia area. Plus, the hotel is very close to Rittenhouse Square, which was perfect for out-of-town guests who wanted to go for a stroll and get a feel for the city. A special thank-you to Svetlana in the Sales and Catering Office, who was a wiz with the details and a pleasure to work with! The Sofitel Philadlephia is a gem.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank DancerPa
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Vincent V, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Bonjour DancerPa,

It is our honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to share in a special celebration such as a wedding. Svetlana is a wonderful asset to our team of ambassadors here at the Sofitel, and I am pleased she was able to assist you in all the details of planning.

Your feedback has certainly been a delight to read, and I thank you for taking the time to share. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Sofitel Philadelphia!

Warmest regards,
Vincent

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Great Hotel!! Great location. Lobby bar is nice and relaxing. Rooms are done very well with everything you could possible want. Would stay here again while in Philly!! Got a great rate which made it even better

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ryan B
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Vincent V, General Manager at Sofitel Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Bonjour Ryan B,

What a fantastic 5 star review!

I am pleased you were able to enjoy Liberte, our urban chic lounge, during your stay and found all that you wanted in the guest room. We excitedly await your next arrival!

Warm regards,
Vincent

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Additional Information about Sofitel Philadelphia

Address: 120 South 17th Street, (City Center West), Philadelphia, PA 19103-5115
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
#4 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#7 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#7 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#9 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range: £103 - £339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sofitel Philadelphia 4.5*
Number of rooms: 306
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between Philadelphia’s French Quarter and picturesque Rittenhouse Square in Center City, Sofitel Philadelphia blends French elegance with American style in the City of Brotherly Love. Our hotel’s unique style and casual sophistication starts in our breathtaking lobby, and the eclectic elegance shines in rooms and suites infused with warmth and filled with luxurious amenities. Enjoy lovely city views, French-inspired dishes, hand-crafted cocktails, and our relaxed ambiance, and let our accommodating staff tend to your every need. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, Sofitel Philadelphia provides a refined environment in which to enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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