We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Really Great” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square
Ranked #28 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Manchester Township, New Jersey
Level Contributor
30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Really Great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel, we had a black tie function at a hotel up the street. The parking was convent, lobby was beautiful with nice staff. I got my hair done, an up do, at their salon and had a very pleasant experience, my hair looked beautiful. The room was nice. The bed was a bit firm, but comfortable. Lots of space in the room. We also got room service for breakfast the next morning and it was delicious. I would definitely stay here again

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank Theresa W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Joanne-1Hotel, General Manager at The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear Theresa W,
Hello! Thanks for posting a review of your recent stay. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and would return to the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia. The Warwick Hair Salon is a little gem in our hotel especially for up do's! Enjoy the upcoming holiday season and we'll see you soon. Take care, Joanne Cunningham, General Manager.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,991 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    809
    747
    258
    103
    74
See reviews for
362
677
148
490
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (165)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
84 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We loved this hotel. The hotel has been completely restored. The lobby is gorgeous with beautiful chandeliers. The hotel bar is is swanky city chic. The hallways are decorated with black and white photos of architecture in Philly. The rooms are very modern with all the bells and whistles. The beds and linens are top notch. I slept like a baby. They really did a beautiful job in the rehab. Everyone was very helpful. I will say that the shuttle to the airport was extremely late. We almost missed our flight. Plan ahead for the trip to the airport. It isn't controlled by the hotel so we don't blame them at all. They did everything they could.

The location is PERFECT. Anything you want to do or see is within walking distance.

Room Tip: Our room was very quiet for sleeping but didn't have a view. Our window looked out to the build...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank shanchicago
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Joanne-1Hotel, General Manager at The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review, 10 November 2013
Dear shanchicago:
I am delighted that you had such a pleasant stay with us and that you were able to experience the personalized service that we pride ourselves on. I will share your comment with the team and we all look forward to an opportunity welcome you back to the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia!
Take care, Joanne Cunningham, General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Leesburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
109 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

We stayed for one night on the first day that the new lobby was open. It was very modern and beautiful. We were upgraded to a more spacious room because all of the rooms with kings were full, which was fine for us. The room was modern and very clean. There were a few remnants of the old rooms (weird airconditioner), but we were very happy. The best feature is that the shades close very tightly over the windows so the rooms stay dark in the morning. There was a little bit of street noise, but not bad. We would definitely come again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Boonstra
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Joanne-1Hotel, General Manager at The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Dear Boonstra:
Thank you for your comments and your posting on Trip Advisor about your recent stay at the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia.

The lobby is spectacular and i appreciate the time you took to let me know about your stay. I hope you signed up for our Club Carlson loyalty program while you were here so you can starting earning points right away. If not, let me know and I will take care of enrolling you.

Thanks again,
Joanne Cunningham, General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
United States
Level Contributor
112 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Firstly I must agree with most of the reviewers the bed and room were comfortable

Found all the staff to be lovely, helpful and friendly, especially Troy

The room has recently been refurbished:

Bed Lovely
Black out blinds excellent
Television good size
Coffee and tea in room and, if like us you prefer your coffee a little stronger, there is a coffee shop in the lobby area

The new side chair and stool look out of place in the room, they look like something you see at the side of the road with a sign saying 'free, help yourself'

The toilet had a slow leak which meant that it kept refilling, this even woke my daughter.

But by far the worst feature was the street noise, I cannot understand why any hotel would undertake a refurbishment without sound proofing rooms. The noise was so bad that you could sing along to tunes being played on radios outside and we were on the 10th floor! We often couldn't hear the television over the traffic noise and kept checking that the windows weren't open.

Philly doesn't seem to sleep on Saturday nights and along with the horns, sirens and reversing beepers we were treated to singing - thought that the x-factor was on location at one point.

The city starts early and preparation starts earlier, by 5am the traffic noise is enough to wake even the heaviest of sleepers. The reversing beepers were by far the worst as the succeeded in waking me every day.

If the road noise wasn't enough to wake you alarm clocks in adjacent rooms certainly did - I suspect that some of them had been left on despite the room being vacant.

Would I recommend this hotel, no, it was a good price but we came home shattered through lack of sleep. If you aren't noise sensitive then this could be a good choice as the price maybe lower than others in the area.

Room Tip: Not anywhere near a road and as high up as possible to limit street noise.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Vendue2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Joanne-1Hotel, General Manager at The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Dear Vendue2
Thank you for sharing your comment about your recent stay at the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia.

I apologize for the street noise you experienced during your stay. I have made a note in your profile that when you return an accommodation on the interior of the building to be provided.

Thank you very much for recognizing our amazing staff!
Take care,
Joanne Cunningham, General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level Contributor
69 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We recently stayed at the Radisson Plaza-Wariwck on a weekend trip to Philadelphia, and were glad we did. This historic property has undergone a massive renovation, and the lobby was being completed while we were there...All the rooms have been updated floor to ceiling, with a more modern look, the beds were EXTREMELY comfortable for sleeping, although the A/C unit fan seemed to blow directly in the direction of the bed. Having stayed there only for the weekend, we were not privy to any of the construction noise, that may occur during the week.. Hopefully the interior and exterior entry will be complete soon.. We had to come in thru a side entry, thank goodness for the valets, they were quick and efficient.. The great location of the hotel is one of its best features. Its only a block from Rittenhouse Square, and some of the best restaurants in the city.. Its a comfortable 20 minute walk to the Barnes Foundation museum or The Kimmel Center.. I would return again...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank warner50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Joanne-1Hotel, General Manager at The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Dear warner50,
Thank you for posting your comments about the hotel in Trip Advisor! We opened the lobby on Friday November 1st to lots of ooh's and ah's as the lighting, seating and overall ambiance is spectacular.

I appreciate your posting and hope that you reach out for your next visit to we can personally take care of your reservation. Thanks also for mentioning the staff - they went over and above during the redesign to make everyone comfortable as they always do!. I will share you comment with them.
Take care,
Joanne Cunningham, General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Washington
Level Contributor
61 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Like all the Radisson hotels we have stayed at, this one is well managed and modern in design. Its current construction problems will no doubt eventually be completed, though on a weekend we didn't experience the noise that apparently causes concern weekdays. However, a room here doesn't come cheap and at that price one could expect something more than the smalll room we received with a view of a brick wall in an adjacent commercial building. Modern decor is fine but one could also use a comfortable chair to sit on and read. On the positive side, it is in a great location, near Rittenhouse Square and a few blocks from concert halls and theaters.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Wolfgang3002
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Joanne-1Hotel, General Manager at The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Dear Wolfgang3002,
Friday November 1st we finally re-opened our front doors on 17th street and became officially Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia. An iconic landmark hotel in downtown Philadelphia with an address second to none!

Thanks for letting me know about your visit as it helps us to continue to improve in providing great accommodations and an experiential trip for others.
Take care,
Joanne Cunningham, General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Five night stay, October 2013.

Cons: The hotel was still upfitting the lobby and the construction on the exterior street level started with trucks backing in at 7AM. This is an older hotel and is in an urban area, so street noise is to be expected - however jackhammers at 8AM is not. Staff did not advise this would be occurring. The windows in the hotel HAVE been upgraded since construction in the 20's but do nothing to mitigate ambient street noise including vehicles and pedestrians.Other than the noise issue, the room was clean but sparsely fitted. The side chair and table are modern and really unuseable. Lighting was dim in the room. LCDTV's are good sized but have few channels and some appeared to be affected by poor satellite reception.

Pros: Bathrooms appeared to have been recently upgraded and are nicely tiled and clean. Good lighting with vanity mirror and hairdryer. Staff was accomodating and did not annoy with door knocking or calls. Complementary papers and bottled water were nice. Check in and out were very fast with no issues at all. Linens were very good quality with plenty of pillows on the king size bed and comfortable threat counts for sheets and towels. HVAC unit in the room worked well with a seperate wall-mounted thermostat. Windows can be opened about 4 inches to let in fresh air and the rolldown shades are light blocking - a very nice touch.

Probably a better business hotel or couple getaway than a family hotel. Three and half stars.

Situated within walking distance of most anything you'd want to see in center city Philly, except for the museums and historical things (Liberty Bell/Betsy Ross). Plenty of good restaurants close by although the in-house steak restaurant was pricy (did not dine).

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank A F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Joanne-1Hotel, General Manager at The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Dear A F,
Thank you for your recent posting at Trip Advisor. Yes, finally the lobby has been completed and our front and main entrance to this grand building has been restored.

Yes, we are excited about our re-branding to Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia just recently on November 1st.. The last and final phase is lobby but as you saw all of our guest rooms are completed with stylish and contemporary décor and lots of conveniences.

Thank you also for your kind remarks about the staff me embers.

Take care,
Joanne Cunningham, General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Philadelphia hotels
City Center West
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
City Center West
Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel
Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel
#9 of 85 in Philadelphia
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,152 reviews
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
#7 of 85 in Philadelphia
4.5 of 5 bubbles 4,501 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
City Center West
Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel
The Rittenhouse Hotel
#1 of 85 in Philadelphia
4.5 of 5 bubbles 760 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square

Property: The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square
Address: 220 South 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6303
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
#12 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#15 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#22 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#30 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square 4*
Number of rooms: 301
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sophisticated. Stylish. Uniquely Philadelphia. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square is where history meets innovation and culture. This hotel is high on design and style and located in Philadelphia's most prestigious address, Rittenhouse Square. This luxury center city Philadelphia hotel is in the epicenter of boutique shopping, entertainment and many of Philadelphia's award winning restaurants. The stunning illumination and architecture in the lobby, graceful fireplaces and comfy seating areas complement your stay. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, TravelUp, Agoda and Odigeo so you can book your The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Warwick Hotel Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Philadelphia
Radisson Philadelphia
Warwick Philadelphia
Philadelphia Radisson

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing