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Safety index

76 out of 100

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Safe area

Business

Business

Eco-certified

Luxury

Luxury

Pet-friendly

Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square

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8.7

Good (2,410 ratings)

Philadelphia, United States - 

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280 m Rittenhouse Square

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840 m Pennsylvania Convention Center

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910 m Reading Terminal Market

Hotel Overview

Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square is highly regarded for its prime location, exceptional service, and elegant accommodations. This luxurious hotel caters to both leisure and business travelers, offering an array of amenities and a serene atmosphere in the heart of the city.

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Hotel highlights

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  1. Exceptional Location: Situated in a prime area, allowing easy access to local attractions, shopping, and dining.
  2. Outstanding Service: Staff are praised for their professionalism, attentiveness, and willingness to go the extra mile for guests.
  3. Comfortable & Elegant Rooms: Guests appreciate the spacious, well-appointed rooms, highlighting comfort and elegance in the design.
  4. Amenities: Offers a wide range of amenities, including a fitness center and business facilities, catering to the needs of both business and leisure travelers.
  5. Cleanliness: High standards of cleanliness and maintenance throughout the hotel are consistently noted by guests.
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Area for improvement

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  1. Pricing: Some guests find the hotel to be on the pricier side, especially when it comes to additional services and amenities.
  2. Room Soundproofing: A few guests have mentioned that the soundproofing between rooms could be improved to ensure better privacy and quietness.
  3. Wi-Fi Connectivity: Occasional complaints about the reliability and speed of the Wi-Fi connection.
  4. Parking: The convenience and cost of parking have been points of contention for some visitors.
  5. Room Service Menu: Limited options and variability in the room service menu have been noted as areas for improvement.

Amenities

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

Laundry

Laundry

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

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Score icon8.7

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Total 2,410 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.4

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8.8

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booking

817 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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expedia

1,593 Reviews

8.8 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location was mentioned 363 times

4% Negative93% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Lydia W4 months ago
2/5Google icon

I really would have loved to give this hotel five stars but I was really concerned for my safety and the staff did not seem to be surprised. Firstly, I will say the rooms are spacious and clean. The hotel is a bit outdated but everything still works and it seems to be renovating at the moment. The location is honestly perfect, it’s surrounded by everything you need and walkable to many attractions. However, the night that I stayed there, we had a complete stranger knocking on our door at 2am. His knocking woke us up and continued on for ten minutes. When I first went to look through the door view hole, I saw a man with a ski mask on. There was a logo on his sweater and it was not the police logo nor the hotel staff logo. Even after he stopped knocking, he lingered in front of the door for another five minutes. I ended up calling the front desk asking if they allowed anyone upstairs to our room they responded, “No, we will send security over”. I don’t want to assume, but the front desk did not sound surprise and did not ask any further questions. I was shocked how it didn’t phase them that there might have been a trespasser in the hotel at 2am. I’m not sure what the protocol is in general for these types of situations, but I never heard back from the hotel with any explanation or follow ups. It was as if nothing had ever happened and security cameras did not play a part in this. I genuinely hope this is a one off experience but I’m not sure I’d stay here again for this reason.

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Laura Mock5 months ago
5/5Google icon

This was a quick business trip so I didn't get to enjoy the hotel/area as much as I would have liked. However, I was upgraded to a suite and it was so appreciated. The room is well thought out. Robes, slippers, shower cap, good lighting... These things aren't often found in hotels. The restaurant was excellent with exceptional service.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 306

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Number of floors 14

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Year Built 2000

WiFi Quality

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11

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204

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48

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

Rittenhouse Square

280 m

Pennsylvania Convention Center

840 m

Reading Terminal Market

910 m

University of Pennsylvania

1.19 km

Liberty Bell Center

1.5 km

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Getting around

15th-16th & Locust Station

350 m

Philadelphia, PA (ZFV-30th Street Rail Station)

1.33 km

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Airports Nearby

Philadelphia Intl. Airport (PHL)

8 km

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Restaurants

Gran Caffe L'Aquila

140 m

Capital One 360 Cafe

Nearby

Cava

140 m

Konditori

Nearby

Honeygrow

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

58 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

29 out of 100

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Philadelphia safety index

Safety

Crime

76

Overall Safety Index

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An average rating of the six safety categories

76 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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64

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Physical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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53

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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61

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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77

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

66

Overall Crime index

High

An average rating of the crime categories

66 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

71

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Mugging or robbery  63/100

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Car theft  53/100

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Car break-ins  66/100

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Home break-ins  56/100

Violent crime severity

High

73

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Physical attacks  61/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  47/100

Other crime severity

High

78

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Insult or harassment in public  65/100

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Corruption or bribery  63/100

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Drug problem  80/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.9 - $5.5

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Coffee

$1.8 - $7.4

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $1.6

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$10.1 - $27.6

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.8 - $3.2

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.1

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$50.6 - $161

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$11 - $23.9

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McMeal at McDonalds

$7.4 - $11

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $2.8

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Public transport, monthly pass

$88.3 - $124.2

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.8 - $1

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$39.6 - $69

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$22.1 - $92

Weather In Philadelphia

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Precipitation In Philadelphia

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.59

PM1020

45

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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