Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

1800 Market StreetPhiladelphia19103USA
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About Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square is a family-friendly hotel with a seasonal roof-top pool located in downtown Philadelphia, near the city’s major attractions.

All 439 rooms feature free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a safe. Coffee-makers, iron/ironing boards, iPhone docking stations and daily newspapers are provided. Some rooms have a mini-refrigerator and suites include a separate living area with pull-out sofa.  Connecting rooms are available.

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square is totally smoke-free and offers express check-in/check-out. There’s an outdoor pool, fitness facilities and an art gallery along with a 24-hour business center, meeting rooms and event space. Complimentary coffee and tea are available in the lobby. Parking is available on-site for a fee.

The Art Bar serves creative small plates and cocktails. Ruth Chris steakhouse is set to open in the hotel in 2016.

The hotel is about 1.5 miles from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Rittenhouse Square is just a few blocks away.


1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103, USA
Telephone: +1 2155617500 | Fax: +1 2155614484 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Supermarket
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby Crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Easy Access to Philadelphia Sites

This downtown Philadelphia hotel is near many city attractions. The Liberty Bell and Independence Mall are about a 20-minute walk or a quick cab ride away. Reading Terminal Market is nearby and features every imaginable food. There's also an on/off shuttle bus that runs a loop around the city stopping at the Art Museum, Franklin Institute and other museums and attractions downtown.

Fresh New Rooms & Decor

The hotel underwent a major renovation in 2015 and guests love the new space. Updated rooms are modern and everything feels fresh, colorful and new.

Comfortable, Clean Rooms

Guests love the beds here and say they're among the most comfortable they've had at a hotel. Rooms are clean and well-appointed with a desk and chair and windows are floor-to-ceiling, with some offering spectacular city views.

Negative Reviews

No Rooftop Refreshments

Guests love the seasonal rooftop pool but say they're disappointed the hotel has no poolside food or bar service. They also comment that the view from the pool is not particularly attractive. Some suggest sprucing the area up with a mural or more plants to distract from the parking garage across the street.

Expensive Parking

Parking is at a premium in downtown Philadelphia and some guests bristle at the overnight parking fee at the hotel. There are parking garages nearby, but parking in general downtown will be expensive.

Unreliable Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi here is free but some guests report problems getting and staying online. Some say service is sporadic and depends upon where your room is located.

Rating Overview

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8.7 out of 10 based on 4457 reviews