What We Love
- A French-infused stay in the city center
- Great central location just one block from Rittenhouse Square
- 24-hour fitness center
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What To Know
- Chez Colette is currently open for breakfast; lunch and dinner are served in Liberte
- Valet parking is available for $60 per car, per day; $70 for SUVs per day
- Free WiFi but hi-speed will run you $13.99 per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A stay at the Sofitel in central Philly puts you in the chic French Quarter area and near Rittenhouse Square, named after its tree-filled park and home to some of the city’s best restaurants and boutiques. Housed in the former Philadelphia Stock Exchange Building, the French-influenced Sofitel has reworked the historic space and infused it with a look and vibe that are both French in flavor and subtle in American style.
Bed and Bath
The hotel’s 306 guestrooms are seriously spacious, fitted with plush beds, oversize desks and large marble baths. Expect American touches like Quaker furniture mixed with refined details, such as Lanvin bath amenities. Group travelers and families can cozy up in the 400-square-foot Luxury Two Beds Rooms, while for longer stays, the Junior Suites offer 500 square feet of space and separate living areas; many rooms have views of the Liberty One and Liberty Two buildings.
Keeping with the Sofitel brand’s French roots, you can enjoy delicious eats at Chez Colette, the hotel’s stylish restaurant (named for the famed author), which serves breakfast only. End your day with a cocktail at Liberté lobby lounge, where the signature White Grapefruit Cosmopolitan and Real Raspberry Lemon Drop are favorites among the after-work crowd. For exercise fiends, the hotel’s fitness center is open around the clock, and the great central location means the Philly is best navigated on foot.
In the Area
Learn absolutely everything there is to know about the U.S. Constitution at the National Constitution Center, the only museum in the country dedicated to We, the People. Parc Brasserie in Rittenhouse Square pays tribute to French café culture. The breakfast and brunch menus are a favorite among locals, and you may run into a who’s-who of Philly while dining. In the summer months, a river cruise along the Delaware River aboard the 48-foot schooner Summer Wind is a great way to see the city, and a big night out should include tickets to a performance by the Philadelphia Orhcestra in the elegantly designed, cello-shaped Kimmel Center.
How to Get There
Truth is I was a bit disappointed when I first saw the building, very ordinary, styleless, which is very surprising for a Sofitel!
Hopefully, you feel much better inside, the staff is friendly, helpful, our family bedroom was nicely decorated with two big beds, a big TV screen, a nice bath room, a good wifi access and complimentary water bottles, always appreciated.
Air conditioning is working well, not noisy.
And a big applause for the breakfast, nice quality and great choice of breads, cereals, eggs, bacon, sausages, fruits, dishes, real orange juice, etc. And free for kids under 12!
We stayed at the Sofitel at Rittenhouse Square in July. The service was excellent, particularly that of Owmar Sylla, who went out of his way to make my sometimes shy son feel welcome and at home. Owmar always had a kind word and would go out of his way to help us even when we didn’t ask. The accommodations were nice, the food was good but Owmar was what really set our trip apart. Thanks!!!
We would like the highlight, the excellent customer service we received from Miguel. We had breakfast in the Sofitel and Miguel went out of his way.
Normally break fast can be a rush but Miguel made sure we enjoyed the experience and nothing was too much to ask,
Thank you Miguel for your kindness
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