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
- 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
This was my first time staying with a Sofitel hotel and the stay was an absolute delight. My wife and I were visiting Philadelphia for a concert and were treated quite well by Andrew and Will at the front desk during check-in and check-out. William in Concierge was also really helpful and fun to talk to, and recommended a very delicious nearby restaurant that was absolutely perfect for my wife's birthday. The room itself was spacious, comfortable and the in-room dining and guest services teams were speedy and very accommodating with requests. The location is also ideal as it is close to everything in and around Rittenhouse Square. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in this section of Philadelphia.
Love this hotel. Great location. Superb staff. That said on this trip I was slightly disappointed by a few little things. The hairdryer in the room lacks power. The shower flooded and the usual gripe the noisy doors to every room slamming.
The BEST part of this hotel was the spectacular staff!!! But ADDITIONALLY the room, room SERVICE (which saved us after a long trip!) and overall assistance (super comfy pack and play for the LO, because we left ours in the car--no charge, no fuss!) was impeccable. I only regret we got there late and had to leave early, but had phenomenal experiences on both ends :) great coffee and croissants! the bellmen are HILARIOUS!
We picked this hotel (my husband, 6 year old and I) because it’s close to shops, the museums, etc. and boasted great reviews. Smh worse decision ever. The rooms are high priced and lack luster. We stayed in the “luxury suite” which is more like a motel room. There are no kid channels, a north philly bathtub, and scratched up bathroom doors. There’s a wonderful view of the hotels air conditioners, and a very unfriendly front desk staff. No tips for dinner, no explanation of amenities, nothing. Never again!!
We checked into this hotel last friday and checked out on Sunday. Out of the luxury hotels we've stayed at in Philadelphia, this was the worst and the most expensive so far. We hit traffic when coming up, arriving late on Friday and they refused to hold the room for us when we called in, instead offering upgrades for $50/night. You will find a much more accomodating hotel and staff at the Loews (which is nearby in a historic tower) or the Kimpton Monaco for a lot less. Everything else was average and unimpressive for how expensive it was.