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
My husband and I love staying at the Sofitel. The location is excellent for shopping and dining in the city. The staff is always so pleasant and accommodating. We love when Patricia greets us in the lobby. She always has a fresh smile and positive attitude no matter what challenges face her! We will definitely be back soon! Thank You!
We are here at the Sofitel currently for what was to be a relaxing extended weekend. We arrived late last night and everything went smoothly. The room is a bit dated as everyone mentioned and the bathroom doesn't seem very clean, there was rose pedals left on the floor from the previous person, but we were tired and will make due.
However, we were awoken to drilling, hammering, and construction being done on both sides of our room. When we called the front desk to ask when this will be over, we were told "As you know, we are currently renovating rooms, etc. etc. And it would end at 5pm" And when we were asked can we be moved to an area that is not under construction, we were told the construction is going on on all floors. Bu they said they would tell the people to keep it down. That was it. As if you can make drilling and hammering quiet. And NO, we did not know this place was doing renovations. Last time I checked, there was no notice on their website telling us.
It got a bit quieter and I tried to take a nap because again we wanted a relaxing weekend away, but again shortly awoken to loud drilling, and banging.
We work hard and just wanted to relax and sleep all day if we want and we should be able to paying $200+ bucks a night, and did not know we would need to be up or out the place between 10am and 5pm because they are doing construction on both sides of us. Why even put us in this room. Like what are we paying for then?
To be continued...
Wow from the moment you walk in and the bell boy offfers you a bottle of water while you are waiting to check in.... the reservation host introduces himself and coworker if you need anything at all,,TOP NOTCH SERVICE, and style. The atmosphere to meet long time friends in the lobby bar next to the fireplace... it feels like home but you are being cared for like royalty..
The room was gorgeous . Recently renovated rooms . Everything is Beautiful !!
Thanks Sofitel Philadelphia !! You are our GO TO when it comes to staying in PHILADELPHIA !!
Great location near Rittenhouse House Square..
Walkable to everything!!
My friends and I went for an afternoon tea. It was sooooo nice. the staff was very professional from the maître to the waitress. The tea choices were very nice and the luncheon was nice. I plan to go again very soon. I recommend this for anyone who enjoys tea and comfortable afternoon out with friends.
Sofitel Philadelphia is located in a perfect spot for shopping, and at a walking distance of the historical sites. Plenty of restaurants around.
Really comfortable, and friendly staff.
I travel to Philly for business since 2009, and I always chose Sofitel.