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
Very nice hotel. The staff was very friendly and engaging with the clientele. I was there for my cousin's states-side wedding reception at the tail end of December, 2017. One of the employees wanted my autograph after seeing me break dance on the dance floor. It was nice to stay in the hotel where the staff like to have fun and work at the same time!
GREAT location. This place is right in the middle of everything you want to see in Philadelphia. We always stop off in Philadelphia when we are passing through that area due to the food, walkability, and variety of things to do, but normally we stay in a different hotel. This place had a great deal the Sunday of Veterans Day Weekend so we gave it a shot. Super fast and attentive valet service, if pricey. Sometimes you get the B team on an off night. We got a mix of the A team and the B team. Friendly at check in. No issue with the dog we were traveling with. The Bell staff leaves a little to be desired. On one trip upstairs, we ended up being forced toward the back of the elevator due to a large luggage carrier. We asked him to press 5, our floor, and he actually turned around and told us we should have done that ourselves. We missed our floor. On another trip down the hall, somebody wheeling a luggage cart yelled "look out" as we jumped aside to avoid getting hit. Neither issue is that tremendous, but it shows that training needs enhancement. The maid was lovely. She told us not to hurry on her account as we were getting ready to leave and went on to clean another room so we wouldn't feel rushed. The hotel is quiet and the bedding is very comfortable. If you want a good nights sleep, you will get it here. The decor is very nice but some of the carpeting was bubbling up in spots, and some of the finishes were worn including some peeling wallpaper and worn tiles in the bathroom. Not a big deal, but some additional attention to maintenance on the fifth floor would be helpful. Overall, dog friendly as advertised and a pleasant stay in general, just not quite four stars.
nice rooms, good location, friendly place, it is our go to place in Philadelphia. rates vary depending on when you visit. a slight french atmosphere, good concierge services, free computers in the lobby.
Location and staff are excellent. The 1 bedroom suites have a great layout; the bathroom has doors to the living room and the bedroom (very convenient if anyone is sleeping on the sofa bed). Robert at the front desk was charming and efficient. We always stayed at The Four Seasons until it closed, and are pleased to have found a new hotel in Philadelphia.
As a frequent traveler to Philadelphia (12+ times per year), I am familiar with most of the down town hotels. I was expecting a "bit more" from the Sofitel. Of all the other Sofitel hotels I have stayed in around the US, this was probably the "bottom of the barrel".One particular "pet peeve". There is no printer in the hotel business lounge in the lobby. Excuse me for being a bit "old-fashioned". I like to PRINT my airline boarding pass. There are THREE computer monitors, but no printer. I asked the hotel front desk for help. Their (simple) suggestion was to go to the American Airlines site and check in. Then copy the link for my boarding pass. After that, I should open Outlook on the hotel lobby computer, log in, and then email the concierge desk my airline boarding pass. And then maybe, (if the concierge wasn't too busy) someone would print off my boarding pass. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time, energy nor patience to wait for the hotel concierge to "help" me.Seems odd for a hotel NOT to have a printer in their business lounge area?