The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
What We Love
- Regional American fare at 10 Arts Bistro and Lounge
- Serene treatments themed on creativity at the Richel D’Ambra Spa and Salon
- The impeccable downtown location right across from the stately City Hall
What To Know
- In-room dining is available 24 hours a day
- Dogs up to 30 lbs. are allowed with a non-refundable fee of $150
- Rollaway beds are available for a fee of $35
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Marble pillars and a domed rotunda harken back to the building’s days as a turn of the century bank. But the feel inside is buzzy and modern with a swank cocktail bar backed by bold fuschia panels, graphic printed rugs and banquettes in hot pink, orange and chocolate and modern chandeliers showering crystals from the ceiling. Locals and guests alike sip seasonal cocktails while DJS spin from 10-1:30 am Thursdays and Fridays with live music from 6:30-10 pm on Wednesdays. Organic, local ingredients inspire the regional American fare on offer at the bistro. And guests unwind at the award-winning spa, which offers treatments inspired by the city’s art scene (the “curtain call” includes a hot stone massage and aromatherapy). Upstairs, rooms feel traditional Ritz with a warm palette of pumpkin, buttercup and sage, marble bathrooms with mother-of-pearl vanities, flatscreen TVs and iPod/iPhone docking stations.
In the Area
By Philly’s City Hall, the brotherly vibes have long been in effect at bars like Mcgillin’s Olde Ale House, which has been serving up house ales since the year Lincoln took office. Across the street is the modern answer the brewpub, BRU Craft & Wurst, which serves up nouveau Bavarian fare and an extensive menu of brews, including some in massive boots and others self-served from taps on the wall. The hottest table in town these days is Talula’s Garden, a pretty little aerie with a farmhouse-inspired, 10-course tasting menu that changes daily based on what’s in season. Be sure to spend some magical time exploring Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, a dream world of colorful mosaics, tunnels and grottos that house a community art center.
How to Get There
I stayed here for a week on business. The hotel is in an excellent location in the downtown area..walking distance from many of the city's historic treasures.
The hotel itself is a historic building that has been converted into a hotel. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and modern. The service is good although not as good as some other Ritz properties. The food at the restaurant is delicious. I would recommend this centrally located hotel to anyone visiting the Philly.
This has got to be the worst checkin experience by far. 3 pm is the checkin time and we got a room at almost 6 pm. We understand its a busy holiday season but this mismanagement is not acceptable for a RC. And dont expect a room upgrade if you are Platinum Elite customer. The hallways are very dirty and unkept with towels lying everywhere, Easily the worst Ritz Carlton we have been to so far. There are better options in the area. Avoid this hotel.
Special thanks to the Ritz-Carlton team for making my first stay and engagement proposal a memorable one. I appreciate the pre-arrival email I received. The guest relations coordinator Isabel Ochoa did amazing. She set up a bottle of champagne 🍾 and a box of chocolate in our room. The front desk team were very friendly and professional especially Rose and the young man who assisted us during check-in. The call center lady was also amazing. After I proposed to my beautiful girlfriend, she was so excited she called the FD to informed them, the call center lady was very excited for her and offered us to go to the restaurant for a complimentary appetizers and drinks 🍹 but we were so comfortable in the room we didn’t go. I truly appreciate such nice gesture. The room was very spacious and clean. We had a great view and the overall service we received was A+. I highly recommend this Ritz-Carlton to everyone. Thank you 😊 Enjoy this lovely pictures.
Came here with some friends for a girls' weekend. The porters were absolutely amazing. Very friendly and helpful. The beds were extremely comfortable and the rooms were very clean. Just what I'd expect from a Ritz. The spa could have been a little larger and offered more services.
This is a very nice, high end, classy hotel. That comes with a price as you can spend $500-$700 per night here. However, do your homework. Keep checking daily and rates can change. Plus you can find specials at times as well and it can be more affordable. It has a fantastic location to city hall building. Plenty of bars and restaurants close by. Walking distance to the liberty Bell, freedom hall as well as Rocky statue and movie locations. The hotel is gorgeous with a grand lobby. The room was perfect, great view, separate shower and tub as well as separate water closet. Plenty of bathroom lighting for ladies to get ready and long mirrors as well. Very clean and no visible imperfections. Staff was nice, friendly and helpful. Only minor complaint is the elevators were small and a bit slow. Overall fantastic hotel.