$120 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 24, 2014 Check-out: Nov 26, 2014

Sofitel Philadelphia

4 stars
120 South 17Th Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
194 reviews
One night getaway

The Sofitel exceeded our expectations for a small hotel it was elegant with well appointed décor,... See full review

  • Matthew's Mom
  • Oct 17, 2014
perfect in many ways

very very good choice, i was satisfied in many ways. Two small details got bonus points: 1. I... See full review

  • Erich5
  • Sep 21, 2014
The Sofitel Philadelphia hotel blends French elegance with American style, providing a refined environment for upscale business and leisure travel. Experience this sophisticated downtown Philadelphia hotel, which serves as the cornerstone of the new French Quarter, steps from Rittenhouse Square. Offering the height of contemporary comfort and convenience, this 4-star Philadelphia hotel provides the ideal setting, just minutes from the convention center and historical attractions.

Hotel Map

39.9508 -75.1689
Nearby airports
PHL, (PHL), 13.60, KM, N; PNE, (PNE), 32.00, KM, S;
Area description
Business district

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Sofitel Philadelphia Rooms

2 Db beds Dlx
LUXURY ROOM - 2 double beds, Sunny Exposure. 35 sqm/400 sq. ft.; Sunny Exposure; Marble bathroom w/ Glass enclosed shower and separate tub; Working Desk and Sitting Area w/ Coffee Table; Bathrobe and Slippers with Lanvin Amenities; Complimentary WIFI
1 Kg bed Sup
Superior Room with 1 King Bed. 30 sqm/350 sq.ft.; Marble bathroom w/ separate shower & tub; Work Desk & Sitting Area w/ Coffee Table; Bathrobe and Slippers with Lanvin Amenities; Complimentary WIFI; Rollaway upon request (subject to additional charges a
JrSuite 1 Kg bed
JUNIOR SUITE - 1 King size bed, extra living room. 45 sqm/500 sq. ft.; Separate Living Room and Bedroom with King Bed; Marble bathroom w/ Separate Shower and Tub; Work Desk and Sitting Area w/ Coffee Table; Bathrobe and Slippers with Lanvin amenities; C
1 Kg bed Dlx
LUXURY ROOM - 1 king size bed, Sunny Exposure. 35 sqm/400 sq.ft.; Sunny Exposure; Marble bathroom w/ separate shower & tub; Work Desk & Sitting Area w/ Coffee Table; Robe & Slippers w/ Lanvin Amenities; Complimentary WIFI; Rollaway upon request (subject

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express check in
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Currency exchange
Audio visual equipment
Florist
Computer rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Shower
Iron
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.3 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.4 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.4 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.6 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.7 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 1 mi
  • Independence Hall: 1 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 1.1 mi
  • The Palestra: 1.1 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.3 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.4 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.4 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.6 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.7 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 1 mi
  • Independence Hall: 1 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 1.1 mi
  • The Palestra: 1.1 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 1.1 mi
  • Christ Church: 1.1 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1.2 mi
  • Penn Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 1.2 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1.2 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 1.2 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 1.3 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 1.4 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 2.1 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 2.2 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3.1 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.5 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.5 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.5 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 4.6 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10.2 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,456.8 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,715.8 mi

Dining

CHEZ COLETTE
Savor an irresistible breakfast or a Sunday brunch in Chez Colette, our charming brasserie, also available for private events.
LIBERTE URBAN CHIC LOUNGE
Discover Liberté Urban Lounge, a chic downtown hot spot serving hand-crafted cocktails and contemporary, French-inspired food in one of the city's loveliest settings.
LIBERTE URBAN CHIC LOUNGE
Liberté chic urban lounge serving cocktails and contemporary French-inspired food in one of the city's loveliest settings.Gather with friends at the bar, Share an intimate moment in the lounge along the fireplace, or enjoy a meal in the dining area.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (194)

Ratings and reviews for Sofitel Philadelphia

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
194 out of 194
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.2

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jess Loves to Travel
Business
Whittier, CA
May 27, 2009

Nice spacious rooms, great location.

The Sofitel Hotel was an excellent choice for our trip to Philadelphia. The hotel doesn't look like much from the outside, but when you walk in the lobby is modern and clean. The staff was very nice and helpful. The rooms are spacious, clean and nicely decorated. There are many shops and restaurants within a short walking distance. Independence Hall, US Mint, Betsy Ross House only a couple of miles away. The only negative comment is that they charge way too much for parking at $36 per night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
ABQ NM
May 11, 2009

excellent hotel!

This hotel was very convenient to so much. Neighborhood was nice. Short walk to public transportation. Many good restaurants and lots of shopping. Hotel was clean, and nicely european. you really felt a sense of peace when you entered your room. Bathrooms were quite generous with a tub and separate standing shower. room size was large and not cramped. Overall, a very pleasant experience. I would have liked a couple of little things. 1) they would tell you if the bottle of water by your bed if complimentary or will be charged to you. 2) TV guide would be so helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Please take advantage of concierge service. When we wanted to eat at one of the popular restaurants, they were able to call and make us a reservation getting in at an ideal time that I am sure we would not have gotten had we called ourselves. We ate at a place that was standing room only when we arrived and the hotel had called about 30 mins earlier and got us this great reservation. Hotel relationships with restaurants is key and as guests you should take advantage of this service!

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Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Arlington, MA
Jul 6, 2009

Great hotel

We stayed two nights while in town for a wedding. The front desk was very friendly, offering to hold our bags since we arrived a little before checkin time, and were equally courteous when we returned. The room (regular, 1 King) was quite spacious even with the king size bed. It had a small sitting area with a coffee table, as well as a desk on a different wall (and a large flat screen TV). The closest was also spacious and felt like the kind of closet you'd want in your house rather than the typical hotel closet. French doors led to the bathroom that had a reasonably sized (glass) shower stall and separate tub. All in all, an elegant place to stay in a good location. We had dinner around the corner at Alma de Cuba - great ambience and delicious food! We didn't try the restaurant in the hotel, and lacking other options went to Dunkin Donuts for a quick breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TEB
Business
Charlotte NC
Jul 9, 2009

Good value but dog friendly

Beds are extremely comfortable, nice bathrooms, big LCD TV. Recently renovated ina first class way. We were surprised by the number of people with dogs staying there. Any/all rooms could have had a dog in it and this will present problems for people with allergies.They should restrict dogs to just certain rooms, like smoking rooms and not put them in any/all rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try the Happy Rooster....publike environment and good food. Marathon Grill is also a moderate priced choice.

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Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denver, CO
Jun 22, 2009

Pleasant Surprise

Beautiful hotel in a great location. Within easy walking distance to any number of destinations in the downtown area. Will definitely stay here again next time my travels take me back to Philadelphia.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HJ
Business
Atlanta Ga
Jun 30, 2009

Sofitel Philadelphia

Great location and good bar to meet friends. The rooms are very nice. But the hall are unusually loud; so normal actions, shutting doors etc, echoes down the hallway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Enjoyable dining outside around the Rittenhouse Square.

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Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PhilliesPhan
Business
Lancaster, Pa
Jun 21, 2009

Nice, but noisy

Beautiful room, friendly staff, but paper thin walls. Not the place to sleep in the next morning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
soxfaninna
Business
N. Adams MA
Aug 24, 2009

solid

The Hotel was fine and the staff very professional.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

many of the attractions do not open before 10 a.m.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denver, CO
Jul 20, 2009

Sofitel Philadelphia

Wow, they even let me check in an hour or so early...because I happened to be there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Bring your dress-up clothes to enjoy great dining and great nightlife for the younger (20s, 30s) crowd.

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Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
washington, dc
Jul 30, 2009

Sofitel Philadelphia

Great hotel. Great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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