$153 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 2, 2014 Check-out: Oct 4, 2014

Sofitel Philadelphia

4 stars
120 South 17Th Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
193 reviews
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
Chic & Comfortable

Gorgeously appointed, extremely spacious room. Most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Staff is... See full review

  • Singular Traveller
  • Jul 13, 2014
A hybrid of American and French design, the Sofitel Hotel Philadelphia is full of unique touches, from the Shaker quilt-inspired patterns in the stone lobby to the Art Deco lines of the suites themselves. Get your Francais fix at the Liberte Urban Chic restaurant, where both the cocktails and the pastries are precision-made, or settle in for some Continental-style brunch at the brasserie Chez Colette. Planet-21 certified for its use of eco-friendly practices and products, the Sofitel also has your personal health covered with an all-day fitness room.
Key facts
  • 306 guestrooms
  • Currency exchange
  • Wi-Fi in rooms and common areas (fees may apply)
  • Business center: copy/print
  • Fitness center
  • 2 restaurants: Liberte Urban Chic Lounge and Chez Colette
  • Valet parking
  • Indoor and outdoor wedding facilities to accommodate up to 300 guests
  • Pets allowed (2 per room, under 30lbs, fees may apply)

Neighborhood
The Sofitel's City Center West location makes it an ideal base for exploring Philadelphia, starting with the French Quarter neighborhood of the hotel itself. A short walk from The Shops at Liberty Place, massive performing arts venue the Kimmel Center, and the Walnut Theatre, visitors can pick and choose both cultural and retail paths. City Hall Metro stop is a few blocks away for roaming the city further, but you can still get to major historic sites like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall on foot (around a mile away).
Hints and tips
Looking forward to checking out the Philly art scene while you're in town? The Sofitel Philadelphia is right near The Barnes Foundation, where guests can tour Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, as well as tribal artwork from all over the world.

The Rodin Museum is also well worth visiting, for its 150-plus collection of legendary sculptures.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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.

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Guest Reviews (193)

Ratings and reviews for Sofitel Philadelphia

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
193 out of 193
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
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
May 25, 2009

Very nice place to stay

Great location, nice hotel. The bed was very comfortable. I was annoyed that the internet service was not free, and the hotel's restaurant was too expensive for what they gave you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Rittenhouse square, just two blocks south of the hotel.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Fort Lauderdale
May 14, 2009

Softiel Review

The hotel was a very pleasant surprise. Valet took car, check-in was seamless and efficient. The room was very large, decorated with style and comfort, the bed was super comfortable. The entire stay was above any expectations, I would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
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
Museum Maven
New York, NY
May 8, 2009

Good solid hotel, great location!

Great location, good service, excellent room service, and ah, those beds! Our second time there, we will gladly return. A little impersonal and big. Nice public areas, but corridors and room floors a little dark

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Rittenhouse Square and surrounding area ( South and West) have lovely residential streets (Delancey and Panama streets) nearby as well as Church on the Northwest Corner with Tiffany glass windows. Not to be missed.

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Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ph
philadelphia
May 1, 2009

ph

Positive experience. Would recommend this and stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many good restaurants in the area.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Washington, DC
Apr 23, 2009

Wonderful hotel!

Philadelphia is a great city for a family to visit. The Hotel Sofitel was very accomodating to our needs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NYCshopaholic
New York City
Apr 23, 2009

Pleasant stay for the second time...

A great weekend getaway - perfect location for shopping, dining, and nightlife. Great service, beautiful rooms, and friendly staff. This was my second stay - no disappointments here (well, maybe they should start offering complimentary internet access/wi-fi).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Walnut Street (1 block away) offers a great shopping experience, especially if you have time to kill until check-in.

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Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
nyc
Apr 22, 2009

The best weekend

perfect. the king suite is incredible in its amenities, size, and atmosphere. the beds might be a teeny bit too soft although not from age but cushiony filling and top layer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Philly Suburbs
Apr 22, 2009

This is THE place to stay in Philly

I'm a suburban Philadelphia resident who stayed at the Sofitel to celebrate my husband's birthday. Previously, this was one of two hotels where I scheduled room blocks for our wedding. The hotel's location and service are perfect, and the rates are competitive. If you mention a special occasion or event that you are celebrating, the hotel will often include some nice amenities. For my husband's birthday, they sent up a tray of petite desserts. The staff is helpful and friendly, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and Rittenhouse Square is but a short stroll away. The hotel's restaurant offers a delicious breakfast and has complimentary coffee and tea available for takeout.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

If you are planning a trip to Philadelphia, make dinner reservations at either Vetri or Amada. Vetri accepts dinner reservations two months in advance (best to call), and Amada can be scheduled through opentable.com. Also check out Capogiro, a gelato cafe with two locations.

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Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Braumeister Bob
Poulsbo, WA
Apr 22, 2009

Classy, Comfortable Hotel

This was our first experience in a Sofitel and we were definitely impressed. Our experience was wonderful from check-in and throughout our stay. The king size bed was one of the most comfortable we have experienced. All staff was friendly and helpful. The concierge presented us with written directions for driving to various sights. We'll definitely try Sofitel again in other cities.

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