$150 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 20, 2014 Check-out: Apr 21, 2014

Sofitel Philadelphia

4 stars
120 South 17Th Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
187 reviews
Center City Getaway

An elegant yet hip hotel with a great location! Just minutes from all the great shops, restaurants... See full review

  • Kris Andrews
  • Jan 22, 2014
Great Hotel in Center City

Probably the most comfortable bed I have slept in. Room was clean, comfortable, and the hotel is... See full review

  • Horizon407
  • Jun 25, 2013
French elegance and Philadelphia hospitality at this Center City hotel
The Sofitel Philadelphia is elegant and refined and well suited for business and leisure travelers. The Sofitel is located steps from Rittenhouse Square's shops and restaurants and serves as the cornerstone of Philadelphia's new French Quarter. Rooms emphasize comfort and convenience. Each offers a fully stocked mini-bar and luxurious French bath amenities. Chez Colette, the hotel's chic French-style cafe, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in an atmosphere that evokes Paris in the 1920s. A morning coffee station on site with espresso machine and espresso pods, a fresh whole fruit, pastries (until 8:00 am) and add-ons like vanilla, cinnamon, syrup is available for free.
Highlights
  • Excellent Center City location, built on the site of the former Philadelphia Stock Exchange
  • Listed as one of the year's best hotels in the 2009 Travel + Leisure 500
  • Lobby lounge/bar with floor-to-ceiling windows


Location

The Sofitel Philadelphia is in the middle of the city's French Quarter, steps from the Walnut Street shopping corridor and Rittenhouse Square, and a mile from the convention center.

Rooms
Accommodations at the Sofitel are warm and inviting and reflect a contemporary French and American style. Each of the 306 guestrooms and suites in the 14-story hotel includes goose down duvets, a 37-inch flat screen TV, sitting area, marble bathroom with glass-enclosed shower and separate tub, L'Occitane bath amenities, high-speed Internet access, a Bose sound system and nightly turndown service.

Features
The staff includes a doorman and concierge who can arrange tour and ticket assistance, wedding services, event catering and dry cleaning/laundry services. A state-of-the-art fitness center is open 24 hours. Pets are allowed (call for details).


Transportation
  • SEPTA Subway Walnut-Locust Station (3 minutes)
  • Greyhound Bus Terminal (5 minutes)
  • Amtrak 30th Street Station (7 minutes)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (19 minutes)
Attractions
  • Rittenhouse Square (0.2 mi/ 0.32 km)  
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)
  • City Hall (0.9 mi/ 1.45 km)
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (1 mi/ 1.6 km)
  • Independence Hall (1.2 mi/ 2 km)
  • University of Pennsylvania (1.5 mi/ 2.4 km)
  • Professional Sports/Concert Venues (4 mi/ 6.4 km)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art (6.4 mi/ 10.2 km)
  • Sesame Place (27 mi/ 43 km)
Business

  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Banquet facilities
  • Event catering
  • Exhibit space
  • Multiple conference/meeting rooms
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

Policies and Fees
Free accomodation and breakfast for one child under 12 years old sharing parents' room (with space for a crib, rollaway bed or by using existing bedding) having breakfast as a family. No club access.

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

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

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Hotel Map

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

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 Academly 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
  • Libery 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 Academly 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
  • Libery 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 (187)

Ratings and reviews for Sofitel Philadelphia

Overall score

4.3 / 5
187 out of 187
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.2

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
GinaDaz
West Chester
Apr 15, 2013

Best Anniversary EVER... Thanks to the Sofitel!!!

I can honestly say that I can't think of one negative thing here. The staff was so incredibly nice - they altered my original opinion of Philadelphia customer service. We will definitely be back!!! Thank you!

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

Davio's Italian restaurant right across the street.

Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Business
Boston, Ma.
Nov 29, 2010

very nice stay and great value

3 night stay while attending conference at the convention center. I was able to walk to the venue in about 12-15 min. Personnel delightful! Room spacious and comfotable. No coffee pot in the room howevere complimentary on ground floor. Much better value than hotels suggested by the conference planners and much better location.

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

Business

Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
New Hampshire
Nov 23, 2010

Philly Marathon Weekend

My husband and I drove down to run the Philadelphia Half Marathon....it was great! The hotel was very nice and clean, up to date. Nice workout area with treadmills etc. Only problem was we were left early AM for the rum...came back around noon and the room had not been cleaned...in fact, no one came around the rest of the day. Also, the lobby door to the stairwell was locked....so when we walked down the stairs from the 4th floor...we couldn't get out and had to walk back upstairs to an elevator....a REAL safety hazard..I mentioned it to the front desk but didn't receive an explanation. Also runners...be aware...they don't put complimentary coffee out for guests until after 6AM!....I don't know about you, but I can't run 13.1 without my AM coffee!

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

Park your own car in a Public Parking Lot around the corner...MUCH cheaper!

Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
SLP Shopper
Ithaca, NY
Nov 22, 2010

Nice and comfortable

Staff was great. Bed was fantastic. Shower was snazzy. The only complaint I have is that a security guard was quite abrupt with me when I stepped out of my room for a phone call in the early evening - I suppose he was just making sure the halls and rooms were safe, but I was a paying guest! I would stay again. I went with friends, but it would be a great place for a couple to stay.

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

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
New York, NY
Nov 15, 2010

Great hotel!

We have stayed at this hotel several times and it is always a great experience. The rooms are clean and the beds are incredibly comfortable! Perfect for a relaxing weekend.

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

Reviewer score

4
Lives-Out-Of-Hotels
Business
New Haven, Connecticut
Nov 12, 2010

Awesome.

I stayed at Sofitel for one evening, but I certainly wished I had a few more nights! The bathroom was marvelous and luxurious, as was the bed. Plus, the concierge was very helpful!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

You're close to Rittenhouse Square.

Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Scarsdale, NY
Nov 9, 2010

Fantastic

The Hotel was clean- well located- the staff were professional and it was a pleasure staying there!

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

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Colorado
Nov 9, 2010

Easy access to cool stuff and comfort

The hotel is on a corner of Sansome street which has everything you could possibly need on it. There's just a ton of great stuff in a couple of blocks walk. So, we were very pleased with the location. The hotel was very nice. Fantastic amazing bed. I think they actually need the location and great stuff nearby to lure you out of the comfortable bed.

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

There is a great Anthropologie store just around the corner. Awesome!

Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
ZED
Steamboat Springs CO
Nov 9, 2010

Great place to stay

Great in all aspects. Staff friendly and accommodating. Hotel in a great location. Walk to PARC for a great dinner.

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

Daffys has great deals and it is right next to the hotel

Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Business
Mill Valley, CA
Oct 31, 2010

Excellent accomodations and service.

The Sofitel is in the heart of downtown. Easy walking to shopping, restaurants and clubs. Subway within walking distance as well. One of the more enjoyable hotel stays I can remember.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try the Continental and Fork Restaurants...both excellent.

Review of Sofitel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Boston
Oct 30, 2010

very nice looking suite

visited UPENN

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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