My husband and I traveled from NYC to visit Philly for the weekend. While Philly did not meet our expectations this hotel did! Very nice service and our room was cozy. The hotel was the best part of our trip!
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
There is a chocolate restaurant that was suggested to us by the hotel. It was great! When you go order the Fried Salmon Sandwich, DELICIOUS!!!!
My husband and I were there to move our daughter out of UPenn. While the location was not the most convenient for getting to/from the school (a lot of cab rides), it was great in the evenings. We had so many restaurants and shops around was. The
staff at the hotel was very nice and friendly. I loved the comforter on the bed! My only complaint was the fan in our room, #1429, was very noisy. I thought that was normal until we switched to a suite on our last night and enjoyed a very quiet room.
Ours was a combo business and pleasure trip. My husband and I and our three small children were more than comfortable here. Even though it's technically not permitted, we were able to easily fit two travel cribs in the room with us. The
housekeeping staff was incredible. They even folded the baby blankets and propped the stuffed animals on the bed. The valets and bellman were also extremely accommodating, helping us with all our extras anytime we needed it. During our stay, the hotel was almost completely booked due to a city-wide convention, and you never EVER noticed that certain kind of stress I've seen from hotel staff during those kinds of events. They handled things like an overflow of checked bags and an influx of valet requests with patience and professionalism. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone considering a stay in downtown Philly.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Sofitel in Philadelphia. It is well located to restaurants and Citizens Bank Ball Park where the Phillies play. The room was very comfortable but had a couple of issues; no free WiFi, and a very poor TV
Also, very poor shopping downtown.
Centrally located to all the best shopping, great hotel service, clean impeccable rooms, nice bar, and late nite room service. Everyone at the hotel was very friendly. The concierge knows it all and gave great recommendations that made our trip