$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 1, 2015 Check-out: Feb 2, 2015

Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

4 stars
1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
139 reviews
Clean and Roomy

Perfect location, with a very spacious and clean room. See full review

  • BrittC
  • Jan 26, 2015
short trip

Excellent hotel, clean facility, professional staff. See full review

  • stacie
  • Jan 20, 2015
The Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia makes the most of its Center City location, with a rooftop pool looking out over the skyline. In-room video games, movies and extra considerations like quiet-zone floors for working during the week make it a favorite for those in Philly on business. Funky decor in various shades of red signifies the lounge areas, and cityscape prints adorn the bed-heads in the rooms. Cafe Express is handy for grabbing something on the way out of the lobby, but if you've got more time on your hands, Rittenhouse Square eateries are just beyond the hotel steps, whether you're craving a Philly cheesesteak or some English-style pub grub.
Key facts
  • 445 guestrooms
  • High-speed Internet access (fees may apply)
  • In-room dining
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour fitness center and complimentary passes to Philadelphia Sports Club gym
  • 16 meeting rooms
  • Liberty Ballroom for weddings and social events
  • Rooftop swimming pool, open from June to September
  • On-site ATM
Neighborhood
Situated on Market Street in downtown Philadelphia, the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia puts guests on the doorstep of monumental US attractions like the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall and the National Constitution Center. For family fun, take the kids to Franklin Square for a carousel ride or to the Philadelphia Zoo in Fairmont Park to the north for close encounters with exotic animals. Depending on the season, sports fans can cheer on Philadelphia's football, hockey or baseball teams at venues like Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia Eagles) located within a four-mile-radius of the hotel.
Hints and tips
If you need accommodations for disabled travelers, ask about one of the 17 ADA-compliant rooms available in the building.

Consider an Executive Club Floor upgrade if the idea of a private lounge, complimentary breakfast service, and evening refreshments sounds too tempting to ignore.

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

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Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia Rooms

One Bedroom Executive Ste King
Description not provided
Deluxe Two Queen City View
Deluxe Two Queen City View - 336 Sq Ft Various Views of Center City
Club Queen City View
Club Queen City View - access to club lounge Various Views of Center City
Club King City View
Club King City View - Access to club lounge. Various views of Center City
Club Two Queen City View
Club 2 Queen City View - Access to club lounge Various views of Center City
Junior Ste King Sofa City View
Junior Ste King Sofa City View - King Bed- Sofabed - Various Views of Center City
Club One Bedroom Ste King Sofa
One bedroom Suite with connecting King bedroom
Hospitality Ste Sofa Coty View
Description not provided
Deluxe ADA King Bathtub
Description not provided
Deluxe ADA King Communication
Description not provided
Deluxe ADA Queen Communication
Description not provided
Club Level One Bedroom Suite Kin
ADA MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE RI SHWR COMMUNICATIONS
Deluxe ADA Two Queen Comm Shwr
Description not provided
Deluxe ADA King Comm Shower
Description not provided
Deluxe ADA Two Queen Bathtub
Description not provided
Deluxe ADA Two Queen Comm
Description not provided
Club Junior Ste King Sofabed
Description not provided
Deluxe King Hospitality Ste Cn
Option to connect to a Deluxe King Guestroom
Deluxe King Hosp Ste Comm Conn
Description not provided
Club Two Queen City View Connect
spacious city view room with two Queen Beds
Club ADA King Pres Ste Comm Sh
1030 SQ FT SUITE
Deluxe Queen City View
Deluxe Queen City View 336 Sq Ft - Queen bed Various Views of Center City
Deluxe King City View
Deluxe King City View -336 Sq Ft - King Bed Various views of Center City

Amenities

  • Heated pool
General
Air conditioned
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Executive level
24 hour security
FEMA approved
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Casino
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Conference suite
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.3 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.4 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.5 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.5 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.5 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.5 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1 mi
  • The Palestra: 1 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 1.1 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.3 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.4 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.5 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.5 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.5 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.5 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1 mi
  • The Palestra: 1 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 1.1 mi
  • Independence Hall: 1.1 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 1.1 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 1.2 mi
  • Penn Museum: 1.2 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 1.2 mi
  • Christ Church: 1.2 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 1.3 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 1.4 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 1.4 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 1.9 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 2 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3.3 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.6 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.6 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.6 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 4.6 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,456.7 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,715.7 mi

Dining

Room Service
Available From 6am-1pm and 330pm-11pm- From Full Menu
Public House
Sports Bar

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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 (139)

Ratings and reviews for Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
139 out of 139
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.6

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Toronto, Canada
Jul 6, 2011

great location and excellent service

We were impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the general efficiency of the hotel. I would definitely return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Pumpkin Restaurant on South St

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CMartin438
Business
Montpelier, Vermont
Jun 15, 2009

Good placefor sporting & cultural events

Hotel was at a good location for sporting and cultural events. Saw Eric Clapton and Steve Windwood at Wachovia Center, Star Trek and Gallileo exhibits at the Franklin Institute and two interleague games between the Red Sox and Phillies. The baseball park was accessible by subway, and the museum was within walking distance. The only parking option at the hotel was valet parking that we did not need and would have preferred cheaper, non-valet parking. Breakfast buffet was pricey and did not look very appetizing, but a coffee shop in the hotel was a reasonably priced and had delicious egg sandwiches as a breakfast alternative. Once we figured out the traffic flow in the city, the trip was as enjoyable as others taken to the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

The museums are within walking distance of the hotel. This was our second visit to the Franklin Intitute, and the special exhibit on Star Trek was great. The Gallileo exhibit was informative, but took some digging to get the significance of his contribution to science within the exhibit.

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Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mark Penn
Business
Philadelphia, PA
May 21, 2011

Crowe

The hotel was nice...nothing special really. Friendly front desk, small bathrooms. Extremely expensive for what it was.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Durham, NC
Nov 19, 2009

Great location, good price, ok hotel

The location is terrific and convenient. Loved the free internet access. Some staff were very friendly and helpful, others less so. The lobby is small and not welcoming (I needed to spend several hours working before my room was available.) The attached English pub was average--food not very good and draft beers available only in 20 ounce glasses.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Easy walking distance to the Philadelphia Public Library, the Franklin Institute of Science, and the Art Museum.

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Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Charlie P
Business
New Jersey
Aug 25, 2011

It's about location

The hotel was nice and very clean. The best attribute of this hotel is its location in the heart of the downtown business district. There is no better location for business travel. The size of my room was good, however the bathroom was extremely small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bug Buster
Business
Troy, Mi
Nov 1, 2009

an OK experience

The hotel is nice. My room was next to the elevator and a bit noisy. The service was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wisconsin
Aug 15, 2010

Good central location

Hotel was decent and staff was very friendly and helpfull. It's an older hotel and althgouth it is now no-smoking, the room smelled of smoke. The bathroom needed updating as wel. The rest was fine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RockyFlats
Business
Milwaukee, Wi
Apr 27, 2010

Ordinary hotel with nice location

Hotel was okay...thermostat didn't seem to do anything. Older standard TV. Bed was comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Sep 27, 2010

Near everything but.....

The hotel is located near city hall which was great but the room barely held a queen size bed. Also house keeping might want to dust UNDER the desk. The plugs for the lamps etc were coated in dust.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try some of the BYO places off Rittenhouse square. Great food for very little money

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
illinois
Apr 18, 2011

Hustled in Phili

over priced. Inadequate internet services. Shower curtain did not inclose the shower ,so everytime we showered, the floor was flooded. No refrig or micro in the room. Vallet Service was $36.oo per day for hotel guest - really !!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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