$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 6, 2015 Check-out: Mar 7, 2015

Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

4 stars
View map of 1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
146 reviews
Business trip

Great hotel for the money. Parking was expensive but overall the hotel was very nice. See full review

  • Deborah N.
  • Feb 13, 2015
Great Hotel, Small Room

We had a king bed room, it was pretty small, not much room other than space to walk around the bed... See full review

  • Elaine M.
  • Feb 9, 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 (146)

Ratings and reviews for Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
146 out of 146
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Philadelphia
Apr 9, 2011

Nice little weekender

The restaurant downstairs was a great pub atmosphere. Loved the idea of operating the elevators with your room card! Checking in however, I was told my room was in "cleaning status" and wasn't ready yet; problem was, I checked in at 5:30 and check-in time starts at 4pm, so I was upset that 1.5 hrs after check-in time, my room still wasn't ready!

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

There are at least 10 dance clubs within walking distance from the hotel, something for everyone no matter your tastes.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Harrisburg
Apr 8, 2011

Girls weekend in Philly

The location was great. Only 2 miles from the train station and walking distance to most attractions. The staff was awesome. The beds we had were older box springs and mattresses comfy but not plush. The room was very clean. I do not recommend eating at the hotel pub.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The casino at the waterfront.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kyrlynn
Business
Pennsylvania
Aug 31, 2011

Not a Bad place to stay

The room was clean and comfortable, It was a little far from the downtown philadelphia attractions such as the Liberty Bell, but there were busses nearby that could take you down there. It was also within a short walk of the subway. If you wanted to use it to get to other parts of Philly.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Mexico
Jan 4, 2010

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia

very pleasant

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Andrew Taylor
Business
Seattle, WA
May 17, 2010

Just what you need: nothing more, nothin

Heating in our room didn't work. Called front desk. Engineer came in 5 minutes. Couldn't fix it. Moved us to another room: took another 5 minutes. Speedy & efficient, as was check-in, check-out and maid service. Nothing special, just a good simple, clean, quiet room. Alarmed at first that we were next to the elevator, but there was no noise from it.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

YOU NEED A CHECK BOX ON THIS FORM FOR "NOT APPLICABLE" eg How do you rate amenities if you had no need to try any?

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Boppyjo
Business
Avondale AZ
Jun 7, 2010

great hotel

The hotel was great and the staff was very pleasant and helpful. The only downside was the parking fee. This was not made known to me before I arrived. I wish i had known i may have picked a different hotel as it was $33 for 24 hours and i was there for 3 days so that did add up. The parking staff was great..

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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TNK45
Business
pennsylvania
Jul 15, 2014

weekend away

No complaints about the hotel other than the bathroom being a little cramped. The remodeled rooms were very nice.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TNK45
Business
pennsylvania
Jul 14, 2014

Weekend Away

The hotel was being renovated but it did not disrupt us during the weekend. The new rooms are very nice and beds are very comfortable.My only complaint was the bathroom being on the small side. The rooms do not have safes. There is a coffee pot and refrigerator.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ABTAllie
Business
Washington, DC
Sep 20, 2014

great stay!

friendly staff, we had an issue with our key cards that got fixed pretty quickly, nice clean and big rooms in center city philly close to many shops and landmarks

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mingshing
Business
Bay Area, Ca
Sep 30, 2014

perfect location

This hotel is not only in a great location to see all the sights its very clean quiet and the staff is lovely and helpful.They recommended a great bus tour of Philly and it was wonderful.I will be making several trips to Philly in the coming year and this hotel will be my first choice.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

I recommend the Barnes Museum.

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