$152 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 3, 2014 Check-out: May 4, 2014

The Latham Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

3 stars
135 South 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
45 reviews
Amazing

This hotel was incredible. The staff was great and everything was so accommodating. One of the... See full review

  • Half Man Half Amazing
  • Feb 25, 2014
Relaxing, luxurious hotel in the most exciting part of Philly

I'm a Philadelphia resident but occasionally like to spend some bones on a fancy hotel in Center... See full review

  • PleazBuyMeThings
  • Dec 26, 2013
Charming European style downtown in a national historic landmark

The Latham is a classic European-style boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, steps from Rittenhouse Square. The lobby welcomes guests with high ceilings, glass chandeliers and European charm. Once an apartment building for Philadelphia's elite, the Latham retains its residential and intimate feel. Guest amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a well-equipped fitness room and complimentary use of the business center, which contains a computer with high-speed Internet access, a printer and a copier.

Highlights
  • The Latham is registered as a National Historic Landmark and is a member of Historic Hotels of America
  • One block from Rittenhouse Square and Restaurant Row; Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and City Hall are within six blocks
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access
Rooms

Guest rooms at The Latham are decorated in a Victorian-style motif, all with a unique floorplan. Some rooms feature large bay windows offering street views. Standard amenities include cable television, writing desks with chairs, voice mail, coffee makers, hair dryers, terry-cloth robes, irons/ironing boards, and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Complimentary newspaper delivery is available every weekday. Nightly turn down service is available upon request.

Features

The Latham Hotel was constructed on the original site of the home of William Bucknell, founder of Bucknell University. In 1915, the 14-story structure opened its doors as the Latham Apartment House, operating until the late 1960s. It was opened to the public as The Latham Hotel in 1970. The Latham has been recognized on the National Register of Historic places by the United States Department of Interior and is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Transportation
  • SEPTA Subway Walnut-Locust Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Amtrak 30th Street Station (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Greyhound Bus Terminal (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (9 mi/14.5 km)
Attractions
  • Rittenhouse Square (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Historic District (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Professional Sports/Concert Venues (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
  • Sesame Place (22 mi/35.4 km)
Business
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Business Center
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • High-speed Internet access
Policies and fees
  • Valet parking with in and out privileges $38 USD per day
  • Dogs 30 lbs and under accepted at $30 USD per night

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

The Latham Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts Rooms

1 Bedroom Suite 2 Double Beds
1 Bedroom Suite-2 Double Beds- Living room WIFI- Safe - Mini Fridge - LCD 32TV
One Bedroom Suite King Accessibl
1 Bedroom Suite-1 KG- roll in shower Living room-WIFI-Safe-Mini Fridge
Deluxe Two Doubles Beds
Deluxe room 2 Double Beds- WIFI - Safe Mini Fridge - LCD 32TV- 225 SQFT- Cityview
Deluxe King Room
Deluxe room 1 KG Bed- WIFI - Safe - Mini Fridge LCD 32TV -Cityview -225 SQFT
Executive King Room
Executive room 1 KG Bed- WIFI - Safe Mini Fridge - LCD 32TV - Cityview
1 Bedroom Suite King Bed
One Bedroom Suite-1 KG Bed- Living room WIFI- Safe - Mini Fridge - LCD 32TV
Deluxe King Room Accessible
Deluxe room 1 KG Bed accessible- roll in shower WIFI - Safe - Mini Fridge - LCD 32TV-Cityview

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Casino
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Porters
Copy service
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Room
Television with cable
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Sitting area
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

39.9501 -75.1689
Nearby airports
Philadelphia International Airport, (PHL), 9.00, MI, NE; Lancaster Airport, (LNS), 73.00, MI, E; John F. Kennedy International Airport, (JFK), 110.00, MI, SW; Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Airport, (ABE), 65.00, MI, S
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.3 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.5 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.6 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.7 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 0.9 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 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.3 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.5 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.6 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.7 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 0.9 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
  • Independence National Historical Park: 1.2 mi
  • Penn Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1.2 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 1.2 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1.3 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: 3.4 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.4 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.4 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 4.7 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10.2 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,456.8 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,715.8 mi

Dining

Urban Enoteca
Prime corner location in the heart of Philadelphias shopping district. Hip neighborhood wine bar and restaurant. A delightful mix of urban vintage charm dotted with a touch of contemporary modern sophistication.

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 (45)

Ratings and reviews for The Latham Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

Overall score

4.2 / 5
45 out of 45
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.3

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Latham Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

5
Half Man Half Amazing
Rotterdam NY
Feb 25, 2014

Amazing

This hotel was incredible. The staff was great and everything was so accommodating. One of the drivers of the complimentary Car was just awesome. Roman was his name. He gave us insight on the history of the city as well as had good conversation and was incredibly friendly. He really made the trip enjoyable. Room service was great and the food was excellent. I am thoroughly impressed with The Latham Hotel and will absolutely be back again.

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

Alma de Cuba

Review of The Latham Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

5
PleazBuyMeThings
Philadelphia
Dec 26, 2013

Relaxing, luxurious hotel in the most exciting part of Philly

I'm a Philadelphia resident but occasionally like to spend some bones on a fancy hotel in Center City. This is one of the best deals in the city I've found and the location is perfection if your a tourist coming to town for shopping and dining or just don't want to drive home to the outskirts after a night of debauchery. The staff is super sweet and you have access to some of the best room service in the city. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who loves a personal, boutique hotel close to some of the best restaurants in the world and coolest shops. toodles & toddies

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

Visit DiBruno brothers' Chestnut Street location and let the cheesemongers and charcuterie experts lead the way.

Review of The Latham Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

5
Hot Mama Deb
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 30, 2013

Love this hotel!

Awesome location! Excellent restaurants all around. The entire hotel staff is wonderful. I love that they give you bottled water (as much as you want), and continental breakfast is included. We got a great deal, therefore, parking wasn't included, which is costly ($39/ day); however, that is the going rate of the neighborhood garages. You don't need a car, as everything is walking distance and trains are nearby. Also, one of my favorite features is the free car service! The driver in a beautiful black sedan took us to the movies and picked us up when we called! Everyone was so gracious and accommodating! I highly recommend The Latham and would stay there again when I return to Philly!!!

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

Ocean Prime is a delicious nearby restaurant that is expensive, but worth it and very family friendly. Kids get to pick from a box of little toys, and there is a super reasonable kid's menu ($10 for a 5 oz. filet and a side). The food was amazing!!! Service was excellent!

Review of The Latham Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

4
CGsquared
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 3, 2013

Top notch except one key failure

Top notch in every respect except one. I checked in at about 7:30 pm and was told the restaurant was open until 11:00 pm. The hotel amenities book says it is open until 11:00 pm and that all day dining/dinner room service is available until 11:00 pm. At 9:30 pm, I called to order room service and was told that the restaurant kitchen had closed because it wasn't that busy. I was disappointed but asked to order from the late night room service menu. I was told that would not be available until 11:00 pm becasue the kitchen would not reopen for the late night service until 11:00 pm. A hotel cannot be 5-star with this kind of gap in performance and availablility of a key promised amenity.

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

Business

Review of The Latham Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

4
special tea
langhorne, pa
Oct 29, 2013

Girls Weekend

Had a great getaway with longstanding friends! Location was prime and we walked to our two evening destinations-Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse on Chestnut and Duels Piano Bar on Locust.Room decor was sophisticated and comfortable with a modern marble bathroom. However, the room and definately the elevator were somewaht tight. The staff was friendly and helpful. Would have been wonderful if a continental breakfast was included. The check out time of 12:00 was appreciated! WE would like to go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Latham Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

5
Ambioris Marte
Business
washington Dc
Sep 23, 2013

This is the best hotel in Philadelpjia

The staff was the best and the service is outstanding

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

All the shop was near the hotel

Review of The Latham Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

4
MinneapolisTraveller
Minneapolis
Aug 23, 2013

Amazing value, well appointed, great location

This is a nice boutique hotel in a great location. I stayed here on my own dime at the end of a work trip. The hotel I had been staying at for work was much more expensive, but I would have overwhelmingly preferred to stay at the Latham for the whole trip had I known better. My room was very clean and well appointed. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Those are the pros. I can't think of any cons!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Latham Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

5
Josh farnsworth
Atlanta, ga
Aug 11, 2013

Great hotel in a great area

Great staff, location, room, etc! Would come back and stay there in a heartbeat

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

Little Pete's is a great diner experience! Unexpected but a goid experience! Rangoon in china town off 9th street too! Two good places that won't break your bank

Review of The Latham Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

4
Jesse010302
NYC
Jul 13, 2013

Nice Spot

The Latham hotel was a comfortable, clean spot, with a good location. We were pleased with the room, amenities, and service. While not mind blowing, our stay was well balanced between comfort and cost. Given the opportunity we'd stay there again.

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

Right around the corner was a great beer bar/take out shop. The food looked good too, but we didn't try it. This style of shop seems to be a thing in this city, as I noticed a few. The selection was really amazing, if a bit pricey. The hotel staff directed us there, I'm sure they can do the same again.

Review of The Latham Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

5
KJBriggs
Florida Keys
Jul 8, 2013

Outstanding in every way!

Room was comfy, clean and had a great view. Staff went above and beyond for even the simplest requests. This is a gem! I had spent the previous 5 nights at a nearby "big name" hotel for almost twice the price and wish I'd known about this hotel prior to my booking at the other hotel!!! No risk in making your reservation with this hotel; you will be pleased!!!

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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