$219 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 19, 2014 Check-out: Dec 20, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

5 stars
10 Avenue of the Arts, Ten Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Best In Stay Elite
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
41 reviews
Getaway

Me and my husband took trip without kids and stayed at this hotel. Would recommended to anyone, we... See full review

  • Eagles 53
  • Sep 24, 2014
Really a great experience in every way

Location across from City Hall couldn't be better, near everything. The lobby and cocktail lounge... See full review

  • Family threesome
  • Sep 9, 2014
This Neo-Classical landmark in the heart of Philadelphia spoils guests rotten while giving them a glimpse into the grandeur of the city's past. The grand entrance is held up by gigantic pillars reminiscent of Athenian temples, while more modern touches adorn the 10 Arts Lounge, a casual spot for sipping cocktails and enjoying live music on weekends. Reserve a private room if you wish to enjoy your Arts Bistro meal with abandon, or slip away for some luxury solitude at the Richel D'Ambra Spa - try the delicious-smelling honey and hibiscus body wrap.
Key facts
  • 299 guestrooms
  • 2 restaurant/bars: 10 Arts Bistro and 10 Arts Lounge
  • Private dining room for rental
  • Sauna
  • Full-service Spa and Salon
  • Fitness center
  • Shoeshine stand
  • 24-hour room service
  • Valet parking
  • Pets allowed (dogs under 30 pounds only, fee applies)
  • High-speed Internet access (fees may apply)
  • 18 meeting rooms
Neighborhood
The hotel is right in the middle of Philadelphia's Center City, within walking distance of many key moments in America's revolutionary history, from the Liberty Bell to Independence Hall. The Gothic architecture of City Hall is visible from the hotel's front door, Rittenhouse Square's stores and restaurants are just a few blocks from Broad Street, and visitors can stop at Walnut Street for an evening show at America's longest-running theater.
Hints and tips
Get the number for the valet service, then text your ticket number to them about 15 minutes before you plan to leave, and enjoy a smooth exit.

If you're looking for additional restaurant options, the Ritz-Carlton is across the street from a local branch of McCormick's Seafood.

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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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Sauna
Steam bath
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub
Trouser press

Nearby points of interest

  • Masonic Temple: 0.1 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.5 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.5 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.7 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.7 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.7 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.8 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.8 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.8 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.8 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.8 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.1 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.5 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.5 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.7 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.7 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.7 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.8 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.8 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.8 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.8 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.8 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 1 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 1.1 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1.2 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • The Palestra: 1.3 mi
  • Penn Museum: 1.5 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 1.5 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 2 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 2.3 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 3.1 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3.2 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.5 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.5 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.6 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 4.4 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10.2 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,457.1 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,715.5 mi

Dining

10 Arts Lounge
Drinks and Bar menu

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 (41)

Ratings and reviews for The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 41
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.9
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Family threesome
Business
Neenah, WI
Sep 9, 2014

Really a great experience in every way

Location across from City Hall couldn't be better, near everything. The lobby and cocktail lounge are memorable, staff is wonderful. Our room for three was large and spotless, we were sorry to leave after only 5 days.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are about 50 really great restaurants and bars within a short walk, who knew Philly was such a great foodie haven?

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Papaiii
Business
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jun 18, 2014

Philly Review

I expected more, I guess the hotel is too expensive for me. There was: Small fridge (plus) Coffee maker (plus) Chocolates bedside everyday (plus) Expensive tea bags (plus) Beautiful bathroom (plus) Very confortable beds (plus) No microwave (minus) No continental breakfast (minus, very expensive) Had to tell to vacuum carpet (minus) Very small garbage can (had to ask to have it emptied constantly, minus) Had to tell to do the beds (minus) No pool or jackuzzi (minus) Personnel was mostly courtious (one bad apple)

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

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Timer Bomber
Business
Allentown, PA
Dec 22, 2013

Fantastic

Our entire stay was fantastic. From being greeted on the street, to checking in, to the size of the room....the hotel is perfect for a relaxing get away. The price was great too.

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

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DJLJ
Business
Marina Del Reym CA
Oct 14, 2013

Love the Ritz in Philadelphia

From check in to check out great servcie. All the staff there were very nice and were always there to help out when you needed. First time at a Rtiz and won't be the last. Thanks!

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

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John from Atlanta
Business
Atlanta, GA, USA
Apr 10, 2012

Great locale, pretty pricey

Great staff except for bell staff. Rooms are small but very clean. Nice bed. Great concierge. Fantastic location.

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

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
collinzes
Business
Hershey PA
Jan 16, 2012

Favorite Center City hotel

great location, a WOW lobby bar, very comfortable rooms, great help from the valet to housekeeping and everyone in between. My only quibble is the so called upgrade.... OK, it's a slightly bigger room, but don't sell it like it's the penthouse.

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

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
History Major
Business
Connecticut
Jan 17, 2011

Where's the restaurant??

The staff at the front desk was fantastic, but the hotel is not up to the standards of other Ritz Carltons that I have stayed at. The pool is 2 blocks away at another location, and since our travel was in January, we didn't want to walk 2 blocks in the cold with wet hair, and coats to take a swim. A disappointment. The hotel does not have a "nice" restaurant. The main restaurant is located in the middle of the lobby, which is a huge open atrium and mainly serves lounge-type food on low couches with coffee tables. The menu is extremely limited, but the food was good. At the far end of the room, there are some tables that are regular height, but that section always seemed to be closed, with the exception of Sunday breakfast. The night we were there, a wedding took over the lobby/restaurant, and there was no place else to eat at the hotel, other than ordering room service. I repeatedly asked if there was another restaurant on site at the hotel, and was told no. The decor of the lounge/restaurant was also tacky. Not up to the standards of elegance that I have experienced at other Ritz Carltons. The concierge was nice, but not well connected. He got us a reservation at a local Italian Trattoria, the only place he said he could get us a table at on a Saturday(even though we ate early, and could be gone in less than an hour) but it wasn't that good. Average at best. Certainly not the kind of restaurant I would say "go to" if this was your only night in Philadelphia. Our room -- a standard King -- was great -- very comfortable, beautiful view, and clean windows! Nice bathroom with a roomy shower, and nice marble. The room had a king bed, a desk, dresser, 2 nightstands, TV, and 1 chair. We paid $300, about what I would expect at a Ritz. Again, the front desk staff- and all the staff couldn't have been better. They were extremely welcoming, and kind; although they didn't know as much as they should have about the local historical sites. I did better looking up information myself on websites. [...] overall we had a nice stay -- but the lack of a nice restaurant is a big negative. Also there is no gift shop, and no Disney Channel!

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

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NY, NY
Nov 27, 2010

Philadelphia trip

The hotel is amazing. You get royal treatment from the first minute. The location is very convinient and close to everything. We loved it! We are looking forward to coming back to this hotel.

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

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Old Forge, PA
Mar 28, 2010

Awesome Stay at The Ritz Carlton!

We toured historic Philadelphia via horse/carriage ride, shopped, visited the Italian market, LOVE park, saw Taylor Swift in concert at Wachovia Arena, dined at exquisite restaurants both in the hotel and nearby.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Amazing cuisine, lovely presentation, courteous wait staff.

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