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Great place to stay. Very nice and clean. The staff were very friendly and got us checked in quickly. The hotel was a block away from Liberty Bell and all of the other historic sites which made it easy to get around and see things. We were only here for one night so didn't get to check out any of their amenities much but the only downside was that their pool was closed. My kids would have enjoyed it because it looked really cool from the pictures. Definitely recommend this hotel.

Loved that it was walking distance to everything.

Perfect location for everything. The major historical sites is either across the streets or few blocks away. Same thing with all great restaurants.. The staff are really helpful and accommodating. Valet service is excellent and worth of the price we paid. The room is big, clean , and modern. The bathroom has a good size but requires a lot of work on the shower ceiling. If you are looking for the original Pat’s Cheesesteak (wherein Geno’s Cheesesteak is across it) it is 25-30 minutes walk from this hotel ( I don’t recommend driving as there is no parking space) . I strongly recommend this hotel.

This hotel is in a fantastic spot literally right next door to the Independence Hall. Food, drinks, excursions, all within walking distance. It’s the only place I stay when I visit Philly. Staff is always friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable.

Great location! Rooms were modern, clean and spacious. Beds were very comfortable. Staff extremely nice and attentive.

Great hotel and location The decor was lovely and bed felt great

Awesome. Would definitely go stay here again. Only thing is parking fee

The hotel staff were friendly and the hotel was very clean overall. There are hand sanitizer stations around the building and sanitation wipes were provided in the room.

Very nice spacious room, staff was very friendly and welcoming.

The room was clean but my air wasn't working the first night. Once I realized that they took care of it right away. I also wish they would have had a microwave on the property but other than that my room was clean and nice. The restaurant and bar was unavailable due to COVID-19

The rooms are gorgeously designed. Check-in was easy and efficient. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Comfortable beds. Linen was clean and neat. Awesome views of south Philadelphia. One of the best hotels in the city. Could not have asked for a better experience in Philly.

Awalked several blocks in 90° heat only to find a dark, empty lobby. An employee popped his head out the door to inform us this location has been closed since march bc of covid. Apparently people show up all the time with luggage thinking they have reservations.fortunately there was another marriott a few blocks away, so after further walkin ttb in the sweltering heat, i was eventuality able to sit down in the ac. Not cool.

I actually ended up staying at their sister property, Marriot Old City. Clean and quiet. Right by the water and the fun. Great place to stay while in town

Location was perfect for walking Old City, and staff was super nice and accommodating.

Chestnut St Philadelphia PA

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center
  • Onsite dining
  • WiFi in rooms (fees apply)
  • Concierge services

Located in Old City, Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is next to popular attractions like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. This 150-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, concierge services, and express check-in.


Dining

This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in American cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel's 150 recently renovated rooms provide coffee makers, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. 55-inch LCD TVs come with digital channels and Netflix, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport pillow menus. Ironing boards, desks, and wardrobes or closets are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel enjoy features like conference space, express check-in and express check-out. Valet parking is available for USD 50 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a ballroom, a porter/bellhop, and an ATM.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Park View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

Everyone (21) Couples (3) Family (12)
4
Family with small children

Great place to stay. Very nice and clean. The staff were very friendly and got us checked in quickly. The hotel was a block away from Liberty Bell and all of the other historic sites which made it easy to get around and see things. We were only here for one night so didn't get to check out any of their amenities much but the only downside was that their pool was closed. My kids would have enjoyed it because it looked really cool from the pictures. Definitely recommend this hotel.

By on Jun 23, 2021

5
Family

Loved that it was walking distance to everything.

By on May 21, 2021

5
Family

Perfect location for everything. The major historical sites is either across the streets or few blocks away. Same thing with all great restaurants.. The staff are really helpful and accommodating. Valet service is excellent and worth of the price we paid. The room is big, clean , and modern. The bathroom has a good size but requires a lot of work on the shower ceiling. If you are looking for the original Pat’s Cheesesteak (wherein Geno’s Cheesesteak is across it) it is 25-30 minutes walk from this hotel ( I don’t recommend driving as there is no parking space) . I strongly recommend this hotel.

By on May 17, 2021

5
Family

This hotel is in a fantastic spot literally right next door to the Independence Hall. Food, drinks, excursions, all within walking distance. It’s the only place I stay when I visit Philly. Staff is always friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable.

By on Apr 19, 2021

5
Family

Great location! Rooms were modern, clean and spacious. Beds were very comfortable. Staff extremely nice and attentive.

By on Apr 13, 2021

5
Everyone

Great hotel and location The decor was lovely and bed felt great

By on Mar 29, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to offer us your review. Glad you loved our vibe and our bed too. Renaissance beds are really comfy! We hope you have the opportunity to join us again soon! Take care!

5
Everyone

Awesome. Would definitely go stay here again. Only thing is parking fee

By on Mar 15, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 20, 2021

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to post your review. We hope you are able to join us again.

5
Family Family

The hotel staff were friendly and the hotel was very clean overall. There are hand sanitizer stations around the building and sanitation wipes were provided in the room.

By on Mar 7, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 13, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to offer us your feedback. We appreciate your staying with us.

5
Family Friends

Very nice spacious room, staff was very friendly and welcoming.

By , from Germantown. MD on Nov 24, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Oct 19, 2020

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

401 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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