by Amanda Geronikos
Looking for luxury in the City of Brotherly Love? Book a stay at the Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel. The upscale property is just 10 minutes from the Kimmel Center, where you can catch a show, and is also close to fabulous family dining and shopping in Center City. You can dine at the hotel’s French-inspired restaurant, Liberte Lounge, as well.
Guestrooms with one king or two queen beds are available; suites are also available, providing one king bed and a sofa bed in the living room. Cribs are available upon request, and pets are welcome in select rooms at the hotel.
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I've stayed at the Sofitel four times in the last two months and every time I've had a great experience. The staff at the hotel can't be any nicer and I would rate this hotel my favorite in Philadelphia.
Hotel has an excellent location a few short blocks from Rittenhouse Square. All staff are very friendly and welcoming. We were assigned a large corner room which was more than spacious and very quiet.
The furnishings are tired; the hotel seems to be undergoing a refreshing, a few rooms at a time; there were several on our floor (9) in that phase and the fumes/smell from paint and varnish was very strong in that area.
Housekeeping is not a strong suit; surfaces and the floor were dusty. Clothing left behind by a previous guest were in the closet. We were provided with 2 bottles of water in our room and these were never replenished after first night of our 3 night stay; same story for turndown and pillow chocolates.
Free Internet worked well, but required a new sign in daily. Breakfast was included in our rate and was very good.
Sofitel is positioned as 4+ star accommodation; other than the housekeeping lapses they deserve a 4, but no higher.