Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
Welcome to Philadelphia
Explore the comfort and contemporary vibe at Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square. Our hotel is nestled downtown, just a few steps from the lively Rittenhouse Square, and within easy reach of some of the city's most famous landmarks, such as the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Independence Hall.
Make yourself at home in our spacious rooms complete with luxurious amenities. Experience the casual sophistication, impeccable service, and delightful added touches that have earned us a coveted AAA 3 Diamond rating. Indulge in our daily to-go breakfast or unwind with an evening cocktail at ArtBar. And while you're here, stroll through our Lobby Art exhibit, featuring the leading local artists from around the city.
At Sonesta Hotels & Resorts, we’re so happy you’re here.
Deals & Offers at Our Rittenhouse Square Hotel
Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package
Includes FREE overnight hotel parking and buy-one-get-one-free tickets to the city's best attractions when purchased at the Independence Visitor Center.
Take the Elevator Home
Head home from your holiday gathering with just the push of a button and enjoy a special offer on your Sonesta room.
Art of Tailgating Package
Cheer on your favorite team with a tailgate in ArtBar and valet parking!
About Our Downtown Philadelphia Hotel
Our Center City hotel offers a prime location within the Financial District. Stay just steps from Rittenhouse Square and explore fine dining and upscale shopping. Enjoy effortless access to Philadelphia's treasured attractions such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Reading Terminal Market.
Discover the perfect blend of comfort and elegance at our AAA 3 Diamond-rated hotel. Our spacious rooms provide amenities and thoughtful design, creating the ideal retreat. And for the ultimate indulgence, choose from the selection of suites including a luxurious Presidential Suite.
Host your next event at our Center City hotel, boasting 16,000+ sq. ft. of flexible indoor space, 16 meeting rooms, and The Wyeth Ballroom, perfect for grand occasions.
When it's time to unwind, head to our outdoor heated pool for a dip or an energizing workout in our state-of-the-art fitness center. Savor delectable food at one of our three in-house dining venues.
Accessible Hotel in Center City, Philadelphia
To help us accommodate your accessibility needs, please contact the hotel to request any special assistance or amenities.
To make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible, we have designed these areas with accessibility in mind:
- Public entrance
- Route from the hotel’s public entrance to
- the registration area
- the accessible guestrooms
- the meeting room/ballroom area
- the fitness center
- the swimming pool
- the business center
- Concierge Desk
- Public restroom
- Fitness center
- Swimming pool
- Business Center
Additional accessibility information:
- Hotel provides assistive listening devices for meetings upon request
- Hotel has a TTY for guest use
- Guest room TVs have closed captioning or closed caption decoders provided
- Service animals are welcome
- Braille and tactile signage is provided for permanent rooms and spaces
- Hotel employees will read menus and other printed/visual information and provide verbal directions to locations in the hotel to guests who are blind/low vision
- Hotel’s valet parking accepts vehicles specially outfitted for wheelchair users
- Audio/visual fire alarms in common areas
Check-in / Checkout Policy at Our Downtown Philly Hotel
To ensure a smooth check-in experience, please keep a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit ready for incidental charges when you arrive. You may also need to present a government-issued photo ID.
Requests such as early check-in and late checkout are available at our hotel, subject to availability. However, please note that these options may involve extra fees.
Please note that the minimum age for check-in is 21 years old.
Center City Hotel Destination Fee
At our Center City hotel, room rates are subject to a daily Destination Fee of $19.00 (plus applicable taxes), which includes:
- 24/7 access to state-of-the-art fitness center
- WiFi for unlimited devices
- $10 daily food & nonalcoholic beverage credit in ArtBar
- In-room coffee/tea offering
- Local and domestic long-distance calls
- Exclusive seasonal access to outdoor pool
Pet-Friendly Hotel in Philadelphia
We love your furry friends as much as you do.
Sonesta is proud to invite your cuddly companions and provide special amenities like comfy pet beds, bowls, waterproof mats, and treats at check-in. We’ll greet your pet with an arrival letter outlining our local recommendations for a "pawsome" stay.
Sonesta Philadelphia is pet-friendly and welcomes well-mannered pets, with no breed or weight restrictions. Up to two pets are permitted per suite.
$75 fee per stay applies.
Discover our Pets Are Welcome at Sonesta (PAWS) policy.
Amenities at Our Philadelphia Hotel in Center City
At Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, we are pleased to offer a wide array of amenities and services designed to make your stay as comfortable and effortless as possible.
Additionally, if you have any special requests for your stay, we would love to make them happen. Contact us at 215.561.7500.
Seasonal Outdoor Pool
Take a dip in our rooftop outdoor heated pool, available seasonally from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend (weather permitting)! Relax in comfortable poolside seating and quench your thirst with a cold drink from our Pool Bar.
Please note that seating is limited and based on availability.
Pool is currently closed for the season.
Pool bar is currently closed for the season.
Head to our 24/7 fitness center for an energizing workout session.
For all your work needs, make use of our 24-hour self-service Business Center and for any copying or faxing requests, please visit the Front Desk.
Experience the dynamic art scene of Philadelphia firsthand as you enter our hotel. Be welcomed by a rotating lobby art gallery, thoughtfully curated by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.
Philadelphia is a city with a rich history of artistic appreciation, boasting over 3,000 murals throughout its streets. One of the most notable is located above the front entrance of our hotel, standing an impressive 22 stories high.
Take advantage of our extended-stay rates and budget-friendly amenities at our Philadelphia hotel to make the most of your trip. Contact our Sales office for details.
Looking for a quick and convenient snack on the go? Look no further than the Lobby Market. Our wide selection of snacks and beverages is ideal for anyone who wants a tasty treat without the hassle of a sit-down meal.
All stays of 2+ nights will receive daily light housekeeping service. Full service housekeeping is available upon request. Please contact our Front Desk for more information.
Make your stay hassle-free with our convenient dry cleaning and laundry services, available for an additional charge.
In-Room Amenities at Our Philadelphia Center City Hotel
The guest rooms at Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square offer refined decor, custom hardwood finishes, fine furnishings, and the following amenities:
- Work Desk
- Ergonomic Chair
- Mini fridge
- Keurig coffee maker
- Laptop-size safe
- Iron/ironing board
- Plush towels
- Free Wi-Fi
- Flat-screen television
Please note amenities may vary by room. More details can be found during room selection.
Parking in Rittenhouse Square
Enjoy unlimited valet parking privileges at our downtown Philadelphia hotel, adjacent to a covered parking garage. The driveway entrance is conveniently located on Market Street between 19th & 18th Streets, next to the hotel entrance.
- Sunday – Thursday: $55.00 per car per night (plus applicable taxes and fees).
- Friday – Saturday: $51.00 per car per night (plus applicable taxes and fees).
Please remember that the parking fee is in addition to the room rate. There are also several self-parking garages within walking distance, not affiliated with the hotel.
Self-parking garages near the hotel:
- 36 S. 19th Street
- 1728 Sansom Street
- 1818 Ludlow Street
- 1818 Market Street
Please note the maximum vehicle height in the garage is 6 feet 6 inches. Motorcycles are prohibited. The garage is separately owned and managed. Valet parking only. Rates are subject to change.
Restaurants near Rittenhouse Square
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square offers three in-house dining venues, The Breakfast Cafe, the Art Bar, and Ruth's Chris Steak House, located on the lobby level.
Our City Center hotel also grants easy access to a multitude of top-rated restaurants, ranging from fine dining to local Philly favorites, located just steps away in Rittenhouse Square.
The Breakfast Café
Swing by The Breakfast Cafe, conveniently located in our lobby. Grab one of our tasty to-go breakfast options, snacks, and your favorite Starbucks ™ beverages to fuel up before exploring all Philadelphia has to offer.
ArtBar, located on the main level of the hotel, serves art-infused cocktails and a selection of small, shared, and sweet plates in the evening.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Experience our in-house restaurant, Ruth's Chris Steak House, located on the lobby level. Ruth’s Chris specializes in serving USDA Prime steaks, seared to perfection, finished with butter and freshly chopped parsley, and prepared to sizzle on a 500-degree plate. Whether you prefer to dine in, sit outdoors (heated and covered), or take your meal to go, Ruth's Chris Steak House is open and ready to serve you.
When you need a quick and easy snack while on the go, look no further than the Lobby Market. Our selection of snacks and beverages is perfect for those who want a tasty treat without the need for a sit-down meal. With a variety of options to choose from, you're sure to find something that satisfies your cravings.
Breakfast in Center City Philadelphia
Start your morning off right with our breakfast to-go! Treat yourself to freshly baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, fruit, and yogurt. Grab a quick cup of Starbucks™ coffee, a pastry, or a snack before you explore the city or catch your flight. Our breakfast spot is located on the main lobby level of our Philadelphia hotel.
Daily Breakfast: 6:30AM – 11:30AM
ArtBar - Rittenhouse Square Restaurant
Join us at ArtBar and savor our art-infused cocktails and small plates designed for sharing with your friends. Located on the lobby level of Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, ArtBar's fresh and contemporary space is the perfect spot for both guests and locals to sip, dine, and mingle.
Explore ArtBar Menu
Tuesday – Saturday: 4:00PM – 11:00PM
Downtown Philadelphia Restaurant
Welcome to Ruth's Chris Steak House, located conveniently in the lobby of our hotel in Center City. Our in-house restaurant serves the finest USDA prime steak in Center City. Experience your own 500-degree sizzle plate and award-winning wine list. Join us to make any occasion extra special.
Choose from our dine-in options, including outdoor seating that's heated and covered for your comfort. Take advantage of our convenient takeout and delivery options.
- Business Casual — Proper Attire Required.
- Please remove your hat upon entering.
- Thank you for not wearing gym wear or sweatpants, tank tops, clothing with offensive graphics or language, midriff-baring outfits, or exposed undergarments.
Monday – Friday: 11:30AM – 3:00PM
Sunday – Thursday: 4:00PM – 9:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 4:00PM – 10:00PM
Reservations are recommended. Please call 215.790.1515 or contact a concierge staff member for assistance.
The Lobby Market at Our Philadelphia Center City Hotel
Looking for a quick and convenient snack on the go? Look no further than the Lobby Market! Our wide selection of snacks and beverages is perfect for anyone who wants a tasty treat without the hassle of a sit-down meal.
From fresh fruit, salads, sandwiches, and granola bars to chips and candy, we've got everything you need to satisfy your cravings. And with our convenient location and easy-to-use self-checkout kiosk, you can grab your snack and be on your way in no time.
So whether you're running errands, heading to work, or just need a quick pick-me-up, stop by the Lobby Market and grab a snack that's both delicious and convenient. We can't wait to see you!
Attractions near Our Downtown Philadelphia Hotel
Make the most of your visit to Philadelphia, whether for work or pleasure, with our prime location just steps from Rittenhouse Square. You'll be near historic sights and attractions, plenty of entertainment, and top businesses.
Holiday Activities in Philadelphia
There’s nothing more magical than Philly during the holidays, and Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square is the perfect place to call home base for all of the holiday happenings.
Some of our favorite holiday activities include:
Every year, Philadelphia transforms into a European wonderland during the annual Christmas Village, held at iconic LOVE Park, as well as in the courtyard and on the north apron of City Hall. Christmas Village in Philadelphia takes place from November 23 to December 24, 2023.
The authentic open-air holiday market sells all sorts of gift-able items from more than 120 vendors set up in dozens of rustic wooden cottages, all offering a wide range of international holiday gifts. Live music and events add to the festive atmosphere. Enjoy a German food court, a double-decker carousel and the return of the ever-popular Ferris wheel and Kids Train.
Winter at Dilworth Park
Stroll through the open-air wonderland including The Wintergarden, Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink and Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin.
Macy’s Christmas Light Show and Dickens Christmas Village
The Grand Court in the National Historic Landmark Wanamaker Building has hosted the iconic Christmas Light Show since 1956. Macy’s continues this quintessential holiday tradition in 2023 with daily displays featuring thousands of twinkling lights in the shapes of snowflakes, candy canes and dancing snowmen — accompanied by seasonal sounds from the famed Wanamaker Organ. Five free shows take place Mondays through Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. On Sundays, three shows run at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Academy of Music
It’s just not the holidays in Philadelphia without The Nutcracker. The Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King and other magical inhabitants of The Land of Sweets twirl across the stage at the Academy of Music during the Philadelphia Ballet’s annual holiday production of the George Balanchine classic.
Hotel near Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Planning to travel in and out of the area? Our Center City hotel is only 7 miles from Philadelphia International Airport.
Hotel near Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Less than a mile from our hotel in downtown Philadelphia, enjoy easy access to Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Experience the city's cultural and artistic scene through museums, galleries, and monuments. Take a stroll down the avenue, admire the history and architecture, and soak in the city surroundings.
Hotel near Reading Terminal Market
Our Philadelphia hotel places you less than a mile from Reading Terminal Market, an authentic Philadelphia food experience. Savor the diverse range of delicious and fresh food options available from local vendors and enjoy the lively atmosphere of this historic market.
Hotel near Pennsylvania Convention Center
Discover exciting events and exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, located less than a mile from Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere and discover the latest trends and innovations in your field.
Hotel near Drexel University
Explore Drexel University's impressive campus, situated within a mile of Sonesta Philadelphia. Engage with the vibrant student culture and attend events showcasing groundbreaking research and innovation in various fields.
Hotel near University of Pennsylvania
Explore the beautiful historic campus and Ivy League architecture of the University of Pennsylvania, just 1 mile from our Center City hotel. Get to know the dynamic intellectual and cultural environment and experience vibrant student life.
Hotel near Liberty Bell
Discover the history and significance of the Liberty Bell, a powerful symbol of American independence and freedom. See it up close and learn about its journey and impact on the nation's past and present. This iconic attraction is only 1 mile from Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square.
Hotel near Philadelphia Museum of Art
Discover world-class art and exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, located just 1 mile from Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square. Immerse yourself in a collection that spans thousands of years and multiple continents. Don't forget to explore the iconic steps that have become a symbol of Philadelphia and gained fame through "Rocky".
Hotel near The Met Philadelphia
Catch a live performance at The Met Philadelphia, a historic venue that has hosted legendary performers for over a century. Experience unparalleled acoustics and an unforgettable atmosphere at one of Philadelphia's top entertainment destinations, just 2 miles from our Philly hotel.
Hotel near Philadelphia Zoo
Experience nature firsthand at the Philadelphia Zoo, America's oldest zoo and leading conservation organization. Get up close with nearly 1,300 rare and endangered animals and witness the first-in-the-world Zoo360 train system, where primates and big cats roam and explore above and across the visitor pathway. Our Philadelphia hotel is 2 miles from this attraction.
Hotel near Temple University
Enjoy access to Temple University, just 2 miles from our Center City hotel. Experience an innovative campus dedicated to academic excellence and cultural diversity and explore its world-class programs and research opportunities.
Hotel near Wells Fargo Center
Experience the thrill of watching the Philadelphia Flyers, 76ers, or Wings play live at Wells Fargo Center. This premier sports venue is located in the heart of South Philadelphia and 6 miles from our Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square.
Hotel near Lincoln Financial Field
Catch a live football game and cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Get to know its electric atmosphere and passionate fanbase. This premier sports venue in Philly is situated 6 miles from our Center City hotel.
Meeting Spaces at Our Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Host your next successful meeting, conference, or social event at Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square!
As one of the premier hotels in Philadelphia, we offer spacious and modern accommodations, generous amenities, and versatile event spaces, all located in the heart of downtown just steps from Rittenhouse Square.
Take advantage of more than 16,000 square feet of flexible event space, including 16 stylish meeting and breakout rooms that can be customized to meet your needs.
If you're planning a grand occasion, the Wyeth Ballroom is an ideal option, with a capacity for up to 600 guests.
And after a long day of meetings or celebrating, relax in our comfortable accommodations, the perfect complement to your event experience.
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square is the perfect venue for conferences, training sessions, meetings and events of all sizes. Contact the Sales and Catering Department for new group events or meeting inquiries.Explore Venue Instant Book Venue
Our Hotel Wedding Package
Looking for the perfect place to accommodate your wedding guests in Philadelphia? Look no further than Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square. Our boutique hotel offers comfortable and stylish rooms and suites in the heart of downtown, just steps from Rittenhouse Square.
Choose Sonesta Philadelphia for your wedding room block and treat your guests to ultimate comfort. Experience elegantly appointed rooms, exceptional amenities, and personalized service that will take care of every detail. Our central location near the city's top attractions and restaurants provides your guests with everything they need for a memorable stay.
Ready to plan your big day or wedding celebration?
FAQs about Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
1. When is check-in/checkout time at Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square? Do you offer early check-in or late checkout?
The check-in time is 4:00PM and the checkout time is 11:00AM. Early check-in and late checkout are available, subject to availability, and may require extra fees.
2. How far is Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square from Pennsylvania Convention Center?
Our hotel is less than a mile from Pennsylvania Convention Center.
3. Which popular attractions in Philadelphia are close to Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square?
Our Downtown Philadelphia hotel grants easy access to The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Reading Terminal Market, Kimmel Cultural Campus, National Constitution Center, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and more.
4. Is there on-site dining at Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square?
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square has two on-site dining options, The Breakfast Café, the Art Bar and Ruth's Chris Steak House.
5. Do you have on-site parking? Is it included in my room rate?
Our Philadelphia hotel offers valet parking for $55 per night from Sunday to Thursday and $51 per night on Friday and Saturday.
6. What are some property and room amenities at Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square?
We offer various room amenities, including plush towels, a mini-fridge, a coffee maker, iron/ironing board, a laptop-size safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, and flat-screen television. As for hotel amenities, guests can enjoy an art gallery, a 24/7 fitness center, a 24-hour business center, 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a seasonal outdoor heated pool, and on-site laundry services (for a fee).
7. Is Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square a pet-friendly hotel in Philadelphia?
Yes, we’re a pet-friendly hotel in Philadelphia.
8. Is there a pool at Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square?
Yes, our hotel features a seasonal outdoor heated pool open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
9. Can you store luggage a few hours before and after check-in and checkout?
Certainly! You can store your luggage in our Lobby both before and after check-in and checkout.
10. Is there a self-serve laundry room at Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square?
On-site laundry services are available at an additional fee.