Hyatt at the Bellevue
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... signed. In the court room was a raised box with railing around it where a person on trial had to stand for the entire proceedings. That is where the term "to stand trial" actually came from. Then we circled through the building where the Liberty Bell is housed for a quick picture. Outside it began to rain- hard! We couldn't complain though because it was only the second time it had rained on our entire trip, and the other time was over night. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt at the Bellevue Philadelphia
We Had An Amazing Stay
We were in Philadelphia for the Flower Show. The Flower Show package was sold out, howver the reservationist offed us a package that included full breakfast and all taxes. What a bargain! From check-in to turn-down service to housekeeping to Founder's, this stay was the best I have had in Philadelphia. The room was perfect. Excellent view, lush furnishings and a nice bathroom. I have stayed the The Rittenhouse, The Four Seasons and the Old Ritz (now a Westin) and the Park Hyatt is far superior to that trio! Well Done!
I stayed here a few weeks ago, the first room we were given was on the 12th floor with a strange little patio. It had no windows to the outside world and didn't work well for my partner. I arrived later and had them move us to a huge room on the 17th floor. We ate dinner at the Founder's the first night I arrived -- quite delayed due to snow in Philadelphia. The check in was smooth and they informed me that my party had just gone into the dining room. We had an amazing dinner, great presentation and great food. The hotel is beautiful, nicely furnished, though it shows its age. Our room was nice, but the bathroom was much smaller than any park hyatt I have ever stayed in. However, engineering responded to my request that they check the slow drain and it was fixed on my return.The turn down service/maid service was marvellous, the front desk staff was amazing, the concierge did a great job and we very much enjoyed our stay. The safe is large enough to store a laptop, which is great for a hotel that has signs all around saying that it is not responsible to loss dur to theft. Other plusses:My amenity was quickly delivered and nicely presented. While there is no high speed internet available in the rooms, there is a connection on each floor. We didn't have any trouble logging in at night.The Sporting club is a great gym to have associated with a hotel, I enjoyed my morning work outs. I have a biz. meeting in Philadelphia scheduled for July and have already booked my room.
I stayed 2 nites here over a weekend in Feb of 2003.... I loved this hotel !!!......It was warm with such old elegance..really beautiful architectural details.. The ceilings in the rooms were high, making the rooms seems so much larger....really lovely bathrooms with great decor.
Request a street facing room. The enclosed court facing rooms are completely sunless. The Mall on the first level makes if difficult (apparently) for bellmen to identify guest trying to check in. I had to tote my luggage up to the lobby level. The health club is one of the best in the country.
Loved this hotel
Our stay at the Park Hyatt exceeded expectations. Service from start to finish was exceptional, the location was great, and our room was nicely appointed. A great plus is the use of the Sporting Club facilities as well as the shops and restaurants at the Bellevue. Would highly recommend.
Great location, the hotels public areas were beautiful. rooms were newly refurbished & very comfortable. Access to the sporting club was a great bonus, everytrhing you can possibly imagine under one roof. would definately stay here again.
I came here on my wedding night. Myself, my new husband, and 4 friends had reserved 2 rooms- one for us, the newlyweds, and a double room for the two other couples. After our wedding we checked in, had a drink in the library lounge, and went to hang out in our friends room. We were pretty much thrown out for " noise complaints". How much noise can TWO extra people make in a 4 person room? This place was rude from the beginning, even the concierge was snotty. As a person who has worked in the hospitality industry for over 10 years, I can assure you that the old Bellevue, once so gracious, is now a disgusting (Park Hyatt) corporate monster. Don't expect anything resembling hospitality here. They ruined what was supposed to be one of the most special nights of my life. Poorly managed, and the room was gloomy and sub-standard for the money. Spend your money elsewhere.
A beautiful old-money decor, great staff, wonderful rooftop restaurant. At this price it's an indulgence, but well worth it. It was a much more pleasing stay than the Waldorf-Astoria which is also a historic hotel.
My husband I are world travelers. Using a discount Hotel service on the internet we got The Bellevue at Christmas time last year.. We absolutely loved everything about it. The service, the room and the CHARM. We are going back this Xmas with reservations because he does not want to go any place else.