Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel

Address: 120 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Downtown/Center City/Historic Area area of Philadelphia, is near Walnut Street, Nodding Head Brewery, AIA Bookstore and Design Center, and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel

    Oooh la la


    Very much enjoyed an overnight stay at the Sofitel. The lobby is quite swanky and the sleek euro-style extends to the rooms. Our superior king room was very spacious, with lots of nice touches: halogen reading lamps over the bed, Roget & Gallet toiletries, four chairs (instead of the usual one or two), a coffee table as well as a desk, and a HUGE closet with robes, a safe and an iron & ironing board. The bed was very comfortable, with 2 feather pillows which we prefer over the usual, too-firm polyester ones (there were also 2 of those so everyone is happy). The large marble bathroom offered a choice of glassed-in shower AND tub, hairdryer etc. And breakfast in the stylish restaurant was very elegant, with silver table appointments and a fresh orchid, very nice. All in all a lovely hotel that pays attention to the details.

    Nice Hotel


    Just spent 2 nites at the Sofitel. Stayed in a King Jr. Suite. The members of the staff were all very pleasant and helpful. Great location !! The parking at the hotel is Valet Only which I used, although i prefer a public parking garage with access to my car and in and out priveleges. The bathroom was great.....Loved the glassed in shower stall separate from the tub. Very clean, and the housekeeping staff is unobtrusive. Very contemporary decor which is nice and functional but lacking in warmth, but that is merely a personal preference, and should not be taken as a negative reflection upon the hotel itself.

    Great room,great price


    i was in town on business.and for the low rate i spent on this hotel i just knew it would be a ran down mess. boy was i pleasantly surprised!guys this is a very nice hotel.the people working their are very nice and helpful.



    I just returned from two nights at the Philly Sofitel and can recommend it wholeheartedly. The staff is courteous but not intrustive; the room decor is modern but not so minimalist so as to be stark. What most typified the attention to detail was the clock radio's stripped -down controls: no need for fumbling trying to see if it was set for an ungodly hour. Marble bath, separate walk-in shower, Frette robe- wonderful.

    Great in every way!


    My family and I stayed at the Sofitel in December 2003 for a night after the Army-Navy game. Our rooms were beautiful and huge, the staff was very friendly and helpful and breakfast the next morning was outstanding and reasonable for a hotel breakfast. My only complaint was that the mattress the the room my husband and I stayed in wasn't terribly comfortable. I mentioned this to the desk person when we checked out and she wrote it down and said she would tell housekeeping.

    I received a letter a few weeks later thanking me for complimenting them on their hotel and restating that the mattress would be replaced.

    It was was one of the best hotel stays I have experienced and the price ($179 for a king suite and $169 for a king room) was unbeatable.

    Flawless Understated Elegance


    I stayed at this hotel with one of my fraternity brothers for a long weekend in order to take in some of the vibrant Philly club scene. The rooms are amazing! The bathrooms are pared away to essential surfaces of glass and marble, and feature floor to ceiling glass shower stalls.

    They treat you like a celebrity from check in to check out. I haven't encounterd a more savvy concierge even at the "best" hotels of Europe.

    He got us in Denim, Philly's hottest night spot with on phone call. No lines, no hassle...priceless!

    Better and cheaper than the four seasons in town


    The Sofitel in philadelphia is superb. I'm usually a four seasons/ritz carlton visitor, and took a gamble at the sofitel- and boy am I glad I did. the service is top-notch, people willing to bend over backwards for you, the rooms are well-appointed, and the price is very reasonable. Just a week later I was at the four seasons in philly, wishing I was at the sofitel.



    My husband and I have stayed at the Sofitel Philadelphia three times and continue to be impressed. The room decor is lovely, the staff is courteous and the food is great. They have a terriffic bed and breakfast special. We travel to Philly frequently and have tried other hotels -- the last time we "experimented" we left after one night and returned to the Sofitel!

    Good and cosy stay


    Good sized room, European feel to it, was nice and cosy as we waited for the Great Storm of '03 to abate sufficiently for the airport to re-open. Slightly pretentious the way all the staff say "bonjour" and "bon soir".

    Nicely done!


    The hotel room was spotless. We stayed in one of their upgraded rooms which was very comfortable (nice enough to live in). The bathrooms were really nice and CLEAN! The only annoying thing was the sound in the elevator. Also, we room serviced an order of french toast and the hotel was completely out of syrup. (Must be a "French" thing). I returned the dish and they charged me anyway. The problem was rectified when we got home; very painless. As a person who is EXTREMELY PICKY, I would definitely stay here again!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Philadelphia

    Warming up in Philadelphia

    A travel blog entry by laurenz on Aug 17, 2015

    15 photos

    ... coast, we both wanted to visit the capital. After a short drive of 3h we are now in Washington D.C. We stay in house of two Marines what the main reason was, why Vinzent somehow turned into a child again. :) Although we love the heat, it still makes it quite hard to spend the whole afternoon outside. So today, we only chilled our baseline, and with tomorrow we will explore the city.
    It is ...

    Windsor Castle and home

    A travel blog entry by elora_c on Jun 27, 2015

    12 photos

    ... and we had to try hard not to think about the price of fuel.

    Anyway, got to Windsor and parked in the King Edward VII parking lot per recommendations from the Windsor forum. We got there around 10:30 and headed up to the castle. It wasn't a long walk, but it is fairly steep approaching the castle. I hadn't been sure if we would actually do this visit, so I hadn't pre-booked tickets. Which meant ...

    Let's Go Flyers!

    A travel blog entry by magica1-rea1ism on Apr 09, 2015

    15 photos

    Its hockey time again! I had to head straight to the game from the Penitentiary due to timings, so I hopped off the bus halfway along the route back home, and headed down Broad Street… incidentally finding the LGBT community on the way ha! Cute little rainbow stripes on the top of the street signs :)

    The Wells Fargo Center isn’t really walkable from the city centre, so my plan was to walk part way -for a bit of a wander- and then hop on a subway ...

    Day Off

    A travel blog entry by zaileia on Jan 24, 2015

    1 comment, 3 photos

    ... 6pm we cooked dinner and watched TV.

    Roast chicken dinner was delicious! And now, we are all curled up watching a trashy movie with some scrummy drinks we got from a build your own six pack liquor store yesterday!

    It’s been a much needed rest day. Tomorrow we will go out and look around the city a bit. Will be sad to leave on Monday, but hopefully the next place will live up to Philly so ...

    The streets of Philadelphia

    A travel blog entry by redkeels on Sep 03, 2012

    15 photos

    ... the building itself was impressive. A grand building with huge pillars and sculptures outside. The inside was just as impressive. A huge grand hallway with an amazing staircase leading up to the second level. To be honest, most of the paintings in there did not impress me and also, I just didn’t get them. There were some nice paintings and some truly awful ones. There was however, a great collection of old armour and some amazing ...