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

    Leaving New York and going to Philadelphia

    A travel blog entry by dragonfly911 on May 16, 2015

    23 photos

    ... a few years (anticipating that they will come to my wedding). I headed up to the eastern state penitentiary. The Eastern State Penitentiary, also known as ESP, is a former American prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was operational from 1829 until 1971. The penitentiary refined the revolutionary system of separate incarceration first pioneered at the Walnut Street Jail which emphasized principles of reform rather than punishment. At its completion, the building was the ...

    Friendly Philly

    A travel blog entry by magica1-rea1ism on Apr 10, 2015

    6 photos

    ... restroom had little football goals where the drain was. No such fun in the women’s restrooms!

    As it was right across the street, and Julie remembered reading something about it being quite ornate, we popped into Macy’s before heading back to the station on the subway. It’s the swankiest Macy’s I’ve ever been in. Some of the halls looked slightly overstocked and jumble like, but the main atrium is a sight ...

    And then there were four...

    A travel blog entry by zaileia on Jan 23, 2015

    12 photos

    ... decoration once we got to Washington, D.C. The people here are so nice!! It’s such a nice change of pace from the crowds of NYC where everyone is in a hurry, and tourists are being scammed all over the place. We certainly feel much more at home here. Actually sorry that we did a week in New York and only the weekend here instead of the other way around!

    Final piece of excitement of the day was of course the Cheesesteak at Jim’s Steaks. Oh. My. God. Who ...

    Historic Philadelphia

    A travel blog entry by bigfoot_travels on Oct 29, 2014

    15 photos

    ... slave trade & the contradiction of Franklins words, "everyone is equal" to his actions of keeping slaves & his & many others inability accept there was anything wrong with it!!

    We enjoyed our day in Philadelphia checking out the interesting historical sites, but I can't say we were impressed with the area, not like we were with Boston.


    Historic Philly - Penn's City of Brotherly Love

    A travel blog entry by modernnomad67 on Jul 11, 2012

    58 photos

    ... as Independence Hall is the foremost of these monuments. Completed in 1753 for the Pennsylvania colonial legislature, it was not only the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence but also the primary meeting place for the second continental congress through 1783 and the site of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 where the political horse trading that would define the structure of American government to the current day took place. As such it is considered ...