Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel
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... Apparently rehanging the shirt, putting in a few pins and covering with plastic is a lot of work. Meanwhile Shaft and his three mates are watching, doing nothing because I am the only customer in the shop. I laugh, pick two others from the correct size range, pay and move on. Shaft rehangs the unwanted shirts.
I keep going I am walking across town from 2nd to 30th to get to the radio station by noon. Along the way there is non-stop people ...
... visiting at least Venice and a few lesser known areas of Italy. I'm trying to avoid the touristy areas, the prices are to high and it's easy to get robbed. Maybe Munich too depending if I can learn enough German to be able to find the train station.
I don't leave until January 15th so expect at least weekly blog posts than. I think the whole idea of a blog is easier, ...
... it taken care of.
We made camp in Amish country, in fact, right next to an Amish farm. It was a beautiful area and had some interesting features, like a goat that was chained to a fence 24/7 (we made sure someone was giving him food and water) and a cat that tried to adopt us and kept trying to jump into our tent trailer every time we opened the door.
There was a farm road between the campground and the farm, where we would take walks and look at the ...
... we sprinted to the service desk where there was one person to now help the expanding line of very, very unhappy travelers. And she was new... as in, not entirely certain what she was doing. (We'll come back to that later).
The maintenance team for the plane had to replace a circuit board in the cockpit computer which caused another computer system (The PES) to stop working. They had to replace this as well ...
... museum as Rocky Balboa had been doing since 1976. I only wish we had the song "Gonna Fly Now" playing as we climbed. Not only was the steps used in Rocky, it was also the site of the 1996 torch relay, Will Smith parodied the scene in an episode of Fresh Prince of Bel Air, as did Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor, and it was featured in a number of show for that very reason.
At the top of the steps were a pair of bronze footprints where ...
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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.
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".
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!