Sofitel  4 stars

120 South 17Th Street, Philadelphia, United States, 19103  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This hotel has a French influence, great service, and an incredible location. The contemporary rooms have very comfortable beds. However, some felt that it was rather mediocre.

Overview

The Sofitel Philadelphia is a newly built hotel which combines both French elegance and American style.
It is located close to such attractions as Rittenhouse Square, Liberty Bell, National Constitution Center and Philadelphia Zoo.
Wireless high-speed Internet access, Limo rental, fitness center, banquet facilities and wedding services are at the guests’ disposal.
Dining options are satisfied by the charming French brasserie, a cozy bar or a room service.
The hotel provides meeting spaces which can accommodate groups from five to 300 persons and fully equipped with all necessary technology.
Such facilities for handicapped persons as accessibility equipment for the deaf, accessible bathroom, accessible path of travel and in-room accessibility are available.

Number of floors   13.  Number of rooms   544.

City Center Philadelphia - 1700 ft
Airports Philadelphia International (PHL) - 6.8 mi, Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN) - 29.4 mi
Train Stations 30th Street Station - 4000 ft, Philadelphia, PA Station - 4300 ft
Bus stop - 7.4 mi
Restaurants alma de cuba (Cuisine: International, Eclectic, Latin) - 400 ft, Square 1682 (Cuisine: American, Contemporary) - 100 ft
Parks Love Park - 1500 ft

Rooms

The Sofitel Philadelphia hotel offers 309 rooms equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access, a fully stocked mini bar, and French bath amenities.
Superior rooms feature comfortable sitting area and a marble bathroom.
Luxury rooms feature desk and sitting area, marble bathroom with separate tub.
Junior Suite features an extra living room and marble bathroom with separate tub.
Prestige Suite features an extra living room and sofa bed.

Dining options

Chez Colette restaurant offers regional cuisine for breakfast and Sunday brunch from 6am to 11am and room service. It is available for private events.
Liberte Urban Chic Lounge serves cocktails and French-inspired food from 11.30am to 2am.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 40.80 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Wedding Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Cribs/baby cots
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Health club
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Turndown service
Living Area
  • Living room
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Voice mail
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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The Sofitel Philadelphia hotel offers 309 rooms equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access, a fully stocked mini bar, and French bath amenities.
Superior rooms feature comfortable sitting area and a marble bathroom.
Luxury rooms feature desk and sitting area, marble bathroom with separate tub.
Junior Suite features an extra living room and marble bathroom with separate tub.
Prestige Suite features an extra living room and sofa bed.

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            Sofitel LocationWhat's nearby

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions
            Shopping areas
            Amusement
            • Supercade Amusement
              700 ft
            Monuments and Landmarks
            Historical sites
            Museums
            • Fairmount Park Art Assn
              400 ft
            • Pennsylvania Performing Arts
              400 ft
            • Center City Proprietors Assn
              700 ft
            • Art Alliance Philadelphia
              700 ft
            • Creative Artists Network
              700 ft
            • Romanian Museum and Gallery
              1000 ft
            • Rosenbach Museum and Library
              1000 ft
            • Museum District
              1000 ft
            • Philadelphia Dance Alliance
              1000 ft
            • Avenue of the Arts
              1400 ft
            • National American Jewish Hstry
              1400 ft
            • Civil War Library and Museum
              1700 ft
            Parks
            Halls
            • Academy of Music
              1400 ft
            Universities, Institutes
            • The Art institute of Philadelphia
              400 ft
            • Jewish Theological Seminary
              700 ft
            • Orleans Technical Institute
              700 ft
            • American Center-Technical Arts
              1000 ft
            • Academy of Vocal Arts
              1400 ft
            • Rosemont College
              1400 ft
            • Philadelphia School
              1400 ft
            • John Robert Powers Modeling
              1400 ft
            • Philadelphia Clg of Performing
              1700 ft
            • Philadelphia Wireless Tech
              1700 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Independence Hall
              1.0 mi
              Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia
            • Athenaeum of Philadelphia
              5200 ft
              219 S. Sixth St., Philadelphia
            • The President's House
              5300 ft
              6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia
            • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
              1.0 mi
              Ten Independence Mall, Philadelphia
            • National Constitution Center
              1.1 mi
              525 Arch Street, Philadelphia

            Near the hotel

            • Liberty Place
              300 ft
              17th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia
            • Curtis Institute Of Music
              900 ft
              1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia
            • Opera Philadelphia
              1200 ft
              Cnr Broad & Locust Sts, Philadelphia
            • Independence Mall
              1400 ft
              Philadelphia, PA
            • Love Park
              1500 ft
              John F. Kennedy Blvd and North 15th St, Philadelphia
            • Avenue of the Arts
              1500 ft
              Broad St., Philadelphia
            • City Hall
              1700 ft
              Penn Square, Philadelphia

            Restaurants Nearby

            • alma de cuba

              75% likes this, based on 498 reviews
              Cuisine: International, Eclectic, Latin, Cuban
              Price Range: USD 21 - USD 100

              400 ft
              1623 walnut st

              Phone: 215-988-1729

            • Square 1682

              64% likes this, based on 128 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Contemporary
              Price Range: USD 33 - USD 52

              100 ft
              121 South 17th Street
            • Parc

              71% likes this, based on 557 reviews
              Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

              600 ft
              277 South 18th Street

              Phone: 215-545-2262

            • Chez Colette

              76% likes this, based on 50 reviews
              Cuisine: French
              Price Range: USD 31 - USD 40

              100 ft
              120 S 17th St

              Phone: (215) 564-7459

            • The Corner Foodery

              83% likes this, based on 13 reviews

              100 ft
              1710 Sansom Street

              Phone: 215 567-1500

            Getting there.

            Philadelphia International Airport is about 10.7km away from the hotel.
            The 30th street station is about 1.2km away from the hotel.
            Via the I 76 west to east, take exit No.345 then turn right at the top of the exit ramp and continue around the station to the second set of traffic lights. Turn left onto Market St., continue 13 blocks to 17th St. then turn right onto 17th St. Via the I76 east to west, and take exit No.345. At the top of the exit ramp turn right onto Chestnut St. then continue to 17th St. and turn right.

            Sofitel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sofitel

            Average guest rating

            8.2
            out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 79 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Dining
            5.7
            Location
            9.2
            Rooms
            8.2
            Service
            7.6
            Value
            8.5

            Individual guest reviews

            • Single

              Great bed, great location. I had a great rate.

              I thought the room, and some of the common areas looked very old, not kept up. Not a five star experience as other Sofitel are. Great staff, though.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Single

              Sometimes there is only one way to stay in old Philly, that is to stay at the Sofitel Philadelphia,full of the city energy, style & grace that Philadelphia has to offer. Classic in every way.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Older travelers

              Brian the concierge was excellent. He made our trip fantastic. Very enthusiastic and well-informed.

              House cleaning was perfunctory and there wasn't a sheet on the bed.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Older travelers

              helpful concierge and staff. Pleasant bar and fast room service

              feather beds too soft

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Group of friends

              Room was great! Spacious and the area was awesome for shopping and nightlife.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Single

              Very comfortable bed.

              Coffee making facilities aren't in the room, they have to be ordered from housekeeping.

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Single

              It was an all around ok experience to stay at this hotel. Nothing extraordinary anyways, fair 4star hotel, nothing less, nothing more.

              Bed was horrible, too soft and the bed sheets got filled up with static energy.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Couple

              The L'Occitane bath products and promptness of getting a room upon arrival.

              Internet wasn't free.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Older travelers

              low key atmosphere but professional

              a little tired, some of the furniture needs updating

              • Average rating
                7.0
            • Couple

              staff was friendly, the bed - heavenly!!!

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Couple

              Absolutely comfortable, clean, excellent experience

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Group of friends

              The hotel staff was very accomodating. When we needed an extra roll away they immediately brought it up to our room.

              We wanted tthe bell captain to leave the roll away cart for us to take down and he had to stay with it.

              • Average rating
                8.2
            • Single

              Great location for walking to main tourist spots or cheap cab fare. Room very comfortable. Bed exceptionally comfortable.

              Price of wifi/internet. $9.50 per day. Extortionate.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Family with children

              Yes, Generally I like the hotel. However some of the hotel staff's attitude have some problem to guests.

              • Average rating
                7.0
            • Group of friends

              hotel staff were excellent an rooms were spacious and ver very comfortable

              • Average rating
                10.0
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