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.


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


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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  • 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

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.

  • Spa & wellness center
  • 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
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
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Turndown service
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Cable TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • TV



from  3 pm


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 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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Bed type: King Size Bed
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    Sofitel LocationWhat's nearby

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    • Airports
    • Underground stations
    • Train stations
    • Parks
    • Tourist attractions
    • Museums
    • Convention centers
    • Stadiums
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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    Shopping areas
    • Supercade Amusement
      700 ft
    Monuments and Landmarks
    Historical sites
    • 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
    • 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

    out of 10
    Based on 60 reviews

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    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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Older travelers

      helpful concierge and staff. Pleasant bar and fast room service

      feather beds too soft

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

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

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Very comfortable bed.

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

      • Average rating
    • 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
    • Couple

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

      Internet wasn't free.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      low key atmosphere but professional

      a little tired, some of the furniture needs updating

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      staff was friendly, the bed - heavenly!!!

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Absolutely comfortable, clean, excellent experience

      • Average rating
    • 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
    • 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
    • Family with children

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

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

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

      • Average rating
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