THE RITZ-CARLTON // PHILADELPHIA
10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102
A few weeks ago my husband and I made a quick trip up to Philadelphia from Washington DC. We had a lovely weekend walking around downtown, seeing the historical sights, visiting the Barnes Foundation, and going to a Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals game.
We had the opportunity to stay at the stunning Ritz-Carlton right across from the famous Philadelphia City Hall. The lobby is really the jewel of the hotel. It’s an old bank, finished in 1908! Can you believe they used to build marble banks!?! I mean honestly, my mouth was on the floor every time I walked in here.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE RITZ-CARLTON PHILADELPHIA
+ The hotel is walkable to all of the sights! You can easily walk to the Barnes Foundation and the Liberty Bell.
+ The lobby is just fabulous. You absolutely must get a drink at the bar or eat at Richard Sandoval’s new restaurant in the lobby, Aqimero, even if you aren’t staying at the hotel, I recommend going for the atmosphere.
+ They have fresh pretzels and water in the lobby during the day. One, I love pretzels. Two, it’s so nice when you are starving that there is something there to grab that’s fresh and delicious!
+ They have a lovely spa. A deep tissue massage is a good way to start or end your day.
+ Superior Rooms (what I stayed in) have marble bathrooms with a separate bathtub and lots of natural light.
+ The beds are so comfortable and the sheets are amazing. I really didn’t want to get out of bed.
+ You can bring your dog if it is 30 pounds or less!
+ Our room had complimentary bottled water every day. So nice to grab and go, or drink right before bed or first thing in the morning when you are parched!
+ Friendly and helpful staff.
THINGS TO KNOW
+ There is a fee for wifi, Club Level access, and pets.
Overall I had a lovely time. It was nothing but a positive experience and the location was convenient to everything we wanted to do. We easily took a cab to and from the baseball game, but we realized later we probably just as easily could have taken the subway.
Watch a quick video tour of the hotel lobby and my room here:
Photos by Meg Biram
My stay was provided by The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia. All opinions are my own.