Hotel Review // Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia Hotel Review

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.

The marble lobby in The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia.

The lobby lounge of 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!

+ Breakfast, lunch, and drinks on the Club Level is convenient and delicious. The view is fantastic and the food is good.

+ 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.

Lobby decor at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia.

The lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia.


+ There is a fee for wifi, Club Level access, and pets.

The marble columns in the lobby of the The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

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View of Philadelphia City Hall from The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

Room at The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia


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.

Comfortable bedding at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

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.