Rate based on Check-in: Apr 19, 2014 Check-out: Apr 20, 2014

Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

4 stars
1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
114 reviews
great stay

I stayed at this hotel with my daughter for a college audition. The room was clean and comfortable... See full review

  • Gail T.
  • Dec 9, 2013
nice hotel

That's nice and a pleasent stay here. While the internet access was not that so good. See full review

  • canguang
  • Nov 30, 2013
Restful Center City location conveniently close to shopping and dining
The Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia in downtown Philadelphia offers a convenient location for business or leisure travel. Just a few blocks north of Rittenhouse Square, shopping and dining options are plentiful. Hotel amenities include free apples and coffee in the spacious new lobby; complimentary high-speed Internet access; an on-site 24-hour fitness center; free access to nearby Philadelphia Sports Club and an outdoor pool. Nonsmoking guest rooms with comfortable bedding and unique amenities make for a restful night.
Highlights:
  • Outdoor pool, on-site 24-hour fitness center, complimentary access to nearby Philadelphia Sports Club
  • Central downtown location close to Rittenhouse Square, City Hall and the Cultural District
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • Floors with quiet-zone rules in place on weeknights from evening through late morning, with no housekeeping during those times unless requested
Rooms:

The completely nonsmoking Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia offers 443 guestrooms and two suites, all decorated in muted tones and dark-wood furniture. Standard amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet access; comfortable beds with pillow-top mattresses and luxury linens; work-station desks with lamps; televisions with premium channels and pay movies; coffeemakers; hairdryers and irons with ironing boards.

Features:

The hotel provides guests with tastefully appointed rooms and suites with modern amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, cable/satellite TV with in-room movies and video games, telephone with voice mail, free local calls, desk and chair, iron and ironing board as well as coffee maker. Suites come with separate sitting area.

Dining

Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia does not have an on-site restaurant but diners can sample local and international cuisines at nearby food outlets. Room service is available.

Transportation:
  • SEPTA Subway Suburban Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Greyhound Bus Terminal (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Amtrak 30th Street Station (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (9.3 mi/15 km)
Attractions:
  • Rittenhouse Square (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • City Hall (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Historic District (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
Business:
  • Multiple conference/meeting rooms
  • Dedicated meetings director
  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Catering services
  • Audio/visual equipment
Policies and Fees
  • Room service is available from 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM to 11:00 PM.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia Rooms

ADA Hearing Impaired Club Floor
ADA Hearing Impaired Club Floor King - 336 sq ft- ADA Tub - Free Wi Fi
One Bedroom Suite King
One bedroom suite king- 1 king Free internet access
Traditional Guestroom with One Q
Traditional Guestroom with One Queen Bed - 219 Sq Ft - Free Wi Fi - Coffeemaker
Traditional Guestroom with One K
Traditional Guestroom with One King Bed - 336 Sq Ft - Free Wi Fi - Coffeemaker
Traditional Guestroom with 2 Dou
336 sq ft -Two Double Beds - Free Wi Fi - Coffee Maker
Club Level with One Queen Bed
Club Level with One Queen Bed 219 sq ft- Free Wi Fi - Access to Club Lounge - Flat Screen TV
Club Level with One King Bed
Club Level with One King Bed 336 Sq Ft- Free Wi Fi - King bed - Club Lounge Access - Flat Screen TV
Club Level with Two Double Beds
Club Level with Two Double Beds - 336 Sq Ft - Flat Screen TV - Free Wi Fi
ADA King Hearing Impaired Roll-i
ADA King Hearing Impaired Roll-in Shower 336 sq ft - 1 King - Free Wi Fi
ADA King Hearing Impaired with t
ADA King Hearing Impaired with Tub 336 Sq Ft - Removable Tub Seat - TTY Visual Alerts - Free Wi Fi

Amenities

  • Heated pool
General
Air conditioned
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Executive level
24 hour security
FEMA approved
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Casino
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Conference suite
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

39.9532 -75.17
Nearby airports
Philadelphia International Airport, (PHL), 8.00, MI, NW;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.3 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.4 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.5 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.5 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.5 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.5 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1 mi
  • The Palestra: 1 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • Libery Bell Center: 1.1 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.3 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.4 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.5 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.5 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.5 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.5 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1 mi
  • The Palestra: 1 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • Libery Bell Center: 1.1 mi
  • Independence Hall: 1.1 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 1.1 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 1.2 mi
  • Penn Museum: 1.2 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 1.2 mi
  • Christ Church: 1.2 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 1.3 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 1.4 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 1.4 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 1.9 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 2 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3.3 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.6 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.6 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.6 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 4.6 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,456.7 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,715.7 mi

Dining

Room Service
Available From 6am-1pm and 330pm-11pm- From Full Menu
Public House
Sports Bar

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (114)

Ratings and reviews for Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Overall score

3.6 / 5
114 out of 114
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.6

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

1
USA1traveler
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 5, 2014

Unexpected charges

Despite being a 3.5 star hotel in central Philadelphia, this hotel is lacking many amenities. It is undergoing renovation, so you can't even find the hotel easily when driving on Market street. I stayed in a non-smoking room that smells like a smoking room. No flat screen TV, only those old 20 inch big box old TV. Additionally, if you drive, they charge you $42 a day for valet parking that you have to pay because they don't have a regular parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
BBurt
New York City
Mar 31, 2014

Really perfect location and a place to call home

This place couldn't be in a better part of Philly. Seriously. Right in the heart of Philly's Center City, it' also not to far from University City is you want to venture that way for a bit. Really incredible restaurants and shops just a couple of short blocks away. And really comfy rooms. Very happy with our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
adrio
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 16, 2014

awesome

Great price. Perfect location. Some renovations during my stay but didnt disturb my evening.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

2
Nicccccc
New Jersey
Feb 18, 2014

OKAY

There is some constrauction going on in the hotel which made the stay uncomfortably annoying to say the least, expect construction noise from 8 am-5pm, what seems like one working elevator, no lobby, and staff with a nasty attitude at the front desk. In no way was it a 4 star experience.. will not be staying again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

3
A123abcd
Philly
Jan 27, 2014

Weekend getaway

Ok hotel, kind of dated. Currently being renovated , so that could change. Also they didn't have the room booked available , but they did comp the valet. Parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

3
MarylandMom
Silver Spring MD
Jan 20, 2014

Ordinary stay

Adequate, older hotel in downtown Philly (I think this area is called Center City.) Within walking distance to many other neighborhoods. Parking is not included--the hotel has an arrangement with the adjoining lot where hotel guests pay $38 per day, with unlimited in and out priveleges; this is more expensive than other lots in the area but probably worth it if you plan on accessing your car frequently, as the other lots will make you pay each time you re-enter. Room was...adequate; window was dirty and fogged up,and there was a huge red stain on the carpet, but otherwise clean. Nice bar/restaurant on ground floor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

3
JP1234 Chicago
Business
Chicago
Jan 18, 2014

Fits the bill

Smallish room but free wireless internet worked ok.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
Margaret T
Somers Point, NJ
Jan 13, 2014

Girl's Night Out

My childhood friends get together approximately 4 times per year for girl's night out. This year we choose Sonesta in Philadelphia. It was exactly what we were looking for! A super friendly and accomadating staff, a clean and comfortable room, and a restaurant and cafe for dining for both dinner and breakfast! A great experience...we'll be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
Family Christmas getaway
Mexico, d.f.
Jan 3, 2014

Can get better

Good option if you wanna be close to the city hall, bus stop is in front of the main door, there is a dinner very close to the hotel open 24 hours even on holidays! the hotel staff is very friendly and efficient. rooms need an update!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Open 24 hrs.

Review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
JA2013
Business
Sydney, Australia
Dec 15, 2013

Great hotel right in the heart of Philly

I stayed for two nights. The hotel was great and it was close to everything - easy walk from the station if you are travelling on the Amtrak, and walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars. Awesome, would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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