Rate based on Check-in: May 28, 2015 Check-out: May 29, 2015

Sonesta Philadelphia

4 stars
View map of 1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
155 reviews
Great mini getaway

Great location. Hotel was walking distance to many sites and museums. Very clean and modern. More... See full review

  • Sophia K.
  • May 12, 2015
Fun before the move

The hotel is very clean and swanky. It is in an awesome location too. The bar downstairs makes... See full review

  • melissa s.
  • May 7, 2015
The Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia makes the most of its Center City location, with a rooftop pool looking out over the skyline. In-room video games, movies and extra considerations like quiet-zone floors for working during the week make it a favorite for those in Philly on business. Funky decor in various shades of red signifies the lounge areas, and cityscape prints adorn the bed-heads in the rooms. Cafe Express is handy for grabbing something on the way out of the lobby, but if you've got more time on your hands, Rittenhouse Square eateries are just beyond the hotel steps, whether you're craving a Philly cheesesteak or some English-style pub grub.
Key facts
  • 445 guestrooms
  • High-speed Internet access (fees may apply)
  • In-room dining
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour fitness center and complimentary passes to Philadelphia Sports Club gym
  • 16 meeting rooms
  • Liberty Ballroom for weddings and social events
  • Rooftop swimming pool, open from June to September
  • On-site ATM
Neighborhood
Situated on Market Street in downtown Philadelphia, the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia puts guests on the doorstep of monumental US attractions like the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall and the National Constitution Center. For family fun, take the kids to Franklin Square for a carousel ride or to the Philadelphia Zoo in Fairmont Park to the north for close encounters with exotic animals. Depending on the season, sports fans can cheer on Philadelphia's football, hockey or baseball teams at venues like Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia Eagles) located within a four-mile-radius of the hotel.
Hints and tips
If you need accommodations for disabled travelers, ask about one of the 17 ADA-compliant rooms available in the building.

Consider an Executive Club Floor upgrade if the idea of a private lounge, complimentary breakfast service, and evening refreshments sounds too tempting to ignore.

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

Sonesta Philadelphia Rooms

One Bedroom Executive Ste King
Description not provided
Deluxe Two Queen City View
Deluxe Two Queen City View - 336 Sq Ft Various Views of Center City - Free Wifi
Club Queen City View
Club Queen City View - access to club lounge Various Views of Center City - Free WiFi
Club King City View
Club King City View - Access to club lounge. Various views of Center City - Free Wifi
Club Two Queen City View
Club 2 Queen City View - Access to club lounge Various views of Center City - Free Wifi
Junior Ste King Sofa City View
Junior Suite City View - King Bed- Sofabed - Various Views of Center City - Free Wifi
Club One Bedroom Ste King Sofa
One bedroom Suite with connecting King bedroom
Hospitality Ste Sofa Coty View
Hospitality Ste Sofa City View King bed-pull out sofa in living room
Deluxe ADA King Bathtub
Deluxe ADA King Bathtub Free Wifi
Deluxe ADA King Communication
Deluxe ADA King Communication Free Wifi
Deluxe ADA Queen Communication
Deluxe ADA Queen Communication Free Wifi
Club ADA King Pres Ste Comm Sh
1030 SQ FT SUITE
Deluxe ADA Two Queen Comm Shwr
Deluxe ADA Two Queen Comm Shwr Free Wifi
Deluxe ADA King Comm Shower
Deluxe ADA King Comm Shower Free Wifi
Deluxe ADA Two Queen Bathtub
Deluxe ADA Two Queen Bathtub Free Wifi
Deluxe ADA Two Queen Comm
Deluxe ADA Two Queen Comm Free Wifi
Club Level One Bedroom Suite Kin
ADA MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE RI SHWR COMMUNICATIONS
Club Two Queen City View Connect
spacious city view room with two Queen Beds
Club Junior Ste King Sofabed
Club Junior Ste King Sofabed Free Wifi
Deluxe King Hospitality Ste Cn
Option to connect to a Deluxe King Guestroom
Deluxe King Hosp Ste Comm Conn
Description not provided
Deluxe Queen City View
Deluxe Queen City View 336 Sq Ft - Queen bed Various Views of Center City
Deluxe King City View
Deluxe King City View -336 Sq Ft - King Bed Various views of Center City - Free Wifi

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 Academy 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
  • Liberty 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 Academy 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
  • Liberty 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.

Ratings and reviews for Sonesta Philadelphia

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
155 out of 155
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.7

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sonesta Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Suzette C.
Business
Palmdale
May 14, 2015

Beautiful Downtown Location

The hotel rooms were beautiful, clean and modern. The downstairs bar had wonderful drinks that were very good. You pay for the beauty though... the parking fees were very high although some of that is due to the downtown location. But the 44 dollar daily rate was still hard to stomach... Wi-Fi worked well but also should be complementary given the overall standard of the hotel. The desk clerks were polite and efficient. Everyone seem to enjoy working there and helped to make it a good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sonesta Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sophia K.
Business
N/A
May 12, 2015

Great mini getaway

Great location. Hotel was walking distance to many sites and museums. Very clean and modern. More than satisfied with my decision to stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sonesta Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
melissa s.
Business
N/A
May 7, 2015

Fun before the move

The hotel is very clean and swanky. It is in an awesome location too. The bar downstairs makes really tasty drinks which are great for a night cap. The rooms are small, but definitely serve there purpose. I would stay at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sonesta Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
S.977
Business
norristown
Apr 13, 2015

Trip to Philly

My room was very clean and comfortable ( I had a king size bed). Staff were very friendly and nice. I will definitely come back and stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sonesta Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TDM.
Business
N/A
Apr 11, 2015

Nice hotel, good location

Nice hotel, very inconspicuous exteriors but super nice inside. Very nice staff in the morning, though encountered a very indifferent staff at night when we checked in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sonesta Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GERARDO R.
Business
Glendale
Mar 10, 2015

ROADTRIP

The hotel is great!!! The only thing i was disappointed in was my View. I booked a Club King so that i can have a beautiful view of the city but it turned out i was on the other side of the building. My view was the roof to another building :(. But everything else was great!!!. I would definitely stay again. :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sonesta Philadelphia

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NANCY H.
Business
N/A
Mar 10, 2015

hubby's birthday weekend

Vishay at the desk was really nice and accomodating since we checked in late. The Bellman from Trinidad was funny and very personable. The drinks at the lounge were on point. needless to say we had a great time and would love to come back again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sonesta Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
talalk
Business
Selden
Feb 24, 2015

Newly Renovated

Newly renovated hotel in a very prime location. My only complaint was one of the elevators was out during a busy concert night, overall the facilities were much better than expected for what we paid. Door locks could use upgrading but will definitely return if in the philly area again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sonesta Philadelphia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sandy c
Business
pottstown
Feb 24, 2015

quick getaway

The room itself was very nice. very clean. quick check in. Issues were really leaving. took about 45 min to get our car out of the garage. There is a small eatery in the lobby, sat there for 10 mins and finally someone came over to tell us that they are no longer serving breakfast. The rest of the stay. Nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sonesta Philadelphia

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rosanne R.
Business
Salt Lake City
Feb 18, 2015

Great location - decent hotel

Great location to get around Philly. Good restaurants in the area and easy walk to attractions. It is located in the city so can be a bit load at night with road noise. Stay on a higher floor to avoid. Decent size rooms, small bathroom but seemed clean. Check around for a better price on parking before parking in the garage next to hotel. Better prices half a block down.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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