The Rittenhouse Hotel vs Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion

Both The Rittenhouse Hotel and Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion are endorsed by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, The Rittenhouse Hotel is preferred by most professionals compared to Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion. The Rittenhouse Hotel scores 97 with endorsements from 19 reviews like Time Out, Forbes Travel Guide and Fodor's.

The Rittenhouse Hotel
The Rittenhouse Hotel
9 / 10
210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
From $279 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's Frommer's
"Among Philadelphia's luxury hotels, the Rittenhouse has the fewest and largest rooms and some of the prettiest views." Full review
Concierge Concierge
"The 98-room Rittenhouse leads the deluxe pack with extra-large rooms... vigilant service, and tasteful, if slightly tired, furnishings."
Fodor's Fodor's
"The staff, among the nicest in the city, greets you with a glass of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries on weekends." Full review
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"This top-of-the-line luxury hotel is one of the city’s finest and boasts two award-winning restaurants, the Lacroix and the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse."
Star Service Star Service
"This remains Philadelphia's top prize, a small deluxe hotel with a loyal following, fine dining and high service standards." Full review
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Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion
Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion
7 / 10
3250 Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19131-3710
From $0 /night
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
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Frommer's Frommer's
"This renovated 1802 Quaker farmhouse is the cheapest and most bucolic overnight in town." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
" In its public areas, set with antiques, harp, oriental rugs and paintings, the place is more like a B&B than a hostel; the dorms themselves are basic. " Full review
Time Out Time Out
"Hosts travelers in its antique-decorated space. There are a total of 80 beds in a dormitory setting. Chill out on the front porch or by the marble fireplace or use the facility’s free bikes." Full review
Due to its secluded location, having a car or some sort of transportation is ideal.