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
210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
From $279 /night
- Pet Friendly
- Free Internet
- Room Service
- Laundry Service
"Among Philadelphia's luxury hotels, the Rittenhouse has the fewest and largest rooms and some of the prettiest views." Full review
"The 98-room Rittenhouse leads the deluxe pack with extra-large rooms... vigilant service, and tasteful, if slightly tired, furnishings."
"The staff, among the nicest in the city, greets you with a glass of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries on weekends." Full review
"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."
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"This remains Philadelphia's top prize, a small deluxe hotel with a loyal following, fine dining and high service standards." Full review
Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion
3250 Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19131-3710
From $0 /night
- Free Internet
- Free Parking
- Air Conditioning
"This renovated 1802 Quaker farmhouse is the cheapest and most bucolic overnight in town." Full review
" 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
"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.