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The Rittenhouse Hotel vs The Arco powered by Sonder

Both hotels are endorsed by writers. Overall, The Rittenhouse Hotel ranks significantly better than The Independent Hotel. The Rittenhouse Hotel is ranked #1 in Philadelphia with positive reviews from 19 sources including Oyster, Forbes Travel Guide and Time Out.

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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The Arco powered by Sonder
The Arco powered by Sonder
8 / 10
1234 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
From $72 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
  • Laundy Room
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Frommer's Frommer's
"This restored Georgian Revival-turned-boutique hotel sits in the heart of Midtown Village, Washington West, and the Gayborhood, atop a popular restaurant and bar." Full review
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Reopened under new ownership in 2008, the spacious, contemporary-meets-traditional guest rooms here vary in shape and style: Choose one with exposed brick, or a fireplace, a cathedral ceiling, or a loft sleeping area.
Fodor's Fodor's
"The Independent is among a handful of newer boutique alternatives to Philadelphia's big convention hotels." Full review
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"This sophisticated boutique hotel is housed in a restored Georgian Revival building in Center City’s hip, midtown village district."
Gayot Gayot
"Located within a fully restored Georgian-Revival building, this property is only one block away from Philadelphia's thriving performing arts district."
BlackBook BlackBook
"Cozy and charming, the newest (as of August '08) Independent Hotel boasts 24 sumptuous rooms in a restored Georgian-Revival building."
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