Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

401 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106, US
8.3 Rating | 4-Star Hotel |
Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is pet friendly. Pet fee is USD $50 per stay. The number of pets allowed is 2. Pet weight limit is 25 lbs. **In common areas, pets must be on leash or in carrier.

About This Property

Located in the center of the historical district, one block away from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, this hotel offers an indoor pool and fitness center. All guest rooms include a flat-screen cable TV and an private bathroom with free toiletries. The on-site restaurant, Franklin Social Lounge, is an upmarket French Brasserie that serves breakfast lunch and dinner and features a cafe counter offering quality coffees, fresh juices, buttery pastries and snack delights. Guests can also enjoy Franklin Social American Kitchen & Bar, the on-site spirits and cocktail bar. Overlooking Independence National Historic Park and surrounded by Philadelphia’s Society Hill, the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is within walking distance the Benjamin Franklin House. It is also located just 10 minutes away from the Philadelphia International Airport.

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Check in / Check out

Check in time: 4:00PM
Check out time: 12:00PM

Features and Amenities

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • ATM Or Cash Withdraw On Site
  • Accessibility Meeting Spaces Available
  • Accessible Bathtub Available
  • Accessible Entrance To Swimming Pool
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Registration Desk Available
  • Accessible Rooms Through Interior Corridor Available
  • Accessible Rooms With 32-inch Wide Door Opening Available
  • Accessible Route To Fitness Center
  • Accessible Route To Guest Rooms
  • Accessible Route To The Registration Desk Available
  • Accessible Shower Available
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Accessible Vanities Available
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning In Public Area
  • Alarm Clock
  • Arabic
  • Audible Alarm
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Rental (charges May Apply)
  • Bowling
  • CCTV Security In Common Areas
  • Canoeing
  • Car Rental Available
  • Cashless Payment Available
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Cleaning Products Available
  • Closed-caption TV
  • Coffee Shop
  • Coffee/tea Maker
  • Concierge Services
  • Contactless Check-in/out
  • Currency Exchange Service
  • Daily Disinfection
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Deadbolt On Doors Available
  • Desk/workspace Available
  • Diving
  • Doorman
  • Electronic Room Key
  • Elevator
  • English
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests Available
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kit Available
  • Fitness Center
  • Flashing Door Knocker Available
  • Food Delivery
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • French
  • Golf Course
  • Guests Can Opt-out Of Daily Cleaning Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Hand Sanitizer In Guest Accommodation And Key Areas
  • Hearing Accessible Room And/or Kit Available
  • Heating In Public Area
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hygiene Certification
  • Individually-wrapped Food Options
  • Invoices
  • Ironing Amenities
  • Kitchenware
  • Laundry Services
  • Lever Handles On Door Available
  • Lowered Electrical Outlets Available
  • Main Entrance
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Mini Golf
  • Mobile App For Room Service
  • Mobility Accessibility Available
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Non-slip Grab Bar Available
  • Non-smoking Property
  • Off-Site Parking
  • On-site Accessible Restaurants/lounges
  • Parking Available
  • Parking Available (charges May Apply)
  • Pets Allowed (charges May Apply)
  • Physical/social Distancing Guidelines
  • Protective Screen Or Physical Barriers In Appropriate Areas
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room Service
  • Room Service Available
  • Room Windows That Open
  • Safety Chain And/or Latch On Doors Available
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Self-operating Lift To Hotel Swimming Pools
  • Separate Shower/bathtub
  • Shared Stationery Such As Printed Menus, Magazines, Pens, And Paper Removed
  • Shops On Site
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Snorkeling
  • Spanish
  • Staff Follow All Safety Protocols As Directed By Local Authorities
  • Staff Trained In Safety Protocol
  • TTY/TDD Compatibility Available
  • TV & Movies/Shows
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court & Equipment
  • Ticket Services
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Tour Services
  • Valet Parking (charges May Apply)
  • Vending Machine
  • View Port In Door Available
  • Visual Alarms

Recent Reviews

Alex.vega young couple September 22, 2023
Deborah young couple September 19, 2023
Very good
Barbara young couple September 16, 2023
Very good
Hanna solo traveller September 11, 2023
Thespian family with young children September 9, 2023
Positives: I loved the 2 hospitable African American ladies who helped to check me in. One lady was a supervisor, and it appeared the other lady was new to the front desk and in training mode. It's not a problem, just something I noticed. They were both friendly and pleasant. They helped to make sure I was able to utilize my Marriort Bonvoy membership for free WiFi access and bottled waters. They looked up my account using my email address, which was helpful. The hotel lobby area was nice and colorful. I liked the historic touches and decorations throughout the hotel and in my room. My booking included American breakfast, which was really good, and the server was nice. The location is everything. I was only a few feet away from the historic sights I came to see. I used public transportation during my stay, and this hotel is close to it. There's complimentary ice cold, infused water by the elevators, which was quite refreshing because it was hot in Philly!
Negatives: I did not like the white supervisor who, when she was asked by the front desk agent about being able to look up my Marriott Bonvoy membership using my email address... She lied and said no, it couldn't be used. And, then, this supervisor walked away. I knew she was lying because the African American supervisor had already stated that they could look it up. So, when the African American supervisor came back to the desk, she was able to shoe the front desk agent how to look up my account using my email address with NO problem. I booked a room with a view, and I thought that view would be more of the park. I got more of a full view of the marble looking bank and less greenery and brick buildings that are in the historic area. However, I was able to see some of the city landacape and what appeared to be a bridge in the distance, so that was lovely. The bed was not too comfy. It was hard. The desk chair in my room had seen better days. It needs to be retired to the furniture park in the sky.
Great Stay In Historic Philly.
Jasmine family with young children September 8, 2023
Positives: The location was great and the staff we interacted with were very helpful.
Negatives: We had two rooms and one was VERY dirty! Red drops by the toilet. Dirty, stained comforter. Bathroom floor dirty. Entry tile sticky
Everything was great except the...
Amanda family with young children September 7, 2023
Anonymous young couple September 5, 2023
Very good
Sheila young couple September 4, 2023
Positives: Very polite & helpful staff. Large & comfortable rooms. We enjoyed a breakfast outside on the terrace. Iced cold water available to guests in the lobby. Nice bar.
Negatives: The Wi-Fi was poor for such a large hotel.
A comfortable two night stay...
Jeff family with young children August 27, 2023
Mohammad young couple August 24, 2023
Manuela group August 24, 2023
Positives: Excellent location and room size, the bed was comfortable and the view on the park was appreciated.
Negatives: The room was spacious but the smell inside was not so nice. Was missing some furniture compared to other Renaissance that I already joined in my previous trips. I called the reception to get a simple bath mat because it also was missing and I wanted to take a shower. They said to wait in the room for the item delivery but nobody came so I got to use the small facial towels which was pretty embarrassing. Additionally the hairdryer was broken.
Anonymous young couple August 23, 2023
Dana young couple August 22, 2023
Joseph young couple August 19, 2023
Very good
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