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4.5 out of 5

"Staff is really helpful. The rooms are nice and comfortable. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 29 Apr 2019

Hotel Description

4-star romantic hotel near Independence Hall

Center City stay

At this Old City hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center, both steps away. Pennsylvania Hospital and Jefferson University Hospital are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 4 conference rooms, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning are also on offer.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

The 150 guestrooms boast modern comforts like LCD TVs with digital channels, free WiFi, and Netflix. Other amenities include room service, coffee/tea makers, and pillow menus.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Park View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

Everyone (19) Family (2)
2 out of 5
The property was nicely updated. However, the hot water in my shower was not working. So cold I could not shower. So compensation in any way offered.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 24, 2019 by GCRenaissance

Hi Cassandra, Please accept my apologies, I know that there was an issue with the hot water one day but from what I understood from other guests comments it was just a delay in the hot water going up which was fixed a bit later in the afternoon. Please reach out to me my name is Giancarlo so we can talk about it please. Thank you for taking the time to let us know.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 7, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 7, 2019 by Giancarlo

Thank you for your review!

5 out of 5
Staff is really helpful. The rooms are nice and comfortable.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018

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5 out of 5
Great location, close walking distance to Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, etc.; very friendly hotel staff; eclectic artwork and good design with open floor plan in lobby, restaurant, bar area.

Posted by on Dec 24, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great location. Very nice room.

Great experience. Clean rooms and great location by Independence Hall. Could use a mattress update

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017

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4 out of 5

In the heart of the Old City

Pros: Great room. Near everything.
All the staff were helpful and kind. From registration to valet and concierge, everyone pitched in to help. Being close to everything we came to see was a plus. Walking distance to everything.

Posted by on May 27, 2017

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4 out of 5

Close to liberty bell

Nice hotel close and convenient to everything. My room wasn't properly restocked I only had 1 towel.

Posted by on May 16, 2017

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5 out of 5

Federal Jury Duty

Pros: Outstanding
Cons: Have more rooms
Location: Center City and everything is within walking distance. Across the stree from Independence Hall
My wife had to serve Federal Jury Duty and The Franklin Hotel was outstanding in every way. Unfortunately, they were booked the rest of the week but helped find another place close.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017

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About the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

Location 401 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 2 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 2704 square feet (251 square meters) and includes conference space. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This Art Deco Philadelphia hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 150 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • 2704 sq ft of conference space
  • 251 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1990
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Philadelphia Intl. Airport (PHL) (18.5 km / 11.5 mi)
  • Train station: Philadelphia University City Station (4.6 km / 2.8 mi)
  • Metro station: 5th St. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel offers 150 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. A pillow menu is available. 55-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels, pay movies, and Netflix. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Philadelphia hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in March 2018.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Franklin Social - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Franklin Social Bar - This bar specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Rafting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50.00 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott) guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • UnionPay
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 50 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Offsite parking fee: USD 28 per day (0.25 mi away)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Omni Hotel Independence
  • Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
  • Omni Hotel Independence Park Philadelphia
  • Omni Independence Park
  • Omni Independence Park Philadelphia
  • Omni Hotel Philadelphia
  • Omni Philadelphia
  • Franklin Hotel Independence Park Philadelphia
  • Franklin Hotel Independence Park
  • Franklin Independence Park Philadelphia
  • Franklin Independence Park
  • Franklin Hotel Independence Park Marriott Hotel Philadelphia
  • Franklin Hotel Independence Park Marriott Hotel
  • Franklin Independence Park Marriott Philadelphia
  • Franklin Independence Park Marriott
  • Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown
  • The Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
  • Renaissance Philadelphia
  • Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel Hotel
  • Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel Philadelphia
  • Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel Hotel Philadelphia

You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.