4.4 out of 5

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

By a verified traveler on Sun 02 Jul 2017

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Philadelphia awaits you at Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, a recipient of the prestigious Travel & Leisure 500 award in 2010. Within steps you'll find popular attractions like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. Highlights at this Art Deco hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

All 150 rooms feature LED TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, safes, and hair dryers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and free toiletries. Additionally, phones and desks are available.

The restaurant, Chez Ben , serves French cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Business travelers can take advantage of a meeting room and limo/town car service. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Each morning local cuisine breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Old City hotel, you'll be 1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Reading Terminal Market and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Ben Franklin National Memorial.

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel ratings based on 35 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 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
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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5 out of 5

Great location, amazing view and great service!

Pros: Centrally located and easy to walk to various tourist sites, restaurants, parks and shops.
We arrived prior to check in time and were able to check in ~ 11:30 am on Sunday. This was great! The hotel staff was friendly and helpful upon arrival. Room was awesome - great, view and very clean! Def a must for valet parking - well worth the few extra dollars. Hotel is very close to many great tourist attractions (historic old city), restaurants and shops. We will definitely return!

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017

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5 out of 5

1st class & convenient !

Location: Historic Philadelphia all within walking distance. Park the car in nearby parking garage and save money.
I requested a higher floor at check-in and I was lucky enough that the 14th floor (top) was available with a great view. Night or day was beautiful. The lobby and bar area was very classy. Just a good feel sitting by the windows and watching the sites go past.

Posted by , from Doylestown on Oct 31, 2016

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5 out of 5

Classic hotel in Old City Philly

Pros: Cordial staff, clean classy rooms, old world hotel feel and comy bedding
Cons: Lounge could have had a warmer feel to the bar area
Location: Close to sightseeing, restaurants, coffee shops, shopping and nightlife.
Excellent facilities and location, close to historical sights and within easy walking distance of great restaurants and nightlife.

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great hotel by historical Philadelphia attractions

Pros: Very close to attractions. Reasonable rate. Excellent and friendly staff.
Cons: Honestly, can't think of anything.
Location: A block away from Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Across the street from Portrait Gallery. Short walk to other Philly attractions.
Excellent experience at this hotel. A block away from Independence Hall, Liberty Bell. Easy walks to great Philadelphia attractions.

Posted by , from Washington DC on Oct 23, 2016

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4 out of 5
Location is great, staff are all friendly and attentive. Room was very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016

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5 out of 5

Very nice hotel close to all the good stuff

Pros: Right where you want to be for doing the history tourist attractions, great rooms, helpful staff.
Cons: Self-parking(not next to hotel)is so difficult that I imagine no one uses it. They should at least have a map to hand out to guests who want to use it
Location: Walking distance to all the tourist attractions.
Found hotel easily. Staff was very helpful, even to this mom with 2 young kids. Room was clean and very comfortable with great view.

Posted by , from West Virginia on Jan 2, 2016

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About the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

Location 401 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Limo/town car service and a meeting room are available. Public spaces have free WiFi. 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 4-star Philadelphia hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 150 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • Built in 1990
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) (18.5 km / 11.5 mi)
  • Train station: Philadelphia Temple University Station (5 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Metro station: 5th St. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel offers 150 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. LED televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in March 2018.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy local cuisine breakfast daily.

Chez Ben - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel features a spa tub.

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


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


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


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets: USD 50.00 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 50.00 per stay


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: USD 28.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 38.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • 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

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

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