About this listing
UrHomeInPhilly is proud to present to you 222 Rittenhouse. Marking the revival of Horace Trumbauer's landmark high-rise located in the heart of Philadelphia's liveliest and most prestigious neighborhood, Rittenhouse Square. Horace Trumbauer (December 28, 1868 – September 18, 1938) was a prominent American architect of the Gilded Age, known for designing residential manors for the wealthy.
222 Rittenhouse offers the discerning visitor hardwood floors, views of Rittenhouse Park from your living rooms alcove windows, fully renovated throughout. 222 is the next generation of Rittenhouse living.
From its beginnings, Rittenhouse Square has been Philadelphia’s most fashionable address, attracting prominent families who moved out of the old city in search of more room and larger quarters. The district is home to the city’s most exclusive shops and its fanciest restaurants, but at the same time offers something for just about everyone.
As noted above, Rittenhouse Square boasts the city’s toniest shopping district, centered on Walnut Street from Broad to 20th. Rittenhouse Row, as it is now called, is home to both trendy boutiques and big national chains, as well as a host of restaurants crowned by Le Bec-Fin, long the standard for haute cuisine in the city.
Regardless of your length of stay, you can count on having everything you need to feel totally comfortable at 222 Rittenhouse — from basic conveniences to fully equipped kitchens, thoughtful bath accessories, FREE wi-fi internet access, cable TV with 2 flatscreen TV's, DVD, FREE local phone service, 24/7 concierge service and doorman, and much much more.
The big word here is "respectfully" respect for your hosts, respect for your neighbors and for the property. We want you to have a great time and we shall do everything feasible on our end to ensure that you do.
Smoking is NOT ALLOWED and smoking inside the apartment will be subject to a $500 fee. Thank you for understanding.
This was our first Airbnb experiencee. It was satisfying.
The welcome was good and professional. As folks who live in the neighborhood we didn't need the visitor information so we didn't pay much attention to it.
Perched high over Locust St. with views towards the greenery of Rittenhouse Square as well as the weather and city towards the northwest was a delight.
The place was spotless and well equipped. Check-in was easy and all the instructions clear. We were very pleased overall.
The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The reservation was canceled 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The good stuff: Had a great experience here. Very comfortable apartment; feels like home when you walk in. Decor is contemporary, not dated. Appliances are above average, and everything works! Excellent location; more great restaurants than you could possibly try in a year. Great front desk staff. The owner, Steve, was very responsive and resolved issues quickly. Amenities were adequate. Lots of closet space. Cable & internet worked without issue; internet was super fast (speed tested at 50 down, 11 up). French creperie on first floor is awesome. Washer/dryer was very convenient - used it almost everyday. Fitness room is fully-equipped and always available/empty; should have used it more - haha!
The bad stuff: Parking in nearby garages is expensive, so be prepared to park on the street or pay $300+ per month. Construction in this building seems to be never-ending, but it's really not that loud or inconvenient. Cleaning staff between stays was not so great, but owner fixed our issues within a day. (Honestly, I put this negative stuff in here so this review is realistic, but the good outweighs the bad on this place about 99 to 1.)
I will definitely stay here again, if available. Good luck finding a better place in Philly; I looked for about 2 weeks with the help of an agent, and this was the best out there.
From the moment we walked in the stunningly beautiful lobby, I knew that we'd been very very lucky to have found this apartment! In fact our first encounter with this very friendly and helpful woman working in the lobby - I'm sorry I don't have her name, but she was working the evening of Sunday August 11th, if that helps! - was so welcoming I could scarcely believe it!!
We found the apartment absolutely to our taste and the view from dining table was a thrill every meal we enjoyed there.
Kitchen well equipped, bedroom spacious with loads of closet space and drawers, and the bathroom was very beautiful!
We also felt spoiled by having a big screen TV in both living room and bedroom, with many channels and other fun options!
Now as far as the location, well, it pretty much guarantees you'll have a first rate time in Philly! I used to live in Philly, and dreamt of living on Rittenhouse Square! You must have coffee and a biscotti at the Metropolitaiin Café ... You'll feel like you're in Europe !
Anne and Steve were so friendly and helpful! When we made a special request, they drove into Philly from New Jersey the next day to meet our request! And we often received emails just making sure that we were content!
Our strongest recommendation is that we plan to return next year and stay in their beautiful apartment !!!
By the way, you probably won't need a car because of the terrific public transportation !!!
And just cross the square and walk along 18th street and you have Su's for a great selection of vegetables and fruit; Trader Joe's is near by too!
I give the whole package - apartment, apartment building, location, and hosts - an A plus!!!
Vicki West, Los Angeles CA.
Thank you so much for your review. We loved hosting you and are delighted that you had such a good time. Thank you also for noticing the friendliness of the concierge when she welcomed you. All to often as human beings we are qucik to complain and slow to praise, so we shall certainly be ensuring that this associate gets recognized. In celebration, excitement and readiness for your next trip. Please accept a 10% discount on future stays. So if you are in Philly again please reach out for a warm welcome and some savings as well :-)
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About the Host, UrHome
Ur Home in Philly is not a neon sign. We’re focused on each guest’s personal experience while they’re staying at one of our locations. But there are some advantages to choosing us for your short-term stay in Philadelphia that go beyond the customer service I provide to our guests.
Hotel rooms are notoriously identical to one another: they’re small, cramped, sparsely-furnished places few people look forward to when planning a business or vacation trip. And whether you’re using a company credit card or paying out of your own pocket, have you ever felt like the cost truly matched the value of what you got in return?
The answer, for most of us, is no. Hotels are undersized, overpriced, and isolating. I started Ur Home in Philly because I realized that there is an opportunity to change that sense of being ripped off or crammed in at hotels. All it takes is a refusal to do things the way hotels do them, and a focus on actually providing real value for every dollar your guests spend.
For example, our properties are not rooms, they’re homes. These fully-furnished apartments provide all of the comfort, space, and amenities that a hotel room lacks. Philadelphia has a delicious restaurant scene, but sometimes you want to cook something up yourself. Our monthly rentals include fully-equipped kitchens and dining rooms, allowing you enjoy a home-cooked meal any time.
In fact, our properties are not only homes in and of themselves, but most are situated within upscale buildings full of long-term residents. There are no suspicious transient guests, just Philadelphians proud of their communities. As our comparison page illustrates, our offerings are all at least twice as large as the average hotel room. One of Philadelphia’s most highly-rated hotels will charge you prices comparable to ours but provide only 364 square feet. Again, that’s half of the space we give you. And there’s no kitchen, no dining room, no living room, no bedroom. That’s because it’s just your hotel in Philly. And, for your money, why not get a temporary home in Philly?