A Modern Boutique Hotel
Rittenhouse Square has always held a reputation synonymous with quality. As one of most renowned districts in all of downtown Philadelphia, this distinctive region was originally dubbed "the southwest square" before being named after famed astronomer-clockmaker, David Rittenhouse in 1825. A direct descendant of William Rittenhouse, America's paper mill pioneer, David spent much of his life dedicated to public service where he left his mark in the fields of science, politics and academia, living out his years in the area that now bears his name.
As Rittenhouse Square became more developed, it quickly rose in prestige. Architect Paul Cret, one of the city's most esteemed architects, first designed many of the Square's functional and decorative elements, making it the place to live in among the elite social set of Philadelphia.
Rittenhouse Square: A Hub Fused With Tradition And Modern Conveniences
Almost two hundred years later, Rittenhouse Square still embraces and celebrates its long standing tradition of excellence first introduced by its namesake. While private homes are no longer allowed, Rittenhouse Square is still the place to be in Philly. The district overflows with urban bustle and excitement neatly nestled in the traditional architecture that was prominent during Rittenhouse's tenure. Trendy eateries, one of a kind boutiques and distinctive artisan shops come together in a perfect blend of innovation and culture that draws travelers from around the world each and every year.
The Latham Hotel: Philadelphia's Premiere Rittenhouse Square Hotel
Since first opening its doors in 1970, the Latham Hotel has served as the area's most distinctive Rittenhouse Square Hotel. Like the Square itself, the Latham Hotel also has a historic tradition for fusing old and new world charm and comforts. Our boutique style rooms have been beautifully remodeled in the modern style to appeal to today's traveler, while maintaining all the conveniences of home. If you're planning a trip to the historic Rittenhouse Square, come and stay at the Latham Hotel. You'll quickly see why our Rittenhouse Square hotel is still the place to be in downtown Philly.