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Four Seasons Philadelphia

Nov 1, 2011
2011 / November 2011

Arrival/Check-in: I arrived early in the morning as I had a conference to attend in Philadelphia; and when I returned to the hotel at about 3 p.m., Amy checked me in swiftly and politely at the front desk, then escorted me to the hotel elevator bank and indicated that my bags would be up in the room shortly. They were, and the first thing I did was take a picture from the room overlooking Logan Circle. When I was a student in Philadelphia, this was one of the places I went with friends to enjoy the sun. (29/30)

Guest Quarters: The Four Seasons was one of the first 5-star properties in Philadelphia and has always been held in high regard. Being the first can also mean that you start looking a little tired, and that is the case with this property. The room had a king-sized bed on the left wall flanked by two traditional nightstands. A comfy chair was near the window for relaxing and reading. Opposite the bed sat a chest with a flat-screen TV. A nice desk was on the other side of the window for getting down to business. A bathroom was to the left off the hallway to the room, complete with the traditional marble you would expect of a Four Seasons. (25/30)

Services/Amenities: The Fountain Restaurant has always been one of Philadelphia’s most desirable meeting places for a power business breakfast, lunch and formal dining. It offered a spectacular buffet lunch in years past which is sadly no longer available. The Swann Lounge is also a wonderful after-business meeting place for cocktails, and the spa receives my thumbs-up; I was able to have a deep-tissue massage during my stay.

The parking attendants at the Four Seasons are top-notch. The hotel is in a good location to quickly “get out of Dodge” when the traffic picks up after 5 p.m. — seconds away from the Vine Street Expressway which links to I-95 and minutes from I-76 and the “river drives” to the western suburbs and Philadelphia’s famous Main Line. (35/40)

The Experience: Still a wonderful property — it just needs a little investment from its owners. The Four Seasons has a wonderful location just off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Logan Circle. Right down the Parkway to its end is the Philadelphia Art Museum, and along the parkway are the Franklin Institute and the Rodin Museum. Very soon the Barnes Foundation will complete its new building practically across the street from the Four Seasons.

Total Score: 89/100

Four Seasons Philadelphia

One Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel 215 963 1500


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