Rated 5 out of 5 by HopSingPreDestiny Hip and Relaxing
Amidst the chaos that came with a sold out LeMeridan due to the Philadelphia Flower show (I did not partake of the show), the staff performed like it was a well oiled machine. This is not your blue-haired, stuffy, smug, paisley and gold inlay draped hotel...oh no...it's hip, new-age, and you recognize it the moment you walk into the lobby. Sure it might be camouflaged in the old YMCA building but the updated features make this place fresh. Try Amuse and ask for Michael or have a sip at the bar and ask for Willie to make you a cocktail that's right on par with the speakeasy that have been sprouting around the city.
March 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JSS12 Excellent Hotel for Center City (Downtown Area)
I stayed 3 days 2 nights on business and the entire stay was an absolute pleasure. The staff were friendly and eager to help out with directions and restaurant recommendations. Gym was small but adequate. Only issue is that they charge $10 per day for wifi - I think this should be free at this point.
January 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by armingtonk Excellent Service
The staff at Le Meridien are excellent - they go out of their way to be extra-courteous to all guests. Whether it's rushing to open a door or offering a complimentary Fiji water with room service, the things they do make it a great experience to stay here. Specifically Zafor, who delivers room service, makes it a point to ask how someone's day is and provides truly exceptional service.
February 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JGiraffe Great Downtown Philadelphia Hotel
I highly recommend the Le Meridien.
I've never stayed at a Le Meridien property but man was I blown away.
Bed is very very comfortable
Interior decor is a mix of retro/new age and it gives off a very trendy style
Walking out of the hotel elevators is probably the most jaw dropping experience I've had. Reminds you of France with the faux bricks on the inside.
If you're unlucky you MIGHT get a smaller sized room. I managed to get a pseudo-suite which was very large and comfortable.
Like every downtown Philadelphia hotel, parking can be a bit pricey so be ready for that as well.
January 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by jj32 Great Hotel, restaurant staff not so great....
I LOVE this hotel--this was my third time staying so I was withholding my review in case the first time was a fluke-- the hotel staff is FANTASTIC - Front Desk, Valet, etc., but each visit, the restaurant staff was puzzling. We were there for 2 1/2 hrs. for breakfast, most of that time waiting for one table to be cleared while several other people came and left before us. One evening we sat in the lounge area with two kids, and we only got alcohol menus, no other options, and waited 45 minutes for some bottled water and cranberry juice. In three stays and several meals we waited forever and nobody seemed terribly concerned about it. The bartenders, however, were all fantastic. The food is great if you have the time. I recommend the hotel wholeheartedly, but walk a couple of blocks to the Reading Terminal Market for food! :)
May 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LucyLou This hotel is an archeological wonder
Enjoyed the archeological and design elements of this hotel very much indeed. Rooms were smartly functional. Breakfast room well attended and service was great. A little unconventional to enter the hotel and face the bar; at first I thought I used the wrong entrance. Discrete signage pointing out the check-in desk would be helpful.
Check in was superb as are the bell-staff.
Two suggestions: The room's shower floor seemed either old or not well cleaned, in addition to the corners in the bathroom. Also, the amenities were sparse - I travel with most of my own toiletries but most women really appreciate the disposable shower cap.
September 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by beep1010 Good Staff
I would have rated this hotel lower because of an outside influence which lead to minimal sleep Saturday night. There was an alarm in the next building that woke us up around 11 - 1. The alarm sound like it was in our bathroom. Jason and Scott saved my sleepless night by changing our room around 1 am. Still our experience overall was sub-par because of the outside influence but the staff did well by accommodating us after finding out the problem. Scott was extremely nice and went the extra distance to insure happiness. Jason kept calling and following up to make sure the issue was resolved.
January 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by AVLWash Service is key...don't blow it!
I am a long time Le Meridian fan, long before they were acquired by Starwood. What surprised me most was the front desk staff: slow, indifferent, not responsive to guest needs and no recognition to SPG. I had to prompt her about extended checkout, etc.. The young lady at the front desk was clearly preoccupied, poor service leads to an unpleasant stay. Rooms good, location great, small bar, restaurant service excellent.
July 23, 2012