Rittenhouse 1715, comprised of a grand 1903 Georgian carriage house and the classic Philly row home adjacent to it, is a charming city inn. Tucked in a lane off leafy Rittenhouse Square, the stone facade, wrought iron railings, and bright shutters remain true to the neighborhood’s aristocratic origins—this was, after all, a carriage house with its own address etched above the arching doors. Inside, the two structures have been remodeled into one elegant and efficient property offering period style, personalized service.
The small lobby is a proper sunlit parlor with yellow stripes, oil paintings, and ornate chandelier whetting the palate for guestrooms and suites in the same style, each uniquely decorated with turn-of-the-century decor. Guestrooms range in size from an intimate wood-paneled library with gas fireplace to a two-story, two-bathroom loft. Bathrooms are new—larger than expected given the historic structure—and sparkle with marble vanities; most have glass-encased rain showers.