I was pleasantly surprised to learn that my reservation was at the former City Hall Annex! I had worked there as an undergraduate and soon after graduating college, before I moved from Philadelphia years ago and it was actually thrilling to go back and see the lovely renovations for the hotel! I was also very happy with the front desk and our server in the dining room, etc. Great experience and the City Hall Annex Marriott Courtyard will be my first choice for any future stays in Philly!
I upgraded to the king spa room for the three nights after the philly marathon. The hotel has a great, albeit expensive(duh) restaurant. I had a couple meals there and the food was excellent. I especially enjoyed the burger. Staff pointed us to the right places. Room was definitely on par with expectations. You won't be disappointed. The hotel smelled really good and the fireplace is right there upon entering.
Brian from NJ
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Having stayed in many hotels in Philadelphia, I can state categorically that the Latham deserves top ratings for friendly staff, excellent facilities and a top-notch location. The price we paid (admittedly, a winter discount) was far lower than I would have expected: at least 30% below rates for hotels of a similar calibre. I strongly encourage you to consider the Latham for both business and personal travel.