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Reviewed 6 October 2016

The young lady at the desk was lovely...courteous and most helpful. We requested 5th floor and we did get it. Room was clean, quiet and large (2 queens). The breakfast in the morning was perfect as we were heading home early. Will definitely stay here again !

Thank vampira527
Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear vampira527, Thank you for the awesome comments, We strive to give our guests the best experience. We will share with the staff your great comments. Thanks again and we hope you will come back to visit us soon. Sincerely, Kamilah Short

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Perfect location, close to some fantastic bars and restaurants. Small hotel, but spacious room, clean and attentive staff. Nice touch having breakfast waiting in the morning. Would choose again for a quick stay.

Thank myiano
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The entrance of this boutique hotel is a little misleading , but once at the reception desk you feel welcome and at home . Rooms are pretty and complete . Staff is very friendly and helpful. Between 6 & 7 PM they invite you for having a glass ( or 2 ) of wine and meet the other hotel guests...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Very nice and central boutique hotel. My room was large, very clean with plenty of storage and a good sized comfortable bed. There was no safe in the room (advertised that there would be one) and I had a small leak in the bathroom but this was dealt with promptly. Free WiFi was also available and this worked perfectly for...

Thank rhyd78
Dixon, Illinois
Reviewed 27 September 2016

When we arrived, we were given the luggage trolley and told to have at it. The room was quirky with exposed brick in the bathroom, but smelled of mildew. Even the bed linens felt damp. One of the three front desk personnel could offer valid restaurant suggestions and directions for getting around. The other two sent us to restaurants that...

Thank Garden-golfer
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Lovely, clean, quiet hip boutique hotel. Great service, friendly staff. Very nice room with super comfortable bed. They bring you a continental breakfast to your room each morning and have a wine social each evening. Great location, within walking distance to Liberty Bell and other tourist attractions. Great restaurant nearby.

Thank trips149
Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear trips149, Thank you for choosing The Independent and commenting on your stay. We are pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay and the staff was able to help make your stay comfortable. We strive to give our guests the best service. Thanks again, we hope you will come back to visit soon. Sincerely, Kamilah Short

Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

If you are staying in Philly, I highly recommend this hotel. It is near center city and old city. You can walk anywhere, restaurants, bars all within the vicinity. The hotel does not have a kitchen, so it's not a full service hotel, but they do provide you with continental breakfast! 24 rooms, the staff is friendly, rooms are nice...

Thank Sonia H
Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Sonia H, Thank you for taking the time to share your guest experience with us. We genuinely appreciate your feedback, a key resource for ensuring we deliver the highest quality service to all of our guests. I've shared your comments with all of our staff and I know they are motivated by feedback like yours. Thanks again, and we...

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Spent a long weekend at the Independent and enjoyed it. We had room 303, the queen loft suite. Quirky is a good summary of the hotel -- this is NOT a generic hotel experience. The good: Location, location, location! Restaurants in every direction. Great location for walking -- even at midnight, plenty of street life. (This is the "Gayborhood" with...

Thank annecbb
Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Annecbb, Thank you for choosing the The Independent on your recent visit. We greatly appreciate the great comments. We strive to give our guests the best experiences. We apologize for the issues you had encounter. Thank you again for your feedback. We look forward to your return when you are in the area again. Sincerely, Kamilah Short

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Found the hotel, very low key, parking across the street was better then down the block. Do not pay the guys walking around the parking lots. They don't work there. Checked in, free wine and nuts, free breakfast, nice selection of coffee and tea in the room. Overall, very good for the price.

Thank LIndyLee52
Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear LIndyLee52, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We happy you were able to come and enjoyed the wine reception and all for our amenities. Thanks again, We hope you will come back and visit us soon. Sincerely, Kamilah Short

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 September 2016

It's a great retreat in the middle of the city. Wonderful room, every need anticipated and fulfilled. Quiet and peaceful. The staff couldn't be nicer. The building is historic and beautifully restored. I recommend it whole heartedly and look forward to returning.

Thank n0ne1111

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Independent is a 24-room boutique hotel located in a fully restored Georgian-Revival building located at 1234 Locust Street in the vibrant Midtown Village area of Center City, Philadelphia. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Independent is ideal for tourists and business travelers looking for a grand feel in a boutique, personalized hotel experience. Our guests experience luxury accommodations in the heart of Philadelphia, and are able to walk to theaters, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Rittenhouse and other Philadelphia attractions. ... more   less 

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Address: 1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5612 (Formerly The Inn on Locust)
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Price Range: $185 - $383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Independent 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
The Independent Hotel Philadelphia
Independent Hotel Philadelphia
Independent Boutique Hotel Philadelphia
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#13 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
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“Rooms are different … not cookie cutter … it's best to ask for YOUR preferred size”
 of 5 bubbles Stan056, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is a smaller hotel in a busy area. Request a room on the 5th (highest) floor for a bit more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles FamousDena, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“303 the queen loft suite was spacious & quiet. rooms facing onto Locust might well be loud in the evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles annecbb, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 306 was nice facing the front of the building”
 of 5 bubbles LIndyLee52, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask for room on the back side of the hotel away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles pattyish, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
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