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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Had a great stay. Met 3 site managers on duty, all very pleasant and helpful. Coffee is available at the reception area all the time and nice personal touch here and there incl "pick what you would like to eat for breakfast in bed" request card.. def recommend also big thank you for making our stay nice and relaxed and...

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Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Gochiso-sama, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay It's wonderful that you had such a relaxing stay with us, and that you enjoyed our breakfast delivered to your door each morning. We strive to do the best job we can and comments like yours are greatly appreciated. Once again,...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 August 2013

We had a wedding at the Arts Ballroom on Sunday evening, and The Independent was designated as the wedding hotel for the bridal party. The facility is beautiful. The second floor lobby is stocked with fresh coffee, water, newspapers and a never ending bowl of Hershey's kisses, and has comfortable sofas and chairs that invite groups to hang out together....

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Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Arl8058, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay I am very appreciative of all your kind words regarding our hotel. It was an absolute delight to accommodate you and your wedding group. We loved meeting all of your friends and family, as each one of them was friendly and...

Bronx, New York, United States
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We stayed at the Independent for 3 days in August. All aspects of our visit were enhanced by the solicitous service we received at the hotel. The room was spacious and well appointed . Cleanliness is clearly a hallmark of the Independent. Its location was ideal for walking throughout the city. In a rush to leave we neglected to take...

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Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Fritz1836, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. Cleanliness, comfort, and outstanding customer service are the reasons why guests choose to stay with us over and over again. I am so glad that you found everything to meet or exceed your standards, and I am also glad that you...

Reviewed 19 August 2013

What a fabulous boutique hotel in a perfect location. The staff, especially Nick, could not have been more accommodating. The room was clean and beautifully appointed. Lovely continental breakfast delivered to our door. We will definitely return. Highly recommend!

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Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear GypsyHeiress, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay I am very pleased to hear that you fully enjoyed your guest room, the central location of the hotel, and our accommodating staff. Nick is a valued asset to our company, and I will certainly share your praise with him and...

Reviewed 19 August 2013

My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary, so I called the hotel a couple of days early and asked them to ensure that the flowers I had ordered would be in the room when we arrived. I spoke to Erik, and he said he would take care of it. Sure enough, Erik checked me in and he made...

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Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear fwy, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am delighted to hear that you chose to spend your anniversary with us, and even happier that we were able to make the occasion extra special. Our staff thrives on professionalism, diligence, and friendliness, and I am very glad that...

NY suburb
Reviewed 18 August 2013

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights and loved it. Great location - convenient to all, very reasonably priced. The staff - Emily, Dan, Eric, Rodney were so great and took great care of us. My birthday was during our stay and they were very gracious. We will be back.

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Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear coreyman97, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am very happy to hear that we were able to make your birthday in Philadelphia a great one. I am also glad that you found our rates to be reasonable. Some may think because we are a boutique hotel in...

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 16 August 2013

The Independent is in a great central location to the historic sites as well as the convention center and Reading Terminal. We had the double deluxe queen room and since we have two teenagers requested a cot. Even with the cot we still had room to walk and relax. The bathroom was large enough for two people to get ready...

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Dear meanica123, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I very much appreciate the fact that you wrote such a thorough review, detailing all the things that made your stay so special. Our Deluxe Double Queen rooms are known for being very spacious and comfortable for family stays. I am...

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Reviewed 15 August 2013

This is a gem of a hotel. It is small, the desk remembers your name, the king bedded room is large, clean, and very comfortable. Housekeeping does a great job, and they give you a large continental breakfast (more than we can eat) delivered to your room. It is located in the heart of center city with convenient parking. Do...

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Dear bart0001, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I very much appreciate all your kinds words regarding the hotel, and I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. We absolutely love being able to remember each and every guest by name...

Houston, TX
Reviewed 13 August 2013

My husband and I spent 3 nights at The Independent Hotel and was so pleased we had to write a review! The accommodations really felt like home, loved the hardwood floors, just simply a gorgeous hotel. Its a small hotel, but also a great hotel. All of the staff was friendly, welcoming and go above and beyond to make sure...

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Dear Pfore, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. There is nothing we love more than making our guests feel right at home, and I am very pleased that we were able to accomplish that for you. Our staff is frequently complimented for having a welcoming nature that leaves a...

Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Our family of four had a great experience at this little unassuming hotel. Our 22 year old daugter arrived 3 days before the rest of us and they were wonderful to her. We had the loft suite which was adorable. All of the staff was friendly and extremely helpful. Great location in the heart of Philadelphia and was perfect for...

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Dear maxmom77, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It is excellent to hear that you and your family felt so comfortable and satisfied with everything that makes our hotel stand out. Our staff loves to be of assistance in any way possible, and I am glad they made your...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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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 

Additional Information about The Independent

Address: 1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5612 (Formerly The Inn on Locust)
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Price Range: $181 - $417 (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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“We liked our room, did not expect a view as we were in the city.”
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“This is a smaller hotel in a busy area. Request a room on the 5th (highest) floor for a bit more quiet.”
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“303 the queen loft suite was spacious & quiet. rooms facing onto Locust might well be loud in the evenings.”
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“Room 306 was nice facing the front of the building”
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