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Abington, Pennsylvania
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were here last year, enjoyed stay so much we are back. We had a super cyber Monday deal and upgraded our stay to a king deluxe suite. Second floor convenient to lobby area and elevator. However, loud rowdy lovers quarrel 12:30 AM outside of Bud & Marilyn's right under our window was a little difficult, so I would not...

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Galax, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff. Swanky building and decor. Real downtown feel. We rented a queen loft suite which was particularly fun. Shower was clogged and didn't drain a drop. Traffic was horrendous and they don't have their own parking. Spent an hour driving what would have been a 1/2 hour walk to get there from the museum. Had to park two blocks...

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John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Gary B, Thank you for writing a review of our hotel, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and sorry for any inconvenience regarding the shower darning situation immediately got that issue addressed. Again we appreciate your business and looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Willimantic, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the good: Great location within walking distance to many attractions, clean room (beautiful hardwood floors), large bathroom. Well equipped with fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Continental breakfast "dressed up" with real china, flatware and a cloth napkin and delivered to the door. Friendly staff and the price was right. The not so good: Only one chair, at the desk,...

Thank gauss_law
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear gauss_law, We appreciate your endorsement very much and glad that you enjoyed our breakfast new presentation and our friendly staff and hope to see you again soon.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a terrific experience at this quaint arts inspired boutique hotel. The staff was absolutely amazing!!! Each and EVERY person we dealt with was more than pleasant and accommodating - and genuine!!!! The room was very nice and we loved the fact that the draperies completely darkened the room which allowed for a peaceful nights sleep and some much...

Thank TraciePhil
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear TraciePhil, Thank you so much for the time you spent to share your stay experience with other viewers on trip advisor. Your feedback was very delightful and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's our pleasure and honor to have you as our guest. We will continue to meet your expectation on your next...

Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here to enjoy restaurant week dining. Very convenient to many CC dining. Staff was friendly and room was above average. The complimentary breakfast was very good. Only drawback was kuerig using tap water. Coffee pot in lobby would have been nice. No gym but they give you a pass to a local gym. Would recommend this boutique hotel to...

Thank farmallpig
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear farmallpig, It's awesome to read how much you enjoy your stay and that the staff was able to help you have the best experience. We will shared your comments with all of our staff and we know they are motivated by feedback like yours. Thanks again and we hope you to see you again soon. Sincerely

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and the rooms are fine, but that's where it ends. The service is terrible. My colleague ordered breakfast and it was never delivered to her room. I had a package sent to the hotel and they never gave it to me. In fact, I've spent the last THREE MONTHS trying to get them to forward me the package,...

Thank BoulderCW
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear BoulderCW, I personally looked into the situation and seemed to be some sort of misunderstand with the breakfast order. As well with the package delivery, our record is showing 2 packages were delivered to the hotel, one was prior to your check in, which it was provided to you at the time of check in, and the other package...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Independent is a great little boutique hotel right in the middle of center city Philadelphia. The staff was very friendly. Our room was clean. It's an easy location to move around the city. You're a couple of blocks from Rittenhouse Sq. Getting to old town is an easy walk. Great Price, Clean Room. Why pay for the big chains...

Thank R W
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear R W, Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your recent stay at the Independent hotel. We are very glad that you enjoyed our central location and that you felt at home with us, I will make sure to share your positive feedback with our staff , we all are so delighted to serve you and looking...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boutique hotel in a great location, well decorated and the rooms are very nice and spacious. However, we had some issues due to cleanliness and had to switch rooms. There was construction going on on the floor above us so our coveted down time after a day of walking around was certainly hindered. They have a wine hour from 6-7pm...

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John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear applesymphony, We appreciate your feedback on your recent stay with us, and sincerely apologize for all of the construction noise that has taken place over the last couple of days,and for any misunderstanding during the check in regarding your room status, we are so glad that you liked our location, decoration, room serviced complimentary breakfast and the complimentary wine...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is nice and modern. They bring breakfast right to your door which is convenient. The first day we never got ours, though that may have been my mistake with putting the wrong room down. It's not very quiet- I could hear the rooms next to us and they weren't exactly being loud. It might be a little claustrophobic...

Thank Matt J
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stayed here in November to celebrate my husband's birthday, meeting our daughter in Philly. The location is wonderful if you want walking distance to historic sites. The room was clean with a large bathroom, renovated using existing architectural features.Décor was historic meets modern, just right for us. The breakfast was brought on a tray to our room with a...

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John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine B, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Philadelphia. We strive to exceed our guest expectations by providing the right room, the right technology and the right service to make every stay relaxing, enjoyable and filled with positive...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 8,557 - ₹ 19,856 (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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“Locust Street & Higher Floor”
 of 5 bubbles DJMAN5, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“away from the street side”
 of 5 bubbles gauss_law, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We liked our room, did not expect a view as we were in the city.”
 of 5 bubbles Raine54, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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