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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We stayed 8/26-30. Hotel was wonderful. Rooms look like their photos, bathrooms large. Staff friendly with lists of great area restaurants (many). The hotel had a happy hour with wine and cheeses which was a fun way to meet other travelers and get ready for an evening out

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

Dear jkgm, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am glad to hear you had a fantastic stay with us, and also that you enjoyed our amenities such as the wine & cheese reception. We strive to do the best job we can and comments like yours are greatly...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 12 September 2013

What a lovely place. The room was cozy, yet elegant. The location could not be more perfect - right in the center of town near all the great cultural institutions and in easy walking distance to the more historic areas. The staff could not have been more accommodating and pleasant. The amenities, including breakfast delivered to ones room, were great....

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

Dear poplar311, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. Your description of our property and your stay is motivating, and I am very pleased that you found the hotel to exceed your standards. Our staff thrives on making guests feel comfortable and informed, and it's great that you found them...

Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We stayed 2 nights in the 2 queen bed room in the independent hotel from Sept 8-10. Having just landed in the USA, we wanted comfort to settle into our road trip, and we found it here. The location is ideal with everything being walking distance. The mural mile is on your doorstep. The staff could not have been more...

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

Dear MaryRose K, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It is wonderful to hear that you had such a comfortable stay with us, and that you enjoyed our convenient Midtown Village location. I am also glad that you took advantage of our free parking promotion via TripAdvisor, wine &...

NJ
Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here recently in August with our three children (ages 12, 9 and 5) and with my daughters best friend-another 8 year old. We all were very comfortable! We did not feel cramped at all. We had a bed up in the loft for me and my husband with our own bathroom (though we did have only one shower)We...

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

Dear msw7, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am absolutely delighted to hear about how accomodating our Queen Loft Suite was for you and your family. I am also pleased that you had a great experience with our staff, starting from the moment you spoke with them on...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 10 September 2013

We stayed here because of the mix of location, quality of hotel, and price. I'm so glad we did. The hotel is easily accessible from the airport regional rail (get off on Market East station and walk a few blocks), and is close to great restaurants and cultural sites. The room was nicely appointed, clean, reasonably quiet (it is a...

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Dear Jill C, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I think it's wonderful that you not only thoroughly enjoyed the time you spent at our hotel, but in the surrounding area as well. It is true that we are a quick walk away from many fantastic restaurants, tourist attractions...

easton, pa
Reviewed 10 September 2013

I stayed here one night for a girls' weekend with my friend and our teenaged daughters. We had tickets to see the Phillies at CBP, and Fall Out Boy at Temple. I wanted to stay someplace central with easy transportation between the two venues. I chose The Independent based on previous reviews. It's a boutique hotel that gives very personal...

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 7 September 2013

The Independent is a fine hotel in a great location. We enjoyed a spacious room with a lot of charm and outstanding service. The staff remembered my first name and used it! Since when does that happen? Downtown Philadelphia is noisy but all big cities are. We had a fantastic visit.

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

Dear Ralph R, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed how personable and efficient our staff is. As a smaller hotel, we take pride in being able to go above and beyond for our guests, giving them the personal attention and respect that...

Binghamton, New York
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Chose this based on tripadvisor reviews. Service was EXCELLENT, from booking to help with luggage, to restaurant recs., one maintenance issue (fuse in kitchenette) addressed immediately, manager addressed one billing question immediately. Have never encountered a friendlier, more helpful staff. Within easy walking distance of many great restaurants, including Green Eggs for breakfast right across street. Room: choose back of...

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Dear Historygirl76, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am absolutely delighted to hear how impressed you were with the exceptional customer service from our staff members. It's also wonderful that you took advantage of the great dining options in the surrounding area, such as Green Eggs Cafe, a...

Bloomfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We were duly impressed by the spacious room we were given....It was a duplex w/ a couch, flat screen television, built-in fireplace, 1/2 bath & micro/fridge on first floor with a queen bed & full bath upstairs!!!! Convenient to our daughter's college & other places of interests, within walking distance.. Would definitely stay again :)

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Dear egemini, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. Our Queen Loft Suite is a favorite among our repeat guests, and I very happy to hear that you loved it as much as everyone else! I am also glad to hear that you found our location to be conveniently located...

Rockville, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This hotel was a great choice our long weekend in Philly. The hotel had great charm. The room was large with two large beds, lots of pillows, and a great bathroom. Free breakfast was great and it made it easy to get out in the mornings. It was a walk to the historical district, but not terrible. Lots of great...

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Dear Angela H, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It is wonderful to read a review of our hotel where the word 'great' appears so many times! I am very glad you found everything to meet or exceed your standards during your stay with us. We strive to do...

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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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  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: ₹ 8,519 - ₹ 19,855 (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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“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
“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
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