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The Independent

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Topsfield, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Just came back from college visits with my daughter. I researched to death the places to stay in Philly. There are so many to chose from. I decided on The Independent, a boutique hotel with only 24 rooms. What a great place if you a) don't want to wait for a elevator at those large "branded" hotels, b) want to...

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

Dear Patty S, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am so glad that you found us to be a refreshing change from larger chain hotels. Part of being such a small hotel means our staff can give personal attention to each guest and make sure they feel at...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2013

great location great value great service clean rooms perfect place to stay loved all of it always available staff able to check in early luggage storagge was very helpful sorted out airport transfers very comfortabl

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

Dear 441Sarah, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am pleased to hear that you found your accommodations to be clean, convenient, and comfortable. I am also glad that you found our staff to be helpful and always available. We strive to do the best job we can and...

Reviewed 25 October 2013

I really liked this boutique hotel. It's right in the centre of Philly close to great shops and restaurants. The room was spacious and included modern and antique furniture. Very comfy bed and hotel was quiet in the morning. At night there is a cheese and wine reception for guests where people can mingle a bit or just relax alone....

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

Dear Toby H, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am very happy that you found your guest room to be quiet and comfortable. I am also glad that you enjoyed our wine and cheese reception, complimentary gym passes, and friendly front desk staff. We strive to do the...

Charlottesville, United States
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I far prefer a charming old building to a modern confection and this pair of 19th-century commercial structures joined to create a boutique hotel in the center of old Philadelphia fit the bill perfectly. From the hardwood floors and the exposed brick wall in the bathroom, to the soaring ceilings and Palladian window, my room was an old architecture lover's...

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

Dear kennedy4c, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am so glad you found our staff to be very helpful, from the moment you called to make your reservation to the day you checked out. Our front desk agents take pride in going the extra mile to make sure...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 15 October 2013

I chose this hotel for our quick visit to Philadelphia, partly because it's not a chain hotel, partly because it's centrally located, and partly because of the other reviews here on Trip Advisor. I generally stay in mid-range chain hotels, and I can confirm that this place was a wonderful change from the ordinary. We arrived in the evening, and...

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

Dear Kristen D, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am very happy to hear that you found all aspects of your stay with us to exceed your expectations. Our hand-delivered breakfast is popular with guests, and I am glad to hear that you appreciated having your breakfast within...

Sleepy Hollow, New York
Reviewed 12 October 2013

I wanted something cute for my first time in Philly and we picked the perfect place. Walking distance to lots of sights, corky stores, and awesome bakeries and everything. The people we great, adorable breakfast at your door! I couldn't ask for anything more! If I ever visit Philly again, I will definitely be here!

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

Dear Yasmin W, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am very happy to hear that you were not only satisfied with our staff and guest amenities, but also the surrounding area. Midtown Village is a vibrant, charming neighborhood, and we love to be right in the center of...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2013

From the continental breakfast to the wine and cheese happy hour this is a really nice hotel with friendly staff. All main city attractions and the convention are within an easy walk of the hotel and subway entrance is outside the door. the room was excellent with a great bed. Would definitely stay here if I come to "Philley" again.

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

Dear Paul T, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It is wonderful that you enjoyed everything the hotel has to offer, such as our wine and cheese reception and our complimentary breakfast. We strive to do the best job we can and comments like yours are greatly appreciated. Once...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We were extremely pleased with our stay. There were small issues (trouble connecting to wifi, bathroom light didn't work properly) but the front desk staff were as helpful and nice as could be and quickly resolved the problems. Our room was clean and comfortable and the shower was excellent. The included breakfast was delivered to our room on time and...

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

Dear Irina 111, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am delighted to hear how pleased you were with your stay. We love being able to offer our guests so many complimentary amenities, and I am glad you were able to take advantage of them during your time with...

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 7 October 2013

This is really a nice hotel - the rooms are clean and beautifully furnished (we loved the hardwood floor!) and the staff is very friendly and gives the place a nice atmosphere. We especially enjoyed the huge painting of the city hall tower in the lobby. Plus, its location is superb! Almost directly on Broad St. and most sights are...

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

Dear JON216, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am so glad you were satisfied with how convenient our location is for sightseeing in Philly, our friendly staff, and our carefully detailed guest rooms. I am also pleased to hear you appreciated the 30 foot mural of Independence Hall...

White River Junction, Vermont
Reviewed 3 October 2013

The Independent Hotel was as elegant as I expected, the queen room was tastefully decorated and wonderfully spacious, the Inn in it self had great character. I loved checking in and getting a glass of Wine to help ease the day stresses. Lots of wonderful restaurants close by so once you park the car you don't have to move it...

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Dear Carmen A, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am glad to hear that you were satisfied with all aspects of the hotel, from your guest room to the wine and cheese reception. I am also glad that you were able to check out some of the great...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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  • 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: $228 - $468 (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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“If you want a quiet room, ask for one. We did and were very pleased!”
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“Locust Street & Higher Floor”
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