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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

We, a family of four, enjoyed our stay here. The room - 2 queen size beds - awas big enough for four, the bath was very nice as well as the employees. It is a great place to go by foot for sightseeing.

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

Dear Radvila, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's wonderful to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable stay with us. Our Double Queen Deluxe rooms are commonly regarded as spacious, quiet, and cozy. I am also glad to hear you enjoyed the location of the hotel,... More 

Bocholt, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Helpful and friendly staff Good breakfast, delivered on time to our room Great location: food and historic sites nearby Big room with a separate private bathroom Wine and cheese service in the lobby every evening

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Thank Linda198521
Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Linda198521, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the size of your guest room, the helpfulness of our courteous staff, and the perfectly convenient location of our hotel. Being located right in the middle of Center City makes us... More 

Runnemede, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2013

My husband and I spent a night at the Independent as a little getaway. This hotel was conveniently located (just hopped off of the patco and we were right there!), visually appealing, very clean and very comfortable. The price was right, the staff were nice, and they deliver breakfast to your room for free! Can't beat it. Loved this joint!

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

Dear Cate B, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's wonderful that we were able to make your getaway a memorable experience. We love being located mere footsteps away from the PATCO station. Anyone who is traveling to us from New Jersey can take the train right to our... More 

Lexington, KY
1 review
Reviewed 2 August 2013

I cannot express how great of a stay I had at the Independent Hotel in Philadelphia. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The location was wonderful, with easy access to public transit and to any major highway. It's in the heart of downtown, so the sky is the limit on food, shopping, and entertainment. You're a 15 minute walk... More 

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

Dear fromthebluegrass, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. Your review reflects the quality we aim to achieve daily, and I am very pleased to hear that you found everything to exceed your expectations. Our staff has a reputation for leaving a lasting impression with guests, mainly because of their... More 

Pittsburgh PA
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We were heading to Atlantic city for the Beyonce concert from Pittsburgh and we decided last minute to leave the night before and stay in Philly. We searched for hotels on Kayak and wanted to stay in the LGBT Village area. We almost booked the Roadway Inn because we had stayed there in the past. But I was hoping to... More 

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

Dear flashman, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the hotel, the amenities we offer, and the neighborhood we are located in. We love being in such a central location, as it allows our guests to easily explore the city by... More 

Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We arrived right at check in time, there were a few before us, but the lounge is so inviting that we didn't mind. The hotel is very clean , the staff are wonderful. I would find it hard to believe if anyone ever gave less than 5 out of 5 on a review. Philly was very hot that day but... More 

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Thank torontobob2011
Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear torontobob2011, 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 had a wonderful time with us during the city's July 4th festivities. Moriarty's is a neighborhood favorite, and definitely a great place to cool off during a heat wave. It's also great to... More 

Longwood, Florida
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

The exhaust fan in the bathroom was very loud and could not be shut off. Running the exhaust fan 24/7/365 is a BIG WASTE of electricity! Even with the bathroom door closed it was very bothersome. The A/C system was very noisy. The refrigerator was so cold it froze anything that was put into it. I turned the cold setting... More 

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

Dear SoloTraveler969., Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am sorry to hear that your stay with us was less than perfect. We will take all of your comments and strive to fix any issues that you found during your stay. The 5th floor landing that needs repair was... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Our family stay at The Independent was wonderful. No one wanted to leave. Every detail was taken care of. We enjoyed the Continental breakfast delivered to your room, the wine/cheese reception in the afternoon, and the never-ending help of the staff. Anytime we had a question about anything in Philadelphia, they helped us figure it out, even if it meant... More 

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

Dear Kelly E, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am delighted to hear that you and your family had a comfortable, relaxing stay with us. Our staff members possess a combination of friendly personalities and professional hospitality experience, which results in guests coming back to see us again... More 

1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is a cute hotel in a convenient location ..but besides the obvious ..I would recommend the independent hotel ..because of the beautiful treatment you receive as a guest.. The staff is truely genuine. ..I have stayed many places with friendly staffs ...but here the staff is not just nice because they have to be ...you certainty can feel the... More 

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

Dear cejjoyce, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. Our staff is one of the main attributes that distinguishes us as a top-rated boutique hotel. Each staff member takes pride in their strong customer service skills, knowledge of the neighborhood, and genuine desire to make sure guests are satisfied for... More 

Kearny, New Jersey, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed at the independent last night and loveeeedddd it there. The staff was super friendly. They even gave us a bottle of wine for free! The room was cozy, almost felt like it could be a bedroom in our apartment. Overall the hotel was an excellent experience and I highly recommend it. :)

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

Dear Mellanie L, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I think it's fantastic that you had such an "awesome" time with us! We also love the home-like coziness our rooms have, and I know our staff will be delighted to hear about how wonderful you found your overall experience... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $178 - $365 (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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