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New York, NY
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We were completely happy with The Independent. Our room, a King Deluxe, was roomy enough with nicely boutiquey decor and a large bathroom (shower only but OK with us). Location is excellent - you can pretty much walk or cab anywhere and there are plenty of shopping and eating opportunities in walking distance. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Free...

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

Dear ktc225, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am so glad we were able to provide you with an excellent experience in all aspects of the hotel, from our location to your guest room to the customer service you received. We take pride in giving our guests a...

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Stay at The Independent! You will NOT be disappointed!! Every request was met with grace and accommodation. ...and additionally, there were many unexpected "extras". It was a beautiful and quiet retreat in the middle of fun Philly!

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Dear Leslie H, 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 had such a great stay with us, and that our staff was able to fulfill all of your requests kindly and efficiently. I agree that we have many "unexpected extras" for our...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 August 2013

This small boutique type hotel is conveniently located about 5 blocks from Redding Terminal and the Philly Phlash line for sightseeing and also close to Rittenhouse Square and many nice restaurants. Room was lovely and clean - nice high ceilings, comfortable bed. Erik the manager was friendly and very helpful on the phone when we made our reservations and when...

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

Dear 196susanm, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am delighted to hear that you had such a positive experience at our hotel! It's great to know that you were able to take advantage of the fantastic amenities we offer, as well as the central location of the hotel...

Severna Park, Maryland
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Highly recommend this hotel, it offers a local neighborhood 'Philly' experience. Friendly & helpful concierge, great restaurants, short cab ride to Market Street business district, rooms are large, high ceilings, lots of character!

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

Dear Cindy B, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It is wonderful to hear that you got the "Philly experience" from our hotel! I agree that we are in the perfect neighborhood in terms of our close proximity to dining options and the business district. We strive to do...

Ludiak
Reviewed 28 August 2013

The hotel is very unique and boutique-y. Lots of charm and character. The room was well appointed with big comfy beds and soft sheets. The bathroom was large but the shower stall was rather small so someone who is excessively tall (or wide) might find it a little claustrophobic. The staff was very sweet and on a very hot day...

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Dear Ludiak, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's wonderful to hear that you appreciated the charm our hotel carries, as well as our helpful staff and comfortable beds. I am, however, sorry to hear that you did not find your room to be quiet enough. If you choose...

Syracuse, Utah
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Overall this is a good hotel. The service is good, the room we stayed in was nice and clean. The breakfast is mediocre. Good Internet. However, the best thing about the hotel is its location, close to all the key sites. The people were not great about recommendation re: places to eat. Generally good value, but it's the only hotel...

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

Dear Jack J, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the location of our hotel, as well as the cleanliness and overall appeal of your guest room. However, I am sorry to hear that you did not get great recommendations for restaurants...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

This has got to be one of the most comforting hotels on our trip so far the staff is absolutely the best and the appointments are just excellent breakfast in bed a def bonus and not expected, simply marvelous.

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

Dear Scott V, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. Your kind words concerning the outstanding experience you had at our hotel reflects the quality we strive to achieve each day. I am very glad you highly enjoyed the location of the hotel, the breakfast in bed, and our fantastic...

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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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...

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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: $197 - $409 (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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