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The Independent

3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   1234 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Formerly The Inn on Locust) (City Center East)
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Ranked #12 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just spent a fun weekend in Philly. Great hotel, reasonable rates, friendly staff. I would rate even higher but the little things just kept piling up.... Broken electrical socket in the room, bathroom sink would not drain properly, NO light in the room..., would I go back, yes. Was it among the nicest of hotels I have ever stayed in...... More

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is very well located about ten minutes from 30th Street station and just a few blocks south of Walnut and Market Street shopping areas and restaurants. The appeal is that this isn't a big hotel and has just 24 rooms I believe. Fitted to a good standard with complimentary wifi is a big bonus. Breakfast is included in... More

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91 hotel reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good points: 1. The staff is friendly and very anxious to be helpful. Eric and Dan were particularly nice and helpful. 2. Room size and decor is nice, bathroom was huge, love the L'Occitane amenities! 3. location is fantastic. Easy walk to the historical district, Rittenhouse Square and Redding market. Tons of great restaurants in the area. 4. Having breakfast... More

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Peoria, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were attending a convention at the Marriott downtown, and this hotel was a great value only about 3 blocks away. It was a nice walk every day. Once you take that short walk to Market street, a city bus will take you up and down Market to the different landmarks (Liberty Bell, etc.). We never needed a taxi, nor... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very conveniently located. It is about six blocks from the historic sites (liberty bell, etc.), two blocks from the Kimmel Center/theaters, and only a few blocks from the historic city hall and market. It's also close to restaurants and the shopping district. The room we had was spacious and nicely appointed. It was also quiet as it... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at The Independent in late October with my daughter. It's an adorable boutique style hotel! Easy walk to theaters, nice restaurants, Thomas Jeff Med School, Liberty Bell, the old John Wanamaker building (now Macy's)... etc. etc. Parking is decent for a big city, and it's easy to get back to the expressway. There is a PATCO stop right (Speed... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking for a reasonably priced hotel in the heart of Philadelphia when I came upon this gem through a Groupon offer. The hotel is located on Locust, just a few blocks from our favorite restaurant in the city ~ Fogo de Chao. The reception area is on the 2nd floor along with a cozy living... More

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Daniel V, Front Desk Supervisor at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear SPotocki, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It sounds like you a had a truly fantastic vacation in Philadelphia! I'm delighted to hear you visited some of my personal favorite neighborhood restaurants and bars, such as Fogo De Chao and UBar. Perfection is our goal on a daily... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joyce Front desk was very helpful in helping me drying out my rainsoaked shoes. Staff is very responsive to requests. The hotel is a great location and walkable to everything.Wine hour was nice but it was advertisedas Wine and Cheese when I booked online, so disappointed there was no cheese. The snack/beverage area was promoted as offering "herbal teas" but... More

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Daniel V, Front Desk Supervisor at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Cleopatra V, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. While I am pleased that Erik and Joyce were helpful and efficient during your stay, I am dissapointed to hear that your stay wasn't as perfect as we hoped it would be. I can assure you attention to detail is... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gem is in the heart of Philadelphia's night life and shopping district It is unassuming and easy to walk by. Walk through the door and find a charming boutique hotel. I have traveled in the UK and The Independent reminds me of the many places I have stayed while visiting. The front desk staff is efficient and helpful. The... More

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Daniel V, Front Desk Supervisor at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Ed C, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's great that you found our hotel charming and our front desk staff efficient. I agree that our location is absolutely perfect, and I'm glad you had such a wonderful stay! Enjoy your travels, and we hope to see you... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to stay in Philadelphia. Set in a fantastic hip neighborhood - surrounded by great restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The staff was helpful and accommodating. We stayed in the Queen Loft room which was just beautiful. The ground floor had gorgeous wood floors - a sitting room with a fireplace (push button for ambiance, but not heat),... More

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Daniel V, Front Desk Supervisor at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear ssdLongislandny, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It sounds like you had a truly memorable experience on your vaction to Philadelphia, and I'm very glad to hear it! Oyster House and XIX are two of my personal favorites, and it's great you had the chance to enjoy them... More

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Address: 1234 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Formerly The Inn on Locust)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Independent 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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The Independent Hotel Philadelphia
Independent Hotel Philadelphia
Independent Boutique Hotel Philadelphia

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