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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 #11 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Roselle, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With the great value and great location that was close to every place we planned to go we decided this would be the prefect spot to rest our heads at night. Upon arrival at approximately 1 a.m. the morning after our reservation, we were greeted by a very friendly man named Thomas who came to open the door for us... More

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Cypress, CA
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is beautiful. The staff were so nice and also very accommodating. The breakfast basket was sweet and just enough to get us going, and we loved the one cupcoffee pot. The beds were very comfortable, as well. I also really liked the cream-colored towels. They were super soft and absorbent, too. Mechanical issues included a non-working light switch in... More

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Zottegem, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small rooms but ok. People at the front desk are very friendly. hotel is next to starbucks, great to start your day. Good coffee. The walls of the room was to thin, could hear my neighbours going to the bathroom.

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was such a great value. We decided to stay here because of the great reviews on this site. Even though we had high expectations we were still very impressed. The staff are amazing, the rooms are huge, modern and very clean. The location couldn't be better, it's close to everything. If you're in Philly I highly recommend staying... More

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17 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for an extended weekend in August as did several other friends who came in from out of town for a family wedding. The staff was extremely accommodating and helpful. The location is great. The hotel is really a lovely boutique hotel. The rooms were very attractive and the lobby, though on the small side, did have some... More

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

The room was decent but the best location was better. 15 minute walk to the historical district plus the hotel was located near many restaurants. The staff was very welcoming and were willing to help. The only thing that was a downside was the breakfast. I'd suggest bringing something or eating out.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel in superb location. Rooms are spacious with a giant king size bed, two-headed shower and little kitchenette area. The staff are helpful and friendly. The only negative is it is a bit noisy with car horns but earplugs are provided. Definitely recommend this hotel.

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Keller, Texas, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unusual boutique hotel. The lobby is on the second floor, but the elevator is only for the hotel so it wasn't an issue. Rooms are of varying size and shapes, so ask for larger room or corner room. Breakfast was sparse, but had healthy options. There was a Bar below our window, but it was not loud and did not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was in town for a business meeting and spent a couple of days seeing the city. great location. great feel. would highly recommend to anyone. proximity to the city highlights and dining is outstanding.

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

Dear kl b, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's great to hear that you had a relaxing stay with us during your business trip to Philadelphia. I agree that our neighborhood can't be beat in terms of dining options and tourist attractions, and I'm glad you had time... More

Brussels, Belgium
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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice small hotel. Rooms were big and nicely decorated. Calm location. Breakfast is given in the room but not very good (there is an excellent breakfast place just 2 min from the hotel called "The Green Egg"). Very nice hotel (just minus point for the breakfast). We would come again!

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

Dear Charline H, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am very pleased to hear that we exceeded your standards in terms of service, location, and guest rooms. However, I am sorry to hear that you weren't pleased with our complimentary breakfast, but I'm glad you found Green Eggs... 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*
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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 
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