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The Independent

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1234 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Formerly The Inn on Locust)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Independent is just off Broad, on a little street that seems miles away from the main drag. The hotel is charming -- I thought the elevator to the lobby on the 2nd floor might be a bit of a pain, but it was fine. Nice little lobby, friendly and helpful check in staff. The building itself, inside and out,... More 

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

Stayed one night at the Independent Hotel and loved it. The staff was fabulous and extremely helpful . The room was a nice size with comfortable bed and good amenities. Location was great with close access to trains and subways. If going to ballpark transportation is just a few blocks away....would definately stay again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service here was amazing! As soon as we came in, they gave us a warm welcome. Same great service as the first time. There was no waiting time while checking in and the hotel was well kept and quiet. We've been here before and had a wonderful experience. When we first walked in our room it was huge! We... More 

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Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear NJDog, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and commenting on your recent stay. Thank you for being a loyal guest, It's awesome to know that everytime you come into Philadelphia you choose to stay with us, I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to seeing you... More 

Ambler, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Independent Hotel on Locust Street, Phila far exceeded our expectations. The hotel was on a quiet part of Locust street just a few blocks from the theater district of Phila and a few blocks from the shopping mecca of Walnut Street. Rittenhouse Square was a 10 minute walk and has many restaurants with al fresco dining surrounding the small... More 

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Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear JustinBaronsMom, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and commenting on your recent stay. It's awesome to hear how much you loved our boutique hotel. I'm also happy to hear how the staff was able to help you enjoy your stay as well. We strive to help our guest have the best stay. We enjoyed meeting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location to get everywhere. Lobby lovey they held our bags as we early, and put then in our room and made sure air was on as we had texas toffee for friends in our back pack. We got good price for lovely room. Bed was crisp clean white sheets and comfy bed. We were on 5 th floor. Great... More 

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Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Chiffgray, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and commenting on your recent stay. I'm so happy you enjoyed our boutique hotel from the lobby to our comfy beds. We strive to give our guest the best experience. We wish you could've stayed longer as we enjoyed having you stay with us. The next time you... More 

Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited with our family of older and younger teens. We had made reservations which were confirmed for 4 adults and 2 children. We assumed a suite sort of room to accommodate us given the numbers. On the day of our arrival, I received an email updating our reservation to 2 adults and 2 children. I called and was... More 

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Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Sabramowich, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and commenting on your recent stay. FIrst I would like to apologize for the miscommunication about the room. But on the other hand I am happy to see we were able to turn it around and you enjoyed your stay. We strive to give our guest the best... More 

new york city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just checked out this morning after a 2 night stay with my husband. We typically stay in pricier rooms in Philly, having stayed previously at the Ritz Carlton, The Latham, and The Palomar. Overall, I thought that the Independent was an excellent value for the price. Sure, we missed some of the bells and whistles that come from spending more... More 

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Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear nykittyny, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and commenting on your recent stay. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our boutique hotel. We strive to give all of our guests the best experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and I hope the next you... More 

Hesperia, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Independent Hotel is an elegant little hotel that leaves a big impression. It is well-appointed without being pretentious. The staff members were excellent ambassadors for The Independent - cheerful, friendly, willing to go out of their way to make our trip seamless. Eric, the 2 darling girls, and the summer intern that were at the front desk are the... More 

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Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear 100_Percent_Hapa, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and commenting on your recent stay. It is awesome to hear how much you enjoy your stay at our hotel. I do agree that we are in the middle of everything in center city which makes it so great and easy to walk to see what Philadelphia has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Independent Hotel is a quaint gem that sits in the heart of midtown Philadelphia. we were very pleased with our stay. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. They assisted with key card issues, made suggestions regarding food, and overall very responsive. The room was very clean, neat, and comfortable. The hotel was in walking distance of or... More 

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Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan W, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and commenting on your recent stay. It's wouderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and how the staff was able to help you with all of your needs. We strive on giving you the best service. On the other hand I do want... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

John was polite but completely inexperienced. Not only did he charge my card the wrong amount but it was charged an additional fee which John specifically said would be the only charge. I spent an entire two days trying to get the issue resolved with him and the manager but neither were responsive. If you stay there do not let... More 

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Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear EJT, I sincerely apologize for the issue you encountered. We strive to give all of our guests the best experience. I hope that you can feel confident that we heard your concern and are definitely doing something about it.Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and I hope the next you are in Philadelphia that you... More 

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