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The Independent

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3.0 of 5
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1234 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Formerly The Inn on Locust)
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Ranked #13 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the rooms and the location. This is a small hotel but has much to offer. Very helpful staff who really cared about your stay. The hotel itself was quiet, but the amount of traffic noise from the busy street was LOUD. The windows in our room were single pane. They could use an upgrade to the windows which would... More 

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

Dear 319SteveB319, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It is so wonderful to hear how much you loved your stay and the convenience of our location. It was also great to hear that our staff was able to help you have the best stay. On the our hand, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, boutique hotel in the heart of Center City. It has a gracious staff and good-sized rooms with strong Wi-Fi. There's a small breakfast that comes with the Price of the room. This place has the feel of a Kimpton hotel but At a much better price point. They have an accommodation with a parking garage about... More 

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

Dear Walter T, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It is great to hear how much you loved your stay and the amenities that we offer at our boutique property. We strive to make sure you have a great stay. We enjoyed meeting you and the next time you... More 

Absecon, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Independent is our favorite hotel in Philadelphia. We come to Philadelphia often for cultural activities (concerts, art museums, the flower show, etc) and this is our preferred place to stay. The rooms are comfortable, roomy, and clean. Unlike some hotels, the climate control actually works. The hotel location is excellent, being close to concert halls, shopping, and public transportation.... More 

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

Dear Bariove, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It is great to hear that The Independent is your favorite hotel to stay at when coming to Philadelphia. We are in a perfect location, in the best section of Philly for restaurants, shopping, and pubs. We loved seeing you every... More 

Keyport, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel easily ranks at one of the best i've stayed at. I went to Philly for a seminar with my sister and we decided to make it a long girls weekend. We wanted something reasonable but in the city so we didn't need to worry about driving too much. This was a GREAT choice. The entrance reminds me of... More 

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

Dear JennH40, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It was wonderful to hear how much you loved our boutique property. I am also happy to hear the staff was able to make your comfortable. We strive to give our guest the best stay. We enjoyed meeting you and hope... More 

Winter Haven, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chic little boutique hotel! (only 24 rooms) Free wi-fi and breakfast! Reservations were a breeze. Surprising entrance by an elevator to second floor. The lobby had all day coffee with small well-appointed lobby/waiting area - comfy. Have a seat at a business style desk for check-in - nice change. Rooms were decorated well and very clean including a desk/workstation. Additionally... More 

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

Dear CC_maam, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's fantastic that you had such a wonderful stay at our hotel. We strive to provide each of our guest with a perfect stay. I do agree with you about our perfect location, we are located in the best section of... More 

Newbury Old Town, Massachusetts, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Independent Hotel for two days. The Staff was outstanding. We parked our car at a local garage and walked to all the restaurants, and historical landmarks. The hotel entrance is accessed by an elevation to the second floor. We found the hotel in excellent taste in the furniture, rooms, and decorations. A continental breakfast was delivered... More 

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

Dear Ringo167, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I'm so happy to hear that our staff was able to help you with everything you needed to have a comfortable stay. I'm also glad that you loved the convenience of our location and our continental breakfast. We certainly enjoyed meeting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is in the heart of Philadelphia but easy travel by bus and subway to all parts of the city. I loved that we stayed in the "Gayborhood." I wish more cities designated areas in recognition of their LGBTQ citizens. The hotel itself was urban-chic, nicely detailed, clean and the staff courteous and knowledgeable. And they need more pillows... More 

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

Dear Susan W, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's was wonderful to hear that you loved our boutique hotel and the convenience of our location, yes I agree we are in the center of downtown Philadelphia. I do apologize that it wasn't enough pillows. I am happy to... More 

Butler, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Reserved a room for my son's medical school interview. 7 inches of snow the day of checkin. Flights cancelled, roads closed. No way to get to the city. Hotel charged me anyway and refused to refund. Now have to fight with credit card company.

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

Dear Mike W, Our sincere apologizes regarding the handling of your reservation cancellation. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuses this matter in more details. Sincerely, Kamilah Short Front Office Supervisor More 

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Location could not be beat, easy access to public transportation and shopping. Rooms are small but well maintained and well designed. Staff was friendly and helpful. Bed was very comfortable. Coffee service and quality of coffee good. My only complaint is that the WIFI, though a strong signal, required you to enter a code each time you left the hotel... More 

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John B, Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear San Miguel Patrice, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for sharing your feedback and experience with us and other viewers. It's was wonderful to hear that you loved our boutique hotel and the convenience of our location. In the meantime, we apologize for any inconvenience, due to the Wifi connectivity, I understand how inconvenience... More 

Dover, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was my first stay at this hotel. Upon my arrival, Eric was extremely pleasant and efficient signing us in. He is an asset to the hotel. I didn't get the name of the receptionist in the evening during the wine hour, as she was very pleasant and helpful. I met the manager at check-in and at the wine hour,... More 

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

Dear Rt2015, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am so happy to hear how great your first stay with us was. I'm glad you were able to come and be apart of our wine reception and also that the staff was very helpful to your needs. We certainly... More 

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