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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 #13 of 82 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First the pros-- and there are several. The location is great. The neighborhood is very convenient to everything and there are so many excellent bars and restaurants within a few blocks of the hotel. Rooms are decently sized. We had a king bed, desk and couch with plenty of space. The bathroom was huge, with an exposed brick wall. There... More

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Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was going into hospital for surgery and this hotel was fantastic to my husband and friend. Enjoyed the basket of breakfast items brought to the room daily you pick the time and that's when it's there. The staff were great also exspecally ERIC thanks for everything

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

Dear kathyr, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am delighted to hear that we were able to offer you a comfortable stay during your hospital visit. I know Erik and the rest of our front desk staff are very appreciative of your kinds words. I hope you will... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I drove from Ithaca to help a friend move to Philly this past weekend. It was a very tiring trip since I live in Binghamton (NY) and had to travel to Ithaca (NY) and return Binghamton and then Philly. Finally I arrived at the hotel and I was greeted warmly by a gentleman in the reception desk on the second... More

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

Dear Jason L, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. While I am pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of your guest room and in-room amenities, and I very disappointed to hear that you encountered an issue with customer service. I would appreciate if you could contact... More

Wigton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked the independent hotel, it's in a great location, really central to Philadelphia which makes for a brilliant location to be able to walk to all of the city's many attractions and sights. The reception staff are all very friendly and efficient and they remember names and faces, which really made us feel welcome. The nice touches are... More

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

Dear johnpears, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. The reason why so many of our guests return to see us again and again is because the friendly, personalized service from a front desk staff that knows you by name. I'm so glad that we made you feel welcome during... More

Fayetteville, Arkansas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few minutes after checkin we ask the manager john for directions and left the hotel. When we returned our bags had been opened and pain medication stolen. John told us the machine used to see who went in the room was broken. John promised to review the tape. We ask for a update each of the 6 days and... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a perfect stay at the Independent--from the convenient complimentary continental breakfast delivered right to our room in the morning to the wine and cheese in the lobby in the evening! It was in walking distance to Love Park, Reading Terminal Station and Independence Mall, just a few of the great things that we did during our time there.... More

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

Dear Diane C, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. Perfection is what we aim for here at the Independent, and I'm delighted to hear that's the experience you had. Our location and staff truly can't be beat, and the complimentary wine reception in our lobby doesn't hurt either! Thanks... More

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little wary about the my stay here. While at brunch to kill time before check-in, we received a phone call that the upgrade we had received was a mistake and we would have to revert to the smaller, original room reserved. Days before the trip we called to cancel the room because it was too small for... More

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

Dear Charelle L, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. While I am very sorry to hear that we made a mistake with assigning your guest room, I am very pleased that we were able to offer you a solution that you found satisfactory. Erik is a great asset to... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location. If you're driving, look for their stay and park free package, although parking across the street from the hotel is only $27, as opposed to the $40+ at the pricier hotels. You'll park down the street with the package, but they have a loading/unloading area directly in front of the hotel. I only wish the people who obviously... More

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

Dear cmr57, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I'm very glad to hear that your stay with us was so enjoyable that you are certain you will return the next time you are in Philadelphia. The 'Park Here' package is definitely the way to go, as parking in our... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Independent Hotel is conveniently located within easy walking distance to historic sights, public transportation, restaurants and theaters. The staff at the hotel are eager to please and go above and beyond expectations in accommodating special needs. We enjoyed a feel of luxury at a very reasonable price.

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

Dear eightgrands, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. At our hotel, exceeding guest's expectations is what we are all about. I am thrilled to hear we were able to accomplish that for you, and I will be sure to pass along your wonderful review to our staff. I hope... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small hotel but cozy and friendly as the city itself. The location is the best possible for visitors to Philadelphia because it is close to everything and you can go walking within minutes to many of the major attractions. I really liked the idea of putting cheese and wine in the lobby to guests. With this, you can meet... More

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

Dear Iracemapg, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I agree with you that our location is perfect for walking to most of Philly's most prominent tourist attractions, and I'm glad you had the time to explore the city. I'm also glad you took advantage of our wine and cheese... 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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Independent Hotel Philadelphia
Independent Boutique Hotel Philadelphia

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