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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
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The neighborhood was very convenient to the Convention Center, Reading Terminal, Beaux Art and easy walk to Rittenhouse Sq. Housed in an unprepossessing building with a small entrance cubicle to a slow, noisy elevator I feared I had made a mistake. I was very pleasantly surprised when the elevator opened up to a breezy, spotless reception area with a perfectly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff were very nice. Check in was quick and easy and we parked down the street in the recommended parking lot so it was quick and easy. The room was in the back so it was quiet overall. The only complaint, the toilets flushed loudly.

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

Dear EmpressBlondieB..., Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that the staff was able to help you have a great stay as well. We strive to do the best job to make sure you have a great stay. Thank you... More 

Manor, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have you ever been to a hotel that is so clean, you actually take a shower with NO sandals? Being a germophobe myself, this is one of the few hotels I've ever done this at. From the beginning all throughout our stay, staff was super friendly and helpful. Our room (202) feels like a loft, and not so much a... More 

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

Dear Global_Travel_Ta..., Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's so wonderful to hear how much you loved how clean and comfortable our rooms are. I'm so glad that the staff was able to help you have a great stay. Your feedback is very important to our efforts for continuously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I absolutely love this hotel. Quaint and unique, it was a nice break from the impersonal hotel chains frequently found downtown. The rooms were clean and big. We ordered a personalized breakfast that was delivered to our door at the time we specified. Eric at the front desk was friendly and helpful...even helped FedEx send us something... More 

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

Dear Meaghanruocco, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It is wonderful to hear how much you loved our unique boutique hotel. I am so happy to hear that Eric was able to make your stay great and help you with your needs. All of our staff here strive to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

+ves: location - walking distance to city hall, independence hall and other historical cites friendly staff - they honored the low rates they have mistakenly mailed me free in-room wifi -ves: breakfast served in rooms, few choices, less quantity

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

Dear Arrahman74, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I do agree we are in a great location where you can walk around and see all of the amazing things Philly has to offer. I'm so happy that the staff was able to take care of your issues and I... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay here was absolutely wonderful. John, the manager, worked with me to arrange for 14 colleagues of mine to stay here for a team meeting. We all loved the rooms as they are all unique with exposed brick, wonderful beds, and huge bathrooms. The hotel is in a great location with plenty of restaurants and public transportation options nearby.... More 

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

Dear Anthony S, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's great to hear how much you loved the unique styles of our rooms at our boutique property. I am so happy to hear that our Jonh was apply to make your stay great. All of our staff here strive... More 

Sacramento, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a little gem of a hotel in Philly. Our room was gorgeous and decorated in an upscale traditional motif. The bed is so comfortable, we didn't want to get out of it in the morning. We chose to have our breakfast snacks (cereal, granola bars, cheese stick, fruit, etc) delivered to our room which is very convenient! They... More 

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

Dear Kindred71, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It is wonderful to hear how much you loved our boutique hotel and the convenience of our location. It was also great to hear that our staff was able to help you have the best stay. We strive to make sure... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I'm back in Philly, this will be my go to hotel. Gorgeous, clean, comfortable, and the staff was exceptional. The location can't be beat; walking distance to great dining and bars, the theater district, and to Independence Mall. We loved everything about our stay.

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

Dear Liz S, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I'm so pleased to hear how much you loved your stay at our hotel. We strive to make sure you have a great stay. We enjoyed meeting you and the next time you are in Philly please come back to... More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

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