We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Independent

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Hotel packages
1234 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Formerly The Inn on Locust)
Special Price
10% off room rate
The Independent
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Ranked #13 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
rtz2015 Dover, Delaware
Add Your Review

676 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    389
    210
    46
    27
    4
See reviews for
131
274
52
119
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (152)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (676)
  • Mar-May only
    (138)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (194)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (204)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (140)
All months
Dover, Delaware
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scotrun, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found this hotel on Tripadvisor for a few day family vacation with our infant son into the city and was not disappointed. Received excellent customer service from my first phone call to book a room and throughout the whole stay, staff is A+. Close to some great restaurants (Green Egg Café) and historic sites, plan on making this our go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

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

Lake Grove, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only stayed for one night, but my experience was easy, pleasant and affordable! Eric and Camilla were extremely pleasant, professional and very efficient! The entire bldg, including my room was meticulous. Room and bathroom were large, mattress very comfy. Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blow dryer all in perfect working order. Spotless, quiet, comfortable and all at a great price.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
John B, Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Joanne M, I’m so exultant by your feedback, we truly appreciate your amazing words and we are so much honored to have you, so thank you for choosing The Independent hotel and thank you for your time posting this rewarding comments. I've shared your comments with all of our staff and I know they are motivated by feedback... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just left The Independent Hotel & promised to return. The first person we spoke to, Eric, was just as courteous in person as he was on the phone when we booked that day. Customer Service is a major priority here, you can tell & you will appreciate it. Rooms were clean, bathroom was huge. Very Eco-conscious. We were former Sofitel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Holly M, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Philadelphia. I'm so proud to read the comment you wrote about your stay and our staff. Your feedback is very important to our efforts for continuously improving guest satisfaction. We... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this hotel on tripadvisor and was not disappointed. Received excellent customer service from my first phone call to book a room. Eric and Thomas are total sweethearts and saw to our every need being taken care of promptly and cheerfully. Contrary to other comments I'm reading here - we did have a hook within arm's reach of the shower... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Erin R, 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 property and the convenience of our location. I'm also happy to hear that Erik and Thomas was able to help you with everything you needed to have a comfortable stay.... More 

New York
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
28 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We loved our stay at The Independent! The room was simple, clean and perfect, and the beds were quite comfortable. Plus the size of the hotel (small) and location on the second floor made it feel like a peaceful sanctuary in the middle of the city. Although it wasn't perfect (small things like nowhere to hang a towel outside of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Skgbos, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's great to hear how you love how clean, comfy and the feeling that it was your own sanctuary. I am also happy to hear how the staff was very helpful to make your stay very comfortable. We strive for are... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A charming boutique hotel with very friendly and helpfull staff. Loved the wine tasting at 18h. Only thing I did not like was the basket in my room for Breakfast. Very near city center and shops, restaurants and bars

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Edwinneijenhuis, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I'm so happy to hear how you like the charm of our boutique property and the front desk staff was very helpful to your needs. I'm glad you joined us for our evening wine reception. I do agree where we are... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The hotel was very well located, the staff was nice and helpful, the room big and the price reasonable. The complementary breakfast was all packaged stuff, which detracted from the overall experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kamilah S, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Rucloneuse, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I'm so glad that you loved the convenience of our location and the spacious room. I'm also delighted to hear that our front desk staff was able to help you with everything you needed to have a comfortable stay. Our breakfast... More 

Westborough, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I have stayed at the Independent on three separate occasions and each time has been excellent! Located in the heart of the gayborhood, you will never be at a loss for a place to eat or drink. Walk 5 minutes west of Broad street and you'll be in an entirely new choice of restaurants and bars. (Oyster House!) Location, check.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Daniel V, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Anne C, . Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am so ecstatic that you had a wonderful stay and you keep coming back. It's wonderful to hear that you were very comfortable in your spacious room, you loved our social hour and also that you loved the... More 

Castle Hayne
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This hotel has a style all its own. The building is old and full of personality, not a hotel feel at all. The entrance feels a bit odd given that the reception area is on the 2nd floor, you take an elevator from the front door making it seems as if you're headed to some sort of secret place. Once... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Management response:

Dear sejlriceRingoesNJ, Thank you for choosing The Independent Hotel on your recent visit. I am so please to hear how much you liked our hotel. I do want to apologize for the late welcome call here at The Independent we like know how are guest are doing and how we can assist to your needs. But once again I thank... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

325 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (131)
Viewed
Bathroom (25)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (24)
Viewed
Room/suite (50)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (26)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (168)
Viewed
Double Queen Room (28)
Viewed
King Deluxe Room (30)
Viewed
Loft (43)
Viewed
Queen Deluxe Room (30)
Viewed
The Hotel (37)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (26)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Other (8)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question