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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 #12 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Ruth E Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful place to stay in Philadelphia, good size rooms, adequate breakfast, comfy beds and charming hosts. This well located hotel is just perfect, a short walk to all the attractions, and a wine reception at 6:00pm we couldn't ask for more!

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

Dear Ruth E, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of our hotel, from the size of your guest room to our wine reception, which is a great way to mingle with other guests before heading to dinner. Thanks again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a difficult time trying to find a decent hotel in Philly over Columbus Day weekend. Independent had a cancellation and husband and I were able to get a room. Have stayed in many hotels, both here and internationally. This was one of our all time favorites. Staff is so friendly and helpful that they seem like friends. Rooms are... More

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

Dear Marc B, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am thrilled that you feel you 'lucked out' by finding us, and that we provided you with one of your favorite stays ever! Those are definitely the standards we are going for, and I know that all of our... More

Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed two nights surrounding my Step 2 CS exam. I wanted to save about $130 a night by staying here and am really happy that I did. It was comfortable, clean, with tall ceilings and a classic, historic feel. I gave myself 45 minutes to get to the exam in the morning but was almost late because I got... More

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

Dear C C, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's great that you had a comfortable and convenient stay while in town for your exam. Hopefully you can stay with us for leisure next time, so you can spend less time studying and more time exploring the neighborhood! Sincerely,... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled with a friend on a Tuesday evening in October 2014. This hotel had none of the "boring-ness" of staying at a major chain, while still having the things that you expect in a room. There was a desk, but it was a character-filled wooden writing desk, not a boring square cubicle-piece. The bathroom was bigger than my BR at... More

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

Dear Marc B, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you fully enjoyed all the charm of our boutique hotel, which is housed inside of a unique historic building. I agree with you that our property is a great break from the 'boring'... More

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second stay and I love staying here, it is within walking distance to most museum in the historic part of Philadelphia. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance. The staff are very friendly. A really nice place to stay

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

Dear D H, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. As a small hotel, we love seeing and interacting with guests we've met before. With so many options in Center City, we very much appreciate you choosing to return to our hotel for the unique charm and personalized service that... More

Hermosa Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent hours upon hours trying to find a great, historic hotel in Philadelphia that was btw Independence Hall and Rittenhouse Square and was a good value w reasonable parking. The Independent fit the bill and our stay was fantastic, the room enormous, the location in walking distance to everything, they even give you a breakfast basket & a pass... More

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

Dear Tara M, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It sounds like we were exactly the hotel you were looking for, and I'm so glad we were able to meet and exceed your expectations. I'm pleased that you were comfortable with the spaciousness of your guest room, as well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small hotel but super friendly staff and you can't beat location! We will stay again! We walked everywhere and there are too many good restaurants too choose from! The fall festival was being held on 13th street so we got to walk that and try food and drink beer, even better!

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

Dear Amyjack4, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's great that you were able to visit our hotel during the fall festival in the surrounding neighborhood. The festival is a very fun and highly anticipated event, and I'm glad you enjoyed it! It's also wonderful that you enjoyed the... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is beautiful and the people working the front desk are friendly. However, when I had a problem (continue reading), I never got the return calls I was promised. We were awoken in the night around 2 am when the bars let out and it stayed loud until after 3am. Clearly they know this is an issue as they... More

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Daniel V, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear 744leigh, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. While I am glad to hear you enjoyed our front desk staff and the beauty of our hotel, I am disappointed that you did not have a good experience during your stay with us. In regards to your parking charge, when... More

Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel on business on a Monday evening. I can't say enough great things about the staff - everyone I encountered was happy and pleasant and very helpful. They even have a complimentary breakfast that they'll deliver right to your door at your specified time. Nothing fancy, but it's free. My room was lovely, but little tiny details... More

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

Dear ShannonFromPA, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am very glad to hear that you found our front desk staff to be friendly and helpful. I will be sure to pass your comments along to them as I know they pride themselves on their customer service skills. However,... More

Dominican Republic
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here in mid-September. Arrived around 8pm but still received a warm welcome. Hotel is in a terrific neighborhood with lots of excellent restaurants and fun bars within an easy walk. Cool ambiance to the hotel. Nice art at reception. When you go you'll know what I mean. Rooms are tastefully updated with appropriate style/fixtures. Way better than a... More

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

Dear jarjardr, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's wonderful that you found our hotel to be excellent in all aspects, from your guest room to our friendly and attentive front desk staff. I agree that the ambiance and service offered from our boutique hotel trumps those of big... 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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