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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 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel last weekend...the room is beautifully appointed & comfortable...the staff is perhaps the nicest I've ever dealt with...the location is great...but the noise in the hallways and from other rooms far exceeds the good we experienced. We heard every shower & alarm, every conversation. We were exhausted & frustrated upon departure. Pretty disappointing stay.

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

Dear maureen_132, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am so sorry to hear that you experienced some frustration during your stay. While I am glad you enjoyed our staff, location, and comfort of your guest room, I am sorry we were unable to provide you with a stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had never been to Philly and took a chance on this hotel - and I'm happy we did. It was clean, comfortable and a great location. Granted, we were there to sightsee and didn't plan on spending a lot of time in the hotel, but we still wanted a good place to sleep and the Independent... More 

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

Dear ReginaRN, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful stay in one of our King Deluxe rooms. Erik and I both enjoyed meeting you and having you as our guests. We strive to provide each of our guests with... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Independent for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. Its a timeless sort of space, and the staff are very welcoming and warm. The beds were very comfortable, and breakfast (included in the price) was small but perfectly adequate. We had a nice big room with tall ceilings-- the only drawback is all the noise from... More 

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

Dear AlePad2013, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am very pleased to hear you had a great experience at our hotel during your getaway to Philadelphia. I agree with you about our perfect location, as Midtown Village is arguably the best section of Philly for restaurants, shopping, and... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't stay here. Unless you are bar hopping in gayborhood and just need a bed to crash. While bed is comfy too many miscommunications with the reservations and the groupon we used. Staff tried to blame us for miscommunication, and we were left in a handicap room when we paid for a queen deluxe. Housekeeping forgot to replace towels and... More 

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

Dear jeffnscot, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am so sorry to hear about your disappointment with our boutique hotel. When I met you in person and you informed me you were upset, I asked if you could provide me details about the issues you encountered but you... More 

East Setauket, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the heart of center city the independent is a trendy but non pretentious classy boutique hotel The rooms are bigger than most city hotels and the amenities generous. The concierge is helpful and friendly. Infrastructure is modern and the bathrooms roomy and spectacular. Just a great place all around.

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

Dear Martin B, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's fantastic to hear how much of a memorable stay you had with us, and I am so pleased that we were able to succeed in providing you with comfortable stay during you visit to Philly. Please come back to... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent a fun weekend in Philly. Great hotel, reasonable rates, friendly staff. I would rate even higher but the little things just kept piling up.... Broken electrical socket in the room, bathroom sink would not drain properly, NO light in the room..., would I go back, yes. Was it among the nicest of hotels I have ever stayed in...... More 

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

Dear Sharonorl, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. While I am glad to hear that your overall impression of our hotel was a positive one, I am very upset that you had issues with your guest room. I believe that no maintenance issue in our guest rooms are minor,... More 

Hassocks, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is very well located about ten minutes from 30th Street station and just a few blocks south of Walnut and Market Street shopping areas and restaurants. The appeal is that this isn't a big hotel and has just 24 rooms I believe. Fitted to a good standard with complimentary wifi is a big bonus. Breakfast is included in... More 

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

Dear keithy1978, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's great that you found comfort and enjoyment in the charm our boutique property holds, and I'm glad to hear that you preferred it to the larger hotels you've stayed in. I am sorry to hear you heard some noise from... More 

North Carolina
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321 reviews 321 reviews
91 hotel reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good points: 1. The staff is friendly and very anxious to be helpful. Eric and Dan were particularly nice and helpful. 2. Room size and decor is nice, bathroom was huge, love the L'Occitane amenities! 3. location is fantastic. Easy walk to the historical district, Rittenhouse Square and Redding market. Tons of great restaurants in the area. 4. Having breakfast... More 

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

Dear cmcfong, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. While I am very glad to hear that you were delighted with some aspects of your stay, such as the complimentary breakfast and in-room amenities, I am very disappointed that we were unable to provide you with a stay that lives... More 

Peoria, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were attending a convention at the Marriott downtown, and this hotel was a great value only about 3 blocks away. It was a nice walk every day. Once you take that short walk to Market street, a city bus will take you up and down Market to the different landmarks (Liberty Bell, etc.). We never needed a taxi, nor... More 

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

Dear TMiddle2014, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am very pleased to hear that our location was perfectly convenient for you during your business trip to Philadelphia. It's also great that you visited my personal favorite place in the city, Reading Terminal Market. It's certainly a foodie's heaven!... More 

Winter Park, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is very conveniently located. It is about six blocks from the historic sites (liberty bell, etc.), two blocks from the Kimmel Center/theaters, and only a few blocks from the historic city hall and market. It's also close to restaurants and the shopping district. The room we had was spacious and nicely appointed. It was also quiet as it... More 

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

Dear WPFLtraveler11, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am so glad to hear that you were pleased with all aspects of our hotel, such as the convenient location, quality of your guest room, and discounted parking. I hope your travels are safe and we look forward to seeing... 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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Also Known As:
The Independent Hotel Philadelphia
Independent Hotel Philadelphia
Independent Boutique Hotel Philadelphia
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#13 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#16 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia

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