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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 1 week ago
Erin R New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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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
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149 reviews 149 reviews
27 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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 

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

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

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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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 

Ringoes, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a room for $99, and I was more than happy with the accommodations. Big, king sized room with great amenities. Huge bathroom with a standup shower (no tub). Keurig in room. Complimentary light breakfast brought to your room. From the great intentions file: the front desk called my room to see how I liked it, but the call... More 

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

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 

Ottawa, Canada
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56 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice hotel, large room, terrific bed. Super helpful and courteous staff. Keurig was nice, just ask for more k-cups and you're all set. Very close walk to restaurants, bars and theatres. Will definitely stay there again.

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Daniel V, Front Office Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear SomeGirl, Thank you for choosing The Independent Hotel on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I'm so happy to hear that you loved the spaces room and comfortable bed at our boutique property. I'm also ecstatic to hear that our front desk staff was able to help you with everything you needed to have a... More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This hotel is in a great location, has clean rooms (and bathrooms!), comfortable beds, and is very reasonably priced. The staff were very cordial, and there are a ton of good restaurants in the area too. Easy walk to subways and historic sites. As some other reviewers noted, you can sometimes hear people coming and going from their rooms, but... More 

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

Dear jrh2007, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's fantastic to hear you found us to have perfected the three C's: cleanliness, comfort, and cordiality. We hope you will come back to visit us again soon, and until then take care and enjoy your travels. Sincerely, Dan Vetrano Front... More 

Castricum, The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Stayed one night on a business trip. Excellent service and very personal approach. Room was large, bed was good, breakfast a little limited but ok. Room was quiet. Will still be back here when staying in PH again.

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

Dear Jeroen_vdSchaaf, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am so glad that you had a wonderful stay during your brief business trip to Philadelphia. It's wonderful that you were very comfortable in your spacious Queen Deluxe room, and also that you found our staff's service to be personal... 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:
#10 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#13 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#17 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia

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