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The Independent

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1234 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Formerly The Inn on Locust)
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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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Brighton
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is gorgeous, we booked a king double and it was HUGE! The bed as well was very large and comfortable. We had a room at the back of the hotel so no view but no noise issues either. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the room and bathroom clean and spacious. The only odd thing is... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a nice excursion for a couple with a baby, used to staying at budget chains. We found a great rate for this hotel and decided to try a "boutique" experience. We had a lovely time. The hotel is in a beautiful, quirky, artsy neighborhood within walking distance to everything we wanted to see. The customer service was great -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel staff was great and the location was perfect. Walking distance to great restaurants, shopping and site seeing. Also loved that it had free wifi and the complimentary breakfast delivered to your room at the time you specify was also great. Loved the exposed brick in my bathroom. The only thing I would change is that they offer one... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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173 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I had stayed at the Independent a year ago and loved it. We had stayed for a couple nights on a Monday and Tuesday and had no issue with noise that other reviewers had discussed in earlier reviews. This time, we were here on a Friday night and definitely saw the difference in noise level. The place... More 

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been traveling (with modest frequency) on business and pleasure for almost 50 years and have NEVER experienced a hotel staff as friendly, helpful and gracious as at the Independent. Everybody we talked to on the phone before arriving and while we were staying there fit this description without exception. Remarkable! By the way, the room was spotless, spacious... More 

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

Dear pvny, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and commenting on your recent stay. I am so proud to read the feedback about our staff. We strive to do the best job we can and comments like your is greatly appreciated. I'm also happy to see how much you loved our boutique hotel. I hope the... More 

Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our stay at the Independent Hotel, and were so well taken care of. The staff is exceptionally helpful (thank you, Eric!), the continental breakfast perfect (and delivered to your door at the time of your choosing!), and the location could not be better. We were able to walk to restaurants, and take a short bus ride to... More 

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

Dear sunnymtnmom, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and commenting on your recent stay. It's great to hear how much you loved our boutique hotel, it's also wonderful to hear that Erik was able to help make your stay great. We strive to give our guest the best experience. We are a little unique then other... More 

Burlington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ask for a quiet room as the neighborhood gets a bit lively late at night but hotel is in a great location with easy access to excellent restaurants, history, and shopping. Recent renovations take full advantage of the old architecture (e.g., exposed brick in bathroom). Staff are very helpful with recommendations - and take their advice and eat at Little... More 

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

Dear Colleen M, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and commenting on your recent stay. You know that's what I really love about our boutique hotel the great the architecture, from the exposed brick in bathroom to the high ceilings etc. Each room gives you a different feel and I am so happy you were able... More 

Weymouth, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed one night at The Independent but I wish we had stayed longer! The staff is so friendly and kind and the room was gorgeous and so big. We even got a complimentary breakfast of our choice. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in Philadelphia.

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

Dear Katie A, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and commenting on your recent stay. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay with our boutique hotel. It's also great to hear how the staff to able to help you enjoy your stay. That's what I love about our rooms as well how spacious they are. We... More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Philadelphia for a quick weekend away, and we couldn't have picked a better hotel. Our room was beautiful and very comfortable, and the service from the staff was excellent. We were within walking distance of many historical sites, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, as well as many top notch bars and restaurants.... More 

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

Dear RachelB, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and commenting on your recent stay. It's wonderful to hear how you enjoyed your stay and how the staff was able to help you have a great experience. Your right we are in a great location where you can walk and see what Philadelphia has to offer. We... More 

Saint Simons Island, Georgia, Usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm very flummoxed as to how to review this hotel. The actual hotel begins on the 2nd floor of an old "factory type" building on a very busy street. Access is gained through a small and (very) slow elevator. Not great if you have many bags and there is no assistance. Once in the lobby, expect very Spartan furnishings and... More 

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

Dear 809kevinw, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and commenting on your recent stay. I want to apologize for the incovenience of the loud noise outside for the hotel and also for the safe not being offer to you but we do have safes for your covenience. We do strive to give our guest the best... More 

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