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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

This hotel has many things going for it, including a competitive price for hotels in its class. I will definitely stay there again. (1) The location is excellent if you have business with any of the medical centers nearby and very good if you want to take a stroll through Society Hill, South Street, and various 1776-related sites. (2) The... More 

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New York, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

We stayed one night a the Independent on a leisure trip to Philadelphia after seeing a Travelzoo special and reading some of the reviews here. We booked a King Suite which, we come to fine out, is the only King Suite at the hotel. The hotel is well located within Philadelphia - an easy walk to lots of sights including... More 

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Cambridge, MA
11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

I want to like this place, heck I want to love it, but they have too many infrastructure problems. We arrived at about 4pm and our rooms were ready but they were both swelteringly hot - in the mid to upper 90s. For one of the rooms the cooling system was eventually found to be broken, but only after we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

Great reception staff and location. Bed was too soft.... Shower needs a curtain. Room was clean and being on the 5th floor, it was very quiet. Took advantage of pass to 12th Street Gym - great facility. Hotel is definitely a repeat destination.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2010

Stayed here on a New Year's Eve with my husband. Though we weren't in the room for long, it was great! Nice comfy bed, great decor, great location. GOOD coffee and breakfast the next morning....we needed it! ;-)

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

This is a very nice hotel where the staff are both friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and had a refrigerator, desk and flat screen TV. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was spacious.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2010

the hotel is beautiful - the staff is very helpful too. the only complaint is that if you are staying on the 2nd floor you get a lot of noise at night almost until midnight. there is a bar/lounge downstairs. as long as you are in the 3rd floor and above - i think this is a VERY GOOD place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

We stayed at The Independent for an overnight stay in Philadelphia. The lobby was very nice, and the gentleman who checked us in was very helpful in getting us settled. Our room was beautiful. High ceilings, plenty of room for an overnight stay. Bathroom was unique and large, with lots of exposed brick, and we loved the dual shower head.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

The hotel was impeccable and the staff was friendly and accommodating. We loved the complementary wine and cheese every night and the breakfast delivered to our room every morning. Excellent location. Would come back again!

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Boothbay, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2010

My friend and I spent two nights here recently, in a room with two queen beds. We loved the amenities in the room, the coffee maker, fridge and microwave, and the very comfortable beds. We were impressed by the 20 foot ceilings too, and liked the hardwood floors much better than the usual hotel carpet that collects odors. There is... 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
#17 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia

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