I spent one night at The Independent Hotel in early Oct. in a king deluxe for single use, and I loved it! The room was very well-appointed with comfortable furniture; rich décor; and a spacious bathroom that had a shower with a wonderful double-shower head, lots of hot water, and great water pressure. The breakfast was there when I had requested it, with all the items I selected; the options include a very reasonable (but understandably not unlimited, array of normal breakfast options) - one could choose to have one each of a fruit (apple or orange), juice (orange or cranberry), cereal/grain (as I recall, oatmeal, a cereal, granola bar, or croissant), and yogurt (1 of 2 or 3 different flavors). It was nice to be able to make coffee in my room whenever I wanted.
The hotel is also very well-located, close to various bus and subway stops and within what I considered an easy walking distance of Rittenhouse Square and City Hall.
The Independent is not a full-service hotel. If that's what you are seeking, you might be disappointed. I was not looking for that, and was very well satisfied.
I look forward to my next stay at The Independent Hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Independent is a 24-room boutique hotel located in a fully restored Georgian-Revival building located at 1234 Locust Street in the vibrant Midtown Village area of Center City, Philadelphia. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Independent is ideal for tourists and business travelers looking for a grand feel in a boutique, personalized hotel experience. Our guests experience luxury accommodations in the heart of Philadelphia, and are able to walk to theaters, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Rittenhouse and other Philadelphia attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Independent Hotel Philadelphia
- Independent Hotel Philadelphia
- Independent Boutique Hotel Philadelphia