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1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5612
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 12/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#29 of 99 hotels in Philadelphia
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Get the best of both worlds at The Arco, where historic charm and contemporary convenience go seamlessly hand in hand. Former home of the Printing Industries of Philadelphia, a classic red-brick exterior perfectly contrasts the charming collection of modern artwork inside. Take a moment to kick back beside the cozy fireplace in the lobby, or to refuel with a quick bite at one of the ground floor restaurants. Try Bud & Marilyn’s for classic American comfort food or Little Nonna’s for fresh Italian antipasti — you can’t go wrong with either. Refresh and rejuvenate in your bright, comfortable space, then step out to the vibrant streets of Midtown Village. Rich with LGBTQ+ history and bursting with lively bars and restaurants, South 13th Street’s entertainment scene calls you in to explore. Play the tourist with a walk to City Hall or soak up the sun in Rittenhouse Square before ending the night with a glass of wine at Bar Poulet.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Boutique
Green
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Json L wrote a review Jan 21
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Picture does this place so much justice, it definitely fooled me. Please be advised before booking that they don’t have or provide parking. It’s non refundable for a reason. They, themselves don’t stand behind their service. You will either pay $20-30 a day in just parking alone. I’m here for 4 nights and you can do the math. With the amount of money spent on parking and this hostel they portrayed a Hotel fusion with Airbnb… for a little more you can stay at a real hotel. I heard walking all night, people roaming outside, screaming, and hollering. It’s not comfortable nor is it clean! The location is poor during the night and it’s hidden! Behind construction. Ton of homeless and crack heads. Wouldn’t walk out past 10. Literally forgot something in my car at the parking garage called juniper and locust. Didn’t even bother going and it’s literally a 2-5 min walk. I’m exhausted and it’s only my second night here. The shower! So so nasty. Funny story, same day I booked this garbage you should call hostel is the same day, same hour I ask for a refund back. Learn from me, don’t waste your money and vacation here. To the owner, you guys need to do better. Like I have to sleep on a towel cause your sheet is disgusting. Here some pictures, i wish I can upload videos.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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M_0908 wrote a review Dec 2021
Dreieich, Germany94 contributions39 helpful votes
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We stood for 2 nights at the Arco - Sonder and enjoyed every minute in the stylish and apartment. Checkin was done via the app, via which all information was provided. The apartment was very clean and well equipped. The bed was queen size and just perfect. Can recommend !
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Hilda M wrote a review Jan 19
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It felt safe to stay in a location with keypads instead of a card to get into the property. Entrance was very well lit, and the reflection on the doors would let you know if someone was nearby. The room was large and comfortable. The bed was wonderful, the best rest I had in a while.
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Erri138 wrote a review Jan 9
Bari, Italy75 contributions55 helpful votes
The self check in is very good and easy. The assistence solve every problem and give an answer immediately. The building is weel located and is wonderful designed. Only two problems: 1) bathroom cold cause air conditioner no working there 2) staircases uneusable cause bins which blocked door and this is a very important safety problem in case of fire
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danielevisioni wrote a review Dec 2021
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Incredibly comfortable, incredibly easy to check in and out. Clean, outstanding, the bed was so comfy. Super close to the city center. I really really enjoyed my stay more than at any hotel. Will do again.
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PRICE RANGE
$138 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the independent hotel philadelphia, independent hotel philadelphia, independent boutique hotel philadelphia
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Inn on Locust
LOCATION
United StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sonder | The Arco
Which popular attractions are close to Sonder | The Arco?
Nearby attractions include Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (0.1 miles), Wanamaker Organ (0.3 miles), and Macy's Philadelphia (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sonder | The Arco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, express check-in and check-out, and free instant coffee.
Which room amenities are available at Sonder | The Arco?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Sonder | The Arco?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Sonder | The Arco?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonder | The Arco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vedge, Vetri Cucina, and Butcher and Singer.
Is Sonder | The Arco located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Philadelphia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sonder | The Arco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Sonder | The Arco?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (1.7 miles), Independence National Historical Park (0.8 miles), and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (0.7 miles).