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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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124 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After being so disgusted with a local Hilton property we decided to go back to the Independent again during our most recent visit to Philadelphia. We were not disappointed. A great hotel in a great location with a friendly staff, large updated rooms and wonderfully remodeled bathrooms. I almost hesitate to write this review because I want to keep this... More 

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

Dear Ryan H, Thank you for the great comments. We are so happy to read how you enjoyed your stay so much that you wanted to keep us a secret. But we are happy you did share. Thanks again and we hope you will come back to visit soon. Sincerely, Kamilah Short More 

Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I booked this hotel online I was hoping that it was as beautiful as the pictures and it was. Lovely hardwood floors, a lot of space and more dresser drawers than I have in my home! Friendly staff, great location, easy parking and a nice light breakfast delivered to the room. I will stay here again!

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

Dear angievaughn, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay at the Independent. We strive to give our guests the best experience. We are going share your comments with the staff; feedback helps the staff to continually improve our service and provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. Thanks again, we hope... More 

New York, NY
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146 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A repurposed older building houses the Independent which has large clean rooms in the trendy 13th St. corridor. Very convenient to many restaurants and the subway. The lobby has an impressive atrium with a large mural. Parking is available at a discounted $23 a day across the street. Free breakfast is Continental, delivered to your room; there is no breakfast... More 

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Raymond, New Hampshire
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46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the Independent very late Friday night / Saturday morning. It was very busy even at that time of night. We had a double queen room that was set back on the second floor. "The second floor is were the lobby and hotel begin." The first room looked like the repair person fixed the shower, but forgot to... More 

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

Dear bmocjoe, Thank you for choosing The Independent and commenting on your stay. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience, however we are happy that everything turned around and we were able to help you enjoy your stay. Thanks again for the great comments. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Kamilah Short More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this hotel because it was close to a friend we were visiting, and also because we saw that it seemed more like a boutique hotel. We were very happy with our choice. It's in a great location, easy to go anywhere you want either by walking or a quick cab/Uber ride. There are lots of good restaurants nearby.... More 

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

Dear moose19, Thank you for the great comments. It's wonderful to read how you had a great stay and you enjoyed our great city. I will be sure to share your comments with the staff. Thanks again, We hope to see you the next time you come and visit Philadelphia. Sincerely, Kamilah Short More 

New York City, New York
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We housed our wedding block at The Independent. The hotel has an urban charm. The rooms are also very large and comfortable. And the is conveniently located in Center City, with a parking lot across the street. Our guests seemed comfortable, although one room experienced a lack of air conditioning one morning. What surprised me though how accommodating the staff... More 

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

Dear MrsTheophile, We do apologize for the inconvenience, however we are so happy you and the wedding party enjoyed are boutique hotel. We are also pleased that the staff was able to help make your stay comfortable. We strive to give our guests the best service. Thanks again and we hope you will come back to visit soon. Sincerely, Kamilah... More 

los angeles
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Booked this hotel through my Visa Signature Concierge service (really awesome benefit and great staff. If you have access to the service - use it! They do a great job and it's so easy!). The hotel is situated smack in the middle of what they call gayborhood. There was a great breakfast place across the street (Green Eggs Cafe) which... More 

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

Dear Pattyish, It is so wonderful to read how much you enjoyed our hotel and our great city of Philadelphia. We are so proud that the staff was able to help make your stay comfortable. We strive to give our guests the best service. Thanks again and hope you will come back and visit us soon. Sincerely, Kamilah Short More 

Bronx, New York
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I was so pleased with this place. First of all, the customer service is excellent. Kamilah was so friendly and helpful, and when I mentioned that I am a light sleeper and was hoping to be placed in the back away from the street noise, she checked on my reservation and found they had placed me in a room that... More 

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

Dear MBSilver, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I want to thank you personally for the great comments about myself and thank you for the great feedback about our hotel. We strive to give our guests the best service. I will share your great feedback with the staff. Thanks again, We hope you will come back... More 

New York City, New York
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49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Stayed here with friends for a weekend in Philly. This is not really a full service hotel. No one to help with bags, no bar or restaurant, bare bones front desk staff - so keep that in mind. But our room was spacious and quiet with a comfortable bed. TV was odd - did not get any of the big... More 

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

Dear josiegrammer, We do apologize that you was a little unhappy, however we are glad you like your room and I agree you were in a great location to explore our great city. We apologize again and thank you for your feedback. Without your guest feedback we cannot continue to improve our services. We hope you will come back to... More 

New York City, New York
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71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Philly. We had a king size bed on the top flr (5th). It faced the back so there was no street noise. Nice touch was the room darkening curtains as we like to sleep in. The room was quite spacious, easily comparable to the size of a Manhattan studio apartment. Bed was comfortable and... More 

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

Dear GSharpMajor, Thank you for choosing The Independent and comment on you stay. We apologize that the television was not to your liking. We are very happy you enjoyed our spacious room, bed and pillows. We are also pleased the staff was very accommodating. Thanks again, we hope you will come back and visit us in the near future. Sincerely,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about The Independent

Address: 1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5612 (Formerly The Inn on Locust)
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Price Range: $154 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Independent 3.5*
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
#14 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
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