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The Independent Hotel

1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5612
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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.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Joie A wrote a review Mar 2020
New York94 contributions8 helpful votes
The first thing you notice when you are at the front desk is the nifty painting of independence hall. The person at the front desk was so pleasant, efficient and cheerful. The room was lovely and the bathroom didn’t look at all like a hotel bathroom - it had great wallpaper! The complimentary breakfast was excellent and substantial! There were three tiny glitches, but they were dealt with instantly. I’d go back in a minute!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from George B, General Manager at The Independent Hotel
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Thank you for your kind words will share with staff
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Sarah wrote a review Mar 2020
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I was in town for a short stay a few weeks ago and upon a recommendation from a friend I decided to stay at the Independent. The hotel was adorable! beautiful rooms and such a welcoming experience. Not to mention walking distance to so many great places downtown. Its literally in the middle of everything. India, the girl at the front desk, was so charming as she checked me in and gave me so much advice about where to go and where to eat. I really felt like the staff went out of their way to treat me like a respected friend, which combined with its location and charm means I will be booking my next stay with this hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from George B, General Manager at The Independent Hotel
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Thank you for your kind words will share with staff and let India know what great service she provided
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Savannah Price wrote a review Mar 2020
Bentleyville, Pennsylvania2 contributions
This gorgeous hotel is located right in the center of the gayborhood. You really can't do better as far as location! You're right next to a Patco stop which means easy access to anywhere in the suburbs and the rest of the city. There's fantastic food choices all around it was a delight to explore when we were there together. The room was gorgeous and well-kept, and the service was stellar! I was let to my room by India who gave us some recommendations as to where we should go and also brought us breakfast in the morning. The rest of the staff (hers was the only one whose name I caught, as we talked for an extended period of time) were also incredibly friendly as well. We were so happy to find a place where we could take our dog, but pleasantly surprised by how lovely the rest of the accommodations were. We will be returning here the next chance we get!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Becca K wrote a review Feb 2020
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Couldn't be happier with this hotel. Not only is it beautiful but the location can't be beat for the price!! As a 20+ year travel agent it's always nice to find a place I'd recommend to my clients and this place is a definite yes!! Love the atmosphere, location, staff, etc. Fabulous and romantic! The husband did good lol.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from George B, General Manager at The Independent Hotel
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Thank you for your kind words will share with staff.
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Trent S wrote a review Feb 2020
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The Independent Hotel in downtown Philadelphia is a hidden gem of a hotel. We saw good reviews online and decided to book a room there for three nights in January. We arrived late one evening and the tiny nondescript entrance with a small black canopy and the closet-sized first floor entrance was concerning as we drove up (wasn’t sure what we were getting into) but once we figured out that the lobby is on the second floor and how you get up there, we suddenly realized how nice the hotel is. The staff couldn’t have been nicer and the room was big and well decorated. Only two concerns: the shower was one of those small plastic-molded, one-piece, cruise-ship type enclosed shower units and the HVAC controls were sometimes difficult to use because the words on the buttons had worn off. However, everything else about the room was very nice and a pleasant surprise, including the big comfortable bed and the large HD TV. The price was quite reasonable for downtown Philadelphia and we highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from George B, General Manager at The Independent Hotel
Responded Feb 12, 2020
thank you for your kind words and thanks for the heads up on the temp controls will have engineering fix. will share with staff, hope to see you soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Independent Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Independent Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (0.2 miles), Wanamaker Organ (0.3 miles), and Macy's Philadelphia (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Independent Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Independent Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Independent Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Independent Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Independent Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vedge, Vetri Cucina, and Butcher and Singer.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Independent Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Independent Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Philadelphia.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Independent Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Independent Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (1.7 miles), Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (0.7 miles), and Independence National Historical Park (0.8 miles).
Is The Independent Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.