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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were extremely pleased with our stay. There were small issues (trouble connecting to wifi, bathroom light didn't work properly) but the front desk staff were as helpful and nice as could be and quickly resolved the problems. Our room was clean and comfortable and the shower was excellent. The included breakfast was delivered to our room on time and...

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Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Irina 111, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am delighted to hear how pleased you were with your stay. We love being able to offer our guests so many complimentary amenities, and I am glad you were able to take advantage of them during your time with...

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is really a nice hotel - the rooms are clean and beautifully furnished (we loved the hardwood floor!) and the staff is very friendly and gives the place a nice atmosphere. We especially enjoyed the huge painting of the city hall tower in the lobby. Plus, its location is superb! Almost directly on Broad St. and most sights are...

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Dear JON216, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am so glad you were satisfied with how convenient our location is for sightseeing in Philly, our friendly staff, and our carefully detailed guest rooms. I am also pleased to hear you appreciated the 30 foot mural of Independence Hall...

White River Junction, Vermont
Reviewed October 3, 2013

The Independent Hotel was as elegant as I expected, the queen room was tastefully decorated and wonderfully spacious, the Inn in it self had great character. I loved checking in and getting a glass of Wine to help ease the day stresses. Lots of wonderful restaurants close by so once you park the car you don't have to move it...

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Dear Carmen A, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am glad to hear that you were satisfied with all aspects of the hotel, from your guest room to the wine and cheese reception. I am also glad that you were able to check out some of the great...

Pompano Beach, Florida
Reviewed September 29, 2013

My deluxe queen room on the top floor was even more elegant, charming and comfortable than I had expected with beautiful views of the city, quality furniture and lovely furnishings. Dan and Eric are great hosts, willing and able to help with anything you need. (Thanks especially, Dan, for the tip about the Pennsylvania Dutch breakfast at Reading Terminal Market....

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Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Jasmine_and_Pelicans, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It's fantastic that your stay with us stood out so much that it inspired you to write us such a thorough review, of which I am very appreciative. I am so glad that you were fully satisfied with your top-floor room,...

Gateshead
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights . The room was quite large but there wasn't a lot of natural light in it . The long narrow windows had blinds halfway down . When we pulled one up the view was of a broken window in the next building . The room could do with more light . It was quite...

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Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Pixie056, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am very pleased to hear that you found your room to be spacious, comfortable, and quiet. However, I am sorry to to hear that you did not find the room to have enough natural light in it. If you choose...

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Reviewed September 28, 2013

The Independent is a hotel with real character - old wooden floors and bare brick walls give the place a distinctive feel, but all of the modern amenities make it very comfortable. It's also very central - an easy walk to most of the city. They make an effort to be more than just a place to sleep - the...

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Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Mad-and-Irish, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It is absolutely wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your entire stay with us. I am glad you admired the charm of the building, and also that you enjoyed our guest amenities and Midtown Village location. We strive to do the...

Washington, DC
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Check in process was simple. Overall accommodations were as expected. Breakfast left at your door is very thoughtful. Only concern I had was my room was on the 2nd floor, street side, and it was kind of noisy for several hours. Otherwise, definitely recommend this hotel.

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Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear lawnboy246, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am glad to hear that your check-in process went smoothly, and also that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast delivered to your door. I am, however, sorry to hear that you had an issue with street noise during your stay. When...

Pittsburgh, PA
Reviewed September 23, 2013

The hotel was within walking distance of a lot of shops, restaurants, and attractions. The room was big and clean and the bed was comfortable. It got a bit noisy on the weekend, but not too bad. Parking was a pain, but that's to be expected. The best part of the stay was the staff who really seemed to remember...

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Dear fluffysellscars, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the personal attention our staff gives to each guest, and I am also glad that you found your guest room to be comfortable and spacious. I am, however, sorry to hear that you...

Concord, New Hampshire
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed for two nights hear. Lovely boutique place. The staff were super friendly, the rooms and bed comfortable and very clean. Get a free paper, free wireless, free basic breakfast and other nice touches. would stay here again as the location was good and the overall experience a pleasure. Makes a nice change from the big chains!!

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Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear DanHobs, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed all of our amenities, as well as our comfortable beds and friendly staff. We strive to do the best job we can and comments like yours are greatly appreciated. Once again, thank you for...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed September 19, 2013

My overall rating of my stay here was Very Good. The location is great for those who want to easy access to the many historical locations. The room were a little small, but clean and comfortable. The bathroom was spacious. The staff was very friendly and did all they could to make our stay enjoyable. There is some downtown street...

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Emily K, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear azlljones, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay. It is wonderful to know that we will be your first choice for accommodations when you return to Philadelphia. I agree with you about the convenience of our location to the historical attractions of Old City. Many guests are surprised to...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $149 - $317 (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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“If noise troubles you, you could ask for an interior room.”
 of 5 bubbles viageira, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Locust Street & Higher Floor”
 of 5 bubbles DJMAN5, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“away from the street side”
 of 5 bubbles gauss_law, Feb 9, 2017 | Read review
“We liked our room, did not expect a view as we were in the city.”
 of 5 bubbles Raine54, Jan 18, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are different … not cookie cutter … it's best to ask for YOUR preferred size”
 of 5 bubbles Stan056, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
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