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“Coulnd't ask for anything more!”
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The Independent
Ranked #35 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
tpmcloone
2 reviews
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“Coulnd't ask for anything more!”
Reviewed September 3, 2008

We stayed at The Independent while attending a wedding in Center City Philadelphia. As a gay couple it was a pleasure to stay in a gay-friendly hotel located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. The Independent provided a warm and cozy environment that simply can't be matched by other high rise chain hotels available in the city. We were first greeted by a 15.00 parking rate for 24 hours in the parking lot adjacent to the hotel which is unheard of in the city. The lobby was breathtaking with a very formal living area complete with large windows and a beautiful mural of Independence hall. The room which we stayed in had everything from tasteful, modern decor to technology you might not ordinarily find in a small boutique hotel. The bathroom was complete with plenty of fresh towels as well as a host of fine toiletry products. As if this wasn't enough, the next day a delicious and complementary lite-fare breakfast was available in the lobby complete with bagels, danish, coffee, cereal and coffee. We couldn't have asked for more and it was tough to leave the next day! Simply fabulous!!!

  • Liked — Room, breakfast, decor
  • Disliked — No bathtub
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Independent
Address: 1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5612 (Formerly The Inn on Locust)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#13 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Independent 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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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Independent Hotel Philadelphia
Independent Boutique Hotel Philadelphia

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