This was our first trip to the States and The Independent was our first hotel of the holiday. What a fantastic start! The hotel is small but has great attention to detail. There is a welcoming reception area with comfortable seating and an open fire and the hotel staff were tremendous and made us feel valued as customers even though we were only staying for one night. The reception area boasts a fantastic mural by a local artist and really helps to bring philadelphia right into the hotel. The rooms were inviting and my teenagers daughters loved the toiletries, the wi-fi access and the i-pod docking station. We slept well in large comfortable beds and enjoyed a generous breakfast the next day sat in easy chairs in reception. The staff mentioned that they are thinking of serving guests their breakfast in their rooms but we loved the opportunity to chat with other guests, all of whom were from the US and gave us some great tips on what to see.
I would definately make areturn trip to this hotel and hope it manages to hang on to its friendly, boutique feel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Independent Hotel Philadelphia
- Independent Hotel Philadelphia
- Independent Boutique Hotel Philadelphia