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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room faced the main street and unfortunately were up due to the street noise outside. I think they are close/near a bar (?) so we heard a group having a jolly ol' time outside. In the morning we were awoken (if you can call it that since we were up all night) by the large crowd gathering at the...

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John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear waitingtoexhale, Thank you for your review, and we extremely apologize for any inconvenience due to the outside noise. I completely understand your frustration in this regard. I have shared your feedback with the appropriate department to assess the noise situation. In the meantime I’m Glad to hear that you enjoyed the hotel service and amenities. We appreciate your business...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Independent about 7 years ago and really enjoyed it. I happened to stay here in April 2017 and wanted to write another review. It is a great location right in Midtown. Walking distance to all the great sites, many restaurants and shopping all around. Super friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are equipped with small fridge and microwave...

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John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Dustin T, Thank You for taking the time to share your experience with us, Your feedback is essential in our effort to improve our service standards. I apologize for the clock radio and the WIFI situation. Your comments have been shared with the appropriate department so that they may be addressed. Please feel free to contact me directly and...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for 3 nights and were a family of 6. We booked 2 rooms....we had requested rooms next to each other or same floor but they put kids on 3rd floor and us on 5th....it was fine since our kids were older. Rooms were spacious and nice. seemed to be fairly updated. The Shower had double heads which...

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John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Marlo A, I’m sorry that we could not accommodate 2 rooms next to each other for you and your family. Knowing that our staff is always trying to go above and beyond to meet our guest expectation, this must was completely unavailable prior to your request. On the other hand, since you have brought good points to my attention,...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a night in this clean and comfortable hotel that is convenient to public transportation, restaurants, and city center attractions. The room was attractively furnished. The bathroom had a stall shower with a door (hurrah) and excellent toiletries and towels. There is no restaurant but breakfast (included in the price) can be ordered until l0 PM and offers a...

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John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Carol K, Thank you for the time you spent to share your feedback and to express your opinion regarding your stay here at the Independent hotel. Your detailed description of our hotel rooms, amenities, service and staff showing that you truly enjoyed everything about our hotel and we are so delighted knowing that we met your satisfaction and expectations....

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved staying here for a trip to visit family in Philadelphia. Our room was quiet, and well stocked. The parking garage across the street was convenient, and saved a lot of stress if you need to drive. Having Little Nonna's and Bud & Marilyn's restaurants on the block, was also a real plus. We enjoyed the complimentary ammenities, including...

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John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear KSD843, Thank You for the nice words and the pleasant feedback, we are here working hard to make every guest's stay so memorable, and such feedback is an amazing reward. I shared your review with our entire staff member and we all so greatly appreciate it. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to your...

Toms River, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most pleasant staff imaginable. Impressive from the first telephone call. Unloaded our bikes and parked indoor at LAZ Parking where the Hotel has a discount and voucher set-up. We felt like we were at a Country Inn, but of course we were Center City. Clean and comfortable. Wish we could have stayed longer. Cycled all over; Liberty Bell, Rocky...

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John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear rlynnworth1, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, we sincerely appreciate your feedback and for sharing your stay experience with other viewers. we are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Sincerely,

Bronx, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favorite hotel to stay at when I visit Philly on business but never again. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The parking arrangement is always a problem. I overlooked issues with this property several times because I loved the rooms but improvement needs to be made in service.

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John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Bitterhearts1989, Thank You for taking the time to share your experience with us, Your feedback is essential in our effort to improve our service standards. I apologize for the parking situation. your comments have been shared with the parking management company so that they may be addressed. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my...

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel made my trip worthwhile, I saw the city for what it actually was not just the touristy areas, staying here made me fall in love with the city. The people working here were so nice, helpful, cheery and fun to be around. The reception and the breakfast were my favorite parts followed closely by the modern feel and...

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John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Peteej09, 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.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the independent for one night and we loved it. Located right next to the historical center of Philly, within walking distance of the independence hall/Liberty bell. Parking is available within one block of the hotel ($23, guarded). Lobby is on the first floor (second in US) and staff is very helpful. They even have some complimentary wine and...

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John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear RikOss, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.We strive to do the best job we can and comments like yours are greatly appreciated. I've shared your comments with all of our staff and I know they are motivated by feedback like yours. Once again, thank you for your feedback and we hope that if you are...

Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Incredible value for such a beautiful hotel and wonderful location. Not too far to the historic district and the convention center. Beautiful room and pretty city views from the fifth floor. Free breakfast was simple but nice and the parking garage was efficient and safe. Exceptional service overall. There are nice restaurants close and Reading Terminal Market isn't far either.

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John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear Cindyannsmith, From a guest who is having 186 viewers on TripAdvisor, provide us with such feedback, it is something to be so proud of. we truly appreciate the time you spent to share your stay experience with us and other viewers. more importantly we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, loved our hotel district, service and...

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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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)
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Price Range: €157 - €322 (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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“Dont choose one facing the street”
waitingtoexhale, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Queen Loft was great for my 4 kids....spacious”
marloa947, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you want a quiet room, ask for one. We did and were very pleased!”
KSD843, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If noise troubles you, you could ask for an interior room.”
viageira, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Locust Street & Higher Floor”
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