We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Independent

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Independent
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

883 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 822: English reviews
Start your review of The Independent
 Click to rate
Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank cindyannsmith
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...

Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Are you kidding? 5 hours. That's what we drove to come to this "boutique hotel." Here's a pro tip: don't say you're a boutique hotel. If you have to say you're one, you're not. And you're not We pulled up. No doorman. Pullman. Porter. Nobody. Wife went up to register. Three of us driving down had bags. Not Titanic quantity...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank eustist
Ironbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are many positives about this hotel but also a number of significant negatives. It is looking a bit tired in places but unfortunately its major issues are: noise penetration from slamming doors; music from restaurant kitchen below; lack of view from rooms to the inner side; cheap snack breakfast; no suitable chairs and table in room to eat the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank pelham_11
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear pelham_11, Thank You for taking the time to share your hotel experience with other viewers. on the other hand I would like to express my sincere apologize to you, that we were unable to fully meet your expectations. I have shared your input with the appropriate departments so that they may be addressed. It is an unfortunate that we...

Scranton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here some years ago and loved it, so when planning a weekend in Philly I did not look elsewhere. The Independent is charming and unique. The hotel begins on the second floor. It is very well located, and parking at EZ park is a block away. Staff is both friendly and efficient. A continental breakfast is delivered to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank viageira
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear viageira, I’m so delighted to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to meet your expectations and satisfactory for the second time you stayed with us. We are so honored to have you as a value guest and to serve you. The staff was so pleased hearing about your review and we...

pennsylvannia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attended a training class at Jefferson Pharmacy school @ Locust and 10th so decided to give The Independant a try.. What a fabulous place !! Perfect for me less than a 10 minute walk to my class. Outstanding location.. Highly recommend!! Everybody was so friendly and helpful. Parking 1/2 block away .. extremely convenient!!! We felt like we had...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tankinibeach
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Dear tankinibeach, Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Philadelphia. We strive to exceed our guest expectations by providing the right room, the right technology and the right service to make every stay relaxing, enjoyable and filled with positive experiences....

Waterford, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

 Report
Helpful?
Thank David F
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lovin-Hotel-Livin
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Abington, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank DJMAN5
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Galax, Virginia
Reviewed 13 February 2017

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Gary B
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

Willimantic, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 February 2017

 Report
Helpful?
Thank gauss_law
John B, General Manager at The Independent, responded to this review

360 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (178)
Viewed
Bathroom (29)
Viewed
Room/Suite (62)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (28)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Other (53)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (168)
Viewed
Double Queen Room (28)
Viewed
King Deluxe Room (30)
Viewed
Loft (43)
Viewed
Queen Deluxe Room (30)
Viewed
The Hotel (37)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Philadelphia hotels
City Center East
Alexander Inn
Alexander Inn
#8 of 85 in Philadelphia
1,291 reviews
City Center West
Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel
City Center East
Morris House Hotel
Morris House Hotel
#10 of 85 in Philadelphia
549 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
City Center West
The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square
Penn's View Hotel
#11 of 85 in Philadelphia
752 reviews
The Windsor Suites
#6 of 85 in Philadelphia
1,258 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
GreenPartner Learn More
Show More
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Independent staff and other travellers.
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from The Independent staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“If noise troubles you, you could ask for an interior room.”
 of 5 bubbles viageira, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Locust Street & Higher Floor”
 of 5 bubbles DJMAN5, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“away from the street side”
 of 5 bubbles gauss_law, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We liked our room, did not expect a view as we were in the city.”
 of 5 bubbles Raine54, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are different … not cookie cutter … it's best to ask for YOUR preferred size”
 of 5 bubbles Stan056, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5