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The Independent Hotel
Ranked #39 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed there for an extended weekend in August as did several other friends who came in from out of town for a family wedding. The staff was extremely accommodating and helpful. The location is great. The hotel is really a lovely boutique hotel. The rooms were very attractive and the lobby, though on the small side, did have some seating area with a tv and coffee/tea available 24/7. There is a computer and a tv there as well (and free wi fi through the hotel)
The continental breakfast was fine- more a convenience for a light breakfast which is delivered to your room to either eat in the room or you can order it to go. The bathroom was quite spacious and nicely updated. The lot is 1/2 block away further down locust. We were on the 2nd floor and we did hear street noise- nothing horrible but we noticed they do provide ear plugs on the night tables..
All in all it was a very good choice- location, amenities, and very attentive service.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Daniel V, Front Desk Supervisor at The Independent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2014

Dear moiinnj,

Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay.

I am delighted to hear that you had an standout experience during your group block accommodations. I believe our property has such a unique charm that it makes for the perfect family wedding stay, and I know our staff enjoyed meeting and assisting everyone in your party. I hope you will keep us in mind for any future trips to Philadelphia.

Sincerely,
Dan Vetrano
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

The room was decent but the best location was better. 15 minute walk to the historical district plus the hotel was located near many restaurants. The staff was very welcoming and were willing to help. The only thing that was a downside was the breakfast. I'd suggest bringing something or eating out.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Daniel V, Front Desk Supervisor at The Independent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

Dear Kathryn P,

Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay.

I totally agree with you that our location can't be beat. Just a simple walk from Rittenhouse Square, Old City, and most other can't-miss attractions in Philly, it makes for the perfect starting point for a sight-seeing tour. I'm also glad that you found our staff to be friendly and efficient, and I hope that you will come back to see us again very soon!

Sincerely,
Dan Vetrano
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Great hotel in superb location. Rooms are spacious with a giant king size bed, two-headed shower and little kitchenette area. The staff are helpful and friendly. The only negative is it is a bit noisy with car horns but earplugs are provided. Definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Tuw
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Daniel V, Front Desk Supervisor at The Independent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

Dear Tuw,

Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay.

I'm so glad you enjoyed all the aspects of your King Deluxe room, and also that you found our staff to be helpful in assisting you during your stay. The next time you come back to Philly, feel free to call us ahead of time and we will be happy to assign you to one of our quieter rooms. Happy travels!

Sincerely,
Dan Vetrano
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Unusual boutique hotel. The lobby is on the second floor, but the elevator is only for the hotel so it wasn't an issue. Rooms are of varying size and shapes, so ask for larger room or corner room. Breakfast was sparse, but had healthy options. There was a Bar below our window, but it was not loud and did not bother us. Overall, it was a quiet, clean hotel with large rooms and a great location.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Melodie M
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Daniel V, Front Desk Supervisor at The Independent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

Dear Melodie M,

Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay.

I agree with you that our hotel is 'unusual' in that the rooms are all different, each with their own charm and character. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at our property, and that you found your guest room to be clean and quiet. Hope to see you again soon!

Regards,
Dan Vetrano
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

was in town for a business meeting and spent a couple of days seeing the city. great location. great feel. would highly recommend to anyone. proximity to the city highlights and dining is outstanding.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
Thank kl b
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Daniel V, Front Desk Supervisor at The Independent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Dear kl b,

Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay.

It's great to hear that you had a relaxing stay with us during your business trip to Philadelphia. I agree that our neighborhood can't be beat in terms of dining options and tourist attractions, and I'm glad you had time during your visit to do a bit of exploring. Be sure to come visit us again soon!

Sincerely,
Dan Vetrano
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Very nice small hotel. Rooms were big and nicely decorated. Calm location. Breakfast is given in the room but not very good (there is an excellent breakfast place just 2 min from the hotel called "The Green Egg"). Very nice hotel (just minus point for the breakfast). We would come again!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Daniel V, Front Desk Supervisor at The Independent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Dear Charline H,

Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay.

I am very pleased to hear that we exceeded your standards in terms of service, location, and guest rooms. However, I am sorry to hear that you weren't pleased with our complimentary breakfast, but I'm glad you found Green Eggs which is one of Philly's best breakfast spots. We hope to see you on your next trip to Philly.

Sincerely,
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We visited here in June 2014. We found it to be clean, quiet and the staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. It is ideally positioned to explore the history of the city on foot and there are plenty of good bars and restaurants nearby.
Good access to and from the airport
The simple but complimentary breakfast was a great bonus.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 2nd floor it was quiet and had easy access.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Daniel V, Front Desk Supervisor at The Independent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Dear GORDONPM,

Thank you for choosing The Independent on your recent visit and for commenting on your recent stay.

It's wonderful to hear that you were thoroughly impressed with all aspects of your stay, from the stellar service of our front desk staff to our ideal location in the heart of the charming Midtown Village. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Philadelphia!

Sincerely,
Dan Vetrano
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Additional Information about The Independent Hotel

Address: 1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5612 (Formerly The Inn on Locust)
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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: £108 - £315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Independent Hotel 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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