My husband and I, our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter stayed in The Independent for two nights and were very pleased with our find. We had a great rate for our two rooms through Expedia ($135/night for king bed plus couch or two queens) that we thought couldn't be beaten elsewhere in the city. The staff were friendly and very helpful to us. At first I thought the location was a little dicey but our son (who had lived in Philly for a few years) assured it that it was nearly as good as it gets. It was very central and convenient. There is a parking lot half a block down the street with in and out privileges for hotel guests. We had a very quiet room, tucked into the back of the hotel but I could see that the rooms over the bar/restaurant on the ground floor might be noisy. I recommend that you ask for a quiet room if you need quiet. I used the business center and found it to be adequate. I would give the hotel top ratings except for a few minor quibbles: 1) The shower was very small and I didn't see any shower caps in the toiletries on the sink so it was hard to keep my hair dry. 2) The continental breakfast could/should have been better. It was all the kind of food that keeps infinitely long without refrigeration except for a few old-looking pieces of fruit.
- 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