Having missed a flight and coming in late at night was certainly not too fun. I had hoped to enjoy the location more as I was scheduled to be there half a day earlier. Unlike many of the guests I was not greeted with wine and cheese, I did have to ask for water in fact. In any event as I was leaving by noon it was no big issue. The rooms are comfortable, nicely done, clean BUT NOT "brand spanking new" which is kind of more along the lines of what I expected as per reviews. It was a very superb boutique hotel and the rooms are more in line with a boutique than some of the raves on here. For the seasoned traveller the difference between a great hote and great boutique hotel all has to do with how they are decorated. A great 5 star looks contemporary or contemporary for the region (European/Asian/American) and everything looks brand new or close to it. For a great boutique you have a theme and the rooms reflect the theme, this is one such case. You do not feel so much like you are in a brand new place, but more a PA B&B with high end finishings. Breakfast is included and delivered to the room, what a touch!They got it right all in all!
- 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