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The Independent Hotel

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1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5612 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Fitness centre
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Unique beautiful rooms, perfect customer service. Great price value. They really went above and beyond to help our stay memorable. Would stay here every time we visit. Great location in center city too.More

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Response from Emma W, General Manager at The Independent HotelResponded July 17, 2018

Thanks so much for your review! It is always so wonderful to hear that one of our guests loves the hotel just as much as we do. We just finished a renovation recently so I am very glad to know that you enjoyed our ‘new...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018

As President at Equinoxe Pharma - Paris France I was in Philly to participate in the annual meeting of the US Society of Nuclear Medicine. My place of résidence was the Independent City Hotel ( Locurst Street ). Great Hotel, Great staff, Great location, excellent...More

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Response from Emma W, General Manager at The Independent HotelResponded June 27, 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback Dr. Cherrier! It is always so wonderful to hear that one of our guests loves the hotel just as much as we do. As you mentioned we are truly in a heart of everything which really allows our guests...More

Reviewed June 26, 2018

When we arrived and checked in on Thursday (actually we arrived very late, so it was early Friday morning around 4:30am), the front-desk staff member who checked us in was 1. incorrect: He stated repeatedly that the park-and-stay package we reserved does not include parking...More

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Response from Emma W, General Manager at The Independent HotelResponded June 27, 2018

Thank you very much for your feedback. Even though as General Manager reading this review was a bit difficult, I am truly grateful that you took the time to write it. Every review, good or bad, helps us better understand our strengths and weaknesses. It...More

Reviewed June 26, 2018

Only stayed one night - wish it was more. Lovely accommodating staff, huge room and bed, even nice products in the bathroom. Was offered a glass of wine while I waited for my room to be ready, which was a very nice touch. Fantastic location,...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Dirty, dirty, dirty. There was nothing even remotely good about this place. Long story short, it was filthy. The cleanliness was non existent from the elevator to the room. Hair on the bathroom floor, dust, debris etc etc- the entire experience was awful.More

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Response from Emma W, General Manager at The Independent HotelResponded June 21, 2018

Even though as the General Manager this review was difficult to read, I am truly grateful for the feedback. Every review, good or bad, helps us better understand our strengths and weaknesses. I'm extremely sorry you didn't have a good, let alone a great experience...More

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About
Description
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 ...More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Dry Cleaning
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Awards & Recognition
GreenPartner
Certificate of Excellence
GreenPartner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Business
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenPartner
Certificate of Excellence
GreenPartner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Business
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
24
Price range
US$157 - US$399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The Inn on Locust
Also Known As
The Independent Hotel Philadelphia
,
Independent Hotel Philadelphia
,
Independent Boutique Hotel Philadelphia
Location
United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Centre East
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenPartner
Certificate of Excellence
GreenPartner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Business
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
24
Price range
US$157 - US$399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The Inn on Locust
Also Known As
The Independent Hotel Philadelphia
,
Independent Hotel Philadelphia
,
Independent Boutique Hotel Philadelphia
Location
United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Centre East
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Carlo C
June 16, 2017|
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Response from Carol K | Reviewed this property |
I stayed there overnight in May and had no problem at all with noise from the street. It did not appear to be a busy street. I think there is a pub-style restaurant at the corner of the building but there wasn't noise from... More
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jihebron
April 25, 2017|
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Response from John B | Property representative |
Our Lobby is Located on the second floor and unfortunately the elevator is the only access to get to the lobby area. You can use the side steps, it's for exit only, However to come in you will have to call the desk first... More
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Laura Jo L
November 10, 2016|
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"Lobby entrance is on 2d floor. Not good for someone with phobia about elevators."
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"Try get an off street room"
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"The King Suite had great views and very little noise, and was so cozy!"
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"Look at another hotel."
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