THE INDEPENDENT

1234 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States (USA)
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3.0 Star Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia County
39.94789-75.16208
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4.5/ 5

Based on 749 guest reviews

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  • 24 rooms in hotel
  • 5 floors in property
  • Check-out time: 11:00am
  • Group booking rating of 9.3/10

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Local Attractions

Convention Center, Historic District, Museums, and Area Restaurants

Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 586 verified reviews

88
Excellent

Excellent boutique hotel. Stylish Hotel. Wonderful sightseeing. Friendly atmosphere. Popular among couples.

“This boutique hotel was a hidden gem” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated”

Great Overall Ranking Top 20% in city
Excellent Boutique Hotel Top 5% in city
Excellent Budget Hotel Top 6% in city
Best Design In City
Cleanest In City

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Hotel staff was extremely accommodating”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Bathroom also roomy” “Large kitchen”

  • Noisy

    “Noisy air-condition” “Noisy place to stay”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean towels” “Rooms were big and clean”

Review highlights

Service

93/100
252 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating”

Location

90/100
174 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping. Decent, but expensive, parking.

“Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat” “Great restaurants and bars”

WiFi

88/100
18 reviews

Fast and cheap WiFi.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Good for computer use” “Free wifi”

Cleanliness

86/100
60 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Rooms are clean, but bathrooms are only so-so.

“Clean towels” “Clean property” “Rooms were big and clean”

Wellness

86/100
4 reviews

Great wellness & sports facilities.

“Free gym pass” “Health club around the corner”

Vibe

81/100
64 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel. Stylish Hotel. Friendly atmosphere. Unpleasant entrance area. Nice boutique hotel. Fine for a budget trip. Good choice for a city trip.

“Modern amenities” “Comfortable lobby” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated”

Room

76/100
250 reviews

Spacious, tidy rooms with great beds, but A/C is not great. Decently-clean rooms with spacious bathrooms. Relatively new rooms. Great kitchenettes and minibars.

“Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated” “Air conditioning worked great”

Breakfast

68/100
88 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Complimentary breakfast was great” “Breakfast included” “Free basic breakfast at room”

Ranked top 16% by couples, with a score of 90

Good to know

  • Beautiful architecture

    “Stylish decor” “Beautiful decor”

  • Good wines

    “Complementary wine hour” “Complimentary wine and cheese”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean property” “Clean hotel”

  • Stylish Hotel

    “Beautiful decor” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated”

Review highlights

Service

93/100
70 reviews

Service is professional and friendly.

“Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating”

Location

90/100
63 reviews

Great location, near nice bars and restaurants. Located near to public transport and parking is OK.

“Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat” “Great restaurants and bars”

Vibe

85/100
24 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel. Stylish Hotel. Friendly atmosphere.

“Modern amenities” “Comfortable lobby” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated”

WiFi

83/100
5 reviews

Good internet service.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Good for computer use” “Free wifi”

Room

78/100
82 reviews

Big, brand-new, and spotless rooms with awesome beds. Rooms are badly-maintained with mediocre bathrooms.

“Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated” “Air conditioning worked great”

Comfort

74/100
46 reviews

Spacious rooms, comfortable and with great beds, but too noisy.

“Air conditioning worked great” “Bathroom also roomy” “Great beds”

Breakfast

66/100
31 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Light breakfast” “Breakfast was also included” “Free basic breakfast at room”

Ranked top 42% by business travelers, with a score of 85

Good to know

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean towels” “Rooms were big and clean”

  • Comfortable beds

    “Topped beds” “Great beds”

  • Quite clean

    “Clean towels” “Clean property”

  • Great room

    “Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated”

Review highlights

Location

90/100
14 reviews

Great location.

“Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat” “Great restaurants and bars”

Value

90/100
5 reviews

Best value for money.

“Fantastic bargain” “Complementary wine hour” “Reasonable fee for center city”

Service

88/100
16 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating”

Room

72/100
17 reviews

Clean, large rooms with awesome beds and acceptable bathrooms.

“Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated” “Air conditioning worked great”

Breakfast

66/100
4 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Light breakfast” “Included breakfast” “Free basic breakfast at room”

Ranked top 32% by solo travelers, with a score of 87

Good to know

  • Professional service

    “Knowledgeable staff” “Staff went above and beyond”

  • Noisy

    “Noisy air-condition” “Noisy place to stay”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Bathroom also roomy” “Large kitchen”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy”

Review highlights

Value

91/100
8 reviews

Best value for money.

“Fantastic bargain” “Complementary wine hour” “Reasonable fee for center city”

Location

90/100
16 reviews

Great location.

“Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat” “Great restaurants and bars”

Service

88/100
30 reviews

Service is professional and friendly.

“Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating”

Vibe

82/100
7 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Modern amenities” “Comfortable lobby” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated”

Room

74/100
21 reviews

Spacious rooms with standard bathrooms.

“Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated” “Air conditioning worked great”

Comfort

72/100
16 reviews

Very comfortable and large, if noisy, rooms.

“Air conditioning worked great” “Bathroom also roomy” “Great beds”

Breakfast

69/100
11 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Limited breakfast options” “Included breakfast” “Free basic breakfast at room”

Ranked top 52% by families, with a score of 89

Good to know

  • Awesome vibe

    “Modern amenities” “Comfortable lobby”

  • Friendly service

    “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Hotel staff was extremely accommodating”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy”

  • Great location

    “Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat”

Review highlights

Service

94/100
13 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating”

Location

89/100
8 reviews

Great location.

“Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat” “Great restaurants and bars”

Vibe

78/100
4 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Modern amenities” “Comfortable lobby” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated”

Room

76/100
13 reviews

Great room.

“Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated” “Air conditioning worked great”

Good to know

  • Noisy

    “Noisy air-condition” “Noisy place to stay”

  • Great reception

    “Friendly welcome” “Front desk went out of her way”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Bathroom also roomy” “Large kitchen”

  • Friendly service

    “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Hotel staff was extremely accommodating”

Review highlights

Service

94/100
6 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

“Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating”

Location

85/100
5 reviews

Great location.

“Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat” “Great restaurants and bars”

Room

76/100
8 reviews

Spacious rooms.

“Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated” “Air conditioning worked great”

Comfort

71/100
7 reviews

Very comfortable and large, if noisy, rooms.

“Air conditioning worked great” “Bathroom also roomy” “Great beds”

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Hotel staff was extremely accommodating”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Bathroom also roomy” “Large kitchen”

  • Noisy

    “Noisy air-condition” “Noisy place to stay”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean towels” “Rooms were big and clean”

Review highlights

Location

94/100
154 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping. Average parking.

“Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat” “Great restaurants and bars”

Value

93/100
56 reviews

Best value for money. Breakfast, bar and restaurant prices are cheap. Free internet.

“Fantastic bargain” “Complementary wine hour” “Reasonable fee for center city”

Service

92/100
223 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating”

WiFi

87/100
15 reviews

Fast and cheap WiFi.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Good for computer use” “Free wifi”

Wellness

86/100
4 reviews

Great wellness & sports facilities.

“Free gym pass” “Health club around the corner”

Room

75/100
213 reviews

Tidy, relatively new rooms, with great beds. Large, so-so bathroom. Big rooms with excellent minibars and great kitchenettes. Substandard A/C and furniture.

“Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated” “Air conditioning worked great”

Breakfast

72/100
70 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Complimentary breakfast was great” “Breakfast basket was great” “Proper breakfast”

Ranked top 20% by couples, with a score of 90

Good to know

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “Make our stay really enjoyable” “Alot of charm”

  • Beautiful architecture

    “Stylish decor” “Beautiful decor”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean property” “Clean hotel”

  • Stylish Hotel

    “Beautiful decor” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated”

Review highlights

Service

92/100
62 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating”

Value

90/100
12 reviews

Best value for money.

“Fantastic bargain” “Complementary wine hour” “Reasonable fee for center city”

Location

89/100
54 reviews

Great location, near nice bars and restaurants. Average parking.

“Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat” “Great restaurants and bars”

Vibe

84/100
19 reviews

Awesome vibe. Stylish Hotel. Friendly atmosphere.

“Modern amenities” “Comfortable lobby” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated”

Room

78/100
62 reviews

Large, clean rooms with excellent beds. Rooms are badly-maintained with mediocre bathrooms.

“Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated” “Air conditioning worked great”

Comfort

73/100
30 reviews

Spacious rooms, comfortable and with great beds, but too noisy.

“Air conditioning worked great” “Bathroom also roomy” “Great beds”

Breakfast

68/100
23 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Complimentary breakfast was great” “Complimentary breakfast” “Free basic breakfast at room”

Ranked top 35% by business travelers, with a score of 85

Good to know

  • Comfortable beds

    “Topped beds” “Great beds”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean towels” “Rooms were big and clean”

  • Best value for money

    “Fantastic bargain” “Complementary wine hour”

  • Great room

    “Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated”

Review highlights

Location

92/100
12 reviews

Great location.

“Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat” “Great restaurants and bars”

Service

91/100
15 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating”

Value

90/100
5 reviews

Best value for money.

“Fantastic bargain” “Complementary wine hour” “Reasonable fee for center city”

Room

72/100
16 reviews

Clean, large rooms with awesome beds and acceptable bathrooms.

“Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated” “Air conditioning worked great”

Breakfast

66/100
4 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Breakfast basket was great” “Complimentary breakfast” “Free basic breakfast at room”

Ranked top 29% by solo travelers, with a score of 87

Good to know

  • Best value for money

    “Fantastic bargain” “Complementary wine hour”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Complimentary breakfast was great” “Breakfast basket was great”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Bathroom also roomy” “Large kitchen”

  • Noisy

    “Noisy air-condition” “Noisy place to stay”

Review highlights

Location

91/100
13 reviews

Great location.

“Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat” “Great restaurants and bars”

Value

91/100
8 reviews

Best value for money.

“Fantastic bargain” “Complementary wine hour” “Reasonable fee for center city”

Service

88/100
21 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating”

Room

74/100
19 reviews

Spacious rooms with standard bathrooms.

“Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated” “Air conditioning worked great”

Comfort

74/100
12 reviews

Very comfortable and large, if noisy, rooms.

“Air conditioning worked great” “Bathroom also roomy” “Great beds”

Breakfast

70/100
10 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Poor breakfast” “Included breakfast” “Free basic breakfast at room”

Amenities

63/100
7 reviews

Average hotel building.

“Stylish decor” “Quiet floor” “Clean property”

Ranked top 27% by families, with a score of 94

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Hotel staff was extremely accommodating”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy”

  • Great location

    “Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat”

  • Great room

    “Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated”

Review highlights

Service

94/100
11 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating”

Location

92/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat” “Great restaurants and bars”

Vibe

78/100
4 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Modern amenities” “Comfortable lobby” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated”

Room

77/100
11 reviews

Great room.

“Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated” “Air conditioning worked great”

Good to know

  • Spacious rooms

    “Bathroom also roomy” “Large kitchen”

Review highlights

Room

80/100
8 reviews

Spacious rooms.

“Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated” “Air conditioning worked great”

Comfort

80/100
6 reviews

Large, comfortable rooms.

“Air conditioning worked great” “Bathroom also roomy” “Great beds”

Good to know

  • Spacious rooms

    “Bathroom also roomy” “Large kitchen”

Review highlights

Service

94/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff was fabulous” “Staff who were attentive and happy” “Front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating”

Location

90/100
3 reviews

Great location.

“Lovely area of town” “Great places to eat” “Great restaurants and bars”

Value

84/100
3 reviews

Best value for money.

“Fantastic bargain” “Complementary wine hour” “Reasonable fee for center city”

Room

77/100
9 reviews

Spacious rooms.

“Great coffee machine” “Rooms which are comfortable and tastefully decorated” “Air conditioning worked great”

Comfort

77/100
9 reviews

Large, comfortable rooms.

“Air conditioning worked great” “Bathroom also roomy” “Great beds”

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Customer Reviews of The Independent

4.5 out of 5. Based on 749 guest reviews , Very Good

Property Description

The Independent is 24 room boutique hotels located just 5 blocks from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and 1 block to Philadelphia's World Class Performing Arts, Avenue of the Arts. The Independent is where you want to be! Step into a cozy Philadelphia abode firt with the finest custom details and amenties. Amenities include daily complimentary light fare breakfast, complimentary evening wine reception (Monday-Thursday), 32" LCD HD TV, Complimentary WiFi, minibar and microwave oven in each room, as well as iPod Docking stations.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00pm
Check Out: 11:00am
Year of Last Renovation: 2008
Floors: 5
Rooms: 24
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 24
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 2
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours prior to 3:00pm check-in
Nightly Parking: $15
Total Taxes: 15.20%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Porterage Fee: 4.00 Per Item
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (complimentary)
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (complimentary)
Morning Break Cost: 0.00 Per Person (complimentary)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Philadelphia International Airport-8 miles

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
Previously known as:
The Independent Hotel

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