Sonder The Arco

1234 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States (USA) near Exit 340b on I-76 (~4.4mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
3.0 Star Property
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Very Good

Based on 375 guest reviews

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  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 24 rooms in hotel
  • 5 floors in property
  • 2 suites in property
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • Has environment-friendly policy
  • Group booking rating of 8.5/10

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Local Attractions

Convention Center, Historic District, Museums, and Area Restaurants

Verified Reviews of Sonder The Arco

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Easy and Secure Access; Clean; Friendly, Helpful Staff"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The staff is pleasant and accommodating, the rooms are clean, comfortable and bright and the ample breakfast is brought to your room. I have happily stayed here before and find it even better. This hotel is a very good value and an easy walk to great restaurants in Center City.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Feb-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Feb 02 to Mon Feb 03 2020 at a $115.59 average nightly rate.
"Nice Independent Hotel in Philly City Center"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Nice hotel managed by a young staff. Despite their age, they were extremely competent and very friendly and nice.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
17-Dec-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Dec 13 to Sun Dec 15 2019 at a $447.57 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 375 guest reviews

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.

Green Sustainability

Yes we Do

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 Don't 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
48 hours prior to 3:00pm check-in
Nightly Parking: $23
Total Taxes: 15.50%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Porterage Fee: 4.00 Per Item
Additional Person Fee: 20.00 Per Night
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

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • 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
  • Express Check-Out
  • 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
  • Laundry valet service
  • Mini bar
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Philadelphia International Airport-8 miles

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Free Room serviced Breakfast

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Previously known as:
The Independent, The Independent Hotel

FAQs about Sonder The Arco

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00am based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Sonder The Arco have?

There are 24 rooms in the property.

What kind of breakfast is at Sonder The Arco?

Free Room serviced Breakfast

Can I get a AAA rate at Sonder The Arco?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Sonder The Arco?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

Is there a gym at Sonder The Arco?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there room service at Sonder The Arco?

Yes. Room service is average. The majority of guests found the room service acceptable.

Is there shopping nearby?

Yes. Great shopping. All guests liked the proximity to shopping.

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. Free Wifi. Slow WIFI. Average wifi quality. Approx. half of guests thought the wifi quality was ok.

Are there rooms with kitchenettes?

Yes. Good kitchenette. The majority of guests found the kitchenette to be good.


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