$113 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 14, 2014

The Independent Hotel

3 stars
1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
26 reviews
Fell in love

I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of this hotel. The room was spacious, very clean,... See full review

  • Meg Gall
  • Jan 13, 2014
Exceptional service

If you're looking for a hotel in Philly's "gayborhood", this is the place to stay! The staff is... See full review

  • BCinAP
  • Nov 3, 2013
Historic Philadelphia hotel with free Wi-Fi
Standing in Philadelphia's Midtown Village and the performing arts district, the Independent Hotel provides guests with a world of comfort, personality, and style. An impressive lobby greets guests with a glittering crystal chandelier and 30-foot hand-painted mural. Elegance and sophistication are the defining elements found in the spacious rooms. The Independent Hotel décor invites guests to relax and unwind, while the surrounding area beckons with numerous dining options, entertainment and retail venues to enjoy.
3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Located in downtown Philadelphia in the heart of Midtown Village and the performing arts district
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Full-service business center with computers, printer, scanner, fax machine; meeting area; and free Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel
Independent Hotel rooms
The room interiors of the Independent Hotel reflect its exterior architectural style that is reminiscent of historical Philadelphia and the colors give them a distinct personality and inviting warmth. The bathrooms are equally stylish and decorated with tin ceiling tiles. Many rooms at the Independent Hotel come with fireplaces, while others feature cathedral ceilings, exposed brick walls, French windows and loft bedrooms. Kitchenettes have microwaves and refrigerators. Hardwood floors are decorated with area rugs made from New Zealand wool.
Things to Do:
  • Academy of Music (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Avenue of the Arts (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Convention Center (1 mi/1.6 km)

Hotel Map

39.9479 -75.1618
Area served
Philadelphia’s Midtown Village
Nearby airports
Philadelphia International Airport, (PHL), 2.00, KM, E;
Area description
Airport, Airport

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Amenities

Activities
Exercise gym
Services
Security
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Hairdryer in room

Nearby points of interest

  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.5 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Libery Bell Center: 0.6 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.7 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.7 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.7 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.8 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.8 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.8 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.9 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.9 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.5 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Libery Bell Center: 0.6 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.7 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.7 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.7 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.8 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.8 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.8 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.9 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.9 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 1 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 1 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 1.2 mi
  • The Palestra: 1.5 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1.5 mi
  • Penn Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1.6 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 1.6 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 2.2 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 2.6 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 2.9 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.3 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.3 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 3.3 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.3 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 4.4 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10.5 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,457.2 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,715.6 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (26)

Ratings and reviews for The Independent Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Independent Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York, NY
Sep 8, 2009

My fav new hotel in Philly!

This hotel was a really pleasant surprise. I had read some great reviews here and even then, it exceeded my expectations. The Independent is in a great location - close to restaurants, nightlife and shopping. The entrance is interesting - you walk through the door and have to take an elevator up to lobby. The good thing is after 10pm, you need a key to get into the entrance. The staff at the front desk were great - really friendly and helpful. They also have these wine and cheese receptions in the lobby for those who are interested. The rooms were amazing - spacious, modern, clean. Great bathrooms, with a double shower head, lots of towels and also spacious. I've been telling all my friends about it. Highly recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Independent Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Meg Gall
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 13, 2014

Fell in love

I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of this hotel. The room was spacious, very clean, and felt like someone's really cool apartment instead of a cold hotel. I was only upset that I was only staying for one night. Will definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Independent Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BCinAP
New Jersey, USA
Nov 3, 2013

Exceptional service

If you're looking for a hotel in Philly's "gayborhood", this is the place to stay! The staff is ultra friendly, the rooms and clean and comfy. They serve breakfast to your room at no charge, Free wine and cheese. So well located - near all the gay bars and restaurants. While the hotel is small and you need to take an elevator to get to the lobby, the perks that come with the room more than make up for this.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Independent Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RehabDoc
Richmond, VA, USA
Dec 20, 2011

Wonderful experience!!

I really had a wonderful experience! The hotel has a cool vibe with wooden floors, lofted ceilings and dark wooden furniture. The rooms and bathrooms were HUGE and VERY clean! I have paid much more for other hotels in Philly and have gotten much less. The location is great (just two blocks from Broad St). And you get free access to the 12th Street Gym!! NOT just a lame hotel fitness center...but a complete gym!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk around Broad St!! Shopping! Eating! All great!!

Review of The Independent Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York, NY
Sep 8, 2009

My fav new hotel in Philly!

This hotel was a really pleasant surprise. I had read some great reviews here and even then, it exceeded my expectations. The Independent is in a great location - close to restaurants, nightlife and shopping. The entrance is interesting - you walk through the door and have to take an elevator up to lobby. The good thing is after 10pm, you need a key to get into the entrance. The staff at the front desk were great - really friendly and helpful. They also have these wine and cheese receptions in the lobby for those who are interested. The rooms were amazing - spacious, modern, clean. Great bathrooms, with a double shower head, lots of towels and also spacious. I've been telling all my friends about it. Highly recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Independent Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bradrn
Portland, maine
Mar 25, 2013

Great hip spot in the middle of it all?

Vibrant clean and bright! Great spot with super helpful staff! We were here for a weekend and this was a great launchpad for fun in Philadelphia! Streetside rooms were a bit loud when the bars let out but otherwise a great spot!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try green eggs, vedge, and Garcia trading for food!!!!

Review of The Independent Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mikemuch1
new york city
Sep 17, 2012

Large room in perfect location

A grand old building nicely renovated in the heart of Philly's nightlife area. Our double queen room was plenty big enough for 2 couples, and tastefully furnished. Huge bathroom. No dining room, though, so they bring packaged breakfast foods.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of The Independent Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
togo500
Hamburg, Germany
Jun 11, 2011

Nice Hotel

In a beautiful area! The rooms are big, the people very friendly! The fridge in the room and the AC are too loud! Nice to have free breakfast delivered to your room, better if there was a table to have it... I would return to this place on my next trip to Philly!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Independent Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Shreveport, LA
May 27, 2010

Great Hotel

staff very friendly and helpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Independent Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sleighruss
San Francisco, CA
Feb 7, 2011

Great boutique hotel

My partner and I have stayed here twice for business in the Philadelphia area. This place offers a good rate, great location (walk everywhere) and very nice rooms. Breakfast could use some work.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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