The Independent

1234 Locust StreetPhiladelphia19103USA
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About The Independent

The Independent Hotel offers 3-star accommodations in Midtown Village, close to historic sites as well as shops, art galleries and restaurants. The hotel has 24 guestrooms, each with unique touches and architecture like exposed brick walls and cathedral ceilings.

Each guestroom or suite offers a refrigerator, microwave, and flat screen TV. Free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast are also available to guests.

The Independent Hotel has a complimentary print and fax center on-site. Guests have free access to 12TH Street Gym, located around the corner from the hotel.

Guests can enjoy lunch or dinner at Little Nonna’s, a casual Italian on-site restaurant. Meals are served family-style, with indoor and outdoor seating available.

Located in Center City Philadelphia, Reading Terminal Market is half a mile away from the hotel. The Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall are both 0.8 miles away. The Ben Franklin National Memorial is 1.1 miles away.


1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103, USA
Telephone: +1(215)7721440 | Fax: +1(215)7721022 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Friendly staff

The staff members at The Independent go the extra mile to welcome you through their doors. You'll receive fast, efficient service from a team who will happily go out of their way to assist you. If you need directions to historic sites or restaurant recommendations, don't hesitate to ask.

Sophisticated and unique

If you're looking to get the quintessential Philly experience, look no further. This boutique hotel is romantic and unique. Look around the lobby for artwork by local artists. Talk to the staff who are proud to be locals, and happy to share their city with you. This hotel has character and charm, especially as a smaller hotel.

Clean, well-appointed rooms

Housekeeping does an excellent job of keeping rooms tidy and fresh. You can relax and breathe easy no matter what room you stay in, because the hotel pays attention to cleanliness everywhere you look.

Negative Reviews

Not a luxury experience

This hotel serves its purpose by providing clean, efficient accommodations with a few added perks. However, if you're a luxury traveler seeking spa treatments and swimming pools, this hotel isn't for you. It's simple, chic and efficient, but not a luxury resort.

Can get a bit noisy

How much noise you hear simply depends on the location of your loft or apartment. Those closest to the reception area seem to be affected the most. If you prefer a quiet room, simply contact the hotel to request one.

Some maintenance is needed

Guests who have stayed here commented that rooms needed occasional maintenance. Issues with windows and blinds not working properly, malfunctioning showerheads, and similar complaints have been issued. However, staff is quick to remedy most issues.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1663 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
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    8.4 /10
8.5 out of 10 based on 1663 reviews