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"Like you're staying with friends" -- Fodor's

The Independent Hotel

Center City East, Philadelphia
  • Intimate boutique property near city center
  • Continental breakfast is served in bed every morning
  • A half block from Philadelphia’s restaurant row
  • Complimentary evening wine & cheese reception

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1234 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
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With 24 boutique rooms in the heart of Philadelphia, The Independent has won praise from The Washington Post for its ambiance and service that is polished, "without treading on its guests’ personal space."

The hotel is set in the lively Midtown Village neighborhood, with historic attractions such as the Liberty Bell Center and National Constitution Center within a 20-minute walk away. The Philadelphia Zoo and Academy of Music are also nearby.

The rooms in the Georgian building have original features, including exposed brick walls, original tin ceilings, hardwood floors and the occasional fireplace. Wi-Fi is included, as is the personalized breakfast basket delivered to your room each morning – at your preferred time. The overall impression "makes you feel like you’re staying with friends," says Fodor's.

A complimentary evening wine and cheese reception is held Monday-Thursday in the four-story lobby atrium, where free coffee and tea is served all day. There is no fitness center on site, but guests have free access to the 12th Street Gym (two blocks away) – complete with fitness classes and an indoor pool. A word of caution to those looking for a quiet break – there is a nightclub downstairs, so higher rooms are recommended.

From the press:
  • "Tasteful, warm decor makes you feel like you're staying with friends" -- Fodor's
  • "A new breed of lodging in downtown Philadelphia that is, frankly, liberating" -- The Washington Post
  • "Another good Center City option … [the] wine and cheese every evening sweeten the deal" -- Lonely Planet
by Ryan Haase
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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Off-street parking
  • Public car park


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age to check-in: 21.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Pack 'n Play available on request: $10 per night up to age 4.
    Extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

A train runs from the Philadelphia International Airport to the Market East station, five blocks from hotel (it takes about 30 minutes). Alternatively, a taxi from the airport will take 20 minutes.


  • 1234 Locust St
  • Philadelphia, PA, 19107
  • United States

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Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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