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
Infant cots / cribs
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Public car park
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.
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.
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