"Great little Boutique Hotel!"
Very charming place with alot of character, in a great Philly location. Beautiful interior design. Well thought out, comfortable and clean room. Incredibly friendly and accommodating staff. Very excellent, with the right price. Will definitely be back, and highly recommend to others!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location for theatre"
Comfortable room- nice continental breakfast delivered to the room. The room we stayed in could have used a lamp on the other side of the bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hershey Kisses and free wifi."
The Independent Hotel is a fairly nice hotel. It's a cute and very cozy hotel. My only issue is with the cleanliness of the shower stall. There were noticeable stains on the corners and shower floors but otherwise the hotel is a great place to stay. The bed was comfortable, the room in general was very nice and the TV although flatscreen and supposedly […] HD, was not set up as HD-the picture quality was not HD. What i like the most about this hotel is the staff and the details that i noticed. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The room had unlimited water bottles, free wifi, nice soap and lotion, hershey kisses by the welcome letter, a Keurig coffee and tea machine and free breakfast delivered to your door in the am. In general i would reccommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fun indie hotel in vibrant neighborhood"
So, I happen to really like this neighborhood - great restaurants, vibrant scene, not too stuck up, a little rough around the edges. The Independent hotel fits right in: warm hospitality, quirky good design, no prentention. Can I mention the free wine reception? Generous free breakfast items delivered to your door? Mini-kitchenette area!! Well designed […] bathroom sink that ACTUALLY HAS SPACE FOR YOUR STUFF??!! <3 The one thing, though, is that this is a place I would stay as a leisure traveler, not a business traveler. Hard to block out light, crack around door let noise and hallway light in, no real workspace (wound up using laptop on the aforementioned awesome bathroom countertop). Plus, the noise of the vibrant neighborhood carries. None of this would bother me if I were here for fun, but it was a little hard to sleep before some big meetings. So: overall awesomeness, but a little rough around the edges. Charming leisure hotel option, for sure, but business travelers who need to work/sleep should look elsewhere. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Was checking out and one of the maids was asleep at the front desk. Guess she was on her break. Still not good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cozy and comfortable"
The Independent Hotel has character and is centrally located in downtown Philadelphia. I loved the tall windows and furnishings. There was a fire in the fireplace in the lobby on a chilly March day. Nice touch!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Tacky, cheap, weird"
This hotel was really weird. The bed was uncomfortable, the sheets scratchy, the bedspread pilled and lumpy. I would not recommend this hotel at all. Didn't sleep well. Really tacky and cheap furnishings.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice weekend getaway"
nice hotel in the heqart of the gay district. hotel's decor is upsacle and nice but getting dated and could use some paint and minor repairs. we would stay again however i dont feel like it worth $300 a nightGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Boutique Hotel"
The staff was so friendly and helpful. The decor is very cool with lots of interesting art work. I so prefer staying some place that is not a clone that you can find in any city by a big chain. It was quaint in the way that you ordered your breakfast the night before and it was waiting for you at your doorstep in the morning. If you like boutique hotels […] this is one that you should consider. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
What a great boutique hotel! The service was impeccable, my room was beautiful, the bed and linens were comfortable, and the included amenities surpass other hotel offerings (water in the room, Keurig coffee maker, a light breakfast delivered to the room every morning, wine and cheese reception every night, etc.). I will definitely stay here when I'm […] back in Philadelphia - and will recommend The Independent to all of my colleagues! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Friendly and Convenient"
Nice little hotel, affordable, with convenient parking directly across the street, conveniently locatedGenuine Expedia guest review
Sercice was great. Loved the leopard skin rug!!! Great funky luxury ambience. Cozy reception area with mello fireplace ,romantic seating. I'll be back!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very cute botique hotel, great location. Could have used a tub for a nice soak, bathroom was spacious and very clean otherwise. Enjoyed the Masterpiece Theatre setting in the lobby! Staff pleasant. Check out the Green Eggs restaurant accross the street, wonderful food!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Love this hotel."
Central location, super staff, clean, updated rooms, complimentary breakfast, newspapers, coffee, tea, well...everything. Can't recommend it enough.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, overpriced"
We stayed here one night for a Saturday. The hotel is in a good location, can walk to historic sites and has a parking lot across the street. Well its a public lot but it is not too expensive. The room was spacious if not oddly designed and and the bed was good. The walls are thin and we could hear everything from TVs to talking to the chamber maids […] vacuuming. This I definitely not a place where you will be able to sleep in late. It is also very expensive for what you get. Bottom line is that I would try somewhere else next time in Philly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great value- I shall return"
Clean room, good location. The only reason i gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is that the lighting in the room was not great. Had to turn on every lamp there was and it still wasnt enough light. Still it was a great room that felt more like a bedroom then a hotel room which is nice. Hardwood floors gave it a very upscale feel. I am going back next week.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best little hotel in the country"
Julie and Colin set the tone for a hotel that puts a premium on caring for their patrons.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent "independent" stay, Thank you!"
Very comfortable room with nice decor. The common areas could use some serious updating. Excellent location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Our clock radio, TV remote and telephone were not working at some point during our stay. The telephone needed to be replaced. Though when we complaint the staff was sympathetic. Our room was very noisy. The walls were paper thin. The breakfast was absolutely pathetic. An old piece of fruit, a container of Dannon yogurt, granola bar and a carton of juice. […] For what we paid, we expected better. The location was perfect! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great experience in a cool hotel!"
Hotel is great and the area is awesome, very funky buildings and shops around.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Love Philly, Love The Independent"
Nothing but love. 2nd time there, can't wait for the 3rd!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent-a great hotel experience. The entire staff was friendly and helpful, and the rooms were plush! And the price was a bargain! Thank you!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great boutique hotel - wonderful location"
Staff were lovely; accommodating, helpful and friendly. We liked everything about this hotel: the location cant be beat! Free wine and cheese in the evening, yoghourt and cereal brought to your room in the morning and good coffee round the clock. My only complaint-- I couldnt get the wi-fi to work. Not critical-- there is a free use computer in the […] lobby. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient and Classy"
We enjoyed the attentive service and the complimentary wine and cheese on arrival. We were there on a Tuesday night and found the neighborhood to be oddly noisy in the wee hours of the morning. We could hear the sounds of revelry on the street way up in our fifth floor room. However the hotel itself was outstanding.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was a little worried at the first time to book this hotel due to others' comments. However, i should not have worried about it! The hotel was so great and room was so clean and lovely. Staff were kind but I had to wait him to show up when I wanted to check in at night. That was the thing but other than that, so great! I would go there again if I go […] to philly. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Philly in a day"
Fabulous staff, very helpful and accommodating. Good location, good price, free internet!!! My only problem was the outside noise. There is a parking lot directly across from the hotel that a lot of people congregated at very late at night and were very loud. Could not sleep until they decided to go home.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Recommend with some minor reservations"
Service was very good. I didn't appreciate seeing "work space area" doors open with untidy work environment. Bedroom was rather small, but shower was spacious by comparison and efficient. There was considerable street noise that was tough to ignore.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quaint Gem convenient to history"
This is a really nice hotel. The rooms are airy and comfortable with modern features like flat panel TVs hooked to DirecTV, with a refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. The bathrooms are well lit. The stall showers are great. The staff is very helpful and the location is terrific. There are dozens of bars, restaurants and shops within a few […] blocks in all directions. Less than a mile from Independence Park and right at a train stop. The complimentary in-room breakfast is healthy. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall our experience was great. The only downfall was having to pay $15 for parkingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quiet and Romantic"
The Independent is a great hotel for couples looking for a quiet and romantic getaway. Our room was big, beautiful and uniquely furnished and decorated. Although simple, the breakfast delivered to our door in the morning was most welcome, as was the in-room Keurig coffee machine (I wish they would have provided a few more K-cups though). The hotel is […] located in a happening neighborhood near Center City, with lots of fun shopping and restaurants. Will definitely be back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Review of the Independent Hotel"
This is a great Boutique Hotel. Close to the Convention Center, and easy to get to all the interesting tourist sites in the city.Genuine Expedia guest review
Loved the decor and location. Clean rooms. Just a few minutes walk to great resaturants and bars on 13th street and Rittenhouse. Can't wait to go back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location, Location, Location"
Door to room was ridiculous to open and close...full strength to shut, and had to use your foot/leg to open...loved the double head shower...and how the bathroom didn't get hot when you showered...very comfortable...hotel staff at the desk were nice, but needed to warm-up to you...the amenities in the "lobby" area were awesome...loved the free frui […] t!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
interesting take on hotel. The building is old, but inside the decour is contemporary which as a suprise to us. Parking is a disaster, but it was as expected when being downtown. We enjoyed our stay, even though the room was spotless, and we found the coffee filter holder in the sink with water running on it ( who knows for how long). the harwood floors […] int he room were a nice touch and the bathroom was pretty nice, but other details were not up to the same grade. I.e. cable box barely balanced on the dresser right underneath a nice lcd tv. Overall it was a nice hotel and the staff was attentive, we only stayed for a fewhours as we got in to town very late, which may or may not have contributed to our take on the hotel. That being said, the Hotel is better than a chain hotel and is very reasonably priced for the location both of which are large plusses in our book. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay!"
The staff was great and accommodating! Rooms were clean, modern and comfortable. It was in a good location and within walkable distance of all the must-see landmarks!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Stay in Philly"
The glass on the windows was glazed and that made it dark. I like well lit rooms, especially those that have windows. Other than that it was a very nice hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Relaxing, Classy and Free Wine and Cheese"
The only reason I gave this hotel a 4 over a 5 overall is because the insulation by the door is pretty limited so during busy times when people are coming and going from their rooms you hear their voices, door slams and footsteps. OTHERWISE I love this hotel and will put it as the number one hotel I will stay at when visiting Philadelphia (which I do […] once a year). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"This hotel is ideal."
This may be the best hotel I have ever stayed in the USA. Friendly, convenient, service oriented, gratuities that would make Hyatt cringe. I plan on going back to Philly just to stay here again. Regrefully we had to transfer to the Hyatt on Penn's Landing. We wished we could have stayed at the Independent.Genuine Expedia guest review
The room was spacious and comfortable, and the shower head (double, Speakman) was AWESOME. Nice to have a simple breakfast included in the price. Also nice to have complimentary wine in the evening. I'll definitely stay here again if I'm back in Philly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Service and staff were very friendly, accessible, and helpful. Amenities were good. Location was excellent. We found parking on the street, but yet could walk to Rittenhouse or Washington Square areas. Hotel was handsome, Room comfortable, with cushy pillow and down comfortor.... and clean. Large bathroom with strong shower and full length mirror.......Very […] good value for price. Street noise (mostly from neighborhood bars) was sometimes intrusive on Friday night as we were on a low floor....but not long lasting, just passers-by.. We plan to stay there again mostly due to the ease of the location, the congenial service, and comfort of the room. It was a very good price/value/comfort relationship. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and close to everything"
Check-in was easy and fast by a courteous and helpful front desk. The room was large, clean and very homey. The neighborhood is right in the middle of everything. We never had to take a taxi and there wer restaurants and nightlife all around us. Can't wait to go back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Place to Stay."
This hotel is great. I don't think I've ever stayed at a small, "boutique" hotel like this before - it was fabulous. More like a bed and breakfast than a hotel. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, the place is impeccable, and the breakfast (which is delivered to your door at whatever time you choose), though not fancy, was more than adequate […] - orange juice, an orange, a croissant, and a yogurt. I would definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice stay and amenities. Only complaint was noise from street, but it wasn't that bad (stayed on a Monday night).Genuine Expedia guest review
decent hotel,good location.We had a corner room on the street side,The awful problem was patrons of nightclub,across the parking lot,screaming from midnight to 4am.Hotel is helpless to deal with it.We do not know if the noise impacts an inside room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, great room"
The Independent is a lovely boutique hotel in Midtown Village. My room on the second (lobby) floor was enormous, with a king-sized bed, very high ceiling, large windows, and a large bathroom. The staff was very helpful with ideas for places to go and things to do. The lobby is small but nice, with a fireplace, drinks, sofas, and more. The location is […] fantastic, within a short walk of just about all downtown Philly sights and near great restaurants and shops. It's in a busy urban neighborhood, so on weekend nights there is street noise from people and cars, but that's to be expected. The free breakfast delivered to your room is a good idea, but the offerings didn't really appeal to me. Access to a very large gym two blocks away is included. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Stop here for music!"
On a one-nighter to Kimmel Center, you couldn't do better for convenience --walking, nearby restaurants, cabs, and quick attention.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Independent Hotel"
Great little hotel in a great central location location. Clean and very nicely decorated. They bring breakfast to your room in the morning as part of their normal service. Walking distance to many local attractions. Only knock on my stay was that on each night of my 3 day visit, there was alot of noise from outside the hotel at all hours of the night. […] Hotel room had single pane windows and people who would hangout outside at 3 am. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Independent Hotel Philadelphia"
The staff was helpful about restaurant choices, they were friendly and available. We enjoyed the wine and cheese happy hour the hotel offered in the evening. The location was very convenient to the convention center, Independence Hall and other historical locations. We'd highly recommend this hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location, clean room, friendly service. The bed, however, was very uncomfortable. It's a sleep number bed so we were looking forward to trying it out. We were so disappointed. No matter how many adjustments we made, we both had 2 horrible nights sleep.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Location great and staff charming. I had at least expected the room to be clean and comfortable. Shades did not work, bathroom had bugs, blankets were dirty. Very disappointed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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