Choose dates to view prices

Sonder The Arco

Photo gallery for Sonder The Arco

Deluxe Room | Individually furnished, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Signature Room | Individually furnished, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Individually furnished, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Standard Double Room | Individually furnished, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Superior Room | Individually furnished, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Overview of Sonder The Arco

Sonder The Arco

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel, convenient to Reading Terminal Market
8.4 out of 10 Very Good
8.4/10 Very Good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking
The price is $137
Price available on 6/21/2023
1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Main amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Center City
  • Reading Terminal Market - 9 min walk
  • Rittenhouse Square - 10 min walk
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center - 14 min walk
  • Independence Hall - 15 min walk
  • Liberty Bell Center - 16 min walk
  • University of Pennsylvania - 26 min walk
  • Drexel University - 28 min walk
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - 38 min walk
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art - 39 min walk
  • Temple University - 44 min walk

Getting around

  • Philadelphia Intl. Airport (PHL) - 22 min drive
  • Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia) - 29 min drive
  • Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field) - 41 min drive
  • Trenton–Mercer Airport (TTN) - 43 min drive
  • Philadelphia University City Station - 5 min drive
  • Philadelphia, PA (ZFV-30th Street Rail Station) - 29 min walk
  • 30th St Station - 30 min walk
  • 12th-13th & Locust Station - 1 min walk
  • Walnut Locust Station - 3 min walk
  • 15th-16th & Locust Station - 5 min walk


  • Woody's - 2 min walk
  • U Bar - 1 min walk
  • Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar - 2 min walk
  • Bud & Marilyn's - 1 min walk
  • Voyeur Nightclub - 1 min walk

About this property

Sonder The Arco

Sonder The Arco puts you in a great location, within a 15-minute walk of Rittenhouse Square and Pennsylvania Convention Center. Also, University of Pennsylvania and Liberty Bell Center are just a 5-minute drive away. The comfortable beds and nice bathrooms get great marks from fellow travelers. Public transportation is just a short walk: 12th-13th & Locust Station is steps away and Walnut Locust Station is 3 minutes.


Catalan, English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance
  • A virtual front desk provides assistance to guests

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Use of nearby fitness center


  • Concierge services
  • Virtual front desk


  • Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace


  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
Property Registration Number 854026

Also known as

Independent Hotel
Independent Hotel Philadelphia
Independent Philadelphia
Sonder | The Arco
Sonder at The Arco
Sonder The Arco Hotel
The Independent Hotel
Sonder The Arco Philadelphia
Sonder The Arco Hotel Philadelphia

Frequently asked questions

Does Sonder The Arco offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sonder The Arco does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sonder The Arco?
As of Jun 8, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sonder The Arco on Jun 21, 2023 start from $137, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sonder The Arco?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Sonder The Arco?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Sonder The Arco?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Sonder The Arco.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sonder The Arco?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Sonder The Arco?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Rivers Casino (5-min drive) and Harrah's Casino and Racetrack (23-min drive) are both nearby.
What's the area around Sonder The Arco like?
Sonder The Arco is a short 1-minute walk from 12th-13th & Locust Station and 10 minutes' walk from Rittenhouse Square. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.



Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very Good

Good location for a short city break
Good location. Nice and clean. No front desk to take and hold luggage so only concern was the lack of lockers for storing luggage given the number of rooms. Our train back to New York was at 4pm so if all the lockers are taken up when checking out in the morning then we would be stuck with our bags for the day.
2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Maria, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Aimee, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very Cute Area and Great Accommodations
Really enjoyed my stay at Sonder, the Arco. It's in a really cute area of Philadelphia that was close enough to major attractions such as the convention center and Reading Market (about a half mile away) with also near a lot of really cute restaurants and bars. The place was quiet and safe and the room was modern, comfortable, and clean. I only knocked it down on service because there really aren't any services that one might expect if staying at a hotel (this is an apartment style stay) but email communication about check in and check out were great.
Jill, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Eric, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Sharena, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Dongmin, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Zaybe, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Clean, comfortable. Wish they had an ice machine.
Cynthia, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Very clean room!!! Upgraded inside. Very old outside and no parking available so struggled a bit to find parking. No staff at all at the hotel! So if you have a question, problem or you need anything, there will be no immediate help. There should be at least one staff member to talk to.
Rania, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review