The Independent Hotel - Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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Hotel at a Glance: The Independent Hotel – Philadelphia

With just 24 rooms, The Independent Hotel – Philadelphia gives guests an intimate boutique-hotel experience in the city’s trendy Midtown Village. In the four-story lobby atrium, a glittering chandelier shines on a 30-foot watercolor painting by a local muralist. The fully restored Georgian Revival building is located on the outskirts of Center City, less than a 20-minute walk from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Rittenhouse Square.

  • Sophisticated design: Guest rooms feature natural hardwood floors and New Zealand wool area rugs.
  • What the press says: Fodor’s likes the “tasteful, warm decor [that] makes you feel like you’re staying with friends.”
  • Start the day right with a complimentary breakfast basket, hand delivered to your door at your requested time.
  • Where to eat: Sample locally sourced pasta and sausage at Little Nonna’s, the onsite casual Italian restaurant, which sources ingredients from Philadelphia’s Italian Market.
  • Free perks: WiFi throughout the hotel, a wine hour Monday–Thursday evenings, and passes to the 12th Street Gym
  • Notable award: 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Philadelphia’s Center City: Historic Landmarks and Museums

The historic Center City neighborhood, also known as downtown Philadelphia, dates back to the city’s founding in 1682. Today, Center City is Philadelphia’s central business district, with several skyscrapers and high-profile museums. The neighborhood is also home to Independence National Historical Park, whose high concentration of notable landmarks make it America’s most historic square mile. While you’re here, visit Independence Hall—birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution—or head to the Liberty Bell Center to see the approximately 2,000-pound bell that Martha Washington famously rang to let George know when supper was ready. At the north end of the park, the National Constitution Center features a multimedia presentation on the country’s founding displayed on a 360-degree domed ceiling, as well as galleries of artifacts, including a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The shops of Historic Antique Row are less than a mile from here. The small, locally owned shops stock everything from oriental rugs to vintage clothing. Head about 15 minutes northwest to scale the famous steps outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where Rocky Balboa once pumped his fists victoriously. Inside, the massive museum’s holdings range from ancient Chinese art to famous paintings from Claude Monet, Salvador Dalí, and Vincent van Gogh.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a king deluxe room or double-queen deluxe room
  • Up to two kids 20 or younger stay free in a double-queen deluxe room
  • Dates into September

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

Amenities

  • Complimentary hand-delivered breakfast
  • Little Nonna’s restaurant
  • Complimentary wine hour Monday–Thursday
  • Gym passes available upon request
  • Free WiFi
  • Lobby coffee (24 hours)
  • Art program

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points

Other Details

Room Details

King Deluxe Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Double-Queen Deluxe Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 21 or older; up to 2 kids 20 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: self-parking available for an additional $20 per day
  • Rollaways: available for $20 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the hotel or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL; 9 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $31 from PHL, including a 15% tip
  • Nearest transit stop: Walnut Locust subway station

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