A hidden gem in one of the city’s most charming neighborhoods, The Independent Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel in downtown Philadelphia located in the heart of Midtown Village near Old City and Center City. Once the site of Ben Franklin’s famous kite experiment, and later a vital business district of the early 19th century, Midtown Village is now a burgeoning cultural epicenter of Philadelphia, an enclave for foodies, intellects, and creative types alike.
The Independent’s central location makes it the perfect starting point for exploring this vibrant and diverse town. Historic and cultural sites like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Christ Church, The City Hall Tower and Academy of Music are all nearby, and Midtown Village itself is home to dozens of unique shopping boutiques and culinary destinations, including our own on-site restaurants Little Nonna’s and Bud & Marilyn’s.
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Being a hotel in downtown Philadelphia, we invite guests to stay nearby the most important art and theater venues in the country—Avenue of the Arts. The Walnut Street Theater, founded in 1809, is the oldest in the United States, and houses three separate stages for both Broadway and independent productions. For world-class music and dance performances, visit the nearby Kimmel Center for Performing Arts. The venue is home to Broadway Philadelphia, the prestigious Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
The Independent’s exceptional proximity to the best dining options in Philadelphia sets the it apart from other hotels in downtown Philadelphia. During your stay, be sure to stop by The Independent’s very own Little Nonna’s trattoria for authentic Italian fare and charming indoor or garden seating. For a farm-to-table dining experience, walk a few blocks to Talula’s Garden. Looking to dine where the locals go? Make yourself comfortable at the favorite BYOB joint, The Farm and Fisherman.
When the day is over, settle in like a local in one of the most friendly and intimate boutique hotels in Philadelphia—our 24 spacious guestrooms echo the comforts of a refined home, complemented by amenities such as complimentary continental breakfast and Wi-Fi and gracious service from a staff that knows you by name.