Unlike other hotels in Center City, Philadelphia, the Independent offers homey accommodations and premier access to the area’s most sought after attractions. With luxurious bedding and amenities to complement the array of museums, restaurants, and entertainment within walking distance, you’ll feel right at home at The Independent.
Things to do in the Neighborhood
The hotel in Center City, Philadelphia is just steps from the neighborhood’s best restaurants. These places offer everything from farm-to-table dining, to popular brunch cafes and the favorite BYOB haunts like The Farm and Fisherman. Grab a bite to eat at The Independent’s very own Little Nonna’s on your way to nearby famous landmarks such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Additional nearby attractions include the Portrait Gallery, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, City Hall Tower, and historic Antique Row. The district is also home to furniture shops, clothing stores, craft boutiques and charming taverns. Enjoy a respite from the shopping hub at Washington Square park, a landmark original to the first designs of the city grid.
A night out isn’t complete without a visit to one of the many theater and music venues within walking distance from our hotel in Center City, Philadelphia. Broadway shows and smaller productions draw enormous crowds to the 19th-century Walnut Street Theater, which has hosted iconic performers like Will Rogers, Audrey Hepburn, and Robert Redford. For a dose of Philadelphia culture, consider the restaurant, bar and music venue Milkboy.
Everybody knows that Philadelphia goes by “The City of Brotherly Love,” but do many of us actually know why? It’s not like it’s an area known for affectionate siblings—though hometown pride does emanate from the slogan, and that’s one of it’s most interesting influences. Still though, why is it called this? The short, simple answer is, that’s what it means. William Penn named the city after greek words philos (love)...