The University of Pennsylvania

Hotels Near University of Pennsylvania

The Independent is one of the leading hotels near University of Pennsylvania. Our guests can travel from their rooms to campus by making just a ten-minute drive, or fifteen minute bus trip.

Nearby Attractions

One of the best parts of staying at a hotel near University of Pennsylvania is all of the world class entertainment and fun things to do in the area. When staying with us in Center City, check out thrilling productions and concerts from the world’s most famous musicians at venues like the Academy of Music, Verizon Hall and the Kimmel Center. While in town, it’s also worth taking a walk over to Rittenhouse Square, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Rodin Museum.

On top of all the culture surrounding our hotel near University of Pennsylvania, we also have a delightful collection of restaurants. We tend to send travelers looking for something casual to Barbuzzo for some of the city’s Mediterranean food.  Fancier occasions like graduation dinners are better suited for the Vedge or Tulala’s Garden. Lastly, around the corner, Grand Terminal Market is a warehouse where vendors from the city’s best restaurants and grocers serve up a medley of mind blowing dishes.


The last thing to make sure of when planning your visit of Philly colleges is where you’ll be going to bed. Our hotel near University of Pennsylvania offers a quaint atmosphere with amenities like wooden bed frames and locally produced art. Couples looking to make a little vacation out of their stay will do well in a King or Queen Deluxe Room, while families can enjoy the space of a Queen Loft Suite.