The University of The Sciences

Visitors of The University of The Arts are welcome to explore using this 15% discount special for university visits.

Hotel Near University of the Sciences

The Independent is one of the more convenient hotels near the University of the Sciences. Located in Center City, we are just four miles from campus, which gives our guests an easy jumping off point to travel from their rooms to move-in days and graduation ceremonies. The drive takes just about fifteen minutes, and guests can also take the bus and get to school in just twenty minutes.

Nearby Attractions

When you stay at a hotel near the University of the Sciences, like the Independent in Center City, you’re staying within arm’s reach of the city’s best entertainment and attractions. Be sure to check out the calendars at locations like the Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, the Academy of Music and the Walnut Street Theatre for plays and concerts. It’s also easy to walk over to popular destinations like Rittenhouse Square, the Rodin Museum and Academy of Natural Sciences when staying with us.

On top of all of the exciting and interesting things to do around our hotel near the University of the Sciences, there are also plenty of raved-about spots to grab a bite to eat. If you want something casual, stop by the Bud & Marilyn’s where some of the area’s most mid-western food and cocktails are available. Those on the hunt for something more upscale, like a graduation or celebratory dinner, should check out the vegan fine dining at Vedge.


While you visit Philly colleges, opt for comfort with a cozy guest room at our hotel near the University of the Sciences. Whether you’re traveling on your own or with a loved one and staying in one of our stately King or Queen Deluxe Rooms, or bringing the whole family and enjoying the spacious accommodations of our King and Queen Loft Suites, The Independent is an ideal choice.