Get Away: The Independent Hotel

The residential-style hotel in Philly's Midtown Village has all the creature comforts of home.

Located in Philadelphia’s Midtown Village, the recently renovated, residential-style Independent Hotel makes for a refined home away from home that’s within walking distance of boutiques, trendy bars and some of the city’s top arts institutions. The living room-like lobby displays works by local artists, with many pieces available for purchase. The hotel’s 24 guest rooms and suites feature hardwood floors, espresso machines, HDTV and posh bathrooms; some have exposed brick walls and tin ceilings. A breakfast basket of fruit, juice and pastries is delivered to guest rooms each morning. Bud & Marilyn’s restaurant, an homage to chef and co-owner Marcie Blaine Turney’s grandparents and their Wisconsin roots, serves creative cocktails and innovative comfort food, such as warm buttermilk pretzel rolls, butternut squash agnolotti and short-rib stroganoff. Pet-friendly amenities include doggie treats and embroidered dog beds. Rates begin at $199.

The Independent Hotel, 1234 Locust St., Philadelphia; 215-772-1440;


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