independent2The Independent Hotel is a 24-room boutique hotel in Philadelphia’s chic and gay-friendly Midtown Village neighborhood. Like in the best boutique hotels, no two rooms are alike, minus the similarity of the sweet 32” flat panel TV that hangs in every guest room. And like all great things in Philly, the Independent is chock-full of history and belongs to the National Register of Historic Places.

The staff is accommodating and the rooms are like a fine European hotel – chic and comfortable without an overabundance of amenities. The attention to detail was spent on finer things, like the luxurious mattresses and sumptuous toiletries.

Philadelphia is very proud of its Mural Arts program and the over 2,700 murals that are sprinkled throughout the city – the home of one mural by Kim Senior residing at 30-feet tall is in The Independent’s expansive and stunning lobby. It sets the tone for this stylish hotel as soon as you enter the lobby.