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The Arco powered by Sonder
3 stars

The Arco powered by Sonder

1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
Philadelphia, PA
See location+1 617 300 0956
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based on 1039 reviews
1,039 reviews

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About The Arco powered by Sonder

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

The Independent Hotel City Center is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the Midtown Village neighborhood. It is only a block away from the Avenue of the Arts performing arts district. This 3.5-star boutique hotel is seven miles from the Philadelphia International Airport and within a three minute’s walk of the nearest SEPTA stop. There are 24 non-smoking guest rooms available near many of the city’s attractions.

There are several room options at the hotel and each comes with luxury bath amenities, breakfast delivered to guest’s doors, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. The rooms offer an iron and ironing board, hairdryer, and private bathroom with a lighted vanity mirror. There is a 32-inch flat-screen television, an Illy espresso machine, and a seating area for guest use in each room. Suites offer additional space with a separate seating area, and some come with extra bathrooms and a fireplace.

The pet-friendly hotel allows guests to choose several light breakfast options like Greek yogurt and croissants. There is Internet in the lobby and a happy hour is served every day from 5 pm to 6 pm. Guests can also enjoy complimentary access to Optimal Sports Health Club for staying at this hotel. The hotel is LGBTQ friendly and located in one of the most welcoming parts of the city.

Guests looking for restaurants nearby will find Little Nonna’s, Budy and Marilyn’s, Green Eggs Café, and more. Attractions nearby include Wanamaker Organ, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Macy’s Philadelphia.

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Amenities at The Arco powered by Sonder

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Express check-out

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Body soap
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Hypoallergenic pillow

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Dining

  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board

Bedroom

  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

General

  • Fireplace
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Health and safety

  • Safe

Reviews of The Arco powered by Sonder

8.0
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13.6Couples
5.1Families
14.1Solo
2.8Friends
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10Wonderful
Justin, Jun 2017

Pros. Everything was great

9.7Wonderful
Anonymous, Jun 2016

Pros. Continental breakfast served in the room at time I choose

Cons. Great location for walking to restaurants and activities

9.4Wonderful
Anonymous, Jun 2016

Pros. My wife and I were very favorably impressed with the Independent Hotel. The building itself has historic charm. The setup is a bit eclectic, with a small entryway to the elevator up to the lobby. The rooms are quite spacious and well appointed. The staff couldn't be more welcoming and enthusiastic. In addition, the hotel is near some very fine restaurants and attractions. We walked everywhere. Our visit was terrific. We look forward to coming again and we will definitely recommend this hotel to our friends.

10Wonderful
Anonymous, Apr 2016

Pros. Every single member of the staff was incredibly solicitous, courteous, and helpful. It overlooks one of Philly's legendary Sistine-like murals and is steps from the main Market St in one direction, and the wonderful antiques / jewelry / historic-homes-on-mews district in the other.

Cons. One can't open the windows, which is apparently common in many hotels in Philadelphia after an incident with a child falling out, but in New York we have child window guards and I recommend them. It's better for the planet and more pleasant for the customer to have fresh air. What's more, it would save this and other hotels so much money if they didn't have to run the AC all the time! Just sayin'.

9.1Wonderful
Anonymous, Nov 2015

Pros. Erick constantly had a smike on his face our whole experience- He was our bell hop, concierge, breakfast delivery man, and entertainment. He deserves a raise. Our room was beautifully decorated and i felt like i was in my bedroom. Lovely staff and quiet enviornment.

Cons. The temperature in our room was a bit bi polar- even with our thermostate on 65 it felt like 75. We had cathedral cielings which i am sure caused this- The vents were still blowing cold air.

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What are the breakfast options at the hotel?

Guests can choose from several light breakfast options like Greek yogurt and croissants, which are delivered to their doors.

Are there any noise concerns at the hotel?

Some guests have mentioned noise issues, such as late-night street noise and electrical noise in the rooms. However, the hotel provides earplugs and a white noise machine to mitigate these concerns.

What amenities are available in the rooms?

The rooms come with luxury bath amenities, an Illy espresso machine, a 32-inch flat-screen television, and a seating area for guest use. Suites offer additional space with a separate seating area, and some come with extra bathrooms and a fireplace.

Is the hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, the hotel is pet-friendly, allowing guests to bring their furry companions along.

What is the best time to visit the hotel?

The low season is in February, and the high season is in September. Visitors may want to consider these times for their stay to avoid crowds and make the most of their experience.

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They offer insights and recommendations from previous guests and hotel information to help future visitors enhance their stay at the hotel.

Opt for a Room Away from Street Noise

Some guests reported noise from the street, so consider requesting a room away from the street to minimize disturbance.

Check Elevator Functionality

Before booking, inquire about the status of the elevator, as a few guests experienced issues with it during their stay.

Enjoy the LGBTQ-Friendly Neighborhood

The hotel is located in a welcoming part of the city, with LGBTQ-friendly establishments nearby, making it a great choice for LGBTQ travelers.

Consider Bringing Earplugs

Due to potential street noise, consider bringing earplugs for a more peaceful night's sleep.

Take Advantage of Nearby Dining Options

Explore the vibrant area surrounding the hotel, which offers a variety of restaurants and pubs to suit different preferences and budgets.

Verify Room Amenities

Some guests encountered maintenance issues with amenities such as the air conditioning and coffee maker, so it may be helpful to verify the functionality of these items upon arrival.

Be Mindful of Self-Check-In Process

The hotel operates with a self-check-in process, so guests should be prepared for this and ensure they are comfortable with using the necessary technology.

Consider Room Selection for Noise Levels

Some guests noted noise from electrical sources within the room, so consider inquiring about this when selecting a room.

Utilize the Chromecast Feature

Guests appreciated the Chromecast feature in the rooms, making streaming content easy and convenient.

Plan for Potential Elevator Issues

In the event of elevator malfunctions, guests on higher floors should be prepared for the possibility of having to use the stairs.

Location

1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

What's nearby

  • Historic City Hall395 yd
  • Macy's Center City430 yd
  • Masonic Temple0.4 mi
  • Reading Terminal Market0.4 mi
  • Independence Hall0.6 mi
  • Independence Visitor Center0.7 mi
  • Independence Mall0.7 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History0.7 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul0.7 mi
  • National Constitution Center0.8 mi
  • The Franklin Institute0.9 mi
  • Christ Church1 mi

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about The Arco powered by Sonder

Low season

January

High season

October

Average price (weeknight)

$166

Average price (weekend night)

$226
Cheapest month to stay with an average 48% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 139% rise in price.
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Top tips for your stay at The Arco powered by Sonder

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Arco powered by Sonder, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and February.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Arco powered by Sonder, plan to stay on a Saturday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Wednesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Arco powered by Sonder was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $111, while the most expensive was $228.
  • How long should you stay at The Arco powered by Sonder? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at The Arco powered by Sonder

  • Where is The Arco powered by Sonder located?

    The Arco powered by Sonder is located at 1234 Locust Street in Center City, 0.6 miles from the center of Philadelphia. Historic City Hall is the closest landmark to The Arco powered by Sonder.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Arco powered by Sonder?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Arco powered by Sonder.

  • Does The Arco powered by Sonder offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Arco powered by Sonder offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Arco powered by Sonder from the airport?

    The Arco powered by Sonder is 6.3 miles from Philadelphia. The Arco powered by Sonder is 29.3 miles from Trenton-Mercer.

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