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This property was very clean, big and super accesible.

This was a nice place to stay. The room was nice, the facility was clean and modern enough. It's a bit strange not to have any staff present. We came in one afternoon to find an alarm sounding loudly in the lobby. No signs that anything was wrong. We went up to our floor and the alarm was sounding there too. Evidence that maintenance had been around and no clear way to notify anyone. That alarm continued to ring through the next day and was ringing when we left. Maintenance guys were in the building and just let it ring.

We loved the Independent's proximity to so many places! The complimentary breakfast was delivered to our room daily! The staff was friendly and helpful!

Great hotel! Very clean & comfortable. Staff was very friendly and delivered an amazing breakfast basket.

Very beautiful,safe and secure-I visited by myself- Receptionist was new and absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! The room only had a shower, a tub would be nice and no room service except for breakfast which was terrific. They let you pick your choice of items and time and then deliver to your room in a wicker picnic basket! There is a dining on the ground floor which was also great for lunch and the food was fantastic but very crowded in the evening.

It was a beautiful hotel. It makes you feel like your at home, the continental breakfast was amazing. The location was eady to get to from public transit, i would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to get a taste of downtown Philadelphia.

This hotel should be nice, but it is disappointing in almost every way. They are deliberately misleading about the parking situation. They have no parking at all. There are lots in the area you can use, none of which grant in-and-out privileges as a hotel should, and they say that they will give you a discounted rate at one rather sketchy garage a couple of blocks away across from an old fashioned porno house but when it comes down to it they don't have any of the vouchers for it so you are stuck for the full amount. If they tell you that they will take it off your bill, they won't. The breakfast is horrible unless you like poor quality baked goods, bruised apples and industrialized rubbery hard boiled eggs. Stick to the cereal and milk. The room was nice, but the curtain holders were falling out of the wall as they had never been properly mounted. We found someone else's gym shorts under the bed when we were doing a pre-checkout sweep of the room for our belongings. It is true that the front desk is open 24 hours, but often there's no one there. All in all, disappointing in every way.

I liked that it only has 24 rooms. It is quaint and quiet. They have an evening social hour from 5-6pm so guests can interact with each other if they choose to. They also deliver a breakfast basket of your choice in half hour time slots that you choose. It is tucked away but close to more things than one would think. Highly recommend!

It was a pleasant trip. We have wonderful breakfast and bed was comfortable. Thanks!

Nice decor! Espresso machines in the rooms, excellent breakfast. Expensive, and could have been a better value.

First time staying at the Independent but definately not the last. Staff was great,rooms are spacious and clean and breakfast is delivered to your room each morning. What more can you ask for. Central location is a plus as well.

Needed a place close to the Union League and The Independent was the best deal for the new years holiday. Great Place! The staff was courteous; the room was nice; parking was easy (a lot just across the street and a garage a half block away); and the area is quaint with plenty to do. Would definitely stay here again.

Locust Street Philadelphia PA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Walnut Street and Academy of Music
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Concierge services

Located in Center City, Sonder | The Arco is adjacent to Walnut Street and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Academy of Music. The 24 rooms at this 3.5-star hotel include coffee makers and flat-screen TVs.


Rooms

All 24 individually decorated rooms provide coffee makers and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find 50-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Sonder | The Arco features free WiFi in public areas and a fireplace in the lobby. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide concierge services.

Room options

Standard Double Room

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Premier Suite, 1 Bedroom

1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Superior Suite

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Sonder | The Arco

Everyone (22) Couples (3) Family (4)
3
Partner Couples

This property was very clean, big and super accesible.

By on Aug 20, 2021

4
Partner Couples

This was a nice place to stay. The room was nice, the facility was clean and modern enough. It's a bit strange not to have any staff present. We came in one afternoon to find an alarm sounding loudly in the lobby. No signs that anything was wrong. We went up to our floor and the alarm was sounding there too. Evidence that maintenance had been around and no clear way to notify anyone. That alarm continued to ring through the next day and was ringing when we left. Maintenance guys were in the building and just let it ring.

By on Aug 12, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Jul 8, 2021

3
Everyone

By on Feb 22, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 25, 2020

Thank you for responding with a good score will share with staff.

5
Partner Couples

We loved the Independent's proximity to so many places! The complimentary breakfast was delivered to our room daily! The staff was friendly and helpful!

By on Feb 17, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 17, 2020

Thank you for your kind words, let's us know we met your expectation and will share with staff. Hope to seee you soon

5
Family Family

Great hotel! Very clean & comfortable. Staff was very friendly and delivered an amazing breakfast basket.

By on Feb 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 3, 2020

Thank you for the positive comments about the hotel will share with staff hope to see you soon

5
Everyone

By on Feb 2, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 3, 2020

thank you for the high rating will share with staff

5
Everyone

By on Dec 20, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 21, 2019

thank you

5
Everyone

By on Nov 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 19, 2019

Thanks for the great score will share with staff

4
Everyone

Very beautiful,safe and secure-I visited by myself- Receptionist was new and absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! The room only had a shower, a tub would be nice and no room service except for breakfast which was terrific. They let you pick your choice of items and time and then deliver to your room in a wicker picnic basket! There is a dining on the ground floor which was also great for lunch and the food was fantastic but very crowded in the evening.

By on Nov 9, 2019

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