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4.3 out of 5

"Things we liked: 1) Location - this hotel is in a neighborhood environment within the mid-town / Center City area and is within walking distance of r ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 25 May 2021

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Hotel Description

3.5-star romantic hotel in Center City

Center City stay

At this Center City hotel, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Walnut Street and Academy of Music. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Jefferson University Hospital are also within half a mile (1 km).

Property Amenities

This hotel includes a fireplace in the lobby and concierge services.

Flat-screen TVs

The individually decorated guestrooms offer hair dryers and showers. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and other amenities include coffee/tea makers and ironing boards.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sonder at The Arco ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sonder at The Arco

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (2)
3 out of 5
Things we liked: 1) Location - this hotel is in a neighborhood environment within the mid-town / Center City area and is within walking distance of restaurants, Independance Hall and other local attractions. The Philadelphia MoA, the waterfront and University City are all a relatively short Uber or subway ride away - maybe 15-20 minutes. 2) The room itself was OK. It was reasonably clean and neat and modern. Things we didn't like: 1) This hotel is in an area with an active night life. While our hotel neighbors were quiet, there was quite a bit of street noise in the way of cars playing loud music and what not.

Posted by on May 25, 2021

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5 out of 5
Great, secure location - accessible to all of Philly! No staff on site and no vending which was ok as many shops nearby. Enjoyed the stay!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021

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5 out of 5
The location was perfect. To be in a popular busy neighborhood the room was exceptionally quiet.

Posted by on Feb 28, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 13, 2020 by George

Thank you for the good score will share with staff

4 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019

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4 out of 5
The property was very clean and well maintained. The staff were friendly and helpful. The only negative i found was minor and that was the soap in the bathroom was a tiny bottle instead of a bar and it took a long time for hot water in the shower. Very minor. Overall a pleasant stay.

Posted by on Sep 27, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 25, 2019 by Jared

Thank you for the feedback! If you have any further recommendations of how we may achieve a 5/5 review for our service, we are all ears!

5 out of 5
Modern decor and furniture in rooms. Very spacious and clean.

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 12, 2019 by Michael Sulley

Thank you so much for the positive feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, i do hope you come back and visit us again real soon.

5 out of 5
Lovely setup, cozy King size bed. Located near EVERYTHING, yet quite and quaint.

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019

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Property Features

Sonder at The Arco offers its guests concierge services, a fireplace in the lobby, and an elevator. The front desk is open around the clock. This 3.5-star Philadelphia hotel is smoke free.

  • 24 guestrooms or units
  • Concierge
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Transport

  • Train station: 30th St Station (3 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Walnut Locust Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)

Room Amenities

Sonder at The Arco offers 24 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 50-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Guests may be asked to provide a copy of their government-issued photo I.D. after booking. The property will provide check-in and access instructions 3 days prior to the date of arrival.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in information and an access code. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Private entrance
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions

Hotel Names

  • Independent Hotel
  • Independent Hotel Philadelphia
  • Independent Philadelphia
  • The Independent Hotel
  • Sonder at The Arco Hotel
  • Sonder at The Arco Philadelphia
  • Sonder at The Arco Hotel Philadelphia
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.