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  • History of The Independence Park Hotel,Philadelphia

A Hidden Gem in Philadelphia's Historic District

Recognized by the US Department of the Interior and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, our historic hotel boasts rich architecture, high ceilings, grand palladium windows, a fireside lobby, and an inviting interior courtyard.

We're proud to be known as Philadelphia's favorite Historic Hotel.
Stay with us and enjoy a warm, intimate, and personalized level of hospitality carefully blending historic charm and modern comforts.

View of The Independence Park Hotel,Philadelphia

Historic Beginnings

In Olde City Philadelphia, Chestnut Street was a central location for meetings, banking and social gatherings.
Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and other American patriots often wandered through our neighborhood, dined and attended church nearby.
The corner of Second and Chestnut Street was a thriving hub and our location, once housed a local brewery, a doll manufacturing plant and later Mr. Elliott's dry goods store.
In fact, Mr. Elliott's name still graces our roof line today.

A New Vision Emerges of The Independence Park Hotel,Philadelphia

Once a Doll Manufacturing Plant... Now a Boutique Hotel.

Mr. Elliott had desires of opening a doll manufacture business and later commissioned local architect Joseph Hoxie, best known for his work on the city's churches, to design his new building. The Italianate structure that stands today was designed and in late 1856 Mr. Elliott's dream came true.

Elliott's Doll Manufacture served the city and neighboring communities for years. Over time, the Elliott Building housed a local dry goods store and other business ventures.

Extirior of The Independence Park Hotel,Philadelphia

A Historic Hotel Arrives

Over 100 years later, with the original granite store front and Mr. Elliott's name above the roof, The Independence Park Hotel was developed as the cities first historic boutique hotel.

Designated by the US Department of Interior as a National Historic Landmark, the building and hotel are currently listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.