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Sonder The Arco

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Individually furnished, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Individually furnished, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Individually furnished, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Individually furnished, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Individually furnished, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Overview of Sonder The Arco

Sonder The Arco

3.5 star property

4.2/5 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRittenhouse Square10 min walk
  • Popular LocationPennsylvania Convention Center10 min walk
  • Popular LocationLiberty Bell Center15 min walk
  • AirportPhiladelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.)23 min drive

Room options

About this area


Sonder The Arco is located in Center City, a neighborhood in Philadelphia, and is near a metro station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Rittenhouse Square and Independence National Historical Park, while Philadelphia Museum of Art and Merriam Theater are cultural highlights. The Franklin Institute and Franklin Institute Science Museum are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - 4 min walk
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - 6 min walk
  • Rittenhouse Square - 10 min walk
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center - 10 min walk
  • Liberty Bell Center - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Walnut Locust Station - 3 min walk
  • Philadelphia University City Station - 5 min drive
  • Philadelphia Intl. Airport (PHL) - 23 min drive


  • Valanni - 2 min walk
  • Mercato - 2 min walk
  • Vetri - 2 min walk
  • Varalli - 2 min walk
  • Charlie Was a Sinner - 2 min walk

About this property

Sonder The Arco

3.5-star hotel located in Center City
Close to Pennsylvania Convention Center and Rittenhouse Square, Sonder The Arco provides amenities like a fireplace in the lobby. Guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
Additional perks include:
  • Smoke-free premises and concierge services
  • Guest reviews speak well of the location
Room features
All 24 individually furnished rooms include comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 50-inch HDTVs with digital channels
  • Coffee/tea makers and heating


Catalan, English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Guest services

  • Concierge services


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 50-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

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; access will be through a private entrance

Access methods

Access code, private entrance


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

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

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Property Registration Number 197661

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Independent Hotel
Independent Hotel Philadelphia
Independent Philadelphia
Sonder | The Arco
Sonder at The Arco
Sonder The Arco Hotel
The Independent Hotel
Sonder The Arco Philadelphia
Sonder The Arco Hotel Philadelphia

Frequently asked questions

Is Sonder The Arco pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Sonder The Arco?

As of Nov 28, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sonder The Arco on Dec 6, 2022 start from $133.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Sonder The Arco?

This hotel doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Sonder The Arco?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Sonder The Arco?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Sonder The Arco located?

Located in Center City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Walnut Street, Rittenhouse Square, and Pennsylvania Convention Center. Liberty Bell Center and University of Pennsylvania are also within 2 mi (3 km). Walnut Locust Station is only a 3-minute walk and 13th St. Station is 6 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sonder The Arco and receive a full refund?

Yes, Sonder The Arco offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sonder The Arco cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 476 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 48%
Rating 4 - Good. 333 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 121 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 35 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 35 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
The neighborhood is great - lots of restaurants and fun bars nearby. Parking anywhere nearby is ~$30/day. I can’t say much about the staff because the whole idea of this place is to make sure you don’t have to see anyone and they don’t have to hire anyone. You check in online and they take photos of your face and ID. When you arrive you punch in a code. No housekeeping provided unless you pay an extra fee. The bathroom had no heating vent, and since it was cold outside, and the windows are not insulated, it was about 60 degrees in there. When the heat came on in the bedroom, it blasted forth and made a breeze. The TV is a google screen that you have to chrome cast to, and instructions are provided, but nothing worked. The remote didn’t work, neither of us could get the screen to do anything on any of our devices (and we’re not techno-dummies). We couldn’t even get the buttons on the tv to work so we could turn the thing off, and finally we unplugged it so it wouldn’t cycle through its display of nature photos all night.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The room and bathroom had plenty of space. It was an attractive building and room. There are no staff on site, which means no towel service or cleaning, and no one on site to solve problems. Fortunately, we only had one issue, which was a broken coffee maker. There were plenty of fresh towels and sheets available, as well as extra bathroom amenities. The location is amazing! Walking distance of the BSL Septa line, which takes you north/south along Broad St. There are a plethora of restaurants, shops and drugstores in the area. Great location, though it can be noisy on the weekends. We had a room in the back of the hotel, so we were not bothered by noise. Lots of parking nearby, including garages you can reserve parking in. I'd encourage a reservation - parking around there would have been difficult on the weekend without our reservation.

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room was clean, comfortable and beautiful. Building was very convenient to museums, shopping, and restaurants.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

4/5 Good

Mauricio José
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location only problem was hearing the neighboring apt vent motor when they took a shower besides that pretty satisfied
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022