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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
3.5-star hotel, convenient to Rittenhouse Square

8.4/10 Very Good

1,011 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

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

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Center City
  • Rittenhouse Square - 10 min walk
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center - 14 min walk
  • University of Pennsylvania - 26 min walk
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art - 39 min walk
  • Temple University - 39 min walk
  • Reading Terminal Market - 5 min drive
  • Liberty Bell Center - 5 min drive
  • Drexel University - 12 min drive
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - 14 min drive
  • Citizens Bank Park - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Philadelphia Intl. Airport (PHL) - 23 min drive
  • Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia) - 31 min drive
  • Trenton–Mercer Airport (TTN) - 43 min drive
  • Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field) - 45 min drive
  • Philadelphia University City Station - 5 min drive
  • Philadelphia, PA (ZFV-30th Street Rail Station) - 29 min walk
  • 30th St Station - 30 min walk
  • Walnut Locust Station - 3 min walk
  • 13th St. Station - 6 min walk
  • Lombard South Station - 9 min walk


  • 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

At Sonder The Arco, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Pennsylvania Convention Center and University of Pennsylvania. Also, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Rittenhouse Square and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Philadelphia Museum of Art. The comfortable beds and nice bathrooms get great marks from fellow travelers. Public transportation is just a short walk: Walnut Locust Station is 3 minutes and 13th St. Station is 6 minutes.


Catalan, English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Use of nearby fitness center


  • Concierge services


  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Catalan
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace


  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p>
Property Registration Number 854026

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

Does Sonder The Arco offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sonder The Arco does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sonder The Arco?
As of February 3, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sonder The Arco on February 7, 2023 start from P 6,141, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sonder The Arco?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Sonder The Arco?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Sonder The Arco?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Sonder The Arco.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sonder The Arco?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Sonder The Arco?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but SugarHouse Casino (5-min drive) and Harrah's Casino and Racetrack (23-min drive) are both nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Sonder The Arco?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Capogiro Gelateria (3-min walk), Tredici Enoteca (3-min walk), and Caribou Cafe (3-min walk).
What's the area around Sonder The Arco like?
Sonder The Arco is a short 3-minute walk from Walnut Locust Station and 14 minutes' walk from Pennsylvania Convention Center. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.



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10/10 Exceptional

It's like using the self checkout lane at the grocery store. It's not for everyone but if you're willing to learn the process it can really be convenient.
Scott, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Paulo Henrique, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Jose, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Disaster of a hotel with NO STAFF on site
No one works here. App and log in didn’t work. Was on the street in the middle of the night on the support with them. Two “customer service agents” hung up when they couldn’t figure out the issue. TV didn’t work. No one on site to assist. Was dingy. Toilet paper holder falling off the wall. No one report it to. Window was open when we arrived and stuck open. N one on site to assist. Think they can run a fully remote hotel. They can’t. It’s a bad joke.
Scott, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Seong, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Maya, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

ADILSON LIMA, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

BEAUTIFUL room for couples loved it
Alyssa, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Needs an update
Room looks great in photos. In real life: chipped paint, cracks in the walls, really loud heating system (airplane engines are more quiet). Really old windows that let the cold weather in. The bathroom was absolutely freezing! Overall cleanliness was OK but the room is desperately in need of an update.
Jeffrey, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

katariina, 3-night trip
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