Gables B&B      
4520 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3707, USA    
(215) 662-1918
  • Free Night Participating Inn
 
 

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$125
- $200


Book a Room $125 - $200

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Don Caskey, Warren Cederholm

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Description

Circa 1889. Located in the University City section, this red-brick Queen Anne Victorian has three stories and offers off-street parking. Chestnut and cherry woodwork, a grand entry hall and sitting rooms furnished with antiques make this a popular site. A wraparound porch overlooks the inn's gardens of perennials, roses, dogwood and Japanese cherry and magnolia trees. The Christmas Room has mahogany antiques and a queen four-poster bed, while the Tower Room has a working fireplace and a settee tucked into the turret. Another room offers a soaking tub and sun porch. This inn received Philadelphia Magazine's four-heart award and the "Best of Philly 1996" award as an urban getaway.

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Rates

$125 to $200

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Master Card, Discover, American Express and Cash.

Amenities

This property has 10 total guest accommodations, 8 with private bath, 2 with fireplaces. The types of beds available include Queen, Twin and Double.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Television
  • Modem Connection
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • FAX On-site
  • Daily Newspapers

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways

Pet Restrictions

  • Innkeepers pets on premises

Romantic Interest

Four poster canopy bed, fireplaces, luxury linens

Describe Garden and Grounds

English garden of perrenials and annuals with blooms from April through October

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Some weekends there is a 2 night minimum

Cancellation

48 hours/more on special events

Smoking

Smoke Free Property.


Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Bicycling
    • Hiking
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Wineries

Historic Interest

Fully restored Victorian mansion circa 1889. Originally a doctor's home, bequeathed to the Catholic Church in 1936 and served as a boarding house for Jesuit priests until 1991 when the current owners began the restoration and opened the bed and breakfast.

Historic Awards:

  • Local Register (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • Local Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Philadelphia National Historic Park (4 miles)

Nearby College/University

University of Pennsylvania

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are January-February, Sunday-Thursday, no holidays, subject to availability.

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the iLoveinns.com Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.


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A REAL GEM !

We stayed at this B&B for 4 nights and it was wonderful. The property itself is filled with fine antiques. The rooms are decorated beautifully. The hosts are very hospitable and care about the guests. Breakfast is really something beyond the ordinary. A full sit down breakfast with wonderful home-cooked meals. Ideal location and just across the street you can take the city bus and go anywhere in town. Downtown on the bus is about 10 minutes away. We will certainly stay there again next time we visit Philadelphia.
Ray Williams
Shawnee Mission, KS
8/9/2010

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Above and beyond

Everything about the Gables exceeded our expectations. When we left, we felt that we had made new friends with our most gracious and helpful hosts.
Leslie & Jean Chalmers
Walnut Creek, CA
6/1/2010

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Consistnetly graceous & hospitable

We have had the pleasure of staying at the Gables, frequently, over the past 4 years while our daughter attended U Penn. Our experiences have been nothing but delightful at all levels. Don & Warren are gracious hosts and not only provide a comfortable and beautiful stay but are very helpful with making suggestions to have a wonderful visit while in Philadelphia. Paul & Susie, Denver
Susie & Paul Hamersky
5/28/2010

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Beautiful and Romantic

We spent an unexpected 3 days in Philadelphia and had an amazing stay at The Gables. What a beautiful house with wonderful hosts. Each bedroom has its own amazing theme – we actually stayed in 2 of them – and we couldn’t fault them. They were spacious with comfortable bed(s) and immaculate bed linen. One of our rooms had an en-suite, which had everything in it that one required – even down to a spare toothbrush and shower cap! The breakfasts were scrumptious, with everything home-cooked – even the muffins. And it’s only a 10 minute trolley-bus ride to the centre of town. If we ever find ourselves in Philadelphia again (and I’ll make sure we do), then we will certainly stay at The Gables. And their four-legged friend Oscar makes our return even more sure!
Meg Filipidis
Maisons Laffitte,
5/18/2010

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