Philadelphia, PA 

Thomas Bond House

129 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3039 US
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Rates: $155 to $225
Total Rooms: 12
Overall Rating: 4.6666666666667 hearts (3 reviews)


Circa 1769. One way to enjoy the history of Philadelphia is to treat yourself to a stay at this Colonial-period, Georgian-style residence in Independence National Historical Park. White shutters and cornices accentuate the brick exterior, often draped in red, white and blue bunting. A finely executed interior renovation provides a handsome background for the inn's collection of Chippendale reproductions, four-poster beds and drop front desks. Working fireplaces, phones, hair dryers, television and whirlpool tubs provide additional comforts.Publicity and Awards: Mid-Atlantic Country, Washingtonian, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Home & Garden, Boston Globe, Heritage Travel, Top 25 Historical Inns & Hotels.Location: Waterfront and City/Urban.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $155 to $225
Payment types accepted include Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express and Cash.
Rooms: This property has 12 total guest accommodations with private bath, 7 with whirlpools, 2 suites and 2 guest houses.
The types of beds available include Queen, Twin and Double.


Cancellation: Weekends or reservations containing a weekend stay require a 10 day prior to scheduled arrival notice of cancellation or change. Weekdays require a 72 hours notice prior to scheduled arrival time. Otherwise guest will be responsible for a minimum of 1 night's stay or 50% of the entire booking. Once you pass your cancellation date, there are no refunds or credits for early departure.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Wine, Afternoon Tea, Breakfast, Complimentary glass of wine available from 5:30-6:30 nightly, freshly baked cookies nightly, , water, tea, and coffee all day.
Types of meals: Vegetarian Breakfast, Full Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea, Continental Plus Breakfast, Wine, Restaurant off Premises, We can accommodate most dietary restrictions, including dairy, gluten, meats, and seafood with prior notice.
Amenities In Room: Wireless Internet Access, Bath Amenities, Television, Cable TV, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Air Conditioning, Iron/Ironing Board, Heating and some with whirlpool tubs.
Amenities On Site: Bicycles, free local calls, evening wine and freshly baked cookies.
Business Traveler Amenities: Television, Wireless Internet Access, Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board, Off-site Dry Cleaning Services, Desk, Gym Nearby, Daily Newspapers, Hair Dryer, Individual temperature control and rooms with small work desk.

Spa Services

Off-Site Spa Services Available


Events Hosted: Seminars, Family Reunions, Meetings, Honeymoons, Romantic Getaways and Weddings.
Other Activities: Sports Events, Major College, Shopping (Local Crafts), Parks, Museums, Live Theater, Bicycling, Beaches, Art Galleries, Antiquing, Walking / Big Bus/ Segway Tours, Pub Crawls, Ghost Tours, Cinema/Theater, Live Music, Food Festivals, Historic Sites, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Observation Deck, Amish Country/Tours, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Local Spas, BB&T concert pavilion, flea markets and historic churches.

Historic Interest

A 1769 Georgian brick home located in Independence National Historic Park and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Thomas Bond House was originally built for Dr. Thomas Bond, who co-founded Pennsylvania Hospital, the first public hospital in the US, with Benjamin Franklin. The National Park Service purchased and restored this building.
Historic Awards: National Register (Granted), National Historical Site (Granted) and City Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: National Trust.
Historic sites nearby: Located in Independence National Historic Park and next to the site of William Penn's Slate Roof House(<0.1 mile), Independence Hall (03. mile), Liberty Bell (0.4 mile), Betsy Ross House (0.4 mile), Christ Church Burial Ground & Franklin's Grave (0.6 mile), Elfreth's Alley (0.4 mile), Congress Hall (0.4 mile) Old City Hall (0.3 mile) , Reading Terminal Market (1.1 mile), Spruce Street Harbor Park (0.4 mile), Independence Seaport Museum (0.4 mile), Penn's Landing (0.4 mile),