Philadelphia, PA 

Gables B&B

4520 Chester Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143-3707 US

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Rates: $125 to $200
Total Rooms: 10
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (4 reviews)


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.Publicity and Awards: Philadelphia, Victorian Homes, WGBH Documentary.Location: City/Urban.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $125 to $200
Payment types accepted include Visa, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Master Card, Discover, American Express and Cash.
Rooms: This property has 10 total guest accommodations, 8 with private bath, 2 with fireplaces.
The types of beds available include Queen, Twin and Double.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Some weekends there is a 2 night minimum
Cancellation: 48 hours/more on special events
Pets: Innkeepers pets on premises.
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast.
Types of meals: Full Breakfast.
Amenities In Room: Wireless Internet Access, VCR, Television, Telephone, Refrigerator, Reading Lamps, Modem Hook-Up, Iron/Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Fireplace, Desk, Data Ports, Cable TV, Bathrobes, Bath Amenities, Air Conditioning, Clock Radio, CD Player and Free parking.
Amenities On Site: Phone, PC, Parlor Games, Library, Fireplace, Fax, Copy Machine, Computers, Television, VCR, Free parking, Internet hookup, Computer station and DSL.
Business Traveler Amenities: Wireless Internet Access, Television, Modem Connection, Iron/Ironing Board, Internet Access, Hair Dryer, FAX On-site and Daily Newspapers.


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are January-February, Sunday-Thursday, no holidays, subject to availability


Events Hosted: Romantic Getaways.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Bicycling, Hiking, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Sports Events, Major College and 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) and City Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: Local Historical Society.
Historic sites nearby: Philadelphia National Historic Park (4 miles)

Romantic Interest

Four poster canopy bed, fireplaces, luxury linens