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Gables Bed & Breakfast
4520 Chester Avenue
University City
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Cross Street: 46th Street
From $95 - $115 double Rates Include Full Breakfast

This lovely 1889 Victorian, once one of West Philadelphia's first and finest mansions, now serves as a charmingly eclectic bed-and-breakfast. About 8 blocks west of the University of Pennsylvania's main campus, it's right at the Septa trolley line stop in Center City, five minutes from 30th Street Station, and 15 minutes from the airport. If you want to get to Center City, you'll have to catch some kind of ride. It's an excellent choice for visiting academics, parents of students, prospective applicants, and relaxed tourists.

Eight formal areas are filled with antiques. There are sitting rooms, a breakfast room, and a wraparound porch; six bedrooms with private bathrooms and four bedrooms with adjacent bathrooms are on the top two floors. All rooms have gorgeous inlaid wood floors, and three have charming corner turrets. Some have gas fireplaces. Closets, armoires, lamps, and desks fit in with the grandmotherly Victorian decor. There is a lovely yard and garden. Breakfasts consist of home-baked peach crumble, quiches, fresh fruit, and muffins.


  • Cross Street: 46th Street
    Rooms: 10 Units
  • Payment:
    AMEX, , DC, MasterCard, Visa
    Fax:: Same as Phone: 215.662.1918
    Facilites: 10 units, Only 8 with bathroom
  • Room Amenities:
  • Digital alarm clock
  • Cable television featuring a wide selection of channels and music choices
  • CD player
  • Video Cassette Recorder/player
  • Private phone with answer machine, each room with its own private number (There is no switchboard, messages to rooms must be dialed directly)
  • Dataport access for the internet
  • DSL wireless access
  • Personal hair dryers
  • Fine antique quilts and/or down comforters
  • Plush cotton towels
  • Thick terry cloth bathrobes
  • 100% cotton, high thread count, sheets with embroidery and lace. All are ironed and starched for added crispness.
  • A choice of down and feather or polyester fiber-filled pillows.
  • A selection of toiletries for those who forget to bring theirs from home
  • "Room controlled" air conditioning and heat
  • Some rooms have working gas fireplaces.
    Parking: Free Off Street Parking
  • Public Transit: SEPTA: 19th St. Bus: 21, 33, or 42

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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