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The Gables Bed and Breakfast

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4520 Chester Avenue, At South 46th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great find, search no further if you are looking for a great B and B while in Philly. The home is period decorated and very clean. The breakfast was wonderful with snacks and drinks available at your leisure. The grounds and gardens were a wonderful place to enjoy a take out meal. It is a great location in... More 

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michigan
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very much enjoyed our stay here! Our room was so clean and and bed was very comfortable. Breakfast every morning was wonderful! It is in a nice neighborhood near the university. Parking is free so that beats what you would pay for a hotel stay in the city. We left our car parked and used Uber to pick us up... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We discovered The Gables while exploring hotel options in the Philadelphia area. We couldn't be happier with our decision to spend 6 days in this wonderful restored mansion. We stayed in the Garden Room, overlooking the lush gardens on the property. The Gables is quiet and separated from the hustle, bustle of the city; yet the trolley stops right outside... More 

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Arlington, VA
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

We spent two nights at The Gables, and what fun it was. We were in Philly for a conference, and it was wonderful to be away from all of the conference hotel hubbub. It was super easy to get from The Gables to the convention center using the trolly (get on right across the street) which takes you to a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were in Philadelphia over Easter .visiting our daughter and stayed the week at the Gables. It was wonderful. My very nice guest at breakfast and Don and Warren were great host. Even inviting us for Eater supper with their friends they had over. It was wonderfully restored,great antiques,Oscar the Poodle and they had a great breakfast and snacks. Definitely... More 

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Seattle, Washington, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Gables Bed and Breakfast is a magnificent old mansion whose marvelous ambience (historic structure, Victorian opulence in every detail), comfortable rooms, and hospitable proprietors made our stay totally memorable. We stayed at the Gables for a total of seven nights spread out over two weeks for a trip back east; the place was recommended by our daughter, who lives... More 

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Bristol, VA
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The downside of staying in a B&B is, you're in someone else's house. It is a different feel from staying in a hotel or motel, where you "own" the room for the length of time you are paying for. It's just a different feel, a different vibe between the two. The décor in a hotel is usually pretty neutral, and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I used to live near the Gables, and wanted an affordable place to stay in my old neighborhood. I didn't expect to walk into the Gables and find such a beautifully furnished and spacious Victorian mansion. The living room, dining room, parlor and bedrooms are filled with antique furniture, fabrics, and coverings. The rooms have all this plus modern touches... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Wife, grown son and I spent a night here on a two day visit to Philly about a month ago. We found TGB&B to be conveniently located to the usual tourist spots, in a very nice neighborhood, clean and attractive and well managed by a friendly staff. A bit on the pricey side, however.

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Cambridge MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I enjoy the Gables greatly. The owners have put an extraordinary amount of thought and effort into the decor; you can spend an hour in each of the beautiful public rooms looking at the myriad things they've collected over the years. And the rooms don't fall far behind. Only slightly behind the magnificent look of the place is the way... More 

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