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The Gables Bed and Breakfast

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4520 Chester Avenue, At South 46th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
The Gables Bed and Breakfast
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Bristol, VA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit and it was just as good as the first. Our room was very comfortable, only suffering slightly from trolley noise. Breakfasts were delicious, served buffet style, and our hosts, Don and Warren, just as charming and helpful as we remembered.

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Portland, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Though a little over the top with victorian items, it was a lovely home with wrap porch and the owners were wonderful. My only objection was that our sleep in the East Room would have been much nicer had the window treatment next to bed where your head/pillows were could have been replaced . The slats were broken and didn't... More 

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Aomori, Japan
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77 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay at Gables B&B! Our host was gracious and pleasant, the grounds were spacious, the house was beautiful, the room was clean, comfortable, and quiet, and breakfast was delicious. Street parking (we arrived on a Friday evening) was plentiful, and we didn't bother using the inn's parking lot. Also, the nearby neighborhood was welcoming and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This B&B is hidden amongst west Philadelphia's back streets in a charming neighborhood. While the ultra-Victorian décor was a little over the top for my taste, the grounds are amazing. There is a garden of hidden paths and nooks to explore. Made it worth the price of admission.

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Boston, MA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

My Sister and I stayed at The Gables for a few nights in April while visiting Philadelphia to help my niece search for a new home following her transfer to the city. The hosts were gracious and welcoming (as was their dog), breakfasts were fabulous, great coffee available early, public areas and rooms lavishly decorated and charming, short walk to... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

With all the great reviews about this B&B, we thought let's make this our first B&B to experience for the two nights we were staying in Philadelphia (for the first time). Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with our stay. We felt as if we were just being judged. Not once were we told anything about the mansion we were staying... More 

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