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4520 Chester Avenue, At South 46th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143 (University City)
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  • 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

My room and traveling companions' rooms were huge and had great natural light from large, deep-silled windows. You can tell the original builder spared no expense on creating this masterpiece, the woodwork, floors, and overall structure are magnificent. I only met one of the innkeepers (Warren), and he was warm, accommodating, and it was clear he wanted to make each... More 

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Rosate
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Everything about The Gables speaks of the care that the owners invest in their B&B - and that extra effort makes the difference. The room was not only comfortable & clean - it felt like staying with a favourite grandmother. Breakfast was different every day, fresh and satisfying - and I'm not a breakfast person usually; just a cup of... More 

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Havre, Montana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This B&B is gorgeous, in a home built in 1889 and beautifully restored by the current owners, who are gracious and also prepare a fabulous breakfast. If you want to know more about their work to restore the house, they will tell you about it. It's a wonderful story. The house and all of its rooms are immaculate, and the... More 

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West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

Lovely Victorian B & B. Very clean & welcoming, large comfortable rooms, hot breakfast, & nice staff. Cozy porch! There is a large park a block away and the trolley runs right in front of B & B that takes you downtown to city center.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We spent four nights at The Gables while attending a conference at the Philadelphia Conference Center. We stayed in the Victorian Room. We loved the house and how it was furnished with antiques, some of which were family heirlooms. I loved all the family photos that were displayed throughout. The lighting in the bathroom was perfect for applying makeup. We... More 

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Calabasas, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

From the moment I arrived I was charmed. The Gables building itself is gorgeous and very spacious. I was very relieved when I saw it in person. It is actually much more spacious than it looks in the pictures and quite grand. The details in furnishings and decoration are delightful and are everywhere (but it does not feel claustrophobic because... More 

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Almere
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We didn't know, but now we do! In these hectic modern times with IPad, IPhone, computers and other electronic devices that keep you busy, it's good to be in a Victorian atmosphere with soft classical music at breakfast, fantastic silverware, an interior in which everything matches, good food: scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausages, heavy wheat bread and last but... More 

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Rockaway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Let me just start the review by saying I can only comment on the accommodations, not the food. I only stayed the one night, and had to leave early, so I can't comment on the breakfast. As a vegan I'm pretty used to just taking my food along with me, anyhow. I loved the design and architecture of the house... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
15 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I booked a room here for one night and as I was driving towards it, I noticed the neighborhood was extremely run down, homes were not taken care of and people were just "hanging" around on the streets doing nothing. I was hoping as I got closer, things would change and it would get better. It didn't. I felt very... More 

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Washington, DC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I choose the Garden Room at The Gables for the location and price. Both of those aspects were fine. It was a 15 minute walk from Training for Change where I was doing a week-long conference. I had a rocky first night. The house is huge and gorgeously renovated. But the young woman who checked me in seemed surprised to... More 

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Address: 4520 Chester Avenue, At South 46th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > University City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10

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