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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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Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2007

The Gables is a beautifully restored mansion with beautiful guest rooms, 2 large common areas and fabulous front porch. All areas are furnished with beautiful antiques. Our only regret is that we didn't have enough time to spend just relaxing at 'home.' The area is in a quaint, historic part of The Univ. of Penn. Restaurants are within walking distance,... More 

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Pohatcong, NJ
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2007

I highly recommend the Gables as well as the Blue Willow Room. We enjoyed the charming table and chairs set in the sun drenched turret space as well as the decor and crisp linens. The gas fireplace also set the mood for a romantic retreat away from home. The Gables was a perfect fit for myself and my husband, who... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2006

The Gables B&B is a restored, late Victorian, house in the University area of Philadelphia. The property is an eclectic mix of old and new and offers a refreshing change from the homogenous and impersonal rooms provided by the chain hotels. The house has been lovingly cared for and contains a wealth of antique, reproduction and period pieces. Houses of... More 

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Crofton, MD
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2006

I only stayed one night in the Egan room. The room was comfortable and nicely furnished. The house was lovely with floors of beautiful wood with patterned designs. If you like old houses, you will love exploring the details here. The neighborhood was fairly quiet and seemed safe. My only complaint would be that breakfast was not very good. Everything... More 

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Jersey City
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2005

Wake up to the sound of birds chirping, warm sunshine filling up your room through large lace curtain-lined windows, to the aroma of freshly baking bread and muffins; and smell the brewing coffee downstairs. Gaze out of your window onto the little garden outside and watch the squirrels trapezing across trees..... That's The South Room at Gables Bed and Breakfast,... More 

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New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2005

If you like Victoriana, this is the place for you. Lovely, lovely home, beautifully and respectfully restored, and chock a block full of the owner's collections of interesting things. To give you an idea, we were in the Tower room, which had perhaps 15 ruby cut glass pitchers on the mantel, all engraved with the names of the tourist sites... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2005

The antiques & charm make your stay more memorable than the city. Should always be a first choice in Philly.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2005

It was a pleasure staying at The Gables for New Year's Eve. The Christmas decorations (inside and outside) were beautiful. We even had our own Christmas tree in our room. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

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Lansing, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2004

My husband and I had to combine work with our recent trip to Philadelphia to visit family. We enjoyed the features that supported that part of the trip--separate phone lines for each room and wireless access to the internet. We didn't need to rent a car because of the proximity to the university and to public transport. The breakfasts were... More 

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Germany
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2004

It's a great place to stay if you don't wonna spend a night in a typical hotel! Very nice house and friendly owner. Nice breakfast, nice surrounding, even okay without a car - easy access to the trolly! I can absolutely recommend it!

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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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