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The Columns on Clinton

922 Clinton St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Ranked #21 of 28 Philadelphia B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

After arriving for buisness, I never wanted to leave, Kathy was so warm, kind and caring, I spent most of my vacation with Kathy. I personally cant wait to go back. Kathy has Antiques everywhere you could spend hours just looking at so many wonderful items, reading relaxing. Fresh coffee cheese danish cereal toast and wonderful homemade jam, Kathy puts... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

My second visit to "The Columns" was pleasant. As before The staff were warm and welcoming, and accomodating of a long list of food allergies. I appreciate the independence allowed by the innkeeper and the thorough historic knowledge she has and shares with guests.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

My husband and I called to make a reservation for this poor excuse of a B&B for one night, less than 24 hours before our expected stay. When we arrived, we rang the doorbell and waited at least 5 minutes for Kathy, the innkeeper to appear. We were greeted with a woman whose clothes were dirty and she was already... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

My wife & I stayed at the Columns on Clinton B&B for 5 days Nov 2010. We were very pleased w our accomodations. Picturesque historical house (1848) & tree lined street, brick sidewalks, very quiet, great location - 10 min walk to downtown convention center & historical sites. Our room & floor bathroom spacious, clean, quiet. We were more than... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2010

For the second time in a year i stayed for a week with two of my close friends at the Colulmns Bed and Breakfast on Clinton Street Philadelphia. It was such a please to be greeted by the warm host and owner Kathy, nothing is ever too much....even a trip to the out of town mall if you want....we all... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

I visited a few years ago (not 2010, as the dropdown says) when I had to be in Center City for an early-morning event. I phoned to let the owner know I would be arriving later in the afternoon than planned. She was away, till late at night. Finally she returned my message and told me to go get the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

The whole time I was there was wonderful except 2 things. 1. was having to climb four flights of stairs. 2. the smell of cat pee on the first floor. Other than that, it was a wonderful vew and close to everything. The house was beautiful and if you're on Kathy (owner's) good side, she has so much great hospitality.... More 

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2008

I just stayed at the Columns while attending a conference and really enjoyed my stay. The rooms were clean and included very interesting antiques, the food was fine, and I liked the innkeeper quite a bit. When I said I wasn't feeling well after a turbulent flight, she went out of her way to give me some tea and lozenges.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2007

I was in Philadelphia with some friends for a conference at the Marriott on Market Street but as it was full and expensive, The Columns seemed like a charming alternative from the online description (can't find that review now funnily enough though...). Initially we were delighted, the rooms were well designed with interesting wallpaper, fittings and books, each with a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2007

I stayed one night at Columns and it was quite possibly the worst B&B experience I've ever had. While this large house is in a lovely location, the breakfast was unpalatable, the house was cluttered and dirty, and the innkeeper's behavior was appallingly. Another B&B, Antique Row, was full and they recommended Columns. When we called to make a reservation,... More 

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