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Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast

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752 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oak Forest, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am planning on traveling to Philadelphia frequently, so I am looking for a place to work out as a base. The Bella Vista will not be it. Pros- The neighborhood seems vibrant, yet quiet in the evenings. If you are looking for a place to get away from people, this is it, as no one is around to interact... More 

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Allentown, Pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When traveling to a city, ease of check in means something. This place was very easy to check in and check out. We had no problems and didn't have to worry about deadlines for arrival. We stayed in the Victorian and it was beautiful and cozy. There was a kitchenette stocked with breakfast items for the morning. While the room... More 

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New Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old dated and not kept up to par of what is expected for the price. It is more low budget motel than bed and breakfast. The location is the only positive. Spend a little bit more and be in the same area but with full range of amenities, ambiance and service.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This isn't your typical B & B with guest hosts greeting you and guests sitting together over a leisurely breakfast spread. Rather a unique old home converted into rented rooms. There is self check in via an emailed code and breakfast is already in your little pantry when you arrive. The hosts are available via cell and email but aren't... More 

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Dan M, Owner at Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to comment about your experience during your stay at Philadelphia Bella Vista BnB. I wanted to clarify one of your observations about our staff. Yes, we are available by phone and email but there is always someone at the BnB. You may see them in the office which is next to our spacious common area... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was an AirBnb Refugee. I ran screaming out of that dump and into the oasis here at Bella Vista. My suite is clean, clean clean! The owner and manager are gracious and generous with their time and recommendations. I felt right at home, but in my own little get-away - which is exactly what I needed for myself this... More 

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Dan M, Owner at Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and your visit to Philadelphia. The housekeeping staff tries their best to keep the BNB as clean as humanly possible and have been doing a great job of it. We will continue as always to try to provide our guest a comfortable home away... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We loved your B&B. We were amazed at the room! I felt like I had walked into a mini museum - though it was much more comfy than a museum.The self check in was also very nice. And the location is perfect. And we loved the nearby bike rental. Riding bikes in this neighborhood is so enjoyable with the designated... More 

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Dan M, Owner at Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have found that most guest appreciate our "Self Check In". It gives a guest a lot of flexibility and reduces some of the stress of traveling. The Philadelphia bike stations are new to the city as of this summer. They are a great convenience and a fun way to get around center city. Philadelphia... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stayed at the Bella Vista this June. We really liked this place; it was clean, quaint and in an excellent location. Also, the website is really helpful, take up the car parking info if your driving. It is close to the stay and reasonable. We chose the Bella Vista for its location wanting to be close to the Italian... More 

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Dan M, Owner at Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Bella Vista is a wonderful neighborhood. It is very centrally located to all of the attractions in and around the Historic District. Philadelphia Bella Vista BNB is only a couple of blocks from a public parking garage which is located on South Street next to Whole Foods. All of center city is restricted to 2 hour parking and a close... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

What an absolute horror of a hotel. I would say "where to begin," but let's be honest, it began right when we checked in. Or rather, didn't. Despite being advertised as a bed and breakfast, no one was there to greet us. In fact, writing this from the hotel on the second day, we still haven't see another soul from... More 

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Dan M, Owner at Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Let's begin here. We are a International BNB and have guests arriving at all hours of the day and throughout the night from all over the world. We have devised a system by using a key less entry where the guests can easily gain access to the houses and their room at any time regardless if they are running late... More 

Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I found the B&B to be very quaint. The decor is a mix of antique items and filled with character. The room was very nice and clean. I stayed on the top floor so if you have trouble carrying bags I would suggest a lower floor. The neighboorhood is very nice with streets lined with old houses. The location is... More 

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Dan M, Owner at Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit at Philadelphia Bella Vista BNB. Thank you for mentioning the Sky Top being on the top floor. When visiting our web site in guest rooms where you will find pictures and descriptions we indicate which floor the room is located. The area is great and there is much to see between the BNB... More 

jacksonville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a discount B&B. The room (Shang-ri La) was large and comfortable. All aspects of the room were operational and it is clean. The breakfast was set up on the table in the room so the guest could self-serve their breakfast. We had a few issues which the staff helped to resolve quite responsively. This is a brownstone about... More 

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Dan M, Owner at Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to point out some of the experience of your visit with us. Anastasia’s antiques located a few blocks from the BNB at 7th and Bainbridge is a great Victorian antique shop. Also Antique Row is on Pine Street a few blocks north of the BNB. Our information book that guest find in the room... More 

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