I stayed here with my husband for a little getaway weekend in November. The location was great, right across from City Tavern which I highly recommend at least for drinks just to check out the historic building and have the experience (more on that in a different review). The regular inn keepers were on vacation but the visiting keeper Gail was awesome. She was very helpful and most importantly personable. I hate staying somewhere and dealing with a stuffy hostess. She gave us a tour and answered all my questions about the life of a traveling inn keeper. I think that may be my second career later in life! We stayed in the Thomas Bond Sr room which we loved. We had plenty of room, a very nice fireplace and a jet tub that wasn't even advertised! There is a thriving nightlife outside even in November but that did not bother us at all as we were on the 3rd floor and we like sleeping with the TV on. We will definitely be back. The wine and cheese reception is a very nice touch even though as other reviewers have pointed out that its not really a top notch selection. It is just nice to relax and mingle with the other guests. Breakfast both mornings was just OK (apple french toast and quiche) but the service was very nice. And hey - its included with the price of the room so expectations may need to be modified. Oh and the bed was very comfortable!! The TV didn't offer many channels and was pretty small but if we wanted to watch TV we would stay home and watch our big screen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thomas Bond House is an historic alternative to impersonal lodging. Step into the 18th century in this exquisitely restored circa 1769 gem. Located within the Independence National Historic Park in Philadelphia, PA, you are just steps away from all the historic landmarks, world class restaurants and shopping. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Thomas Bond House Hotel Philadelphia
- Thomas Bond House Bed And Breakfast