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The Gables Bed and Breakfast

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4520 Chester Ave At South 46th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143-3707
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Award winning Victorian B&B, 10 guest rooms, free parking, full breakfast. Amazing collection of Victorian antiques with 21st century amenities such as WiFi, cable tv, phones, computer station, dvd and vcr. Easy public transit. Near universities and hospitals, 12 minutes to center city.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Books, DVDs, music for children
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Snack bar
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Allergy-free room
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Non-smoking rooms
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Kamil wrote a review Yesterday
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My husband and I loved our overnight at the Gables in University City. We enjoyed learning about the history of the house and its antique furnishings from Cesar, our gracious host. The Victorian suite is spacious, charmingly appointed and impeccably clean. Cesar prepares a delicious open-face egg sandwich for breakfast. The best part of our stay was sharing the breakfast table with other guests from around the country. We chatted for almost two hours and exchanged contact information before we left!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Good evening, Peter and Kamil It was nice to meet you and we thank you for your support! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked our breakfast. It was nice to see guests back eating together. Until next time. From all of us at The Gables Family
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ELFPDX wrote a review May 7
Portland, Oregon74 contributions29 helpful votes
I have just spent three nights here in the Blue Willow suite. It is on the third floor and is very quiet and comfortable. I was quite surprised that often during the day the birds songs in the large trees surrounding the property were louder than the traffic. I loved sitting on the large veranda drinking coffee and watching the birds and squirrels. The owner, Cesar, could not be more helpful, welcoming and generous. He invited my children I was in town to visit to join me for breakfast each morning (on the house). They also provide an assortment of teas and wine to drink at no charge to the guests. I slept soundly on the lovely cozy but firm mattress and enjoyed the quiet in this end of the city at night. You will not be disappointed if you spend some evenings here, it is a most comfortable and welcoming place.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Cesar Gonzales, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast
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Good evening, Esther It was lovely to meet you and your family. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your support and for taking the time to write us a review. Until next times take care. The Gables Family
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Julie H wrote a review Apr 2021
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Wonderful host. Rooms were very comfortable. Beautiful Victorian home. The breakfast was delicious. Very accommodating to our needs. Very convenient location to University City. Beautiful Clark Park at the end of the block. So convenient to have private parking.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Cesar Gonzales, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Julie! Great to meet you and your family. We enjoyed getting to know you during your stay. Until next time. From all of us The Gables Family
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Sookers1 wrote a review Apr 2021
New York City, New York159 contributions71 helpful votes
It’s like taking a step back in time... we stayed here while visiting college and all loved the majestic home with a welcome atmosphere and terrific kindness and breakfast from Cesar. We will be back!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
It was nice to meet you all. We enjoyed getting to know you and we appreciate the support! Thank from all of us at The Gables.
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Patricia E wrote a review Feb 2021
Allentown, Pennsylvania1 contribution
I had to stay near the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania when my daughter had a serious lengthy surgery. The hosts were able to accommodate my emergency lodging request, the need to check in after 1:00am and even offered to feed me a meal when I arrived - it was an excellent dinner and truly an unexpected treat after a very long day - - dessert was a delectable piece of banana nut bread!! I had a very restful sleep in a beautiful room complete with a private bathroom w/shower. I enjoyed a delicious homemade breakfast when I got up and enjoyed every bit of what I could eat and took home some more of that delicious banana nut bread and fresh pineapple to share with my husband, he loved all of that, btw. They have parking on-site at no additional charge, that is a rarity in Philadelphia. I have a dog and was missing my little one and just before I left in the morning I was introduced to their little darlings. Ricky and Cesar are excellent hosts and have a beautiful property that is near University City and actually right along a public transportation route that goes directly below the Hospital area. My advice, check out this wonderful B & B for a couples get-away, business traveler or like me, someone stuck in the University City area who wants to make their drive home safely after a restful sleep. Thank you so very much Ricky and Cesar for your gracious hospitality.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded Feb 15, 2021
It was nice to meet and host you. We hope that your daughter recovers quickly. Thank you for your support! Until next time. Cesar and Ricky
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$221 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUniversity City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gables Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Gables Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include The Woodlands Cemetery (0.4 miles), House of Our Own Book Store (0.6 miles), and The Last Word Bookshop (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Gables Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Gables Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Gables Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Gables Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Gables Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vietnam Cafe, saad halal restaurant, and Marigold Kitchen.
Are there any historical sites close to The Gables Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (4.3 miles), Independence National Historical Park (3.5 miles), and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (2.4 miles).