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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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#2 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Philadelphia
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4.6
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.4
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Wifi
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Green
Business
Languages Spoken
English

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Grade: 71 out of 100
122Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
12Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
676Reviews2Q+A100Room tips
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JGB wrote a review Aug 2022
Montreal, Canada7 contributions
Well, I'll never need to look up another hotel in the Penn area/West Philly again. I am only going to stay at the Gables. A few dollars more but worth it! My husband and I stayed in the Library room, a little smaller than others but quiet. The over-the-top antique decor makes it feel like you are really getting away. The hosts could not be better; breakfasts are delicious and destinations are very walkable. I could walk to the Penn campus center in about 35 minutes. So many other great amenities: delicious coffee at breakfast; wine and other beverages in a fridge available to guests 24/7. Sure the antique bathrooms can be a little antique, but they were just fine plus I think you have to be able to handle stairs. I looked at other larger rooms thinking of my next visit and there are many good options for more spacious lodgings. I loved The Gables and it made my trip so much more enjoyable.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Cesar Gonzales, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast
Responded Aug 15, 2022
Hi Julia! Thank you for staying with us and for your support! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Much appreciated. Until next time. Regards. The Gables Family
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Cathy C wrote a review Aug 2022
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Greeted immediately upon my arrival by Cesare. My room was beautifully decorated in the Victorian style as is the entire house. Very clean, very comfortable, and the staff was very personable. Complimentary wine and water available. I needed directions on how to get to the Reading Terminal Market. Cesare provided that along with a pass for the trolley. Breakfast was delicious; cooked to perfection. Anytime we are in Philly, The Gables is our go to lodging.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: In my opinion, you couldn't go wrong picking any room at The Gables.
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Response from Cesar Gonzales, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast
Responded Aug 10, 2022
Thank you for your support! It was nice to meet and host you. Until next time. Regards. The Gables Family
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bluelimon wrote a review Jul 2022
Bromont, Canada15 contributions3 helpful votes
Astonishing B&B . Great breakfast. Friendly host. Very well located.Quiet location. Surprising Victorian decor. This the place to stay in Philadelphia . Quiet and relax setting. Direct trolley bus to downtown. Wifi and parking available
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Cesar Gonzales, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jul 28, 2022
It was nice to meet and host you both. Thank you for your support! Until next time. Regards. The Gables Family
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DJW wrote a review May 2022
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We’ve stayed here 4 times; always a pleasure! Beautiful B&B filled with antiques; delicious breakfasts; friendly and helpful staff always going “above and beyond” Highly recommend !! Not to mention the best owners and 2 adorable little dogs😊
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Cesar Gonzales, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast
Responded May 17, 2022
Thank you Dani and family for your support over the years! Congrats on your daughter’s graduation. We are glad that you enjoyed your stays with us. Have a great summer and see you another time. Take care from all of us at The Gables.
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Jay wrote a review May 2022
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania2 contributions
My wife and I were looking for a getaway night in Philadelphia and I came across this place. My wife loves historical antique motif so the Gables was perfect. The host was very responsive and the staff was very welcoming. The room was comfortable and well layed out. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and would recommend this place for sure
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Cesar Gonzales, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast
Responded May 2, 2022
Good morning, Jay Thank you for staying with us at The Gables. It was nice to meet and host you and your wife. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your support and for taking the time to write us a review. Until next time. Regards. The Gables Family
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Myrna P wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had a wonderful stay. It was so nice to come back after a day in the city to a parking spot steps from the front door. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was very good. The neighborhood was nice with a park not far from the bed and breakfast. There was a small pop up street market in the park selling veggies, breads and some craft items. We will definitely be back for another stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Cesar Gonzales, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast
Responded Apr 17, 2022
Hi Myrna! It was nice to meet you all. Thank you for your support and for taking the time to write us a review. Happy Easter! Regards The Gables Family
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Greg & Claire wrote a review Apr 2022
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We think of The Gables as our home away from home in Philadelphia. Terrific old world charm. We especially like the home cooked breakfasts available to all guests as a special amenity. Can't wait for our next visit.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Cesar Gonzales, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast
Responded Apr 4, 2022
It was great to see you and your wife again Gregory! Thank you for your support! Much appreciated. Until next time. Regards The Gables Family
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Michelle B wrote a review Mar 2022
Manchester, New Hampshire3 contributions1 helpful vote
The hosts of this sweet place do everything they can to make a person feel welcome! The breakfast was very yummy. The bed was comfortable. The location is perfect and close to the trolley. I would highly recommend that you check it out.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Cesar Gonzales, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast
Responded Mar 23, 2022
Hi Michelle! It was nice to host you both. Thank you for your support and for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Until next time. Regards The Gables Family
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AmyW54 wrote a review Mar 2022
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions2 helpful votes
The Gables is our “go-to” place to stay every time we come to Philadelphia for family visits. It is a beautiful historical and interesting house with a great location but the hospitality is what keeps us coming back. Cesar is a warm and kind host and genuinely cares that your stay is comfortable. Everything is clean, the breakfasts are delicious. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Mar 23, 2022
Hi Amy! Great to see you and your daughter again. Thank you for your continued support! Much appreciated! The Gables Family
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lisa_144 wrote a review Mar 2022
Arrowtown, New Zealand7 contributions
The Gables family run business is a welcoming respite close to University of Penn. 15 minutes walk in safe neighborhood amongst parks and friendly passerby. Accommodations were top notch with finest bedding and loads of antique eye candy. Hosts were very flexible with checkout for me due to medical management of a loved one. Breakfast was delightful and nutritious. Thanks again for your welcoming hospitality. Lisa and Alice
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Cesar Gonzales, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast
Responded Mar 12, 2022
It was nice to meet and host you both Lisa and Alice. Thank you for your support! We are glad that you had a good stay with us. Until next time. Take care. The Gables Family
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PRICE RANGE
$277 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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), The Last Word Bookshop (0.7 miles), and House of Our Own Book Store (0.6 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 Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (2.4 miles), Battleship New Jersey (4.3 miles), and Independence National Historical Park (3.5 miles).