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The Gables Bed and Breakfast

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Walworth, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a lovely stay at the B & B for 2 days. It is very historic. The rooms themselves have different themes. We stayed in the Victorian suite. It had a private bath and a parlor. We didn't use the parlor because it was incredibly hot the time we were there and it is all windows. Our room had its... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had reservation through Booking.com. When I arrived on 7/19/16, there was a sign on the door asking customers to ring the bell. I rang the bell three times. No response. Knocked loudly on the door. No response. Got two guests to look for the owners. No luck. After 30 minutes of this, two men showed up at the door... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't ask for more! The place is all victorian styled and full of antiques. It's beautifully decorated. The rooms feel imperial. It's very well maintained and the food is amazing! Delicious hearty home cooking. The trolly stop is right at the corner and you can go from there all around philly. It's a great places for those taking exams at... More 

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Thank Nadia Q
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

My 18-yr-old daughter stayed here while On college visits. Arrival from the 30th Sreet station was a simple and affordable taxi ride, and she walked to Drexel/UPenn the next morning. The hosts were so gracious and made her feel welcome and secure. The room was charming: she sent me a picture right away, and only wished her stay was longer.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

The Gables really gave me a feel for a Victorian home, while at the same time being extremely comfortable! The guide that Warren and the other proprietors made for navigating public transit was extremely clear. I did not get lost once--which is saying something for me.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We've been to The Gables in the summer, when the lush garden and shady veranda were highlights, in addition to the sumptuously decorated rooms. But The Gables has earned a separate review from us with its Christmas welcome. (We were in town to visit our youngest, and were unaware of that it was the weekend of the Army/Navy game. Others... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I stayed in the Library Room the night before an interview at University of Penn. I had a great nights sleep along with a warm welcome from Warren. I was able to leave my car and walk to the university. Breakfast was wonderful. I would stay here again and again if returning to Philadelphia. Thanks much

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Thank 176corvette
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Love, love this place!! It was my boyfriend's birthday and we were provided with a complimentary bottle of champagne! Warren, the innkeeper was simply the best! We're very choosy about our B&B's and this place didn't disappoint! The decor was beautiful and every antique and piece of furniture was immaculate!!

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Preface: Though my wife and I thoroughly love mid century modern in terms of architecture, furniture, et al (think Aalto, Eames, Nelson, Noguchi, Saarinen, Van der Rohe, etc), we truly enjoyed our stay at the Gables Bed and Breakfast, a mansion restored to its Victorian splendor. Warren, the proprietor, was helpful and gracious as were others including Don and Patrice.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Not only are the beds comfortable and the breakfast generous, but the rooms at the Gables offer a continuous feast for the eye. There are no empty spaces! The effect is soothing and rich rather than overwhelming because every object d'art, doily, statue or decorative plate is perfectly chosen to complement each room's colour scheme and atmosphere. One feels wrapped... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gables Bed and Breakfast

Address: 4520 Chester Ave, At South 46th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143-3707
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > University City
Price Range: $144 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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