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#1 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Philadelphia
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Luxurious, high-end accommodations in Victorian style townhouse conveniently located in the Artsy and hip Manayunk neighborhood in the "City of Brotherly Love," Philadelphia. Just 20 minutes to Center City by car or SEPTA Regional Rail Line, which stops just 2 blocks from our BnB. All of our rooms have private baths and fireplace rooms available. FREE breakfast served daily. FREE WIFI. Complimentary Local Beer and Wine with fresh fruit and snacks. Only 3 blocks to Main Street where you will find a huge array of Restaurants, Specialty Shops and Galleries.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Horseback riding
Adults only
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Allergy-free room
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Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
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Tile / marble floor
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RGJaxon wrote a review Nov 2022
United States1 contribution
We loved our stay at Manayunk Chambers Guest House! Everything was clean and well equipped. I had talked with Mark about the extra bedding we would need and everything was there and ready for us. He also listened to our dietary needs and had all the specialty foods we needed, as well as his delectable home-baked goods for breakfast every morning. I will absolutely plan to stay there every time we're in town. It's so close to our Philadelphia family, that it's wonderfully convenient as well as wonderfully comfortable.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Daphne wrote a review Aug 2022
Alexandria, Virginia4 contributions2 helpful votes
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My husband and I wanted to stay somewhere in Philly that had breakfast and free parking. We hit the jackpot when we found the Manayunk Chambers Guest House. It checked the boxes for both requirements, but it was *so much more*. Mark, the "face" of the B&B and Neal, a more "behind the scenes" operator, are warm, friendly people who embody a wonderful mix of modern savvy and old-world chivalry. We arrived at the end of a 1,000-plus-mile road trip and I was wiped out! Accordingly, it warmed my heart that they both, at varying moments, offered to carry my suitcase up/down stairs. We also enjoyed lively conversation with each of them. Fun! When we booked the room, we asked if there were any discounts such as AAA or seniors. Mark does not offer such perks as a rule, but a look at his calendar allowed him to give us 10% off. To our delight, when we checked in, he offered us an upgrade at no additional charge. What a mensch! We booked the Parisienne Suite, but with the upgrade ended up in the City Suite, which was marvelous. The bed was so comfortable, I almost didn't make it down to the parlor to partake of the ample selection of wines/beers/sodas and snacks. But I couldn't pass up that opportunity... Nor should anyone who stays there. It is thoroughly relaxing and peaceful. Before calling it a night, I immersed myself at length in the soaking tub, which removed any tension that might have been left. After a sound snooze, my day began with, perhaps, the funkiest shower I've ever taken. I cannot tell a lie. I was like a little kid changing the settings to make water come out of different spouts. It was a ton of fun and I'd have liked to take the shower home with me, but it didn't fit in my luggage... ;-) Breakfast—peach crepes with yogurt, fruit and granola; cappuccino and a basket of homemade pastries—was artfully presented, healthy and delicious. Does it get better than that? As a matter of fact, it does, because conversation with Mark and his other guests was also completely engaging. And with its independent shops and restaurants, Manayunk is an adorable area with something for everyone. From start to finish our stay at Manayunk Chambers Guest House was a salve for body and mind. Thank you so much, Mark and Neal. We can't wait to come back again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Be aware that this is an old building with no elevator access and all rooms are up a staircase.
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Responded Aug 31, 2022
My dear Daphne, Well it truly sounds like something that the Doctor has ordered. Thank you for your incredibly thorough and positive account of your stay with us. It tickles me to know how much you enjoyed every aspect of your visit. You are a wonderfully delightful person and we enjoyed spending time with you. I hope to see you again.
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beachgal1121 wrote a review Oct 2022
Ypsilanti, Michigan11 contributions15 helpful votes
The house is very Victorian and decorated as such. It's on a quiet street so no traffic noise and the town is very walkable. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Just as an FYI, there is no TV in the rooms so if you are used to going to sleep with the TV on, you will need to bring your own device and the WIFI is good. Breakfast is amazing and made to your time preference so everything is fresh and hot. All home baked breads and pastries, fresh fruit, greek yogurt, homemade granola, etc. Everything was delicious! We would definitely recommend this establishment. You won't be disappointed.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Sandy wrote a review Oct 2022
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This Bread & Breakfast is quite a gem! I stayed for a long-term situation and was completely satisfied. Mark, the Innkeeper goes out of his way to attend to the details that help you feel at home. He offers the highest quality of hospitality! The house, which is very clean, has comfortable beds and sits in a quiet neighborhood that's a short walk to downtown Manyunk. The Innkeeper applies his attention to detail as he provides the most comfortable bed and wonderfully delicious breakfast with only the freshest ingredients and plates it all so beautifully. The Innkeeper also makes an outstanding cappuccino or espresso for you each day of your stay; no need to visit a local coffeeshop. This lovely home will not disappoint!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Brook P wrote a review Oct 2022
Salisbury, Maryland73 contributions7 helpful votes
The fresh baked treats for breakfast were amazing! We also loved the fresh fruit and crepes. The house is beautiful and has thoughtful touches like snacks and drinks in the living room. Would definitely stay here again when visiting Manayunk.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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DrCindy87 wrote a review Sep 2022
Tacoma, Washington507 contributions206 helpful votes
We loved our comfortable bed so much we actually took a photo of the bed tag to get one of our own. Breakfasts were fabulous! We only wish we could eat enough to justify upgrading to the full breakfast we saw others enjoying. We were completely full with the fruit and bread courses alone. We were worried about parking but Mark did some shuffling so we could have a space free when we arrived at night. He really was the best host ever!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Filippo wrote a review Aug 2022
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A Victorian gem in the heart of Manayunk. Mark was extremely courteous, generous with (very good!) advice about the area and restaurants, and very helpful - he even moved his car so that we could have an easier departure early the following morning. And the breakfast was amazing! We'd definitely go back.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Mark Jerde, Owner at Manayunk Chambers Guest House
Responded Aug 24, 2022
Your generously kind words are so greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to review us. It was lovely to care for you during your stay. I look forward to seeing you again.
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Mia B. wrote a review Aug 2022
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Truly such a fantastic stay at Manayunk Chambers Guest House. Mark is is amazing, and on top of it all, makes breakfast all in house! The house is so beautiful, definitely inspiration for my own home décor. The next time I am in Philly, I will 100% be staying at Manayunk Chambers Guest House.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Aug 4, 2022
Thank you so much for such a rave review. I am so glad that you had such a wonderful experience with your visit. It was a pleasure to host you and will look forward to your return.
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Amy B wrote a review Jul 2022
Baltimore6 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautifully restored home in great location. Safe, walkable neighborhood with many shops and dining options. Outstanding breakfasts! Mark is a super host who goes out of his way to help make your stay the best by providing tips to get around the neighborhood, places to see in the area, and pays attention to guest's needs.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Aug 4, 2022
Dear Amy, it thrills me to no end to know how much you enjoyed your stay and appreciated my efforts to ensure your satisfaction. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I greatly appreciate that.
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Robin S wrote a review Jun 2022
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First impressions often give you clues of what's to come and mine of Mark, the owner, (and a mighty fine Host, I must say) was definitely a true representation. When I first spoke with Mark over the phone, in our planning stages, he was absolutely accommodating and delightfully pleasant and so was my experience at the Manayunk Chambers Guest House. The decor combination of "Old World Charm Meets New" made the rooms a conversational wonder while offering a comfortable and inviting stay. I enjoyed the delectable daily breakfast. The fact and added touch that Mark baked and created delicious meals from scratch, along with the presentation of a quaint Paris Café, makes me think that perhaps the Guest House Beds come along with the Breakfast versus the other way around. Haha! What a surprisingly, delightful, personable, hospitable experience tucked away in the midst of a disobliging world. The coupling of the charm of the house, the picturesque decor, and the generosity of the "Host with the Most," Mark, has now made this Bed and Breakfast become my "go to" whenever I visit Philadelphia in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Mark Jerde, Owner at Manayunk Chambers Guest House
Responded Jun 26, 2022
Dear Robin, It was so lovely to have you here for your visit to Philadelphia. You are so kind and gracious with writing such a wonderful review. You are a truly delightful woman who brought such light and joy to our establishment. Thank you for all of your kind and complimentary words. I do hope that I have the honor of being in your company again very soon. Pax
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manayunk Chambers Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Manayunk Chambers Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Manayunk (0.2 miles), Main Street Music (0.2 miles), and Spectrum Scientifics (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Manayunk Chambers Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Manayunk Chambers Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a bidet, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Manayunk Chambers Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Manayunk Chambers Guest House?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manayunk Chambers Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Couch Tomato Café & Bistro, Manayunk, Winnie's Manayunk, and Lucky's Last Chance.
Are there any historical sites close to Manayunk Chambers Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting B. Free Franklin Post Office (4.7 miles), Cliveden (2.6 miles), and Strawberry Mansion (2.9 miles).
Does Manayunk Chambers Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.