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Manayunk Chambers Guest House

168 Gay Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Philadelphia
Travelers' Choice
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
Horseback riding
Adults only
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Francis U wrote a review May 4
1 contribution
Great service, excellent food, good location. Nicely decorated historic building in excellent location. Just a few blocks from Main Street where all the restaurants are. Short drive to the expressway. Safest neighborhood in Philadelphia.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Parisien Suite
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Response from Mark Jerde, Owner at Manayunk Chambers Guest House
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you, Francis. It was truly my pleasure to have you as my guest. From your first morning at breakfast to find you at the piano playing so many of my favorite tunes. I could have spent my entire morning listening to you play, but breakfast was not going to serve itself. LOL I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the house and that you had time to explore our diverse and eclectic neighborhood and all of its offerings. I look forward to the opportunity of serving you again in the future.
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Lisa H wrote a review Feb 2020
Massapequa, New York7 contributions3 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
If I could rate this establishment 10 stars, I would give it. Our son lives a half a mile from the guest house and we arrived early. No problem for our gracious host Mark. He greeted us and could not be more welcoming and helpful. When you step into the house, you are transformed to another ERA. I was amazed by the particular detail to every decoration in the living room and in our bedroom, You will love staying here. I loved the bathroom hidden under the panelling under the stairs. The designs of this house were breathtaking. The living room has a refrigerator stocked with beverages and Mark is so attentive to your needs. He is also a wealth of information in the area and is so interesting. He makes you feel so important. Our son came back with us before dinner and Mark was talking with us about travel and the next morning remembered our son's name and asked if we wanted to take any of the leftover breakfast items for him. We stayed the Parisian room. I felt like I was in in Paris. The bed was very comfortable and the fireplace was an added bonus. As for breakfast, it was unbelievable. On the table was juice and a generous berry cup with yogurt and granola on the table. Then Mark prepared the most delicious warm pastries for the table. They were blueberries muffins, croissants (chocolate, everything and plain), butterscotch scones and cheese bread. If this wasn't enough food, he brought out poached eggs with hollandaise sauce and sauteed spinach. If you visit Manayunk, I would highly recommend to stay here. I know my husband and I will be here often. Thank you Mark for a fabulous stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: I viewed all the rooms and you will be happy with them all.
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Response from Mark Jerde, General Manager at Manayunk Chambers Guest House
Responded Feb 26, 2020
You are very welcome, Lisa. It thrills me to no end knowing how well you and your family enjoyed being here. You are all so delightful and a pleasure to have you as our guests. I will be looking forward to your next visit.
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Larry B wrote a review May 3
117 contributions8 helpful votes
When I was looking to surprise my wife with a Philly stay over, I found this gem by googling a bed in breakfast. We knew this area and wanted to return, and it was a few miles from the river. From the moment I booked it, Mark was in constant contact with me and when we arrived, he was waiting on the door step to ensure we were greeted and our bags were brought in. Parking in Manayunk is a challenge, but Mark has that covered with easy access to a very close parking lot if parking can't be secured in front. Mark was born to do this, from the welcome and easy access, to clear information on our stay. Then breakfast was served based on our time needs, and it was like your uncle or family member serving it. The food was incredible, so take your time, as the food kept coming! Mark is known for ensuring all leave with their bellies filled and filled with such quality ingredients. We could not have asked for a better more classy and eloquent breakfast and overall stay. We without hesitation will be returning, and would recommend this gem, in a perfect and fun area of Manayunk.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Mark Jerde, Owner at Manayunk Chambers Guest House
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Larry, so very happy that you found us and that we are so convenient for you to attend the boat races at the Schuylkill River along Kelly Drive. That is also a great little shortcut to get to the Art Museum and the 'Rocky Steps'. Your satisfaction is very important to me and I'm glad that it shows. Looking forward to seeing you both again.
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kruddy wrote a review May 3
Needham, Massachusetts29 contributions11 helpful votes
We discovered this place while visiting our son at Villanova. It's a really interesting, fun place to stay in a funky, bohemian neighborhood. And it's a 2 minute walk to the train station to catch a train into Philly. The innkeeper, Mark, couldn't be nicer. The breakfast was really delicious. We ate so much, we weren't hungry again until dinner. I'd suggest that you pace yourself in the early courses of the breakfast. We made the mistake of overdoing it early, not realizing that the food was going to keep coming. It's an urban Victorian that's been renovated, so the rooms and bathrooms aren't huge, but totally comfortable, and it adds to the historic vibe of the place. There's a canal bike path that's just 5 minutes from the place, so bring your bike. You could spend all day just exploring that bike path. I would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I think all the rooms are fine.
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Response from Mark Jerde, Owner at Manayunk Chambers Guest House
Responded 5 days ago
It was a pleasure having you here for a couple of days giving you a chance to explore the many exciting gems that Manayunk and Philly have to offer. I'm very proud of our city and look forward to sharing more of it with you in the future.
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WILLIS M wrote a review May 2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution
My wife & I spent a night at this property for our anniversary this year. It was one of the nicest B&B's we've ever stayed at. It has a beautiful interior as well as being fantastically run. The owner / operator has also worked as a professional baker & it shows. All of the food was excellent, but the baked goods were the best. I'd recommend this place to anybody looking to stay in the Philadelphia area.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Mark Jerde, Owner at Manayunk Chambers Guest House
Responded 5 days ago
Willis, I was honored to host your anniversary this year. Thank you for your wonderful review. I am happy that I made your anniversary a memorable one.
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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, Manayunk, Winnie's Manayunk, and Lucky's Last Chance.
Are any cleaning services offered at Manayunk Chambers Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Manayunk Chambers Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting B. Free Franklin Post Office & Museum (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.