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Porches on the Towpath
Ranked #3 of 19 New Hope B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York, NY
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47 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful retreat”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Porches is a wonderful retreat. It is a great choice IF you are looking for the following:
• Ambiance, comfort and character....John has done a masterful job of blending antiques and decorative objects to create a unique, charming getaway. He has not neglected comfort - beds are comfortable, linens and towels are high quality. Not for you if you are searching for frilly Victorian or the cookie cutter design of chain hotels. Great place!!

Room Tip: If a quieter room is important, book room in one of the two buildings outside the main house.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

John is a wonderful host, making us feel right at home during our 3 night stay in Room 3. The house was quiet, beautifully decorated and in a perfect location to enjoy all that New Hope offers within walking distance. Breakfast every morning was delightful, meeting and chatting with other guests over a delicious meal. We visit the area frequently and will make Porches our home base on all our future trips.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Stayed here for one night in Room 12. The price is reasonable and booking/check in were easy. We had people staying above us and I know the building is older but you could hear EVERYTHING... and at one point it sounded like they were rearranging furniture. Our room was beautiful and I loved the tub for 2. It was clean and decorated very nice. The only issue with the room itself was the TV. They did tell us if you turned it off by the remote that it's a hassle to get it back on (which we did by mistake). We ended up with no TV to fall asleep to as we both like to do AND it would have maybe drowned out the elephants above us. I would maybe stay here again if on a budget but would probably try a second floor room.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bowie, Maryland
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

A group of five women all 20-30yrs decided to get away from city life and head to New Hope to celebrate our friend/sister's 30th birthday. We stayed in rooms 11 and 12. Everything about our stay was wonderful. The hosts were very gracious and accommodating. I am a nursing mother and the management went out of their way to make sure I was able to store my milk over the weekend. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. I even got a chance to soak in the gorgeous tub. If you are looking to get away from NY/NY or DC, this was the perfect place. We also all agreed that we will return with our spouses/partners to enjoy the place as a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

John is a wonderful host and Porches is a lovely getaway in the romantic town of New Hope (with the edgier Lambertville right across the bridge)... no need for a car but certainly, rent bikes or hike the great paths along the Delaware River.

enjoy...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

This seems to be the general consensus here, amazing location with some small negative things that really make Porches just an average B&B.

The Pros:
You just can't beat the location.
1-3 blocks from everything and a 10 minute walk to Jersey. The rooms have an excellent charm about them and are tastefully decorated. Also the porches are fabulous as well. The staff will assist you with pretty much the basics, where to go what to do. Nothing too exemplary about them.

Cons:
They need to do some landscaping. It's not that it looks bad, just unkept. Most rooms are small, very small. Honestly, the breakfast wasn't worth writing home either.

We stayed 2 nights and it was okay. The food in town is amazing. Almost anywhere you go is notch food/wine/beer. Porches is a nice B&B, no frills but it does what it's supposed to. It wouldn't be my first choice when we go back, but I would stay there again in a less expensive room for the location alone.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2013

When we first pulled up to the Inn, we were a bit disconcerted as it is up an alley near a Verizon storage unit of some sort. However, upon going to the main house and being shown our room in Cone of the outbuildings, we were pleasantly surprised. Lovely room, very clean. carol was very friendly and made us feel quite comfortable. Breakfast is adequate and served in your room if you request it. Would love to see the garden when in full bloom, and plan to return.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Porches on the Towpath

Property: Porches on the Towpath
Address: 20 Fishers Aly, New Hope, PA 18938-1313
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Bucks County > New Hope
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in New Hope
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gracious country house located directly on the Delaware Canal in the heart of New Hope.  Ten beautifully furnished guest rooms, all with private baths.  Two story, wrap around porch overlooking the Delaware Canal and perennial gardens.  A full country breakfast is served daily.  Central air, private off street parking.  Walk to shops, galleries and restaurants.  Mid week discounts available. ... more   less 
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