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“Highly recommend” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spruce Hill Manor

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Spruce Hill Manor
Ranked #1 of 25 Philadelphia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Miami, Florida
1 review
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“Highly recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

I travelled to philly for a job interview at Penn hospital and wanted to be somewhere close to hospital campus so I chose to stay at Spruce Hill due to location and I was very surprised with the warm welcome, wonderful atmosphere and amazing hospitality of Janet, the innkeeper.
She does everything she can to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable.
She even gave me a ride to my job interview early that morning so I don't have to stress over finding the location which was a huge help.
You can not find this level of hospitality anywhere. I truly felt I am staying at a relative's house and was very calm and comfortable despite the stress of the interview.
The place is beautiful and at a prime location of philly.
If you are reading this review, you have considered staying at this place. I tell you do not hesitate and book it. you will be happy about your decision !!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hoda M
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

The host Janet was exceedingly hospitable. The room was warm and well-decorated. The bed was comfortable. Breakfast was continental from Whole Foods plus made-to-order eggs. We enjoyed our stay and plan to return for our next trip to Philly.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

I was back in Philly for Christmas and stayed once again at Spruce Hill Manor. As with the first time I stayed there (last August), the experience was great. I must say Philadelphia is probably becoming my favorite American city and Spruce Hill Manor and its owner, Janet, are playing no lesser role in it. You certainly feel so much at home there. Janet is such a great host. She does her best to make your stay as memorable as possible. She is always available but without ever imposing on you. She even gave me some lovely Christmas gifts.
The room I stayed at, Tiffany´s, is lovely, beautifully furnished and with a spacious bathroom, and the area, the University District, is a very nice, quiet and enjoyable neighborhood within walking distance of many of the city´s main attractions and serviced by reliable SEPTA buses, subway and trolleys.
Spruce Hill is definitely the place to stay at when in Philly.

Room Tip: Tiffany´s is not as spacious as the other rooms but if you are travelling solo it is large enough an...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SoniaL0606
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

We stayed at Spruce Hill last weekend and were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. Instead of a boring box hotel room downtown, the B&B gave us charm and quirkiness. The owner, Janet, was absolutely lovely, doing everything from driving us to the closest subway stop "because it's too cold to walk" to scrabbling around in her personal effects to find an old DVD set of foreign films for us to borrow. She also handed us a bag of little Christmas gifts as we checked out. She treated us to an evening cocktail and breakfast the next morning was very good. It was like being Mommy- pampered without being intrusive, all of which is sort of nice when you're in your 40s. The hotel itself is not fancy but it is very clean and comfortable and, again, more interesting than a standard hotel. We definitely would stay here again.

Room Tip: We liked the Audubon room -- there is a sitting area with a TV that adjoins the bedroom.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lara J
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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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103 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

The best thing about Spruce Hill manor is the host, Janet – incredibly kind, accommodating, and helpful. The home is fairly old with several rooms to choose from. Ours was very spacious with its own mini-kitchen. We enjoyed the pastry and tea selections available at all hours of the day in the dining area.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We chose Spruce Hill as our place to stay while on a five day vacation to the Philly area. It was a wonderful choice! The rooms are lovely, but the true charm of Spruce Hill is the owner, Janet. From the moment we arrived Janet was there to make us feel immediately at home and welcome. When we walked into the well appointed (and Large!) room my husband and I both commented on how the atmosphere wasn't like a "hotel", it felt like I was staying with a distant aunt. Janet is so helpful and accommodating, if you needed anything all you had to do was ask. The house was in beautiful shape and you could tell was treated with much love. I hated to leave Philly, and I think the majority of that sadness was due to leaving Spruce Hill.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hbrazil
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Union, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Spruce Hill Manor was the perfect place to stay for a weekend in Philadelphia! The rooms were charming and exactly as pictured on the webiste. Janet, the innkeeper, was wonderful and extremely accommodating. Breakfast in her dining room was the best with quiche, wonderful breads, and coffee, juice, etc. The inn is located within walking distance of several good eating spots and not too far from Philadelphia points of interest. We will definitely go back for another visit!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lorraine383
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Additional Information about Spruce Hill Manor

Property: Spruce Hill Manor
Address: 3709 Baring St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2305
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spruce Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast is an 1879 family-owned Victorian mansion located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia in walking distance to Amtrak 30th Street Station, the Mega and Bolt Buses, CHOP, Universities of Pennsylvania and Drexel, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The bus and trolley stop across the street and provide a 5 minute ride to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Historic District. Flexible check-in, check-out and 24/7 access to the dining room. There is free on and off-street Parking. We customize every aspect of your visit ! ... more   less 

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