Hipmunk City Love: Best B&Bs in Philadelphia

This post is part of the Hipmunk #CityLove project.

One of the key historic cities in the U.S., Philadelphia attracts tourists for much of the year, with its cobbled streets and colonial architecture of stone and brick houses, green spaces like Fairmont Park, quirky art scene, museums like The Barnes Foundation and flourishing food scene. If you want to make the most of the old world charms of the city, then stay in one of these cozy B&B style hotels in Philadelphia.

Best B&Bs in Philadelphia

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Burbridge St. B&B

A charming Victorian Bed and Breakfast housed in a structure built in 1906, Burbridge St. B&B is located in a quiet neighborhood of historic stone and brick residences. With antique touches, Victorian art, Oriental rugs, modern amenities and shared bathrooms, it’s like living in a big, comfortable family home that was handed down through the generations. Breakfast is a pleasant affair to look forward to, with fresh seasonal fruits, cereal, and a wide assortment of gourmet fresh bread selections from the famous ‘LeBus Bakery’, coupled with good conversation.

South Bridge Bed and Breakfast

A simple bed and breakfast located in a residential neighborhood in proximity to Liberty Bell Center, University of Pennsylvania and the Schuylkill River, South Bridge Bed and Breakfast comes equipped with all the amenities necessary to make your stay comfortable. The décor is modern with nice surprises like a baby grand piano in the living area. Guest suites include a private bath, pillow-top queen bed, cable TV and Wi-Fi. This pet-friendly property has four resident cats, so expect your kids to be quite entertained.

Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

Housed in a former private residence built in 1865, Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast  is minutes away from interesting landmarks such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Foundation Museum and University of Pennsylvania. While the building retains much of its old world grandeur with hardwood flooring and stained glass windows, modern touches have been added to guest rooms to ensure a comfortable stay. Each of the rooms has been tastefully decorated for a clean and elegant feel.

Rittenhouse 1715

Located in one of Philadelphia’s nicest neighborhoods and conveniently close to the Rittenhouse Square, Liberty Bell Center and Art Institute of Philadelphia, Rittenhouse 1715 is a luxurious experience in a modern heritage structure that was built in 1903. The building was originally a carriage house for the Alfred C. Harrison residence and staying here is a great way to appreciate the rich historical tradition of the city. With traditional décor, marble bathrooms, fine Italian sheets, designer toiletries and other elegant touches that beautifully blend classic charm with modern amenities, Rittenhouse 1715 creates a warm and inviting home away from home.

The Conwell Inn

With a lovely location on the campus of the Temple University, The Conwell Inn reminds you of a charming B&B in the European countryside. Housed in 19th century historic brick and mortar houses, with floor to ceiling windows, arched ceilings, cherry wood furniture and plush upholstery, this cozy inn provides beautiful views of the gothic architecture of the university campus. Modern comforts like Wi-Fi, coffee makers, cable TV, complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea make this a pleasant and homely experience. The location close to the city’s ‘Avenue of the Arts’, Museum of Arts, Old City and other sights means that you don’t have to worry about traveling long distances.


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