South Bridge Bed and Breakfast

2628 South Street , Philadelphia, PA 19146 USA (Show map)

About

THE SOUTH STREET BRIDGE provides direct access to West Philadelphia, Amtrak train station (direct line from the airport), and one block from Rt.76. The University of Pennsylavnia, University and Children's Hospitals either a 10 minute walk, or convenient bus ride. Sleek contemporary townhouse in quiet neighborhood convenient to Center City, University City, museums and hospitals; and scenic Schuylkill River path to Fairmount Park. This is a residential neighborhood, and there are no meters, but guest parking permits are available for $10/day for daytime street parking during the week; parking on Saturday and Sunday is unrestricted. The house is identified by the beautiful mural on the side of the building seen on the right as you approach across the new South Street Bridge. Unique modern/ethnic decor in living-room/ dining area features a baby grand piano, and fireplace. There are two luxurious second floor guest suites, both with private bath, an enticing pillow-top queen bed with highest quality linens, cable HDTV, and wireless internet. Gourmet breakfast. Be sure to tell the host about any dietary restrictions, e.g. diabetic, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose intolerance, etc. There are four cats in the house; we are pet-friendly to guests.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Suitable for short stay

3.2 on January 17, 2016

My daughter and were very satisfied with the accommodations provided at the South Bridge Bed and Breakfast. The room was small but adequate and the bathroom was nicely appointed (although the shower was quite small). The innkeeper was pleasant and the breakfast served was very good, especially the avocado accents and fresh fruit smoothie! If you do not require all the amenities of a big name hotel, the South Bridge Bed and Breakfast is most certainly a wonderful option.

Innkeeper Response
If you REALLY PREFER the cozy comfort and personal attention of a boutique bed and breakfast rather than the sterile "boxes" and added-on amenities of the big name hotels, this is the place for you. (N.B. Trip Advisor rank last summer: 12th of top 25 hotels in the city.)


Had a great experience here

4.8 on October 23, 2015

We had a great experience here over the 5 days Chelle hosted us. The breakfast was new and different everyday, as well as delicious! The room was clean and comfy. The weather made it difficult to keep the room temperature right- very cold when we arrived and now unseasonably warm, but we slept well. We would stay here again.


Great room, nice breakfast and bikers heaven

5 on September 30, 2015

We spent two nights with Shelly and loved our stay. We were there to bike to Valley Forge - the brand new bike trail extension is within a block. One of the best bike trails we've been on. The B&B is in the perfect location for restaurants and all historical sights.


Convienient to Amtrak

4.2 on April 16, 2015

Quiet and clean B&B with outstanding food.


Excellent time in Philadelphia

5 on November 03, 2014

A very comfortable house and a nice place for a walk in downtown Philadelphia. Chelle Greenfield is a perfect host, discreet and avalable whenever needed. Chelle's breakfast is an absolute bliss, with a good sense of humor. I warmly recommend South Bridge B&B!!! Thanks Chelle! Frederic


Great Place to Stay

4.4 on October 03, 2014

Super convenient location if you want walking access to Penn, downtown and the historical district. The room is a bit small, but clean and comfortable and the owner is very personable.


Close to University City

4.4 on August 19, 2014

The owner is engaging and knowledgeable, the breakfasts are fantastic! We liked the kitties and the location can't be beat for us. It's a 15 walk to the commuter train station (which connects to the airport) and about a 30 minute walk to Philadelphia Station (which connects Amtrak).


A nice Urban B&B

3.6 on August 13, 2014

Great location and a terrific hostess - gracious, helpful and a terrific cook. The mattress was very soft and the carpets and shower could have used a good cleaning.

Innkeeper Response
I am very sorry that your experience was not completely positive. The areas that you mention have been attended to and will not be a problem in the future. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.


South Bridge Bed and Breakfast

5 on December 19, 2013

This was my second visit at SB-BNB. Was wonderful! Very Comfy, Cozy and GREAT location. Easy to get to and once there, easy to walk to restaurants, museums, dining etc.


Fantastic night's sleep and even better food

4.6 on December 13, 2013

The room we stayed in is tastefully themed, the bed is extremely comfortable and warm (which was a bonus on one of the coldest nights in Phily). The shower is great with fantastic water pressure. As mentioned in previous reviews the custom gourmet breakfast cannot be praised highly enough. Very close to all the tourist attractions, buses, but we walked everywhere. Parking was not difficult to find in one of the side streets.


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Rooms & Rates

Guest Room

Second floor room has central A/C and ceiling fan. Queen-size bed with pillow-top mattress and luxury 600-thread-count linens. Two night-table with reading lamps, desk and chair overlooking private garden. Cable HDTV, HBO. Upholstered bench, wardrobe, and free-standing full-length mirror. Private bath en suite features fully tiled shower with modern rain-shower head and dispensers of bodywash, shampoo, and conditioner. The clear-glass lav is beautifully etched in gold-fish design. Blow-dryer available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

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Location

Location Type

Downtown

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 7 miles

Directions to property:

FROM SOUTH I-95: After airport, Rt 76 west (to Valley Forge). Exit University Ave. straight to 2nd light. Right on Grey's Ferry Ave. (.7 mi), then left on Christian,.5mi to 27th Street. Left one block to South St. Parking lot at corner on right in front of mural. FROM PA Turnpike: Rt 76 East to 676. Bare left, but KEEP RIGHT, FIRST EXIT ON RIGHT to 23rd St. 23rd to Lombard St., left. Right at 27th. One block. FROM NORTH ON I-95, follow 676 to Center City. Art Museum Exit. Right on Ben Franklin Pkwy to 21st, right to Lombard, left on 27th, one block.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, University of Pennsylvania/Drexel University, Convention Center, Professional baseball, football, basketball, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Homestay

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Microwave, Piano, Sports equipment rental, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer , Close to UPenn, HUP, Children's Hsp, Drexel, Air mattresses available for children, Street pkg week-days $10/day, weekends free, Close to train station/ airport line, Baby grand piano, #40 bus directly to Mann Center

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, piano, Shopping

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Policies

  • Check In:: after 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 10 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Guests may smoke in the garden or on roof deck
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Air mattresses available up to 2 children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pet friendly, but deposit required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum on holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Registration on line or by phone. 100% deposit required for payment by cash or check.
  • Cancellations: Full refund if cancellation 2 weeks or more in advance,50% refund up to 5 days in advance,less than 5 day notice, no refund of deposit.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Rochelle Greenfield

Languages spoken

Google Translater, All languages, English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Retired Clinical Psychologist Interior design, Architecture, Gardening Travel,Photography, Cooking Animals and the environment The Creative Arts

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Meals

Breakfast

Variety of gourmet meals

  • Time Served: as requested
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Optional $10


Signature Dish

Breakfast cupcakes
Baked "muffin" pancakes filled with mixed berries, topped with Nutella, slivered pecans, and whipped cream; served with bacon and fresh fruit. Pizza eggs: an open omelet with 3cheeses, caramelized onions, sundries tomatoes, sausage (or pepperoni), and capers. Served with fresh fruit and Italian rolls. Challah French toast filled with cheese, cinnamon, honey mixture and peaches, topped with a fruit/wine sauce, served with home fried potatoes and sausages. Additional special dishes include: ""Not Eggs Benedict", crab and Swiss quiche, blintzes with potato latkes.


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