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.
Modern furnishings enhanced by contemporary African art and 10' photo installation of Kenya/Tanzania. 5-1/2' baby grand piano in front of the picture window. Comfortable seating and a coffee table face the "cozy" working electric fireplace. Italian metal and glass dining table expands to seat six.
Nightly Rate: $135 - $150
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. Upholsteren 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.
Nightly Rate: $135 - $150
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 on December 13, 2013
My 4th visit to this wonderful B&B. Very convenient, gracious hostess. Excellent new breakfast entree.
4.0 on November 01, 2013
Cosy setting in a charming area of Philadelphia, about a 15- / 20-minutes' walk from Rittenhouse Square. The proprietor is welcoming without being overbearing. There is a working piano, which one is allowed to play (a delight). A home-cooked breakfast is included in the stay, as are her delicious cookies. Note: There is a cat in the house, though thankfully cat hair does NOT cover the furniture. Parking can be challenging if arriving after 6pm. Very nice café 2 blocks from the guesthouse: Gavin's.
4.8 on October 15, 2013
The breakfast was hearty, delicious and different each day. There's a Mason and Hamlin Baby Grand Piano in the living room. My daughter practiced piano and enjoyed the warm, beautiful sound while we stayed. Excellent service. Owner was super friendly and helpful.
4.2 on August 21, 2013
The proprietor was very friendly and made a delicious breakfast each morning. Very convenient walk from there to restaurants.
5 on August 21, 2013
Had a delightful stay close to everything. The Inn owner is a huge help with inner city parking. Breakfasts were superb. The bed was comfy and cozy. Right in the middle of walking tours, close to colleges, museums, restaurants etc.
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 7 miles
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.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Private Swim Club, University of Pennsylvania/Drexel University, Convention Center, Professional baseball, football, basketball, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn
Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Telephone, 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
Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Shopping, Swimming, Swimming pool
Google Translater, All languages, English
Retired Clinical Psychologist Interior design, Architecture, Gardening Travel,Photography, Cooking Animals and the environment The Creative Arts
Variety of gourmet meals
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Optional $10
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.
Guest room with private bath, cable tv with HBO and Showtime, free wi-fi. Gourmet breakfast. Convenient to all transportation. Parking permits included.