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Villa Anna B&B

138 W. Walnut Lane , Philadelphia, PA 19144 USA (Show map)
12 Reviews
$75 - $95
per night

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THESE EXCEPTIONAL RATES INCLUDE: *HIGH SPEED WI-FI THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE *IN-ROOM HD PREMIUM CABLE TV *PRIVATE PARKING IN OUR HUGE BACKYARD *BREAKFAST SERVED EACH MORNING *USE OF OTHER AREAS OF OUR 20 ROOM HOME *CONVENIENT LOCATION - 9.5 MILES TO CENTER CITY *ACCESS TO ALL HISTORIC LANDMARKS VIA SEPTA *3 BLOCKS TO CENTER CITY SEPTA TRAIN STATION *FREE TRANSFERS TO/FROM SEPTA TRAIN STATION *PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDE SERVICES -optional/fee *SHUTTLE SERVICE TO/FROM AIRPORT -optional/fee Located just 3 blocks from the Center City train station, this historic 20 room Victorian style home built in 1857 was once the residence of the Mayor of Philadelphia over 100 years ago! The original hardwood floors, stain glass windows, 10-foot high ceilings, six fireplaces and center staircase now welcome visitors who desire a taste of the past with modern amenities. Walking through the neighborhood is like stepping back in time with large elegant homes and Old-World Churches on every block. Choose from three lovely guestrooms offering either a queen or king size bed. The first floor B&B room has a queen bed and private half-bath. The two B&B guestrooms on the 2nd floor both have king size beds. The shared bath on the second floor has a claw-foot tub with shower. Each room features high-speed Wi-Fi, flat screen HDTV, air conditioning, radiator heat and portable electric heaters. All rooms include fresh linens, extra towels, extra blankets, in-room bottled water and many other amenities to make your stay both comfortable and enjoyable. A delicious breakfast is served each morning of your stay in the formal dining room which opens onto a lovely patio flower garden. Your host arrived in the US from Rome, Italy twenty years ago and speaks fluent English and Italian. She has been a successful fashion designer and you are welcome to browse in her showroom during your stay. We look forward to hosting you in our historic home! Thank you

Rooms & Rates


Our 2nd floor private King Room #1 features a very comfortable King Size Bed, 4 huge bay windows, air conditioner, gas heat, 39 inch flat screen HDTV, high-speed Wi-Fi, alarm clock, CD player/radio, Keurig coffee/tea maker with coffee and tea, in-room bottled water, fresh linens, extra towels, extra blanket, desk and chair, loveseat, closet, bathrobes, room darkening shades, and many other extra in-room amenities to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable. The full bathroom for this room with claw-foot tub and shower is located just steps from your room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0-$95


Beautiful Private Room with King Size Bed. This 2nd floor room features a 42 inch HDTV, high speed WiFi and 2 huge windows that give this room great natural light. The full bathroom with claw-foot tub and shower is located just a few steps from the room. Private off-street parking for this room is available in the back of the house or street parking is free 24/7 - no permit required.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0-$85


The Garden Room - This lovely private room is located on the first floor of the house and features an attached half bath with Queen Size bed. This room also features beautiful original hardwood floors, a 32 inch HDTV, high speed WiFi and 3 huge windows providing plenty of natural light. Guests of this room will use the full bathroom located on the 2nd floor of the house to shower/bath. Private off-street parking is available in the back of the house. Street parking is also available 24/7 - no permit required.

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

Nightly Rate: $0-$75

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining4.1

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idyllic home

5 on July 19, 2014

We stayed three nights in this lovely home. Gloria mistress of Italian origin 'was wonderful, made us feel at ease and has proved a friend, gave us great directions to visit Philadelpia, if we come back in Philadelphia, will definately be back again in this beautiful home with a large garden and possibility to park the car.

A Disappointment

1.6 on July 15, 2014

The price was right, but in retrospect, we should have spent more to get better accommodations. We stayed in the Garden room. The room was cluttered, the bathroom smelled of mildew, the bed too soft (we rolled toward the center), The Wi-Fi was sporadic at best. In the rest of the house, we had to maneuver around furniture, travel through darkened hallways, and be careful where we sat on the patio. On the whole, we felt the place needed to be stripped down to the essentials, cleaned, and maintained..

Weekend stay

3.0 on July 13, 2014

Beautiful home, spacious bedroom, lovely back patio area and gorgeous neighborhood. Walking distance to train that takes 20 minutes to get to Philly. Owners recommended many entertainment options. Just wasn't crisp and super clean with musty smell. Also, would have been nice to include hot breakfast.

Lovely location

2.8 on June 26, 2014

The location of this grand old home, and the parking they provide for every guest, cannot be beat. We have stayed at a lot of B&Bs around the world in the past 25 years, and this one has a lot to offer. We were disappointed by the cleanliness, however, and much of this could be attributed to the time of year we visited: a humid June when the windows of the house were kept open. There were several patches of mildew on the shower curtain in the shared bath, a fine layer of dust on the lamps and fixtures in our room, and a pervasive smell of damp and old cat urine obvious from the moment we walked in the front door. Had we visited perhaps in a cooler, drier, and less busy time of year, these may not have been issues.

Awesome weekend in Philly

5 on June 09, 2014

My girlfriend and I had an awesome time in Philly, but staying at the Villa Anna B&B made it truly memorable. Rich greeted us at the door with a smile when we arrived and showed us around. The rooms are well maintained and the house is beautiful - lots of history to soak in. The B&B is in a quiet neighborhood and is within walking distance to the train into the city. The trains come frequently and the ride is not very long, so this far outweighed the inconvenience of driving, and trying to find and pay for parking downtown. Rich gave us lots of good pointers about things to do and see in and around Philly, and Gloria made sure we were comfortable and greeted with a great breakfast spread each morning. This was a great experience, and when we come to visit Philly again, we will definitely come back to Villa Anna!

Beats a hotel any day!

5 on June 07, 2014

When we first arrived, we didn't know what to expect. But Gloria greeted us and her beautiful dog Rocky. She gave us a tour of the house before deciding whether we wanted a room. I forgot to make a reservation but Gloria gladly accepted us in for the night. Very kind sweet lady and much hospitality. This place is a very beautiful Victorian styled house. 3 stories with art on every wall. Many amenities around the house to enjoy; including flat screens with cable. A lovely garden in the back where we ate lunch. Our room was perfect, it was on the top floor in the front of the house. Breakfast was great! It was my first time in Philadelphia and I am sure glad I found this place! I wouldn't have wanted to stay anywhere else!! I'd advise staying here over any other B&B. Its definitely worth the money and time!

Felt right at home

5 on April 30, 2014

From the moment we met Rich we were made to feel welcomed. He took us on a tour of the house explaining everything from how to turn on the TV to where we could find the yogurt in case we wanted it. Rich is also a tour guide in Philly so there is nothing he does not know about the area. Gloria was equally gracious and set out a wonderful breakfast for us. She even introduced us to some of their more permanent guests. Two friendly cats and their dog Rocky kept us entertained as well. We will return.

best part of the trip

5 on March 19, 2014

Spent the weekend in Philly to get to know Mt. Airy neighborhood. Villa Anna, beautiful home full of fascinating things, with amiable and easygoing Rich, and gracious and sophisticated Gloria, saw to our every need and made us feel completely welcome. Breakfasts were lavish and delicious. Our room was large, comfortable, well-appointed. Staying here was the best part of the trip!

Gracious and Welcoming

5 on February 03, 2014

Gloria and Rich made our stay wonderful, the room and bathroom were well appointed and inviting. Although I myself could not stay for breakfast what Gloria provided gave me to take with me sustained me while I attended meetings. I would choose this location to stay at again if the opportunity arises.

Villa Anna - Best Place to Stay in Philadelphia

4.0 on January 30, 2014

beautiful neighborhood, exceptionally cordial and welcoming home owners. Very friendly and beautiful dog. The went above and beyond to make our stay special.

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Location Type



Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Take RT.76 West to the Germantown exit(341A) which is approx. a 15 minute drive. From the Germantown exit(341A) take Lincoln Drive 3 miles to Harvey Street (1st right past 2nd traffic light). Make a right on Harvey Street. Proceed on Harvey St 3 blocks to Greene Street. Make a left on Greene Street and go one block to W. Walnut Lane. Turn right on W. Walnut Lane - we are the 3rd house on the right. 138 W. Walnut Lane, Phila., Pa 19144. Both MapQuest and GPS will provide excellent directions.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 1:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited $10/per pet/night - $25.00 cleaning fee

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: Cancellations made with-in 5 days of arrival date will result in a one nights charge. Cancellations made on or after the scheduled date of arrival will result in no refunds being issued.



Gloria DelPiano and Rich Gellette

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets

1 Dog

About the innkeepers

We enjoy traveling, dining out and the company of good people.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00am - 11:00am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Blueberry Pancakes
The best pancakes you will ever have!

Details Diamond Collection

138 W. Walnut Lane , Philadelphia, PA 19144 USA (Show map)

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