Burbridge St. B&B

6324 Burbridge St. , Philadelphia, PA 19144 USA (Show map)

About

This historic 6 BR Victorian, is located on a secluded side street, adjacent to Center City, (7 miles out--10min. drive or 20min. by train), with good public transport 2 blocks away. Unlimited, free on-street parking on our block saves you up to $35/day parking fees. Extensive parklands of Wissahickon Creek Park are nearby for the nature lover, with free loaner bikes available on site. Just completed 2nd floor bathroom rennovation in 2012, with spa-like amenities (Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, large glass-walled shower, and high-end decor/fixtures), have made this elegantly furnished house even more welcoming and cozy. The guest bedrooms featue unique beds, designer sheets, elegant coverlets, down comforters, antique furniture --well suited to the discriminating business and leisure traveller. There is a separate, modern 3rd fl. eat-in kitchen for the exclusive use of long-term stay guests. Wireless DSL computer access, hi-def cable tv with free movie channels, ceiling fans, individual room a/c. Relax on the front porch swing, or in the large, landscaped rear garden, read a book in the quiet shade of the holly tree.

Reviews

Overall
3.8

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  • Guest room3.7
  • Service4.1
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness3.6
  • Onsite Dining3.6

Exceptional B&B

4.6 on July 08, 2016

Located quiet residential area with quick access to downtown. Home is well appointed with modern amenities. The innkeeper is pleasant and helpful in guiding your Philadelphia experience


Wonderful!

5 on December 09, 2015

I absolutely loved staying here. Mrs. Hague is so kind and welcoming. My friend and I were getting into town at some pretty crazy times, and Mrs. Hague was so accommodating and easy to work with. The house is beautiful and clean and has such a pleasant atmosphere. To top it all off, the room was very affordable. I wish I could have stayed longer! If I'm in Philadelphia again, this will be where I stay every single time, no doubt about it.


Two days with Marnie

4.6 on November 16, 2015

If you are a believer in B&B's you will love this one. Burbridge is warm and homey with Marnie extremely knowledgeable of Philadelphia's great sites. I only wish we had more time to explore the museums. Guess another trip needs to be planned. We had a fantastic dinner at a Jazz club and invited Marnie to join us, which she was able to do. All in all, a great place to stay with a great hostess.


first b&b experience VERY positive.....

4.0 on October 20, 2015

I WANTED TO LEAVE FIVE STARS ALL AROUND BUT THIS WEBSITE WOULDNT LET ME :[ dont know why.... So... this was my FIRST time staying at a b/b. it was everything i had envisioned and more. Marney, the owner of this home, and hostess; could not have been more lovely! The minute i walked in I felt welcome. Scent of blueberry muffins flood your senses as you walk in and lingered throughout my stay. The stately empire victorian home is 3 floors with plenty of privacy and it's clean / tidy. If you love cats, you'll be extra pleased. Cleopatra and Queen Bess greet every guest with a little meow and love to snuggle in your lap- if you'll have them. My room was darling and extra clean with every amentity you could imagine, Wi Fi, cable TV w. every station, a desk, water/coffee/tea, library, clock, ample lighting, hair dryer, persian rugs, tons of towels, blankets and pillows, plus ample storage for clothing. the bed was very comfie and warm. Lights were kept on in the upper halls so guests could see in the middle of the night. 3rd floor where i was, even had its own fully equipped kitchen. 3rd floor bathrooom was shared but presented no conflict whatsoever. I didnt have to wait my turn ever. it was nice and large too. Clawfoot tub was narrow for showering, but very doable! The BEST part though were the many guests i met from ALL over the world!! Every day different people graced Marneys breakfast table, which had every imaginable food on it - teas, coffees, breads, cereals, fruits, milks, jams, and more. Marney explaned in great detail all the touristy things to do- but i was not there for that. I'll be staying with Marney on all future visits. She's friendly, warm and gracious. I felt like i was in my grandmothers home and was treated as such....Her hospitality is impeccable!


Vintage Beauty, close to Center City

4.0 on March 02, 2015

We had an extraordinarily restful and wonderful stay with Marney during the Valentine's Day weekend. Our room was phenomenally comfortable, gorgeously appointed, and the overall ambience was welcoming and historical. Coming and going, even despite disparate schedules, was made marvelously seamless by Marney's good graces. I would recommend Burbridge Street to anyone visiting Philadelphia. :-)


Wonderful Historic Home experience!

4.2 on September 11, 2014

The host replied to all my enquires promptly to obtain the room easily. I felt so comfortable, it was quiet and quaint, parking was available but home is close to the local historic sites as well as near the train to get to Philadelphia City Centre. Marney shared her passion & knowledge of this wonderful city. Truly a great 1st visit to Philadelphia!


OK

3.0 on August 14, 2014

My expectations of breakfast at a BandB is hot breakfast. While there was a variety of breads and fruit, yogurt would have been a nice option. Marney is very knowledgable about the area and is devoted to the neighborhood and her house renovations.


Our week at the Burbridge St. B&B

5 on August 04, 2014

My husband and I had a redeye flight from California, so we arrived much earlier than our hostess's normal check-in time. Marney was very accommodating and she had the room ready for us when we arrived. The house is beautiful with many interesting pieces of furniture and art work throughout. Marney spent time with us making us feel welcome and giving us historical information about the area, as well as valuable tourist information. The breakfast provided was delicious and substantial. Having all the guests sit and eat together gave us the opportunity to meet many nice people from all over the world.

Innkeeper Response
I try to be flexible about arrival times, to accommodate the travel schedules of my guests... but it is always important to let me know about arrival times in advance, since only I can open the door for you (my wonderful cats haven't mastered that task yet!). Also, my porch repairs are finally finished (Hooray!), and my place also has new signage identifying the B&B, hanging on the front wall of the house. No more doubts or confusion about whether you've found the right place...


Wonderful..

5 on August 03, 2014

The original bed and breakfast my partner and I made reservations at was terrible so we had to turn it down, and we were desperate to find a room for the night. As chance would have it, Marney had just put a room up 3 minutes ago. We reserved the room and headed over, and were instantly greeted by Marney and her two amazing cats. She gave us the room for an amazing price, and we felt right at home. She is a wealth of amazing information, and we felt lucky to have met her. Our room was quiet, clean, and unique. The bathroom, even though it was shared, was spotless. It was a nice place to rest and as newbies to Philadelphia, we are glad we met someone as knowledgeable as Marney. It turned around a potentially disastrous weekend. Not to mention, she is probably one of the coolest women ever. Thank you so much!


Charming Home, Bubbly Proprietor, Great Value

4.4 on July 04, 2014

A stay at this charming, 100-year old Germantown home is a wonderful experience and great value. It’s located on a block-long, one-way street in a quiet neighborhood of similar homes. Local ordinance prohibits signs, so nothing identifies it as a B&B. Owner Marney Hague, who has spent 12 years restoring the home, is putting finishing touches to the porch. Plenty of on-street parking is available. Comfortable but not posh, the home is filled with antique furniture and Marney’s collection of paintings and sculpture, creating an early twentieth-century feel. Free Wi-Fi provides a modern touch. In addition, large, completely refurbished bathrooms have separate tubs (with jacuzzi) and ample showers. Bedrooms come with televisions and window air-conditioning units. I had the second-floor Parlor Room, the largest of the bedrooms, with sofa and wide writing desk. Although daytime temperatures reached into the 90s, air-conditioning was not needed for sleeping because the room’s large windows allowed excellent cross-ventilation. Marney is a font of information about sightseeing in the Philadelphia area and restaurants within driving distance. She also stocks up on all kinds of maps and brochures. A hot breakfast is not served, but there’s several varieties of fresh fruit along with cold cereals, tea, coffee, and an extensive assortment of Amish breads. It’s a four-block walk to the Tulpehocken station on the Chestnut Hill West commuter train line. Getting to downtown Philadelphia takes 30 minutes. The senior fare is $1.00. A cautionary note for people with luggage arriving via the commuter train. The first half-block from the station is a fairly steep up-hill climb. After that the ascent becomes more moderate, but in spots over brick sidewalk or cracked pavement. For an elderly person or someone not in good health, the few blocks might be a challenge.


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Rooms & Rates

Parlor Room

Large, bay-windowed room with restored Brass Victorian double bed, large Stone fireplace, modern couch, carved desk, antique dresser, comfortable reading chair & ottoman, original art and oriental rugs. Shared, spa-like bath adjacent to room, with Jacuzzi whirlpool tub & large shower. Hi-def Cable tv with free movie channels, High speed DSL internet wireless access. Original fine art and sculpture sets the elegant tone of the room. Overlooks the quiet, brick-paved historic street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

4-Poster Bedroom

Unique carved Victorian 4-Poster double bed in sunny room overlooking south-facing garden, 3rd floor, with antique dresser & bookcase, comfortable reading chair & ottoman, small desk & chair. Hi-def Cable tv including free movie channels, High speed DSL internet wireless access. Luxury linens & towels, coverlets. Original fine art and oriental rug. Access to modern kitchen on 3rd floor for long-term stay guests. Shared restored bath with Victorian claw-foot tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $100 - $100

Octagon Room

A cozy, 8-sided room with bay windows, an 1830's vintage double Sleigh Bed, complete with a luxurious down mattress topper, and overstuffed European Down comforter -- this is the best night's sleep you'll ever get outside your own bed! All cotton linens, antique coverlets. Walls are covered in original art like an art gallery. Hi-def cable TV near bed, with free movie channels; wireless high speed DSL internet access. Shared hall bath, with spa-like Jacuzzi bath & shower. For a quiet getaway from the stress of daily life, this is the place.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

Maplewood Room

Comfortable, modern decor sets the tone for this large, sunny room on the 3rd floor, with a bird's eye view of the neighborhood. Furnishings include a double bed, reclining lounge chair, small student's desk, sidetables & chairs, and a maple dresser. Original art, colorful bird prints, and a room-sized oriental carpet provide wamth and coziness. Hi-def cable TV, DSL high speed wireless internet, are provided. Ideal for longer-stay guests looking for a homey atmosphere, the room shares a fully restored bath and new, fully furnished, eat-in guest kitchen on the same floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

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Location

Location Type

Adjacent to Phila.'s Fairmount Park system, Bike trails from Valley Forge to Center City 1 mi., N.W. Philly / Germantown, City

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 18 miles

Directions to property:

From Philly airport, take I-95 to I-76West/direction of Valley Forge. Continue on I-76W to exit 340A, ramp on R to Lincoln Drive; go north approx. 2mi. to 3rd traffic lite; right turn on W. Johnson St.; continue to 2nd traffic light to right turn on Greene St.; continue to 1st traffic light, Left turn on W. Washington Lane; continue 1 short block to left turn on Burbridge Street. House(#6324) is midway down the block on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Phila. Open House tours, Morris Arboreturm, Historic Bartram Gardens, Valley Forge Historic Park, Independence Nat'l Historic Park, Battle of Germantown, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Newly remodeled guest bath, 2nd fl., Jacuzzi bath,

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 1:00pm or later
  • Check Out:: before 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking available on front porch only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are guaranteed by credit card at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made at least 3 days prior to the start of the reserved dates will not be charged any fees. Large convention reservations: refundable up to 2 weeks in advance. Normal reservations: Cancellations made less than 3 days prior to check-in, guest is charged the full amount of the booking, as though the guest had stayed.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Marney Hague

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

International marketing consultant, has lived in Europe (5yrs.), extensive business & leisure travel worldwide. Interests include fine arts, antiques, gardening, choral singing.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00--9:00am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room