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Burbridge St. B&B

6324 Burbridge St. , Philadelphia, PA 19144 USA (Show map)
3.8
84 Reviews
$90 - $135
per night

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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.

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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Reviews

Overall
3.8

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  • Guest room3.7
  • Service4.1
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness3.5
  • Dining3.6

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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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4.2 on May 29, 2014

Disappointed with breakfast. A cooked breakfast would have been better than just fruit and cereal.


Lovely B&B, lovely value!!

4.6 on May 07, 2014

We had a lovely stay at Burbridge B&B last weekend. The stately mansion has tons of charm; the owner has clearly put a lot of love and hard work into restoring this home. She served a broad range of Amih country favorites for breakfast along with market fresh fruit, savory breads and an assortment of drinks. It's a quiet and beautiful neighborhood about 15-20 minutes from downtown Philly. For the proximity, charm, warm personal welcome and reasonable rates this B&B is far and above any chain hotel right downtown. My husband and I definitely hope to have to opportunity to stay here again.


Nice B&B

3.6 on December 24, 2013

Very nice B&B clean very friendly hostess. Two very nice and friendly cats.


Philadelphia Stay

3.4 on December 11, 2013

The Inn Keeper was delightful and if you don't mind the friendly cat coming into your room you should enjoy staying here. just a couple of minor things were off but she seems to be on top of the corrective action. just wish this B&B was closer to downtown which was a 12 minute drive.


Home away from home!

5 on December 08, 2013

My husband and I stayed with Marney recently and it really felt like a home away from home. We have made everlasting memories from our stay with Marney our host and Cleo and Queen Bess (her very affectionate and just gorgeous cats). Marney is full of knowledge and enthusiasm for her home town and you will never be at a loss for ideas of what to do and see while visiting Philly. Although out of the city about 20 mins by rail, the easy walk to the local train station will take you past the old mansions of Germantown in all their glory. A quick bus ride in the opposite direction will take you up into Chestnut Hill where there are many restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. We would definitely recommend Burbridge B&B and feel that you would be hard pressed to find anything that is better value for money than here! Scott and Annie


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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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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

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  • 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

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

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