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- Guest room4.6
- Onsite Dining4.6
My Favorite B&B
on May 27, 2015
This B&B is absolutely gorgeous, and the owners are so friendly and welcoming! My husband and I were traveling with his parents, so we stayed in the Continental Suite, which was a great space for two couples traveling together. We each got our own room, with a shared bathroom between. The only thing to be aware of is that that particular room is on the top floor (advantage: it's private and quiet) so you're going up quite a few stairs (disadvantage: stairs are a little steep).
The breakfast was amazing - they had a hot brunch-style breakfast on Sunday with a lovely, warm quiche, and then on weekdays they do more of a cold breakfast with breads, cheeses, meats, yogurts, fruits - still very good and so generous!
The hosts were incredibly helpful and gave us tips on things to do in the area. They also make you feel at home and are very easy-going and likable!
First B&B Experience: A Wonderful One.
on July 29, 2012
Our friends took my wife and I, along with our toddler, on a weekend vacation. They booked us to stay at Cornerstone, and since it was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast, I was quite nervous. All my fears were assuaged once we walked through the doors: the staff -- Dennis & Liz, along with their daughter, Jules (and their adorable dogs) welcomed us into their home. It was warm, inviting, and beautiful. We stayed on the top floor, which had just been recently renovated -- it was perfect for us. Breakfast the next morning was delicious. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Highly, highly recommended.
on June 13, 2011
Great place to stay for parents of students at Drexel or U Penn. Very friendly owners and great food. Wonderful porch for the evenings and safe neighborhood. Definitely recommend.
Service above and beyond
on May 20, 2011
I was in town for a conference - the hosts couldn't have made my stay more pleasant and comfortable - breakfast a little earlier, lots of good starbucks decaf (the first of many B&B's where I've stayed that took care of this detail), and even a ride to the train station when I departed. Beautifully maintained house and gardens, relaxing and quiet, even near a college campus on weekend end nights. While I was there for work, the time at the cornerstone felt like a vacation.
on March 31, 2011
We stayed for one night on our East-Coast Tour. Sad we couldn't stay longer. The old Victorian mansion is very beautiful - inside and from the outside. Stayed in the Franklin Room, clean and nice furnitured. The Shared Bathroom for this room is just next door and was clean. The Innkeeper's are very nice and the homemade breakfast was delicious (especially the quiche). As it is located in the university area, a lot of restaurants and bars are close by to enjoy the night in town. Anytime again!!!
A Charming Home Away from Home
on August 11, 2009
My daughter and I spent a week at Cornerstone while she was attending a summer program at Drexel. The location was so convenient to the college. Dennis, Liz, Chris and Jules treated us like family. Breakfast was wonderful and we enjoyed meeting the other guests. The innkeepers are wonderful, caring people and we hope to get back again soon.
on May 31, 2009
First time to Philadelphia for us we loved it! Liz, Dennis, Chris, & Jules welcomed us & made us feel right at home. The location is great a short walk to the subway & just a few stops & you are right in the heart of downtown-it is such a beautiful friendly city! We ate dinner at a wonderful italian restaurant on 10th Street, & had the best cheesesteak at Tony Luke's. The breakfast we had at The Cornerstone was great, bacon, blueberry pancakes, coffee, juice, & Sunday we had freshly baked scones, muffins, sausage, juice, iced or hot coffee it was fantastic! The porch is the best and the next time we are in Philadelphia we will look no further than The Cornerstone!
refuge from the storm
on April 04, 2007
The last blizzard of 2007 swept Philadelphia on the Friday I arrived by train from NYC for my yoga teacher training workshop. I waited an hour and a half for a taxi - the same length of time it took to travel from NY. But when I pulled up to the Cornerstone I was emensly cheered by the cozy atmosphere and my comfortable room - and by a crackling fire in the hearth.
What a way to go and stay.
on March 08, 2007
Early in 2007 I traveled to several college auditions with Eastman School of Music in Philadelphia as one of my schools of choice. My mom found Cornerstone B & B and was able to make reservations for me. I had not stayed in a Bed & Breakfast before and didn't know what to expect. It was like being at home. The room I stayed in was very nice and the food was really good. I enjoyed talking to the other guests and Ms. Nadine went out of her way to help me make transportation arrangements. I also enjoyed the area surrounding the Conerstone.
Ideal base for visiting UPenn or Drexel
on March 06, 2007
I stayed for four nights in late winter. The room was extremely comfortable, with lots of space. Wifi broadband was upgraded during my stay, and was a real bonus. The owners were friendly, and made me feel at home, while still leaving me with plenty of privacy. This was the perfect base for visiting the universities which are literally a short walk away. A little further away, but still easily walkable (15 mins) is the Amtrak station. I would certainly choose Cornerstone on another visit. Helpful details like restaurant tips, and a copy of Zagat's you can borrow, round off the service. (ps breakfasts were fantastic, including one morning hot cider deliciously flavoured with cinnamon.)
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