Germantown, in northwestern Philadelphia, has convenience and charm. Our home, built in 1888, has architectural interest. You will find that commuter trains or highways will whisk you downtown in 25 minutes, but you are only a few blocks from the world's largest urban park for hiking, biking, or horseback riding. Many homes date from pre-revolutionary times through the Victorian era. You will find some tourist activities in Germantown as well as many historic and cultural sites downtown. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, PLEASE USE INTERNET BY CLICKING ON "CONTACT INNKEEPER" and filling in form.
4.6 on June 17, 2013
My husband and I needed a place to stay near friends who live in the city,. We found this B&B, stayed three nights and will definitely return. The location is great, the room spacious and easy to live in. Molly is kind, generous and friendly yet one has plenty of privacy. In addition, it's a great value.
4.2 on January 19, 2013
After spending an afternoon delving into archives at the nearby Germantown Historical Society, this was a nice place to relax and unwind, rather than race back to the series of trains that brought me in and out of town. A fascinating collection of books inhabits the room and the hallway outside. A pleasant place to wake up after a good night's sleep. The cost is moderate, breakfast of fruit buns and juice was surprisingly filling.
4.8 on October 25, 2012
I found this great B&B through Drexel University's College of Medicine website, and I'm so glad I decided to stay here! When my boyfriend and I arrived at the B&B, Mollie was there to greet us at the door and she even offered to drive us to go pick up some dinner. We stayed at Germantown for 2 nights and Mollie was so accommodating the whole time. I had to wake up really early both mornings, but she never complained and always had breakfast ready with a smile. The breakfast is delicious too -- an assortment of warm pastries + jam, fresh fruit, your choice of hot beverages, and OJ. Mollie is great to talk to, her house is gorgeous, and her little dog George is so sweet. All in all, everything about the stay was very pleasant and thanks for being such a great host Mollie! Hope to see you soon :) :)
5 on July 02, 2011
RECENTLY, I MOVED TO GERMANTOWN, PA BECAUSE I FOUND A JOB WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS. WHEN I READ THE REVIEWS ABOUT GERMANTOWN HOMESTAY, I TOLD TO MYSELF, THIS IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR ME. WHEN I ARRIVED TO THE BED AND BREAKFAST, MOLLY, THE OWNER WAS VERY POLITE AND WELL EDUCATED WITH ME. HER HOUSE LOOKS LIKE A DOLL HOUSE, IS BEAUTIFUL, CHARMING AND TRULY, A HOME. THE BEDROOM WAS VERY CLEAN WITH A COUNTRY STYLE. MOLLY HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY AND THEY OFFERED ME MANY ATTENTIONS, LIKE HOW TO USE THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, WHERE TO BUY FOOD AND SHOWED ME THE AREA OF GERMANTOWN. I STAYED ABOUT 4 DAYS AND REALLY, WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE THAT EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. FOR ME GERMANTOWN HOMESTAY IS MY HOME IN GERMANTOWN AND I FOUND ANOTHER FAMILY. IF YOU WANT A PLACE LIKE YOUR HOME, DIFFERENT, UNIQUE, QUIET, COMFORTABLE, BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN ..DONT HESITATE TO STAY IN GERMANTOWN HOMESTAY, IT IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOU... GERMATOWN HOMESTAY IS YOUR HOME PARADISE...
4.4 on October 09, 2010
We came to Philadelphia only for the night on Thursday so that we could see the Barnes Foundation before it moves the following Friday morning. The home is on a nice little street and only 15 minutes away from the Barnes Foundation. It's very large and incredibly homey. We couldn't get into town until late, and Miss Molly Smith stayed up and waited for us to get in at 10:30pm and didn't make us feel like we were inconveniencing her at all. Our room was large, incredibly clean, and very cute. We talked for a little bit and had mentioned that there aren't any pictures of her place up online! So we decided to help her, and together we took pictures and made a Facebook page. For those of you interested, visit the facebook page by searching for Germantown Homestay. Breakfast was put outside of our room in the morning. There was a day bed in the room as well, so had we brought another person with us, there would have been room for them as well. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Philly for another visit. Miss Molly also e-mailed us to make sure we got home okay. For this price, you're only going to be able to get into a 2 star hotel like a Super 8. I suggest picking Germantown Homestay, it's cleaner, it's more comfortable, it's in a great location, and the host has grown up there and lived there her entire life so she can help you with anything you need.
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 14 miles
Follow signs for I-76 toward Valley Forge. After passing through center city, look for Exit 340A (Lincoln Dr./ Germantown/Wissahickon Park). Take Lincoln to first light and bear right onto Rittenhouse St. Pass a light, two stop signs, then turn left on Wayne Ave. 5925 Wayne Ave. is one block up on the right, corner of Wayne and Haines.
Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Tulpehocken Historical District, Philadelphia historical sites, Philadelphia cultural sites, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Washer/dryer , Wireless internet, Cooking appliances available for longer stays, Breakfast served in room.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Finnish, French (nearby), Mandarin (nearby), Spanish (un poco), English
1 Cat , 1 Dog
Molly is a recently retired special education teacher who has raised four children in this home. Her youngest just graduated from college and is enjoying serving with City Year working with kids in NYC public school. Her son and his young family live a few blocks away and have recently opened their own B&B. (Her daughter-in-law is a native french speaker.) Another daughter is at Berkeley Law School and her eldest daughter stays here when she is away from her home in Uruguay.