Great upscale location in the center of the city. Trade Winds is housed in a historically certified building that is over 200 yrs. old, furnished with art and antiques from all over the world. Stroll the cobblestone streets and alleys dating from Colonial times, or enjoy shopping for antiques and unique gifts. Easy walking distance to Convention Center, Independence Hall and Liberty Bell, Kimmel Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Jefferson Hospital,theaters, universities and numerous restaurants sure to please any "foodie". Wether you are a single visitor, couple, or family of up to five,I will do everything possible to make your visit very memorable.
4.2 on April 21, 2014
We have stayed in many bed and breakfast establishments in the US and Europe. Marjorie certainly ranks up there as one of the best hostesses ever. We travelled as a family of four (two adults and two children) and enjoyed our stay. Having been to Philadelphia several times, we wanted to be more immersed with the locals. This certainly fits the bill! Marjorie will interact with you as much or as little as you wish - all of the reviews you read are real. This is a gem and the value can't be matched for the service and location. We will recommend to anyone visiting Philadelphia.
4.2 on June 04, 2012
We were met at the door by the owner with a city visitor parking pass she purchased and had ready for us upon arrival. Next, she called while we were driving around looking for street parking to tell us she was standing in a recently abandoned parking place directly across the street from the front door. She arranged bus tour pickup, directed us to the nearest grocery stores and offered pretty much anything we could need for our stay in Philadelphia. The neighborhood was extremely clean, safe and convenient to almost all the local historic attractions. We didn't get a cab at all during our stay and were less than a 15 minute walk to everything we wanted to see. We traveled with 2 small children and the accommodations were much better than a hotel. We had 2 bedrooms connected by a bathroom and the price was the same as the cheapest acceptable single hotel room in the area and included a wonderful ambiance, comfortable beds, free wireless internet and a basic breakfast. We will stay here again when we travel through Philadelphia.
4.6 on April 06, 2012
Wonderful location and most agreeable building. As pictured in the ad - lots of character! Very communicative host who aimed to make the stay hassle free while also respecting privacy. Agreeable, friendly, safe neighborhood for evening strolls and very charming. I was skeptical as this was my first online B&B booking, but it couldn't have gone more smoothly or positively. Thanks!
5 on August 06, 2010
Tradewinds more than lived up to its promise. The location and rates are ideal. Pet police is important to me and even my dog enjoyed himself. There is a dog park within two blocks, too many restaurants and grocery stores to count, and downtown Center City is an easy walk. The room amenities are superb, as is the décor -- utterly charming. I definitely plan to stay again if I return to Philadelphia. Thanks, Marjorie, for a remarkably pleasant stay.
4.8 on April 03, 2009
We stayed at Tradewinds B & B March 19th & 20th 2009, but actually it was our second time staying with Marjorie. Our first stay was August 2008 - we were referred to her by a friend...& we didn't consider staying anywhere else. Marjorie is a gracious hostess and the rooms are wonderfully decorated, clean, cozy...& it just feels like home. The area is great - an easy walk to downtown, restaurants, an internet cafe, pubs & clubs, the market - and it's just a beautiful area with the basic culture of the city right at your fingertips. We are just so thankful for for yet another EXTREMELY comfortable night's sleep...& we plan to keep going back to Tradewinds!! Stay over and you'll see what I mean and you'll love it...
4.0 on December 30, 2008
Paintings, Sculptures and furniture, as shown, in the building can introduce how classic and artistic it is. Still, there are some modern machines for your convenience like microwave and electronic heaters. Also, i brought my own tooth brush which is rarely provided in Inns even hotels, but Marjorie does offer. Information is offered in any detail as requested. Finally, we only pay for 3 people (the last one didn't show up) room rate since we made a reservation for 4 people. We appreciate a such excellent service.
4.6 on December 06, 2008
This was my first stop at a b&b in the US. It became a gold standard to compare the rest with. Marjorie's place is most conviniently located, close to bus stops, supermarkets in Old Philadelphia. For the location, it is outstanding value for money. The rooms have been furnished with Marjorie's eclectic finds from all over the world, and make it a charming place to live in. Marjorie, herself, was most helpful in making my stay feel like I was at home. I would strongly recommend, and if I ever visit Philly again, would most certainly like to stay again.
Master Studio:First floor (no steps to climb) huge room with 15' ceilings, working fireplace, private bathroom, queen size bed, kitchenette, free wireless, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, etc. Beatiful
Nightly Rate: $125 - $125
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 12 miles
Please call or write for directions. I am easily reached from the turnpike, I-95, 76, etc.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Homestay
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Antique Shops, Convention Center, Historic Attractions, Horse and Carrage Tours, Hospsitals, Walking Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade
Marjorie is an avid antique and art collector. She had traveled all over the world when she owned her import/export business. Marjorie is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, and is able and egar to act as your personal consierge.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Historic 200 yr. old. home.Great upscale location downtown. Walk everywhere. Beautiful large room with private bathroom. Room has working fireplace, free wireless, cable t.v.,kitchenette. Whole Foods one block away. walk to all historic and cultural attractions, great restaurants, etc.