The Historic Benner Mansion

25 S 15th St , Allentown, PA 18102 USA (Show map)
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The Historic Benner Mansion is here to provide you with historic, luxurious and friendly accommodations, the first and still only Bed and Breakfast in the Historic Center City of Allentown. An architectural treasure, this Jacobean Italian Renaissance features mahogany paneling, a soaring staircase and lion motifs in the expansive Rococo plaster living room ceiling, radiators and window seat claw foot legs. Exceptionally well located for access to a broad array of amenities, it is also a great location for day trips to NYC and Philadelphia.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Arrive as a stranger, greeted like a guest

4.8 on August 28, 2017

Stayed for 1 night on our US tour. Was warmly greeted by Sam who gave us a wonderful history of the house. Our room was magnificent - more like a guest suite rather than a B&B/hotel room - a large, comfy bed, armchairs, TV, a wall filled with books, excellent bathroom with toiletries/hairdryer/fluffy (and large) towels. The dining area is well stocked with a fridge, tea/coffee maker, cereals and nibbles available 24 hours and the breakfast was well cooked, tasty and plentiful. The free WiFi was also strong. This was our last stop on the way to JFK and home, booked solely for it's location, and it was a shame we didn't have long enough to explore Allentown itself, as Sam's enthusiam and obvious love for the place was infectious. We'll no doubt be passing this way when we 'do' the top/middle states, so you'll be seeing us again! Best Wishes Carol & Dave, Sheffield, UK

Great B&B

4.0 on August 14, 2017

Great service and very cool restored inn. We loved this historic mansion and enjoyed the nice breakfast and the spacious room

Great Stay

5 on August 10, 2017

While in Allentown for an event, we stayed at the Historic Benner Mansion. Beautiful and quiet inn with great innkeepers and guests. Have stayed here several times. Consistently fabulous!

What a Bed and Breakfast Should Be

5 on August 06, 2017

This is exactly what we were looking for. The owners were wonderful! We were greeted with a tour of the house and interesting facts about the mansion and the history of the area. They contacted us before our arrival to see if we needed any thing. The rooms were clean and the beds super comfortable. The rooms were air conditioned by free standing units which took away from the historic feel of the room but in over the 90 degree heat we were grateful. We have a 12 year old. Her adorable room was right next door. Rooms share one large bathroom with a large clawfoot tub. They even had a special treat, a Harry Potter reading room under the stairs! We were very thankful for the advise on things to do and see in the area and enjoyed all of them. We would definitely recommend a stay.

Great service and location!

5 on August 02, 2017

Wonderful inn keepers and cool old mansion. So clean and comfortable

Historic charm, gracious hospitality

5 on July 10, 2017

Innkeeper Siobhan (Sam) was very helpful and hospitable. She and her husband lovingly restored the beautiful Benner Mansion, and she gave us a quick personal tour upon checkin, as well as showing us amenities, etc. Our spacious room was romantic and bed super comfortable. WI-fi, plenty of towels and books added to our comfort.

Lovely stay in Allentown

4.6 on June 29, 2017

Amazing little bed and breakfast in Allentown. Literally three only complaint was that they didn't have ice in the freezer...other than that, Sam was extremely responsive and we always felt attended to without feeling overwhelmed with attention

High expectations not met.

3.0 on June 20, 2017

Excellent location with good parking on site. The room was very spacious and comfortable with television and sitting area. Bathroom was very spacious and clean. Water temperature fluctuated in the shower from hot to cold and back. Breakfast on Sunday was good and hot. Monday was only serve your self which was disapointing. Wine was appreciated on Sunday night.

B&B in a Mansion

5 on June 12, 2017

The Mansion was elegant and comfortable at the same time. The timeless furniture was exquisite. We marbled at the detail everywhere we looked from the ceilings to the floors. The restoration of this place was amazing. Everything we needed was availible any time and placed out with so much care and thoughtfulness. The owners or innkeepers were so hospitable and friendly. My room had everything I could ask for. I would definetly stay there again.

Highly Recommended

4.8 on January 15, 2017

Sam Bennett, the Inn Keeper, is an absolute Joy! Incredibly personable and accommodating. We were greeted at the front door, given a tour and learned the history behind the Historic Benner Mansion. Anything we asked for, was provided. 24/7 coffee and snacks were available. We would absolutely recommend anyone needing a place to stay in Allentown to check into the Benner Mansion!

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Rooms & Rates

The Captain Benner Suite

Two Bedrooms: One huge bedroom, one petite bedroom, a sofa futon and a very large bathroom. The room can accommodate up to six guests. $150.00 per night This expansive third floor private retreat comes with two bedrooms – one huge and one petite, each with new premium queen-size mattresses, a huge bathroom with old fashioned clawfoot tub and shower, flat-screen TVs with full complimentary cable channels, huge imported wicker chair seating area, and complimentary wireless. There is also a sofa futon that sleeps two, with the futon the room can sleep six. The room is replete with historic items belonging to Captain Nolan P. Benner’s family that were donated by their descendants to The Historic Benner Mansion.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

The Coco Benner Atlier

Currently Unavalible

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

The General Trexler Quarters

Spacious Bedroom, Dressing Room and Bathroom. $125.00 per night. This second floor, spacious room has a queen-sized four-poster bed with new premium mattress, a wall of bookcases filled with relaxing reading material, dresser and desk, dressing room with huge closet, large bathroom with bath and shower, flat-screen television with complimentary full cable, complimentary wireless Internet and more! The room is replete with historic items belonging to Captain Nolan P. Benner’s family that were donated by their descendants to The Historic Benner Mansion

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Urban


Allentown, PA (LVI-Lehigh Valley International) 7.1 miles miles

Directions to property:

For fastest route, take Airport Road cross over Union Blvd and continue until Airport Road becomes Irving Street. Take a right turn on Irving Street onto Hanover Ave which becomes E. Hamilton Street and then W. Walnut Street. Follow W. Walnut Street west to 15th Street then make a left and we are the third property on the right (large brick mansion), make a right hand turn onto side street and pull into our on-site parking lot. Walk to our front castle doors - where we will personally check you in and greet you!

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, One of finest park systems in nation, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Fridge, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Wedding Facilities , Concierge Services

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Electric vehicle charging, Ironing Board, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Reading and relaxation

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  • Check In:: Flexible
  • Check Out:: 1:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Stays paid in full upon reservation
  • Cancellations: Charges for your stay are billed to your credit card at the time of reservation with a 24-hour cancellation policy.
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Siobhan "Sam" Bennett

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets


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Hot and cold buffet

  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian All food offerings are Kosher and we have gluten-free options also.

Signature Dish

Lancaster Bacon and Historic Benner Mansion Scrambled Eggs
We always get rave reviews on our weekend bacon and egg service. Lancaster bacon is terrific and we make "Julia Child" style scrambled eggs - creamy, rich and delicious!

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