The Historic Benner Mansion

25 S 15th St , Allentown, PA 18102 USA (Show map)


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 room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Sam is awesome

5 on February 02, 2018

We absolutely loved our stay at The Historic Benner Mansion! Sam (innkeeper) was lovely and so knowledge about the history and area. The mansion is gorgeous and pretty close to downtown. Sam also had out snacks like granola bars and little chocolates during non-breakfast hours which was really nice. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in the Allentown area- definitely stay here. We thought it was great!

Everything we were hoping for!

5 on January 16, 2018

We had a fantastic stay at the Benner Mansion. It was one of the coldest nights of the year but our gorgeous room was warm and cozy. The details were breathtaking. We wish we could have stayed longer! Sam and her team are the best!

The place to stay IN Allentown PA

5 on January 16, 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the Benner Manor. This was our second stay there and we have already booked our third. The building is beautiful and the owners are a pleasure to talk with. Highly recommend the staying at the Benner Mansion. Bill B

The place to stay in Allentown PA

5 on January 03, 2018

Wife and I stayed for 2 nights at the Benner Mansion. This was our second visit to the Benner Mansion B&B and we enjoyed it as much as we did our initial visit. The Mansion is charming and the owners are accommodating and very knowledgeable about the area. We have already booked our third stay at the Benner Mansion. Bill B.

A gracious host and a lovely place to stay.

5 on December 31, 2017

Siobhan (a.k.a. Sam) has always been extremely accommodating and considerate of our needs. The Benner Mansion is a lovely place to stay.

Warm, welcoming and exceeds expectaions

5 on December 28, 2017

We recently stayed at the Historic Benner Mansion in Allentown. Our host led us through the home, explaining the history of the home. She showed us original pieces owned by the family and donated back to the home by the heirs of the original owners. It was like we stepped back in time and were connected to the original owners. Siobhan has an obvious passion for recreating the magnificent aura of the original mansion as is emulated when you walk through each room. I would love to stay there again and again. A jewel of Allentown, preserved and marked in time. Thank you, Sam!

Wonderful stay!

4.8 on December 06, 2017

Sam was exceedingly gracious, as always. It turned out we had to stay longer in Allentown and Sam allowed us to stay as long as we had to. Wonderful stay!

Superb Accommodations in Allentown

5 on December 04, 2017

On a first visit to Allentown, we were fortunate to book a weekend stay at The Historic Brenner Mansion. We were treated to some insight as to the history of this town on the move, and were afforded the most comfortable accommodations provided by even more accommodating hosts. We are now part of the family and can't wait to return.

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

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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

Spacious bedroom, private foyer and original 1914 bathroom with shower/bath. Featuring gorgeous historic detailing and original items of Coco Benner, Captain Benner's daughter.

  • 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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