Spencer House Bed And Breakfast

519 W 6th , Erie, PA 16507 USA (Show map)


One step through the beautiful arched front doors and guests quickly realize why The Spencer House is one of Erie's landmark Victorian mansions. Examples of the era abound from the 12-foot ceilings, sculpted light medallions, to the incredibly detailed, handcrafted hardwood mouldings that grace the entire house. Experienced owners/innkeepers Fletcher & Joy Coleman have been privileged to recently purchase this beautiful Inn and hope to make your visit to Erie and The Spencer House a wonderful experience.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5

Thank you for a great week-end!

5 on May 07, 2017

This was our first true B&B experience and it will probably be the standard by which we judge all future B&B visits by! Great home and great hosts (and a terrific chef)!

Our mini honey moon

5 on November 08, 2016

We checked in here the day after our wedding to stay for a relaxing two nights. It was so great. We stayed in the captains quarters. The room was so clean and the bed is beyond comfortable . We slept so well. The jacuzzi tub was very nice too! We loved the breakfast. He made amazing hot dishes each morning from scratch they were so accommodating and very friendly. We will definitely come back!

Spencer House B&B - Erie, PA

5 on September 19, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights to visit the Erie, PA area. Joy and Fletcher were very accommodating for our late night arrival. The house is gorgeous and the neighborhood was nice and quiet. Breakfast was absolutely delicious! We will definitely stay here again when we come back to the area.

Spencer House is a beautiful and well appointed mansion.

5 on May 11, 2016

Fletcher and Joy were fantastic innkeepers. Guests will be impressed with the attention to detail and the beauty of the interior woodwork which would be out of the question to duplicate today. The rooms are beautiful and well appointed. The breakfast and service were outstanding. You will not be dissatisfied with your stay at Spencer House B&B in Erie, PA. If we are back in Erie, we will stay at Spencer House.

Another Wonderful Getaway at Spencer House

5 on April 05, 2016

Just returned from our second visit to this beautiful inn and miss it already. Fletcher's breakfasts are delicious and Joy offers an amazing amount of information for your traveling experiences. They are not only very personable and anticipate your every need but also create an extremely relaxing experience for their guests. Be sure to notice all the beautiful details of this 1876 mansion from the gorgeous woodwork to the comfortable antique furnishings. We were sad to leave the Spencer House today but know we will visit again very soon and renew the friendship built with Joy and Fletcher.

A splendid glimpse into the Victorian past.

5 on September 11, 2015

Our stay at the Spencer House was a very relaxing experience. Our hosts, Fletcher and Joy, are truly on top of their game. The home is beautifully rich in Victorian splendor down to the last detail and immaculate. We stayed in the Spencer suite and enjoyed the large shower, and the king-sized bed afforded us with a very comfortable night's sleep. The breakfast was delicious and completely to our liking. The lovely wood work and rich furnishings take you back to an elegant time and way of life that one can truly appreciate. We're glad we've found this gem and are looking forward to our next visit.

Erie, PA B&B

5 on May 05, 2015

Beautiful property, wonderful hosts, Joy and Fletcher. Terrific breakfast every morning. Don't pass up an opportunity to stay at this great B & B.

great stay great people

5 on October 21, 2014

the house is beautiful and clean. the people are suoer nice and accomodating. will return and stay here again. bottom line

Great Location in Erie PA

3.8 on August 03, 2014

The inn keepers and their cat family were very friendly. Our room provided enough room and was very comfortable. Breakfast was fantastic and a variety of things were provided. We especially enjoyed hearing a little history about the home.

Awesome B&B

5 on June 19, 2014

My wife & I celebrated her birthday with 2 nights at the Spencer House, and it was exquisite. The house is beautifully decorated and impeccably clean. The rooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. Joy and Fletcher were awesome hosts. Joy is definitely in her element when entertaining and Fletcher is an excellent cook. Our stay was made more enjoyable by their enthusiasm. We met and shared breakfast with people from all over the world, very interesting. I look forward to staying there again, and so should you!

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Rooms & Rates

Spencer Room

3rd Floor King bed with large walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $145 - $180

Captain's Quarters

3rd floor King bed. Large bath with separate Jacuzzi hot tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $145 - $180

President's Room

2nd Floor King bed. Private bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $145 - $180

Mary's Room

2nd floor queen bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $105 - $125


2nd floor. Two double beds

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $115 - $135

Nanny's Room

2nd floor. Queen bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $105 - $125

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Wine country


Erie, PA (ERI) 6 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-79 north to the 12th Street exit; this is Route 5. You want to take the east exit (since you are traveling north on I-79, the easterly exit is first). In effect, you will be turning right onto 12th street (a.k.a. Route 5). You will then proceed along 12th Street approximately 1.5 miles and you should start looking for Cherry Street. Keep your eye out for Liberty Street (Rick Weaver's Buick dealership), and the next streets will be Poplar and then Cherry. Turn left (north) onto Cherry Street. Safely proceed to 6th Street and turn right (east). Spencer House is 519, located on the right (south) side of the street, about half-way down the block.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Golfing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well behaved please to be courteous of our other guests.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night minimums weekends from May through October.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We request a valid credit card to hold a room.
  • Cancellations: A one night's deposit will be taken at the time of your reservation. Refunds will be issued minus a $20 processing fee for cancellations made 7 days prior to arrival. Cancellations made within 7 days of arrival will be charged the full amount unless the room is re-rented. For special circumstances, arrangements can be made to transfer deposits to a future stay.
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Fletcher & Joy Coleman

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

While Fletcher's favorites are birding and fishing, Joy prefers recreating historic needlepoint and knitting. We also both enjoy watching the cats (the true owners of the house) as they lounge in true comfort.

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  • Time Served: 8-9 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Gluten free, vegetarian

Signature Dish

cinnamon chip pancakes
Imported cinnamon chips from Lancaster County, PA, make these rich pancakes topped with bananas and walnuts a treat that all ages are sure to enjoy.

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