Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast

3300 Baring Street , Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA (Show map)


Victorian charm is coupled with modern amenities at Philadelphia’s Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast. Located just moments away from some of our historical city’s most celebrated districts and attractions, Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful, quiet retreat set amongst a world-class metropolis. Our home’s elegant carpentry, original hardwood flooring, and ornate stained glass windows recall all the appeal of a simpler time, and yet we are mere moments away from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 30th Street Station, and the Philadelphia airport.




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Gorgeous Architecture Great Location

4.6 on March 20, 2018

My girlfriend and I stayed here over Valentine's Day weekend and it could not have been more lovely. The Continental Suite was our castle in the clouds, the mattress was deliciously firm, and the bathroom was the best appointed of any we'd ever seen in our extensive hot tub hotel room travels. We didn't use the second bedroom but I can't imagine a more perfect set up for a couple looking to bring their children on their romantic retreat, or two couples who might want to defray romantic travel costs by sharing a suite with the bathroom in between for increased privacy. Breakfast in the morning was not especially creative, but it was a delight nonetheless, with fluffy if slightly undercooked pancakes and a truly delicious fruit salad. The proprietors had excellent recommendations for us, parking was safe and easy to find, and many restaurants and activities were walking distance. This charming B&B proves once again that West Philly is the best Philly. Five stars, will definitely go again.

My Favorite B&B

5 on May 27, 2015

This B&B is absolutely gorgeous, and the owners are so friendly and welcoming! My husband and I were traveling with his parents, so we stayed in the Continental Suite, which was a great space for two couples traveling together. We each got our own room, with a shared bathroom between. The only thing to be aware of is that that particular room is on the top floor (advantage: it's private and quiet) so you're going up quite a few stairs (disadvantage: stairs are a little steep). The breakfast was amazing - they had a hot brunch-style breakfast on Sunday with a lovely, warm quiche, and then on weekdays they do more of a cold breakfast with breads, cheeses, meats, yogurts, fruits - still very good and so generous! The hosts were incredibly helpful and gave us tips on things to do in the area. They also make you feel at home and are very easy-going and likable!

First B&B Experience: A Wonderful One.

5 on July 29, 2012

Our friends took my wife and I, along with our toddler, on a weekend vacation. They booked us to stay at Cornerstone, and since it was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast, I was quite nervous. All my fears were assuaged once we walked through the doors: the staff -- Dennis & Liz, along with their daughter, Jules (and their adorable dogs) welcomed us into their home. It was warm, inviting, and beautiful. We stayed on the top floor, which had just been recently renovated -- it was perfect for us. Breakfast the next morning was delicious. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Highly, highly recommended.

Great location

4.6 on June 13, 2011

Great place to stay for parents of students at Drexel or U Penn. Very friendly owners and great food. Wonderful porch for the evenings and safe neighborhood. Definitely recommend.

Service above and beyond

4.6 on May 20, 2011

I was in town for a conference - the hosts couldn't have made my stay more pleasant and comfortable - breakfast a little earlier, lots of good starbucks decaf (the first of many B&B's where I've stayed that took care of this detail), and even a ride to the train station when I departed. Beautifully maintained house and gardens, relaxing and quiet, even near a college campus on weekend end nights. While I was there for work, the time at the cornerstone felt like a vacation.

Nice Stay

4.0 on March 31, 2011

We stayed for one night on our East-Coast Tour. Sad we couldn't stay longer. The old Victorian mansion is very beautiful - inside and from the outside. Stayed in the Franklin Room, clean and nice furnitured. The Shared Bathroom for this room is just next door and was clean. The Innkeeper's are very nice and the homemade breakfast was delicious (especially the quiche). As it is located in the university area, a lot of restaurants and bars are close by to enjoy the night in town. Anytime again!!!

A Charming Home Away from Home

5 on August 11, 2009

My daughter and I spent a week at Cornerstone while she was attending a summer program at Drexel. The location was so convenient to the college. Dennis, Liz, Chris and Jules treated us like family. Breakfast was wonderful and we enjoyed meeting the other guests. The innkeepers are wonderful, caring people and we hope to get back again soon.


4.4 on May 31, 2009

First time to Philadelphia for us we loved it! Liz, Dennis, Chris, & Jules welcomed us & made us feel right at home. The location is great a short walk to the subway & just a few stops & you are right in the heart of downtown-it is such a beautiful friendly city! We ate dinner at a wonderful italian restaurant on 10th Street, & had the best cheesesteak at Tony Luke's. The breakfast we had at The Cornerstone was great, bacon, blueberry pancakes, coffee, juice, & Sunday we had freshly baked scones, muffins, sausage, juice, iced or hot coffee it was fantastic! The porch is the best and the next time we are in Philadelphia we will look no further than The Cornerstone!

refuge from the storm

4.0 on April 04, 2007

The last blizzard of 2007 swept Philadelphia on the Friday I arrived by train from NYC for my yoga teacher training workshop. I waited an hour and a half for a taxi - the same length of time it took to travel from NY. But when I pulled up to the Cornerstone I was emensly cheered by the cozy atmosphere and my comfortable room - and by a crackling fire in the hearth.

What a way to go and stay.

4.8 on March 08, 2007

Early in 2007 I traveled to several college auditions with Eastman School of Music in Philadelphia as one of my schools of choice. My mom found Cornerstone B & B and was able to make reservations for me. I had not stayed in a Bed & Breakfast before and didn't know what to expect. It was like being at home. The room I stayed in was very nice and the food was really good. I enjoyed talking to the other guests and Ms. Nadine went out of her way to help me make transportation arrangements. I also enjoyed the area surrounding the Conerstone.

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Rooms & Rates


This spacious first floor guest room is decorated in a soothing green and features three stunning stained glass bay windows overlooking the garden. The king sized bed is very comfortable and cozy and the room comes equipped with a TV, large en suite bathroom with walk-in shower. Call 215-387-6065 to book direct.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $210

Fairmount Room

A perfect mix of modern comfort and traditional décor. Beautifully maintained and coupled with a king bed that can be split into two four-poster twin beds-an excellent choice for friends traveling together or a parent traveling with an older child. The room comes equipped with a large TV, en suite bathroom, walk-in shower, and workstation. Call 215-387-6065 to book direct.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $210

Franklin Room

Beautifully adorned with blues and browns, this corner room offers you a peaceful night in its queen-sized bed. The large detached private bathroom features its original turn of the century stained glass windows, and boasts a very large shower. Old Ben would be proud of this beautiful second floor guest room.Call 215-387-6065 to book direct.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

Furness Room

The Furness Room, located on the second floor and off the street, is elegantly decorated in terra cotta. The antique queen brass bed and oriental carpet make this room warm and cozy. And, let's not forget the en suite private bathroom with a walk-in shower. Call 215-387-6065 to book direct.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

University Suite

Decorated in Wedgewood Blue the University Suite is a charming and cozy room. Located on the second floor, this spacious room is divided into two. The main bedroom features a queen sized bed and the large bay window provide a lovely office space. The living room is equipped with a queen size sleep sofa, beautiful oriental carpet, decorative fireplace, and large TV. The sizable en suite bathroom off of the living room includes a shower and tub combination. Call 215-387-6065 to book direct.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $205 - $225

Continental Suite

Located on the third floor this spacious two-bedroom suite is perfect for friends traveling together or a family traveling with children. The larger bedroom features a queen size bed while the smaller adjoining room has a full sized bed. Both bedrooms share a sitting room with a flat screen TV and guest refrigerator. The large bathroom with skylight has a jetted tub, walk-in shower, and double sinks. Call 215-387-6065 to book direct.

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

Nightly Rate: $210 - $235

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Location Type

Phildadelphia, Downtown, Urban


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 8 miles

Directions to property:

See our web site for driving directions. We are a 10 minute walk to the Amtrak Station (30th Street Station). You can easily take the R1 SEPTA Train from the Airport to the 30th Street Station for $5.50. The Lady Liberty Airport Shuttle will drop you at Cornerstone for $10, and a taxi ride is about $27. The subway is easiest from the bus station. Take the Market Frankfort line west to the 34th Street Stop. From 34th Street you will have a 5 minute walk to Cornerstone.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Ocean, Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Fireplace , Hot Tea, coffee, and hot, chocolate all day, Wrap around porch with furniture

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:30 - 9:30 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed on porch and grounds only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please call ahead to make sure we can accomodate your needs.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: The greater of one day (1) day or 1/2 of the total reservation amount will be charged at the time of your reservation and any remaining balances will bed charged to the same credit card the day of check in.



Dennis, Liz, Chris and Jules

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

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  • Cost: 15
  • Time Served: M-F 7:15-9:30 S-S 8:30-10:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room,

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian