Penn's View Inn

14 N Front Street , Philadelphia, PA 19106 USA (Show map)


The Penn's View is located in historic old city Philadelphia overlooking the Delaware river. Walking distance to the most historical mile in America. Housed in a building which dates back to 1828, the Inn features 51 individually decorated rooms, many of which have balconies with river views, working gas fireplaces, large marble baths, and jacuzzi tubs. Perfect for a weekend getaway. All rooms include a complimentary continental plus breakfast, free wireless internet, and The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper.



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

Great Weekend in Philly

5 on July 28, 2009

My husband and I stayed at Penns View for 3 nights and couldn't have been more pleased. The room was CLEAN, nicely decorated, CLEAN, bathroom was CLEAN. Lynn and Adrienne at the desk were so helpful and friendly. Breakfast was nicely presented and more than we thought would be available. Food and fruit was fresh. So convenient to buses, the trolley and MANY historic sites. We had a wonderful w/e in Philly at Penns View and would recommend it to anyone also visiting the city of Philadelphia. Jim & Phyllis McTiernan

Lovely B & B

4.6 on November 05, 2008

Room was spacious, great view, lovely decor. Breakfast buffet had large selection including fresh fruit and great coffee. Dinner was delicious-beware of the flight of wine.

Penns View Inn from a Philadelphian

3.8 on September 20, 2008

Panorama Restaurant was wonderful. Don't know why I never went there when I lived in Philly. Missed a terrific dining experience. The Inn was very comfortable. Our room was tastefully decorated - nothing luxurious - but it was located very conveniently, near transportation, dining, movies, and within walking distance to center city shopping. It was quiet, even being in center city. We would stay there again.

Great experience

4.4 on March 13, 2008

It was nice to stay there even though we felt a little expensive. Anyhow we enjoyed it a lot. Only thing we did not like was that there was no parking lot. So we had to pay $20 for one-night stay. But overall it was so great. Very kind room service.

PennView Inn The best Hidden Treasure

5 on May 03, 2007

My room was totally unique and beautiful the wine bar at lobby level is one of the best ive seen on the east coast. the food was above average service was excellent!

Penn's View Rocks

5 on February 07, 2007

The Penn's View is an outstanding value. It is very customer friendly and the staff extends itself for you. Rooms are beautiful and provide great comfort. The Wine bar is an esperience in itself and the bartenders have great knowledge about all the 120 wines available. The food is the restaurant appeals to every appitite and if you go away hungry it is your own fault. This is the only B & B I would ever consider staying at while in Philly.

Great place in Philly

4.6 on January 25, 2007

Had an excellent stay at Penn's View. Very convenient location. Comfortable, spacious guest room. Service was excellent. Great wine bar right on property.

Great time in Philly

4.4 on December 19, 2006

Historic charm, comfortable guest room; friendly, informal atmosphere; lovely dining room where the breakfast buffet is set out, and where lunch and dinner are served. Appealing bar, too. Parking lot next door, and close to exit/entrance to I-95. Good insulation kept traffic noise to a minimum. Great restaurants and all historic attractions within an easy walk; great little shops in the neighborhood, too. Would definitely return/recommend.

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Location Type

Old City, City, Downtown


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Front and Market Streets Center City Philadelphia. 5 blocks from Liberty Bell on Market Street

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Piano, Secretarial services, VCR, Washer/dryer , Barber / Beauty Services, Concierge, Free Newspaper, Spectacular Northern Italian Ristorante Panorama, Elevator, Room Service

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

The most historic square mile in U.S.A.!, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes smoking rooms only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card required to hold reservation - no deposit
  • Cancellations: 24 hours before checkin date
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The Sena Family

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, French, Italian, Spanish

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Continental +

  • Time Served: 7-930 m-f, 7-1030 sa-su
  • Serving Location: Restaurant, Dining Room

Special meal options

Northern Italian

Signature Dish

Lobster Ravioli
Homemade ravioli pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese and fresh lobster, finished in a lobster and cream sauce


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