Spruce Hill Manor

3709 Baring Street , Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA (Show map)


Spruce Hill Manor is an elegant 1879 Victorian mansion located in historic University City, just minutes to Center City and many of Philadelphia's historic attractions. The tree lined residential neighborhood is in walking distance to Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, HUP, Children’s, Veterans and Presbyterian Hospitals and a short ride by bus, trolley, car or cab to 30th Street Station, the Convention Center and Museum district. Surrounded by spacious lawns and gardens, Spruce Hill Manor features elegant architecture with period and antique furnishings in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. All our rooms and suites have private bath, kitchenette, cable TV, AC, Wireless Internet access and land line for free local calls. Innkeepers are always available for your every need while respecting the privacy of the guests. The Manor is family owned and operated; innkeepers Janet and Adrienne Reitano live on site and are available 24/7 to provide you with complete concierge services. From the moment you make your reservation we consider you our guests, entitled to all the services we provide.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.2

A gem during my business trip

4.8 on August 10, 2013

I needed room for only one night after a function at U Penn, and this was the perfect choice. I only wish I had more leisure time to enjoy the beautiful home. Janet was amazing, a perfect hostess in every way. If you are coming to Philly - or local as I am - this is the right choice. I'll be back!

Highly Recommend

4.8 on March 11, 2013

Spruce Hill Manor is wonderful! Janet was so friendly and really knows the area well & has great recommendations for anything you need. The B&B is very clean, full of charm and character and in a great location; within walking distance to numerous restaurants, shopping, and cultural attractions. It's also right outside the downtown area of Philly, a short drive or even walk to a lot of great sights. (public transportation is very close by as well) Parking was fine, it's free on the street from Friday at 6pm and there is a driveway. We never had trouble finding a spot. We stayed in the Billie Holiday Room. It was spacious and the bed was very comfortable! We had a kitchenette, private bathroom, TV with cable.The bathroom was spacious and clean and had all the essentials. Breakfast was nice. It is a help yourself spread of excellent freshly baked quiche, breads, oatmeal, cereal, and fruit. The dining room is beautiful! Worth standing there for a minute or ten to take it all in. There is also water, coffee, a large variety of tea, fresh baked goods and snacks available all day. We stayed during daylight savings time. Janet was very accommodating and let all the guests check out later to make up for the lost hour. We wanted to check out the Mutter Museum on Sunday, our check-out day and didn't want to leave our luggage in the car. She let us keep it in our room, as well as use the room when we got back before we headed out on the road. We really appreciated her kindness so much. She even gave us a parting gift as we left! It's the little things that really mean a lot! If you're looking for charm, hospitality, and a comfortable place to stay, we both highly recommend staying here.

A very personal experience - very much appreciated

5 on February 07, 2013

This was our first experience at Spruce Hill Manor. As this was a visit to two of the local hospitals for surgery- we could not have been more apprectiative of the care and consideration that was given to us. This was like being cared for 24/7 with such a good heart and spirit. Our sons also were accommodated with little or no adance notice. Would definitely recommend to all - much more than you will ever expect or receive elsewhere John & Jean O'Brien & Family

Such a wonderful place!

4.4 on October 22, 2012

This was an amazing place to spend our anniversary. Janet was so kind. She even drove us one day to the subway, since we didnt know where it was yet. On our anniversary, she had a tray with chocolates and wine (and an ornament) left on our bed for us. The room was so big and comfortable, and always cleaned. She even did our laundry one day. A kind woman. We would highly, highly recommend this home to any visitor in Philly. She is a gem!

Two weeks in Heaven

5 on July 02, 2012

Beyond any expections. we could not have been happier and were saddened when the last day arrived. janet gave 200% and we felt loved and cared for beyond any place we have staye. Do not ever ever ever think another facility could beat this home away from home for the last two weeks. thank you so much for making two seniors feel like kids again. hope to see you again in the near future.

Historic charm with a personal touch

5 on June 19, 2012

Spruce Hill Manor deserves all its rave reviews! This lovely old house, with its golden woodwork and lush yard, is ideally location for travelers. All the rooms are spacious and impeccably decorated with an eye to period detail. Best of all, innkeeper Janet Reitano takes great joy in her work: She's warm, accommodating, and full of fascinating information about her house and the area. Note: If you're traveling without a car, the Lady Liberty Shuttle from the airport is only $10 and takes you door to door. Thank you, Janet! My daughter and I can't wait to return.

Wonderful experience

4.0 on May 22, 2012

The Innkeeper was wonderful, breakfast was fantastic (great quiche!) with wonderful breads and fresh fruits. It was a pleasure to stay in a place with so much character as opposed to a hotel room. Overall wonderful experience! Thank you.

Thanks for a wonder time!

4.8 on October 29, 2011

Janet the Inn Keeper was AMAZING! She took care of taxi/travel details, offered sightseeing tips with maps and brochures. She even drove us herself to one of our dinner meetings! And most importantly she was sensitive to our families needs and managed room cleaning and assistance on our schedule. Would HIGHLY recommend the Spruce Hill Manor - Kathy, Lynn and Celeste

A gem in Philadelphia!

4.8 on October 10, 2011

Janet, the Innkeeper is a delight! She made us feel at home from the moment we walked in the door! She had several little extras including Halloween candy and other seasonal treats. The B&B is lovely and we we more that pleased with our stay. I highly recommend!!

A joyful step back in time

4.0 on July 21, 2011

Beautifully decked out with antique furniture, mirrors, upholstery etc, it was a joy to stay here. In a great location for a taste of suburbia whilst being within walking distance of the centre and great places to eat. I wish we'd been able to stay longer and enjoy the porch and garden. We'll be back!

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Rooms & Rates

Bartram Suite

With six windows and garden views, the First Floor Bartram Suite is so quiet that all you'll hear are the birds singing. Named after the first US botanist, Philadelphian John Bartram, the bedroom has a queen bed and full bath. The sitting room features a kitchenette, making it an ideal retreat for friends or family traveling together. Maximum occupancy is three people. $175.00 per night single/double occupancy $28.87 tax $203.87 TOTAL Rate includes breakfast, parking, concierge service, wifi,etc.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $175

Eakins Library

The First Floor Eakins Library honoring gifted artist, Thomas Eakins, features high ceilings, chandeliers, the original fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling library shelves. Five large windows provide fresh air and restful views of the garden. Queen and single beds,a kitchenette, and private bathroom with shower complete your room. Maximum occupancy is three people. $175.00 per night single/double occupancy $28.87 tax $203.87 TOTAL Rate includes breakfast, parking, concierge service, wifi,etc.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $175

Audubon Queen Suite

The Audubon Queen Suite is named after the renowned artist and naturalist, James Audubon. It features an antique rosewood queen bed and a large walk-in closet. The sitting room has a generous sofa that converts to a queen bed making this suite perfect if you're traveling with friends or family. Maximum occupancy is three people. $175.00 per night single/double occupancy $28.87 tax $203.87 TOTAL Rate includes breakfast, parking, concierge service, wifi,etc.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $175

Billie Holiday Room

The Billie Holiday Room is named after the pioneering jazz vocalist, also known as Lady Day, who was born in Philadelphia. While you're in town, you can visit her home. This room honoring Billie has a king size bed and large windows overlooking the garden. Maximum occupancy is three people. $195.00 per night single/double occupancy $32.18 tax $227.18 TOTAL Rate includes breakfast, parking, concierge service, wifi,etc.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $195

J.S. Sargent Deluxe Suite

The J.S. Sargent Deluxe Suite, honoring the famous Philadelphia artist, John Singer Sargent, is a spacious and elegant retreat featuring a hand-carved Indonesian queen bed, original chandelier and fireplace, a new bathroom, and a kitchenette with amenities. Maximum occupancy is three people. $189.00 per night single/double occupancy $31.19 tax $220.19 TOTAL Rate includes breakfast, parking, concierge service, wifi,etc.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $189

Tiffany-Parrish Room

The Tiffany-Parrish Room is an exquisite little jewel featuring a crystal chandelier, Oriental rugs, the original fireplace, and an antique rosewood bed. It commemorates the 1916 mural called "Dream Garden" produced by Tiffany Studios and artist Maxfield Parrish. Made of 100,000 pieces of glass, the mural can be seen at the Curtis Building. Maximum occupancy is two people. $165.00 per night single/ double occupancy $27.23 tax $192.23 TOTAL Rate includes breakfast, parking, concierge service, wifi,etc.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $165

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Location Type

University City, Historic Neighborhood, Airport, City, Downtown


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 8 miles

Directions to property:

For the convenience of our guests, we will provide a map and directions from any point in the country.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, University of Pennsylvania, 30th Street Train Station, Drexel University, The National Board of Medical Examiners, Center City Philadelphia, PA Convention Center, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer , 24 hour concierge service, Equipped kitchenette, beautiful gardens and yard on site, ample free off-street driveway parking (some restrictions)

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, backyard croquet, backyard bocceball, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Guests may smoke on the front porch or in the large yard
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 9 only
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% at time of reservation, refundable minus $25 up until 7 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellations: 5 days notice prior to arrival. All cancellations must be in writing via E-mail.
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Janet and Adrienne Reitano

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian, Spanish

About the innkeepers

gardening, biking, cooking, travel, historic preservation

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 6am-10am or per guest request
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian lactose free, gluten free

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