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Purcell Darrell House B&B

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McCall, Idaho
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Delicious breakfasts in a stately dining room. Owners Cathy and Chris so helpful. Forgot to pack my umbrella...they had them on hand. Easy walk to the Swarthmore campus where I was visiting my grandaughter who is a student there. As a single woman I felt safe here. Wonderful,quality experience.

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Chris D, Owner at Purcell Darrell House B&B, responded to this review

Judy, Cathy and I were so pleased to welcome you into our home and provide a comfortable haven while you were here visiting your granddaughter. Have to say, she was among the most mature, pleasant young Swatties we have had the pleasure of meeting over all these years. We hope we'll have the opportunity to welcome you back again in...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The hosts are gracious and welcoming. The house is old-fashioned, lovely, comfortable and cozy. Their garden is well-tended and attractive. The location is very handy for those visiting Swarthmore College. Breakfast is tasty and nicely presented. The rooms are exactly as shown on their website.

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Chris D, Owner at Purcell Darrell House B&B, responded to this review

Bob, It was great to welcome you back to our B&B. It's always gratifying when guests return, especially after a lengthy hiatus, and they settle right in. Cathy and I hope to see you again. Chris

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 June 2016

A very nice, quite and homey room with an awesomely large bathroom. A shower w/2 heads and plenty of water pressure. Also a jaccuzi for 2. A breakfast menu that we filled out the night before, complete w/homemade pancakes, eggs just about any way, oatmeal, homemade granola, juice, toast, jams, jellies, Maple syrup, agave, Canadian bacon etc. Cathy and Chris...

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Chris D, Owner at Purcell Darrell House B&B, responded to this review

It's always gratifying to have a guest take the time to write a review. When you share your home with others, you want them to appreciate it somewhat close to how much you appreciate it yourself.

Alberta
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best B&Bs I've stayed in and I've visited quite a few in many counties. Cathy and Chris are wonderful hosts. They take care of everything. The comfort, cleanliness, food, location and amenities are top notch. I stayed for 5 days to visit my son who is a Swarthmore student. Their beautifully decorated and maintained home...

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Chris D, Owner at Purcell Darrell House B&B, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to have you with us, especially for a lengthy enough stay that we had an opportunity to get to know you. With your son a freshman, we hope we'll get to see you again and again over the next 3 years.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Nice clean, cozy, comfortable B&B close to the college and a short train or car ride to downtown Philly. We stayed here because my son was attending a soccer ID camp and it was walking distance to the school

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Chris D, Owner at Purcell Darrell House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write-up a review. I remember you and your son were heading up north to another soccer camp after this one - a busy summer.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 May 2015

This is a very well appointed Bed and Breakfast. We had a lovely room and a comfortable be. The bathroom is very nice, with a great shower. The hosts were both very personable and provided good advice on dining, etc. Breakfast was excellent, and our son was invited to join us (from the college) at no additional charge. The only...

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Chris D, Owner at Purcell Darrell House B&B, responded to this review

Paul, We're certainly glad your sleep wasn't impacted. Having some students next door has it's ups and downs. They're all generally nice folks, but come the end of the academic year, a certain amount of revelry is natural. I don't know if I told you, but when I went over to ask them to please turn down the music volume,...

Larchmont, New York
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Having just returned from a two night's stay, I feel that the owners couldn't have been more welcoming and gracious! With thoughtful personal touches like home baked cookies at night to fresh made granola for breakfast provided with the day's New York Times the next morning, I found the place to be comfortable and delightful. I loved my antique filled...

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Chris D, Owner at Purcell Darrell House B&B, responded to this review

Jane, we were so glad you chose to take a little extra time and stay the second day and not rush back home. After your long, but successful day Thursday, you deserved to just kick back a bit.

Zurich
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Everything was to the highest standards, but comfortably warm and friendly. The host and hostess are friendly and helpful, and the breakfasts are served to order. The bed was most comfortable, and the bath ultra modern and inviting. The house has beautiful grounds and plantings, and an ample old-fashioned porch from which to enjoy them. They have good off-street parking....

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Chris D, Owner at Purcell Darrell House B&B, responded to this review

We're so glad you had the chance to not just stay with us, but enjoy the house and the grounds. Most of our guests have pretty full agendas while they're here, but taking even a little time out to smell the roses - or whatever happens to be in bloom - can be very relaxing.

New York, New York
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Home away from home. Across the road from Swarthmore College. Comfy, warm and inviting hosts. Great breakfast. Took Cathy's suggestions and found the town of Media - 5 minutes away and nice restaurants and shops.

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Chris D, Owner at Purcell Darrell House B&B, responded to this review

We're certainly glad you found us. Hope the college search process goes smoothly; it's an emotionally-charged time, but everyone makes it through.

London
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Last year I spent two evenings here, this year three -- work in Philadelphia, leisure at some of the many gardens in the area. I enjoyed myself thoroughly on both occasions. Arrival from London -- only at 2200. But Rich and Cathy were there to offer a smiling welcome AND fresh-baked, still-warm cookies. When I made the reservations I had...

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Chris D, Owner at Purcell Darrell House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your reviews - we certainly strive to make all our guests comfortable and welcome, but having a repeat guest take the time to write about their experience is terrific. Hope we see you again down the road.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A smoke-free Victorian home, ca. 1880, with both antique and "practical" furnishings. You should find both your private space on the 2nd floor and the shared area on the 1st floor quite comfortable, spacious and well-appointed. When the weather's nice, you'll want to spend a little time on the patio overlooking the large, well-planted side yard. Just 1/2 block from the Swarthmore College entrance. A quiet, comfortable lodging alternative to noisy, impersonal hotels. Our guests often tell us they feel "at home" and extremely relaxed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Purcell Darrell House B&B

Address: 315 N Chester Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1401
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Swarthmore
Price Range: $192 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Only one of the bedrooms has a private bath; the other two bedrooms share a hall bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles RobertMB1506, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All 3 are nice.”
 of 5 bubbles thomschoettle, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Eat dinner in Media - many dining options”
 of 5 bubbles pong80, 29 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Rooms away from the main road will have less traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles greeny-7, 22 Mar 2013 | Read review
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