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The Gables Bed and Breakfast

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GreenLeadersSilver level
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outstanding B&B. Great innkeepers. I have stayed at The Gables several times and it has been a great stay every time. Recently hosted a family function in Philadelphia and had all of the family stay there. Everyone enjoyed The Gables.

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TheGablesbb, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Good morning, Mr. Smith We are always happy to see you and meeting the rest of your family. We are glad that everyone enjoyed their stay. Congratulations again on your son's graduation. Until next time. The Gables Family

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cesar and Ricky were a huge help in navigating the city & finding safe places to live. The breakfast and cookies throughout the day were amazing. Also very accommodating for our early flight. My family will be back!

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Good morning, Suzanne It was nice to meet you and your parents during your stay at The Gables. We are so happy that you were able to find an apartment. As we mentioned, please stop by whenever you feel homesick or if you just want to eat breakfast. See you soon and give our regards to your parents. The Gables...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing breakfast. Beautiful huge mansion with large rooms on the main floor that were available to all to sit and relax. Even a piano and a pump organ. Elegant dining room with chandelier where we chatted with other guests at breakfast. Restaurants within easy walking distance. Free parking on site. The hosts were very friendly and exceptionally helpful.

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Good morning, Mr. and Mrs. Verlinden It was nice to meet both of you during your stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We missed seeing you for ice cream at night and listening to Ruth's playing the piano. Until next time. The Gables Family

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hotel has Very nice staff, good location , clean roooms (big rooms end very nice beds) clean bathrooms ( big end goood showers), good breakfast (fresh food every morning, great bananabread end drinks)

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Good morning, Ms. Lisa It was nice to meet you and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Gables. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Until next time. The Gables Family

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was exhausted after not getting much sleep in a regular hotel room. I had to be ON for the customer on Tuesday and at the end of the day the best part was checking into The Gables. Ricky and Cesar are so wonderful and I really enjoyed their dog Sugar. I slept so well and each morning could walk...

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Good morning, Ms. Lokker It was nice to meet you and thank you for staying with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will see you next month. Take care. The Gables Family

Reviewed 1 week ago

The pantry was well stocked with snacks. Fresh baked cookies were provided throughout the day. The grounds of the property were filled with beautiful foliage and well kept. I recommend this establishment to anyone visiting Philadelphia. We were able to take the #13 Trolley to almost everywhere we wanted to visit in the city.

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TheGablesbb, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Good evening, Mr. Thomas It was nice to meet you during your stay with us at The Gables. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Until next time. Regards. The Gables Family

Oviedo, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an absolutely perfect stay! You want for nothing, and the owners anticipate your needs before you realize you need something! The breakfast is on par to being served at the poshest of restaurants! If you want to be totally spoiled, let the Gables staff and owners treat you like royalty! They all go above and beyond the call to...

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TheGablesbb, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Good evening, Loraine It was nice to meet you and your visiting friends from the U.K. We enjoyed our chats. Thank you also for offering to make Sugar a 4th of July outfit. We are glad that you all enjoyed your stay with us. Until next time. Regards. The Gables Family

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have you ever time travelled? This is the place where I felt like that. Victorian times furniture, perfect house owners Rick and Ceasar, and Sugar - soul of the house made our stay extremely comfortable and unforgettable. Thank you for everything!

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Good evening, Lara It was nice to meet you during you stay with us at The Gables. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and meeting Sugar. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Until next time. Regards. The Gables Family

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners were extremely nice, friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were excellent, and they were very accommodating. The rooms were all very clean and well maintained. I totally enjoyed my time there. I felt the price of the room was a little high, but it is quite possible this is the going rate and i'm just not aware of that...

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TheGablesbb, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. Landers It was nice to meet you both and your family. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us over the graduation weekend. Unfortunately, during the graduation weekend we do raise our rate due to the high demands for rooms, an industry wide practice. However, we try to be competitive and be very...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to come to the Gables and enjoy a lovely part of Philly. Just outside down town Philly and close to U-Penn is a beautiful home with excellent food and rooms. While we only stayed the night we would come back again. Excellent customer service with a feeling of home.

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Good evening, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Gables. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Until next time. The Gables Family

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Award winning Victorian B&B, 10 guest rooms, free parking, full breakfast. Amazing collection of Victorian antiques with 21st century amenities such as WiFi, cable tv, phones, computer station, dvd and vcr. Easy public transit. Near universities and hospitals, 12 minutes to center city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gables Bed and Breakfast

Address: 4520 Chester Ave, At South 46th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143-3707
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > University City
Price Range: $258 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gables Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Who needs a small piece of chocolate on your pillow at night when you can get homemade cookies delivered to your room!”
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“The room i was in (Egan Room) has a sink in the closet, but does not have an en suite toilet or shower, but rather a private bathroom down the hall. Make sure not to book that room if that is important to you.”
laffterr101, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“If you have trouble with stairs, make sure you aren't on the third floor.”
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“Some rooms have bathrooms not ensuite, i.e. outside the room entered from the hallway.”
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