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Oudenaarde, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

One never expects an authentic Edwardian home in the US.Searchers for authentic experiences will ge fully satisfied with this B&B. Most friiendly welcome bythe owners, excellent breakfast and the bus stops before the door.

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

Good morning, Erik, It was a pleasure to host you during your stay at The Gables. We appreciate the Belgian Chocolate you brought us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and provide us feedback. Take care and hope to see you again. Cesar, Ricky, and Sugar

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an absolute blast during our stay at 'the Gables'. The property is full of Victorian charm, the details and the decor were just amazing, it's like straight from a movie set. My favorite is the dining room where every morning a delicious breakfast is served. The bedroom was beautiful and the bed was super comfortable. The hosts were wonderful...

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

Good evening, Reggie and Raul, It was great to host you both. We enjoyed your company very much! It is very rare that our guest will cook us dinner. The effort and gesture was much appreciated. Hope to see you both again Next time bring Miss Kim with you and the rest of the Chicago gang. Regards. Cesar, John, Ricky,...

Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make it a point to stay at The Gables Bed and Breakfast. Innkeepers Ricky and Cesar go above and beyond what any other establishments offer. The comfort, the consideration, and the kindness they provide can not be understated or even calculated, but be assured that there is nowhere you could feel more at ease than in this enjoyable 19th century...

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

Josh, Thank you for the kind words. And thank you for staying with us. So glad that you enjoyed your stay. It's funny the organizer of the Dickens event in Clark park checked in yesterday. Small world. It's a shame that he wasn't here during your stay. We hope to see you again soon. Enjoy the rest of the school...

Paris, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a superb stay at the Gables : beautiful and comfortable Victorian house and room, such nice and helpful hosts, a pleasant quiet neighbourhood at 15 min' tram ride from the centre, a wonderful cooked breakfast ! Nice guests at breakfast (I stayed a week). In Europe I use the Sawday's guide (special and charming places to stay), and...

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

Good evening, Nicole, We are glad that you made it home to Paris safely. We enjoyed your visit and getting to know you. We are still practicing the recipe you shared with us. We hope to see you again soon and good luck with your cooking class and eventually your new café. Take care. We miss you. Cesar, Ricky, and...

Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed through the Philly on a 2 week road trip through the northeast. We absolutely loved our time at The Gables! It was the best part our journey! The house is a wonderful piece of history and is furnished elegantly appropriate. The owners are very hospitable and accommodating. They offered a complimentary snack pantry loaded with brownies, drinks, chips...

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Chase, Thank you so much for staying with us. It was wonderful having you and your beautiful family. And thank you for taking time to give your advice and feedback. We hope to see you and your family again. Than you! Ricky

Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful property, lots of Victoriana and antiques; hosts are gracious and accommodating and they make a superior breakfast! Overall a wonderful experience. Some rooms share baths , others have their own

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hicksrichard81, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. Narva, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Gables. Thank you also for your other feedback. We value your input. Have a great evening and hope to see you both again. Regards, Cesar, Ricky and Sugar

Wakefield, Rhode Island
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I enjoyed two nights at the Gables B & B. Cesar & Ricky are incredibly friendly, helpful and accommodating inn keepers. They packed breakfast to go and sent us off with hot coffee at 5AM as we were leaving for the Women's March in Washington, and the next morning they welcomed my daughter and her friend to...

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hicksrichard81, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Good evening, Mrs. Schwab, We enjoyed meeting you, Diana, and your Emily and her friend last weekend. We are glad that you all enjoyed your stay. It makes us happy to know when our guests have enjoyed their stay at The Gables. Most importantly, we enjoyed meeting our guests. Have a great evening, Cesar, Ricky and Sugar

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Confession: I only started staying at B&Bs about two years ago. Now, it's hard to go back to regular hotels. I appreciate the pleasant atmosphere which feels like you're staying at a relative's house--acomplanied with good company and good food. That said, I try to research possible B&Bs when I'md staying in a given area. I've been successful so far,...

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hicksrichard81, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Good evening, Sharad and Karen, Thank you for writing a review of your recent experience at The Gables. We enjoyed meeting you both and glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you both again. Have a great year! Regards. Cesar, Ricky, and Sugar.

Province of Pesaro and Urbino, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are no words enough to describe the beauty and charme of this wonderful Victorian Age Villa in Philadelphia.I already was here many years ago and always wanted to go back,it was a dream I had and during the last Christmas holydays I made it come true.All is fantastic here:the elegant living and dining rooms,the bedrooms full of care and...

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hicksrichard81, Owner at The Gables Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Good morning, Gabriella, I agree with you that we found new friends in you and your family. We still remember how much we enjoyed hosting you all. It is always fulfilling for us to know that we touched our guests in a special way while staying with us at The Gables. Guests like you and your family make hosting such...

Riverside, Connecticut
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We came over New Years and we were simply entranced by this beautiful gem. It felt so grand with the holiday decorations and simply loved it. The owners were awesome and the breakfast was astounding. We stayed in the Tower room and it was beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. We absolutely loved this Victorian B&B and will certainly be back...

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Good evening, Jean, We are glad that you and your husband enjoyed your stay at the Gables over New Years. We are fortunate to have great friends who helped us with the holiday decorations. We look forward to hosting you both again. Take care and stay warm. Regards. Cesar, Ricky and Sugar.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • 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
  • Breakfast included
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 Avenue, At South 46th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > University City
Price Range: $181 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“All the rooms have something special”
 of 5 bubbles Gabriella140, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to get a room with a queen bed if you are a couple. Many of the rooms have Victorian double beds.”
 of 5 bubbles 65annev, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not all rooms have a private restroom.”
 of 5 bubbles EnzoPu, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Each room is uniquely beautiful. You really want to try them all. The Blue Willow room is a larger suite with fireplace and sitting area.”
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 of 5 bubbles artemis50, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 176corvette, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
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