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Indianapolis, Indiana
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2012

My husband and I chose the Bella Vista since it is within walking distance of the major historical sites. Upon arrival, there was no street parking anywhere near the B&B, so we had to park in the hourly garage that is several blocks away near the SuperFresh. The B&B is a converted row house. Most rooms are located off of... More 

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Dan M, Owner at Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

I wish I knew who you were so I could check who was working that day that did not call you back, I am sorry about that. Breakfast is now individually provided in the room so everybody gets it. We still do not provide hot breakfast, only a self-serve continental plus hot/cold cereals and fruits. We might had the wrong... More 

Carlisle, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2012

I've stayed here several times in the last year and I've always loved it. It has drawbacks to be sure, weird hot water, sub-par bedding, weak continental breakfast, slow internet, not perhaps as clean as one would desire, but at the same it has some really strong perks including a fabulous location, a warm hostess, a pint of milk a... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2012

It is hard to characterize the Bella Vista as "good" or "bad," but it is definitely a bit "unusual." We stayed just one night and had been notified by phone a day in advance that no one would be available to check us in or greet us after 5 p.m. -- we were given a security code to the front... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Stayed in the Autumn Mist room and thought it was really nice. We arrived early and the owner was kind enough to let us check in early even though our room was not ready. The bed was comfortable and our room was large with a kitchenette and updated bathroom. Our room was stocked with water, juice, coffee, tea, condiments, and... More 

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Mine Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2012

First, I want to say that this B&B is located in a great spot in South Philly. The check-in process since we arrived at 7PM entailed getting some security codes for the front door and our suite emailed to us. This was fine but keeps me from being able to share comments about the level of service. I do realize... More 

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Dan M, Owner at Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

The Magnolia problems were fixed as soon as I saw it, breakfast now is provided inside the room but we do not provide hot breakfast. I wish you could come again and change your mind. :-) More 

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Orlando
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2012

My husband and I were due to arrive at this bed and breakfast on Monday afternoon when I had to be hospitalized for unexpected gall bladder surgery. We contacted the owners and they were so understanding and kind enough to refund our money. Thank you Bob.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

We stayed in the Victorian Room of Bella Vista B&B, and had a delightful stay there. There are a few drawbacks to South Philly as a whole - such as very little parking - but this place has a parking garage only three blocks away. It's a rowhouse, so there were a flight and a half of stairs to climb,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2012

This is our favorite place to stay when we visit our children who go to college in Philadelphia. It exudes eccentric charm, and its in a wonderful neighborhood, within walking distance to everything in Philly. We love staying here...! If you want a sterile hotel that could be located anywhere in the US, then this is not the place for... More 

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NY
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

I always go to this BNB for business and weekend get away with my hubby and I never had any bad experience with them. I see some bad reviews and I don't get it, didn't you read their website? They are what they say they are and they provide what they say they do. It is affordable and in a... More 

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Northwoods, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2012

In town for a family wedding, most all of the family stayed here. Our room was on the lower level and fairly comfortable, while others had limited cooling. It was hot - in the 90's. Breakfast consisted of a basket set out the evening before. It included slices of things in baggies and fruit. If you were late getting to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
When guests enter this stately Philadelphia town home they are immersed in an inviting world full of character. A complement of antique furnishings, eclectic design, and decorative art, wonderful colors all make for a truly unique and wonderful place to call your Home Away From Home. You will be just a short stroll to many of the city's historic sites, museums, the central business district, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and the Avenue of the Arts which boast the Kimmel Center, Wilma Theater and the Academy of Music. Just up the street you can visit the Hip South Street Entertainment District that offers more than 75 restaurants, 150 stores, theaters and nightclubs. South Street is adjacent to Penn's Landing Water Front along Columbus Boulevard where you will find more restaurants, history, boating and nightlife. Oh, and by the way don't forget to visit Geno's and Pat's Steaks located in the world famous Italian Market just around the corner. Bella Vista is the home to some of the country's oldest and best Italian restaurants. There are also many fine French, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Mexican and Lebanese restaurants that offer a menu that is ready for your feast. Ah Bella Vista. You will smell the aroma of daily fresh baked Italian Bread from Sarcones Bakery and the Sweet Pastry Aroma coming from Isgro's Baking their world famous cannolis and the Saloon Bakery's preparation of their delicious treats. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast

Address: 752 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2746
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: $153 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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