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The Gables B&B Philadelphia

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Premium bedding, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Gables B&B Philadelphia

The Gables B&B Philadelphia

4 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
4520 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19143

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of the Sciences in Philadelphia7 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Pennsylvania13 min walk
  • Popular LocationChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia8 min drive
  • AirportPhiladelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.)18 min drive

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About this area


Located in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood, The Gables B&B Philadelphia is in the historical district and near the airport. Philadelphia Museum of Art and Mutter Museum are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Reading Terminal Market and Walnut Street. Check out an event or a game at Citizens Bank Park, and consider making time for Please Touch Museum, a top attraction not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia - 7 min walk
  • University of Pennsylvania - 13 min walk
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - 8 min drive
  • Mutter Museum - 11 min drive
  • Drexel University - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Philadelphia 49th Street Station - 6 min walk
  • 46th St. Station - 18 min walk
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - 18 min drive


  • Gojjo — 5 min walk
  • Green Line Cafe — 5 min walk
  • Marigold Kitchen — 5 min walk
  • Aksum — 6 min walk
  • Dahlak — 7 min walk

About this property

The Gables B&B Philadelphia

Victorian Philadelphia bed & breakfast in University City, near University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
A snack bar/deli, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a microwave in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and concierge services are onsite. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and ironing boards. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find premium bedding and free toiletries.
The Gables B&B Philadelphia offers 10 air-conditioned accommodations with irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with cable channels. This Philadelphia bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8 AM–9:30 AM
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Private picnics


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Couples dining
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Romance packages available
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries


  • Cable channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 1 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 10 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 10 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

Children 10 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Gables Bed & Breakfast
Gables Bed & Breakfast Philadelphia
Gables Philadelphia
Gables B&B Philadelphia
The Gables B&B Philadelphia Philadelphia
The Gables B&B Philadelphia Bed & breakfast
The Gables B&B Philadelphia Bed & breakfast Philadelphia

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 233 out of 252 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 15 out of 252 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 252 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 252 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 252 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What a lovely way to end our family mini getaway! This B&B is beautiful, majestic and yet homey at the same time. The owners are so helpful and caring! They provided everything you would need —pantry filled with water, snacks and even wine if you like! The homemade breakfast was outstanding! We had a lovely tour of the home. Our room was amazing and comfortable! My only regret was the short stay! Definitely coming back!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The people were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend strongly!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Excellent place, I would stay there again!!!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hosts’ hospitality and attention to detail plus the free onsite parking, and the proximity to the trolley line and Philadelphia’s “five” universities made this an excellent choice for us. The hosts ensured we had the comforts of home: spacious room with comfortable beds, ample public seating on the sprawling front porch and inside in various rooms decorated in period design, and a sampling of the entertainment available during the Victorian era. The pantry with its offerings of coffee, tea and wine added to our comfort and to the hosts’ hospitality throughout our stay. Pepper and Sugar were also very gracious during our stay. We hope to return soon.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Caesar and Ricky are fabulous hosts. The place is beautiful. The porch is a great place to sit and relax. The Gables is right on the SEPTA line which makes getting around the city simple and fun! I will be returning soon.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021