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Philadelphia's Cutest, Quirkiest, and Most Charming Bed and Breakfasts

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Though Philadelphia has about a tenth of the number of hotel rooms as New York, the city is positively overflowing with bed and breakfasts housed in beautiful, historic homes. If you're interested in value, historic charm, and quirky touches, take a look at these eight B&Bs.

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1. Inn at the Union League

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1450 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 587-5570
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If you've ever wondered what's inside the Union League, you can find out by staying at the Inn on the property. Rooms are outfitted like upper range hotel rooms, and guests are provided witha complimentary breakfast.

2. La Reserve

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1804 Pine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Situated in two converted townhouses, La Reserve offers a convenient Center City location, complimentary breakfast and cookies, and well appointed rooms and suites that come at the fraction of the price of nearby Rittenhouse hotels.

3. Spruce Hill Manor

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3709 Baring St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 472-2213
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Spruce Hill Manor offers period furniture in a sprawling Victorian mansion, in addition to an "Organic/All Natural" breakfast, and kitchenettes in every room. Many of the rooms and suites are named after famous Philadelphians.

4. Bella Vista Bed & Breakfast

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752 S 10th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 238-1270
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Swan and angel paintings hang on brightly colored walls and stare down the pink bedding below. Yes, this is classic love it or hate it B&B decor, but no matter how you feel about doilies, the prices and location aren't half bad.

5. The Thomas Bond House

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Billing itself as the only inn located in Indpendencr Park, the Thomas Bond House takes historically accurate furnishing and ambiance seriously. The house itself was built in 1769 and was restored and converted into a B&B in 1988

6. The Gables

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4520 Chester Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

In a building designed by Willis G. Hale (of Divine Lorraine and Hale Building fame), this B&B is quaint, includes access to lush, expansive gardens, and has won the Historical Society's "Outstanding Preservation Award".

7. Arthaus

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604 South American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Definitely the quirkiest offering on this list, the Arthaus' slogan is "Living with art is an art of living". This unique property is decorated with reclaimed objects, antiques, and original artwork. It's also very close to South Street, which is a plus for travellers looking to do sight seeing outside of Independence Park.

8. Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast

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3300 Baring St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 387-6065
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Located in University City, this B&B gets a lot of business around graduation time, but that's not its only draw. Stained glass windows, Victorian decor, and high ceilings are all featured in the interior.

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1. Inn at the Union League

1450 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

If you've ever wondered what's inside the Union League, you can find out by staying at the Inn on the property. Rooms are outfitted like upper range hotel rooms, and guests are provided witha complimentary breakfast.

1450 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

2. La Reserve

1804 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA 19146

Situated in two converted townhouses, La Reserve offers a convenient Center City location, complimentary breakfast and cookies, and well appointed rooms and suites that come at the fraction of the price of nearby Rittenhouse hotels.

1804 Pine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146

3. Spruce Hill Manor

3709 Baring St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Spruce Hill Manor offers period furniture in a sprawling Victorian mansion, in addition to an "Organic/All Natural" breakfast, and kitchenettes in every room. Many of the rooms and suites are named after famous Philadelphians.

3709 Baring St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

4. Bella Vista Bed & Breakfast

752 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Swan and angel paintings hang on brightly colored walls and stare down the pink bedding below. Yes, this is classic love it or hate it B&B decor, but no matter how you feel about doilies, the prices and location aren't half bad.

752 S 10th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

5. The Thomas Bond House

Philadelphia, PA

Billing itself as the only inn located in Indpendencr Park, the Thomas Bond House takes historically accurate furnishing and ambiance seriously. The house itself was built in 1769 and was restored and converted into a B&B in 1988

6. The Gables

4520 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

In a building designed by Willis G. Hale (of Divine Lorraine and Hale Building fame), this B&B is quaint, includes access to lush, expansive gardens, and has won the Historical Society's "Outstanding Preservation Award".

4520 Chester Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

7. Arthaus

604 South American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Definitely the quirkiest offering on this list, the Arthaus' slogan is "Living with art is an art of living". This unique property is decorated with reclaimed objects, antiques, and original artwork. It's also very close to South Street, which is a plus for travellers looking to do sight seeing outside of Independence Park.

604 South American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

8. Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast

3300 Baring St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Located in University City, this B&B gets a lot of business around graduation time, but that's not its only draw. Stained glass windows, Victorian decor, and high ceilings are all featured in the interior.

3300 Baring St
Philadelphia, PA 19104