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The Gables

  • 4520 Chester Ave. Map It
  • University City


  • Off the beaten path
  • Lots of antiques and Victoriana
  • Free parking


  • Off the beaten path
  • The abundance of Victoriana can be a bit much

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's Review

Built in 1889 for a prominent doctor and his family, this ornate mansion is a wonderful place for a B&B. The ground-floor parlor and entryway feature natural cherry and chestnut wood, and the guest rooms have oak floors with elaborate inlays of mahogany, ash, and cherry. In the dining room, guests are served a hot breakfast. An idyllic wraparound porch is perfect for reading a morning paper. One room has a glass-enclosed sitting porch, and five have working electric fireplaces (two are gas, three are electric). The owners—who live in the building—are avid collectors of Victoriana, so just about every knickknack or piece of furniture is more than a century old. The property has free, on-premises parking.


Hotel Information


4520 Chester Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19143, United States

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 9 rooms, 1 suite
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Updated 05/19/2011

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