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Philadelphia Hotels

Lippincott House

  • 2023–25 Locust St. Map It
  • Rittenhouse Square

Pros

  • Historic yet intimate
  • Quiet
  • Attentive service

Cons

  • No gym
  • No parking
  • It can seem a little dark in some areas

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's Review

Guests at this new B&B get closer to old Rittenhouse Square high society than any of the Lippincott's notable neighborhood rivals. A prominent publisher built this mansion, a block off Rittenhouse Square, in 1897, and a law firm crowded into its rooms until proprietor Jack Eldridge bought it in 1997. Before opening as a B&B in 2008, Eldridge installed an elevator as well as new bathrooms and a modernized kitchen, from which hot breakfast is served daily. Eldridge

kept intact the building's many charms, including a lounge graced with stunning rosewood wall paneling, an enormous mahogany fireplace, and an 1887 grand piano; common areas also include an antique Brunswick pool table. Original artwork lines the hallways, and one room features an original wall mural of a village in Tuscany where the original owner's daughter married. Guests are known to take a good deal of photos before they leave the building. All rooms have original fireplaces, though they don't work.

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Hotel Information

Address:

2023–25 Locust St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

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Phone:

215-523–9251

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 4 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 05/19/2011

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