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Lippincott House

At a Glance

    Pros

  • historic yet intimate
  • quiet
  • attentive service

    Cons

  • no gym
  • no parking
  • it can seem a little dark in some areas

Lippincott House 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.

    Hotel Details

  • 4 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-19-2011

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