Fodor's Expert Review Thomas Bond House

129 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA

This bed-and-breakfast in the heart of Old City is great for travelers who want an authentic taste of historic Philadelphia—built in 1769 by a prominent local physician (an enormous family tree detailing his descendents hangs from a wall in a common living room), the four-story Georgian house has undergone a faithful, meticulous revival. Moulding, sconces, and woodwork have been restored to historical standards; nearly all the inn’s floors are original. Rooms have reproduction period furnishings, including four-poster beds, and two have marble gas fireplaces. In keeping with the Colonial theme, some rooms are a tad cold in winter. Continental breakfast is served weekdays; a full hot breakfast is served on weekends. Complimentary coffee, tea, and water are always on hand, and complimentary wine and cookies are served nightly. The hotel requires children to be 10 years or older.


  • Historic home
  • Good service
  • Complimentary wine and snacks


  • Some guests complain of noise when nearby bars let out at 2 am
  • There are also some complaints about closet space and hot water
  • No elevator




Phones: 215-923–8523 | 800-845–2663


12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted