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Reviewed 19 January 2015

This B&B is in the Washington Square South area of Center City. Taxi cabs pass this location every few minutes. The rooms are large and the hostess is very attentive. Restaurants, bars , and bookstores are all within walking distance.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled on business
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2  Thank CLEWERT S
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

It is hard to find a room with two beds in a bed and breakfast, and I was traveling with my college-age daughter. It turned out to be a wonderful location in my favorite part of Philadelphia, with Whole Foods to buy food a block away. Marjorie got me a street parking pass, which worked beautifully. Be aware that Marjorie has yappy dogs and this is traditional city life, with people sitting on the steps to the front door. I thought it was great, but it isn't the kind of bed and breakfast with shared spaces where you become friends with the other guests.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Pam_in_SC
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

During an academic research trip, I stayed here on and off for 3 weeks, and it was perfect. Fridge always stocked, room cleaned everyday, and because it was a longer stay, Marjorie even did my laundry! Excellent price for the room, given the location, which was 5-10 min walk from everything you need in Philadelphia. Will return in future.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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3  Thank J B
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

I was in Philadelphia for a short evening, with an very early departure. I found this place on AirBnB, and thought that the price and location seemed very reasonable. Marjorie was very helpful with her directions and being available when I got into town. She did not enforce any kind of curfew... which was great as this B&B is located in a WONDERFUL area! The room came equipped with some light breakfast foods and a mini-fridge, and had a very neo-Classical style to the decor. The air conditioner was stand-alone, but it did cool the room perfectly. The bathroom was shared, but I did not see or hear the other patrons--a very quiet spot. I would definitely recommend this place to future travellers given they are okay with the B&B setting and shared bathroom.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank K B
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

First off, let me say that Marjorie seems like a perfectly wonderful person, and most of the reviews here paint a fairly pretty picture. We like to patronize B&B's and local shops, so we were seeking out a place like we thought this would be. However, there are plenty of reviews across the web on other sites - do yourself a favor and read those before you select this particular B&Not-Quite-B.

A few comments from our recent experience:
• The carpeting on the steps up to the room was very soiled.
• The inn smelled of cigarettes and pets and ???
• The shared bathroom had opened/used bottles and a used bar of soap.
• The bedroom had an overpowering potpourri scent masking other smells.
• The neighborhood’s more eclectic than upscale – think artsy, not fartsy.
• IMPORTANT: The shared bathroom could not be locked from our room (the one with two beds) or from the other room, making our room accessible to anyone else at the inn, including the other guests in the other room sharing that bathroom. This really is a security issue. Be mindful of that if that's an important consideration to you.
• The inn's website says nothing about the “self-serve” breakfasting. Here, “self serve” apparently means yogurt, milk in an open/used bottle, juice, and cereal on the table in the room. Ours went untouched in this Bed & Not Quite Breakfast Inn.

While it seems to be a good location to explore Philly from, be sure to go in with your eyes wide open. This is not, to our experience, a typical B&B – there is no community room or parlor to relax in, there is no prepared breakfast or dining room, other than the spare leavings in each room for each guest to self-prepare, and there is a decided lack of security in your own room due to the non-locking shared bathroom facilities. And do realize that it's located right on the street in a busy place, complete with competing nightlife and such, so if you need dead-quiet to sleep, this place's location might also pose issues for you.

Room Tip: Read the aforesaid review - and realize that if security in your room is essential to you, the shared bathroom and it's non-locking nature could be cause for concern.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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9  Thank C E
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