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  • Reviews: 485

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Antique Row Bed and Breakfast: Close to the action, but not too close

The Antique Row Bed and Breakfast is of the self-serve variety. When you book your room, hostess Barbara Pope will ask you what you want for breakfast and provide it for you before your arrival. Our room had a kitchenette where we made our own breakfast. This is not a knock on the place, but I feel that it must be said in case some of you expect to eat in a special dining room.

The reason for this is that the B&B is spread over different nearby buildings of the Center City area. However, no matter where you stay, the location is excellent.

Barbara is a wonderful, efficient hostess who takes the time to show you around and answer all your questions. She is always just a phone call away.

Also, the B&B is located near South Street, which is one of the few places in town that does not close down after 5 p.m. However, the street on which our room was located was a quiet, residential one.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Arts and Culture
  • Written June 25, 2005
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Nice 19th-century house


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  • Maria250 profile photo Maria250
  • Reviews: 568

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Ramada Inn: Ramada Inn, a little far from the Airport

Full Service Hotel, has everything to make guests feeling comfortable. This hotel is centrally located, it takes few mns only from all major attractions of Historic Bucks County. Hotel's parking spot is great & offers much space!

I yet thought it's rather far from the Airport as the cab took about a 20 mns drive from the Airport to hotel.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Road Trip, Business Travel
  • Written October 22, 2006
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  • Treefrogfloyd profile photo Treefrogfloyd
  • Reviews: 9

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Bank Street Hostel: Not for Everyone, but a GREAT deal!

I was involved in planning a 3 day conference in Philadelphia, and was faced with the choice between driving back and forth to my home in Media, PA, or paying over $100 a night for a hotel room that I would only be using to sleep and shower in. My solution was to stay at the Bank Street Hostel for $21 a night.

They do not accept credit cards, but you can reserve a room in advance by sending a money order with the dates of your stay. I was going down on a Thursday, so I just showed up, and I had no problem getting a bed.

The building is old, but the rooms were clean, and the beds comfortable. I arrived Thursday at 5 PM, and paid a total of $44 ($21 a night for 2 nights, plus a one-time $2 sheet rental). There are 3 rooms, one for women, one for men and an overflow room that MAY be mixed gender, depending on the demand for rooms that evening.

The women's room is on the 2nd floor. The staircases are narrow, typical of buildings that age. When you walk into the room, you enter a small sitting room with a futon, and from there you enter another door to get to the beds and bathrooms.

The beds are a series of bunkbeds encircling the room. I believe there were 18 bunk beds, for a total of 36 bunks, but I didn't really count them.

The bathrooms are through yet another door, and the women's room has 3 stalls, 3 sinks, and 4 showers. I woke up VERY early each morning, so I had no conflicts with getting a shower, but this may be a concern during more popular waking hours.

The hostel requires that guests leave by 10 AM and they are not allowed to return until 4:30 PM, so be SURE you have EVERYTHING you need for the day before leaving. In addition, there is a curfew of 12:30 Sunday through Thursday, with a later curfew of 1 AM for Friday and Saturday nights.

In conclusion, this is NOT a place for you if you are looking for a romantic get-away, but it is great if you are looking for a cheap room convenient to the historical attractions of Philadelphia.

Obviously, a hostel is NOT for everyone. There were no age restrictions at the Bank Street Hostel (some hostels require you be a student, or under 35, etc) however you have to be willing to sleep in a room with 35 total strangers and share bathroom facilities.

There are no TV's in the bedrooms, but there is one downstairs in the lobby, and the hostel shows a movie at 9 PM each evening. There is also a pool table in the lobby.

You can bring your own twin sheets to save the $2 sheet rental fee. The hostel does provide a pillow and a blanket without charge.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, School Holidays, Budget Travel
  • Written April 27, 2004
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My bunk for the night


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  • traveltom profile photo traveltom
  • Reviews: 49
Well, I'm not going to go on...

Well, I'm not going to go on with Philadelphia, because I live about 30 minutes west of Philly in Kennett Square, PA...literally 'Mushroom capital of the world.'
In Kennett, you should find a place to stay as far away as possible, because there are no hotels or motels here, and even if there were, they would probably be very dirty.
Stay in West Chester, PA, any hotel.

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  • Written August 24, 2002

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  • pauksa profile photo pauksa
  • Reviews: 10
The most of the hotels are in...

The most of the hotels are in center city and quite expensive. Rate may cause you in between 100 and 200 US $. There is very reasonable rate motel in Philly and managed by one of the religious organizations. The place is called Divine Tracy. Daily Rate varies in between 26 and 35 US$. However, there are some rules and regulations you have to follow. You can make reservation and find out more. Phone (215)382-4310. Address: #20 South 36 Street, PA 19104

easy to go around the city from that motel. All interesting places are within short distance by walking,train, bus or taxi.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written August 26, 2002

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  • Ewingjr98 profile photo Ewingjr98
  • Reviews: 6175

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Th Racquet Club of Philadelphia

The Racquet Club of Philadelphia is a historic private social club, which was established in 1889. The present facility, complete with indoor pool, gym, squash, court tennis, and racquet ball courts, was constructed in 1907 and place d on the national register of historic places in 1979.

The Racquet Club has 13 rooms ranging from reasonably sized suites to tiny rooms, just large enough for a queen sized bed. The room prices start around $130 a night for the smallest and go up to about $200 for the large suites. Amenities include free wi-fi, a complimentary continental breakfast, a business room, and a small HDTV. Guests are free to use any of the athletic facilities as well as the restaurant and bar (just be sure to follow the dress code--collared shirts are a must for gentlemen).

The hotel is open to non-members for an additional $20 per room per night. You can also reserve a block of rooms for events in the club, such as wedding receptions.

My favorite part of this location is the hidden stairways and passageways. We even discovered a path up to the roof, which offered a beautiful view to the south of Philadelphia.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written October 10, 2011
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  • kenHuocj profile photo kenHuocj
  • Reviews: 614

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Private Apartment with a view: CouchSurfing,org

After logging onto CouchSurfing.org, of which i have been a member since 2009, i perused the list of Philadelphia members offering their couch &/or bed in own room with Linen and towels for 1-3 nights. In return one is expected to take a along a gift, identify yourself and explain why you wish to be hosted by them.
I received a no, because he was out of town, and within hours a yes, a fifteen minute slow walk from the airport train, stones throw from the Free Library , Rodin museum and Barnes foundation, in other words i was on the fringes of City centre.
CS is based on members in different cities who exchange notes of agreeing to be friends, or who have hosted members from other cities and give a credibility rating. Apart from very infrequent mishaps, common sense and practical savvy allows one to identify the person.
My host was courteous and generous, took me on sightseeing trips, and i in tuwn invited him and son out to a Malaysian meal

beautiful apartment along a whole food, fast food outlets and restaurants, plus major sightseeing destinations of Philadelphia I succeded in getting my A- fro Philly 101 and US history 101

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Study Abroad, Budget Travel, Museum Visits
  • Written December 19, 2012
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the Condo on N 20th St

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