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Review of La Reserve Center City Bed and Breakfast

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La Reserve Center City Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 25 Philadelphia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Perfect for us!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in late October. The location is perfect, right in the city centre on Pine street which is (we learnt) one if the main streets in Philly so easy access to everything and cute shops up the road, and Starbucks (essential!), ATMs and bars no more than a 5min walk away. The room itself (we stayed in the Marquis, one of the cheaper rooms) was huge, big comfy bed and had large windows facing the street. Breakfast is served each day and we were there during the week so there were fresh bagels, cereal, tea and coffee, fruit, muffins, everything you need! You can also get tea and coffee and biscuits whenever you want during the day. Check in and out was easy and fast, wifi worked perfectly. Made our Philly experience great! Will definitely stay again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dearborn, Michigan
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243 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

This former rowhouse home, plus the mirror image home next door, comprise the La Reserve B & B. The five safe, short block walk to Rittenhouse Square puts you in the best location in Philadelphia for dining, shopping, and museum visits. An easy trip to Independence Hall and the surrounding historic locations is another plus for the location, which is in a real neighborhood with real residences surrounding it. The first floor of one of the townhouses has been left architecturally intact, with many of the family furnishings still in place. It looks as it did when it was a private home, and still retains all the grace and charm of an authentic rowhome. The other B&B in the area, which is beautiful and desirable, has
been converted to a boutique hotel, is wonderful in its own way, but does not look or feel like a rowhouse. For a brief visit, either would be great. For a longer or less expensive visit, I would definitely prefer LaReserve.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We visited Philadelphia for a wedding the first week of October. I chose La Reserve based on location, price and other reviews. It was all I hoped it would be. Friendly staff and lovely first floor suite. If you have large pieces of luggage the first floor is a must. Continental breakfast during the week and made to order breakfast on weekend. Our room had a notebook with the history of the B&B and many other interesting and helpful prices of information which were much appreciated.
The home is full of original details and antiques. It is located in a beautiful quiet neighborhood a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square. Easy to walk to most everything. Would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lovestotravelHouston
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Sarasota, Florida
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963 reviews
134 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 450 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

I've seen a couple of reviews mention the price and we do agree - it is a little pricey for what it is...

However, that said, the B&B is a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square - so it's a great location - and it's amazing how the noise dies off just a couple of blocks away from the Square. It's a very peaceful and tranquil location and we always sleep well here because of the lack of city noise.

Breakfast is help yourself during the week and a cooked breakfast to order at the weekends.

Staff are always super friendly and very welcoming... the rooms are pretty spacious for city accommodation, which is always a bonus! :-)

We've been staying for 3 years now and do plan on returning. Definitely recommended!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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76 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Stayed here with my daughter for 5 days last September on our annual baseball trip together. The neighborhood was most pleasant,a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square where there is constant entertainment by people watching.In our suite was a book of suggestions for a variety of nearby restaurants,each within walking distance and quite affordable and satisfying.We tried 3 and returned to one for a second meal.
The Chatham Suite was a good choice.Although the two historic homes which make up the B&B have 3- 4 floors and no elevator,we found the stairs easily negotiable and no problem with our 3rd floor suite.Since there was a hallway between the bedroom and living room area in the Chatham,my daughter was able to enjoy privacy.The bedding set up for me in the living room was comfortable.Furnishings and suite arrangement were attractive.
Breakfasts were filling and delicious.With our suite location,we had to exit one building and enter the second to enjoy breakfast,but this was easily done by the B&B's situation since they share a common entryway.The only negative was the window air conditioning unit was noticeably loud. This image should not detract from the uniqueness of this establishment because central heat/air would be very difficult for these historic buildings.
We used public transportation to reach the historic and museum areas,but walked this distance on 2 occasions and enjoyed the walks.Do not miss the hop on-hop off bus tour,a good way to maneuver the city's attractions.
Overall,a very positive experience.This lodging and its location helped to make our trip special.

Room Tip: There is another suite on the second floor if the stairs intimidate anyone
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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140 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

The warm, welcoming staff made me feel home. The B&B is a little apart from the mains attractions (30 minutes walking), in a quiet surrounding. Good breakfast, daylong tea, coffee and cookies are ones of the littles things who make you feel home.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights on a business trip to the Philly area. Very comfortable, clean and quiet. Cute decor with antiques but also modern conveniences like air conditioning, glass- door marble shower stall, free wi-fi. Good if simple breakfast included in rate but doesn't start until 8 which can feel too late if you have an early meeting. Great value alternative to a hotel if you need to be in center of the city. Street parking is non existant so plan on spending 20 dollars a day for the lot a few blocks away if you bring a car. Can walk to many restaurants and shops from here. Also taxis easy to get right on street. Some rooms have kitchenettes for longer stays.Staff very nice. All in all a quality experience.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sherri H, General Manager at La Reserve Center City Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Thank you for your review. We very much appreciate it.... Just to let you know in hopes you visit us again, we do offer an early continental breakfast set-up or bag-to-go upon request for those who cannot join us during our normal breakfast times. We do supply this information on our welcome letter at check-in. Just let us know and we will take good care of you.
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Property: La Reserve Center City Bed and Breakfast
Address: 1804 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Reserve consists of two beautifully well-preserved, 1850's Four-Story Townhouses located only three blocks from Rittenhouse Square in the Heart of Historic Center City Philadelphia. Our convenient location is within walking distance to many exclusive shops and fine restaurants located on Rittenhouse Square, as well as many major Philadelphia Historic attractions and sights. ... more   less 
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