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Thomas Bond House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
129 S. 2nd Street
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Tel: 800 845 2663 (toll-free)
Tel: 215 923 8523's insider take:

Situated in Independence National Historic Park, this pedigreed four-story 1769 Georgian town house has been converted into a lovely B&B. All 12 rooms have private baths and are done in the Federal style, while two have working fireplaces and whirlpool baths. In winter, the parlor makes for a restorative stop, with a roaring fire and a complimentary glass of sherry. Restored in 2002, the house is efficiently run, and service is solicitous but not intrusive—you won't find the kind of superschmoozy scene that demands you share your life story with the innkeeper over coffee. (Continental breakfast is served on weekdays; full breakfast, on weekends; wine and cheese, nightly.) Beware of street noise in summer, and in winter some rooms are a little too authentically drafty, but colonial charm is everywhere.

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