The Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast in Philadelphia is truly a Victorian gem. We are the only Select Registry, Distinguished Inn of North America, property in the city. Cornerstone is located within University City, one of Philadelphia's safest and most beautiful neighborhoods, surrounded by academic institutions such as Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. We celebrate old world hospitality with all the luxury amenities guests would expect with a boutique hotel property serving Philadelphia's best breakfast every morning.
We source our gourmet breakfast ingredients from Reading Terminal Market and other local purveyors, including responsibly-sourced coffee from La Colombe. As a small business, we believe it is important to support other local businesses so that our guests can truly experience a taste of Philadelphia.
All of our rooms are meticulously decorated with a mixture of modern flare and original character. Cozy up in one of our luxurious waffle robes with a cup of tea, or enjoy an afternoon lounging on our wrap-around front porch. We also proudly partner with local female-owned Tree of Zen Spa to offer our guests amazing in-room massages. Browse our gift shop to purchase bath products and other goods from local Philly businesses.
Cornerstone is superbly located within walking distance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Zoo, Eastern State Penitentiary, and 30th Street Station. For Center City, the Convention Center, and the Historic District, we are a short walk to the nearby subway station that will drop you off directly in front of those attractions.
"Jill & Eric are wonderful hosts and made us feel safe and welcomed from our arrival til our departure. Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast is everything you could want from a B&B: the building (both inside and outside) is gorgeous, the rooms are spacious and well-maintained, and the breakfast was DELICIOUS. I can't wait to visit again in warmer weather so we can take advantage of the porch and all the cute places within walking distance!"
Loved The Cornerstone
"We needed to visit family in Philly and chose the Cornerstone because of its location and because of their stringent safety protocols related to COVID. The hosts were incredibly hospitable and friendly. We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast in the garden one day and on the porch another day. Will definitely stay there again."
Very Lovely Stay
"Great house, great owners, great location, and a lovely night in Philly. Had a bottle of wine and breakfast on the porch. We were able to walk to all of the items on our list to visit. Exactly the place we needed."