A Historic Philadelphia Bed & Breakfast

The Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast in Philadelphia is truly a Victorian gem. We are conveniently located in one of Philadelphia's safest and most beautiful neighborhoods. Located on Drexel University's campus and a 10 minute walk to the University of Pennsylvania, our beautiful B&B is a quiet retreat set amongst a towering tree lined street in University City. Built in 1870 as a private residence before being converted to a bed and breakfast, we have retained much of the building's original appearance while modernizing our rooms and suites to meet our guests' contemporary needs. Our home’s elegant carpentry, original hardwood flooring, and ornate stained glass windows will transport you back in time. We are within walking distance to University City's thriving downtown, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Zoo, 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.

The Cornerstone B&B is not wheelchair accessible 

Coronavirus Update- New Cancellation Policy
Cornerstone has been hit very hard in this time of uncertainty. We are asking all guests to please give us an opportunity to get through this terrible time. In order for us to remain as a viable business, as well as keep our home, we are asking you to accept a house credit/gift certificate of the amount you paid in your deposit. We will happily email over a gift certificate voucher for up to a year from your original reservation. This is so important for our survival. No business can sustain by refunding only- that is why we are asking you to please accept this new cancellation policy so that we do not lose our business and our home.

Support Our Small Business- Buy a Gift Card for a Future Stay!
During these tumultuous times, we are asking for your help. We have only owned our beautiful bed & breakfast for less than a year. As you can imagine, we are financially struggling to make it until this all passes. Please consider booking your future stay with Cornerstone, purchasing some merchandise, or a gift card. Your generosity can help us weather this storm and survive until travel resumes. We appreciate your support and we cannot wait to have you as a guest!

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Updated: October 2019.


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Cornerstone is located within the National Registry for Powelton Village. Pennsylvania SP Powelton Historic District This resource is located in Philadelphia County, Philadelphia. Areas of significance include: Architecture; Commerce; Industry; Social/Humanitarian. Architectural classifications include: Greek Revival; Italianate; Beaux Arts; Federal; English Gothic; English Victorian Gothic; German Medieval; Queen Anne; Romanesque; Georgian; Art Deco Classical; Neo-Regency. The National Historic Places Register Reference Number is 85000998.