Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

Our University City inn offers modern vintage design, fire pit, and wrap around porch close. 


Our University City inn offers modern vintage design, fire pit, and wrap around porch close. 

green room
back patio
breakfast spread
blue room





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The Basics


Our University City Boutique Inn offers modern vintage design, fire pit, and wrap-around porch blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Beautifully adorned suites, personal service, and thoughtful details. With stained glass, stunning gardens, world-class museums, and dining, our inn is the perfect home base to explore all Philadelphia has to offer. Our luxury rooms, legendary breakfast, and extraordinary gardens are yours to enjoy as you explore the birthplace of our nation.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-Free
  • Free Parking
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Arts & Culture
  • History & Heritage
  • Hidden Gem

In the Know

  • Check out the Philadelphia Museum of Art, just steps away from the inn!

  • Barnes Foundation to view an amazing collection of impressionist, post-impressionist, and modern art.

  • A must see when visiting the city is a trip to Independence Hall and Liberty Bell

  • Discover amazing animals and exhibits at the Philadelphia Zoo

Stay for the Story

The B&B was built in what was once sprawling farmland, dotted with extravagant country estates, known as Powelton Village, Philadelphia's first street car suburb. This property is an urban oasis, just steps away from Center City, PA.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Looking for great seafood with Italian flair? Try Positano Coast!

Just steps away from beautiful Rittenhouse Square, try Steven Starr's The Love restaurant
Try brunch available seven days a week at White Dog restaurant

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Reading Terminal Market Philadelphia's oldest open market with over 86 food vendors. 

Philly Ghost Tours offer spooky history. Non spooky historical tours are also offered year-round
Find nature in the city with a hike through the waterfalls of Wissahickon Valley Park, or the beautiful Bartrums Garden.

Packages and Special Offers

VALID THROUGH: Jul 01 2024

Romance Package

Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast is the MOST romantic place to stay in Philadelphia. Make your anniversary, birthday, or romantic getaway really special with our Romance Package that includes:

*A bottle of iced Prosecco and two delicious desserts in...See More

Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

Philadelphia, PA

Romance Package

Guest Reviews

The Cornerstone is a gem. The grounds and house are beautiful, exceptionally clean, and a quiet oasis in a safe part of the city. Our family was in town for a medical visit with Penn Med. Susan is incredibly kind and the comfort of the Cornerstone gave us some respite during a very stressful time. The super comfy beds to the scrumptious food and snacks, personal touches and little...See More

- T H

Absolute gem of a B&B in Philly!! I can't believe I haven't written a review for Cornerstone yet. We've stayed here twice and they've gone above and beyond both times to make our stay special. Breakfast is always delicious and satisfying, and they are accommodating with dietary restrictions and food allergies. We ALWAYS look forward to and appreciate the other homemade goodies, too!! Beds, showers, and accommodations are a...See More

- Victoria McIntyre

Do not miss out on this place! Our stay here was PHENOMENAL. The service was outstanding and the staff were all kind and had impeccable attention to detail. The unique breakfasts were amazing and they even packaged one of our breakfasts to go on one of our early mornings so we didn’t miss out. The rooms were so comfortable and had all the necessary amenities. The property was stunning...See More

- Emilee Bellows

My family stayed there during our daughter’s Drexel graduation. Barbara took great care of us. Breakfast was amazing and our daughter was able to join us. Accommodations were made for one of us who is vegan. Having the covered porch to sit on as a family is a huge plus! Thank you!

- K Barter

Cornerstone is a cute little place a stones throw away from the Philadelphia Art Museum. The house is gorgeous, with original stained glass located all throughout the house. You are welcomed with water, snacks (including homemade baked goods), and a short tour by Barbara, their very lovely inn keeper. It is obvious that a lot of care has gone into all the details of the house and your stay....See More

- Kaitlyn Alcazaren

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 6

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, USB Charging Stations, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Picnics Available, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: 24 Hours, Onsite

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Cabins/Cottages Available, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, National Historic Registry, Spa Service, Swimming Pool, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Elopements, Baby Showers, Tea Parties

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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Location Type: City/Metro