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
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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

I ended up staying at Cornerstone unexpectedly, after my plans changed last-minute. I was on my way to the airport to head home, when my Penn doctor told me I needed to stay several more days. Without a place to stay, I asked Penn Med staff for a list of recommendations--Cornerstone was at the top. Initially I had wanted to stay there but decided against it, opting for something...See More

- Cristine E. Wright

Our stay was completely delightful. We were only here for one night, and both wished we could stay all week. The room was comfortable and clean, the whole space was welcoming, and Brian was particularly wonderful as a host. His food was incredible, especially the breakfast! He ensured that our stay was everything we needed. We’ve definitely found the place we’ll be staying when we make the trip out...See More

- Taylor Vaughn

What a delightful place to celebrate our anniversary and get in the holiday spirit! The house was beautifully decorated and the room and service was excellent. We were in walking distance of all the places we wanted to visit and the delicious breakfasts got us off to a great start to our day. A special shout out to Brian for being a great host! We just need to plan...See More

- Lauren Rickard

By far, the best place to stay in Philly! Bryan (Inn keeper) is amazing and so is the food he prepares! The beds are comfy, and everything is beautiful. They take such good care of me every time I stay. I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast!

- Rachel Wettekin

We stayed here for four nights - so there was ample opportunity to gauge quality and service. Brian, the innkeeper, exceeded expectations consistently. At every turn he was providing personal touches and extra help that made our stay very special. The breakfast every morning was delicious, the room was cozy, clean and comfortable. The holiday decorations were beautifully festive. I highly recommend!

- Stephanie Pervez

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