La Reserve Center City Bed & Breakfast
An oasis with live music, charming décor and spacious accommodations.
This hotel is known by many names—The Grand Dame of Philadelphia, to mention its most illustrious—and known to all for the elegant charm of its gracious host, W.J. Buchanan. Built in 1853, this Rittenhouse Square townhouse is popular with discriminating travelers—those who consider their hotel a destination in and of itself, who understand the true meaning of personal service, and who prefer luxury on an intimate scale. The rooms offer a bright and airy atmosphere, with beautiful furnishings and artwork. Each bath is shared between two rooms, and suites feature their own private baths. You'll feel as if you're a guest in a private home, as you take breakfast beneath the chandelier in the dining room, or relax in the library or drawing room. In the reception area, a Steinway piano impresses musical visitors, who are invited to tinkle the ivories, while the garden is a great place to catch a few rays during the summer months.