My parents came out to Philadelphia with me to help me find a place to live. The Burbridge St. B&B had a room available for 3 people and served breakfast for a decent price. It seemed like a great deal. However, the price for the room was not worth the emotional stress, uncleanliness of the house, moldy breakfast, and overall unpleasantness of Ms. Hague. Here are my grievances: 1. A cat roams the premises. - It is only mentioned in the Information section of her website that she has a cat that roams the premise, and the text is buried. So, if you are allergic to cats, DO NOT stay here. When she led us to our room, the cat followed and jumped on to our bed. There was cat hair on our bed, floor and towels. 2. The parlor room advertises enough room for 3 people. However, the double bed is not big enough for 2 people. - The room plus the cot should have been advertised as enough room for 2 people, not 3. I ended up sleeping on the love seat in the room my entire stay. 3. Breakfast was moldy. - We were served moldy cantaloupe, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. The cherries were "hairy" with mold. The milk was chunky. The bread was previously frozen and looked a few years old. 4. She speaks unkindly of past guests - She told us stories about guests who were "fat whales" and "obsese-350-pound teenagers." 5. She scolded and embarrassed guests in front of other guests. 6. She accused me of breaking her chair and wanted to charge me $75 to repair it - Weighing 130 lbs., I was sitting in her antique dining chair, which broke off a piece of wood and showed a crack between the spindle and back of the chair. She asked me if it was broke and cussed at me with the F-bomb. She then scolded me in front of guests and demanded me pay $75 to repair it. I told her no, to which she told me to “get out of her house” and to “join the list of thieves.” 7. You share a bathroom with her and other guests. Needless to say, my stay at the Burbridge St. B&B was not a comfortable and restful one. The trip was already stressful due to looking for a home in a new city, but Ms. Hague’s unkind treatment and poor hospitality towards me and my family only added more stress to our trip. She is not a kind woman, and I do not recommend this place to even my worst enemy. The Burbridge St. B&B is dirty, cluttered, unsanitary, and unwelcoming. Do not spend your money or your time at this place. You will be disappointed.
The helpfulness of the owner in helping us with suggested activities and shortcuts. She knew great places to see and where to eat. We did what she said and it turned out great. We had not.been to the Philadelphia area before. Her breakfast fare is ample with fresh fruits and special breads and cereals. She does a great job. Ultra close and convenient location next to trains. No significant deficiencies. Gang bathroom, but everyone is friendly and it works just fine.