This elegant little bed and breakfast has been carved out of a pair of four-story 1850s townhouses in the southern reaches of the posh Rittenhouse neighborhood.  It's a typical B&B, all about homey comforts and a décor that leans French Provincial, with fireplaces throughout (non-functioning, due to local fire codes), and a vintage Steinway baby grand in the parlor.

On weekends, the daily continental breakfast gives way to a home-cooked one, and there is an afternoon tea with homemade cookies.  Half the rooms are studios and one-bedroom suites (all with full kitchen) that go for not much more than a double. Standard rooms lack televisions (and two—La Château and Marquis—share a bathroom), though there is one in the common room. Deluxe rooms, studios, and suites are large enough to accommodate an air mattress (children older than 5 are welcome, but there is no room for extra beds—though the Saratoga Suite does have a pull-out sofa). No pets allowed.