Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How far are you from 30th Street Amtrak Station?

A.We are less than one mile from 30th Street Station, which is about a $6 cab ride. Also accessible by public transportation, the #31 bus, the #10 trolley, or the Market-Frankfurt subway. For more information please see our Parking & Getting Around tab and visit

Q. How far are you from the Bolt and Megabus Terminals?

A. These buses stop on JFK Blvd at 30th Street across from the station, see above.

Q. How far are you from the PA Convention Center?

A. We are 2.5 miles from the convention center. Bus #31 and #10 trolley stop 1 block from our inn and make the trip in 10 minutes. Also accessible by the Market-Frankfurt subway at 34th and Market streets. Please see for more information.

Q. Are you close to Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania?

A. Yes. They are both located in our University City neighborhood in walking distance of the inn and many parents and students stay with us when visiting.

Q. How far are you from The National Board of Medical Examiners?

A. We are in walking distance of The National Board of Medical Examiners, located at 36th and Market streets. Please visit their site for more information.

Q. How close are the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation and The Rodin Museum?

A. They are less than 1 mile from us. Please see our Location Tab for more information.

Q. Do you have private bathrooms?

A. Yes we do! All of our rooms have windowed private bathrooms. 

Q. Is there parking available?

A. Yes, parking is available. There is free parking on the street between the times of 10:00AM and 4:00PM. We also have 3 parking spaces available in our driveway on a first come first serve basis. For more information, please visit our Parking & Getting Around tab (above).

Q. What does breakfast include?

A. We shop at Whole Foods so our Breakfast is of the highest quality featuring breads, baked goods, fresh fruit, an array of cereals, oatmeal, orange juice, yogurt, coffee, tea, milk and non-dairy beverages, and hot and cold spring water from our cooler. We do accommodate gluten free diets and enourage our guests to feel free to bring their own food products since each room has its own frig. We make a quiche and/or scrambled eggs on a daily basis.

Q. Can I invite friends or family to eat breakfast with me even though they are not staying at Spruce Hill Manor?

A. Yes, friends and family are welcome as a complimentary courtesy but we must have advance notice. 

Q. What kinds of amenities do you have?

A. All room have toiletries, hairdryer,  extra blankets and towels, self-controlled AC and heating, maps and visitors guides, microwave, mini fridge, Direct TV, free Wi-Fi,  iron and ironing board. The Dining Room is also open 24/7 so guests may help themselves at any time to healthy snacks  throughout their stay.  Guests are also welcome to order take out and enjoy their meal at the dining room table.  Laundry service is also available free of charge for stays of 3 days or more.

Q. Do you accommodate guests who need an extended stay?

A. Yes, per special request and depending on the time period. Please feel free to contact us at  215-472-2213 for further information.

Q. Do you have a cancelation policy?

A. Yes. When a reservation for major events such as conventions, graduation, sporting events, etc. is canceled prior to 30 days before your stay you will be charged a $35 dollar service fee and then the balance of your deposit will be returned to you. However, if a reservation is canceled with less than a 30 days’ notice, your deposit will be non-refundable and you may be charged the full amount eqaul to the reservation. For regular stays, a five day notice is requried in order to receive the rest of your depsosit after the $35 service fee and the same applies for charges if not notified within this time period. Reducing the number of nights of stay and/or the number of rooms reserved is considered a cancellation. Standard policy is subject to change during high season and on major weekends. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Q. Can Spruce Hill Manor accommodate young children?

A. No. Spruce Hill Manor is not a child-proof and safe environment for young children.  For the safety and comfort of our guests we are happy to welcome children 8 years of age and older. Thank you for your understanding.

Q. Does Spruce Hill Manor have any meeting or banquet space?

A. No,  we do not have any meeting or banquet rooms for rent or use.