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Spencer House Bed and Breakfast

519 W 6th St, Erie, PA 16507-1128
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 23/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Erie
Travelers' Choice
Spencer House is a true Bed and Breakfast in a beautifully restored Victorian mansion on Historic Millionaire's Row. Our location is close to Downtown within walking distance to Perry Square, Gannon University and a number of wonderful restaurants and attractions. We are also a short drive to Presque Isle State Park and it's 13.5 mile multi-purpose trail and award winning beaches and also Lake Erie Wine Country, the largest grape growing region east of the Rockies with it's wine trail of over 20 wineries, many of which are award winning. Built in 1876 as a wedding gift, you'll feel welcome as soon as you enter the front door. The solid brick home with elegant original woodwork throughout provides for a comfortable and quiet atmosphere for you to be able to relax and enjoy your time here. As a true Bed and Breakfast a full, home cooked, hot breakfast is included in your room rate. All rooms have a private bath, cable television, free wireless internet and individual controls for heat and air conditioning. Off street parking is provided and you can walk to many local restaurants and attractions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Street parking
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
First aid kit
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Bottled water
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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djandangel wrote a review Jul 2012
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My wife and I had decided to check out the Spencer bed and breakfast a year ago. The place looked abandoned. We had heard that a husband and wife had taken over the property in march and we were willing to try it out again due to the fact that the house itself was a beautiful timepiece of the colonial era. We were more than pleased with the way the new owners have cared for this beautiful home. Restoration has gone a long way and the place is so clean and fresh. They have poured their heart and soul into the Spencer house and it shows. The showers were remodeled, they put air conditioning in all the rooms, the breakfast was one of the best I have had in a long long time and I can guarantee you one thing, if you stayed here with the previous owners, please take the time to
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Date of stay: July 2012
JoeDulinTaylor wrote a review Jun 2012
Louisville, Kentucky, United States2 contributions1 helpful vote
If you appreciate historic homes, this one does not disappoint. The massive, original oak woodwork throughout the first floor is stunning - exactly what you'd expect in a house of this vintage. I stayed in the Niagara Room and felt completely comfortable. The shower is rather small in this room, but acceptable. Breakfast was delicious. The proprietors, Fletcher and Joy, are lovely people who obviously take pride in their business. I recommend Spencer House B&B. I know I will stay there again next time I'm in Erie. By the way, the location is great if you need to be close to downtown. Nice restaurants are within easy walking distance. I especially liked Molly Brannigans on State Street.
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Date of stay: June 2012
Often_on_road wrote a review Jun 2012
New Jersey336 contributions282 helpful votes
The new owners of Spencer House greeted us warmly and made our stay in Erie wonderful. Having owned the B&B now for just a few weeks, they are in the midst of painting the exterior, doing additional restoration of this beautiful Victorian home, and considering new wall papers for some of the public spaces. The rooms have been redone, we were told (having not stayed there previously). My room, the Presidential Suite, was exceptional large and comfortable, with a nice bath (which has a lot of the original features). The B&B was very reasonably priced and included WIFI. Breakfast was a treat -- cinnamon chip pancakes (yum!), eggs, freshly cut fruit salad (you'll be asked to guess the secret ingredient), and wonderful potatoes -- all in the right portions and served
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Date of stay: May 2012
Response from joy c, Owner at Spencer House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 4 Jun 2012
Fletcher and I would like to give you a heartfelt thank you for such wonderful comments. We have had such positive feedback for all the work we're doing on this wonderful old house, by both our guests and local residents as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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US$94 - US$165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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