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Lodging Guide

Hotel prices will vary depending upon time of year, availability, and discounts based upon affiliations with various groups. While the list of accommodations is organized by type and distance from Swarthmore, the College does not endorse any particular facility. For exact prices and availability, please call the hotels directly or contact your travel agent. 

Because Philadelphia is nearby, you may also consider one of the many hotels located in the city. To learn more about Philadelphia, please see Visit Philly.

Area Hotels (1–15 miles) | Airport Hotels (7–10 miles) | Regional Hotels (15–25 miles) | Bed-and-Breakfast

Adjacent to the Swarthmore campus

The Inn at Swarthmore

10 Chester Road
Swarthmore, PA 19081
(610) 543-7500

As the only hotel located in Swarthmore, we offer 40 guestrooms, event space, and the Broad Table Tavern. We are also home to the new Swarthmore Campus & Community Store. Special rates are available for guests of Swarthmore College based on availability.

Area Hotels (1-15 miles)

Airport Hotels (7–10 miles)

Regional Hotels (15–25 miles)

Bed-and-Breakfast – Swarthmore

  • The Purcell Darrell House
    315 N. Chester Road
    Swarthmore, PA 19081
    (610) 690-4421
    Description: Charming Victorian home with 3 guest rooms, just a half-block from the campus entrance.

​Bed-and-Breakfast – Region

  • AIRbnb
    Description: Rent unique places to stay from local hosts in Swarthmore and Philadelphia.
  • Bed and Breakfast Connection of Philadelphia
    Description: Since 1987, Bed and Breakfast Connection of Philadelphia has helped visitors find a B&B to meet their needs.
    (800) 448-3619
  • Duling-Kurtz House
    146 S. Whitford Road
    Exton, PA 19341
    (610) 524-1830
    Description: 15 rooms.
  • Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast & Carriage House
    725 Darlington Road
    Media, PA 19063
    (610) 459-3000
    (877) 836-8212 (toll free)
    Description: 7 rooms with private baths and a 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath cottage. Not handicap accessible.
  • Pendle Hill
    338 Plush Mill Road
    Wallingford, PA 19086
    (610) 566-4507, ext. 137
    Description: Retreat center a five-minute drive from Swarthmore.
  • Pennsbury Inn
    883 Baltimore Pike
    Chadds Ford, PA 19317
    (610) 388-1435
    (610) 388-1436 (fax)
    Description: 6 rooms, all with private baths. Not handicap accessible.
  • Sweetwater Farm
    50 Sweetwater Road
    Glen Mills, PA 19342
    (610) 459-4711
    Description: 7 rooms and 8 cottages.
  • Alpenhof Bed & Breakfast
    2001 N. Ridley Creek Road
    Media, PA 19063
    (610) 891-8222
  • VRBO
    Description: Rent short-term vacation homes in Swarthmore and Philadelphia.
  • Wyndham Alumnae House Bed & Breakfast – Bryn Mawr College
    235 N. Merion Ave.
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    (610) 526-5236
    Description: 7 rooms, all with private baths.