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Mary's Bed and Breakfast

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47 Alvarado Road, Berkeley, CA 94705
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mary's B&B is tastefully furnished, cozy, very clean, and all around charming. Furthermore, Mary is an open and friendly hostess that is helpful and knowledgable of the area. The area is very green and you can easily walk down to a street where you have cafés and dining. It's all around a very pleasant and restful place - it's very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We stayed for 4 nights and were very comfortable. Mary was very accommodating - she recommended some sights and gave us the name of several restaurants. She saved us from missing Chez Panisse as well which was the best meal of our visit (of course...) We enjoyed her company as well. The location was quiet and safe and within a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Mary's home is perched above the town of Berkeley only minutes from the University campus but in a quiet old neighborhood with each home distinctive in architecture. It's a climb up Alvarado Street but worth it; you get the sense of what it's like to live here--across the Bay from San Francisco and not too far from one of the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Mary's Place is a great place to stay while in the San Francisco area. The location made for a short trip to the city, and not wanting to hassle with driving into San Francisco and parking, we had easy access to the Bart. With Mary's help and directions we got everywhere we needed to be. The B and B is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for two weeks and liked it very much! Mary is the grandma I always wanted to have. She helped us with many things and made us feel at home. It is a residential area: very quiet, very beautiful, but you better have your own car. The rooms are big and cozy. Mary offered us a good price,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was our first experience with a Bed and Breakfast and we couldn't have picked a better one than Mary's. It's a spacious beautiful home that has a graceful, personal touch that reflects Mary's lovely taste. The house and owner were very welcoming and made us feel instantly at home. Mary was most gracious. When we left extra early one... More 

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

perfect location. very quite, clean and large rooms. Mary is a perfect host. Breakfast of extra quality in comparison to the average quality of food in other hotels in the US: always fresh fruit and many other delicious thinks. Mary is a very nice person very willing to help if you need something. The house is rather old thus the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My wife and I stayed 2 nights here. The place was easy to find, and Mary was very helpful in the "back and forth" of emails to determine if there were vacancies, pick a room, etc. Mary is a delightful woman who runs a very nice B&B. The room was more than large enough, as was the bathroom. There is... More 

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Duvall, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We loved every minute of our stay at Mary's beginning with the location in a beautiful walking neighborhood of Berkeley. Our room was spacious and had a sweeping view of the Bay. We enjoyed our breakfast every morning in the lovely dining room, but maybe the most enjoyable part of our visit was the conversation we had with Mary after... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

I really enjoyed my time at Mary's B&B. I was traveling on business to attend an event at the Claremont Hotel and Mary's place was within a 5 minute walk. Mary is a superb hostess, very friendly and helpful, and the hip San Francisco grandma you wish you had. The breakfasts were modest but delicious. Mary's home is the perfect... More 

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