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Mary's Bed and Breakfast

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47 Alvarado Road, Berkeley, CA 94705
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Uithoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

During a course at Haas School of Business I had a very pleasant time at Mary's place. Spending my time uphill in one of the most beautifull places of Berkeley's. Mary is very friendly, open and serviceminded in all kind, morning breakfast with fresh fruit, coffee, homemade bread tea and newpaper. Nice view from the bedroom, daily cleaned the bed-... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

An excellent and very conveniently located home away from home. I am a repeat guest from Germany. My daughter (living in Oakland) helped find this house, checking a number of other places and considering Mary's the best. I agree. It is quiet, surrounded by nice homes, yet close to Berkeley town and the university. It is a beautifully kept home... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

This was my first experience at a bed and breakfast and I must say, it was really nice! It felt like a home away from home. My mom and I stayed in the yellow room, which was my favorite of the rooms. The bedding was white, the walls a soft yellow. Lots of light and air, very clean, with a... More 

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