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The Brown Shingle Bed and Breakfast

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1514 La Loma At Cedar, Berkeley, CA 94708
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The Brown Shingle Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 9 Berkeley B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helen is very welcoming, the view over the bay is absolutely stunning, the neighbourhood is quiet and green. However, the house and especially the bathroom had a really bad amonia stench, that almost made me move elsewhere. I asked about it and Helen said she had no idea what it was and didn't smell it herself. The shower is particularly... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were traveling in the Bay Area for the week and wanted to find a place to have as a base, instead of moving around every night. The Brown Shingle is a great house located in the Berkeley Hills above the UC campus. The views from our room, and the deck, are fantastic! We had perfect weather; day or night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I stayed at the Brown Shingle in early October while in town for work, and it was a fantastic experience. The rooms are clean and well-looked-after, and the views are breathtaking (you can see all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge!). The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful as well. Helen was a spectacular host. She recommended several restaurants... More 

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Gijon, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We are a couple from Spain. We were traveling around california in 2014 summer, during our honey moon, improvising our trip everyday, so we decided stay in Berkeley at least one night (so we could explore it's second hand book stores, buy some clothes and drink good local beer apart from visiting the Campus, of course). Helen is a great... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Brown Shingle B&B is a wonderful experience! We stayed for 4 nights to drop off our daughter for college. This was a comfortable and convenient place to stay. Situated on top of the hill, the vantage point is remarkable. We loved coming back to the house and meandering to the outside deck area to once again take in the... More 

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Coventry, Connecticut
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130 reviews 130 reviews
14 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

It was a very rare view to see San Francisco and the Bay with the Golden Gate bridge, all from our room at the Brown Shingles B&B! One way to describe the view from our bedroom, is spectacular! We have taken several pictures of this view during our four days stay here. Comfort and very nice rest/sleep has been our... More 

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Kathmandu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Brown Shingle B&B. The view is truly spectacular. We loved watching the city lights as we fell asleep, and waking up to see the sunlight on the Golden Gate Bridge. There is a homey atmosphere and we felt welcomed by our host, Helen (who also kindly sent us our phone and... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Helen was gracious, thorough, and accommodating to the point of guiding a choice of mystery novels from her huge collection. The B&B is clean, charming, and quintessential mid-century Berkeley Hills. We stayed in the large room with a view from the Oakland hills to Richmond -- the Bay and San Francisco were fascinating at any time of day, and the... More 

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L.A.
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Every once in a while, if you're lucky enough, you stumble across an unexpected little treasure. That perfectly describes The Brown Shingle and it's amazing owner, Helen. My son and I had come to Berkeley for the Cal-Ohio State football game with reservations at another B and B, only to discover that the owner had double booked our rooms, leaving... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I suppose on the map it looks a little remote, but was actually very close to the UCB campus. It was a little tricky the first time I drove, because I had never driven in Berkeley, or on hills. But after the first time I was fine! The host could not have been more gracious and was an excellent cook,... More 

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Address: 1514 La Loma At Cedar, Berkeley, CA 94708
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3

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