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The Brown Shingle Bed and Breakfast

1514 La Loma At Cedar, Berkeley, CA 94708
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The Brown Shingle Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Coventry, Connecticut
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108 reviews 108 reviews
12 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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.
1 review
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Stayed 3 nights at the Brown Shingle B&B. Like staying at your favorite relative's house. Helen is a great host, providing lots of advice for local to-dos. Don't miss the Botanical Gardens. Comfortable bed. Super views. Convenient location in Berkeley.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We rented two rooms, for ourselves and our son, and both were clean, comfortable, spacious, and had a great view. The location is excellent: far enough up in the hills to have the view, yet close to the Cal campus and downtown Berkeley. We were very satisfied and would visit again.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at Helen's house for two weeks, the place got good location, excellent rooms with the view of the bay, and the cherry on top of the cream was Helen the owner. She was very welcoming and help us when we need, even give us rides down to the BART station.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We've stayed at the Brown Shingle every time we go to Berkeley and absolutely love it. We have our favorite room with an incredible view. Helen is a wonderful hostess and I now can consider her a friend. We're going back there later this month and can't wait!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Sadly we couldn't recommend this establishment. We arrived to find a nice house which was not being cared for enough. On inspecting our bed there were dirty sheets with many insect parts. The pillows smelt badly. The general impression inside and out was of neglect. The place did not smell good. We had been asked to pay in advance and... More

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Address: 1514 La Loma At Cedar, Berkeley, CA 94708
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
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