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“A relaxing and rejuvenating oasis in the middle of Berkeley” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #1 of 9 Berkeley B&B and Inns
Ventura, California
1 review
“A relaxing and rejuvenating oasis in the middle of Berkeley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

I am a former resident of this area and had been back many times to visit. The Brickpath is a gem and a lovely surprise ! I loved the room that Wendy Sprague, the owner of this B&B. had put me in for this visit. It has a separate entrance, a wonderful and warm bedroom with a small desk, a small kitchenette, a spacious bathroom, and a view of the courtyard. I came from a busy and hectid work week and am so grateful for this beautiful and calm space! On top of all this, it is located within walking distance to Solano Avenue, one of my most favorite neighborhood in Berkeley. I can walk out to this area literally in five minute to my favorite bookstore, cafe, ect...It is heaven on Earth ! And Wendy is most kind and helpful in everything that I had asked and requested information for. The Brickpath truly is a calm, private, and rejuvenating oasis in the middle of Berkeley. I truly recommend it to anyone who would like to have a relaxing time away from home, yet have access to everything that a small and charming city has to offer.
Rose T. Nguyen (Ventura, CA.)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

I’ve stayed at The Brick Path several times, sampling all the rooms over the past several years. I always LOVE coming back here.
My most recent stay was in August of 2011. What I like most about it is its calmness, which greets one throughout the gardens and is further echoed in the serene furnishings in the rooms – nothing overdone, simple and tasteful. And the location is ideal with Solano Avenue a mere 3 minute walk away -- a major commercial street with plenty of good restaurants, coffee spots, bakeries and boutiques. I always take the opportunity to take a good long walk in the Berkeley hills, which are right there, with winding streets and narrow paths throughout as well as interesting architecture and lots of gardens to view.
Wendy, the innkeeper, has created a truly lovely environment and is very attentive to her guests needs.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

I have stayed at The Brick Path six times in the past seven years. When i leave, I want to return! It is a perfect get-away with a garden setting, luscious breakfasts, luxurious bedding, smart decor, and a delightful and helpful proprietor, Wendy Sprague. Lots of planning went into making this such a exceptional place. It's close (1 1/2 block) to shops of all kinds (book store, gourmet grocery store, stationery store, shoe store, Peet's and Starbuck's, and more). Don't miss this fabulous destination!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lawrenceburg, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

My wife and I stayed here while visiting friends in Berkeley. We strayed in the fireplace room, which indeed has a working gas fireplace and even a piano in the room. The owner made us feel quite at home. The location is great, just a few blocks from a great neighborhood of restaurants and stores and it was within walking distance of our friends' house. The B&B has a really nice garden with areas to sit.

All in all, the best place we stayed on our trip. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

This B & B's greatest asset is probably the amazing proprietor...warm, welcoming, attentive to every detail. Location, rooms, privacy and breakfast were all fabulous! The Brick Path was a major reason our first visit to Berkeley won't be our last!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The rooms exceeded my expectations with a very large bathroom equipped with both a jacuzzi bathtub and a separate enclosed shower, double sinks, plenty of towels, and terrycloth bathrobes. Also, the small kitchen area had a refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, electric teapot, and coffee maker--with both regular and decaf fresh ground coffee. Peaceful garden with areas where guests can sit and read or eat. Wendy was very helpful and flexible, fixing a great breakfast tray for which you can let her know the day before your choices and preferred time, or even choose a voucher for coffee and pastry for nearby bakery or coffe shop. Hope to come back soon!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

I have travelled to Berkeley frequently for years. I have stayed in all of the many possibilities for lodging in Berkeley. The Brick Path is light years beyond everything else in terms of the beauty, comfort and peacefulness of the surroundings, and the host, Wendy, who is extremely reliable and always gracious. The location is also great...everything you could need or want a short distance away. There is nothing not to just love about this place. Wendy has put together a real model B &B experience.

Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Address: 1805 Marin Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
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Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Immaculate and welcoming, Berkeley Brick Path Bed and Breakfast is located in North Berkeley, just around the corner from Solano Avenue, one of Berkeley's best neighborhood shopping areas, and approximately two miles from UC Berkeley. The Brick Path offers three attractive suites - The Master Bedroom, The Fireplace Room, and The Cottage - and beautiful yards and gardens. All rooms have modern private baths, separate guest entrances, high-speed wireless Internet, and exceptionally comfortable queen-size beds. ... more   less 

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