I have stayed at the Acacia House twice on visits to the San Francisco area and would highly recommend it to anyone who would wants to feel that they are actually living in the wonderful San Francisco Bay area, if only for a brief time. The home is located atop a hill in an upscale quiet neighborhood of Oakland within a mile or two of the Rockridge BART station, so it is just a short drive to Berkley by car and convenient to San Francisco by BART. If you are unfamiliar with the area, as I was, this is really a great location as there are many restaurants and unique shops that line College Avenue.
The suite, which is very private and has its own entrance, consists of 3 rooms, a living room/kitchen combo, bath, and a separate bedroom which are all wonderfully furnished. I loved the fact that parking is available right in front of the house. The innkeeper provides a welcoming stocked kitchen with coffee, juice, milk, fruit, etc. and even cookies. The attention to detail is evident throughout the suite from the fresh cut flowers on the table to the assortment of shampoos & lotions in the bath. There are so many little surprises. Note, breakfast is not served but that wasn’t a concern for me.
It is a lovely suite and if you ever considered staying at a bed and breakfast but were afraid it’s a small bedroom in someone house, this suite proves that all B&B’s are not alike.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Acacia Avenue between Ocean View Drive & Manchester Drive, Rockridge Residential District. ... more less