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The Bertram Inn
92 Sewall Ave, Brookline, MA 02446   |  
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Ranked #3 of 14 Brookline B&B and Inns
New England
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Perfect little gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

Had everything we needed and more! Beautiful, very quiet, comfortable room. Wonderful beds - slept like a baby! TV, toiletries, robes, hairdryer-never had to ask for anything! The best thing of all....a lovely breakfast (pecan pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit salad, granola, croissants, scones...) served buffet style so we could just help ourselves and go sit on the pretty porch outside. Service was always gracious and friendly. Nestled in a beautiful Brookline neighborhood, just a quick walk to stores and yummy restaurants! Will definitely return!

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

Sometimes you visit a B&B website, or read a review, and think it's going to be good, but are disappointed when you arrive and actually experience it for yourself. This is NOT the case with The Bertram. We stayed the weekend of July 30 and it was exactly what we hoped (maybe even better). The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly without being in your face. The breakfasts were plentiful and tasty. They even offered snacks all day long, if you wanted them. Only two VERY small issues: the wifi was very weak on the third floor - had to resort to squatting on an unsecured neighbor's network. And the water pressure was pretty slow...but these are very small, almost unimportant issues. I would definitely recommend and hope to visit again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010

The Bertram Inn was a special place to stay on my special occassion. We stayed in room #3 which was one of the larger rooms. It was so beautiful and had everything we needed. It was right off the living room area but still very private. Breakfast was provided every morning and was yummy. Coffee, tea and cookies were available all day long. The Bertram is located in Brookline which is a small town in Boston. Brookline is a beautiful little area. The train (the T) is located one block from the Bertram which will take you downtown or any where you want to go to site see. I will go back to the Bertram Inn!

  • Stayed April 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rosseau, Ontario
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010

Lovely location, friendly staff, quiet yet so close and convenient to downtown. And pet friendly in an elegant setting: so very rare and appreciated. Thanks again for another marvellous stay. Looking forward to next year already.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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29 hotel reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

we arrived via rental car and a friendly staff member showed us around the Inn. There is a beautiful large living room that had a large table with "snacks" out. Coffee, lemonade, water all available. she showed us where the frig was that was stocked with yogurts and other snacks available at all times. Parking is extra ($15) but what do you expect in boston. Neighborhood is quiet. Hot breakfast in the morning. I would definitely stay at the Bertram again. It was like a B&B but without having to deal with any "hosts". We stayed in a large king bed room with sitting area right off the front door and it was quiet.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, CR
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2010

This place is very conveniently located whether you're driving, walking, or taking the T. They do charge for parking though. Breakfast is great, fresh and pleasant and the common area is one of the best things about the Bertram. They also offer snacks in the afternoon.

I've stayed here a few times, with parents, siblings, my boyfriend and even my dog. Every time has been pleasant and comfortable. I would say my last stay was at a smaller room. It was a little tight for us and the ceiling was a little low (I'm 5'8" but I hit my arms on the bathroom ceiling while getting dressed). Amenities are great- toiletries, hair dryer, ironing board... The hotel is very dog-friendly but they require you bring a crate (they have an extra one but reserve it if needed).

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Upstate NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2009

We stayed here while attending a wedding nearby -- didn't want the "official wedding hotel," which was the Holiday Inn a block away. They were very flexible about letting us arrive early and leave our car there late on the day we checked out, using the public areas even before/after we had access to our room. Food and coffee/tea available all day long. Lovely sitting room and enclosed porch. Our room was one of the smallest, on the 3rd floor -- comfortable, but nothing special. Other rooms looked much plusher. And the detail in the stairwells and public areas was wonderful. Sunday breakfast (only one we had) was good, but not fantastic/out-of-this-world. Free Internet.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Bertram Inn

Address: 92 Sewall Ave, Brookline, MA 02446
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Brookline
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Brookline
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When traveling to Boston, the Bertram Inn serves as an oasis from the hustle of downtown Boston. Located two miles from the heart of the city and one block from public transportation, guests are able to remain close to the cultural and business centers of Boston yet return to the tranquility of a bed and breakfast. ... more   less 
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