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The Brown Shingle Bed and Breakfast

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Bartlett, Illinois
Reviewed November 30, 2015

Helen is so kind and a wealth of must know knowledge about the greater San Fran area. Her view of the bay is phenomenal and her back deck catches the late morning and all day sun. I hesitate to leave a review as this is a true "find" I want to make sure I can always get a room at....

1Thank Jeffrey P
Sherman Oaks, CA
Reviewed September 8, 2015

Conveniently located in the Berkeley Hills this is a classic vintage Berkeley home. Three of the 4 rooms had expansive views of the SF Bay. They were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was served on the upstairs landing where guests could mingle and exchange information or eat in the privacy of their rooms. Helen is a gracious and very knowledgeable host.

1Thank reachingdreams
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 15, 2015

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...

Thank woodstockie
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed January 30, 2015

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...

Thank OregonTraveler17
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...

1Thank Karol K
Gijon, Spain
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...

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Troy, Michigan
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...

2Thank Liz C
Coventry, Connecticut
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...

Thank Felixberto E
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...

1Thank sophieshoreham
Seal Beach, California
Reviewed October 5, 2013

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...

3Thank ken g
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about The Brown Shingle Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1514 La Loma At Cedar, Berkeley, CA 94708
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: $90 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“All rooms offer great views and surroundings”
jeffreyp843, Nov 30, 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are on the second floor; no elevator. The room with 2 twin beds does not have a view of the bay.”
reachingdreams, Sep 8, 2015 | Read review
“you can choose a room with it's own bathroom or a room with a community bathroom in the hallway. Either choice provides ample privacy.”
lizc523, Aug 28, 2014 | Read review
“It appears that most of the rooms have a great view of the Bay-the Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco, can't miss the sights!”
felixberto_eslao, May 23, 2014 | Read review
“There are "3 rooms with private and shared baths." My room had a private bath.”
  • I will never forget this visit. I almost did not want to leave the room to see the sights!
  • Extremely nice, lovely room.  :)
  • Lovely reading nook...
  • This was my room, there are other rooms, too.
597juliec597, Jul 6, 2013 | Read review
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