Change your search

The Brick Path Bed and Breakfast

1805 Marin Avenue , Berkeley, CA 94707 USA (Show map)
4.4
11 Reviews
$175 - $225
per night

Visit Website

About

The Brick Path Bed & Breakfast is located in Berkeley at 1805 Marin Avenue, just one block from popular Solano Avenue’s various shops and restaurants, and approximately 1 1/2 miles from The University of California. We have three comfortable guest rooms: The Master Bedroom, The Fireplace Room, and The "East-Meets-West" Cottage. Each has a private outdoor entrance and a private, modern bathroom. The Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen. Guests are invited to enjoy the serenity of the gardens. Rooms are equipped with wifi, cable TV, hair dryers, and clock radios. All room rates include taxes and Continental breakfast. Innkeeper Wendy Sprague, a lifelong Berkeley resident, is always happy to recommend favorite restaurants and places to visit in the area.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

Write A Review

  • Guest room4.6
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.3

Score Breakdown based on
11 Reviews

Write A Review

A truly memorable experience

4.6 on August 03, 2011

We loved the Fireplace Room, and will retain fond memories of our visit there for years to come. Wendy Sprague is the consummate host: thoughtful, creative, gracious. She joyously attends to every detail of a comfortable and memorable stay, from the welcoming first call to the soft and elegant linens. From the breakfast menu and presentation to the warm and respectful way in which she makes her guests feel they truly matter. We are already looking forward to returning in the future, and would recommend the Brick Path to anyone seeking a special experience in the East Bay.


Brick Path and Wendy were wonderful

4.8 on April 12, 2011

Brick Path is a pleasant oasis just a block away from a main shopping and restaurant street in Berkeley. The room was very comfortable and the bathroom was huge. Wendy was very accommodating. We enjoyed our stay very much. Bob and Rita


A Peaceful Cozy Respite in Berkeley

5 on March 03, 2011

I was on book tour for my memoir, THE MEMORY PALACE, and needed a quiet place to stay, as it was part of a very hectic tour. The Brick Path B & B was perfect: fireplace, piano, huge room, fridge, silence, warm hospitable hostess (who even attended one of my book signings!), and close to great cafes and restaurants. What's not to love? I will definitely come back and stay there. I love this place. It really has a soul and is quite special. And the breakfasts are tasty and the bed is divine! Mira Bartok


Brick Patht B&B

3.6 on February 03, 2011

The only criticism I would make is the fact that the room retains a lingering "off" smell. I don't know if it comes from other house smells due to the whole house venting or if it is some odor in the crawl space below the room I stayed in.


A fabulous experience in every way

5 on January 06, 2011

I've stayed at The Brick Path for years, every time I come to the Bay Area. Everything about it is fabulous, including the proprietor, who is warm, welcoming, always prepared and one of the nicest and most helpful people I've ever met. The breakfasts are delicious, and made to each guest's order. The rooms are the most comfortable I've ever stayed in, beautifully furnished and flawlessly maintained--you'll never sleep better than on one of these deliciously luxurious mattresses. The garden is delightful. And it's located right off popular Solano Avenue and not far from public transportation. I was truly shocked by the previous review, whose tone says a lot of negative things about the reviewer but nothing useful about The Brick Path. I love having breakfast alone in my room, as do most people I know who frequent B&Bs, and Wendy is completely accommodating about menu choices and goes out of her way to ask if guests need anything else. And if you want company, she'll serve you breakfast in the garden. If a common dining area was vital to the previous reviewer's comfort, that reviewer should have asked before booking. And if Wendy had been asked about additional items for breakfast, I have no doubt that they would have been provided immediately. Don't let one unpleasant individual's negative review keep you from enjoying what will be one of the best travel experiences you'll ever have. I will never want to stay anywhere else in the Bay Area.


View More Reviews

Location

Location Type

College community in the San Francisco Bay Area, Desireable Berkeley neighborhood, Near shopping and restaurants, City

Airport

Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Oakland Airport/South (Driving time without traffic: about 25 minutes) Follow signs to freeway 880 Take Hwy 880 North towards Oakland/Berkeley/San Francisco Stay on Hwy 880 through Oakland Stay left following the signs to Hwy 80 East/Berkeley/Sacramento When you get on the ramp stay right continuing to follow signs to Hwy 80 East/Berkeley/Scramento Go past Berkeley exits (Ashby Ave., University Ave., Gilman St.) Take the next exit – Albany/Buchannan St. When you come off the ramp, turn right onto Buchannan St. Stay on Buchannan across San Pablo Ave. – you will now be on Marin Ave. Continue on Marin Ave. for about a mile to Colusa Ave. (stop Light) Go through the light at Colusa – the house is the second house from the corner on the left side of the street with a circular driveway (between the small pink house on the corner and the big green house) Go up to the next corner and make a u-turn to come around in front You may pull into the driveway to check-in and unload your suitcases. (Please watch for pedestrians when you pull in).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Other, Cottage

On-site amenities

Piano, Washer/dryer , Kitchen in The East-Meets-West Cottage, Kitchenette in The Master Suite, Piano in The Fireplace Room

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

Visit Website

Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Port-a-crib available
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of 50% of total required with reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations and changes require 14-21 days notice prior to date of arrival. $25-50 fee for processing cancellations.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Wendy Sprague

Languages spoken

English

Visit Website

Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: 7:45-9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Garden patio, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

1805 Marin Avenue , Berkeley, CA 94707 USA (Show map)

Property highlights


Get a free $20 gift card with every gift card purchase of $100
Top