The Bertram Inn

92 Sewall Avenue , Brookline, MA 02146 USA (Show map)
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The Bertram Inn offers the opportunity to step back into another era. Built in 1907, The Bertram Inn was originally constructed as a private residence for a wealthy Boston merchant. The Bertram Inn boasts classic Tudor detailing in the historic setting of Brookline, Massachusetts. The Inn is within walking distance of shops, museums, restaurants, colleges, hospitals and public recreation. This lovely restored property offers fourteen individually appointed guestrooms, featuring period furniture with modern amenities. Enjoy all that Boston has to offer from the comfort of Brookline, just two miles from downtown. The Inn is ideal for business and leisure travel with complimentary WiFi throughout the house, a large common space, expanded digital cable, business center, and private bathrooms in every room. Breakfast is included in the rate and served between 8:00-10:00am. The Bertram Inn is a pet-friendly establishment.




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Hospitality and coziness better every visit

5 on January 14, 2018

We stayed at the Bertram Inn for the third time last evening. We were upgraded to the Library Room with a huge comfy bed and working fireplace. So perfectly cozy for a winter night. I am very sensitive to environment and this Victorian era home has the best vib. I didn't think the hospitality and breakfast could get any better but it did. Dia greeted and toured us about sharing some history of the house. She was there at breakfast sharing the recipe of the egg nest . It really feels like a home away from home and we highly recommend a stay at the Bertram Inn in Brookline.

Fantastic Stay

5 on April 11, 2016

We stayed here during a family vacation to Boston. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage daughters. We stayed in room 12 with 2 queen beds on the 3rd floor. Our stay was FANTASTIC!! Everyone was friendly and helpful. It felt homey when we returned and could relax in the living room. The room was comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were GREAT! They had snacks, cookies, tea and coffee all day and night. It is really close to the metro. There are great restaurants only a block walk away. We loved our stay and were sorry to leave. We would highly recommend this B&B. We would absolutely stay here again. There is no where else we would want to stay.

Warm, Friendly and Comfortable

5 on December 06, 2012

My family stayed at the Bertram Inn in May while we were celebrating my brother’s graduation from Emerson College and our time there was excellent. The breakfasts were delicious and there were cookies and fruit snacks in the common area. The rooms are fantastic as the management has kept true to the early 20th century style furnishing. The beds were comfortable and although each room had a different palette, they were all excellent. All of the staff members were friendly and frequently asked if there was anything they could do to make our stay better. The innkeepers also accommodated the many adjustments we made to our reservation as our guests arrived for the main event. One instance in particular showed how much the Bertram Inn’s patrons love the place – an older couple agreed to switch rooms at an innkeeper’s request and didn’t even ask to be compensated for the change. I especially have to recognize Astrid for taking such good care of us - she even offered a complementary treat when my mother had to change rooms. I would highly recommend The Bertram Inn to anyone coming to the Boston-Brookline area. I’d love to spend time there again in the near future.

A great place to stay for Boston, Ma

4.6 on September 22, 2012

We recently visited Boston, Ma to go to Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium and stayed at The Bertram Inn and found it to be just what we wanted and more! The staff are tremendously helpful and will always assist you while they are on duty. We stayed in room 11 which is on the top floor and proved to be nice and quiet at night. Breakfast was great for us offering fresh fruit, cereals, bread, cakes and a hot choice each morning and then through the day the coffee / tea and snacks were left for guests to help themselves to whenever needed. Located just two minutes walk from the T station at St Pauls which then is a short 20minute ride into Boston city centre. Thanks to all the staff there and we most definitely will be back again in the future! C&J B Stayed September 2012

Weekend Visit to Mass

5 on August 13, 2012

Perfectly charming & comfortable room. Delicious, nutritious, wonderful, homemade breakfast. Slept like a baby -- stellar experience. Thanks

Wake up to Baking Smells

4.4 on August 13, 2012

beautiful entry hall, dining area. Living room & outdoor porch. Yummy breakfasts & attentive, kind employees.

Bertram Inn

4.4 on August 12, 2012

We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed our beautiful room. Loved the assortment of teas and snacks and enjoyed them on the veranda. Breakfast was buffet style. When we had an issue with the loud fan in the bathroom it was fixed before we returned to our room that evening. When I needed to print tickets for our boat ride and aquarium for the next morning, I was graciously allowed into the office to do so. When we had problems with the actual printing, the host from the sister Sewell Inn across the street ran right over and helped us solve our problem. Thank you so much for our lovely stay in your beautiful inn.

Beautiful Inn!

5 on July 24, 2012

Impressed by lobby and great old woodwork

A Pleasant Retreat

4.0 on July 18, 2012

We just returned home from our trip to Boston and were pleasantly surprised to find the Bertram Inn within easy walking distance to Fenway Park. Another unexpected treat was walking to the JFK Birthplace home one morning after our lovely breakfast. Everyone was hospitable and it was so fun to stay in an historic home. We highly recommend!

The only place we stay in Boston

5 on July 02, 2012

We have stayed in Bertram's numerous times over the last few years, and it is always excellent. The location, food, rooms, and the staff are wonderful. Friendly, comfortable, with a great living room/lounge/dining area (which includes a selection of board games and a fireplace) where guests are welcome to hang out. Feels like our home away from home.

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Rooms & Rates


Small cozy room with full bed (mostly full beds)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double


Medium size room with queen bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Junior Suite

Large room with king bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Check Dates


Location Type



Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 8 miles

Directions to property:

By MBTA(subway transportation): Take the Green Line “C” train to St. Paul Street. The train will say “Cleveland Circle.” St. Paul Street is the fourth above-ground stop. Walk left one block up St. Paul Street. We are on the first left hand corner. From Route 90 (Mass Pike): Take exit 18, Cambridge/Brighton. Follow signs toward Cambridge. At the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel, turn right on to Storrow Drive. Take the first marked exit off Storrow, to Commonwealth Avenue (sign reads “Boston University”) and turn right onto Commonwealth Avenue. At the third set of lights, turn left onto St. Paul Street. Follow St. Paul Street for seven blocks (past one set of lights) to Beacon Street (you will see traffic lights and trolley tracks). Cross Beacon and continue one block to Sewall Avenue. The inn is on the left corner of St. Paul and Sewall. From Route 93: Take Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square Exit. Stay in the right lane when coming off exit. At the first light, take a right onto Beacon Street and follow until you reach Kenmore Square. At Kenmore Square, make sure you stay on Beacon Street (it is the middle street, between the Pizzaria Uno & Citizen Bank). Continue on Beacon Street for 1 mile. At Takusan, take a left onto St. Paul Street. Your first left is Sewall Avenue. The inn is on the left corner of St. Paul and Sewall.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Fenway Park, MFA, All Boston Attractions, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00-10:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only, please
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children over 7
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Some restrictions apply. Call for details.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum stays required for some weekends. Call for details.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: credit card number required to confirm reservation. A one night deposit required upon reservation.
  • Cancellations: If you would like to cancel you reservation, please contact us two weeks prior to your arrival date. In the event of a cancellation less than two weeks prior to your arrival date, you will be responsible for the total amount of your stay. If we are able to rebook any portion of your reservation, we will deduct this from your total amount.



Astrid, Cara,Christina, Dia,

Languages spoken

ASL, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers


Check Dates



Full Buffet Style

  • Time Served: 8:00-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Full Homemade Breakfast
Our full breakfast served daily with homemade granola and baked goods, fresh fruit salad, as well as daily changing hot entrée completes your experience at the Bertram Inn.