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Mary's Bed & Breakfast on Alvarado Road

47 Alvarado Road, Berkeley, California 94705
Innkeeper(s): Mary Harrow
  • Introduction

    A Warm Welcome Awaits You

    We are so glad we found you! This Bed & Breakfast has many happy returning guests so you know it is comfortable (great beds!), clean and welcoming, besides being a lovely place to stay. The proximity to San Francisco, the University of California at Berkeley campus, shops, restaurants, and BART makes this an ideal location. The Claremont Hotel is a four minute walk and San Francisco is just across the Bay Bridge. Parking is easy "on street" parking, there are no restrictions. Walking and hiking the paths and hills in the area are favorite pastimes and golf and tennis are also available nearby.

    Your Host: has been in the antique and interior design business for 20 years and her home reflects her care and interest in these fields. Mary has been welcoming guests to her home for over 12 years. You will feel like a special guest and depart thinking when you might return.

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  • Amenities

    There are three large bedrooms all specially appointed, each with comfortable queen-size beds and each with its own private bath. Two rooms have a glorious view of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County. The bedrooms in Mary's Bed & Breakfast are spacious, sunny and designed with charm and the comfort of guests in mind. Cable TV is available in the TV room in the b&b and also in the apartment.

    Also available is a large apartment for rent for a longer stay.
    Wireless DSL internet service is available.
    On the same level as these rooms is a sunroom (pictured at top of page) overlooking the road. The leaded pane windows are a lovely feature of the cozy sunny room. One might read, chat or watch a movie or TV in this favorite room.
    Breakfast is served in the charming and elegant dining room complete with an interesting old hammered copper clad fireplace. 
    The friendliness and graciousness of Mary's Bed & Breakfast is special. Come and visit and experience the green, sunny warmth of Berkeley. Come and enjoy.
    Mary's Bed & Breakfast is a charming and elegant residence in the beautiful Claremont district of South Berkeley. This lovely home is in one of the oldest houses in the immediate area.
  • Comments From Our Guests

    Here are some comments of guests of Mary's Bed & Breakfast

    "Thanks so much for the great news that I'll be able to stay with you again. I am thrilled!" Merle J., Israel

    It's such a lovely room and has been an exceptionally pleasant experience." Cathy & Jim C., Boston

    Thanks for giving me a home away from home. I feel so cared for, comfortable, welcome, at ease." Jeanne K., Schenectady

    "It was a great pleasure to be your guest." Oliver S., Germany

  • How to Find Us

    From San Francisco International Airport:

    1. Follow US 101 North to US 80 East, across the Oakland Bay Bridge
    2. Continue along US 80 East and take the Ashby exit in Berkeley and drive approximately 3 miles up Ashby
    3. You will see the Claremont Hotel and the next left after the entrance to the Hotel is Alvarado
    4. #47 is in the first block on the left

    From Oakland International Airport:

    1. Take US 880 North to Hwy 24 (towards Walnut Creek)
    2. Exit at Claremont and turn left at the bottom of the exit ramp
    3. Take a right on Ashby and the first left after the entrance to the Claremont Hotel will be Alvarado Road
    4. #47 is in the first block on the left
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