PHOTO: Holly Desautels

Fodor's Expert Review Bertram Inn

92 Sewall Ave., Brookline, Massachusetts, 02446, USA, Brookline, MA 02446, USA See on Map

Quiet and old-fashioned is the m.o. at this antiques-laden inn, which is in walking distance from Cleveland Circle. The Bertram was built in 1907 as a wedding present for a wealthy merchant's daughter. The building's extensive renovation reflects its original Victorian style, from the wood paneling and marble fireplace to the antique furniture and fixtures about the house.

There is no elevator, so be comfortable with stairs.

room

The Bertram features classic Bed and Breakfast style, with each room uniquely different. Room 3, which used to be the original formal dining room of the house, is absolutely stunning. It boasts a four-poster bed, Oriental rug, cherry paneling, and working fireplace.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Some rooms have ultra deluxe (and super-expensive) Duxiana mattresses.

Room 3, Junior Suite, 1st floor
Photo: Room 3, Junior Suite, 1st floor / Holly Desautels
Room 9, deluxe, 2nd floor
Photo: Room 9, deluxe, 2nd floor / Holly Desautels
Room 12, Junior Suite, 2 Queen Beds, 3rd floor
Photo: Room 12, Junior Suite, 2 Queen Beds, 3rd floor / Holly Desaultes

bathroom

Not all bathrooms have tubs. Also, some of the rooms have detached bathrooms that require going outside the room.

Lovely living room for guests to enjoy where breakfast is served and guests can enjoy cozy ambiance of home
Photo: Lovely living room for guests to enjoy where breakfast is served and guests can enjoy cozy ambiance of home / Holly Desautels

lobby

The beautiful lobby is exactly what you'd expect of a Victorian-era Bed and Breakfast. A relaxing living room area is great for socializing with other guests, or simply curling up with a book.

Lovely living room for guests to enjoy where breakfast is served and guests can enjoy cozy ambiance of home
Photo: Lovely living room for guests to enjoy where breakfast is served and guests can enjoy cozy ambiance of home / Holly Desautels

dining

There's a delightful breakfast buffet with fruit and pastries every morning.

Fresh Baked Cookies Available Daily
Photo: Fresh Baked Cookies Available Daily / Holly Desaultes
Wake up to Fresh Coffee and the News of the Day
Photo: Wake up to Fresh Coffee and the News of the Day / Holly Desaultes
Hot Buffet Breakfast Daily
Photo: Hot Buffet Breakfast Daily / Holly Desaultes

LOCATION

Getting Around

While its Brookline location may be ideal for those who are heading to Boston College in Chestnut Hill, or simply want to avoid Downtown Boston traffic, its location is a little bit out of the way. If you want to take the T into Boston from the Bertram, just hop on the Green Line at nearby Saint Paul Street.

Restaurants

Want to try Tom Brady's favorite Italian restaurant? La Morra (5-minute drive) is just around the corner from the Bertram. There's also plenty of options in nearby Coolidge Corner and Washington Square, like Stoked Wood Fired Pizza (5-minute drive.)

Bars

Cross over Beacon Street to visit the Coolidge Corner Clubhouse (8-minute walk) a popular bar with great snacks. Head into Washington Square to visit Barcelona Wine Bar (5-minute drive.)

WHY WE LIKE IT

In addition to a beautiful Victorian history, you can occasionally find discounts on the Bertram's website and social media.

QUICK FACTS

Historical
14 rooms
Breakfast yes
Lunch no
Dinner no
Bar no
Cafe no
Room Service no
$$
yes
Parking Lot
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 617-566–2234;800-295–3822

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