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Low season January
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  Average price (weeknight): $191
  Average price (weekend night): $213

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Top tips for finding the perfect Berkeley hotel

  • For families traveling with children, it might be a good idea to stay at one of the hotels that is easily accessible from the Habitot Children’s Museum and the Lawrence Hall of Science – a museum and planetarium with interactive exhibitions. The 2-star Super 8 by Wyndham, which has family rooms, is a 4-minute drive from the Habitot Children’s Museum and is 3.2 miles away from the Lawrence Hall of Science.
  • If you like the idea of spending some time in the beauty of nature, think about staying near the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley. The 3-star Bancroft Hotel is located just a 5-minute drive away from this botanical garden that stretches across 34 acres and is home to many rare species of plants. The UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley was established in 1890 and is situated on the university campus.
  • For travelers staying in Berkeley but traveling further afield, you could stay in one of the hotels near the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. This Bay Area Rapid Transportation system links Berkeley to the San Francisco Bay Area and from here, you can visit various neighboring counties. The 2-star Nash Hotel is a 4-minute walk away from the station.
  • The Berkeley Rose Garden is another beautiful outdoor place to visit in Berkeley. The 3-star SenS Hotel and Vanne Bistro Berkeley is a 15-minute walk away from this garden, which houses over 1,500 rose bushes and 250 different varieties of rose.
  • Another important place to visit in Berkeley is the Berkeley Marina. Why not stay at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina which is located in the marina itself. This hotel overlooks the San Francisco Bay and the Berkeley Marina where there is a range of attractions from restaurants and walking paths, to an Adventure Playground for the kids.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Berkeley

Are hotels in Berkeley safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?
Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Berkeley. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Where to stay in Berkeley?
Hotels near University of California, Berkeley have the most searches on KAYAK.
What are the best hotels near University of California, Berkeley?
Travelers who like staying near University of California, Berkeley recommend Graduate Berkeley, Berkeley City Club, and Bancroft Hotel.
Which hotels in Berkeley, California have family rooms?
The 2-star Knights Inn has rooms suitable for families staying together. Each room at the inn is equipped with a fridge, a coffee machine and a microwave so it is possible to stock up on groceries and put together quick meals for hungry children. Another hotel that has family rooms is the 1-star Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn.
Which hotels in Berkeley, California have onsite parking?
The 3-star Graduate Berkeley has onsite parking for its guests, but this is not free – the rate for parking is in the region of $35 per day and reservation is not possible. The 3-star Rose Garden Inn has free parking both onsite and on the street and reservation is not needed.
Which hotels in Berkeley, California have breakfast included?
The 2-star Quality Inn University has a continental breakfast included in the room price. Another slightly more upmarket option that includes breakfast is the 4-star Berkeley City Club Hotel which is located near Downtown Berkeley and the University.
Which hotels in Berkeley, California are near the University of California?
Just an 8-minute drive (or two blocks away) from the University of California is the 4-star Hotel Shattuck Plaza which is situated in Downtown Berkeley. Another hotel situated within easy reach of the University is the Downtown Berkeley Inn which is just 2.36 miles away. (Price checked: 03/25/2019).
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Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel - Berkeley - Building Best Luxury Hotel
The 276 rooms landmark Claremont Club and Spa, a Fairmont Hotel is situated on 22 landscaped acres in the Berkeley hills; with panoramic views overlooking the San Francisco Bay. It is known as one of the most iconic structures in the city of Berkeley and a prestigious regional destination resort. This property is also considered to be one of the most prestigious Tennis and Social Clubs in the city of Berkeley. Check availability
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina - Berkeley - Building Best Sightseeing
The DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center at the Berkeley Marina, a world-class, full service meeting and conference center overlooking San Francisco Bay, provides superior service in a resort-like setting. Our exceptional San Francisco hotel is 20 minutes from Oakland International Airport, and convenient to all major highways. The Luxurious Alternative to San Francisco Hotels Breathtaking views of the Bay Area, San Francisco skyline and Golden Gate Bridge usher guests into our elegant lobby. Our beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites include private balconies or patios, and are available with Berkeley Hills, Courtyard, or Marina views. Our 378 guest rooms include all the comforts of home, high-speed Internet access, and Sweet Dreams beds and are 100% non-smoking. A Hotel Close to San Francisco and Bay Area Attractions Our dazzling location offers vacationers and business travelers endless leisure options. Unique San Francisco entertainment, shopping, dining and culture is only ten minutes away. Sacramento, Napa, Marin and Oakland are also nearby. From beach to golf course to mountain trail, our hotel guests have access to scenic beauty and dozens of outdoor activities. On-site hotel amenities include an indoor family pool and spa, indoor lap pool, well-equipped fitness center, and sauna. Enjoy the finest in California cuisine at our waterfront restaurant, Bay Grille, or relax with your favorite beverages and tranquil views in the Bay Lounge. Event Planning at our Hotel in San Francisco's Berkeley Marina Business travelers and meeting planners experience the ultimate in productivity and comfort at the DoubleTree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center (EMC). The EMC provides 8,000 square feet of dedicated, state-of-the-art meeting space. Our experienced technical support staff is available to assist with corporate meetings, conferences, training sessions or executive retreats. For your convenience, the hotel also provides a complete Business Center with complimentary high-speed Internet access, laptop station, printers, scanners, copiers and office supplies. For special events, banquets, receptions or social occasions, The DoubleTree offers unrivaled surroundings, a top catering team, and elegant hotel space for parties of 10 to 500. Choose the expansive bayside lawn for a festive outdoor party, or our elegant ballroom for a formal affair. Business or pleasure, we ensure a flawless event. Ideal for business travel, family vacation, social event, or a luxurious romantic retreat, the DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center at the Berkeley Marina provides unparalleled accommodations in a picturesque location. Our caring, multi-lingual staff looks forward to welcoming you to the Bay Area with our very special, signature warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in. Check availability
Hotel Shattuck Plaza - Berkeley - Building Best City Hotel
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
8.6 Excellent
$268+
Advanced Purchase Offer: Save when booking more than 14 days in advance. Book now to lock in your discount! Restrictions and deposit apply. Shattuck Date Night Package: Get away from it all and enjoy a special night with your special someone. Check availability
Graduate Berkeley - Berkeley - Building
Graduate Berkeley
8.1 Excellent
$261+
When you stay at Graduate Berkeley in Berkeley, you'll be in the business district, just steps from University of California, Berkeley and 6 minutes by foot from Zellerbach Playhouse. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite. Check availability

Best rooms in Berkeley

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Berkeley - Berkeley - Front desk Best Comfort
With a stay at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley, you'll be centrally located in Berkeley, a 3-minute drive from Berkeley Marina and 7 minutes from University of California, Berkeley. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available onsite. Check availability
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Berkeley - Berkeley - Building
Located just west of downtown the La Quinta Inn Berkeley is minutes from the University of California Berkeley campus and a short drive to downtown San Francisco. Shop at Bay Street or Hilltop mall; watch the horse races at Golden Gate Fields, stroll down the famous Fisherman's Wharf for food, specialty shops, fun and romance. Visit the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Company, Takara Sake USA, Oakland Coliseum, and AT&T Park. Our full on-site business center offers high-speed Internet access, fax and copy services, spacious meeting rooms, PC printing services, free incoming fax, and so much more. Work out in the on-site fitness center, then go for a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool. Enjoy a spacious guest room with free broadband Internet, free cable TV, free Bright Side BreakfastTM, and much, much more. Check availability
Travelodge by Wyndham Berkeley - Berkeley - Building
Welcome to the Berkeley Travelodge.Whether you are here for business or pleasure we are dedicated to the comfort of our guests. Centrally located in the heart of the East Bay you can travel in any direction with BART - Bay Area Rapid Transit, only 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco for work or play. Located 4 blocks from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore Lab and much more. Many renowned restaurants, art galleries and boutiques are within walking distance. San Pablo Casino is only 5 miles away. Golden Gate Fields race track is only 3 miles. Complimentary newspaper available. Each room has refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board. Safe Box offered for a nominal fee per night. Limited parking available on on-site. If you are attending a concert at UC Berkeleys Hearst Greek Theater, or a football game at California Memorial Football Stadium both are only an easy 10 block walk. This Property has 100 percent non smoking rooms. Smoking of any kind will result in a 100.00 per day fee. Check availability
Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel - Berkeley - Building Best Luxury Hotel
The 276 rooms landmark Claremont Club and Spa, a Fairmont Hotel is situated on 22 landscaped acres in the Berkeley hills; with panoramic views overlooking the San Francisco Bay. It is known as one of the most iconic structures in the city of Berkeley and a prestigious regional destination resort. This property is also considered to be one of the most prestigious Tennis and Social Clubs in the city of Berkeley. Check availability