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Overview Reviews
Originally built as a private residence during the California Gold Rush, Claremont Club and Spa, A Fairmont Hotel is a California landmark and one of America’s iconic luxury hotels. An award-winning resort status, combined with a convenient location in the heart of the Bay Area, make for a unique urban experience unlike any other found in California. Set amid palm trees and rose gardens, The Claremont Hotel Club and Spa is close to Gourmet Ghetto district with its concentration of fine restaurants and shops. The hotel is within a few miles of San Francisco Bay, Jack London Square, several theaters, and Oakland City Center. Close by is Berkeley Marina, Napa Valley, SFO Airport, Oracle Arena, University of California, and Botanical Gardens. The 22 acres of beautiful land provide a variety of luxurious activities and services for guests. Known for its extensive health club, 10 tennis courts, outdoor lap pools, a spa tub, and sauna are all available to guests. Three distinct restaurants and bars serve fine dining, craft cocktails, and poolside cuisine. The Fairmont Spa at the Claremont Claremont offers a full menu of massage, hydrotherapy, body wraps, and skin care treatments and the business center provides many amenities for business travelers. Families appreciate the Claremont Kids’ Club where an array of activities is scheduled for all ages. The 276 guestrooms and suites at the Claremont were recently restored. There are a variety of accommodations available but most notably the Bay View Rooms and Suites offer breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, while the hotel’s iconic Tower Suite offer unparalleled views from a private outdoor deck. Business and leisure travelers often make Claremont their hotel of choice when visiting the Bay Area.
7.0 Good
Pros: The Sunday buffet at the Meritage was very good. The lap swimming in the pools and 3 free hours of childcare included in the resort fee was also very nice and an unexpected bonus.
Cons: Ridiculously overpriced for what it was. $26 resort fee and $30 valet fee on top of over $200/night for a tiny old room that wouldn't even pass muster at a Best Western? The room was awful - outdated, small, old, musty and generally uncomfortable. Noisy from the hallway, the bed was saggy, the comforter stained and 2 adults plus a baby in a crib were way too many to fit in a tiny standard room.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was very good. Room service excellent and the pools were great.
Cons: I asked for a taxi to take me to SFO. Instead of a taxi, they had reserved a sedan which was more expensive than a taxi. I thought it was a little bit cheesy. I'm sure that some people want to drive to the airport in a fancier car but they should specify. I asked for a taxi, not a town car.
4.3 Okay
Pros: The look of the hotel
Cons: The check in staff
6.6 Good
Pros: Location - close to everything including freeways. Facilities were excellent -- pool, exercise room, etc.
Cons: They treated me like a second class citizen because I booked not directly through them. Promised me a fridge and I had to find a facilities guy who didn't talk to the front desk to get one. Told me there was a free breakfast buffet, but then it wasn't free.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: beautiful lobby restaurant and lobby
Cons: bigger rooms
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Our oasis on the hill! The Claremont is a special place and I return there whenever I can; the location is central yet private and the staff is friendly, attentive, helpful and genuine. Each staff member, from the housekeeping staff to the manager, smiles and greets guests and is not only ready, but willing, to make your stay enjoyable. When there was an issue at check-in with the room assigned. Frank Flynn quickly and apologetically gave us another room with no question. In chatting with Fracesco (I'm sure I have not spelled his name correctly-my apologies!) in the lobby, we told him we were headed into the city the next day; he not only cautioned us about traffic and crowds in the Golden Gate Park area due to a concert, he recommended alternative areas to visit-and when he saw us a couple of days later, he asked how our trip went! A special shout-out also to Mohammad and Zachary who took care of us for breakfast in the Meritage restaurant-their service standards and guest treatment should be the envy of fine dining establishments everywhere. They made the start of our days happy and pleasant and really made an impact of the pleasure of staying at the Claremont!
Cons: The charm of an old beauty like the Claremont is also sometimes what makes you miss some things you might find in a newer hotel; the HVAC system can be unreliable and loud, the bathroom does not have an exhaust fan, etc. But having noted that, the graciousness of the wide hallways and high ceilings easily make you overlook those modern facility differences!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful location. Grand old building which has been well maintained. It had been some years since I last stayed there and the place seemed in better shape than it was.
7.0 Good
Pros: Nice pool, spa and exercise facilities. My kids had a blast at the pool - it was nicely heated and they enjoyed it despite the cooler February weather.
Cons: Our room was below one of the hotel's restaurants. 6am on a sunday morning and isn't a great time to be woken up to the sounds of tables and chairs being moved. It's an old hotel so it's pretty loud. When I checked out they gave me a bit of a discount and said that when we checked in that the front desk should have warned us that our room was loud... they really just shouldn't rent out the rooms or if they do charge less.... but they'd rather put guests in a position where they have to complain to get a discount. Even with the discount if was an expensive weekend that wasn't as restful as you'd expect for the money.
6.0 Good
Pros: Loved the look of the place from the outside..altho you quickly feel like an inconvenience being shuffled out of the way. The hotel is rich with history and has very nice decor..the room was big, with a big bathroom.
Cons: The trexk to the room was ridiculous, having to take two elevators and very long walks on different levels while carrying your things. The room floor needed vacuumed, you could feel stuff on the carpet. After we checked in, we left to go get dinner and you can't get out of the gate without a special card given at the front desk. Well guess what- oh, and it cost $30 for this parking privilege.
7.1 Good
Cons: Rooms need updating bathrooms are old. They are nice but old and doesnt match the common spaces in the lobby
6.0 Good
Pros: Staff was great.
Cons: When we checked in room wasn't ready but they did have an upgrade queen to king for $35 per night more. They charge $30 per day to park. If you want to take a guest to the pool they charge $30 per day per person. All the up charges made it rather expensive. The Meritage restaurant was not open. Only place to eat was small and not very good. It is an OLD hotel built in 1918 but upgraded. Rooms are small. The elevator permit was 6 months overdue.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Stay was great wished new more about it before we got there to enjoy the facilities
Cons: Food prices were a little high
Berkeley City Club - Berkeley - Lobby
8.6 Excellent (607 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at Berkeley City Club places you in the heart of Berkeley, just a 3-minute walk from University of California, Berkeley and within a 5-minute drive of Greek Theater. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. This hotel has 2 meeting rooms available for events. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
4.2 Okay
Pros: The view of San Francisco was really nice from our room. That's the only plus I can talk about this place.
Cons: Everything else. For a 3 star hotel at a premium price, it was disappointing. While the beds seemed clean, they squeaked and creaked like they were from 20+ years old. The rugs where filthy looking with stains. And don't try using the advertised pool, where you first have to sign up for an available time slot and enforced to swim laps only. The breakfast, well, if you like bagels and cereal it'll do, but overall disappointing location. Absolutely would never stay here again.
9.1 Excellent
Pros: Character, old world, charming. It has a good vibe. Restaurant upstairs is excellent with good selection of wine. Walking distance to Berkeley shops and other really good restaurants.
Cons: The rooms were a wee bit small but comfortable. This is a very old building and built as a place of safe stay for women. There is parking but adds 20 bucks a day to your stay -not unusual.
Overview Reviews
Award-Winning Berkeley Hotel's Guests are Close to Bay AreaNext time you visit the Bay Area, come and see how the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Berkeley is revolutionizing the modern travel experience. With ideal proximity to the University of California - Berkeley campus and the North Berkeley BART station, which offers rapid transit throughout the Bay, the hotel and staff are poised to offer a practical and comfortable stay in Berkeley.This hotel's location is near UC Berkeley, businesses and an array of major corporations, so business guests can be sure of a productive stay. Guests can get to businesses like Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals and Topology Corporation with ease, or board a BART train for the speedy trip to San Francisco's bustling financial district.The hotel's location in Berkeley, CA is also suited for vacationers. Patrons can sample the stunning variety of gourmet and ethnic cuisines around town, including the mouthwatering fare at Alice Waters' world-famous Chez Pannisse. They can tour UC Berkeley's campus, or take the BART into San Francisco to explore its endless attractions and fun.No matter the occasion, you can "Stay Smart" at this hotel's updated facility in Berkeley, CA. Here, guests surf the Web via free wired and Wi-Fi access, enjoy free, hot breakfasts each day at the Express Start Breakfast Bar, and use the 24-hour Fitness Center. Join us to see how we've turned a good hotel into a great one!
9.1 Excellent
Pros: The room, facilities, and staff are great.
Cons: Breakfast could use some work. It was okay, considering there is no kitchen on site. But it wasn't even good catered hot food.
6.0 Good
Pros: The neighborhood. Excellent restaurants, bars, shops in walking distance. Awesomely diverse.
Cons: Older hotel. Could use an update but still no problem. You are downtown so it is a little noisy and there are homeless people around. But....this is what Berkeley is so don't be surprised.
Hotel Shattuck Plaza - Berkeley - Building
8.4 Excellent (1,333 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Hotel Shattuck Plaza is a local landmark that dates from 1910, it reopened its doors in 2009 as the jewel of Downton Berkeley. After a multimillion-dollar renovation, the boutique hotel now provides an upscale haven for business or leisure travelers. Located in vibrant Berkeley, California, Hotel Shattuck Plaza offers a hip and historic retreat just blocks from wonderful shops, delicious dining, theaters, and attractions. Popular attractions surrounding the Shattuck Plaza include the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the UC Botanical Gardens. Literally around the corner from BART and the UC Berkeley shuttle, the hotel is easily accessible to/from Oakland and San Francisco airport. Rooms at Shattuck Plaza are designed for relaxation and features 199 stunningly renovated room and suites. Blending historic California charm with cutting-edge technology and modern comforts, accommodations feature flat-screen HDTV's, iPod docking, media hubs, free Wi-Fi, and 300 thread count sheets for a richly residential feel. Other traveling conveniences are available but what guests truly love is the breathtaking views of downtown, Berkeley hills, San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. On-site amenities at the hotel include a fitness center, ZINO, the in-house restaurant, offers modern Mediterranean cuisine from local, farm-fresh sources; and a lounge offering hand-crafted cocktails. Business travelers are often attracted to the dynamic meeting spaces and a 24-hour business center. Surrounded by historic Berkeley, Hotel Shattuck Plaza offers a hip, historic, and eco-friendly atmosphere for business and leisure travelers in the Bay Area.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Since my son started attending Berkeley two years ago, I only stay at the Hotel Shattuck when visiting him. Thus far, I've stayed at there six times. I have NEVER been disappointed in the accommodations. Admittedly, some reviewers complain about the price. But, hey, considering the location, accommodations, staff, and amenities, I'm not going to complain.
5.7 Okay
Pros: Rooms were fine. Hotel was clean.
Cons: Reception and bar service awful. Card keys did not work. A/C stopped working. Small, crowded lobby. Shattuck area is not inviting.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Clean and vast room, everything working as it should.
6.3 Good
Pros: Location. Front desk service was horrible. Room Service was worst. Terrible food. Had a hair in it. Oatmeal was lumpy
Cons: Service was way off.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Every staff member I encountered was smiling and went out of their way to say hello, open doors, offer to help, etc. Very impressive!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I really liked everything about this place. My room was very stylish, and it came with all the usual amenities. The room was smaller, so I'm not sure if I would be happy there if I had to share the space with someone else. I don't know if all the rooms are that size, or if I just got a small room because I was by myself. For just me, it was the perfect size. The AC works well, which I've come to learn isn't a given at many "upscale" hotels. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is right in the center of everything in Berkeley, so there are plenty of restaurants, drugstores, cafes, etc. within walking distance. It is conveniently located next to the downtown Berkeley BART station. I didn't have a car, so I didn't need to deal with parking, but I imagine it's not easy or cheap. The restaurant has really good food. There is plenty of seating in the lobby/bar area to meet with people to discuss business or have a couple drinks. I just really liked it here.
Cons: They focus so much on helping each customer as much as possible, that several of us stood waiting at the check in desk for a really long time while one obnoxious customer waxed poetic about all the things he wanted to do while he was in Berkeley. They need to be more conscious of calling for help when a line starts to form.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I've stayed here several times over the last few years; I had a flawless, enjoyable experience each time. This last trip they even held some rather bulky packages / equipment which had arrived a week early for work, without question. The staff is always friendly, rooms are immaculately clean, and the location (right across Allston from the Downtown Berkeley BART, a block off Berkeley's campus, and close to several good dining experiences) is excellent.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Conveniently located in downtown Berkeley, across the street from the BART station and a couple blocks from the Cal campus. Some nice restaurants and bars nearby. Very nice accommodations and this was the quietest hotel I've ever stayed in. I never heard a single sound outside of my room.
Cons: Rooms are a bit small but still very nice and comfortable.
Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley - Berkeley - Building
8.3 Excellent (230 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley in Berkeley, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of University of California, Berkeley and Greek Theater. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved it. In a great area close to a lot of things. Will definitely stay again!
Graduate Berkeley - Berkeley - Building
8.2 Excellent (1,111 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Graduate Berkeley is a local landmark that dates back from 1928 and is around the corner from the University of California, Berkeley campus. Over the decades the hotel has seen Nobel Prize winners, students, parents, and college administrators pass through. Aside from being a short walk to the University, Graduate Berkley is also a block from Telegraph Avenue, one of the city’s main commercial streets. The area offers several bars and cafes, as well as a variety of restaurants. The Greek Theater, California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Tilden Regional Park, Oakland, San Francisco, and many more popular destinations are within a short walk or drive from the hotel. Fans of The Graduate film will love the college-themed rooms and décor. Standard in-room amenities include flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, iPod dock stations, mini-fridges, work desks with ergonomic chairs, and free WiFi. Other handy extras include bathrobes, a selection of different pillows, irons, and ironing boards. The Executive Graduate Guestrooms located on the top Graduate Floor are named for famous Berkeley graduates and offer a few extras, like Oxgenics showerheads and luxury toiletries. Tin addition to other perks, upgraded rooms also include an evening wine and cheese hour in the private Graduate Lounge and a continental breakfast. Aside from its history, Graduate Berkeley’s big highlight is the on-site restaurant and bar. It is a local favorite offering delicious dishes such as omelets, French toast, pancakes, and more. The gastro-pub menu also offers lunch and dinner options, while the bar offers a large selection of beers on tap, crafted cocktails, and California wines. Any traveler will enjoy the unique vibe and aesthesis of Graduate Berkeley. The fascinating history is a bonus when exploring the area.
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: Near my destination.
Cons: Hair in my toilet and bathroom.Told no parking available after I checked in and to park on the street.Not informed of construction until after I booked.I deserve a refund not a discount!!
10.0 Excellent
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Has a wow factor. Lovely decor., down to earth staff and great food. Quiet. We had a good price. The location was perfect
Cons: The room was small, felt cramped. We were stunned by the local taxes and fees - $93. I might stay out if the area next time.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: There for a university tour on a Thursday, had a great stay. Room was comfortable and clean (for 4 of us on two double beds). Room was much bigger than SF hotels we had been at earlier in the week. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Lobby was comfortable and the restaurant was surprisingly good. Overall, great place for a short stay.
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Berkeley - Berkeley - Building
8.2 Excellent (671 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Welcome to Howard Johnson by Wyndham Berkeley, a convenient hotel located just minutes from the University of California, Berkeley campus. We put you minutes from the San Francisco Bay and a short drive from Oakland and downtown San Francisco. Oakland International Airport and San Francisco International Airport are also nearby. Make the most of your stay with free breakfast and WiFi.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Close to downtown Berkeley. Clean. Great water pressure in the shower.
Cons: Could use another chair in the room.
8.2 Excellent
Pros: The room was basically clean and included a good selection of amenities like a fridge and microwave. There are several restaurants within walking distance, plus a BART (subway) station, and there's a Zipcar parking lot right next to the motel for those who can use them.
Cons: It's a little far from downtown, but still not bad. Also, this is a minor thing, but in many cases if I wasn't out of the room by 9 AM or so, it wouldn't get cleaned. The front lobby has very little space, and parking is cramped.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very focused on customer satisfaction. Nice healthy breakfast.
Cons: All good.
9.1 Excellent
Pros: My boyfriend and I came to Berkeley to see a concert at the Greek Theatre and the Knights Inn was the perfect place to stay. It's within walking distance of a bunch of places to eat and is also about a mile/mile and a half away form the Telegraph and UC Berkeley. Management was very nice. Although the rooms are a little small, they were very clean and seemed recently updated. There's free parking right outside your room which was a major plus. The environment was decently quiet besides the traffic. Definitely worth the price.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very Convenient in visiting UC Berkeley Campus.
6.0 Good
Pros: Excellent stuff, peaceful location.
Cons: No shampoo and hair drier in the bathroom .
Travelodge by Wyndham Berkeley - Berkeley - Building
8.1 Excellent (820 reviews)
Overview Reviews
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.
6.6 Good
Pros: It was nice and quite , and nice big screen tv and comfortable beds. I love the fact they had a microwave , fridge , and coffee maker. It made is so nice. :)
Cons: The bathrooms needed some work. Walls were cracked and chipping.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bed was comfortable
Cons: Too noisy in the morning
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: Would give negative stars. Dirty. Cum stained sheets. Smelled like mold and mildew. The guy working the desk the entire time was awful, offensive. Was like pulling teeth trying to get him to provide clean sheets. Awful. Don't recommend to anyone besides whores and crackheads.
Marina Inn - Berkeley - Building
8.1 Excellent (252 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Marina Inn in Berkeley, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of San Francisco Bay and Berkeley Marina. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is excellent. The rooms are well decorated and well cleaned. The coffee maker works, the iron and ironing board work. The inn is only about 1/2 mile from 4th street where there are many excellent stores and restaurants. The inn has off street parking and let me keep my car there for 4 hours after I checked out. The wifi is strong. I was very pleased with this excellent and affordable hotel.
Cons: The fan in the bathroom is quite noisy, but that is my only complaint.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Rooms don't look how they do online- it looks like they've spent some money to renovate. It's nicer than I thought it was going to be. Microwave and refrigerator in room. Room was clean. Amtrack is near by so it's kind of loud all night. Staff was nice. It's worth the money if you need a room for a night or two.
Easton Hall - Berkeley - Bedroom
8.0 Excellent (231 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Easton Hall in Berkeley, you'll be just steps from University of California, Berkeley and 8 minutes by foot from Greek Theater. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything was as advertised, nice clean, pretty setting, a block from campus
Cons: only thing we couldn't figure out was the free coffee/tea that was promised, so we walked down the street and found plenty of substitutes
Overview Reviews
The DoubleTree by Hilton Berkley Marina is a popular place to stay because of its prime location. In Berkeley, California, guests will be excited when they find out the great amenities that they will get when they book a stay here. They will be close to some of California’s finest spots too. Newly renovated, this hotel is just steps away from the San Francisco Bay. It includes a complementary shuttle for sites that are up to three miles from the hotel. This hotel is made for families, couples, and business travelers alike. Guests here will experience the stunning side of Berkeley, California. The DoubleTree by Hilton Berkley Marina includes a business center, printing services, meeting rooms, ATM, bar area, laundry, gift shop, lounge, convenience store, room service, snack shop, Starbucks coffee, fitness center, and pool. The rooms feature Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree bedding, a patio or balcony, flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi, coffee maker, hair dryer, and iron. The rooms are spacious and guests can choose from classic rooms or suites. No matter what room they select, they will be incredibly happy with the comfort of it. Dining here features the Bay Grille and Bar and the Marina Room. These two spots serve delicious food and cocktails to guests of the DoubleTree by Hilton Berkley Marina. Guests aren’t far from attractions such as the Arts District, the Bay Bridge, Downtown San Francisco, and the University of California. When they start their stay here, guests will be taken away by the breathtaking views and hospitality they receive here. This is truly a gem!
5.7 Okay
Pros: Paid for a Premium King room with a balcony and got one that shared a wall with a noisy old elevator. Asked for a room change, got put in another one next to... an elevator! Didn’t exactly appreciate their sense of humor with that. Then they said they only had a room of that type next to an elevator, so I had a choice to make— be able to sleep at night, or settle for a regular room with two beds on the first floor. Yeah my romantic getaway was pretty much ruined at that point. Oh and there is also a surprise $26/day to park there. At least they comped that for my troubles.
Cons: Being able to sleep in the premium room I paid for and not have my weekend ruined would be a good start.
4.8 Okay
Pros: The location was beautiful
Cons: Restaurant and bar staff were extremely rude. Warning if waiter offers coffe and orange juice to be filled in the cups on the tables it's $5 each glass. our bed sheets were dirty and had black crumbs inside when opened it. There were also hookers roaming around at night.
6.2 Good
Pros: Water view
Cons: Restaurant
2.0 Mediocre
Cons: The walls are so thin to the point you can literally hear the next door having a quiet conversation. The room was not ready even by four which is the official check-in time and they had to change our room to different type by downgrading. The front desk person that was helping me did not really “help” me and was extremely rude. She did not smile a single time and was giving attitude toward all the customer she dealt with. The room itself was very dirty. The bathroom had hairs from customers before us and it was not cleaned properly. Everything was rusty and dusty. And on top of that, I was not able to sleep well at all because of dogs barking sounds, babies crying next door, kids yelling, etc. My whole experience with doubletree at this location was very disappointing. I would never recommend this place to other people and I would never go back to stay. The purpose of me paying extra money for Hilton- doubletree is to have a decent-luxury hotel, but such a waste of money. So stressful and disappointing experience.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Excellent family pool and hot tub, comfortable beds, easy access to a walking path on the waterfront, exceptionally friendly staff
Cons: There is no complimentary breakfast, not even a box of corn flakes and coffee. Breakfast buffet was very expensive, so we drove out to a grocery store for food. For the in room coffee maker three guests received three packets of coffee and 2 creams!
4.5 Okay
Pros: Upon first entrance, the rooms were very clean...although the hotel, windows and doors were disgustingly dirty. Staff at check in were amazing.
Cons: Bed was super uncomfortable...pillows were flat and lumpy. The walls were super thin, so you could hear everything. Terrible.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: clean although not the most soundproof place.
Cons: Vending machine wasn't filled with all drink selections. Parking should've been inclusive with the room. What was this tourist fee i got on my bill? i'm not a tourist unless that cookie i involuntarily received was the markup. Coffee maker instructions weren't as clear as it could've been.
2.0 Mediocre
Cons: I booked and paid for a king balcony room and I didn't get that The hotel claimed that Kayak was responsible for the booking hence they couldn't accommodate my request for a king bed since they didn't have any available. I couldn't cancel the reservation neither so I feel I was robbed. I've use this site multiple times but I'm never using it again. I was robbed since the quality didn't compare to what I paid.
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Dirty, smelly, and very noisy. We did not have a good experience staying here at all.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Views, comfortable bed, spacious room, friendly staff
Cons: Elevator could have been cleaner
6.0 Good
Cons: They had my reservation listed as 2 double beds, when I in fact reserved and paid extra for the king deluxe room with a balcony. The receptionist acted as if I did not have a king reserved, until I physically showed her my reservation on my phone. At that point she then took responsibility for putting us in a king room like we reserved and paid for. Ridiculous.
3.7 Mediocre
Cons: - staff is terrible. The staff said that the reservation with 3rd party cannot received Hilton HHonor benefit. very Sucks - Room Service is terrible as well. Try to connect a lot of time, no answer.
Bancroft Hotel - Berkeley - Bedroom
7.9 Good (140 reviews)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great value for your money, and very close to UC Berkeley / Downtown. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Charming place.
Cons: Rooms / hotel don't have much by way of facilities (no fridge, workout room, etc).
La Quinta Inn Berkeley - Berkeley - Building
7.8 Good (615 reviews)
Overview Reviews
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.
4.5 Okay
Pros: My room and bathroom
Cons: The view sucks,it's dated needs renovation badly,no exciting feeling to be there...I had jet lag and fell off to sleep and I was very hungry when I woke up and so around 12:40am I got up and went downstairs to the very old candy/vending machine.The machine didn't take any bills and it has no debit card swipe and so I went to the front counter and the person there said that it only takes coins and so I went back up 3 flights to my room and but luck I had change.So I'm looking for the soda machine and it was upstairs and it was out of everything but the diet drinks.Not happy at all....Why does it cost $3.00 for a small drink? Then I had breakfast Saturday morning and I was just too through when I had just swallowed powdered eggs.I paid $170.00 a night and you mean to tell me that they can not afford real eggs?Then I get a cup of what I thought was apple juice and it was so nasty! And then I got a cup of orange juice and that was gross too!!! They only added about 5percent of juice and the rest was water... I mean REALLY???? Never again...
2.2 Mediocre
Pros: nothing, other than it was close to where I had to go.
Cons: 1. lousy management. staff cannot handle disturbed customer. There was a shouting match between staff and customer 2 breakfasts in a row. 2. Heavy weed smell and it was so bad that the entire hallway and the rooms had the smell wafted under the the door. Staff didn't deal with it. I was with 4 other colleagues and we were in 4 different rooms on 2 levels. We all had the same problem. 3. noisy customers in the middle of the night and no one actually did anything till one of my colleagues complained about it. 4. Staff not helpful 5. minimal housekeeping...bathtubs not even washed for a 5 day stay ( shower mode was still on). Absolutely no idea why they throw away perfectly good soap every day! 6. Fitness room poorly equipped and i am not complaining about machines. There are NO towels there and NO wipes. It was gross with someone else's sweat on the machines! 7. I have had better breakfast at similar hotels in the past. The eggs were like rubber. Coffee was bad. Bananas were mostly bruised. etc etc 8. Pillows were awful.
Rose Garden Inn - Berkeley - Building
7.6 Good (1,584 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The Rose Garden is a boutique hotel in Berkeley that includes five historic buildings nestled within beautiful gardens surrounded by jasmine, roses, and fountains. Guests can relax on its deck and patio overlooking lush flower gardens, offering peace and tranquility for any Bay Area getaways or business trips. It is one-half mile from UC Berkeley and close to attractions and shopping. It is a quick 17-minute walk to downtown Berkeley. Oakland International Airport is within 10 miles of the Inn. The Rose Garden Inn offers comfortable standard, double, and deluxe king and queen rooms, along with a spacious family suite. All rooms have unique Victorian charm and decoration. It offers upgraded rooms which include a wrap-around balcony, fireplaces, a mini-refrigerator, and microwave. Amenities include complimentary hot buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi, a desk and sitting area, tea/coffee maker, TV, telephone, hairdryer, wake-up service, iron, and much more. Guest features include free a 24-hour front desk, complimentary newspapers, a microwave in the lobby, free coffee and tea in its lobby, free self-parking, and complimentary luggage storage. It offers guests freshly baked cookies each afternoon. There are many dining options within a 15-minute walk with trendy restaurants, bistros, and ethic eateries in Berkeley, including the popular Chez Panisse restaurant and cafe. Set in an historic mansion, The Rose Garden is surrounded by murals and offers historic ambience with contemporary amenities for family travelers and business travels alike with a convenient location in its historic inn. It is perfect for those attending events within its banquet and meeting space.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Super relaxed in the middle of city chaos....thank you
6.8 Good
Pros: Friendly staff and convenient location
Cons: Not good value for money. Rooms are partially renovated and feel worn. Breakfast was not as good as a Holiday Inn. And for $300/night, I expect a little better.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful during check in. Breakfast was great! Choose this option if you can. Freshly cooked sausage, bacon, and eggs among many other items. They also offered fresh baked cookies midday. Location was close to Oakland where we spent most of our time. Rooms were well kept. Wi-fi was good. Room service was delicious, but pricy (through an outside vendor).
Cons: A bit confusing to figure out where the main office/concierge was from the parking lot because the inn has many small buildings. I picked the wrong building at first. An arrow sign pointing to the concierge would have been nice. No AC, but there was an operational ceiling fan and open window are enough to cool the room. 2 small parking lots on either side of the property. Thankfully, we always found a spot.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was really big for the price! Loved the vibe of the place and the location was perfect! Breakfast was delicious!
7.1 Good
Pros: The staff is friendly, welcoming, laid back, and very gracious. Our room (the Honeymoon Suite, I believe) was enormous and had some charm. It's great to be walking distance from campus, and to have offstreet parking (although we had to use street parking overnight 2 of our 4 nights at the Rose Garden Inn). Breakfast is very good -- although there's no change day-to-day, so it gets a little boring if you're staying multiple days.
Cons: The Rose Garden Inn is quirky & seems a little bit down on its heels. There was dust under the sink (which is in the room, not in the bathroom -- not even close to it) and there are places in & around the tub where the plaster suggests water leaks. Worse yet, untold thousands of gallons of water are wasted because the faucet & shower aren't water-conserving and the water just gushes out. And the difficulty sending a fax proved to be a problem for me. Our 3rd floor room was lovely, but too hot to spend much time in the bedroom during the day and early evening. The ceilings are high, so it would have been a challenge for some guests to negotiate the multiple flights of stairs to the third floor. The staff is lovely -- but, that said, the fax I sent myself (twice) finally arrived 2 days after I'd sent it; this should be an easy fix, but I'm not certain it will be. I'd stay here again, but it wouldn't necessarily be my first choice.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I really loved the place. It's quaint and gorgeous and a very serene setting. I was doing business at UC Berkeley and was able to walk from to the university. It is not as sterile as other hotels and has a lot of character. The rooms are a little small but were fine for what I was looking for. The price was right and it is overall a very pleasant place to stay. If I ever venture back into Berkeley I already know where I'm staying.
Cons: I didn't have a microwave or refrigerator in my room but I had access to a microwave in the lobby and was able to keep my beer cold with ice.
9.1 Excellent
Pros: Like staying in an old Victorian home. Surrounded by tended gardens , with a courtyard and airy breakfast room. My room had an old-fashioned appearance and a gas fireplace. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. location is great, a short walk from UC Berkeley.
Cons: Parking was a bit tight. My bathroom could have used an upgrade, but worked well.
9.7 Excellent
Cons: exterior stairs are uneven
9.7 Excellent
Pros: The Rose Garden Inn is exactly as advertised on its website: it is a peaceful, quaint "village" style hotel -- a nice place to come home to. It is protected by a security fence and has off-street, complementary (not protected) parking. The staff is super friendly. Our room had a king-size bed and a king-size sofa bed. The furniture is not new, and there was a clothes-iron burn on the carpet -- it was like coming home! You can hear the people in the room above the same way you can hear them when you are home, but we stayed in an expensive hotel in San Francisco last night, and people were yelling in the hallway in the middle of the night -- really, you depend on people to be polite. And you have to relax about it. Coffee in the room, microwave, box fan, luggage rack, fridge, and a gas FIREPLACE! The room was not bright like a Hampton Inn or a Holiday Inn, but it was cozy, low price, spacious, and clean. I come to town frequently to visit my Mom, and I'll be staying here again.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: A great introduction to the Berkeley scene for my grandson from the East Coast to check out my Alma Mater. An unexpected upgrade to the suite on the top floor added a special sparkle to the occasion. Walking distance to the campus was a great convenience, and several choices of nearby unusual restaurants made us wish we could have stayed longer.
Cons: The layout of the breakfast area was a bit confusing; it took a while to figure out what was available and we came at a rather popular and congested time.
4.2 Okay
Cons: A call from the front desk ten minutes before check-out to remind me when checkout was.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room was large and had a window seat and a fireplace. the breakfast was great--real scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, sausage and fried potatoes as well as fresh pinapple and all the other usual ammenities. It was a perfect location for visiting my son's family in Rockridge--and easy drive.
Cons: There weren't enough parking places. The sink was so small with no counter space (though they did provide a little cabinet over the toilet. the double bed was comfortable for one but when my husband arrived we sank in the middle. It would have been nice to have a place to plug in cell phones, etc. on both sides of the bed. A person we know who stayed there complained about having a very small room but we were in the main house and didn't have that problem.
Quality Inn University - Berkeley - Building
7.5 Good (238 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Get more for your hard earned money when you stay at our Quality Inn University hotel in Berkeley, CA. Enjoy easy access to Berkely Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden, Downtown San Fransico, 4th Street and the Theater and Arts District. Our smoke-free hotel offers guests a free hot breakfast, free WiFi, free weekday newspaper, free coffee and a business center. Refresh in one of our guest rooms, all of which feature a flat-screen TV, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and hair dryer. Join our Choice Privileges program today and start earning rewards with your next stay.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean.
Cons: King bed in a small room. Storage container took up four parking spots.
5.1 Okay
Pros: One of the closest hotels to campus, on University Ave.
Cons: Limited channels to watch. Complementary breakfast was less than mediocre.
9.4 Excellent
Pros: Clean room. Great location. Friendly staff. Comfortable bed. Walking distance to campus.
4.2 Okay
Pros: Chose because of proximity to UC Berkeley and downtown.
Cons: Carpet was very stained. Furniture was tired and worn. Bathroom strongly smelled of cigarette smoke. I asked for a different room but none were available. It appeared as if remodeling activities were underway and ramping up. I would ask when/if rooms remodeled before staying there.
Downtown Berkeley Inn - Berkeley - Building
7.3 Good (76 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Welcome to the AAA Approved/2 Diamond, 100 percent smoke-free, newly renovated Berkeley Super 8. Whether you are here for business or pleasure we are dedicated to the comfort of our guests. Located in East Bay, you can travel in any direction with Bay Area Rapid Transit - BART or by Bus. We are 5 blocks from UC-Berkeley and minutes from Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and downtown Berkeley. Only 15 minutes to downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge and Fishermans Wharf, Alcatraz and Chinatown.
6.5 Good
Pros: Nice bathroom, had mini fridge and microwave, very quiet.
Cons: Beds were quite small, room could be cleaner, quite expensive for what we received.
2.2 Mediocre
Pros: Location convenience by being close to public transportation. Having refig. And microwave in the room!
Cons: The manager’s family partying loudly late at night outside! The keys kept not working again and again. The so called breakfast was toast and two old and dry cornflakes with coffee or tea! Overall paying almost $300 per night for this shady looking motel was way. No way I would go back even for one third of that price!
7.1 Good
Pros: The bathroom looked recently remodeled with granite shower walls, counter, and floor tile. There was a large flat screen TV with directTV. The room had a refrigerator and microwave. The bed was comfortable. The location was good. The price was good.
Cons: The room was dark and small. There is traffic noise from the street. Worst of all the room smelled sour and the air coming from the heater - AC unit was stale smelling. The continental breakfast was very basic, but I didn't expect much for the price we paid.
Rodeway Inn - Berkeley - Building
7.0 Good (674 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A good night and a great savings await you at the Rodeway Inn hotel in Berkeley, CA just one mile away from the University of California, Berkeley. Nearby attractions include Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley Marina, O.Co Coliseum, Oracle Arena and Fourth Street. Enjoy amenities like free breakfast, free WiFi, laundry facilities, parking and our Bangkok Thai restaurant. Rooms come equipped with a refrigerator, microwave and hair dryer. Some rooms offer coffee makers and desks. Also, earn rewards including free nights and gift cards with our Choice Privileges Rewards program.
6.2 Good
Pros: Staff was very responsive. Booking was easy. Quiet. Inexpensive.
Cons: Room showed significant wear and tear. Could have been cleaner.
5.4 Okay
Pros: good location, friendly staff, clean somewhat updated room, good value, I left before breakfast, 4:20AM had good coffee. Would stay again for budget stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is close to everything. Great Mexican food across the street, good coffe a few doors down at Fellini. Clean room, quiet. Very friendly staff. Will stay here again in the future.
Cons: I liked everything.
9.4 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Very nice staff.
Cons: The furniture was old and very dated. It made the room look cheap.
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Americas Best Value Inn Berkeley San Francisco in Berkeley, you'll be in the suburbs, within a 5-minute drive of San Francisco Bay and Berkeley Marina. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
3.1 Mediocre
Pros: Great staff.
Cons: Heater barely works (even though it's February); it's dark; the shower hangs so low I had to bend to use it and I'm only 5'7"; the decor is dark, depressing and cheap; the electric outlets were scarce--just an awful place that isn't worth it compared to other motels in Berkeley.
6.0 Good
Pros: The location is great (North Berkeley) near plenty of restaurants. Exterior is quaintly decorated, interiors are nice and have a home-y touch.
Cons: Unfortunately the walls are very thin so be prepared to hear conversations clearly from the adjacent rooms. The water lines are especially loud. I am not a light sleeper but it is difficult to rest when you're woken every time a neighbor turns on a sink. Additionally, like many motels of this grade, the WiFi is totally overloaded. It is possible to connect to the network and check your email if you're patient. Expect to get internet connectivity in 15 second intervals every 2 minutes or so.