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.
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.
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.
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!
Pros: The look of the hotel
Cons: The check in staff
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.
Pros: Stay was great wished new more about it before we got there to enjoy the facilities
Cons: Food prices were a little high
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.
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.
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.
The 276 room landmark Claremont Club and Spa, a Fairmont Hotel is situated on 22 landscaped acres in Berkeley 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. It is also considered to be one of the most prestigious Tennis and Social Clubs in the city of Berkeley. Named among the 10 best spas of its kind in the country by Vogue, Elle, and Shape magazines, Spa Claremont provides all the serenity and services you need to relax, rejuvenate and unwind.With three distinct restaurants, the Claremont offers you a choice of foods, spirits and surroundings to suit your mood and your palate.
Cons: Reception and bar service awful. Card keys did not work. A/C stopped working. Small, crowded lobby. Shattuck area is not inviting.
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.
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!
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.
Cons: Bar & restaurant were under renovation-- if I had known at time of booking I would have stayed somewhere else
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.
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.
Pros: Clean and vast room, everything working as it should.
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.
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Pros: Close to downtown Berkeley. Clean. Great water pressure in the shower.
Cons: Could use another chair in the room.
Pros: Very focused on customer satisfaction. Nice healthy breakfast.
Cons: All good.
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.
Knights Inn located near transportation to San Francisco and UC Berkeley a mile away. We are located in close proximity to North Berkeley BART allowing quick access to San Francisco Downtown. Access to the AMTRAK Berkeley Station is also close by. There are many restaurants and shopping areas close by too. The Berkeley Downtown YMCA is located a short walk and it is equipped with all exercise equipment and a lap pool. The Oakland International Airport is 15 miles and the San Francisco International Airport is 25 miles away. Some of our many features and amenities, including Free continental breakfast Free Wi-Fi, Free local calls Shuttle service to and from airport, A small fee applies All spacious guest rooms come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, hairdryers and coffeemakers.
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.
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.
Award-Winning Berkeley Hotel's Guests are Close to Bay Area Next 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
Situated in Berkeley, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Campanile, University of California - Berkeley, and Greek Theater. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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.
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.
Berkeley City Club offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and University of California - Berkeley. Guests can indulge in spa services and enjoy American cuisine at Julias Berkeley City Club, which is open for lunch and dinner. Other features of this boutique hotel include an indoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a terrace.
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.
When you stay at Marina Inn, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Greek Theater and University of California - Berkeley. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Rooms feature bonuses like refrigerators and microwaves.
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
Situated in Berkeley, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of California - Berkeley and Greek Theater. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Pros: GRADUATE IS A WONDERFUL HOTEL, VERY HIP, VERY UNIQUE. THE SHEETS AND TOWELS WERE TOP OF THE LINE. THE ROOMS WERE VERY WELL DECORATED. THE BEDS WERE COMFORTABLE. A VERY FRESH IDEA!
Cons: THE RESTAURANT DID NOT HAVE MUCH TOO OFFER.
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!!
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.
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.
Pros: The staff was friendly and the location was great - close to bart and uc Berkeley.
Cons: Bathroom window did not open and a little bit noise in the morning.
Pros: I loved the location - so close to UC Berkeley. I also loved Henry's. Ate lunch there and had after shopping drinks.
Cons: Housekeeping was very noisy - starting before 8 am on the floor I stayed on.
Pros: Comfortable, very very friendly and helpful staff, near campus, free wifi (slowish).
Cons: hairs on towel and bathroom floor...
Pros: Location to UC Berkeley
Cons: No air conditioner, very small room
Pros: Everyone is friendly and makes you feel very welcome. I loved my room and the pub is fabulous. Great food, great atmosphere and a fun design in the room.
Cons: I didn't find anything I didn't like.
Pros: A very enjoyable stay. Very cheerful and pleasant staff who were always keen to help, especially Eric and Rodolfo at the Front Desk. I will stay again.
Cons: Grouting around bath need replacing (mould)
Pros: The hotel was located in the heart of Berkeley and only 25 mins away from San Francisco by train. It looks a bit daunting from the outside but inside it is extremely clean, staff are very friendly and the bar/restaurant is good. Rooms are not massive but adequate. Would recommend for a stay in Berkely or base to explore San Francisco.
Pros: The staff that couldn't do enough to make our 9 night stay as comfortable as possible.
Graduate Berkeley is a five-minute walk to campus at the corner of the city stir and game day buzz. We are steps from Shattuck Avenue shops and stops. A virtual post card from its counter culture past, Graduate Berkeley resides in the historically renovated Hotel Durant, making it the most storied place around. The lobby invites nods to the arts and academia, the well-traveled local and Berkeley’s Bohemian roots. Collegiate plaids mix with a faraway but familiar feel, like a home away from home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cons: Dirty, smelly, and very noisy. We did not have a good experience staying here at all.
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.
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!
Pros: Beautiful location on Marina. Staff is friendly.
Cons: Infrastructure is old. Wireless is spotty.
Pros: Price was solid, room was clean, parking was free.
Cons: Could hear everything going on around my room, woke up multiple times by random folks around my room. The hotel is fairly dated. The bed was not comfortable and nor were the pillows.
Cons: The didn't honor the price I had on my conformation and charged me more.They claim to only get the reservation from Booking.Com and no prices.
Pros: I like how this establishment did not honor my booking they gave me a ridiculous excuse and shoved me out the door
Cons: Fred the supposed manager was very unprofessional he tried to justify his BS by giving me two cookies which I almost threw at his face
Pros: Had an excellent time. Would definitely go back.
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 guestrooms 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.
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????
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pros: Super relaxed in the middle of city chaos....thank you
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cons: A call from the front desk ten minutes before check-out to remind me when checkout was.
Cons: exterior stairs are uneven
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.
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.
At Rose Garden Inn, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Greek Theater. Freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails and mountain biking. Also, University of California - Berkeley and University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley are within a short drive.
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.
Pros: Great location. Very nice staff.
Cons: The furniture was old and very dated. It made the room look cheap.
Pros: Staff was very responsive. Booking was easy.
Cons: Room showed significant wear and tear.
Could have been cleaner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn Berkeley/San Francisco. We are conveniently located in Berkeley, CA, near San Francisco and Oakland. Venture over to the Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau for an overview of what this city has to offer. Learn more about the area by visiting the University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley History Center, and Berkeley Art Museum. Go on an excursion of this exclusive city via California Tours. View nature at Berkeley's Secret Garden and Huckleberry Botanic Preserve. Submerse yourself with adventure at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom or Playland-Not-At-The-Beach. Catch a race at Golden Gate Fields Racetrack, tee off at Tilden Park Golf Course, or catch a performance at Berkeley Reperatory Theatre. Check out sporting venues like Memorial Stadium or McAfee Coliseum. Take advantage of the local diverse restaurants such as the Genki Japanese Restaurant located on-site, Cafe Fanny, or La Rue Brasserie. Built around 1946, Americas Best Value Inn Berkeley/San Francisco was uniquely designed with classic Spanish architecture in mind. Our courteous, knowledgeable front desk staff is here from 8am-12am to assist you with all of your needs. Hotel amenities include a business center and ice/vending machines. Our spacious guest rooms offer free wireless high-speed Internet access, cable TV, microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, alarm clock, wake-up service, free local calls, and voicemail. Pets are allowed, charges apply. At Americas Best Value Inn Berkeley/San Francisco, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow.
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.
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.
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.
Pros: One of the closest hotels to campus, on University Ave.
Cons: Limited channels to watch. Complementary breakfast was less than mediocre.
Pros: Clean room. Great location. Friendly staff. Comfortable bed.
Walking distance to campus.
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.
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Pros: WiFi, microwave oven, refrigerator. Very quiet.
Cons: Inadequate task lighting for unpacking and packing. (I always have this issue with hotel rooms, and I forgot to pack my good headlamp.)
When you stay at Berkeley Inn, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Greek Theater and University of California - Berkeley. Free perks include WiFi and self parking. Also, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Oakland Museum of California are within a short drive.