Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 69
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stephany2013 Modern and Nice HI Express
We visit our daughter's family 2-3 times a year for past 10+ years. Our grandchildren love to spend the night and have the delicious breakfast. Management is helpful and professional. A medium size national chain hotel kept in 1st class condition. Modern heat and a-c. Bedrooms are clean and constantly updated. Bathroms and showers are HI Express quality. Close to Cal Univ, Solano Ave, Bart, and good restaurants. Moderately priced considering the Berkely/East Bay area. Best hotel value.
November 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ktgg All but the power!
Let me start by saying that the over all stay was good. However, as someone who was in Berkeley, as the mother of a bride who was about to be married, I was not able to relax at this place, mainly because when we checked in, we were told that there would be no electrical power in the morning, just when we needed to get ready to go to the wedding. PGE was going to be working on the street, so they knew in advance that the power would be out but had done nothing to make their guests' stay more liveable by securing a generator for the duration (a couple of hours) of the power outage. If it had been a surprise, I'd have understood. But it was very tense not knowing when, exactly, the power would be cut off or how I was going to be able to dry my hair or look in the mirror to see what I looked like before leaving. Also, they made no attempt to remunerate us or discount our stay because of the inconvenience, probably since they knew that on a football weekend, we would have no choice. Otherwise, it's a good, cheap place to stay.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dca3501343 Great place to stay!
We had a very good experience at this location. Very close to UC-Berkeley and good restaurants. Customer service was great, had taxi waiting on the day we checked out and was able to print boarding pass. Room was very clean, plenty of towels and great breakfast. Will definitely stay on next visit and highly recommend to parents visiting their kids at Berkeley . Thanks for making our stay wonderful! See you soon!
October 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike84 Great Location Friendly Staff
Three co-workers and I have been staying at this hotel the past 12 weeks. We like it because it's within walking distance to a variety of restaurants, a decent pizza/pub (Lanesplitters), and a great park about a mile away that runs along the bay- perfect for jogging. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. This is the easily the best option in the area for business travel.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by windowpanes67 convenient, good service
Very convenient to where I wanted to be! Great selection of restaurants and shops nearby.
October 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by suprvulcan Needs Improving
There was no shower curtain in the rest room. The front desk clerk did her best to get me a shower curtain but the only one clean she could find was still damp. The soda machine was broken both days I was there. The carpet in the hallway was dirty and needed vaccuuming. They do not let you enter at the door at the ends of the hallway, even with your room card, the card readers do not work, they are exit only. Just not that good of an experience for the price that I had to pay to get a room.
October 6, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Shawntell2 dirty
elevator had food on floor for hours. elevator is very slow. my room seemed used: cnn was on when i walked into my room. sheets were wrinkled, as if they were reused from prior guest. coffee maker had only one caffeine packet (most\every other hotel i've stayed in has two packets); this too led me to believe that room was not cleaned. shampoo bottle had cracked cap. young male counter clerk on check-in had bad attitude; not friendly. ditto with the overnight elderly woman. the day time, older man at front desk was fantastic\pleasure! he let me check out late and allowed me to park in the lot for a few hours after my late checkout; that was a great help with my schedule that day.
i was very disappointed with this particular visit. i've stayed at other HI expresses that were fabulous and super clean and super friendly. this place needs a shake-up from upper management.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Erin12342013 Very nice
Very nice property. Very clean and the front desk staff was very friendly.
September 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melissa11875 Such a nice experience!
Staff was very friendly, beds comfortable, rooms clean. I would definately recommend to others! Thank you!
September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Danno808 Great choice for dropping our son off at UC Berkeley
Our stay was everything I expected if to be. Our hotel room was comfortable and clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the free breakfast buffet was convenient and offered enough choices for all of us. The location was a five minute drive from the Cal campus, and only a few minutes from the freeway, so convenient for all the running around we had to do. Highly recommend you try the Afgan restaraunt across the street! My only knock is on value, as all the hotels in the area jacked up their prices for the first weekend of the fall semester, so can't really blame Holiday Inn for that. Overall, we will definitely stay here again when visiting Berkeley.
September 3, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by vancouverite1004 comfortable but the breakfast not that good
Staff at the counter is not that helpful. Breakfast should have more choices. Ty
September 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cleanman7 Non existing priority club benefits
This hotel does not recognize priority club members. No room upgrades offered, No goodie bags offered and free cookies about once a month. Room prices were high and got higher every stay for two months.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stefie Great customer service nice location
The hospitality was awesome from the moment I walked into the lobby. Everyone was nice the manager was veryhelpful they made sure you were comfortable with your room before you checked in. The location was plus I could walk to most things. I would definelty stay here again and again.........
August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wklybiztravel22 Great hotel in a great location
The staff is awesome, very professional and always smiling. The room was very clean, breakfast is just right, and the location is in a very safe area. If you are in the Berkeley area, this is the place to stay!!
August 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chinese Great Place to Stay
This place is one of the best hotel I had visited. Roomy, clean, and great service from front desk and dining room. Room has microwave, fridge, kitchen sink, lots of drawers for storage, iron & ironing board, free parking space, hair dryer, etc.. It has everything I needed for the stay. It's truly a wonderful place to stay . I will definitely come back to this hotel if I ever need to book a place in San Francisco. It's also close to freeway !!
August 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Christineh Well located, comfortable.
All over this is a fine place to stay. The only negative comment is that the rewards gift at registration is pretty lame. An apple, a granola bar and a small bottle of water....for two guests? I would stay here again.
August 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bruce264aveb Great TV and comfortable bed
Stayed at the hotel for business reasons. Bed was very comfortable, lots of TV stations. Location was central to my decision and no fee to park. Would stay there again and recommend it highly.
July 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NoName5498713 Review
The location wasn't great, but the property itself was quite nice. Hotel and rooms were in excellent condition. Staff was friendly and helpful. We were not looking for a vacation stay, just someplace comfortable with easy access to the UC campus.
I would not consider the neighborhood comfortable for walking, but it is a short drive to downtown Berkeley.
July 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rvm7401 Awesome!
This hotel was nice and quiet and the breakfast was amazing!!! Will definetly stay again!
July 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Phil120742 basically fine, minor annoyances
room was clean and large, staff were pleasant, price was reasonable. my minor complaints were that the toilet leaked and ran, and I had to turn it off (I was only there one night and never complained, but the housekeeping staff should have noticed it), and the breakfast is a little bland. also, at the "business center" it was very difficult to print something, because there were two computers but the printer was connected directly to one (the other one from what I was using). when I finally figured it out, I spent about 10 minutes figuring this out, then there was this HUGE backlog in the printer cache, other people had obviously had the same problem as me, and that took a few more minutes of my time to correct.
but wifi is free, and these were relatively minor annoyances in an otherwise acceptable stay.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joed42 clean, comfortable, quiet room
Hard to beat in Berkeley: clean, updated room, quiet, free parking, free internet, extensive & good breakfast choices.
June 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mitchco Good place to stay
The room at the Holiday Inn Berkeley was fine, I would have preferred more choices at the breakfast buffet. I tried to get eggs served without cheese , but they only had eggs with cheese. The price for the room was a little steep , but , it was probably a bit higher due to the fact that it was a holiday weekend , and it was also a graduation weekend in Berkeley.
May 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Beeko Nice hotel
We stayed at this location for a tour of UC Berkeley. It is a nice hotel, although the surrounding area is very run down. Not being "urban" type people, we didn't feel comfortable with the area, but never felt unsafe at the hotel. It is modern, clean, and comfortable. The only complaint was that the curtain let in some light at the edge of the window. The staff was courteous and helpful. I would recommend this hotel if you need to be in the Berkeley area.
May 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SFS2013 Convenient and Comfortable
Very nice facility, pleasant staff and relaxing, updated rooms affording an excellent sleep and restful stay. Close to freeway and downtown Berkeley; I'd stay here again.
May 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Seva Great Location
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel located on University Ave provides easy access to our meeting site. The rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. I have enjoyed my stay and will return and recommend it to other travelers.
May 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MaxSr Great place to say in the Bay area
I have been staying here for many years. Centrally located, quite , my favorite business place to stay. I love the manager and his very competent staff. My home away from home!
April 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul11 Comfortable bed and great service ....
Since 2004, I have been enjoying
the excellent accommodations and
great service at the Holiday Express-
Berkeley. In particular, the general
manager during the day and the
night manager are true professionals.
April 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BerkeleyGuy Excellent choice
You would love this Holiday Inn, highly recommended, clean, quite, great staff!
April 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lamagirl clean and comfortable beds
room was nice, food was great, area was quiet. the curtains were a problem because it was a sheer curtain, not a black out curtain and we were on the main floor. So, the lights from outside filtered in and could make it hard for you to sleep. Our only other problem was when we booked, it said the couch was a pull out couch and it wasn't. The manager was really nice. When I was having trouble using the computor, he let me use his! I would definitely stay there again.
March 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OnTheRun Very Good Value
The hotel is very nice, and has a friendly staff. Breakfast was included and had some fresh fruit that was pretty good. The pillows are not the greatest, but okay. Sheets are clean, and comfortable.
March 22, 2013