Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 79
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MikeM151 OK
High price for a fair facility. The facility needs a facelift.
December 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by feistycajun1979 I will stay here again. Best customer service experience.
We stayed at this hotel over the Thanksgiving Holiday and had only planned to stay for a couple of days and ended up extending our stay for 5 days due to the EXCELLENT customer service of the staff, especially the manager Nassar. He went above and beyond for us to make sure we had an awesome visit. He's friendly, knowledgable and I just adore him.
The room was clean and the breakfast were good and hot. Again, I cannot say enough about the fantastic service we received.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rhody360 Met all expectations
A great place to stay, easy access and clean and comfortable. And a great breakfast to start the day...
December 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by newcadetdad Excellent Value
I was staying at a convention in San Francisco and was looking for a hotel off the BART for easy commute without paying the high fares. I didn't want to be dropped off in a bad neighborhood and chose Berkeley.
This is not very close to the campus and is in a suburban neighborhood. Mostly younger population.
Hotel was clean, service was good. Good restaurants around. Had work out facility.
If you want near the campus choose elsewhere but if you just need a place to crash, this was perfect.
Also, provided a very decent breakfast.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Opa63 Enjoyable
The room was quiet and comfortable. It was larger than the average hotel room, complete with microwave, fridg, and bar sink.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tulika Good service, convenient location
I stayed here for 2 nights while participating in Berkeley half-marathon. The room I had was quite big and very comfortable. Its conveniently located from shopping like REI, and many eating places, ~1.5 mile from university. The staff is very friendly and let me checkout late so that I can relax for a bit after the marathon. Breakfast was good. On second day they even had coffee and bananas outside before breakfast, which was awesome!
November 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KevP Good quality stay
This hotel turned out to be the best in a multiple stay 25 day holiday. A problem with the coffee maker was resolved almost immediately. The room was good and quiet, the bed comfortable and the facilities excellent. It was convenient to the freeway. I would not hesitate to go back there.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Momel Great
This stay has renewed my faith in Holiday. Inn.
I had a horrible experience at another Holiday Inn, but agreed to give it one more try.
The staff was welcoming and knowledgeable. The accommodated my needs. The room
Was clean and comfortable. The bed was as well. Bath was very well appointed and also very clean, with more than enough towels
Breakfast was hot and ready!
November 20, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NYCh Berkeley Holiday Inn express
Both The coffee maker and safe are not working, informed front desk and offered to change the room but we didn't take it since too much trouble to switch just for one night.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by swksfilter Convenient Nice front Desk people
Close by restaurants. If you like Thai you will like the location
November 17, 2013
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