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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TenAyes Unique Location
I was doing business in West Oakland, and this was one of the closest IHG properties I could find. Was kind of odd to find this fairly new hotel sandwiched into the crowded older buildings around University and San Pablo Aves. Very unique and eclectic neighborhood, with plenty of restaurants and hole in the wall bars for some simple dining options. Easy drive from Berkely to Oakland down San Pablo. Quick access to interstate too, but nice to have options to avoid traffic. I think it is a great location overall. Pretty close to San Fran too. Hotel was very clean and quiet. Friendly staff. The only thing I wish they would improve is offering breakfast starting at 6am instead of 6:30. I would like to get out the door a little sooner....
March 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Best Worst Holiday Inn Express
I had two problems with this stay, and I'm going to mention them right up front: My bed was so hard that when I lay on my back it felt like I was lying on top of a dome, and each evening sometime between 6:00-8:00 the bathroom filled with the scent of cigarette smoke. Weird, huh? It's a non-smoking property with a designated smoking area on the far side of the building from my room. No idea how that could happen and the gentleman I mentioned it to at the desk was casual enough about it that I assumed it had been mentioned before.
Other than those two things, it was a great stay. Super nice folks at the desk, very clean. The attendant in the breakfast area was very thoughtful and thorough, and the breakfast area was kept super clean.
This part of the town is very walkable. Lots of good places to eat within walking distance, and a used bookstore just a block or so up the hill.
March 10, 2013