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Holiday Inn Express Berkeley

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
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Ranked #6 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently spent a week here. My luggage did not arrive w/me @ airport. Misery. The young lady who checked me in was professional, empathetic, & responsive. Immediately asked how could she help. Offered complimentary toiletries. Very gracious. Late evening (10:30p-11:00p) there was considerable noise above me. I called down to see if someone could just ask if my overhead neighbors... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just as you would expect from a Holiday Inn Express. It was very clean and comfortable. The hotel is more expensive than most Holiday Inn Expresses but it is due to the Berkeley area. I would consider staying here if in the area.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for a week in July 2013. Great location and price for the area and only 4 block walk to our son's house. Pro: Location. Rooms were clean and well appointed. Easy access to the highways and BART is a short walk. Con: Minor, really, noise from University Avenue can be load during morning commute. Exercise... More

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Sacramento, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We were in town for a wedding, staying the whole weekend and found this place to be very comfortable for us. We got the executive king room, which was big,very clean, lots of different seating and nice and bright. The bed was very comfortable, which is important for us. The breakfast was decent with eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, cereal, donuts,... More

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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100 reviews 100 reviews
16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed there for 2 weeks and found the rooms to be very comfortable and clean. We had good sleeping conditions in spite of the hotel's busy location. Would gladly return and highly recommend. Staff was helpfull.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Rooms have been recently refurbished and offered good working facilities. Bed was comfortable and clean. The lift is unbelievably slow. Breakfast was the normal HI Express one which is fine. There are a couple of good bars and restaurants in the area. Overall a good stay for a business trip.

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Felton, California
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301 reviews 301 reviews
30 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Convenient location in Berkeley, albeit on very busy stretch of University Av. About 1 1/2 miles from downtown. Above average breakfast. Comfortable room and bed. Very clean. Friendly staff. And free parking. Some fast food and small restaurants nearby.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The staff was very friendly. The room was immaculate. The furnishings were all modern and updated. Breakfast was very good, with plenty of space to eat. There was free parking. We will use this hotel again when we are back in town!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This hotel was clean, friendly staff, good breakfast, and had a comfortable bed! The front desk was nice enough to hold our luggage for a full day since we had to head to San Francisco early in the morning after arrival, so it was a relief that they went above and beyond to do that for us. The bathroom, however,... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear 914RachelH914, Thank you for reviewing your experience at our property. It is good to know that the breakfast served suited your liking as well as the service received. However, please accept my apologies for the inconvenience caused by the condition of the bathroom facility. Your comments are important to us as this will continuously help us improve to achieve... More

Greenbrier, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This cosy hotel was very sufficient for a nighttime base for our California vacation. The room was clean and the front desk staff was courteous and helpful. The breakfast was always good with a variety of hot items and pastries and cereal. The parking was in front of the inn and was free. Free parking is a rare thing in... More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Berkeley Hotel Berkeley
Holiday Inn Express Berkeley Hotel
Holiday Inn Berkeley
Berkeley Holiday Inn
Address: 1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
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Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Berkeley 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley! We are located on University Avenue within walking distance of Downtown Berkeley and the Central UC Berkeley Campus. Enjoy performances & concerts at the Berkeley Greek Theater. Visit the Lawrence Hall of Science Center including the Idea Lab, NanoZone, and Real Astronomy Experience. Golden Gate Fields is where the Bay comes to play offering live thoroughbred horse racing in a spectacular setting, just 2 short miles away. The University of California Botanical Garden features over 12,000 different kinds of plants from around the world on 34 acres. If you love chocolate as much as we do, don t miss touring Scharffen Berger Chocolate Makers, producers of the highest quality chocolate using vintage European equipment right here in Berkeley. For history buffs, don t miss the USS Hornet in Alameda. It s a one-of-a-kind experience you won t want to miss!Fall is here and football season is upon us. Catch a Cal State Golden Bears Game at Memorial Stadium. We re the most comfortable and convenient hotel headquarters to catch all the action! When it s time to relax, return to your spacious room at the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley Hotel. Stay in touch while away from home with our complimentary high-speed Internet service. We also offer complimentary hot breakfast and free on-site parking. We look forward to seeing you soon! ... more   less 
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