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Holiday Inn Express 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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la mirada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good hotel, my stay was quite comfortable. I liked the continental breakfast, the service was good. the thing that I liked the least was the fact that I checked in after 2:00 am and still had to check out by 1:00 pm the same day.

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear rendwickh, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. I'm pleased to hear that for the most part you enjoyed your stay. I hope that we can serve you again soon. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manger More 

Northern England
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158 reviews 158 reviews
42 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BART station is .7 of a mile away and downtown is 1.3 miles, or there's a good bus service (with rates for seniors only $1.05). The hotel rooms are typical of HIE in this part of the world. Like my fellow reviewer below I would like to especially commend Zara, who made our breakfast experience exceptional. She was always... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay was marred by multiple issues -- room not clean, rate not honored, terribly rude front desk staff. I will not stay at this overpriced place again. There was hair in the bathroom and the toilet did not appear to be cleaned, yet the front desk staff acted like it was our problem. Just not acceptable at any level.

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Paul C. Thank you for taking the time to supply the Tripadvisor community with your candid review. Please allow me to apologize for not living up to your cleanliness and service expectations. Although your feedback is not the type that we enjoy hearing, we will use it to work with our staff to avoid situations such as yours in... More 

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I'm rating the hotel in the context of what it is attempting to provide, at a certain cost. Friendly staff, rooms in fine shape, well run breakfast buffet. My wife and I have stayed here a number of times on family visits and will be back. I'm also using this as an excuse to praise Zara, the young lady who... More 

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear GStraveller1219, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. I'm thrilled to hear you had a great experience with us at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Berkeley. Although Zara is one of our newer team members, her positive attitude and glowing personality has certainly already impacted us. I will share your wonderful comments with... More 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The hotel is perfectly comfortable and is well appointed. I would say that it is the perfect example of what you would expect from a Holiday Inn Express. However, I paid $170 for my room and I think that was bad value for money - with hindsight I should probably have chosen a different area to stay in. The neighbourhood... More 

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear William R, Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Berkeley. I'm sorry to hear that you did not find our property a good value. We try to ensure that we stay competitive with our pricing strategy and offer the most value we can. As I'm sure you are aware, the Bay Area has one of... More 

Starkville, Mississippi
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Stayed here for a few days during a business trip to the university and the bay area. Solid place to stay with nice breakfast areas and clean rooms. Would consider it again if I'm ever back in the area.

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear John C We appreciate you sharing your feedback with the Tripadvisor community. We hope that the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley will be your choice for future trips to the Bay Area. Greg Liversedge More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for a few days while visiting family, who live in Oakland. The hotel location and services fit our needs. The Breakfast that was offered every morning was great, with a good selection of Hot and Cold along with several pastry choices. We would not hesitate to stay here again when visiting family.

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Robert B, Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and we were convenient for visiting your family. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manager More 

Merced, California, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife and two young children (5 and 3) stayed here for a Friday night so that we could do some fun family things in the area. While the hotel isn't in a very picturesque area (along busy University Ave), I thought the hotel itself was fine. Here are a few quick comments:. - free breakfast (the woman who works... More 

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Kristopher U, Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Berkeley. We hope to see you again on a future visit to Berkeley. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manager More 

Houston, TX
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was a quick business trip that required only a quiet, convenient, & secure location. This hotel was a great fit for all of those needs. They are also a very easy walk to several good restaurants on University & within easy reach of the North Berkeley BART station. When I am back again, I will choose this hotel.

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Hstn Trvlr, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley for your recent trip. I'm thrilled that we were exactly what you were looking for. We hope to see you again soon. Greg Liversedge More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for a week during the Christmas holidays. The hotel is in an interesting part of town. Not really walking distance to any upscale restaurants. The hotel was clean and the rooms were nice. We really like the friendliness of the front desk staff. Raj was outstanding on check in. The breakfast was continental style and... More 

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Terrell B, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during the holiday week. I will share your wonderful comments with Raj. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Greg Liversedge More 

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