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Holiday Inn Express Berkeley

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
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Ranked #7 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

the hotel is clean and tidy, up to the usual Holiday Inn standard with good breakfast and spacious rooms. The location is not that great. Far from campus, cafes and restaurant (although close to the freeway) Good enclosed parking.

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Downey, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is nothing spectacular about this hotel, but it is more than adequate - includes breakfast and refrigerator in the room. It's a little pricey given that it seems mediocre, but it is one of the best in the area of the Berkeley campus (not a lot of great hotels in Berkeley because they know that parents don't have much... More

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Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved staying here. Parking was great because it is all enclosed. Gave us a secure feeling at night and for our car. We were looking for housing for my son for UC Berkeley. That in itself is quite a challenge. The hotel provided a great spot of reprieve from our house hunting.

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Friendswood, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find. Nice quiet hotel. We stayed one night on our tour of no Cali with our teenagers Husband wanted to show us where he went to grad school. Great service, nice breakfast, comfy beds. Seemed very new. No complaints.

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

Dear lynnauburn, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley on your trip to Northern California. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope we will be your first choice if you find yourself in our neighborhood. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manager More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a more upscale hotel in Berkeley but everything was sold out, so I reluctantly booked this Holiday Inn. It was a nice surprise...not a lot of frills, but the room was very large, clean and comfortable. Convenient free parking was a plus. With tax, very expensive for this category of hotel (almost $500 for 2 nights),... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We spent one night at this hotel whilst in town dropping our son off for a summer program at UC Berkeley. Based on the reviews I'd read here, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect, and wasn't surprised: an older hotel, reasonably clean and definitely in need of some updating. The rooms were smaller and less nicely... More

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

Dear Carolyne O, Thank you for taking your time to write a review of your recent stay with us. Your valuable feedback will aid us in making future improvements to our guest's experience. I hope that we will see you again if your travels bring you back to UC Berkeley. Regards, Greg Liversedge More

Winter Springs, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
63 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Honestly, given the excellent reviews that this hotel received we felt alright booking a stay at the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley. However, our stay was far from what I'd call excellent. To start, we ended up with a room near the elevator, which was exceptionally loud. We've been near elevators in other hotels before, but this one was just awful.... More

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

Dear Joshandlssa, Thank you for taking your time to write a review of your recent stay with us. I'm very disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Although your comments are not of the variety that we enjoy hearing we will use them as an opportunity to make improvements and recognize areas of concern. Once again thank... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We arrived much earlier than expected and although we were too early to check-in the receptionist was very helpful and gave us a lot of good local information and pointed us to the Bay Street shopping centre where we got ourselves a nice meal. The breakfast's were very good and the donuts were especially popular with our sons. With close... More

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

Dear Sam M, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Berkeley. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our service and breakfast. We hope that when you return the Bay Area we will be your first choice for accommodations. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manager More

Berkeley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had to make the last minute reservation to stay at this hotel due to our kitchen remodel. We stayed there for three nights and were pleased with it. It is close to a coin laundry place, a decent Thai restaurant and a great burger joint. The room was pretty big, had a small kitchenette, and everything worked. Their breakfast... More

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Hotel is about a mile from UCB. Room was large and clean and the beds were great. Has ample free parking and the standard free breakfast. We have stayed at other hotels in the Berkeley area and to date have found this to be the best for the price.

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Address: 1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
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Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Berkeley 2.5*
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