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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
    4 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty typical Holiday Inn Express, great breakfast, standard room. Clean and well maintained. The staff are friendly polite. Great dining about a mile walk. OK options closer by, but local roads are easy to navigate.

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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is located in a questionable area. That should have been my first clue. Walking into the hotel, you notice that the hotel is in dire need of repair; second clue. The rooms are quite small and dated. Our room had 2 double beds that were almost of top of each other. The furniture had big gouges in it... More

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Pasadena, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel fit the bill, it was hard paying that much for a bare-bones hotel, but it was a big weekend at Cal and that's what you get. The room was clean, the public spaces reasonable clean. I liked that walk to a fro the campus but it might be a bit long for some. Walked through a brief "questionable"... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear jennlarra, Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit at our hotel and for providing us with your valuable feedback. It is very nice to know that you noticed the cleanliness of our hotel. However, we are sorry you were not happy with the rates that you have paid. It is our goal to consistently ensure our facilities... More

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
73 helpful votes 73 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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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 Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 21 hotels 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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