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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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Granite Bay, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four stayed in the hotel the night preceding UCB graduation. The location was great. Just a 5 minute drive to park near the UCB stadium. The room was very clean and quiet - our two queen beds were very comfortable. The hot complementary breakfast was very nice - eggs, pancakes, sausage, etc. I would recommend it and... More 

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

Dear barbaraandfamily, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during the UC Berkeley graduation. I love to hear you found the room clean and quiet, and the bed comfortable. I certainly hope we will be your choice when visiting Berkeley and congratulations to your recent grad. Regards, Greg Liversedge More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently popped in here last minute while I was attending a weekend seminar in Berkeley. Glad I did! The staff was very friendly. My room was VERY clean. The bed was so ridiculously comfortable that I didn't want to leave it the next morning. The pillows….oh my goodness! So comfortable. They even have them monogrammed "firm" and "soft" so take... More 

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

Dear Erica L, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Berkeley. We love to hear feedback such as yours. We certainly hope to see you again next time your work brings you to UC Berkeley. Regards, Greg Liversedge More 

Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I recently stayed at this Holiday Inn and was a nice stay. The hotel is located in a busy area with good freeway access. The rooms were a bit dated and AC not the best. The breakfast was the usual sausage with biscuits with a very small dinning area. Nice place to stay but nothing fancy.

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

Dear Manuel S, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip to Berkeley. We appreciate your feedback and hope that we are presented an oppurtunity to serve you again in the future. Regards, Greg Liversedge Holiday Inn Express Berkeley More 

la mirada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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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169 reviews 169 reviews
43 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

Dear leisure-traveller44, We sincerely appreciate the feedback and it's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay. We certainly appreciate everything Zara does and it's a great feeling to see her get the recognition she deserves. I hope we get the chance to serve you again soon. Regards, Greg Liversedge More 

Santa Barbara, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
25 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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 

Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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