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Holiday Inn Express Berkeley

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is in a true urban area, but it is a nice place to stay. Large clean rooms with a decent complimentary breakfast. The staff was friendly and helped us pick out a good place for dinner! I would stay here again.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2nights at the Holiday Inn Express to visit UC Berkeley. The property is average with no frills, except for the nice comp breakfast every morning. The room was clean but will need updating soon, staff were helpful and there is a coin laundry on site. The surrounding area has a number of eateries and UC Berkeley is just... More 

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

Dear IslandFamily77 Thank you for spending your valuable time at our hotel and sharing your thoughts on the property. We are glad to hear you enjoyed and took advantage of our complimentary breakfast. We have recently renovated the bathrooms and have plans for the remainder of the room. We hope you get a chance to visit again after our renovations... More 

Atlanta
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99 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last few weeks we have stayed in a string of budget, moderately priced hotels. The Holiday Inn Express Berkeley stands out for the intelligent layout of the room. Ours had a king-size bed and a small sofa with coffee table, along with a desk, drawers, and TV, that all fit nicely together and felt comfortable. Other places I have... More 

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

Dear reprof, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley with the Tripadvisor community. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and got a chance to visit some of our local shops. We hope to see you again soon when visiting Berkeley. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manager More 

Tulare, California
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I stayed here because pretty much every other hotel in the area was sold out, and I was concerned that there was a reason that this one wasn't. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The room was spacious and clean. As others have mentioned, it's not fancy and very basic, but it's clean and ok for a night or two. The... More 

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

Dear ndc121, Thank you for staying with us during your recent trip to Berkeley. We appreciate the feedback about your experience. I apologize if your window let in excessive noise. Your comfort and quality of sleep are very important and we will look into this situation to see if it can be resolved. We hope to see you again soon.... More 

Granite Bay, California
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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57 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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175 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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