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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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Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We checked into our room around 7pm on a Thursday evening and the hotel was very strangely empty. The lobby had very obviously not been cleaned in AGES and was very dusty. The neighborhood is also on the sketchier side for Berkeley. We got up to our room and there were stains on the carpet and sheets in addition to... More 

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

Dear dasiatraveler, I want to thank you for taking the time to write this review. I want to apologize for your rooms not being ready. We rarely get complaints for cleanliness for our rooms and lobby areas. We have high standards for service and room cleanliness. So I will look into this matter. Hopefully you will decide to book with... More 

Vineland
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel 3 nights during our recent trip to northern California. Great value as an alternative to the often expensive and overpriced hotels in San Francisco. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious and had many options including made to order pancakes. Our room was clean and exactly what you'd come to expect... More 

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

Dear FF-one, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent visit to the San Francisco area. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our amenities useful. We hope that you book with the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley for your future visits. Raj Kaler Front Office Manager More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights as part of a road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, via Seattle. Plenty of free parking. Staff friendly and welcoming. The room was an IHG member reward nights but they also gave us a free upgrade to a mini suite on check in which was a good size. Clean and tidy with fridge, microwave, etc.... More 

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

Dear Hotrod855, Thank you for taking to time to write this review. I am glad you found our amenities enjoyable and location convenient. We work hard to better guest experience. We hope to see you again at the hotel. Raj Kaler Front Office Manager More 

Vancouver, BC
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is what one expects from a HI Express (clean, functional, complimentary breakfast) but for me the edge was staff who accommodated a specific request for freezing a cooler pack and dealt quickly and efficiently with a key cancellation issue. Not as nice an area as the downtown part of town but I felt comfortable walking around.

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

Dear JandVVancouver_BC, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent trip to Berkeley. I'm pleased to hear we were able to accommodate and assist you with your freezer pack. Although I do not like to hear you had trouble with your key, I am thrilled to hear it was dealt with in a prompt and professional manner.... More 

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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear Ferryfe, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Berkeley. We appreciate the feedback about your recent stay. I'm thrilled to hear you found our rooms large, clean, and had the opportunity to enjoy our breakfast. I will certainly share your thoughts with our team. Greg Liversedge General Manager More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

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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105 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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
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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 8 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 4 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 

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