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Holiday Inn Express Berkeley

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
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Ranked #6 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Grass Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We needed a room unexpected and walk in we were told $189.00 and it was the last room. On a Tuesday night are you kidding me! Staff was pleasant. And it was also a handicap room. That part was nice. Room was fine but not for almost $200.00.

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

Dear BitbyBourbonSt, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. I am pleased to know that you found our staff pleasant. I appreciate your comments as they enable us to further improve our services and to surpass the very high standards our guests expect. As for the rates, we strive to provide a competitive rate... More

Los Angeles. CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We love the value of Holiday Inn Express and try to book this hotel chain whenever we get a chance. This particular hotel was not as well maintained as the other Holiday Inns we have stayed in. The location to UC Berkeley was not as close as I thought it would be. It is still quite a drive to get... More

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We decided to see some friends in Oakland during our month long vacation to America. We booked this hotel a few days before our stay in the middle of August and paid over the odds for a room at a Holiday Inn Express. However I cannot fault the cleanliness of the rooms, the efficient receptionist, free and plentiful parking and... More

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

It is indeed clean, and the decor is tasteful. The bed was comfortable. It's nothing special, though. The breakfast food is average to below average, the pre-made "omelettes" inedible. It's primary sales point is its price, which, for what one gets, is a good value. Perhaps also its location, which is in between UC Berkeley and the marina. The neighborhood... More

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Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

It's clean, it's comfortable, and the rooms are updated. Tasteful décor (no awful floral bedspreads!) with granite countertops, large flatscreen TV, good-sized mini fridge and microwave. Breakfast choices are cereal, bagels, toast, muffins, cinnamon buns, pre-made omelettes, sausage, biscuits w/sausage gravy, pancakes, bananas, oatmeal, three kinds of juice, coffee, milk, yogurt and hard-boiled eggs. There's plenty of seating and food... More

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Chico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The room was clean and quiet (but the carpet was stained, including a large stain near the nightstand). A short drive to the marina or CAL. Breakfast was not very good, but it's free. The woman at the desk was very nice and helpful.

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Central California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I recently travelled to Berkeley with my 12 year old son to attend a concert at the Greek Theater. Not knowing anything about the area, we picked this hotel based on reviews and price. It was a very nice hotel right in the downtown area. The surrounding area looked a little shady, but that is just the way it goes... More

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Sacramento, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

During a business trip, I booked a two-bedroom suite so that we could save some money. However, there are not "two bedrooms" in the suite -- instead, there is a normal hotel room with two full beds, with one additional room closed off with a king-sized bed. This is a little different than what you'd expect normally from a "two-bedroom"... More

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

Dear Albert L, We greatly value your comments and would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy you enjoyed the shower and internet service. I have noted that you experienced inconvenience and discomfort with the bed and room layout during your stay and would like to extend my most sincere apologies for... More

LA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We picked this hotel because it is close to CAL. The hotel is relatively new so the room is extremely clean. Bed is very comfortable with all the necessary amenities. The room rate is not cheap due to its location I guess. We spent 2 nights there and really enjoy our stay. The hot breakfast was very nice with plenty... More

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Los Angeles, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
18 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Wow what a Great Location this Hotel has, not far from the College Campus on one side, But close enough to San Francisco just a Hop onto the Bay Bridge at the end of the street, and Quick. Tons of fantastic eating places with in walking distance. Dont Miss the Thai Food Next door, or the BBQ Place around the... More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Berkeley

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
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel 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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