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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014
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San Diego
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145 reviews 145 reviews
48 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We just flew up to Berkeley for a quick weekend getaway to see a show on the UC Berkeley campus. The hotel was NOT walking distance to the campus but in every other way we were very happy with the place. It was clean, with reasonably sized comfortable rooms, and a comfortable bed. There was free parking, the front desk... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

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

Dear GJAJKJ, We strive to give great and impressive service to all of our guests and it makes us happy to read we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our establishment. Once again thank you for the wonderful and kind words of praise. Sincerely, Orlando A. Case Manager IHGCare More

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96 reviews 96 reviews
25 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 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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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear CyrusMoo, Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley. It is regrettable you were not satisfied with the service you received. I would like to address this with you further. I have sent you a private message to obtain more information about your stay. I look forward to hearing from you and being... More

Pasadena, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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

Dear SuzyG1, Thank you for writing about your most recent stay with us. It is good to know you like our convenient hotel location and clean room. Our aim is to provide all of our guests a unique stay and great customer service. However, we apologize for the issues you encountered with the breakfast service and if you found the... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Address: 1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
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Location: United States > California > Berkeley
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Berkeley 2.5*
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley! We are located on University Avenue within walking distance of Downtown Berkeley and 1.7 Miles from 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! Catch a Cal Golden Bears Game at Memorial Stadium. We are 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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