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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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Dallas, Texas
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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
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78 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

Merced, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife and two young children (5 and 3) stayed here for a Friday night so that we could do some fun family things in the area. While the hotel isn't in a very picturesque area (along busy University Ave), I thought the hotel itself was fine. Here are a few quick comments:. - free breakfast (the woman who works... More 

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

Dear Kristopher U, Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Berkeley. We hope to see you again on a future visit to Berkeley. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manager More 

Houston, TX
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was a quick business trip that required only a quiet, convenient, & secure location. This hotel was a great fit for all of those needs. They are also a very easy walk to several good restaurants on University & within easy reach of the North Berkeley BART station. When I am back again, I will choose this hotel.

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

Dear Hstn Trvlr, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley for your recent trip. I'm thrilled that we were exactly what you were looking for. We hope to see you again soon. Greg Liversedge More 

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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for a week during the Christmas holidays. The hotel is in an interesting part of town. Not really walking distance to any upscale restaurants. The hotel was clean and the rooms were nice. We really like the friendliness of the front desk staff. Raj was outstanding on check in. The breakfast was continental style and... More 

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

Dear Terrell B, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during the holiday week. I will share your wonderful comments with Raj. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Greg Liversedge More 

Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

WE VISIT OUR DAUGHTER REGULARLY IN BERKELEY. WE HAVE NOT FOUND A SATISFACTORY HOTEL IN WHICH TO STAY UNTIL LAST MONTH, This hotel is on University Avenue just 3 blocks west from fSan Pablo. It is quiet and clean with free parking and WI Fi. A breakfast is severed and the rates are reasonable. We are glad we found this... More 

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

Dear Caroline A, I'm gad that we fit what you were looking for. I know rates can vary by quite a large margin in the Bay Area. We try to keep our rates consistent and appropriate to the market. We hope that we see you many times during your trips to Berkeley. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manager More 

California
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87 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We flew up for a quick 24 hour stay to catch the Cal vs Stanford game last weekend and last minute booked this hotel. Check-in was easy and the gentleman was friendly. We had booked a larger suite with the whirlpool tub (didn't use the tub but the bathroom was nice and large.) We weren't in the room for much... More 

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

Dear Tammy B, Thank you for staying with us for the recent Cal game. I apologize for the confusion at checkout and not being able to provide you with a receipt for your stay. You are more than welcome to contact me directly so I can look at the specifics of your reservation and hopefully resolve this issue. Overall I'm... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stayed here in August for our daughter's move in to Cal. More than 2 weeks after we checked out, I realized that my phone was missing. It is the phone I use in my country and I did not use it while I am in the states so I did not know when it got lost. All the contacts... More 

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

Dear min d, I'm thrilled that you were reunited with your lost phone. We appreciate all the kind feedback and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manager More 

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