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Holiday Inn Express Berkeley

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kona, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2009

Booked two rooms in January 2009 for daughter's graduation from Berkeley at a rate of $169 plus applicable taxes. Hotel charged $239 per room plus taxes saying that upon check in we had initialed off on the registration card agreeing to the increase in price. [--] There was never any explanation of such a thing. Wouldn't you think that if... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

Went to Berkeley for 5 weeks in February and March to help out when my granddaughter was born. After looking at a number of other hotels/motels selected Holiday Inn and was very happy with my choice throughout my stay. I needed a place where I could park for free and feel safe if returning alone late at night, and never... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2008

We stayed overnight for an event in Berkeley and this hotel had a good price. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the property, given that the location isn't the best. The hotel was very clean, neat, quiet, the staff was very friendly, and the complimentary breakfast was very good. We were in a mini-suite and it was a... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2008

We spent 3 nights at the Holiday Inn Express in Berkely. We attended my nephew's wedding in nearby Tilden Park. Twenty three (23) of the sixty nine (69) rooms were occupied by wedding guests. As far as the hotel there are no complaints. The hotel is fairly new, modern, comfortable, quiet, decent breakfast, etc. The area has a few street... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

I have stayed at this HIExpress several times in the last 2 years since I have family that lives in the immediate area and I can walk from the hotel. NOT AT NIGHT, THOUGH! This place is really scary! There are homeless people in the parking lot and up and down the street. Sliding doors into the lobby open 24/7... More

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New York, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2008

This place is pretty nasty. It's not a nice area and there is a check in window with a barrier. The rooms are not as well appointed as other HIEs I've been to and the rooms are not very clean. In fact, there is a used bar of soap sitting in the bathtub of my room. One of the lightbulbs... More

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2008

Although a bit pricey at $207+ tax per night, my King Suite with whirlpool tub was clean, comfortable and large! The breakfast selection each morning was a treat, everything from mini cheese omelettes, greasy sausage and fresh biscuits with gravy to fresh fruit, yogurt and a nice selection of breakfast cereals. The coffee was delicious! The neighborhood is a little... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2008

I came to Berkeley with my family recently, and had initially booked rooms in the Hotel Durant. Although the Hotel Durant was helpful-- giving us adjoining rooms-- they were under construction and let me know that the hotel would have no heat during our stay. The Holiday Inn Express was a great alternative at the last minute. They booked us... More

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Corona, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2007

My husband and I reserved a mini-suite at the hotel so we could entertain our kids who live in the Berkeley area. There was plenty of seating for all 7 of us to visit and play board games. We felt safe enough to stroll about 4 blocks up University to Fellini's for dinner at 8:30 p.m. (Delicious food, by the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2007

Despite many of the negative reviews about the hotel, I found the HI Express in Berkeley to be very nice. They had comfy beds, nice pillows, a nice breakfast and it was quiet. There is a great bus system and you are walking distance (less than a mile) from the North Berkeley BART station which will get you around the... More

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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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