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Holiday Inn Express Berkeley

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
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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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Seattle, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2010

Service- 6/10 This could very well be the hotel's weakest point in my opinion. Staff often congregate in the lounge/breakfast bar and don't attend to the front desk. If they see you, most act as if you are intruding on their second home or personal space. The friendliest people are the housekeepers who say "Good morning". There is one staff... More

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Mount Dora, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

I recently visited the Berkeley campus and stayed at this hotel. They gave a great free breakfast, was close to many shops and dining options. The rooms look like they were renovated, very clean and neat. Staff was nice as well. I will stay again.

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Glendale, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2009

I don't really like to write bad reviews -- I'd rather share a tip on something great! And I've had good experiences at other Holiday Inn Express locations, so I have nothing against the chain. But this particular location had such jaw-droppingly bad customer service that I felt the need to warn others. At check-in, we stood at the desk... More

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Kona, Hawaii
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
46 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 hotel reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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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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