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Holiday Inn Express Berkeley

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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It is a bit expensive for what it offers, but it's Berkeley after all, so I don't think that you can find something better for a cheaper price. Stayed here for 3 nights and it was OK, it is reasonable compared to other hotels in the chain.

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

Dear BA, Thank you for taking your valuable time to tell us about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley. I'm very pleased that you find us a good value for the area as we work very hard to ensure this is the case. If you find yourself in the Berkeley area again I hope that we will... More 

Washington DC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The room was clean and nice. Not luxurious but pretty much everything you need. The check in staff was very nice and the others just pretty much ignored me the rest of the time but that's ok; I didn't ask for anything. It's not close enough to easily walk to Berkeley -- about 2 miles away. Convenient, free parking. I... More 

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Cameron Park, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a regular holiday inn.. It was clean and quite, the staff was not overly out going and friendly. They would smile at you when you walked in but really nothing above and beyond as far as service goes. I stayed here for business so it was a good place to sleep!

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

Dear janelleharris, Thank you for staying with us and taking your time to submit this review. We are pleased that you found our rooms clean and quite. We, at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Berkeley, are always striving to better the hotel and improve our service. We are truly sorry we didn’t meet your service expectations and reviews like... More 

San Diego
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165 reviews 165 reviews
50 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

Alexandria
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116 reviews 116 reviews
30 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Bowie
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86 reviews 86 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 

Coralville, Iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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