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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010
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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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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

I was contemplating staying at the Doubletree or Holiday Inn Express. Ultimately, I decided to pay a lower rate and stay a little farther away from Berkeley. If you're driving to this location at night - the neighborhood seems questionable and shady, but when I pulled in the parking lot I did feel like I was tucked in a just... More

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Berkeley, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

I checked in as a walk-in on Sunday with a $150 rate. The next day I decided to stay one more night, and was offered the same rate at the front desk. When I pointed out that expedia and the holiday inn website showed a $120 rate, the lower rate was given to me. The person at the front desk... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

I went to visit my daughter at UC Berkeley and stayed in this hotel. It was nice a quiet at night, so I slept well. I used the hotel gym, which was great. Parking in the lot was easy, and I was able to check e-mail and print out my boarding pass on the hotel computer. The breakfast was free,... More

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Dayton, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

We actually stayed on 2 occasions, hotel was clean, front desk staff helpful at all times of the day and night. At breakfast on our first morning there was a gentleman there that I thought had wandered in off the street, his appearance was disheveled, as though he had slept in the clothes he was wearing and he was watching... More

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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

This hotel was great. We booked the 2 bedroom apartment room which had a full kitchen and huge living area, 2 queen beds, as well as a separate king bedroom. The kids could do cartwheels and play it was so large. Staff was attentive and polite. The people who bash the neighborhood don't know Berkeley, this area is fine and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

the hotel appears to be remodeled inside and out. however, i think the staff/ownership/mgmt could use remodeling as well. when i travel especially with my family, i try to be aware of my surroundings. almost right away i noticed the hotel wasnt in a great part of town. as we were unloading our bags in the parking lot, i noticed... More

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Santa Cruz
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

We stopped in for a sleepover, and it was fine. The gentleman who checked us in (Raj?) at 11:00 p.m., was attentive, and had us going up to our room in minutes. We had made the reservation online. Likewise, in the morning, the woman behind the desk was courteous and responsive. The hotel looks newly decorated, and is beautiful. The... More

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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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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Berkeley Hotel Berkeley
Holiday Inn Express Berkeley Hotel
Holiday Inn Berkeley
Berkeley Holiday Inn
Address: 1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
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Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Berkeley 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley! We are located on University Avenue within walking distance of Downtown Berkeley and the 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!Fall is here and football season is upon us. Catch a Cal State Golden Bears Game at Memorial Stadium. We re 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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