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Berkeley Lab Guest House

1 Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 23, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Berkeley Lab Guest House is a treasure in an out of the way spot atop one of the highest hills overlooking San Francisco Bay. The place and the stay were charming from beginning to end. Each and every staff member was personable,professional, friendly and helpful. The lobby is an inviting space with floor to ceiling two-story windows, comfortable seating,... More 

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Ettlingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I stayed here on an 8 day working visit to the Lawrence Berkeley Lab, where the possibility of on-campus accommodation just a few steps from my place of work was a great convenience. The online contacts for making the booking were friendly and efficient, they were always one step ahead of me in making sure I had everything I'd need... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stayed at the Lab Guest House in May for my daughter's UC Berkeley graduation. I reserved our rooms in July 2014, and spoke with the hotel staff often in the months before. Despite this advance planning we encountered a range of problems during our stay. Our attempts to resolve them with the staff and Manager [--] Zerfas were mostly... More 

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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My wife and I have stayed at Berkeley Lab Guest House on several different occasions, and overall, it is a remarkable value for a place to stay in the Berkeley area. The rooms themselves are quite basic and even austere -- sort of like a Motel 6 -- but they have everything you might need. Definitely a bargain. The rooms... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Berkeley Lab Guest House is clean well maintained and affordable. No frills or amenities that you would get at high priced hotels. The price here is right compared to other accommodations in the Berkeley area. There is a shuttle bus that runs often and takes you around the immediate area. But the greatest attribute if the Guest House is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a clean simple and efficient place to stay in Berkeley. Do not expect any extra perks. It is a good place to stay if you are on business connected with UCB (and you need to have some connection to UCB to stay here) but it is out of the way of restaurants and other city live. There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you plan to work at Berkley Labs then this is definitively worth consideration. It saves you a long uphill/downhill walk every day from downtown. The rooms are clean, good size and if you are lucky then there is one free with a bay view. You can actually see the Golden Gate bridge from your bed. Great. On ly negative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Great place to stay when visiting Berkeley, if you are an Alum or parent of a student. Try your luck since they don't seem to verify this. If you have a minor staying with you, plan ahead so that you can get the required clearance! Being second largest UC campus with 36000 students, finding a good accommodation can be challenging,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at the Berkeley Lab Guest House and were awed by the views of Berkeley's campus, the bay, and San Francisco from our 3rd floor room. The rooms are modest, but very comfortable--great wifi & cable. I would suggest you bring your own pillow if you don't like fat puffy pillows. You can bring your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Because the Guest House is on the grounds of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a secure U.S. government facility, in order to stay there you need to be either someone who's there to do science, or affiliated in some way with U.C. Berkeley. Fortunately, alumni (in our case) and parents of current students meet this definition.* The hotel itself is... More 

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