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Berkeley Lab Guest House

1 Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 23, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720
Berkeley Lab Guest House
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lund, Sweden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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cerritos
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We recently stayed at the Berkeley Guest House for our Daughter's UC Berkeley Graduation. The Guest House was perfect - very clean and fairly new. The views were spectacular of the SF Bay and the staff was very accommodating and nice. Our room was a bit small, but the bed was comfy. We recommend the Berkeley Guest House to anyone... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I stayed here for two nights for a conference at Cal and loved the serene hilltop view that I would drive to and from. The rooms weren't huge but had all the comfort and functionality that was needed for a basic hotel stay. What really drives this 5 star review is the level of service I received, even after my... More 

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Los Angeles. CA
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were visiting our daughter who attends Berkeley and booked a studio queen for one night. I was looking forward to staying here due the reviews and fantastic view of the city and campus that I had heard about. The room we got was a good size being handicap accessible. But one problem with this is that there was no... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This place is a real hidden gem. Located just above Cal's Memorial Stadium, with fantastic views of the U.C. Berkeley campus, the San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco itself, this is a great place to stay if you are visiting the U.C. Berkeley campus or anywhere nearby. I understand that only people with... More 

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Carmel, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This place is the best kept secret in the Bay Area. a quiet, safe haven while spending time in the East Bay, Even though the Guest House is separate from the City, you are only a five minute drive to the University of California, Berkeley and great restaurants and shops in Berkeley. also it is a quick drive to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I was attending meetings at Berkeley Lab, so the location was perfect. The rooms are basic, but extremely clean. The staff is friendly. The LBL cafeteria is nearby. There is a shuttle that runs from the BART station to right outside the hotel. I managed to arrive too late and took a cab for about $8.00. I had to direct... More 

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