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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Boylston, Massachusetts
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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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Lund, Sweden
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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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cerritos
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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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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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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