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Downtown Berkeley Inn

2001 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
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Downtown Berkeley Inn
Ranked #10 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to stand next to the room door to get a flakey signal. Had several devices which all had same issue. The room I was offered in exchange also had a poor wifi signal. Terrible customer service from manager when attempting to resolve bill. Also, the area is a bit run down and the side street is poorly lit. Wouldn't... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed here while touring UC Berkeley. For the 17-year old prospective student, it was fine. For the 50-year old mom, I needed more comfort. The inexpensive rate reflects the level and quality of the accommodation--it is a very basic motel. The room was clean, but not everything worked consistently--light fixtures, wifi, water pressure. On the plus side, there was... More

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Humboldt County, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We stay here all the time when it's inconvenient for our family to host us. GREAT location just off Shattuck and University. (Some may find it a bit noisy since it's across from Berkeley High.) good-sized rooms, nicely furnished. Big tvs, so-so toiletries. Free off-street parking. Friendly proprietors. But really, location, location, location! Usually in the $100/night range.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Just returned from a weekend in Berkeley, and the Downtown Berkeley Inn was perfect for us. It's centrally located -- just a block away from Shattuck, where there are numerous restaurants and coffee shops. The room was spacious enough, the bed big and comfortable, and the bathroom roomy and clean. Another nice thing: the windows actually open, so you can... More

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Monrovia, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

As a couple in our mid twenties, we didn't mind this place. Room was clean and felt safe. But my mother in law was not impressed by the smudges on the walls, the cracking paint and old bathroom, and musty smell of the room. And honestly, for $135 you would guess that they would at least answer the phone when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I stayed one night at the Downtown Berkeley Inn. The Inn is 3 blocks from Cal, which was my destination. The room was large, and very modern. The hotel has free parking, and was very quiet. I would definitely recommend this hotel, and would stay there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

At $120/night, including tax, for a good-sized room, it is hard to complain about the Inn’s few downsides. Our room was quiet, apart from the clatter of the trash pickup Monday morning at 7, and a 3AM street cleaning truck a couple of nights later. The bed and pillows were excellent – I slept like a stone. The location is... More

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Federal Way, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Spent three nights here recently when i took my son to Berkeley. The good thing about this place is the location. Just a couple of blocks from BART. The bad things are: Small room with no desk. Nice desk chair, but no 'desk' other than the top of a dresser drawer. Dark and stuffy room with no air conditioning (there... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

5 stars for the price, availability (rooms still available when all the other places sold out), location (2-3 blocks from the BART), modern plumbing (full size sink), and the bed. 3 stars for everything else. This place is, hands down, the most convenient and reasonably priced place around downtown Berkeley. I also love the mostly modern plumbing. With that said,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I stayed here for a few nights for a business trip, and I was impressed. This is a recently updated hotel run by a small family. The room was clean and modern, but it did lack a microwave and small fridge. The location is great, with the Downtown Berkeley BART statoin just two blocks away. The family that runs the... More

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Also Known As:
Downtown Berkeley Hotel Berkeley
Downtown Berkeley Hotel
Downtown Hotel Berkeley
Address: 2001 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Downtown Berkeley Inn is the newest lodging facility in Berkeley. Located just two blocks away from the University of California, Berkeley and a short five-minute walk from public transportation, our 27 rooms feature contemporary platform beds with TempurPedic-like foam mattresses, 42 inch High-Definition plasma TV with nearly 70 DirectTV channels, large desk and chair, in-room coffee machines and phone lines with data ports. ... more   less 

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