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Quality Inn University

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1761 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703 (Formerly Flamingo Motel)
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Ranked #16 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014
oxide South Kent, Connecticut
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed at the Quality Inn for two nights last week. We wanted to stay near campus, and the location was good. The price was not outrageous. But the quality was quite poor. This was most evident when it came to their "breakfast" room. The choices were not great, but of most concern was that both mornings I went there,... More

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South Kent, Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

What can I add to the reviews of this place. We stayed here to visit relatives in Berkeley. It is conveniently located--an easy walk to Cal, downtown, and BART. The rooms are nonsmoking, which is always a good thing. A not very interesting breakfast is included. It is well-priced. The shower worked well. The bed was comfortable. The caveats, although... More

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Gilroy, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I was attending a conference at the Four Points in Emeryville but due to several other meetings and a very large conference in SF, there were very few rooms left in the vicinity. So after reviewing the options in Berkeley I picked this hotel. I asked for a quiet room which I got - I couldn't hear anybody else coming... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
70 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

San Francisco area is extremely expensive, but this motel is a good budgetfriendly option. The rooms are a bit small but the beds are nice and comfortable, the bathroom is ok and it is very clean overall. It has its minor issues: tv is at the thin wall, so you can hear the tv from the other room. And also... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We were comfortable for one night. The bedding had some cigarette burns on it, but overall the room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very standard but good. Parking was very limited but a hotel worker moved their car very quickly to make room for us.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I stayed in this hotel because I was in town for a concert. I work at another Choice property in the North Bay. To be honest, I didn't know what to expect going in there. However, when I got to the room I knew I had made a good decision choosing this hotel. The rooms are updated and look great!... More

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San Clemente, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

i stayed here for my daughter's graduation, because she had the chance to graduate early, and my fave hotel (the hotel durant) had been booked for months. it's a bit farther away than i'd have liked, but i enjoy walking, and it was about a 10 minute walk to campus and to the shopping on shattuck. about 25 minutes to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This hotel was awful! The room was tiny, too small for two beds. We were two people and barely had room to move. The furniture was huge, the lighting was terrible and the breakfast buffet...well, it looked so bad my daughter refused to eat there. We had to find another place to eat. I must say though that it was... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Clean rooms, friendly, helpful staff. More budget hotels should be like this, The owners obviously care and take pride in the motel. My work takes me from coast to coast and often in 4 star hotels for several days at a time. I just spent 3 days and nights at The Claremont for a conference, what a rip-off joint full... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for almost two weeks and the only reason I did not move to the La Quinta down the street was because Choice is offering triple points. The room was OK. It was clean and pillows were a poor quality. The breakfast was very poor. Same frozen eggs and sausage each morning. Most mornings, they were... More

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Address: 1761 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703 (Formerly Flamingo Motel)
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Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Quality Inn University 2*
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Also Known As:
Inn At University Hotel Berkeley
Hotel At University
Inn University Berkeley

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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