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Quality Inn University

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1761 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703 (Formerly Flamingo Motel)
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a motel - as typical as motels go - that's been repurposed into a hotel. Within brief driving distance to Berkeley College (we were there to visit the campus). Pros: On the outside - motel room, on the inside - stuffed with every amenity: comfortable beds, great-size TV, and just about every amenity you would find in a... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I needed a reasonably priced hotel room for a week on University Avenue close to the MLK, Jr. Way cross street in Berkeley. My son was recovering from an auto accident and was just starting a summer fellowship at a non-profit organization in the area. Quality Inn University was just a block and a quarter down University Avenue from where... More 

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Huntington Park, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This hotel is great place to have a resting place for graduation in UC Berkeley. For this hotel it has television with Dish, plus it has it coffee maker that also includes tea. It also has a sink and a shower. This hotel also has its continental breakfast, and free internet. I recommend this hotel for those who want to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We are staying here now. We asked for a different room because the fridge was broke in the first room. I had to insist because instead of an apology, I got quibbling. This morning, we were woken by the maid knocking because there are no "Do Not Disturb" signs for the doors. Then we noticed that the floor in front... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had 2 nites of concert tickets for the CAL amphitheater purchased a year in advance, but forgot to book a hotel. There were only a couple of rooms available in all of Berkley when we realized it. When we checked in we were give an upstairs room in the middle of the complex. The room was small, but clean... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Uuuuaaaagghh! Just came back from our stay at the Quality Inn Berkeley. We went there without bigger expectations. However, what we experienced was far beyong what we expected. First of all: Yes the rooms are very smelly. Most probably because of the lack of airing and the old carpet which seems not to be cleaned chemically. Moreover, we had a... More 

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Bethesda
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very disappointed with the room, for it is very musty and smelly. It smells like old smoke, perhaps urine too. It could be that the carpet holds much of the bad smell. Small, shabby, smelly room. Not comfortable.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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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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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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