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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 #19 of 21 Hotels in Berkeley
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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paradise, ca
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Frankfurt, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 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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The Netherlands
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72 reviews 72 reviews
72 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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