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Hotel Shattuck Plaza

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Detroit, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Two nights in Feb 2014, business trip. Excellent location for visiting UCBerkeley, the location really can't be beat. Steps away from BART station, so getting from/to SFO was a breeze. Rooms a tad small although comfy, inviting, and clean; and the gym was a bit underwhelming. Tiny bathroom (only shower, no bath); unusual and memorable shower amenities / soaps /... More

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Los Angeles
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I read the other reviews and agree with them. This is a very nice hotel and has some wonderful features. Now for a word of caution about an unusual quirk. We booked our hotel online through one one of the hotel/airline sights - I think Orbitz. When we got to the hotel front desk a portly younger gentleman in a... More

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Greg M, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review

Dear PBL, We appreciate your feedback and we are glad that you generally enjoyed your stay. I do apologize for the misinformation regarding your room. We have only two bed types, King or Full size. These are typically indicated in our room descriptions like Superior King room or Business Class one Double Bed room. There are about 17 of these... More

Killingworth, CT
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115 reviews 115 reviews
6 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for four days for a wedding and was more than satisfied. The location is ideal--in the heart of the city--near countless restaurants, shops, theaters,and across the street from the BART station, a few blocks from the UC Berkeley campus and a few more blocks from the gourmet ghetto. The rooms are small but nicely appointed--ours had a view... More

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Greg M, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review

Dear v0yageur22, Thank you for sharing about your experience while here for a wedding. I am glad that you were able to enjoy most of what the Bay Area has to offer using us as your home base. We are fortunate to have one of the best YMCA’s across from the hotel and that our guests can experience their great... More

Newton, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had a nice three-night stay at this boutique hotel in Berkeley. The location is very convenient, right on Shattuck, with lots of stores, restaurants, shops nearby. Can get a bit noisy at night, so if you are sensitive to noise, ask for a high floor and/or rear-facing room. Lobby is very nice looking, with a big bar and restaurant... More

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Santa Paula, California, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came up here to tour the UC Berkeley campus as our daughter was recently accepted. I wanted to stay in Berkeley to get a better "feel" for the surrounding area and found this hotel by using reviews on Trip Advisor. It is a wonderful boutique style hotel with history. We utilized the parking garage across the street for parking but... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My company booked a meeting at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza recently. Never heard of it but enjoyed the stay. Hotel was decorated much differently than most business oriented hotels. Wallpaper and carpet are loud but look good. Meeting rooms were spacious and the food was great. Was a bit noisy in the meeting rooms as the hotel staff was constantly... More

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
109 hotel reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is based on multiple stays in the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, most recently in March 2014, with comparisons to four hotels and 1 B&B in and around Berkeley. For my needs, the Shattuck was clearly the best of the bunch. Far better than the quaint but aging UC Berkeley faculty club, the dreary Durant, the pleasant but tired Bancroft,... More

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't much like Berkeley and there aren't a whole lot of good hotel options, but I have had to stay there several times, and this is the best of the hotels I've been in. The rooms are nicely designed and comfortable but not large. Everything is clean and well taken care of. I think this is the best place... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this hotel from the minute I checked in. I had come off a long flight and the staff saw how tired I was and made sure he got me a higher room on a quitter street. I guess some rooms can be noisy since Berkley is a lively place. The location was perfect. So may shops and restaurants... More

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With a few fixes, Berkeley's Shattuck Plaza Hotel might be a great place to spend the night. It's close to the gorgeous Cal campus and the gourmet's paradise inspired by Chez Panisse. The hotel looks great, bursting with color and unusual decorations while still looking like a great place to rest. But then there's the bad. The staff seemed indifferent... More

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Greg M, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review

Dear picknotsnooty, I regret that you were not satisfied with your stay. It certainly not our intent to inconvenience our guests in anyway. Primarily, I am disappointed by the experience you had with our team. We are typically known for our engaging and attentive team. I welcome additional feedback so I can follow up further. As for the mattress, apologize... More

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Also Known As:
Shattuck Plaza Hotel
Shattuck Plaza Berkeley
Address: 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Berkeley
#1 Business Hotel in Berkeley
#1 Green Hotel in Berkeley
#2 Best Value Hotel in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Shattuck Plaza 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Shattuck Plaza reopened in June 2009 as the jewel of downtown Berkeley, California. After a multimillion dollar renovation which combined the building’s historic charm with modern technologies and amenities, this landmark, boutique hotel provides an upscale haven for business or leisure travelers. Located two blocks from the UC Berkeley campus and next to the Berkeley BART station, the hotel is perfectly positioned for guests visiting the San Francisco Bay Area. ... more   less 
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