We selected this property based on the good reviews on Trip Advisor. I truly believe that the good reviews were written by the owners of the property. The property is dated both outside and inside. Bare light bulbs for lights. Tile in bathroom cracked, dirty and pulling away from wall. I would not go so far as to say the room was dirty, but it felt less that really clean. Employees were friendly. I asked at checkout about the review I read which stated that they had refurbished some of the rooms. I was told to my amazement, that all the rooms had been refurbished! I am guessing the extent of the refurbishment was new toilet, tv and carpet. Everything else was dated. I was told that "there is only so much they can do to a property built in 1946! We definitely will not be staying there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel was built around 1946 with classic Spanish architecture in mind. The Golden Bear Inn remains a part of the Berkeley landscape and is a well renowned place for travelers from all over the globe. With its unique style and comfortable facilities the Golden Bear Inn has kept guests returning year after year. Check in starts at 2 PM and ends at Midnight. For special arrangements please call the Front Desk. Check out is at 12 Noon on the day of departure. All cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the check-in date to avoid penalties. We appreciate your understanding and we look forward to your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Americas Best Value Hotel Berkeley
- Golden Bear Hotel
- Golden Bear Motel