My husband and I booked this hotel due to it's proximity to BART and University Avenue. We weren't disappointed. After parking at a public lot across the street, we were greeted by a giant peace symbol in the marble foyer....very appropriate for Berkeley and it brought a smile to our faces. Check-in was efficient and personable. Our room on the 4th floor was some distance from the elevator but the bright, cheery hallways lined with photos of local landmarks made the walk to the room a fun adventure. The room was spacious and comfortable. Dinner at Five restaurant was delicious and not badly priced for the quality. We've stayed at that "other" fancy hotel in Berkeley and much preferred this one. We wouldn't hesitate to return.