I stayed at the Shattuck for one night for a visit to UC Berkeley with my teenage son. We had a nice room with 2 double beds, a desk and arm chair, and a nice bathroom. The staff were welcoming and our room was clean and comfortable, with a warm but modern look. I used the workout room, which is pretty small and has just two treadmills, an elliptical machine, and free weights with a single bench. But considering that's all I really use, it was great! There were a bunch of casual restaurants nearby, a Starbuck's on the same block, two pharmacies in walking distance, and a parking garage right across the street. Though our room was right on Shattuck on the second floor, street noise wasn't really noticeable. We ate breakfast in the morning at the restaurant--delicious omelettes! I would definitely come back here if I were to stay in Berkeley, again. It was cozy and comfortable and inviting.