I stayed at Hotel Shattuck Plaza for 2 weeks while doing an advanced management program at Haas/Berkeley.
The hotel is housed in a historic building dating back 100+ years, but has been lovingly restored. The location was great - within walking distance of UC Berkeley and just across the street from a BART station which gives easy access to SF and SFO.
There's a parking garage across the street ($22/day maximum charge) and free parking along the street at night - if you're lucky enough to find an empty spot. There's a Walgreens just across the street, and numerous restaurants, cafes and eateries in the vicinity, all within walking distance.
The staff at the front desk are friendly and helpful. No complaints, overall, except that by international standards, the hotel is pretty average. There's no fridge or safe in the rooms, which vary in size, so ask for a bigger room at check-in. (I've heard from friends who stayed at other hotels in Berkeley that theirs is much worse.)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Shattuck Plaza Hotel
- Shattuck Plaza Berkeley