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“Surprising Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Shattuck Plaza
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704   |  
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Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Surprising Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night in this hotel and wished we had stayed longer. The positive reviews are well deserved. This is a historic property, built in the Mission Revival Style, and has loads of charm and a quirkiness that makes it feel modern. We arrived very early in the morning and were pleasantly surprised to be checked in right away. All staff we encountered were wonderful, particularly at the front desk. Yes the rooms and bathrooms could be larger, and pedestal sinks drive me crazy, but the character of the property and the hotel experience more than makes up for it. If this is of importance, it is pet friendly and environmentally conscious.The property is situated right by the BART station and is a few moments walk to the UCBerkeley campus. The dining room and bar is a beautiful space. We had a cocktail one night and the bar tender was quite willing to make a custom cocktail on the fly. Breakfast the next morning was solid and well priced for a hotel dining room. I cant imagine there is a better place to stay in Berkeley.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brandon J, Director of Rooms at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear aurorof5,

Thank you for the raving review on Trip Advisor -

I appreciate the kind words, especially in regards to being environmentally conscious!

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future...and hopefully you can stay longer than one night!

Kindly,

Brandon Jacobsen
Director of Rooms
brandon.jacobsen@hotelshattuckplaza.com
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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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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The public spaces are appointed nicely and the restaurant / bar is one of the better spots downtown.

The location could but be better. It is close to the UCB campus as well as the downtown BART station.

The rooms are very small and the bathrooms are even smaller.

Stayed April 2015, traveled solo
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Brandon J, Director of Rooms at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear cklarson,

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor -

From the sounds of your review, it appears you were able to utiliza and enjoy our bar @ FIVE Restaurant..glad you enjoyed it!

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kindly,

Brandon Jacobsen
Director of Rooms
brandon.jacobsen@hotelshattuckplaza.com
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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15 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night - sadly only one - in this adorable hotel in the thick of Berkeley action. I loved the colourful, quirky decor with its nod to the hippie culture of the '60s of which Berkeley was a hub. The foyer is charming with a large peace sign embedded in the floor of the entrance. The cafe has great food for relatively low prices. Everything that is anything in Berkeley is a stone's throw from the hotel - good coffee, bookstores, music shops, restaurants, and of course the campus of UC Berkeley itself.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brandon J, Diretor of Rooms at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear mandya162,

Thank you for the raving review on Trip Advisor -

Very happy to hear you enjoyed the location, as well as all that Berkeley has to offer in the surrounding area!

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future - hopefully you can stay longer than one night!

Kindly,

Brandon Jacobsen
Director of Rooms
brandon.jacobsen@hotelshattuckplaza.com
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Fox Point, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great room.... long view of the bay.....great service....fun bar...if you are going to Berkeley this is the place to stay...easy ferry ride or uber to San Francisco...I will return. The peace sign in the floor of the hotel lobby won me over.

Room Tip: I was in 449 and I had a long view of the bay and the city.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brandon J, Director of Rooms at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear michaelbennett007,

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor -

I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your room...but most of all the view! Many options in getting to San Francisco and it appears you used them all!

Thank you again - we hope to welcome you back soon.

Kindly,

Brandon Jacobsen
Director of Rooms
brandon.jacobsen@hotelshattuckplaza.com
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Bozeman, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed her last week at the beginning of a celebration of my husband's 60th birthday. We stayed here to visit our nephew who attends school here and then went onto Napa Valley. Rooms were small but lovely, up to date with a comfortable bed and nice thick towels. The staff is wonderful! They put a tray of sweet treats in our room for my husband, which were delicious. Lobby and restaurant are also very good. I most recently stayed at the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok which is considered one of the best hotels in the world and the staff at Hotel Shattuck is on par with them.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brandon J, Director of Rooms at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear montanamom,

Happy 60th Birthday to your Husband!

Thank you for the kind words - what a compliment to have our Staff compared with the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok!

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kindly,

Brandon Jacobsen
Director of Rooms
brandon.jacobsen@hotelshattuckplaza.com
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was in graduate school way back in the 90s, the Hotel Shattuck was not on my radar, except as a place to pass by on the way to BART. Since then, it has been refurbished and updated to become an elegant and tasteful addition to downtown Berkeley. Entering the hotel from a side street to the main street, Shattuck Ave, the visitor is greeted with almost Old World gentility and peacefulness. There is a lovely bar for have a nightcap in the evening before heading upstairs to quiet and tastefully decorated rooms.

Green Features: Being Berkeley, the visitor can expect a high level of environmentally friendly practices.
  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brandon J, Director of Rooms at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Nancy N,

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor -

Welcome back to Berkeley! I am glad to hear you had a great visit and that our hotel is now on your "radar" -

We look forward to welcoming you back time and time again when your travels bring you to Berkeley!

Kindly,

Brandon Jacobsen
Director of Rooms
brandon.jacobsen@hotelshattuckplaza.com
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Antioch, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite only living 40 miles from Berkeley, I booked this fabulous hotel for myself, my 13-year-old daughter and her friend for a special little time during spring break. The location was perfect - great little shopping, close to the Cal (never too early to introduce them to college), nearby movie houses and loads of restaurant choices. The girls and I loved the historic and charming hotel and adored our room. Highly recommend this delightful place.

Room Tip: Our room was overlooking Shattuck, a busy little street but it was surprisingly quiet. If the street...
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Green Features: Very happy with their choices of actual glass drinkware in the room, and a reminder to converse water during California's current drought.
  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brandon J, Director of Rooms at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear TrineG1979,

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor -

I am thrilled to hear about your stay-cation during Spring Break with your Daughter and her Friend!

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kindly,

Brandon Jacobsen
Director of Rooms
brandon.jacobsen@hotelshattuckplaza.com
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Additional Information about Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Address: 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Amenities:
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 Business Hotel in Berkeley
#1 Family Hotel in Berkeley
#1 Green Hotel in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Shattuck Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 199
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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