The rooms are very "average", but realistically have everything you need. Hotel is in a great location near excellent food options, stocked corner-stores and a couple great neighborhood pubs. Convenient access to NBerkeley BART (<5min walk) and busses on San Pablo & University.
While the room was fairly average, being in the Berkeley area, you're only gonna wanna be in your room for sleeping. For this, this hotel is the perfect fit. For someone looking for larger spaces and a more luxury stay, I would highly recommend this if this is what you are looking to spend.
I cannot login although I have an account, so maybe this will get nowhere. Why ask for reviews without logging me in automatically? Not good for those who dislike or are unable to climb the stairs. Also the parking is very limited so you may need to park on the street overnight. Internet was not the strongest but OK. There are no ground floor rooms, and no elevator. Rooms 201 and 301 both have good direct views onto a pleasant but reasonably busy main street and no disturbance from other guests.
I didn’t have high expectations, given many of the negative reviews. The outside of the building doesn’t look too nice, and the parking is extremely limited. All that said, I was very surprised and impressed with the room. USB ports on the power outlet by the bed, mini fridge was nice and had a small freezer. Furniture was clearly old, but clean. Bathroom was clean and updated as well. Good value for the price.
I stayed with my family for 3 nights. The room was clean and spacious. No lift. The stairs weren't so clean. Receptionist talks to you beyond a glass. There's no hairdryer, but if you ask for it, they'll give you. Near the hotel there is a cafeteria. wiifi wasn't so fast...and sometimes it does not work... Bart Station is 12 minutes far by walk. btw,i don't think i will return there.