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Downtown Berkeley Inn

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Needed a place to stay while visiting Cal for student registration. I wanted to be near campus and didn't feel need for upscale hotel on this short trip. Found Downtown Berkeley Inn via google, close to campus and loved the 'boutique' aspect. Room was nicely decorated, clean, and staff incredibly helpful. Though no bar or restaurant they weren't missed. A... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

I am not sure why reviewers are referring to this as a "boutique hotel" and "just like home", but these reviews are incredibly misleading, if not deceptive. This motel is 2 floors of shabby rooms, surrounding a parking lot. The bathroom is a disgrace. Ample storage in a large dresser and a large tv. Seating is a rolling desk chair... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I travelled to Berkeley in May for a friend's wedding. This happened to coincide with graduation, so rates were at their most expensive (everywhere). The Downtown Berkeley Inn is basically a motel, complete with the small front check-in desk, the faded carpeting, and peeling paint in the room. The door opens to the outside world, and it is thankfully covered... More 

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Medlow Bath, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Recently stayed here for a conference at Cal. It's a 15 minute walk from the main campus, but close to a lot of restaurants and shops in the downtown area. The staff were courteous and friendly. There was a little bit of noise from the neighbouring streets at night, but nothing too egregious. The rooms were clean and well appointed.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Recently stayed two nights at the Downtown Berkeley Inn. The staff was accommodating (I arrived late, no problem) and the rooms were clean and a decent value. Parking is hit or miss - they have a dozen or so spots inside the hotel courtyard - after that I am unsure where you park. The room had 2 low beds (no... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I recently stayed here for business and loved the quiet, clean, and boutique rooms. The service was beyond attentive and I almost felt I was at home. It is mere steps away from the UC Berkeley campus and centrally located to everything in the Bay Area. There are tons of restaurants and bars to unwind in a block away from... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We picked the DBI because it was close to the Institute for Buddhist Studies where we were attending a conference. It was recommended by a friend and we were very happy with it. We called ahead and Mrs. Patel was waiting for us to arrive. She told us the story of the inn and how she expanded it after becoming... More 

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Stayed here on my last visit to Berkeley. The hotel was a real value pick. The hotel is conveniently located close to BART and restaurants. Warm and friendly service. Rooms were clean with good housekeeping, also found it to be quieter this time.

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking to go to San Fran and save some cash this is your place. A short walk to the Bart (train into the city) with a 20 min ride into the city. Nice college neighborhood some good places to drink as well. We stayed for two nights hotel was very nice clean and quite. Hotel staff was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have stayed there 4 times over the last couple of years. It is a nice family place, with first class accommodations and service. They don't do breakfast, but I will take the lower price and get my own breakfast. Maid service is very good, and the owners handle special requests quickly and happily. This is always my go-to hotel... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Downtown Berkeley Inn is the newest lodging facility in Berkeley. Located just two blocks away from the University of California, Berkeley and a short five-minute walk from public transportation, our 27 rooms feature contemporary platform beds with TempurPedic-like foam mattresses, 42 inch High-Definition plasma TV with nearly 70 DirectTV channels, large desk and chair, in-room coffee machines and phone lines with data ports. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Downtown Berkeley Inn

Address: 2001 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1419
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: $99 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Downtown Berkeley Hotel Berkeley
Downtown Hotel Berkeley
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