I have stayed at the French hotel twice. Once for business and once on a personal stay. And I'm about to book a room for next weekend. This is not a hotel for those who are happy with nothing less than an expensive chain with lots of overstuffed pillows and marble bathrooms. This hotel is reasonably priced for the neighborhood. It's a fantastic Berkeley neighorhood within easy walking distance of campus and with good restaurants and shops right out the front door. The cafe downstairs may not be as uniform and flashy as Starbucks, but the coffee is EXCELLENT. And the guys behind the counter are always nice to me. I stop in here on occasion even when I don't stay at the hotel. Like hotels I've stayed at in the great areas of Paris, it's a bit expensive and just a little bit grubby, although clean. The carpet in one room smelled a little funny. In the most recent room, it did not. My main criteria is very clean and comfortable sheets and I had them. They also have several free parking spaces in the adjacent parking lot (first come, first served). Again, this is a very urban hotel in a densely populated and popular neighborhood. My husband and I (and our five-year old daughter) felt safe here and find it very convenient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SenS Hotel & Bistro is centrally-located in one of the best food destinations in the Bay Area. The famous Gourmet Ghetto is renowned for its epicurean delights provided by restaurants like the world renowned Chez Panisse, the upscale Mexican restaurant Cesar, and the enormously popular Cheese Board Collective. The famous SenS Bistro is located on the ground-floor and serves the best espressos, lattes and pastries in town. Hotel guests enjoy complementary morning coffee as well as fresh pastries and bagels all while soaking up Berkeley's morning sun and catching up on-line with access to our complimentary Wi-Fi. Our three-level, historical hotel is centrally-located in one of the best walking neighborhoods in town. The hotel is undergoing a complete renovation featuring new amenities such as luxurious walk in showers, high end linens, and new flat screen TVs. Renovations will be completed in early 2017, but until then, you can enjoy our spacious, comfortable rooms equipped with cozy beds, cherrywood armoirs and writing tables. Several of our rooms have balconies. We are conveniently located close to University of California Berkeley and many Berkeley corporate offices. San Francisco is minutes away via freeway and BART. Both San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport are a comfortable drive from our hotel. Our friendly staff will happily assist in any special arrangements that you might need. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- French Hotel Berkeley