At the moment I booked the Knights Inn was the only location below the 300$/night limit.
It is a little distant from downtown San Francisco but when you are not afraid of walking you just take the BART after a 10 minutes walk and without traffic jams you will join the main places within 30-60 minutes, depending on where you want to go. Depending on where you stay in the city this won't be different.
The vicinity is not particularly spoiled, a lot of homeless people hang around or just try to find shelter wherever it is less windy or wet.
The motel itself can only be described as very clean - the rooms have a decent size and bathroom is clean and comfortable.
I suppose the bathroom is cleaned with bleach leaving a pertinent smell of Hypo chloric acid - the most serious drawback.
Well you can overcome that by ventilating the room abundantly and helping with some better smelling chemicals.
The beds are very nice and comfortable. The amenities are ok - my fridge did not work but since the weather was not hot I did not need it.
The Wifi is free and of a really excellent quality.
The surroundings are quite except for the train you can hear whistling from time to time.
The advertised breakfast is a joke, you can get a packed cookie at the reception together with a coffee.
An overall ok-good experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With affordable access to downtown San Francisco, our Knights Inn Berkeley hotel is a no-frills choice when seeking a place to call home near the University of California, Berkeley campus. Our location offers essentials like free WiFi and free continental breakfast, and we're close to the AMTRAK Berkeley Station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Berkeley Capri Hotel Berkeley