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Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

I recently stayed at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza for the second time within a year. I gave it an excellent review the first time but this time was even better. I consider myself somewhat of an expert on rating hotels as for the past 40 years, I have been a professor of Hotel and Restaurant Management here in the U.S. and also in Europe.The hotel is still relatively new but has the service and attitude of a world class boutique hotel that has been around for many years. The people that work there from top management all the down the line really perform like they love working there and this is a very rare quality in this day and age. The rooms are beautiful and very well maintained. Their restaurant called "5' is top rate and could easily hold its own as a stand alone eatery I know this as my travels have taken me to restaurants all over the globe. The whole operation is a testament to ownership and I highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Berkeley.
Dr. Chuck Hamburg
Roosevelt University,Chicago

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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MrDavidIssel, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2011

Thank you, Dr. Hamburg. With all the work and experience you have in the hospitality industry, we appreciate your stay with us and great review. Our staff do love working here, and we are glad that it shows to our guests. Come visit us again soon!

Sincerely,
David Issel

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Reviewed August 14, 2011

If you need to stay near UC Berkeley (walking distance) or want to have convenient access to the downtown area, I would not recommend any other hotel. I have stayed at both the Durant hotel and Hotel Shattuck Plaza and there is no comparison. I had to stay at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza for two weeks, and the staff was extremely friendly and the room was clean and very comfortable. Another friend who stayed recently stated that the staff treated them, "Like royalty." This hotel is excellent and definitely deserves 5 stars.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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MrEuanTaylor, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2011

Thank you so much for choosing us as your Berkeley hotel! Your review is deeply appreciated. We look forward to extending warm hospitality and service to you the next time you stay.

Sincerely,
Euan Taylor

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Reviewed August 14, 2011

Stayed here last New Year's Eve and had an absolute blast. Our room was gorgeous and we fell in love with this hotel, it is a gem.
Just checked in awhile ago and found ourselves in a teeny tiny room #403. Very disappointing. And the view is of ugly roof-tops and the garbage dumpsters. It's obviously a room designed for a single traveler. I had to call down to the desk to get towels (there was only one) and wash cloths. Obviously there is a trick to getting a good room and we don't know what it is. It's still a great location and not a bad price for the area @ $219 per night.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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MrEuanTaylor, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2011

We regret that your most recent stay with us did not meet expectations. Due to the historic nature of Hotel Shattuck Plaza, our guestrooms do vary in shapes, sizes, and views. We take your comments seriously, and have changed that room type from a Traditional King to a Business Class room for single occupancy.

Our Front Office Manager will be contacting you to ensure your next stay is a pleasant experience.

Sincerely,
Euan Taylor

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Reviewed August 13, 2011

Stayed here while attending a family wedding in the Berkeley area. Very nice, high quality accommodations. Our room was a bit tight, but similar to most large metro area rooms. Very unique bar is available in the lobby. Felt extremely safe due to their security measure. Great food of all ethnicities within a stone's throw. Public (expensive) parking is available across the street. Definitely would return.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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MrEuanTaylor, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2011

Thank you for your stay with us and review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our accommodations and services as well as all the diverse restaurants in the area. We will look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,
Euan Taylor

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Reviewed August 12, 2011

Stayed here a couple of nights. The staff were really friendly. One of the nice touches was that they didn't shove my bill under the door on the last night. I didn't feel that they were in a hurry to get rid of me, as I do at most hotels.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

The Shattuck Hotel is a hidden gem! We were looked after so well by the staff and met the manager Euan who was a top manager at one of London Englands leading hotels. From the top down they care and that is what a boutique hotel is all about. The design and decor of the rooms are fabulous! It is a grand dame with a super face lift. You do not need to go out to eat as they have tremendous service! Rubin our breakfast server was bright and aware of all our wishes after one day. You do not need to eat out ..yes this is a hotel with great food and award winning chef.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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MrEuanTaylor, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2011

Thank you for your warm comments, it certainly was a pleasure meeting you. Our staff really enjoys being hospitable, we genuinely care and try to recognize the needs of our guests.
I will pass on your appreciation also to Rueben.

Sincerely,
Euan Taylor

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Reviewed August 12, 2011

Stayed three nights in the middle of July '11. Can't beat hotel's location in Berkeley, across the street from BART station, walking distance to campus, restaurants, etc. Hotel is an old building that has been recently remodeled, and is bright & very clean. The room is on a small side, but the beds are very comfortable and you can open windows. Our room had the "inside view", which meant air conditioning units of the building below. I believe they have bay view rooms as well. The bid downside of the hotel is that it has NO DEDICATED PARKING. There's a city lot across from hotel, but rates vary from $10 to $20 per 24 hours (or you pay hourly), and no in-and-out privileges.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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MrEuanTaylor, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2011

Thank you for your recent stay with us and your review. We are lucky to have a wonderful location with the convenience to campus, transportation, restaurants and more. The parking garage just across from the hotel is convenient as well. We do have a selection of rooms with beautiful views, so please do not hesitate to request one the next time you book with us.

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Additional Information about Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Address: 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1430
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Berkeley
#1 Business Hotel in Berkeley
#2 Best Value Hotel in Berkeley
Price Range: $151 - $387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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