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Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“These folks have fun taste in design”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

I loved the hotel the minute we entered. I loved the Peace sign in marble in the lobby, I loved the selection of wild wallpaper in the hallways, and the very comfortable room we stayed in. The lobby staff was great and loaned us out umbrellas due to the rain.

Our room was quiet, even though it looked directly on the main street. It's also super close to the Bart station so we didn't really even need a car (although we had one). One thing - I'm 6ft tall and the double bed was a little short for me. But that was okay, I slept diagonal and my daughter had the other bed.

We used this hotel as a home base for college touring. Obviously it's perfect for a Cal visit, but we also drove in to San Francisco, up to Stockton (University of the Pacific) and over to Davis so saw a lot of schools using one hotel.

Room Tip: Room 430 was nice and quiet, even though it was overlooking the main street.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wallingfordgal
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Greg M, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear Wallingfordgal,

We love being the hotel for visiting Cal and all that the Bay Area has to offer and are delighted that you thought so, too. Thank you for appreciating the different wall coverings in the corridors. Our designer specially patterned the wall coverings to help guests have a unique experience, know where they are and not get bored with the monotony of a singular pattern.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Best regards,

Greg

Greg Mauldin | General Manager
Hotel Shattuck Plaza, home to FIVE
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Fresno, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed here for a conference and graduation. It is convenient to the U.C. and other facilities; and a plethora of restaurants. The hotel was clean; and the staff friendly. We drove, but it is very convenient to the BART on Shattuck Ave. (Self-parking is at a facility across the street, and there is a charge for that -- this is common for the bay area.)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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British Columbia, Canada
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403 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have stayed at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza several times over the past 4 years of visiting our daughter at Cal. The service is always superb. Rooms are clean and fashionable. Dinner delicious (although my only complaint is the dining room is quite noisy). Location excellent for visiting the campus and the area. You can BART from SFO or park in the garage.
The doormen always friendly, desk clerks couldn't be more helpful.
It is new, clean and well kept.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MEAK
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Greg M, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear MEAK,

Thank you very much for the positive feedback. We are delighted that we have been part of your family’s CAL and Bay Area experience. We have made some improvements to the acoustics in FIVE over the past year and are always working to improve the overall experience of our guests. Many of which is learned through feedback such as yours.

Best regards,

Greg

Greg Mauldin | General Manager
Hotel Shattuck Plaza | FIVE, a Modern American Bistro
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

What a wonderful hotel! As we entered the lobby, we were warmly greeted and given excellent suggestions of where to eat for dinner that night. The rooms were beautifully appointed and the hotel was extremely well-situated (near the BART, UC Berkeley and great restaurants). We would definitely go out of our way to stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Greg M, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Annie F:

We are grateful for your feedback and that we exceeded your expectations. It is humbling to know that you will go out of your way to stay with us and look forward to your next visit.

Warmest regards,

Greg

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Hotel Shattuck Plaza | FIVE, a Modern American Bistro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

My stay at the Hotel Shattuck was a great experience due to the wonderful staff! They were so helpful in making suggestions for transportation from the airport to the hotel and getting around Berkeley. The location made it very easy to access the public transportation to get around campus.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HoustonShutterbug
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Greg M, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear HoustonShutterbug:

We are grateful that to know that we made your visit a great experience. We do believe our team members make the difference and it is rewarding to know that they delivered genuine hospitality.

We look forward to your next visit!

Best regards,

Greg

Greg Mauldin | General Manager
Hotel Shattuck Plaza | FIVE, a Modern American Bistro
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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

My daughter and I stayed here for two nights while visiting UC Berkeley and the location can't be beat if you're looking for something in the heart of town. It's just a block or two from campus, adjacent to the BART station and walking distance to many great restaurants. Upon arrival we were upgraded to a large corner suite which was nice and spacious. My only complaint is the bathroom had no space for toiletries and there was a bit of street noise in the evenings (not so much that it disrupted sleep). There's no hotel parking but the concierge recommended a very nice and secure parking garage just a block away when i made the reservation. Otherwise, very clean, comfortable, spacious and very friendly and efficient staff. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: If you want super quiet ask for rooms away from Shattuck Ave.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Greg M, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear mintchip17:

Thank you for your positive review about your stay with us while visiting on a college tour. Our location is central to Berkeley and exploring the Bay Area and being at the door steps to Gourmet Ghetto is hard to resist.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Hotel Shattuck Plaza!

Kindest regards,

Greg

Greg Mauldin | General Manager
Hotel Shattuck Plaza | FIVE, a Modern American Bistro
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Eureka, CA
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

The stay at the Hotel was just perfect. I was pleasantly surprised and highly recommend it. The staff from Josh, the Doorman when I arrived to Michael when we left were so helpful. Dining was excellent - normally I don't eat in a hotel, like to waunder around the town but the food was excellent and service was over the top in the professionalism of Guillermo. He was the consumate professional. Ramon was also excellent. Rooms were nice - loved the shower. Stayed on the 5th floor for quiet and the inside rooms at night have the sound of the hotel's heating and air conditioner equipment but that was the only downside. Will opt for an outside room next time.
Biggest plus is how absolutely friendly and cheery every single person we came in contact with was. I was very impressed.

Room Tip: Top floor and not over the roof area that has all the heating/air conditioning equipment. That is wh...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PGEureka
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Greg M, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear PGEureka:

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and are humbled that you named so many of our team that made your experience truly remarkable. We have shared your review with them and made sure that they have been recognized for creating such a compelling experience during your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel Shattuck Plaza!

Kindest regards,

Greg

Greg Mauldin | General Manager
Hotel Shattuck Plaza | FIVE, a Modern American Bistro
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Property: 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 Business Hotel in Berkeley
#1 Green Hotel in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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