This past weekend I went with my daughter to Berkeley to check out the school and to check out the town. We took the train from Sacramento so we had no vehicle and had to get around by foot. The Hotel Shattuck was an excellent choice! We transferred to Bart in Richmond and the Bart stop in Berkeley was directly across the street from the hotel. The hotel was right in the heart of town with many restaurants, movie theaters and shops within walking distance. And the UC Berkeley campus was only two blocks from the hotel.
When we walked into the hotel we instantly knew we were in Berkeley as we were welcomed by a giant Peace Sign inlaid into the tile entryway. The restaurant had a cute, funky quality with a unique combination of wallpapers and flooring that were nice looking but definitely non-traditional. The hotel is vibrant with many people and lots of action going on. When you enter the hotel there is a bar directly on the right and there always seem to be people there conversing and having a good time.
Our room was a two double bed room and offered plenty of space, We had two windows which looked out onto the street below (and could actually be partially opened to allow fresh air in the room), a flat screen TV and more. The beds were very comfortable and the bedding seemed very plush. We both slept very well.
The next morning we enjoyed brunch in the hotel's restaurant and, though a bit pricey, enjoyed the meal. All in all a great time and I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Berkeley. Some friends of ours also came with us but had a Groupon for the Berkeley City Club. While the public rooms there were beautiful they said that their rooms were terrible and the beds horribly uncomfortable. So they spent most of the time hanging out with us!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Shattuck Plaza Hotel
- Shattuck Plaza Berkeley