We stayed here for a wedding weekend because it was the hotel selected by the bride and groom with a "special rate." Even with our special discount, we felt the price was out of line with what we received. The room - while nicely decorated - was incredibly small (and we're from NYC, so we know small). Can't complain at all about cleanliness, and at least WiFi was free. But no breakfast? Not even tea and coffee in the lobby in the morning? What a disappointment. The largest disappointment, though, was room service. I'm still not sure how a $12 egg breakfast and an order of french toast with coffee, somehow came out to $49. I'm still scratching my head over this one. To boot, it arrived cold, and they forgot the English Muffin that came with the eggs. When I mentioned this upon checkout at the front desk, I got a half-hearted "I'm sorry" and that was the end of that. This is Holiday Inn level treatment, not nearly $300 a night "top" hotel treatment. A great disappointment.
Bottom line - the hotel is conveniently located to BART, food and other amenities, and the hotel sure looks nice and upscale. It's also clean. But it is certainly not a great value. Previously we stayed at the Hotel Durant, which has a lot more charm, more space, and overall we felt was a better value for the money.
- 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