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“Old Berkeley charm and elegance mixed with hippie shiek”

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Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
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Markleeville, Calif.
1 review
“Old Berkeley charm and elegance mixed with hippie shiek”
Reviewed March 3, 2010

I have not been to Berkeley since the 60's and was beyond charmed and enchanted as we walked up University, touring the campus and surrounding neighborhood, to Telegraph and back down Durant to the Plaza. There are many marvelous restaurants to enjoy and aroma of good food mixed with the eucaliptus trees and fresh rain was almost an overload of pleasure. When we returned to the Hotel, we had a wonderful drink at the bar and observed the easy feeling of this beautifully remodeled remnant of the glory days. We will be back. I think staying in Berkeley and taking BART to S.F. rather than staying in the city, would be the way to go...

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Reviewed March 3, 2010

We stayed at Hotel Shattuck for 4 days and had a wonderful experience. The front desk was very helpful, greeting began as soon as we walked through the door. The room was comfortable and the meal we had one night very good. Service was very good as well. Parking is an issue, but we were told of that when booking and again at check in. Berkeley is a walkable city, and Shattuck is the main street. Plenty within walking distance, as well as the BART being at the corner!
Had a good discount for "2 pms pay, then 1 pm free" on Cheaptickets - so make sure you check and continue to check as specials come up.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Tucson, AZ
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Reviewed March 1, 2010

My husband and I stayed here one night on a layover in Berkeley. Our stay was perfect. The hotel was renovated in 2009 and shows it: decor is elegant but trendy, room and common areas were spotless. Room faced out on Allston Way and was very quiet. Enjoyed lunch and breakfast in the restaurant; both were excellent meals. Staff at front desk were extremely helpful, especially in assisting us with online check-in for our departing flight. Free wi-fi in the room but signal on 5th floor wasn't very strong. We did not have a car so parking was not an issue. Enjoyed being so close to good Berkeley restaurant and the BART station in the next block. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 27, 2010

I travel often for business and need the valet service or at least attached parking lot. This is not available at this hotel. You need to park at a public lot across the street which locks (unable to enter or leave Mid. - 6am) Never informed of this. When I entered the hotel and asked the front desk check in girl she rudely informed me to park across the street. No offer to help with bags or anything. Thankfully for her the gentlemen sitting at the desk to my right noticed her attitude and my astinishment at this and offered his help with the luggage and checking in while I parked the car. Over all the room was clean and nice, The service was truly cold (except where I stated) and below average.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Southern California
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Reviewed February 22, 2010

The new Hotel Shattuck Plaza is a stunning hotel. The web site does not do it justice. I have stayed in 5 star and moderate hotels and though this is a small "boutique" hotel it is well worth your business. It is a wonderful blend of old world elegance and modern sophistication. It is both traditional, worthy of the hotel's heritage, and whimsical.
Even if a hotel is lovey, the personnel "makes or breaks" a hotel. Everyone I met was pleasant, courteous, professional, efficient and took the time to ask if I had any questions or requests.
The room had a homey feel, very clean, quiet, with a wonderful comfortable bed. Something any traveler can appreciate.
There is no reason to go any further then Shattuck's "Five" restaurant and bar for fine dining. The food was delicious, the service quick, the staff attentive and all at a very affordable price. I enjoyed dinner and breakfast and was impressed with both.
Overall I highly recommend this hotel for either a short or long term stay.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
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Budapest
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Reviewed February 21, 2010

I organized a business meeting in this hotel in February 2010, and for this reason I have worked with many people from the staff and heard the feedback from several dozens of guests. The hotel has been recently completely renewed, and the rooms are very comfortable (even though I would have a few remarks to the architect about the wallpaper and the bathroom doors). Being downtown, it is very convenient if you want to travel to SF by BART, but it can be noisy because of the traffic in the street.

The meeting facilities are good but still improvable, but the problems were promptly solved by the staff. Also people at the front desk are professional and efficient. I did not have the chance to have lunch there, but the breakfast is really good.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 18, 2010

First of all they let us check in at 10am. Our room was small, but very nicely furnished. If you have the option, request a room NOT facing Shattuck Street. The hotel provides earplugs, but the people shouting/singing/carrying on until the bars close, police sirens, and african drumming still carries through. Otherwise a beautiful hotel whose staff will bend over backwards to make your stay perfect. There was even a long stemmed red rose on our bed from turn down service. Very classy.

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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 Green Hotel in Berkeley
#1 Business 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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