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"We went to Berkeley to visit the UCB as my son got admitted together with another kid. We both stayed in this hotel and it was surprisingly close to ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 05 Apr 2021

Hotel Description

Hotel near University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley

Heart of Berkeley

Your stay at this Northwest Berkeley hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of University of California, Berkeley and Berkeley Marina. Greek Theater and Golden Gate Fields are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and microwaves.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$177* Per night/room Aug 8 - Aug 9

Suite, 2 Queen Beds (Mini)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Whirlpool)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Mobility, Bathtub)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Bathtub)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed (Mini)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley, an IHG Hotel ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (2) Family (3)
5 out of 5
We went to Berkeley to visit the UCB as my son got admitted together with another kid. We both stayed in this hotel and it was surprisingly close to the campus and very nice and clean, also with some restaurant nearby. Would love to stay again next time we visit Berkeley!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 13, 2021 by Luis V.

Dear Guest, We are thrilled to learn that you had a great stay. We thank you from the bottom of our heart and look forward to your next visit!

2 out of 5
bed sheets were dirty and not changed. found a sock left from a previous guest in our bed. will not stay here again.

Posted by , from san diego, ca on Nov 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 16, 2020 by Luis Valdivia

Dear Maddison, My apologies for the inconveniences encountered during your stay. I hope you keep giving an opportunity to rectify ourselves. Best,

4 out of 5
Staff was really nice. The surrounding part of the city was very dirty and there were many homeless.

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 2, 2019 by Janae D.

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Janae D. Front Desk

2 out of 5

Not what I expected

The hotel was in a really bad area of Berkeley. I was surprised that there wasn’t secure parking. The room was much smaller than expected and the floors were dirty. The staff was indifferent and not welcoming. The rooms are way overpriced for what you get. If I was returning to the area I would look into other options.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018

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5 out of 5
Room was quiet clean and comfortable. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Breakfast were outstanding.

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015

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5 out of 5

Friendly and casual

Clean and tidy. Breakfast included. Construction next door but not very noisy. The work starts around eight inthe morning.Somewhat far from downtown Berkeley. You cannot walk to downtown or UC Berkeley campus.

Posted by , from Seoul, South Korea on Aug 9, 2013

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4 out of 5

Great management!

Great place to stay. Very clean and comfortable. Great location

Posted by , from Berkeley, CA on May 16, 2013

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4 out of 5

Good location to university

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, free easy parking.
Probably not walking distance to campus, but FREE parking is a plus. Basic room, clean, wireless is always nice. Breakfast was a couple steps above basic. A good value overall.

Posted by , from NE, Wisconsin on Feb 7, 2011

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3 out of 5

Way over priced

This hotel was ok. It was clean. But for the price we paid it should have been more. The Neighborhood, I would not feel safe walk around in. We had to prop the bathroom door open so I could talk to mu husband while I was using the mirror to put my make-up on. The greeting we received was from a disgruntled employee, she had such an attitude. The breakfast bar was OK... They had someone there working very hard to keep it full. She always had a smile. There was nothing in the hotel room about restaruants or things to do or places to go. We had to go and buy a map from the gas station down the street. Over all... it was just too much money to spend for the service and type of hotel it is.

Posted by on Jul 1, 2010

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3 out of 5

nice room & breakfast

The Berkeley Marina is straight down the street (University Ave). Great place to go for a walk by the water. Happy hour on weeknights at Hs Lordship restaurant is only $2.95 for calamari and $3.50 for drinks 5:30-6:30. We made an inexpensive dinner out of it! The area near Holiday Inn is not very inviting for taking walks, so please check out the quick drive down the street to the park/marina!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2009

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About the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley, an IHG Hotel

Location 1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:

  • Fitness facility

Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is served. A 24-hour fitness center, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley, an IHG Hotel. Self parking is free. This Berkeley hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 69 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) (25.5 km / 15.8 mi)
  • Train station: Berkeley Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley, an IHG Hotel offers 69 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Boat tours nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Express Berkeley
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Berkeley
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Suites Berkeley
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley, an IHG Hotel Hotel

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.