4.5 out of 5

"Very nice, but hotel has no parking. Nearby parking garage is outrageously expensive. Street parking in the general area is available, but lots of bum ... " More

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Hotel Description

Hotel Shattuck Plaza puts you in the heart of Berkeley, within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like University of California - Berkeley and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour business center.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 199 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free weekday newspapers, and hair dryers. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and designer toiletries. Room service, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and has concierge services. Additionally, you'll find a 24-hour front desk, limo/town car service, and express check-in.

With a stay at this 4-star Downtown Berkeley hotel, you'll be 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from Greek Theater and 3 km (1.9 mi) from University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza ratings based on 65 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Nice but don’t bring a car.

Very nice, but hotel has no parking. Nearby parking garage is outrageously expensive. Street parking in the general area is available, but lots of bums in the streets makes it kinda risky.

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018

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3 out of 5
Nothing to write home about. Clean. Good location.

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017

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4 out of 5

Clean, comfortable, but a bit noisy

Pros: Proximity to attractions we were seeking; clean, comfortable, good bar, near BART.
Cons: The room took awhile to cool down, but I'm not sure how you'd improve that and conserve energy at the same time.
Location: Great location, BART is just a few steps away. Chez Panisse is a 15-minute walk.
We got a corner room on the second floor. We live in the country, so to be fair, it was a bit noisy for us. I could have asked for a different room. The drapes did a pretty good job of noise dampening. The room was a nice size, with a comfortable bed and spacious bathroom. Room service for breakfast was good. The temperature control was a bit fussy, but eventually cooled the room to a very comfortable level. We did not eat in the restaurant, although we did have some nice drinks and bar food. We were surprised that the bar switched off liquor at 11:30pm I think, and served only beer.

Posted by , from Minneapolis on Aug 17, 2015

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1 out of 5

Over priced with a great view of homeless people

First room we booked was smaller than a motel 6 room but costs $250 a night in the middle of the week. I complained of the room size and did get a upgrade to a slightly bigger room but they made me pay $10 more, I would not have stayed at this hotel but it was late and the wife and kids were tired. When we finally laid down to relax and watch some TV, only 5 channels worked, I called the front desk and was told no one was on duty that knew how to fix the TV, add insult to injury.

Posted by , from Portland, OR on Apr 13, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great staff, clean rooms, good value

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Great hotel for the price, clean staff was kind and helpful. Bart was close by as well as several good places to eat.

Posted by , from plainview, ny on Jan 4, 2013

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4 out of 5

Front desk staff was very friendly, welcoming and took the time to talk about the history of the hotel.

This hotel is in a great location in Berkeley. Staff is friendly, helpful and welcoming. The only drawback is that they do not have valet parking.

Posted by , from Los Gatos, CA on Dec 17, 2012

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5 out of 5

Quality in the heart of Berkeley

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
WE will stay here again. The only problem with this hotel is the lack of parking... The garage across the street charges $14 for overnight so if your don't want to pay it, you search for street parking... The hotel was great and the room very comfortable.

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012

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4 out of 5

Nice Place

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
The hotel was recently renovated so it's beautiful, especially the lobby and restaurant. The rooms are on the smaller side, but very clean and totally acceptable. The service was fine except for one hick-up. We checked in early to 2 rooms and one of the rooms had not been cleaned yet. Sheets/towels/trash was strewn about and it took them a really really long time to clean it. Thankfully, we had the other room to hang out in. The location is great.

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel in a convenient location to UC Berkeley and to BART

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
The hotel was conveniently located next to the downtown Berkeley BART stop. It was easy to get to from the Oakland Airport. Also, it was close to UC Berkeley where my conference was. It was an easy walk to various ethnic, delicious restaurants. The free internet only worked with my laptop and not my iPad. I believe there was a way to make it work but I got put on hold for fifteen minutes before I hung up without speaking to anyone. I tried again, they said they'd send someone, but no one arrived. I was having trouble with my laptop until I realized you had to use internet explorer to get the wifi to work. Other than that, I thought the place was great.

Posted by , from Milwaukee on Sep 5, 2012

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4 out of 5

Fantastic for a short stay

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, great bar
The hotel was nicely located and clean, the staff were extremely nice and efficient. No valet parking, had to use the parking lot across the street, which actually worked out fine. The lobby is beautiful and has a great bar and snack area. Evidently it's a hot happy hour spot. My room had no view and was very small, especially the bathroom, which was fine for me since I was only there one night, for business. If I'd been there on vacation, I would have been disappointed. But the price was right for the accommodation, and I would definitely stay there again. Oh yeah, there was a Starbuck's right around the corner, a 30 second walk - Booyah!

Posted by , from San Juan Capistrano CA on Aug 22, 2012

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 18000 square feet (1672 square meters). A fitness center, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Shattuck Plaza. This 4-star Berkeley hotel is smoke free.

  • 199 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 4 conference rooms
  • 18000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1672 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (39.5 km / 24.6 mi)
  • Train station: Berkeley Station (3.2 km / 2 mi)

Room Amenities

Hotel Shattuck Plaza offers 199 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary weekday newspapers and bathrobes. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This Berkeley hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Hotel Shattuck Plaza has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 75.00 per stay


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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. No onsite parking is available.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 75.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 25 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Shattuck
  • Hotel Shattuck Plaza
  • Hotel Shattuck Plaza Berkeley
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  • Shattuck Hotel Plaza
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  • Shattuck Plaza Berkeley
  • Shattuck Plaza Hotel

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.