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Atlanta
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

The last few weeks we have stayed in a string of budget, moderately priced hotels. The Holiday Inn Express Berkeley stands out for the intelligent layout of the room. Ours had a king-size bed and a small sofa with coffee table, along with a desk, drawers, and TV, that all fit nicely together and felt comfortable. Other places I have...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear reprof, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley with the Tripadvisor community. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and got a chance to visit some of our local shops. We hope to see you again soon when visiting Berkeley. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manager

Tulare, California
Reviewed 2 June 2015

I stayed here because pretty much every other hotel in the area was sold out, and I was concerned that there was a reason that this one wasn't. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The room was spacious and clean. As others have mentioned, it's not fancy and very basic, but it's clean and ok for a night or two. The...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear ndc121, Thank you for staying with us during your recent trip to Berkeley. We appreciate the feedback about your experience. I apologize if your window let in excessive noise. Your comfort and quality of sleep are very important and we will look into this situation to see if it can be resolved. We hope to see you again soon....

Granite Bay, California
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Our family of four stayed in the hotel the night preceding UCB graduation. The location was great. Just a 5 minute drive to park near the UCB stadium. The room was very clean and quiet - our two queen beds were very comfortable. The hot complementary breakfast was very nice - eggs, pancakes, sausage, etc. I would recommend it and...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear barbaraandfamily, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during the UC Berkeley graduation. I love to hear you found the room clean and quiet, and the bed comfortable. I certainly hope we will be your choice when visiting Berkeley and congratulations to your recent grad. Regards, Greg Liversedge

Reviewed 6 May 2015

Recently popped in here last minute while I was attending a weekend seminar in Berkeley. Glad I did! The staff was very friendly. My room was VERY clean. The bed was so ridiculously comfortable that I didn't want to leave it the next morning. The pillows….oh my goodness! So comfortable. They even have them monogrammed "firm" and "soft" so take...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Erica L, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Berkeley. We love to hear feedback such as yours. We certainly hope to see you again next time your work brings you to UC Berkeley. Regards, Greg Liversedge

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

I recently stayed at this Holiday Inn and was a nice stay. The hotel is located in a busy area with good freeway access. The rooms were a bit dated and AC not the best. The breakfast was the usual sausage with biscuits with a very small dinning area. Nice place to stay but nothing fancy.

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Manuel S, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip to Berkeley. We appreciate your feedback and hope that we are presented an oppurtunity to serve you again in the future. Regards, Greg Liversedge Holiday Inn Express Berkeley

la mirada
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Good hotel, my stay was quite comfortable. I liked the continental breakfast, the service was good. the thing that I liked the least was the fact that I checked in after 2:00 am and still had to check out by 1:00 pm the same day.

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear rendwickh, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. I'm pleased to hear that for the most part you enjoyed your stay. I hope that we can serve you again soon. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manger

Northern England
Reviewed 28 March 2015

The BART station is .7 of a mile away and downtown is 1.3 miles, or there's a good bus service (with rates for seniors only $1.05). The hotel rooms are typical of HIE in this part of the world. Like my fellow reviewer below I would like to especially commend Zara, who made our breakfast experience exceptional. She was always...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear leisure-traveller44, We sincerely appreciate the feedback and it's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay. We certainly appreciate everything Zara does and it's a great feeling to see her get the recognition she deserves. I hope we get the chance to serve you again soon. Regards, Greg Liversedge

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Our stay was marred by multiple issues -- room not clean, rate not honored, terribly rude front desk staff. I will not stay at this overpriced place again. There was hair in the bathroom and the toilet did not appear to be cleaned, yet the front desk staff acted like it was our problem. Just not acceptable at any level.

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Paul C. Thank you for taking the time to supply the Tripadvisor community with your candid review. Please allow me to apologize for not living up to your cleanliness and service expectations. Although your feedback is not the type that we enjoy hearing, we will use it to work with our staff to avoid situations such as yours in...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 16 March 2015

I'm rating the hotel in the context of what it is attempting to provide, at a certain cost. Friendly staff, rooms in fine shape, well run breakfast buffet. My wife and I have stayed here a number of times on family visits and will be back. I'm also using this as an excuse to praise Zara, the young lady who...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear GStraveller1219, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. I'm thrilled to hear you had a great experience with us at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Berkeley. Although Zara is one of our newer team members, her positive attitude and glowing personality has certainly already impacted us. I will share your wonderful comments with...

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2015

The hotel is perfectly comfortable and is well appointed. I would say that it is the perfect example of what you would expect from a Holiday Inn Express. However, I paid $170 for my room and I think that was bad value for money - with hindsight I should probably have chosen a different area to stay in. The neighbourhood...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear William R, Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Berkeley. I'm sorry to hear that you did not find our property a good value. We try to ensure that we stay competitive with our pricing strategy and offer the most value we can. As I'm sure you are aware, the Bay Area has one of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley! We are located on University Avenue within walking distance of Downtown Berkeley and 1.7 Miles from Central UC Berkeley Campus. Enjoy performances & concerts at the Berkeley Greek Theater. Visit the Lawrence Hall of Science Center including the Idea Lab, NanoZone, and Real Astronomy Experience. Golden Gate Fields is where the Bay comes to play, offering live thoroughbred horse racing in a spectacular setting, just 2 short miles away. The University of California Botanical Garden features over 12,000 different kinds of plants from around the world on 34 acres. If you love chocolate as much as we do, don t miss touring Scharffen Berger Chocolate Makers, producers of the highest quality chocolate using vintage European equipment right here in Berkeley. For history buffs, don t miss the USS Hornet in Alameda. It s a one-of-a-kind experience you won t want to miss! Catch a Cal Golden Bears Game at Memorial Stadium. We are the most comfortable and convenient hotel headquarters to catch all the action! When it's time to relax, return to your spacious room at the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley Hotel. Stay in touch while away from home with our complimentary high-speed Internet service. We also offer complimentary hot breakfast and free on-site parking. We look forward to seeing you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Berkeley

Address: 1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: RM667 - RM1,406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Berkeley 2.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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