$69 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 24, 2014 Check-out: Nov 26, 2014

Travelodge Berkeley

2 stars
1820 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
20 reviews
What a pleasant surprise

I lived in Berkeley for four years and was always a bit hesitant about the motels on University.... See full review

  • Back to Berkeley
  • Dec 17, 2012
Nice room, close to campus and cultural events

We found the check in staff to be friendly and professional. The location of this Travelodge can't... See full review

  • AHay
  • Oct 15, 2012
Welcome to the Berkeley Travelodge...Whether you are here for business or pleasure we are dedicated to the comfort of our guests. Centrally located in the heart of the East Bay you can travel in any direction with BART - Bay Area Rapid Transit, only 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco for work or play. Located 4 blocks from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore Lab and much more. Many renowned restaurants, art galleries and boutiques are within walking distance. San Pablo Casino is only 5 miles away. Golden Gate Fields race track is only 3 miles. Complimentary newspaper available. Each room has refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board. Safe Box fee is 1.50 USD per night. If you are attending a concert at UC Berkeleys Hearst Greek Theater, or a football game at California Memorial Football Stadium both are only an easy 10 block walk. This Property has 100 percent non smoking rooms. Smoking of any kind will result in a 100.00 per day fee.

Hotel Map

37.8713 -122.2744
Area description
Downtown

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
Security
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Outdoor parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Haas Pavilion: 0.7 mi
  • California Memorial Stadium: 1.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (20)

Ratings and reviews for Travelodge Berkeley

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 20
Amenities:
2.6
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.1

65% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Travelodge Berkeley

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Barb and Gerry
Business
Roseville, CA
Oct 23, 2014

place to sleep

We needed an overnight place to sleep. Considering the prices in the area we opted for the Travelodge. The location was great. Fairly quiet. The beds very comfortable. There was a lot of light emitted from the back of tv which was disturbing. The bathroom was somewhat moldy in places, vent didn't work, so we had to open the window. Breakfast was packaged rolls, some apples, etc. Nothing special. If we needed a one night sleep over we would stay there again because of the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

We had breakfast at a beautiful restaurant on Telegraph near Derby st. Name Le Beteau Ivre.( Probably misspelled) Very charming, great food and service.

Review of Travelodge Berkeley

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Berkeley Parent
Business
Fresno, CA
Feb 4, 2014

One Night Stay

Needed a place to stay for the night in Berkeley. I have not complaints for what I paid for. Rooms were clean, quiet, excellent location. I didn't care or expect a "high end" continental breakfast as there are so many places to try out in downtown Berkeley so why eat at the motel??? Walking distance to BART was ideal!!! So many different restaurants near makes this an ideal place to stay. Staff was friendly and the wi-fi had a strong signal. I'd have no problem staying here again!!! Like I said, I have no complaints for what I paid for!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Berkeley

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Johnston Jonny
Business
Seattle
May 31, 2013

Never again.

It is a dump. Over priced. Miserable horrible beds. Terrible "continental breakfast".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

BART is great but long walk from hotel.

Review of Travelodge Berkeley

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
UC Berkeley Visitor
Business
Washington, DC
Apr 15, 2013

Fine for a weekend visit.

I wouldn't recommend spending too much time here, but this is a perfectly fine hotel for crashing with friends at UC Berkeley for the weekend. The rooms are clean enough and the value is certainly fine. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Trader Joe's is right across the street!

Review of Travelodge Berkeley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Back to Berkeley
Business
Charlottesville, Va
Dec 17, 2012

What a pleasant surprise

I lived in Berkeley for four years and was always a bit hesitant about the motels on University. After moving away, I popped in for a short visit and found all of my friends out of town. I took a chance on the Travelodge and what a surprise! The room was your average motel fare, but the TV had full sattelite. There was a microwave and a fridge and the staff at the front desk was so pleasant and helpful. Really, location-wise, you can't beat it. So close to anything you need to get to in Berkeley. It was about as good as a motel stay can get. A hotel stay... definitely better but for quick and simple motel stay... I recommend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Trader Joes is directly across the street. With a microwave and a fridge, this was a huge plus for this motel.

Review of Travelodge Berkeley

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Aaronbot
Business
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Nov 11, 2012

Drab and boring, but close to campus

If you need somewhere walking distance to campus, with a free parking space, and nothing better is available than this will do. No major problems with my stay. But it is the pinnacle of mediocrity for an American hotel. Flickering florescent bulb in the bathroom, only easily accessible outlet turned off with the lights, and a joke of a breakfast. If you arent too picky and just need somewhere to sleep, it will do.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Berkeley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AHay
Business
Cambria, California
Oct 15, 2012

Nice room, close to campus and cultural events

We found the check in staff to be friendly and professional. The location of this Travelodge can't be beat - easy walking distance to amazing restaurants, campus, the Freight & Salvage, Berkeley rep, etc. Its an older property, so the bath is small and plain, the tile is aged, and I felt like the room could have done without *quite* so much furniture. It was nice to have the fridge and microwave, though we only used the fridge. Beds were quite nice, too - high quality sheets and nice mattresses. The price is similar to the downtown Berkeley Inn, but the location is much better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

See what might be playing at the Freight & Salvage!

Review of Travelodge Berkeley

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Reggie on business
Business
South Florida
Oct 3, 2012

Standard Motel

Staff was ok, power went out on my second night. Not their fault but no security lights anywhere. They seemed not prepared.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Berkeley

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
A prayer mom
Business
Glendale, CA
Jun 11, 2012

Visit to Berkeley University

It's the average room. Good location. I will consider going back any time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are different restaurants in the sorroundings. The turkish restaurant was good.

Review of Travelodge Berkeley

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
peaceseeker
Business
Berkeley, CA
Jun 2, 2012

Memorial day Weekend

Overall, it's not a bad deal if you get the room for $70-$80 per night. I wouldn't pay $100/night, it's too outdated. Travel tip: check the comforter when you arrive. My only complaint is when I settled down to go to bed, the comforter smelled like smoke. It had this musty, smoky smell. And the guy in check in made such a big deal this was a non smoking room and he would charge my credit card if they smelled smoke. Anyway, the next morning I told the cleaning lady. She even smelled the comforter and agreed it smelled bad. She said she would replace it. She ended up washing it and putting it back on the bed. I guess they don't have any spares? After that it smelled fine. The rooms are clean and housekeeping does a good job of cleaning. The room comes with free wifi and cable on an old 40inch color TV. Not a flat screen but it works fine. I enjoyed the hot showers and overall thought the experience was fine. Not remarkable but it did the job. Across the street is a Trader Joe's and lots of food places within walking distance. Not close enough to the BART station, about 1-1.5 miles, but I had my car so I didn't care anyway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Do not eat at Au Coquelet Cafe down the street. The food is mediocre, the service is slow and the meal will arrive cold.

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