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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A very pleasant stay, spacious comfortable rooms with plenty of outlets for gadgets, helpful and friendly staff, accessible to the heart of Berkeley,

The fitted sheet on the bed was stained (with fresh looking stains); we just threw another sheet over it and pretended we hadn't seen it. The man at the desk was grumbling and dismissive, but said we could have a late checkout. He mustn't have written it down because the maid came at noon instead of one and startled my baby awake. They don't give you rewards points if you buy through Orbitz. They do have a fantastic breakfast, though, and for reasonable hours.

Enjoy the stay! Very nice location and very close to UC Berkeley. Highly recommended! The review is too long to write on a phone.

Good stay, free parking, relatively close to university, clean room, ok breakfast. Staff was nice.

I kind of like the smell, myself, so I did not ask for another room, but I'm sure they would have given me one. I felt it was a very good value for the money. I felt safe.

Everything very good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In area for business. Location is easy. Restaurants and shops code by. Short drive or 6-8 block walk v

The hotel was great. Good breakfast. Comfortable room and bed.

Came into town to hit up some local breweries hotel was perfect. In between everything plenty of restaurants in the area. Plenty of places to venture off too in the area. Recommend to anyone looking for this kind of trip.

Great location -- 10 minute walk to BART. Free WiFi was a plus. Appreciated that it was across the street from a 7-Eleven. Would definitely stay at again!

I stay here for a fishing trip in the bay. It was close to the marina, which was nice. The hotel room and lobby were super clean, and the staff was friendly. The best part though was that it was located on University, about a mile from the actual university, and had tons if great food and entertainment options within walking distance. I would recommend staying here if you are in the area.

I booked a king size room for 5 days and it was a good experience. I felt the locality is a bit shady, but I think its okay, given that it is downtown. But I think this hotel is a lot more safer compared to others.

After having stayed at not so good Holliday Inns in the past I was prepared for a comparable experience but this hotel was a really pleasant surprise. The rooms were clean and modern, the staff was helpful and knowledgeable. On my business trips I normally stay in hotels that are double the price as this one and I have to say that the quality was almost the same. The price/value relationship was perfect.

Nice hotel at reasonable price. BART 3+ blocks away. Pretty convenient to get to and around San Francisco once you figure out the transit system.

We really liked the convenient location - and, the breakfast was great. However, the rooms were not in top shape - many of the room tiles are broken and the bathroom walls and ceiling are buckled from excess moisture. During our stay, the construction next door ensured we were awake by 7am and when done, the building will completely block the 1st and 2nd floor windows in the back of the hotel.

Overall, was a pleasant experience. It seems to be an older hotel that's been updated with new bedding, carpet, etc. Like the microwave and fridge in the room.

Staff is friendly and super helpful. Have stayed here a few times on business and always felt well taken care of by the staff. Breakfast is OK. Overall, it's not overly plush but is comfortable.

Room and staff were fine. Continental breakfast was very good, nothing extra special, but continuously well stocked, very efficient and clean. Location of hotel was proximate to the interstate, but not in the best of areas.

This place was terrible and not worth the cost. Additionally it was chaotic to get any real service from the hotel since they kept telling me that any concern I had needed to be directed to to the company that i booked through(this company's name i cannot include but if you recognize the traveling knome you know which company it is) since I had booked through them. Needless to say I will not be booking through the third party travel company (the one represented in commercials by the knome) again since the costs saving were minimal and it resulted in an experience in which I had no bargaining power.

This is a great location for visiting the Bay area. The staff was extremely helpful in answering questions and making suggestions about the Berkley area. They were also able to give us any directions we needed to sight see in the Bay area. We loved the little kitchenette in the room with microwave and fridge.

1175 University Ave Berkeley CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour fitness center

University of California - Berkeley is within 2 miles (3 km) of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley while other popular attractions such as Greek Theater are within 3 miles (5 km). This 69-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Berkeley, it's also close to Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


Rooms

All of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley's 69 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and safes.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-in, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley

Everyone (7) Business (10) Couples (6) Family (9) Other (5) Friends (4)
5

super comfortable rooms, great staff

Everyone

A very pleasant stay, spacious comfortable rooms with plenty of outlets for gadgets, helpful and friendly staff, accessible to the heart of Berkeley,

By on Sep 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 10, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the Expedia community. Hopefully we will be your choice for future visits to Berkeley.

4

generally a good hotel.

Everyone

The fitted sheet on the bed was stained (with fresh looking stains); we just threw another sheet over it and pretended we hadn't seen it. The man at the desk was grumbling and dismissive, but said we could have a late checkout. He mustn't have written it down because the maid came at noon instead of one and startled my baby awake. They don't give you rewards points if you buy through Orbitz. They do have a fantastic breakfast, though, and for reasonable hours.

By on May 1, 2017

5
Everyone

Enjoy the stay! Very nice location and very close to UC Berkeley. Highly recommended! The review is too long to write on a phone.

By on Apr 16, 2017

4

nice hotel walking distance from downtown and univ

Everyone

Good stay, free parking, relatively close to university, clean room, ok breakfast. Staff was nice.

By , from washington on Jan 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 14, 2017

Dear JB, Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care.

4

perfect except for marijuana smell

Everyone

I kind of like the smell, myself, so I did not ask for another room, but I'm sure they would have given me one. I felt it was a very good value for the money. I felt safe.

By , from Napa on Jan 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 14, 2017

Dear Summer, Thank you very much for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Until then, thank you and take care.

5

nice hotel near to the beach!!!!!

Everyone

Everything very good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By on Jul 22, 2016

3

good location

Everyone

In area for business. Location is easy. Restaurants and shops code by. Short drive or 6-8 block walk v

By on May 13, 2016

5

fun family weekend

Families

The hotel was great. Good breakfast. Comfortable room and bed.

By on Oct 4, 2015

4

comfort

Singles

Came into town to hit up some local breweries hotel was perfect. In between everything plenty of restaurants in the area. Plenty of places to venture off too in the area. Recommend to anyone looking for this kind of trip.

By on Jun 8, 2015

5

excellent hotel

GetawayWithFriends

Great location -- 10 minute walk to BART. Free WiFi was a plus. Appreciated that it was across the street from a 7-Eleven. Would definitely stay at again!

By on Feb 3, 2015