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Knights Inn Berkeley CA

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Clean small rooms with all the basic amenities like fridge, coffee maker and microwave. Parking later at night is an issue because the spaces are small, packed in tight with no margin of error when lot is full, very tight even for compact cars. Appeared to be family owned, managed and staffed, friendly and helpful for my limited needs. Breakfast is minimal, cereal, juice coffee and bread. My small room was surprisingly quiet. If you are used to major brands like Hilton or Marriott’s entry to mid level properties, this does not really compare but for the roughly $160 or so a night, this is what you should expect and perhaps hope for in a central Berkeley location. My first hotel which was similarly priced was horrible and I had to cancel, so in comparison this property was pretty good.

GREAT location.....3 blocks to BART, buses at your front door and EVER food type you could want in a 15 minute walk...Staff was super accommodating and made sure my needs were met....highly recommend staying here.

The room was very clean, the bathroom was very nice, the staff was beyond helpful and genuinely seemed to care whether or not my girlfriend and I were enjoying our stay. The man who works there (thinking the owner because he was working so hard and doing everything!) is very pleasant and accommodating. The location is perfect also if you plan to take BART into the city. I will stay here every time I'm in the Bay Area.

The prices of hotels in Berkeley make it a generally poor value choice, and this hotel is not different. It's a $45-value proposition (noisy, dark rooms with limited space to unpack) selling for three times more due to the location. An alternative would be, for exmple, a four star hotel for the same price or cheaper in Newark.

Situated well near everything that was important to us: Restaurants, bars, public transportation... Four stops to the boat pier in Oakland, six stops to San Francisco, about sixteen to the airport - perfect! Extremely friendly and helpful staff, free parking, clean rooms tastefully equipped with quite modern furniture that doesn't make you feel like your visiting someones greatparents. The breakfast doesn't deserve it's name. Good for non breakfasters like us, though. We stuck to coffee, which was on the watery side but okay. A bathtub would have been nice, or at least a detachable showerhead. The worst though: I left my email so they could send me the bill - instead I got signed up for another companies bonus program I never asked for nor agreed upon. This sucked major time and put a slight sour taste to what could have been a fully pleasant experience.

We stayed in Knights Inn Berkeley CA on out trip to San Francisco. The Motel is located 5 min walk from BART stations and the metro takes you to city center in 30 min. The rooms are renovated. Breakfast was below average. Our room key demagnetised and the parking is limited. If all parking spaces are occupied you can bearly get to your room. Otherwise clean and safe. Good value.

I have really enjoyed my stay here. The rooms are very neat and comfortable. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. They helped me on several occasions. I highly recommend this hotel if you need to stay around Berkeley.

Modest, family-run, clean and quiet motel with super friendly and helpful staff. Very conveniently located to downtown Berkeley and UC Berkeley campus. Steps away from transit to downtown San Francisco.

Motel was clean and the staff were friendly and accommodating. It's close to BART and good breakfast spot Homemade Cafe. Pillows were lumpy but that is about all the bad I have to say. There are restaurants and mini supers steps away. There is no kleenex so bring your own.

Yes we enjoyed our stay. Although we only stayed for a little over 12 hours, everything was great.Wish we could have stayed longer but the train would not wait. Will definitely stay again should we return.

1512 University Ave Berkeley CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Knights Inn Berkeley CA places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Berkeley Repertory Theater and Berkeley Community Theater. This 26-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Habitot Children's Museum and Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life are also nearby.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.


Knights Inn Berkeley CA's 26 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls and desks.

Property features

Knights Inn Berkeley CA offers free WiFi in public areas and coffee in a common area. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

42% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 88 reviews