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Rose Garden Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Moderately prced but still walking distance to campus. Wish our room would have come with a refridgerator or if the staff would have offered a room with one upon my bringing it up to them. They instead had me give them my items to refridgerate which was ok i guess

great location to Berkley. parking very limited. Breakfast was great. Nice fire place.

Antique furniture in a home-like environment. Parking is kind of limited, but was definitely ok for the price. My kids thought it was haunted at first, but w=once we got settled in it was very comfortable. Peaceful setting, lots of flowers, nice people.

The staff is very helpful to change us to another room the second day, after our first room was bombarded with an unpleasant sight and smell of pew from someone's overnight.

Cute 100 years old building, very small room, no air conditioning, could us some upgrades and renovation , mediocre breakfast

I stayed here years ago when it was a charming and well maintained inn with excellent breakfasts, so it was a bit jarring to be in the same place now that it is much more run down. I still like the fact that it is a series of cottages with a nice garden though. It is a peaceful place to stay. The staff gave me incorrect information on the two occasions I interacted with them, including writing the number of a non-existent room on my key card holder, resulting in my wandering around unable to find my room room until I asked again and they corrected the mistake. Some things in my room were either broken or not in good condition (ceiling fan, refrigerator, window-opening mechanism). Overall I was comfortable enough and would stay here again, with suitably lowered expectations.

A small, comfortable hotel with attn to rooms needed. Ok breakfast. Nice staff

From the street, this is a charming Victorian and we had high hopes for a comfortable stay, booking far in advance and reading good ratings on the websites. Unfortunately, I now believe that the web reviews were fabricated. Although advertising free parking, when we arrived, there was only 1 parking spot - all other parking spots for our cars were on the street with a sign that said we would have to move our cars every 2 hours during the day. The reception area smelled of mildew and cat pee. Given our late arrival, I signed paperwork and just wanted to get to bed. We couldn't easily locate our rooms which were at various places around the complex. One room smelled of backed up sewage, and all were very warm. We looked for A/C but only found what turned out to be an unmarked furnace. Once we turned it on, we weren't able to turn it off. The only thing this place did right customer-service-wise was to allow us to cancel the same night. Also, note that though we had reserved at $120-140 for the rooms, rooms were available that night for $60 on-line. If you want cheap and can stand terrible smells and no air, this one is for you!

My husband and I stayed here for my brother's graduation from UC Berkeley. I felt we got a reasonable rate for the deluxe queen room (with a fireplace!), despite it being an extremely busy graduation weekend. This hotel is by no means perfect. The buildings are quite old (the original building were built in 1903) and are showing it with some peeling paint. You can also tell some of the buildings are add ons, so the grounds and courtyard appear to be sort of a mish mash. Our room did have an iron burn stain on the carpet that must have been from a clumsy previous guest. Some of the paint didn't always match. That said, I don't think those minor cosmetic issues marred our stay at all. It still had so much charm with crown molding and the fireplace in our room. The courtyard was well landscaped and had cute tables and chairs to sit at. We even invited my family to sit out there with us after the graduation ceremony. We stayed in the building that housed rooms 402 - 410 (I think those were the numbers). I would recommend that block of rooms as it was a little back from the street and insulated a little from the street noise, which was nice. The breakfast in the morning was also a pleasant surprise as it included eggs, potatoes, and the usual fruit, toast, and cereal options. Parking lot was very small, but we were able to find street parking easily. All in all, a very delightful stay.

We were here for a college graduation. We reserved a queen bed with a balcony. It was a nice view of the two bay bridges. Friendly staff and warm breakfast.

The building is quite old but clean. The shower water and bathroom is nice. The room light was dark and broken. You can hear almost everything from next rooms. No soundproof walls :(is

We enjoyed our stay very much, We came to visit our son who lives in Berkeley and it was a fun place to stay. Reasonably priced and in a good central area for our visit.

My room was a corner hole in the wall. You actually hit the bed when you opened the door. The cable kept going out and the first time the worker who fixed it gave me an are you stupid look after he fixed it. The next couple times I had to remove the cable access card from the box and reinsert it before turning the box back on. Also the ice machine was broken. I had noticed the office had a huge beverage dispenser with water that was full of ice and when I asked about it I was told the machine outside was broken and I would have to find a store and buy some if I wanted ice. Apparently the office did not want to share their ice. My biggest disappointment came when I tried to turn the heater on. NO HEAT. No one fixed it so I slept in a cold room in sweats, a hoodie and with the warmest blanket wrapped around me and all the others on top. It didn't help that this was an old Victorian style house they converted into a hotel and the windows let cold air in also. There were many cosmetic touch ups that were needed in the room also. Overall completely disappointed.

Really lovely in many ways. A bit run down in a few ways but it's hard to maintain an historic structure and, really, a few broken statues in the garden lent atmosphere. The dripping faucet in the spotless bathroom was more of a concern and the maid had no idea what to do about a burned out light bulb but the desk staff was friendly and helpful, food was great, cats were fun, guests were friendly and interesting to talk to.

Stayed with my daughter, and even though I made a slight mistake in booking, the hotel staff was extremely accommodating and helpful! The hotel is older, very quaint and charming, & well maintained and comfortable. There are several buildings and the rooms seem to vary quite a bit, which makes it much more interesting & unique than your typical "chain" type hotel with identical rooms, lined up in neat rows. (For us, this was a big plus, but others may feel differently) Our room was clean and comfortable, quiet, & everything worked as expected. Some rooms offer a fireplace, so if that's important, make sure you request that when booking. Beds were comfy, and even though we were there when the weather was cold, we were warm and happy! The breakfast offers a nice selection of freshly prepared items (hot & cold) and the helpful, friendly staff keeps everything well stocked; it was an excellent way to start the day for us! Overall, highly recommended as long as you're looking for something that is NOT your typical big chain, cookie cutter room hotel. This place has lots of charm and character, even a nice parlor area with a cozy fireplace, comfy chairs, and plenty of books & other reading material! I definitely plan to go back & would encourage others to give the Rose Garden Inn a try!

This was our third stay at the unique and cozy Rose Garden, a rambling collection of buildings and rooms that works very well. Our room was comfortable and housecleaning staff kept it immaculate. Gas fireplace is a nice touch,especially in this particular room where bathroom was unheated. Reception/front desk staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Breakfast offerings were quite good, but with no day-to-day variation. Limited parking is available in two small lots. Conveniently located.

The Inn has a great location, friendly staff and comfortable beds, and some real charm to the rooms with gas fireplace and cozy nooks. But it's time for new carpeting, upgraded baths and some cosmetic make-overs. Rooms should not smell moldy and this one did due to ancient carpeting that a quick vacuuming cannot begin to clean. So yes, I will go back but the Inn could really use some TLC.

arrived at 4pm, checked in and was given a room that was obviously occupied. Then, when the staff gave us a new room, the toilet water line had been turned off in the new room (we reopened it ourselves). I understand this is an older property, but it is need of serious upkeep. Our room, 404, had repaired holes in the rug, several obvious drywall repairs in both the bathroom and main room, along with some small wood rot in the bathroom. We were travelling with another couple and they talked with us and had a similar report to tell about their room. The parking situation is also pretty tight. I would guess this hotel has about 50 rooms, and they have maybe 40 parking spaces. And they very clearly tell you when you check in that parking is your responsibility, you cant park out front or on the side streets after 8. We picked this hotel due to its proximity to Cal's campus and that is the only advantage this hotel has. I understand its a remodeled former mansion, but its in DIRE need of an upgrade.

The hotel location is perfect and the garden is beautiful. But no parking available even it stated free parking. The room is very old. My room maybe right above kitchen as I wake up from cooking smell ( like fried chicken) at 6 in the morning.

Everything about the Rose Garden Inn was quaint and lovely. It was almost like a vacation within a vacation. I felt as if I stepped through the gate into a lovely outdoor European cafe in a beautiful, fragrant garden. The staff went beyond all expectations starting with help parking the car to delivering luggage to a third floor room. (No elevators)

2740 Telegraph Ave Berkeley CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and University of California - Berkeley
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Rose Garden Inn places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and University of California - Berkeley. This 3-star hotel has 40 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. In the historical district, it's also near Greek Theater and University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

All 40 rooms provide coffee makers, free local calls, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.


Property features

Rose Garden Inn features free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a terrace and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Deluxe Queen Balcony

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Two Queens with Two Twins and Fireplace

Queen 2 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe King Fireplace

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Rose Garden Inn

Everyone (32) Couples (8) Business (2) Family (5) Friends (2) Other (2)
3

location

Everyone

Moderately prced but still walking distance to campus. Wish our room would have come with a refridgerator or if the staff would have offered a room with one upon my bringing it up to them. They instead had me give them my items to refridgerate which was ok i guess

By , from los angeles on Sep 11, 2017

4
Everyone

great location to Berkley. parking very limited. Breakfast was great. Nice fire place.

By on Aug 24, 2017

4

antique b'n'b experience

Families

Antique furniture in a home-like environment. Parking is kind of limited, but was definitely ok for the price. My kids thought it was haunted at first, but w=once we got settled in it was very comfortable. Peaceful setting, lots of flowers, nice people.

By on Aug 6, 2017

4
Everyone

The staff is very helpful to change us to another room the second day, after our first room was bombarded with an unpleasant sight and smell of pew from someone's overnight.

By , from California on Jul 25, 2017

3

too expensive for what you're getting

Everyone

Cute 100 years old building, very small room, no air conditioning, could us some upgrades and renovation , mediocre breakfast

By on Jul 13, 2017

3

adequate place to stay, better than a chain hotel

Everyone

I stayed here years ago when it was a charming and well maintained inn with excellent breakfasts, so it was a bit jarring to be in the same place now that it is much more run down. I still like the fact that it is a series of cottages with a nice garden though. It is a peaceful place to stay. The staff gave me incorrect information on the two occasions I interacted with them, including writing the number of a non-existent room on my key card holder, resulting in my wandering around unable to find my room room until I asked again and they corrected the mistake. Some things in my room were either broken or not in good condition (ceiling fan, refrigerator, window-opening mechanism). Overall I was comfortable enough and would stay here again, with suitably lowered expectations.

By on Jul 10, 2017

3

great location. tiny rooms

Everyone

A small, comfortable hotel with attn to rooms needed. Ok breakfast. Nice staff

By on May 22, 2017

1

stinky, poorly lit, and no ventilation

Everyone

From the street, this is a charming Victorian and we had high hopes for a comfortable stay, booking far in advance and reading good ratings on the websites. Unfortunately, I now believe that the web reviews were fabricated. Although advertising free parking, when we arrived, there was only 1 parking spot - all other parking spots for our cars were on the street with a sign that said we would have to move our cars every 2 hours during the day. The reception area smelled of mildew and cat pee. Given our late arrival, I signed paperwork and just wanted to get to bed. We couldn't easily locate our rooms which were at various places around the complex. One room smelled of backed up sewage, and all were very warm. We looked for A/C but only found what turned out to be an unmarked furnace. Once we turned it on, we weren't able to turn it off. The only thing this place did right customer-service-wise was to allow us to cancel the same night. Also, note that though we had reserved at $120-140 for the rooms, rooms were available that night for $60 on-line. If you want cheap and can stand terrible smells and no air, this one is for you!

By on May 21, 2017

4

charming hotel near downtown berkeley

Everyone

My husband and I stayed here for my brother's graduation from UC Berkeley. I felt we got a reasonable rate for the deluxe queen room (with a fireplace!), despite it being an extremely busy graduation weekend. This hotel is by no means perfect. The buildings are quite old (the original building were built in 1903) and are showing it with some peeling paint. You can also tell some of the buildings are add ons, so the grounds and courtyard appear to be sort of a mish mash. Our room did have an iron burn stain on the carpet that must have been from a clumsy previous guest. Some of the paint didn't always match. That said, I don't think those minor cosmetic issues marred our stay at all. It still had so much charm with crown molding and the fireplace in our room. The courtyard was well landscaped and had cute tables and chairs to sit at. We even invited my family to sit out there with us after the graduation ceremony. We stayed in the building that housed rooms 402 - 410 (I think those were the numbers). I would recommend that block of rooms as it was a little back from the street and insulated a little from the street noise, which was nice. The breakfast in the morning was also a pleasant surprise as it included eggs, potatoes, and the usual fruit, toast, and cereal options. Parking lot was very small, but we were able to find street parking easily. All in all, a very delightful stay.

By , from Santa Cruz, CA on May 19, 2017

5

college graduation

Everyone

We were here for a college graduation. We reserved a queen bed with a balcony. It was a nice view of the two bay bridges. Friendly staff and warm breakfast.

By on May 17, 2017