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Super 8 Berkeley

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I believe the hotel is absolutely beautiful. It had great amenities and was clean. The room was awesome to be honest. The only problem I had is when I first checked in and received my card, I went to the room and I kept swiping the card and it wouldn't work. So I went down and the manager came up and first he used my card which did not work and then I guess he use his own "Master Card" and that worked. So we went down to the office and he gave me a new card and it worked no problem. So later that night, around 11'ish I went to Nations to pick up my order and when I came back, I swiped the card however, it wouldn't work. So I went downstairs and rung the Night Bell several times and then the manager came out. Obviously, he was sleep and not happy that I woke him up. I explained why I was there, he then smacked his lips and just turned around went behind the desk said that this has never happened before and he gave me another card or he did something to that card I'm not sure and then he instructed me to make sure not to leave out of the hotel room or i will basically be on my own ? I thought his behavior was absolutely unprofessional, disrespectful. I just chose not to bite into the negativity so I just smiled thanked him and kept it moving. However, that made me say although I thought that this was a really nice hotel I would never go back to this location or maybe never to a Super 8 because his behavior was just unacceptable and I only spend my money where I'm respected.

Great staff, location, and comfort for the price. I would stay again

Nice hotel, comfortable and clean. The super 8 is near to the BART station.

ice machine was out of order and never attempted to be fixed.

Close to ucb, and everything. Nice staff. Cozy room and bright bathroom ( they have bathroom windows here :) ) free parking spot and wifi. What else do you need?

It's very apparent that only the absolute bare minimum is done to make the place presentable. Not a lot of thought put into how the place looks (cable box balanced on top of a flat screen tv mounted on the wall. A small earthquake would easily bring it down). Just very drab overall.

,Management was very helpful and room was clean.I would stay here again.

Good enough deal, not great. Chose the hotel for the location (close to UC Berkeley campus) and convenience. Room a bit small but it was clean and all the necessary amenities were there. Good motel.

Stayed here for a night, the room was small but good for the price. It was clean and neat.

This is a budget hotel, and if you are okay with that it's a fine choice. The room was small but comfortable, and included a mini-fridge, coffee maker and a tv. I found the desk staff to be courteous. The breakfast is very basic--prepackaged oatmeal, cereal, cinnamon rolls, and yogurt, and some coffee and OJ. It's easy to walk up University Ave. to the shops and restaurants of Berkeley, or to get to the UC campus.

It was an OK experience. I had read before on reviews that they don't have "breakfast", but I did not believe until the guy at the reception told me they had doughnuts in the mornings (he told this in a way that I understood: phhhh you want breakfast ?!?!?!).

I want to start by saying that I stay at Super 8 all over the country and generally have a great experience. Not this time. The room is tiny. I'm not sure how two people would actually fit in there. The location was ok...in the "bordering the ghetto" sort of way. The continental breakfast was pretty much non-existent. Either they didn't put stuff out or they didn't refresh it (I was there daily at 8am). Plus, I had to battle the manager's family members for space in the little breakfast area. I guess the little kid in diapers was cute, but I was under the impression this was for hotel guests. I felt like I was intruding on their family breakfast time. The pillow were the pits, there weren't extra blankets and the room was freezing. The carpet was wet in several spots (ewww). Overall, I was less than impressed and will pony up the extra $30-$40 it costs to stay elsewhere.

The staff was very unpleasant, I don't know why, maybe he is merely employee for this small building. The room was too small, the heater was noisy not working properly; I had to plug off once in a while. It was the most terrible experience in a few years. I would never recommend this one to anybody.

Average hotel. The thing that stands out is that when I asked about the breakfast, which supposedly was included in the price, the guy at the front desk told there will be donuts in his office. This was ofending and ridiculous, but I did not say anything. And also the main office had a very heavy spicy food smell.

the location is great, just several blocks from UC Berkeley. Nothing esle is good.

and I'm sure everything will be fine. (The little envelopes on your room keys tell you so!) This is a surprisingly sketchy block of University for being so close to the more thriving areas of downtown. The bathroom is nicely remodeled but the traffic noise, men cat-calling you in the parking lot and the screaming psychotic homeless woman outside will remind you to do like the key envelope says...

nothing special but clean, quiet and everything worked

Clean, remodeled, comfortable bed. No problems. Everything we were promised.

When I asked for a receipt for tax purposes that I actually stayed in the hotel, the staff person said that because it came through this third party service, he didn't even know what I was charged. Even though I explained my need was just for a receipt showing I stayed there, he was quite belligerent and refused to provide anything. His tone and manner were quite disrespectful. Fortunately there are several other comparable hotel nearby, so I won't stay there again.

The staff let me check in early, which was nice. I had a guest stay with me, and parking was extremely limited. At one point the staff came to my door to recommend i repark my car so it wouldn't get hit. Otherwise this was worth the cost. Somewhat noisy, but otherwise fine. Right in the heart of university aveune happenings, which is good or bad, depending on what youre looking for. Seems like there were nicer places just a few blocks down, but i imagine they were in a higher price range. Might be worth it if you're picky.

1619 University Avenue Berkeley CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to University of California - Berkeley
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

University of California - Berkeley is within a mile (2 km) of Super 8 Berkeley, and other popular sites like Greek Theater are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 23-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Near the airport, it's also near Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning.


Rooms

All of Super 8 Berkeley's 23 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 32-inch plasma TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Free weekday newspapers, hair dryers, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

At Super 8 Berkeley, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas and free newspapers. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Super 8 Berkeley

Everyone (6) Couples (3) Business (7) Family (4) Other (8) Friends (2)
4

surprisingly, this is a beautiful hotel

Everyone

I believe the hotel is absolutely beautiful. It had great amenities and was clean. The room was awesome to be honest. The only problem I had is when I first checked in and received my card, I went to the room and I kept swiping the card and it wouldn't work. So I went down and the manager came up and first he used my card which did not work and then I guess he use his own "Master Card" and that worked. So we went down to the office and he gave me a new card and it worked no problem. So later that night, around 11'ish I went to Nations to pick up my order and when I came back, I swiped the card however, it wouldn't work. So I went downstairs and rung the Night Bell several times and then the manager came out. Obviously, he was sleep and not happy that I woke him up. I explained why I was there, he then smacked his lips and just turned around went behind the desk said that this has never happened before and he gave me another card or he did something to that card I'm not sure and then he instructed me to make sure not to leave out of the hotel room or i will basically be on my own ? I thought his behavior was absolutely unprofessional, disrespectful. I just chose not to bite into the negativity so I just smiled thanked him and kept it moving. However, that made me say although I thought that this was a really nice hotel I would never go back to this location or maybe never to a Super 8 because his behavior was just unacceptable and I only spend my money where I'm respected.

By , from Cali on Jul 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2017

We are very disappointed to hear of your check in experience at our hotel, and we are apologize that you were not made immediately feel welcome and valued. We will discuss your review with the appropriate personnel, and ensure that all of our guests are greeted appropriately, no matter what time they arrive at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to welcome you back for a fantastic stay another time. Best wishes, Hotel Management

4

great value

Everyone

Great staff, location, and comfort for the price. I would stay again

By , from Ca on Feb 2, 2017

5
Everyone

Nice hotel, comfortable and clean. The super 8 is near to the BART station.

By on Oct 11, 2016

3

no ice machine

Everyone

ice machine was out of order and never attempted to be fixed.

By on May 22, 2016

Review comment responded on May 26, 2016

Thank you for your review and we are sorry for the inconvenience you had to experience during your stay. We will be working hard to overcome our shortcomings in near future. With much respects Management

5

perfect!

Everyone

Close to ucb, and everything. Nice staff. Cozy room and bright bathroom ( they have bathroom windows here :) ) free parking spot and wifi. What else do you need?

By , from fairbanks, ak on May 17, 2016

Review comment responded on May 19, 2016

Thanks for staying at Super8 Berkeley and we are very glad for your wonderful review. We hope to see you again in future soon. With much respects Management

3

disappointing

Everyone

It's very apparent that only the absolute bare minimum is done to make the place presentable. Not a lot of thought put into how the place looks (cable box balanced on top of a flat screen tv mounted on the wall. A small earthquake would easily bring it down). Just very drab overall.

By on Apr 22, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 24, 2016

Thank you for staying at Super8 Berkeley. Any would like to express sorry for the inconvenience you had during the stay. We would be renovating our shortcomings soon. With much respects Management

4

good location

Couples

,Management was very helpful and room was clean.I would stay here again.

By on Dec 1, 2015

4

good motel for the money

Singles

Good enough deal, not great. Chose the hotel for the location (close to UC Berkeley campus) and convenience. Room a bit small but it was clean and all the necessary amenities were there. Good motel.

By on Sep 24, 2015

3

visiting the area

Couples

Stayed here for a night, the room was small but good for the price. It was clean and neat.

By on Apr 22, 2015

4

quick business trip

BusinessTravelers

This is a budget hotel, and if you are okay with that it's a fine choice. The room was small but comfortable, and included a mini-fridge, coffee maker and a tv. I found the desk staff to be courteous. The breakfast is very basic--prepackaged oatmeal, cereal, cinnamon rolls, and yogurt, and some coffee and OJ. It's easy to walk up University Ave. to the shops and restaurants of Berkeley, or to get to the UC campus.

By on Mar 17, 2015