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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Our stay was marred by multiple issues -- room not clean, rate not honored, terribly rude front desk staff. I will not stay at this overpriced place again. There was hair in the bathroom and the toilet did not appear to be cleaned, yet the front desk staff acted like it was our problem. Just not acceptable at any level.

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Paul C. Thank you for taking the time to supply the Tripadvisor community with your candid review. Please allow me to apologize for not living up to your cleanliness and service expectations. Although your feedback is not the type that we enjoy hearing, we will use it to work with our staff to avoid situations such as yours in...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 16 March 2015

I'm rating the hotel in the context of what it is attempting to provide, at a certain cost. Friendly staff, rooms in fine shape, well run breakfast buffet. My wife and I have stayed here a number of times on family visits and will be back. I'm also using this as an excuse to praise Zara, the young lady who...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear GStraveller1219, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. I'm thrilled to hear you had a great experience with us at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Berkeley. Although Zara is one of our newer team members, her positive attitude and glowing personality has certainly already impacted us. I will share your wonderful comments with...

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2015

The hotel is perfectly comfortable and is well appointed. I would say that it is the perfect example of what you would expect from a Holiday Inn Express. However, I paid $170 for my room and I think that was bad value for money - with hindsight I should probably have chosen a different area to stay in. The neighbourhood...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear William R, Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Berkeley. I'm sorry to hear that you did not find our property a good value. We try to ensure that we stay competitive with our pricing strategy and offer the most value we can. As I'm sure you are aware, the Bay Area has one of...

Starkville, Mississippi
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Stayed here for a few days during a business trip to the university and the bay area. Solid place to stay with nice breakfast areas and clean rooms. Would consider it again if I'm ever back in the area.

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear John C We appreciate you sharing your feedback with the Tripadvisor community. We hope that the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley will be your choice for future trips to the Bay Area. Greg Liversedge

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 February 2015

My wife and I stayed here for a few days while visiting family, who live in Oakland. The hotel location and services fit our needs. The Breakfast that was offered every morning was great, with a good selection of Hot and Cold along with several pastry choices. We would not hesitate to stay here again when visiting family.

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Robert B, Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and we were convenient for visiting your family. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manager

Merced, California, United States
Reviewed 29 January 2015

My wife and two young children (5 and 3) stayed here for a Friday night so that we could do some fun family things in the area. While the hotel isn't in a very picturesque area (along busy University Ave), I thought the hotel itself was fine. Here are a few quick comments:. - free breakfast (the woman who works...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Kristopher U, Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Berkeley. We hope to see you again on a future visit to Berkeley. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manager

Houston, TX
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This was a quick business trip that required only a quiet, convenient, & secure location. This hotel was a great fit for all of those needs. They are also a very easy walk to several good restaurants on University & within easy reach of the North Berkeley BART station. When I am back again, I will choose this hotel.

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Hstn Trvlr, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley for your recent trip. I'm thrilled that we were exactly what you were looking for. We hope to see you again soon. Greg Liversedge

Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for a week during the Christmas holidays. The hotel is in an interesting part of town. Not really walking distance to any upscale restaurants. The hotel was clean and the rooms were nice. We really like the friendliness of the front desk staff. Raj was outstanding on check in. The breakfast was continental style and...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Terrell B, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during the holiday week. I will share your wonderful comments with Raj. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Greg Liversedge

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 18 December 2014

WE VISIT OUR DAUGHTER REGULARLY IN BERKELEY. WE HAVE NOT FOUND A SATISFACTORY HOTEL IN WHICH TO STAY UNTIL LAST MONTH, This hotel is on University Avenue just 3 blocks west from fSan Pablo. It is quiet and clean with free parking and WI Fi. A breakfast is severed and the rates are reasonable. We are glad we found this...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Caroline A, I'm gad that we fit what you were looking for. I know rates can vary by quite a large margin in the Bay Area. We try to keep our rates consistent and appropriate to the market. We hope that we see you many times during your trips to Berkeley. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manager

California
Reviewed 30 November 2014

We flew up for a quick 24 hour stay to catch the Cal vs Stanford game last weekend and last minute booked this hotel. Check-in was easy and the gentleman was friendly. We had booked a larger suite with the whirlpool tub (didn't use the tub but the bathroom was nice and large.) We weren't in the room for much...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Tammy B, Thank you for staying with us for the recent Cal game. I apologize for the confusion at checkout and not being able to provide you with a receipt for your stay. You are more than welcome to contact me directly so I can look at the specifics of your reservation and hopefully resolve this issue. Overall I'm...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley! We are located on University Avenue within walking distance of Downtown Berkeley and 1.7 Miles from Central UC Berkeley Campus. Enjoy performances & concerts at the Berkeley Greek Theater. Visit the Lawrence Hall of Science Center including the Idea Lab, NanoZone, and Real Astronomy Experience. Golden Gate Fields is where the Bay comes to play, offering live thoroughbred horse racing in a spectacular setting, just 2 short miles away. The University of California Botanical Garden features over 12,000 different kinds of plants from around the world on 34 acres. If you love chocolate as much as we do, don t miss touring Scharffen Berger Chocolate Makers, producers of the highest quality chocolate using vintage European equipment right here in Berkeley. For history buffs, don t miss the USS Hornet in Alameda. It s a one-of-a-kind experience you won t want to miss! Catch a Cal Golden Bears Game at Memorial Stadium. We are the most comfortable and convenient hotel headquarters to catch all the action! When it's time to relax, return to your spacious room at the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley Hotel. Stay in touch while away from home with our complimentary high-speed Internet service. We also offer complimentary hot breakfast and free on-site parking. We look forward to seeing you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Berkeley

Address: 1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: $240 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Berkeley 2.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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