We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (685)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful campus”(131 reviews)
“clock tower”(21 reviews)
“free speech”(22 reviews)
California's most prestigious public university is the home of liberalism and revolution.
Berkeley, CA 94720
+1 510-642-6000
Improve This Listing
Reviews (851)
Filter reviews
633 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful campus clock tower free speech alma mater great school great architecture faculty club campus tour nobel laureates international house world class strawberry creek football game memorial stadium homeless people art museum telegraph avenue
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 633 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a beautiful campus nestled on the hillside. Worth the effort to stroll through the campus beyond the main Sproul Plaza.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jocomitchells
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Beautiful buildings and surroundings, excellent libraries and cultural events, highly recommend visiting here. I came as a student in 1997 and have never left! Got a job here and have been here ever since. The scenery still takes my breath away.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This campus has been the center of my life for over 50 years, and I still enjoy wandering under its redwood trees, visiting its world-class museums, picnicking on green places, and enjoying the sight of bright young students rushing from class to class or just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Filiz510
Reviewed 1 November 2018

I stayed at an hotel around the UC Berkeley campus and you cannot distinguish between the university and the surrounding environments. The school is beautiful, with new and old architectural masterpieces. Something that stuck me was the large amount of squirrels on the grounds. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KayusYussuf
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I'm biased since I went to graduate school here but this is a top rate university in a beautiful setting with views of the Golden Gate bridge, SF, etc. A great place to visit for school, a hike, and great restaurants/bars nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RhettL905
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

A beautiful campus with stunning views down to the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Library especially worthwhile and the views from the Campanile.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JeremyS588
Reviewed 2 October 2018

It's a great old stadium ( California Memorial Stadium with all seats providing a pretty good view. Try sitting on the home side with individual seats as the rest are all aluminum benches. It's a hike up the hill and try to arrange parking ahead...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ken B
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We visited UC Berkeley to check out the campus. The clock tower was great to go up and get some nice pictures of the surrounding area. For an even better experience, come to watch the Cal bears play football!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alana G
Reviewed 26 September 2018

As a Berkeley alum, I have fond memories of the beauty of the campus and each time I return I remember why I felt that way. In addition to being one of the premier universities in the country, the campus is hilly and in places,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 77mic
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We had about an hour of spare time while staying in Berkeley for a family event, and decided to walk over to the Berkeley campus. It was a great idea. The Campanile is magnificent visually and aurally. Our favorite spot was the Mario Savio Steps,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Acinonyx60
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 nearby hotels
Graduate Berkeley
846 reviews
.40 km away
Bancroft Hotel
128 reviews
.43 km away
Berkeley City Club
302 reviews
.44 km away
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
1,562 reviews
.78 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 793 nearby restaurants
Gypsy's Trattoria Italiano
46 reviews
.30 km away
Thai Basil Cuisine
33 reviews
.29 km away
Sheng Kee Bakery
17 reviews
.24 km away
Musical Offering
19 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 144 nearby attractions
Sather Tower
125 reviews
.20 km away
Greek Theater
81 reviews
.58 km away
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
45 reviews
.61 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
27 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Buttermansolo | Reviewed this property |
Top of the game foodie yes Berkeley California is a great place to live but it’s pricey there and all over the Bay Area. Not to sure about Aquatic Park Area it’s a nice place to live well 2 Da YAy Area Lol 😎🥂🍾One Love... More
6 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Rabi_Sharma | Reviewed this property |
take BART. it takes 9.75 to downtown Berkeley. then get free shuttle of university.
18 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from theprincessandqueen | Reviewed this property |
You can take the Richmond line to Downtown Berkeley and from there the campus is a bus ride/10-15 minute walk north. Ryan L is correct that in order to be accepted into Haas you must apply separately upon being accepted to... More