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Rowlett, Texas
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Check in: welcoming front desk rep, friendly. Check in was quick. Hotel: when entering the hotel ( which I was told had only one entrance ) to your right you'll see the breakfast area. Up ahead the one elevator and business center. They also have a luggage cart for you to use, if you need it. Has an onsite laundry...

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

Dear pogicha, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that your stay went well. The TripAdvisor community will appreciate your experience and the photos you took. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care. Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 13 July 2016

My wife and older daughter had stayed here about five years ago, and liked the location and the hotel, so we spent three nights there and found it a very good hotel. It was more expensive than some down-market places but we liked it a lot; the staff was always friendly and helpful, the breakfast was great with hot options...

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

Dear rdale, Thank you very much for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care! Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager

York
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This was an ok hotel for the three of us. Clean and breakfast included. Not in the most salubrious of areas but not too far to walk to get to some nicer eateries. Not too sure about Berkeley as a destination, unless you are going to the university or as base for San Fran, although inn at temescal Oakland is...

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

Dear travisthedog, Thank you very much for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, most of our guest typically have business at UC Berkeley or travel into San Francisco. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care! Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager

Newport Beach CA
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

While not inexpensive for a holiday inn express, this hotel is a very good value for this area. The room was large, quiet and well appointed. Free parking. Nice linens. Good breakfast. Not really walking distance to downtown but a short uber ride away. We would stay here again.

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

Dear harrodfan, Thank you very much for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care! Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager

New Jersey
Reviewed 29 June 2016

They have wonderful staff that really do care. My family flew in late night from the east coast and by the time we arrived to the hotel, we were exhausted. After checking in we decided to just stay at the hotel because we had to be up in a few hours. The manager went into the back, came out with...

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

Dear NewJersey771, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We understand how exhausting traveling can be and we are happy to help. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care! Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager

Vancouver
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We paid A LOT per night for this hotel (business trip to Berkeley) and it was extremely average. Location was decent (but not walking distance to Berkeley campus). Quiet neighbourhood. Nice big rooms. Extensive breakfast (unless you're gluten-free). They also messed up the billing (was supposed to be billed to corporate credit card but it wasnt) so we had to...

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

Dear D0t, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We do apologize for the confusion and frustration during the billing process. We will do a better job on your next visit. If you want a company to pay for the room please have them contact us before your arrival so we can...

NYC
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We like the Holiday Inn Express experience because it's predictable -- pleasant, clean and a simple breakfast with healthy options is included. This place delivered all of that plus free parking -- a rarity in the pricey Bay Area. But, it's in a dodgey area of Berkeley: dark, gloomy and near the highway. And wildly expensive. We needed a place...

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

Dear ThreeStarExpert, We would like to thank you for review. Its nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay for the most part. We apologize for the not providing more for the money your spent. We thrive to be better and provide great customer service to our guest. We are located only 20 min from San Francisco so our room...

Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We were here because we were visiting UC Berkeley, so location was key. Room with 2 queen beds was clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly, and the breakfast pretty decent (warm omelettes etc.). The hotel does seem a little worse for the wear though - smelly corridoor carpets. Still a decent place to stay if you are going to...

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

Dear indika19, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed most of your stay with us. We do apologize for the issue you encountered with your room. We will look into this matter. We look forward to your next visit so we can better your experience. Thank you and take care. Raj Kaler - Front...

Bandung, Indonesia
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

A decent option if you visit Berkeley for any reason. I stay here 5 days for my business trip to Haas Business School. The hotel is clean and efficient. Not luxurious, but I got everything that I need. Some notes maybe on location, it is a bit far from Downtown Berkeley or UC Berkeley. It's not difficult but spare 10-30...

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

Hello andibelanda, I hope you are doing well. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear that your stay went well. Yes, UC Berkeley is about 1.8 miles from our hotel. Downtown Berkeley is about 1.5 miles so if you are walking it could range from 30 minutes to 45 minutes. We look...

Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 16 June 2016

University Ave. in Berkeley is full of places to stay. The Holiday Inn Express is as good as or better than others. Fairly modern, clean, adequate parking, complimentary breakfast. In short, adequate. However, the area has little to recommend it. Few good restaurants without a car or cab ride, rather seedy locale, no real scenery in the vicinity. Good for...

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

Dear Gary H, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy the surrounding areas. On your next visit we will like to offer some better recommendations. Thank you and take care. Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Microwave
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  • 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: ₹ 9,503 - ₹ 21,189 (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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“We stayed near the card-only public bathrooms, which worked out because when we came back from our day we had an extra bathroom right there.”
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“Get a room in the back.”
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“The further from University the better”
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“Select a room away from the street.”
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