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    SenS Hotel & Bistro Berkeley

    1538 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1517
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          US$ 192
          US$ 192
          US$ 192
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          Overview
          • Excellent10%
          • Very good19%
          • Average22%
          • Poor12%
          • Terrible35%
          29 Jun 2016
          “Sens Hotel a.k.a. French Hotel/Shabby!”
          22 Sep 2016
          “The French Hotel”
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Restaurant
          Wheelchair Access
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          Room Service
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          2.5 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 10 November 2012

          in case your friends have a full house, this is your choice to stay overnight, at a walking distance. shattuck ave has everything you need at hand: bars, yoga, supermarket, farmers market, and the best pizza in town. the coffee place at the entrance gives...More

          Thank Vita A
          Reviewed 15 August 2012

          This hotel actually does remind me of a french hotel in Paris I once stayed in when I was backpacking through Europe on a strict budget. Not in a positive way. I booked this place based mainly on its location directly across the street from...More

          3  Thank Millsem
          Reviewed 10 July 2012

          Wonderful location--everything you need is within walking distance. However, have to agree with other reviewers that the hotel itself is in serious need of some updating. As for cafe/coffee shop, it's busy and apparently popular with locals as well as travelers.

          Thank FortWorthReviewer
          Reviewed 22 June 2012

          I'm in this hotel now, trying to sleep. Instead of curtains in our room, we have a pull-down metal security gate (what storefronts use when they close for the night). The bathroom window has duct tape on it to securely hold it in the frame....More

          6  Thank Sloopy65
          Reviewed 18 May 2012

          Felt much more like a 'no-tell motel' than a quaint property in a great location. They had those 'shiny/slippery' bedspread that seemed like it belonged to the 60's and may not be too clean, very thin blanket, not a very clean bathroom, and very thin...More

          2  Thank avidforafrica
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          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • US$ 170 - US$ 247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Number of rooms
          • 18
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          • Location
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          • Berkeley
          • Also Known As
          • French Hotel Berkeley
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