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Downtown Berkeley Inn

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Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This place is my go-to hotel in Berkeley. This was my 4th stay there and I'd stay again. The location is great, the prices are good, but the rooms need some attention. Furniture is a bit scratched, bathtub is no longer bright white.

1Thank Tiago T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Needed a place to stay while visiting Cal for student registration. I wanted to be near campus and didn't feel need for upscale hotel on this short trip. Found Downtown Berkeley Inn via google, close to campus and loved the 'boutique' aspect. Room was nicely decorated, clean, and staff incredibly helpful. Though no bar or restaurant they weren't missed. A...

Thank Andrea L
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I am not sure why reviewers are referring to this as a "boutique hotel" and "just like home", but these reviews are incredibly misleading, if not deceptive. This motel is 2 floors of shabby rooms, surrounding a parking lot. The bathroom is a disgrace. Ample storage in a large dresser and a large tv. Seating is a rolling desk chair...

4Thank karen b
New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I travelled to Berkeley in May for a friend's wedding. This happened to coincide with graduation, so rates were at their most expensive (everywhere). The Downtown Berkeley Inn is basically a motel, complete with the small front check-in desk, the faded carpeting, and peeling paint in the room. The door opens to the outside world, and it is thankfully covered...

2Thank GL_from_NYC
Medlow Bath, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Recently stayed here for a conference at Cal. It's a 15 minute walk from the main campus, but close to a lot of restaurants and shops in the downtown area. The staff were courteous and friendly. There was a little bit of noise from the neighbouring streets at night, but nothing too egregious. The rooms were clean and well appointed....

Thank Adam D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Recently stayed two nights at the Downtown Berkeley Inn. The staff was accommodating (I arrived late, no problem) and the rooms were clean and a decent value. Parking is hit or miss - they have a dozen or so spots inside the hotel courtyard - after that I am unsure where you park. The room had 2 low beds (no...

Thank jeffreyjfred
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

I recently stayed here for business and loved the quiet, clean, and boutique rooms. The service was beyond attentive and I almost felt I was at home. It is mere steps away from the UC Berkeley campus and centrally located to everything in the Bay Area. There are tons of restaurants and bars to unwind in a block away from...

2Thank MoJones14
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We picked the DBI because it was close to the Institute for Buddhist Studies where we were attending a conference. It was recommended by a friend and we were very happy with it. We called ahead and Mrs. Patel was waiting for us to arrive. She told us the story of the inn and how she expanded it after becoming...

1Thank revavena
Bangalore, India
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Stayed here on my last visit to Berkeley. The hotel was a real value pick. The hotel is conveniently located close to BART and restaurants. Warm and friendly service. Rooms were clean with good housekeeping, also found it to be quieter this time.

1Thank Anish M
Oak Forest, Illinois
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

If you are looking to go to San Fran and save some cash this is your place. A short walk to the Bart (train into the city) with a 20 min ride into the city. Nice college neighborhood some good places to drink as well. We stayed for two nights hotel was very nice clean and quite. Hotel staff was...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Downtown Berkeley Inn is the newest lodging facility in Berkeley. Located just two blocks away from the University of California, Berkeley and a short five-minute walk from public transportation, our 27 rooms feature contemporary platform beds with TempurPedic-like foam mattresses, 42 inch High-Definition plasma TV with nearly 70 DirectTV channels, large desk and chair, in-room coffee machines and phone lines with data ports. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Downtown Berkeley Inn

Address: 2001 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1419
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: ₹ 6,395 - ₹ 8,979 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
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“Stay on second or third floor for better security.”
kh100, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Check in early to get free parking and try to avoid getting one of the last queen bed smaller rooms.”
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ValleyPrimrose, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
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