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BRENHAM
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very nice motel on University, so a straight shot to the campus on the public bus/and back after the big game. No complaints at all. Staff was very friendly and accommodating - esp Raj, Desiree and the others - with good answers to our many questions. Raj even let us check in early - not to the room - but...

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

Dear Cooltreats, Thank you very much for your review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Whenever we get a request from a guest we try our best to fulfill their needs, In your case an early checkin. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care! Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My family (2 adults with 2 kids) stayed at the Holiday Inn Express at Berkeley over the weekend. (Fri Sep 2nd through Sun Sep 4th). Pros: Microwaves in the room Nice upgrade for IHG Spire Elite Members Great location and the staff is friendly (Mr Phun - Desiree - Raj are accomodating) Free parking Free breakfast is amazing Cons: None...

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

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

Winchelsea, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We had booked into a cheaper place at Oakland, and found it was absolutely terrible. We were on a budget, and for a couple of days, just wanted something simple. Didn't like other place, so get on the web to find something else. Found this Holiday Inn, and it was like a huge breath of fresh air. Service was outstanding,...

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

Dear Pooftersook, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We try our best to provide great customer service and a comfortable stay for all our guest. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care! Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a concert at the Greek. This hotel is clean and in a good location. There is lots to eat and drink and see working walking distance. Check out the tapas bar less then a block away! The staff was very accommodating and helpful. Parking is not an issue at all, Thanks for the stay!!!

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

Dear TripAdvisor Member, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our location convenient. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care! Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

My wife get a good discount from IHG company and we chose to book there to save money for our trip, beside to spend to much in hotels that we only go for rest at nigth. This place is clean, comfortable beds, refrigerator, microwave , cable tv, keurig cofe maker, safe box , breakfast include . Not to many amenities...

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

Dear roberto196111, Thank you for your review. I would also like to thank you and your wife for choosing our property for recent stay in the area. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Its nice to hear that you found our location convenient and gave some great tips for the Tripadvisor community. We look forward to...

Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Internet did not work and hotel would NOT get it fixed that evening. No consultant iPhone help available . Otherwise, a fine property in a seedy part of town. But I need to work in a hotel .... And it is 2016! Who can work without wifi? Room is well done, no TV directory or guide

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

Dear Bob E, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We apologize for the disappointing stay you experienced. We have recently decided to contact our provider and they have sent out technicians to make repairs. This type of inconsistency is unacceptable and we have decided to switch carriers so we will not have any issues again. We...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This is below average for a Holiday Inn. It's location is not in the attractive or interesting part of Berkeley. If not booked well in advance, it does not represent good value. WIFI service was intermittent. Rooms were ok. Breakfast was more than decent. Staff was friendly. Ok if you can't find anything more attractive at a lower price.

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

Dear bbmf4, Thank you for your review. We are sadden to hear that you did not like your recent stay with us. We apologize and we will work harder to provide a better experience for all our guest. We hope you will give us another opportunity. Thank you and take care. Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager

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

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 13 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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • 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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  • Family Rooms
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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: $223 - $418 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles rdale, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“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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“ask for an upper floor room, first floor rooms get noise from parking lot”
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