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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Stayed 2 nights as part of a road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, via Seattle. Plenty of free parking. Staff friendly and welcoming. The room was an IHG member reward nights but they also gave us a free upgrade to a mini suite on check in which was a good size. Clean and tidy with fridge, microwave, etc....

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

Dear Hotrod855, Thank you for taking to time to write this review. I am glad you found our amenities enjoyable and location convenient. We work hard to better guest experience. We hope to see you again at the hotel. Raj Kaler Front Office Manager

Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 12 July 2015

This is what one expects from a HI Express (clean, functional, complimentary breakfast) but for me the edge was staff who accommodated a specific request for freezing a cooler pack and dealt quickly and efficiently with a key cancellation issue. Not as nice an area as the downtown part of town but I felt comfortable walking around.

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

Dear JandVVancouver_BC, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent trip to Berkeley. I'm pleased to hear we were able to accommodate and assist you with your freezer pack. Although I do not like to hear you had trouble with your key, I am thrilled to hear it was dealt with in a prompt and professional manner....

Reviewed 7 July 2015

This hotel is in a true urban area, but it is a nice place to stay. Large clean rooms with a decent complimentary breakfast. The staff was friendly and helped us pick out a good place for dinner! I would stay here again.

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

Dear Ferryfe, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Berkeley. We appreciate the feedback about your recent stay. I'm thrilled to hear you found our rooms large, clean, and had the opportunity to enjoy our breakfast. I will certainly share your thoughts with our team. Greg Liversedge General Manager

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2nights at the Holiday Inn Express to visit UC Berkeley. The property is average with no frills, except for the nice comp breakfast every morning. The room was clean but will need updating soon, staff were helpful and there is a coin laundry on site. The surrounding area has a number of eateries and UC Berkeley is just...

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HolidayInnBerkeley, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear IslandFamily77 Thank you for spending your valuable time at our hotel and sharing your thoughts on the property. We are glad to hear you enjoyed and took advantage of our complimentary breakfast. We have recently renovated the bathrooms and have plans for the remainder of the room. We hope you get a chance to visit again after our renovations...

Atlanta
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

The last few weeks we have stayed in a string of budget, moderately priced hotels. The Holiday Inn Express Berkeley stands out for the intelligent layout of the room. Ours had a king-size bed and a small sofa with coffee table, along with a desk, drawers, and TV, that all fit nicely together and felt comfortable. Other places I have...

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

Dear reprof, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley with the Tripadvisor community. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and got a chance to visit some of our local shops. We hope to see you again soon when visiting Berkeley. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manager

Tulare, California
Reviewed 2 June 2015

I stayed here because pretty much every other hotel in the area was sold out, and I was concerned that there was a reason that this one wasn't. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The room was spacious and clean. As others have mentioned, it's not fancy and very basic, but it's clean and ok for a night or two. The...

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

Dear ndc121, Thank you for staying with us during your recent trip to Berkeley. We appreciate the feedback about your experience. I apologize if your window let in excessive noise. Your comfort and quality of sleep are very important and we will look into this situation to see if it can be resolved. We hope to see you again soon....

Granite Bay, California
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Our family of four stayed in the hotel the night preceding UCB graduation. The location was great. Just a 5 minute drive to park near the UCB stadium. The room was very clean and quiet - our two queen beds were very comfortable. The hot complementary breakfast was very nice - eggs, pancakes, sausage, etc. I would recommend it and...

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

Dear barbaraandfamily, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during the UC Berkeley graduation. I love to hear you found the room clean and quiet, and the bed comfortable. I certainly hope we will be your choice when visiting Berkeley and congratulations to your recent grad. Regards, Greg Liversedge

Reviewed 6 May 2015

Recently popped in here last minute while I was attending a weekend seminar in Berkeley. Glad I did! The staff was very friendly. My room was VERY clean. The bed was so ridiculously comfortable that I didn't want to leave it the next morning. The pillows….oh my goodness! So comfortable. They even have them monogrammed "firm" and "soft" so take...

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

Dear Erica L, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Berkeley. We love to hear feedback such as yours. We certainly hope to see you again next time your work brings you to UC Berkeley. Regards, Greg Liversedge

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

I recently stayed at this Holiday Inn and was a nice stay. The hotel is located in a busy area with good freeway access. The rooms were a bit dated and AC not the best. The breakfast was the usual sausage with biscuits with a very small dinning area. Nice place to stay but nothing fancy.

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

Dear Manuel S, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip to Berkeley. We appreciate your feedback and hope that we are presented an oppurtunity to serve you again in the future. Regards, Greg Liversedge Holiday Inn Express Berkeley

la mirada
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Good hotel, my stay was quite comfortable. I liked the continental breakfast, the service was good. the thing that I liked the least was the fact that I checked in after 2:00 am and still had to check out by 1:00 pm the same day.

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

Dear rendwickh, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. I'm pleased to hear that for the most part you enjoyed your stay. I hope that we can serve you again soon. Regards, Greg Liversedge General Manger

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $232 - $363 (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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