Arrived for a two night stay and at check-in changed to a one night stay. The front desk did this quickly and without any comment. We got a 2 Queen Suite which just means you get a sink, micro, fridge, and sleeper sofa in addition to the 2 queens. This made the room larger and the bathroom was good sized too. The beds were comfortable and the room seemed newly renovated. My only minor complaints are there are no complimentary shower caps and when my son asked the front desk for a complimentary razor, per their advertisement, we were told they were out. No sorry, just we're out.
The breakfast had a cool automatic pancake maker which was fun, but the eating area is small. The parking was free, but the area of town seemed a bit questionable, but maybe that's just Berkeley.
The exercise room was adequate. If I were to stay in Berkeley again, I would seriously consider returning, however, I'd more likely stay in one of the neighboring cities as I didn't feel safe walking around the hotel.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with IHG, Travel Republic (UK), Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, HotelsClick, Ebookers, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, 5viajes2012 S.L., getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Berkeley reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Berkeley Hotel Berkeley
- Holiday Inn Berkeley
- Berkeley Holiday Inn