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“Comfy, clean, and good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Berkeley Rodeway Inn
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
Prescott, AZ
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72 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Comfy, clean, and good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2011

Wanted a somewhat central location in the Bay, so chose the Rodeway for our business trip exploring art galleries. Its a remodeled motel type of place, parking out front, which is convenient. At first I thought the area was a bit sketchy but after we were there a while, I felt completely safe and comfortable. Berkeley is awesome, great food, shopping, all kinds of cultures, grocers, restaurants, and all that. Fellini coffee bar next door has a walkup window with great coffee and pastries. My only complaint is that AT&T service there seemed spotty, but thats not the hotel's fault, their wifi worked fine. The room was small but spotlessly clean and comfy, and altho they failed my Towel Test (only two), that was made up for with the built in, old-fashioned, counter mounted bottle opener!! Woo-hoo!! I'd stay there again probably because I like places with character. And the water fountain in the parking lot courtyard (really just a couple of picnic tables) was nice to listen to at night - felt safe having window open in order to do so.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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presidioinn, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, 18 August 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback about your visit to the Berkeley Rodeway Inn. We are thrilled to hear that you were pleased with our great location next to some of the best that Berkeley has to offer in terms of restaurants and cafes, as well as our extra accommodations, such as free wifi. We are looking forward to your next visit to the Berkeley Rodeway Inn!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

We were in Berkeley to tour the university with our teenage son, and this turned out to be a nice, comfy, convenient location... with parking, too!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank motheromercy
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presidioinn, General Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, 10 August 2011
Thank you for choosing the Berkeley Rodeway Inn and for submitting your feedback! We are so glad that enjoyed your clean, comfortable room and our convenient location and parking while you were in town. We hope that you will stay with us again on your next visit to Berkeley.
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San Gabriel, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

My gf and I recently went SF for a wedding and we stayed here at the Rodeway Inn in Berkeley. I would only recommend this place if you had a car, but the only drawback is the small parking lot. Plan to arrive back a little earlier to find parking or you will have to park on the street. The place was recently remodeled so the interior of the rooms look decent for the price you pay (~$60 per night for us). The breakfast is NOT like the Comfort Inns we've stayed in, as the waffles are the frozen Eggo waffles and they do not have hard boiled eggs. On the plus, it is within walking distance to the BART station (North Berkeley station). The drive into SF isn't so bad, about 20 minutes (half of it is waiting in line to pay the toll for the Bay Bridge). A lot of the reviews discussed the great customer service there, but I have to disagree. The attitude of the workers there was not very inviting. I was never greeted the 4 nights I stayed there, which was a little disappointing.
In summary, we will definitely consider staying here in the future when we are visiting SF.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank leodadog
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presidioinn, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, 29 July 2011
Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback and for choosing the Berkeley Rodeway Inn as your place to stay during your visit to the East Bay!

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your clean, recently remodeled room. We'd also like to acknowledge your issue with the breakfast and the customer service. We apologize that your experience did not meet our high standards of excellence at the Berkeley Rodeway Inn. Your feedback has been passed along to the staff and we hope that during your next visit, these high standards will be reflected in every possible way. Customer satisfaction is our number #1 priority!

Again, thank you for choosing the Rodeway Inn during your visit to Berkeley. We hope to see you again soon!
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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

We booked two rooms as we were staying with teenagers, and both were identical. The rooms are a nice size with an arm chair and desk, fridge/freezer, microwave and hanging space. They are perhaps more set up for the single, business, traveller than a family, but there was plenty of room for two per room. They were also very, very clean !, the management need to give a big pay rise to the cleaners. Everything was constantly spotless. The breakfast area is badly laid out, which meant you had to que up to use the coffee machine and then feel guilty for holding everyone else up - they should simply move the tables to the far end and put the breakfast along the long wall. Most people ate in their rooms and we happily sat all four of us around the desk and bed, which gave the mornings a homely feel. Breakfast offered a variety of cerials, breads, youguarts and fruit - plus starbucks coffee. There were some nice touches. The courtyard makes you feel like you are much further from the main road than you are - hidden in a little oasis. But being on the main road and close to the BART gives you good transport for everywhere you want to go. The hotel seemed popular with wheel chair users with ramps down to the car park and an outside lift up to the lobby area. Do: go to the Italian down the road - Dont : go to the Mexican across the road (worst food I've ever eaten !)

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank letsbellydance
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presidioinn, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, 29 July 2011
Thank you for choosing the Berkeley Rodeway Inn as your hotel during you stay in the East Bay. We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your clean, comfortable rooms and our extra amenities, such as the free continental breakfast, as well as the private courtyard that allows our guests to relax and enjoy a little peace and quiet.

We hope that we will see you again on your next visit to Berkeley! Thank you so much for submitting your feedback.
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Santa Maria, California
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

To start, the location of this place is great! The rooms are not too big or too small. To the point. They are clean and comfy. The sink is seperate from the toilet...a good thing when you travel in a group. Theres a fridge and a microwave....very useful. The breakfast are good. They allowed us to check out at 1pm when check out is at 11am, very nice of them......In other words, it was a great Berkeley stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Little_Compass
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presidioinn, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, 29 July 2011
Thank you for staying at the Berkeley Rodeway Inn and for submitting your great feedback about our hotel! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your clean, comfortable rooms and extra amenities, such as the in-room refrigerators and microwaves and the complimentary breakfasts. We're also glad to hear that our staff reflected our high standards of customer service by extending your checkout time.

We hope that we will see you again soon on your next visit to Berkeley!
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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2011

Went through the mixed reviews, dominated by the good one’s found the place worthy of being called as a best place in Berkeley to stay in. Outlook seemed fancy to me but soothing perfect combination of flora and fauna, room interior is good, peaceful surrounding, staff’s dedicated to customer service, the approach is professional, continental breakfast is good and is well located on the university avenue overall a best place to stay in Berkeley.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank john7627
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presidioinn, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, 27 July 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your feedback and for choosing the Berkeley Rodeway Inn! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Berkeley Rodeway Inn and that our clean rooms, peaceful setting, extra amenities (such as the continental breakfast) and our staff met our high standards of service. We strive to create a wonderful experience for each of our guests. We hope that we will see you again soon the next time that you are in Berkeley!
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2011

“my reservation was for two nights at this place but had job for four day at Berkeley I was skeptical about my stay here, reached around noon thought to leave my luggage and move around but was given early check-in… To be at the safer side told the front desk staff that I may check-out the next day but I found that everything was good about this place: location, service, cleanliness and hanging garden (flower‘s hanged around the premises). I loved this place so much that I cancelled the reservation of my latter two days at the regular hotel and stayed here. I will definitely love to stay here”

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Cathy1986
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presidioinn, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, 27 July 2011
Thank you for staying at the Berkeley Rodeway Inn, a Choice Hotel, and for taking the time to give your feedback.

We're so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit, our convenient location, excellent customer service and clean accommodations and that you even decided to extend your stay by another two days. We hope that you will visit us again the next time you are in Berkeley!
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Property: Berkeley Rodeway Inn
Address: 1461 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1508 (Formerly Berkeley Travel Inn)
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Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Berkeley Rodeway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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