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Berkeley Rodeway Inn
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
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Arcadia, California
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Very clean and comfortable. Convenient location in Berkeley
Plenty of parking and a very safe environment
Breakfast was good. The breakfast area is small
Rooms have been recently renovated ,and sink and bathroom very clean

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Abdul S
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ManagerDM, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear Abdul S,
Thank you for choosing Berkeley Rodeway Inn. We take great pride in our cleanliness and are glad that you noticed. Thank you for your positive review, we are glad that we were able to provide a safe environment during your stay.

Best Regards,
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San Diego
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Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

We were given a room that stunk horribly of some strange sour odor that, despite traveling all day w a small child, we decided we had to leave (15 min after our arrival) at 12am on a Fri morning in January. I have asthma & my lungs were literally burning.
When my husband called the front desk, the attendant pretended he had no idea what smell we could be referring to. However, when I looked at other travelers reviews on different sites, I saw that others had complained of a bad smell. When my husband went to speak w the front desk personally about the problem, a male & female manager refused to issue a refund & YELLED that now bc of our decision to stay elsewhere at 12am, they would be unable to rent out the room for the night.
So we left, found another hotel & I had difficulties breathing for the next 10 hours.
Stay far away from this place.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Hayley S
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ManagerDM, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Dear Hayley S,

Thank you for choosing Berkeley Rodeway Inn. We are sorry for any inconveniences you experienced. We will look into it and hope we may welcome you back in the future.

Best Regards,
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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Kind of dubious, but I was really blown away by how nice this little property is. Very clean, spotless, well maintained, and the staff was quite friendly and helpful. Location is great too!!!

It's very basic....BUT, if you look closely, you'll see great attention to detail. For example, the parking lot. Spotless, well landscaped, etc. If they pay that much attention to the parking lot, the rest MUST be fine.

Room Tip: The only thing is that parking lot can fill up; there is ample street parking right in front though...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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ManagerDM, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Dear rrz518,

Thank you for staying at Berkley Rodeway Inn. We take great pride in providing a clean environment for our guests and are glad that you noticed! Looking forward to see you again.

Best Regards,
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

Clean. Fresh coat of paint on interior and exterior surfaces. Bathroom seemed fresh, newly appointed. Room spotless. Furniture was a bit worn but not in any way that mattered. Man at the desk was friendly an efficient. I had a package mailed to the office to hold for my arrival. Before I could even ask for it, the manager was reaching for it when I handed him my ID. Shower water pressure was terrible, but that's California's strict water usage codes for you. Mine at home's not much better because of the gpm regs here. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Stayed December 2013
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Thank Natasha_Southtown
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ManagerDM, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Dear Natasha,

Thank you for staying at Berkeley Rodeway Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience our staff's hospitality. Sorry about shower pressure, unfortunately you are right about California's strict water usage codes. We look forward to seeing you again.

Best Regards,
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London
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

As long as you know what type of place you are staying at, you will not be disappointed. The Rodeway inn is what I would consider as the typical US motel where you park your car in front of your room. However, the rooms are clean, the bed is comfortable, the shower and the heating work well. It is a 5 minute walk from the North Berkeley BART station and a 20 minute walk to downtown Berkeley. Also, the breakfast is quite nice (cereal, good coffee, good orange juice, apples, frozen french toast and waffles, toasts). It is not luxurious, but for it is great value. The guy at the front desk was nice and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank luimart
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ManagerDM, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Dear Lumiart,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Rodeway Inn while traveling to Berkeley. We are pleased that you found our accommodations comfortable and clean and enjoyed our continental breakfast. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again.

Best Regards,
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Jamaica
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

The first time I stayed at the Rodeway Inn was wonderful. The room was clean and I really enjoyed my stay. Fast forward 6 months and I grabbed the last room available. What a disappointment! The room was on the street side and had not been renovated. It smelled of mildew and some sort of noxious plastic. It was so bad I couldn't sleep but there were no other rooms.

Room Tip: My suggestion is to book early and ask for a room near the office and away from the street. Once the...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank A O
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ManagerDM, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Dear A.O,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Berkeley Rodeway Inn on a second visit. We are displeased that you were unhappy with your accommodations on this stay. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will give us another opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

Best Regards,
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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
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Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Berkeley Rodeway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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