This is my second stay here. I love the place. It is old and tired, definitely seventies decor, but I enjoyed both of my stays here. The rooms are clean, and the maids make up the rooms as well as you could want. Except for the fantastic cafe, I would not describe this hotel as European; it is old seventies. The neighborhood (gourmet ghetto) is wonderful, walk to everything in Berkeley, and free parking. Both stays were in the big rooms; last time on the second floor in the front, this time in 304, at the back. Comfortable; and a balcony with 3 small tables. Yes, it overlooks Andronicos parking lot, but look what you are paying. The cafe opens early and serves great coffee and (if I recall) good enough baked goods; I'm off gluten and lactose now, so I didn't eat anything. I met an old friend for afternoon coffee, and sat in front on Shatuck ave. at a table for an hour. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful. I'll probably stay here on every trip I make to Berkeley. If you want luxury, or new carpets, or something else, don't stay here. I wouldn't stay elsewhere in Berkeley.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SenS Hotel & Bistro is centrally-located in one of the best food destinations in the Bay Area. The famous Gourmet Ghetto is renowned for its epicurean delights provided by restaurants like the world renowned Chez Panisse, the upscale Mexican restaurant Cesar, and the enormously popular Cheese Board Collective. The famous SenS Bistro is located on the ground-floor and serves the best espressos, lattes and pastries in town. Hotel guests enjoy complementary morning coffee as well as fresh pastries and bagels all while soaking up Berkeley's morning sun and catching up on-line with access to our complimentary Wi-Fi. Our three-level, historical hotel is centrally-located in one of the best walking neighborhoods in town. The hotel is undergoing a complete renovation featuring new amenities such as luxurious walk in showers, high end linens, and new flat screen TVs. Renovations will be completed in early 2017, but until then, you can enjoy our spacious, comfortable rooms equipped with cozy beds, cherrywood armoirs and writing tables. Several of our rooms have balconies. We are conveniently located close to University of California Berkeley and many Berkeley corporate offices. San Francisco is minutes away via freeway and BART. Both San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport are a comfortable drive from our hotel. Our friendly staff will happily assist in any special arrangements that you might need. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- French Hotel Berkeley