La Quinta Berkeley is located along University Avenue, a short distance from the freeway and the bay, making its location with free parking good for seeing the bay area. The area appears to be on the edge of gentrification, although signs in the hotel parking lot suggest that items have been taken from parked vehicles in the past.
Years ago I stayed at this hotel under another brand and La Quinta has done a nice job of keeping the building and rooms in good condition. The room was very large and the beds provided a good night's sleep. A very hearty breakfast is included in the room price which makes for a great value. I booked a room here after being in shock at the room rates being asked for in San Francisco, located just across the bay.
My only issue with La Quinta was there inability to fulfill the reservation made weeks in advance which included a room with a refigerator. Shockingly, an occupied room was given to us initially so it seems they also have computer problems as well. Ultimately La Quinta reduced the evening rate for their failure to fulfill the reservation. The room we had did have an empty spot for a refigerator and you have to wonder why they only have a limited supply of refigerators and then why they seek to charge extra for them.
Except for the failure to fullfil the reservation correctly and initially given us an already occupied room (really, how could that occur?), the hotel itself is nice and provides very good value at a good location for getting around the bay area by car.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Berkeley's Best Priced -Limited Service HotelAmenities: FREE Breakfast and Wifi, “Seasonal “Heated Pool, Fitness Center, Business Center and Complimentary Parking, - Are All Inclusive In Room Rate. We have On-Site Guest Laundry and Same Day Dry Cleaning Available.Event Space for Rent- Continental Ballroom (4000 SQ Ft) - Berkeley Room (836 SQ Ft) and our Campus Room (392 SQ FT) for Small Functions. We are 1 Mile from Berkeley Marina, 2.5 miles from UC Berkeley Campus, Walking distance to 4th Street shops and restaurants and 13.7 miles from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Quinta Inn Berkeley Hotel Berkeley
- La Quinta Hotel Berkeley
- La Quinta Berkeley
- Berkeley La Quinta