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Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
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Warsaw
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133 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“My top pick in Berkeley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

I've stayed there few times already and I got spacey rooms, with comfortable bed and bathroom. Clean, well arranged.

One of the strong sides of this place is a lobby bar with very decent signature drinks (my favorite Lion's tail on bourbon).

Apart from it good American breakfasts, very professional service and nice interior. So definitely my first choice in Berkeley

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

We stayed in this hotel in May while attending a conference in Berkeley. This hotel is right on Shattuck Ave where all the nice restaurants, bookstores, and theaters are. The room, though small, is thoughtfully decorated with modern/urban theme and does not seem cramped at all.Through a window opened to the street scene down below, we could feel the famed vib of Berkeley and could not help but wanted to go out and get a taste of the rich night life. There is a nice restaurant on site where we had breakfast. But, for dinner, there were so many other choices nearby to pick one or two to sample. Parking is in a garage right across the Allston Way where we paid $30 to park overnight. The hotel staff were professional, efficient, and friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Greg M, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear J X,

We are delighted that you had such a positive experience not just at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, but also in downtown Berkeley. Downtown is truly a unique place and the art and culinary scene certainly start here. Thank you for recognizing our team and their commitment to our guests and for highly recommending us to others.

We hope to see you again, soon.

Greg

Greg Mauldin | General Manager
Hotel Shattuck Plaza | FIVE, Restaurant & Bar
2086 Allston Way | Berkeley, CA 94704
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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

I stayed here for a weekend while in town for a wedding. The location is great as you are right next to a Bart stop and walking distance from a number of restaurants and bars in the area. It's also fairly close to campus. The hotel itself was really well kept, the room was nice and comfortable. Our room was tucked away so we didn't have a problem with hallway noise. The front desk staff was extremely helpful as well. The bar and restaurant in the lobby are very inviting and great for a happy hour or light dinner. I would stay here again when I'm in the area because you can't beat the proximity to the Bart.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I began staying at this hotel when it first opened. In my opinion, this is the best hotel in Berkeley. Great location, helpful and attentive staff. The rooms are small, except suites, which are well worth the money. Nicely decorated. The interior of the hotel is well maintained and modern. The location is convenient to the University, shops, and restaurants, all within walking distance. No valet parking. You must self park in a parking structure across the street from the hotel. Rooms in the front of the hotel on Shattuck can be noisy.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We visited Berkeley for a family function in May and stayed here after looking into other options. We are glad we did. The rooms have recently been upgraded and modernized, the location couldn't be more centrally located, and right off the lobby there is an excellent bar and restaurant.

It didn't apply to us, but if you are visiting Berkeley and want to be near the university, you couldn't be any closer.

We would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Orange County, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

I stayed here one night with my daughter, who's a student at UC Berkeley. This iconic gem boasts a glamorous décor from floor to ceiling. We requested a quiet room away from the elevator but the paper thin walls didn't allow me the most restful sleep, as we could hear doors closing and the ice being extracted from the machine down the hallway. In order to turn the lights & heating/ac unit on, you must place your key in a slot inside the room. It's very energy efficient in that sense. Lovely and very clean. The staff is very attentive to your needs.
The parking garage directly across the street from the entrance was very convenient and less than $20.00 for the evening. The hotel is close to all the fine restaurants that Berkeley offers.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from ice machine, street and on an upper floor.
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Green Features: Hotel Shattuck leads the way in environmentally friendly practices!
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Martinez, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

My husband and I stayed here on a whim with the date night package, it was well worth the price. the people who were working were very friendly, room was super clean and the breakfast in bed was delicious! something we are looking forward to doing again. parking may be a hassle, but we went out to dinner and came back after the street parking was free,my husband set his alarm got up real quick and put in 2 more hours, I think we paid $2 in parking total. well worth to set the alarm.

Room Tip: I don't think you can go wrong with any room. but if you want a higher level just ask.
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Green Features: we thought it really interesting that all of the rooms were energy savers
  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Property: Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Address: 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Berkeley
#1 Green Hotel in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Shattuck Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Shattuck Plaza reopened in June 2009 as the jewel of downtown Berkeley, California. After a multimillion dollar renovation which combined the building’s historic charm with modern technologies and amenities, this landmark, boutique hotel provides an upscale haven for business or leisure travelers. Located two blocks from the UC Berkeley campus and next to the Berkeley BART station, the hotel is perfectly positioned for guests visiting the San Francisco Bay Area. ... more   less 
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