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Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
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Atlanta, Ga
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“Great Hotel adjacent to Berkeley University”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

The Shattuck Hotel is trendy establishment with bright, colorful hallways and updated rooms in the heart of Berkeley. A cab from SFO was about $90; the BART stops right next to the Hotel (but was on strike).

The room I had was one of the larger rooms and was spacious with nice furnishings and double washbasins. The rooms on the street side can be noisy and there were excellent ear plugs in one of the desk drawers. Wi-Fi is provided and worked well. There is a Keurig coffee maker.

There was no mini-fridge or safe in my room.

There is a Starbuck and a Peet's within a very short distance. There is a Walgreen's across the street if you need anything. You can get ice cream for $1a scoop right next to the hotel.

The fitness room is about 15 x 25 feet and had 2 treadmills and one elliptical as well as a set of free weights and an adjustable weight bench. Plenty of towels and water available. Though small I was there several times and never were there more than 2 people using the room. There is space to do floor exercises but no floor mats so use a towel.

Great attentive staff.

I recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: If very noise sensitive get a room off the street.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza while on business in June 2013. We had many travel problems taking 22 hours to get from the East coast to the West coast and arriving at 5:30 est. The staff were so patient and welcoming as we were really exhausted. The rooms were clean and very well stocked with all the travel needs we could ask for. The bar was great each evening and we were also well taken care of for have=ing a taxi waiting to take us back to the airport and e-mailing us our receipts. I would have rated this hotel excellent except that the restaurant was a bit pricy. Maybe it was due to the Berkely location but greater than $20 for a breakfast you can get at Denny's for less than $10 was a bit much for convience.

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

There is no greater compliment for hoteliers than to learn that our guests felt at home. Travel these days can be long and stressful and I am proud that our team welcomed you after a long journey and continued to take care of your throughout. I regret that you found our breakfast expensive; the omelets or all American breakfast are about $12, not including coffee and juice, however we use the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.

Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again.

Greg

Greg Mauldin | General Manager
Hotel Shattuck Plaza | FIVE, Restaurant & Bar
2086 Allston Way | Berkeley, CA 94704
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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

This is a perfect location to stay on cal game day. Easy walk to the stadium, bars and food. The only drawback is parking at the hotel...find your own. Staff was beyond great and hotel clean and fresh. Will be back when osu is in town

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Unless you bring unrealistic expectation, this is it, especially if you take a BART from San Francisco. Good service, comfortable room and fair cost.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

My daughter's wedding party was near the hotel, so we rented a suite. The hotel itself is old but has been completely renovated. Some of the color combinations and patterns in public/open areas are a bit unusual (it's in Berkley, after all) but it was immaculately kept our suite was very tastefully decorated. Amenities were what you would expect in a very good hotel. All requests made at the front desk were executed quickly and efficiently. All staff was very courteous and helpful.
We had two meals at the restaurant - a dinner for the wedding party and a breakfast for all wedding guests who stayed at the hotel. The food was excellent for both meals. I warned the staff that the breakfast had to be flexible - the invitation was 'open' so we didn't know how many would come or when. We reserved a table for 12 and eventually over 25 people showed up. The staff handled it magnificently - adding tables, taking orders, serving food, busing the table... for two hours. Couldn't have been more pleased.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Greg M, General Manager at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear Sclhbob,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience while a guest at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza. We appreciate all feedback, but especially when we were able to make such remarkable impression. Thank you for mentioning the team in FIVE. Our new Chef Stephane Tonnelier, (formerly of Boulevard) and his culinary team alongside the restaurant service team have worked hard to elevate the level of service and the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to provide a compelling dining experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back if your travels bring you back to the Bay Area.

Greg

Greg Mauldin | General Manager
Hotel Shattuck Plaza | FIVE, Restaurant & Bar
2086 Allston Way | Berkeley, CA 94704
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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 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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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 Green Hotel in Berkeley
#1 Business 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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