Lovely lobby (love the peace sign at the door) with a hip, trendy vibe and a very cool bar and restaurant off to one side. Rooms were a little small on the small side but nothing unexpected or unmanageable for a family of 4. Very nice, clean, nice amenities (including a Kcup coffee machine, which I always appreciate). Very firm mattress (a little firm for my preference) but otherwise comfy furniture. Excellent service.
The location has a bit more of an urban-gritty feel than you might expect in Berkeley, where the bucolic Cal campus is just a block or two away. While I was a bit taken aback by the proliferation of panhandlers in the area, I never felt threatened. The area is very walkable with plenty of food choices around, and not too far from the "gourmet ghetto."More
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