My sister & I stayed here on a weekend trip to Berkeley to see "American Idiot: the Musical" at the Berkeley Rep. Having read mixed reviews of the hotel, I was skeptical. We were both unfamilier with Berkeley & the Bay Area in general. The hotel is located a stone's throw from the downtown BART station - and just a few blocks from the theatre. It's centrally located amidst several options for entertainment: movies, music, lunch, dinner, drinks, dancing, shopping, etc. This was why we chose to stay here.
Upon arrival, the well dressed & incredibly charming doormen set the tone for our stay. The hotel clerks were extremly friendly, helpful & attentive. Our room was facing Shattuck Avenue, so I was worried about the noise, which turned out to be minimal & didn't bother me at all once I felt the comfortable sheets & drifted away into a great night's sleep on the even more comfortable bed. The bathroom was clean & modern, as was the room. We were both very impressed & felt safe in the hotel & in the area. Our check out was just as easy & friendly as our check in. We did not eat at the restaurant, but it was always busy & seemed very popular. I did think that the menu was rather pricey, but quickly learned that it was somewhat on par with the other restaurants in the area. We were able to walk everywhere. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone coming to see a show at the Rep (American Idiot was SO good that we saw it twice, by the way) or visiting the University, which is just a quick jaunt up the hill. If I am ever back in Berkeley, I will definitely stay here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Shattuck Plaza Hotel
- Shattuck Plaza Berkeley