Beau (Blue) Sky Hotel
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... like that.
The game was exciting to the last second an utterly and fantastically enjoyable experience not unlike our time here in the Bay Area, and for that we thank all our family and friends who made that possible.
We leave in a few hours for the next part of our transcontinental voyage and are certain more good times await.
-Cheers and skål everybody and look forward to the reports from down under!
Daniel and ...
... a single leg was sydney - san francisco = 18 hours in the air. on one plane. over water the whole time. plenty of movies can be watched in 18 hours. the final 3-4 hours was the toughest by far...the good thing was that those 18 hours were from business class (my folks were in first upstairs, so i never saw them) & there was an empty seat next to me, which made up for the room i lost sitting in the 2nd row, as you can imagine ...
... in the opposite direction to what we had been walking, I can't work this town out.
So he dropped us off at Haight St and now the mission was to find a dress shop that Judy had told Leanne about but not before Leanne purchased another pair of boots! We googled the address and found the dress shop but no purchases. Now we are pushing time and need to grab a cab back to the motel, as luck would have it we scored one and got back before the ...
... apparent that no amount of turning the front wheel was going to do the trick he set off pedaling for home, while I was forced to drive sans navigator. Fortunately I knew the general layout of the city well enough by then to make my way back to the house alone, and he arrived, very sweaty, shortly thereafter. The evening's entertainment consisted of the new Wolverine movie, which we took in at a theater in downtown Berkeley to satisfy my fangirl needs. ...
... and watched Django Unchained later on. A film about a plane crash was also an option but didn’t quite fancy that! I also chatted to the guy next to me for a bit. He was an engineer and had been working in Mumbai.
US immigration didn’t take to long this time round and I got to arrivals early. When I saw Richard, I attempted to greet him with "Hey Richard" in an American accent. Didn’t quite work. It was time to pick up our hire car! I ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Beau (Blue) Sky Hotel Berkeley
Pleased and will return
The Beau Sky is affordable, located amidst interesting shops, a short walk from the Berkeley campus; it provides off street parking, and the management and staff were cordial and very helpful. Likewise the staff of the in-hotel restaurant was cooperative and cheerfully provided service to us even though we were not dining with them. The room and hallways were clean. The hotel needs minor repairs and some painting; the restaurant should add flowers to the large porch. The continental breakfast needs a more imaginative approach. To their credit, the staff welcomed these suggestions. See you next trip.
Very convenient near Cal location, close to funky Telegraph Avenue.
The worst service ever
After reading a few bad reviews of the Beau Sky Hotel I went to check the place out for myself. My mother had already booked a room but I did not want her staying any where dirty or unpleasant. Well Beau Sky was smelly, run down and with such a rude counterperson that I left the place in disgust. He informed me that rooms during graduation time were such a hot commodity that not only was my business was completely unecessary, but so was basic civility to any prospective or current guests. What a horrible place! It's convenient but your family would be more pleasantly accomodated in the hall outside your dorm room.
Wasn't that bad
This hotel was not too bad. The outside of the hotel was quite pleasant and there was no parking unless you wanted to pay a fee. The room was rundown and a little out-of-date, however it was the closest hotel to U.C. Berkely and right in the middle of town. I would consider staying here again.
In the heart of the UC area
We chaperoned a group of high schoolers to an event at Cal. We were booked into the hotel and we got online and read the reviews. Needless to say we were a bit concerned especially since we ordinarily book 4 star accomodations. We were pleasantly surprised. The hotel was clean, charming, and most importantly located right in the center of the University area and 1 block from the campus. We likened it to visiting a European city and staying at a local hotel with local style and flavor in the middle of everything versus a Sheraton or other chain. U.
C. Berkeley and its adjacent areas are unique and if you want to experience what it has to offer this is a great place to stay.
Convenient and funky
Trash in the halls and and zero parking ,but very convenient for visiting our son at Cal. Right in the middle of town. Definitely NOT a corporate hotel! Kinda Third-world actually. Very "berkeley-esque".
Trashy and stinky
This hotel (if you can call it that) was horrible. The outside was ok, but once we walked through the front door the horrible smell hit us in the face. You walk through a Thai restaurant to get to the front desk.
It was dirty looking and I dreaded seeing our actual room. The room was cold, but had a tiny electric space heater on the top of the dresser...
No iron, no hair drier, nasty shower, and the bed was gross too (i had to pull down the bedding to inspect it before i got in). I am a college student and wasn't expecting anything glamorous, but this place was just gross!!!
It was OK, but I would NEVER stay again. It's a nice old building with lots of potential very close to campus, but the area isn't very appealing. The room was spacious. They redecorated but it's discombobulated. There is a Thai restaurant downstairs, south western style bathrooms- complete with adobe-colored tiles with petroglyph-like etchings, maroon plaid americana rugs and junkstore furniture. The bed was uncomfortable and incredibly squeaky. I asked for an iron in the morning and they scrambled around for the 3-4 they said they had, then reported that they were all missing. The guy in charge of the the "continental breakfast" kept exclaiming that he "wasn't cut out for this" as the coffee machine overflowed, he crashed into my friend, and scrambled around frantically in order to put out the meager donut selection and the one pot of coffee. All in all, there's gotta be better places to stay.
Convenient and accomodating
One block away from the UC Berkeley campus, this hotel has fit me in when the town was booked. They are currently in the process of updating the hotel, so some rooms are better than others, but they make an effort to put you in the best room available for your visit. Best priced rooms so close to campus. Historical building, more spacious than a motel. Pleasant staff.
Never to be Repeated!
This was absolutely the worst hotel we have ever been in anywhere. The first room had a shower door that would not close. So they moved us to a second room. There was a bare light bulb hanging in the center of the room and heavy mold on the shower curtain. You didn't dare walk on the carpet in your bare feet. It appeared to be inhabited with creepy, crawly things. I hesitated to lie down on the well worn sheets. Everything felt, smelled and looked dirty and rundown. Next mornng, we skidaddled out of there and on to the Durant where we actually paid LESS for a room in a luxuriant, beautiful CLEAN setting. Don't make this mistake.