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It's the last day. We have walked, eaten, drank, and sightseen our way thru San Francisco. Its been a heck of a trip and we have just one last day to enjoy before we go home to our dreary, demeaning, and disappointing lives. Ok, maybe its not that bad but in 24 hours we will no longer be on vacation.
For once Speck is not the first person …
Satiated by steak and eggs, hamburgers and onion rings, and other greasy early lunch food we clambered back into the Japanese torture device and braved the traffic until we got to Grossman's apartment. After stretching our legs and smoking again we proceeded to relax and wait for Ashlee to finish getting ready. A chance for a mid morning beer and …
There is something about that first beer of the morning, the previous night Speck had run into the liquor store and purchased a sixer of Sapporo. After all, breakfast was not included in the room rate and he gets thirsty first thing in the morning. So with a beer in hand and every one else still asleep he heads back to the hot tub for his …
Sleeping is good for you. Awakening at 7:30 am Speck realized no one else was going to be up for hours so he went back to sleep (I know I am refering to myself in the third person, deal with it!). At ten am he could sleep no longer so tossing on a set of trunks headed to the hot tub. An hour later returning to the room he found Gallaway awakening …
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Worst Hotel In Berkeley
Having been on a 2 week tour of Berkeley, with a different hotel every night-this was by far the worst hotel out of 10-even the Front Desk Manager said it was a bad hotel. The rate is high. The place is pathetic and, yes, we did see a couple of baby cockroach. Needs a thorough overhaul and a good clean.
Just completed a wonderful Christmas week staying at the Berkeley Doubletree Marina Hotel. Everything I had requested was honored--3d floor room with view of Bay, bridges & City. The first night I didn't understand how to work the heater. Next morning the maintenance person came promptly and showed me how to use the heater as well as how to turn off the lamp on the desk. Room was very quiet. Had room service -- breakfast was excellent and promptly served at the time requested. My only regret is that I hadn't brought my bathing suit as both the enclosed pool and hot tub looked inviting. I highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again.
A little romance in Berkeley
My husband and I and our two teenage daughters stayed at the Berkeley Marina Radisson for three nights in April 2003 while we were visiting our son, who is a student at Berkeley. This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel, and we enjoy it because having a view of the marina from a third-floor room adds a little romance to our family trip. We enjoy the sound of the "lighthouse" gently beeping at night because it adds a certain atmosphere, although it's possible it might keep some people awake. Get a room on the top floor if you want to sleep at night, because the guests on the lower floor tend to be noiser, coming and going all night. The jacuzzi is nice and relaxing. There's a small pool which is pleasant. The restaurant is good but over-priced. Better to eat in Berkeley...there are plenty of interesting restaurants near the UC Berkeley campus. There is a communication problem among the hotel staff. This caused us to have to change rooms twice on our last stay in April 2003. One problem was that one staff member was supposed to be saving certain rooms for us, and had already blocked them out for us on the computer, but they weren't clean yet, so we were to pick up our room keys in the evening, but when we got back to the hotel, a second staff member had already given these rooms away to someone else. This hotel is the nicest one in the Berkeley area, in our opinion, but they're a little disorganized and a little over-priced. If you don't mind spending the money, we suggest you make sure to check in early and don't budge from the lobby until you have your room keys! We like the Berkeley Marina Radisson better than the other places we have stayed, which include The Rose Garden Inn and The Bancroft Hotel. The Berkeley Marina Radisson is a short drive (about 10 minutes) to the UC Berkeley campus. Beds are comfortable...we had 2 queen-sized beds in one room and a king in the other. Everything was clean.
while in the bay area on a business trip, I stayed at the Radisson Berkeley Marina...what a treat! The location was great, as well as the view of SF bay from the Berkeley Marina pier. I walked to the end of the pier at sunset just in time to get a spectacular photo of the sun setting behind the Golden Gate bridge. The pier is 3000 feet long,is a half-mile from the hotel, and points directly towards Alcatraz Island. The hotel restaurant, called the Bay Grille, served some of the best "hotel food" I've had in a long time, with fresh bread from Acme bakery. Service was excellent, especially from Dawa, who has been with the hotel since 1991. Room service was excellent also, with fresh linens daily. A definite plus was the location...quiet, with great views of SF bay from the walking trails yet close access to interstate 80 "Bay Bridge". I highly recommend this hotel.
Oasis, Love the running trails!
I always stay at the Berkeley Marina Radisson when I do business in the East Bay - Oakland Area so that I can take advantage of the beautiful fitness center, lap pool and miles of Bay Front Running Trails. Not to mention the Hotel Shuttle took me to 4th Street Shopping and I was able to relax at Peet's Coffee and avoid all of the same ole offerings in Emeryville, that I find back in Sacramento or any town, USA. Berkeley is a Bay Area Oasis!
Simply put: PERFECT
What a spectacular hotel! The location is so tranquil but at the same time it is soooo close to everything (Berkeley, San Francisco).......When I checked in Gunay at the front desk was so pleasant and when I checked out Jon was so charming I felt I had known him for years. If you are ever in the area I recommend this place, it can't be beat!
Radisson Berkeley Marina The Only Place To Stay
As an NFL Quarterback I have spent many nights in hotels accross the country. I was recently In Berkeley for The Big Game and had the pleasure of staying at The Berkeley Marina Radisson. It was truely a pleasure. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the views of the marina were spectacular from my room and the The Bay Grille were I enjoyed several great meals. THis hotel is a great value and a wonderful place to stay when in the Bay Area. I'll certainly be returning.
The Best Hotel in the East Bay
The Berkeley Radisson Hotel offered more and better than I expected. I was supposed to stay in the city where I was meeting my clients but I needed to take care of something in Sacramento as well, so I decided to pick the perfect location - Berkeley. And I will never regret it! They have a huge free parking (priceless in the San Francsico area). Staff was very helpful and accommodating and with a great sense of humor (especially Jon at the Front Desk) which was SO refreshing! Needed a small meeting room last minute and they aranged it right away. Even my clients were impressed and they are regulars at the Argent in SF. Complements for the Radisson chefs too - definitely the best hotel food I've had for a long time! Will reccomend the Radisson in Berkeley to everyone. I'll see ya there!
Radisson is the best
I, travel all over the World. And stay in Hotels ranging from Holiday inns thru Ritz Carlton. Here's a tip ! When in the SF/Bay area stay at the Berkeley Marina Radisson...It is without a doubt, the best value and location in the area. The food is excellent and the staff friendly.
Nice lobby, awful service/rooms
I arrived late at night and was exhausted from a long journey, and they had no record of my reservation. When they finally put me in a room 30 minutes later, the walls were dirty, the bedsheets were stained, and the shower was filthy. I immediately called the front desk and demanded a different room. They put me in another room which wasn't much better. If you like clean rooms, don't stay here. Also their staff are negligent. I asked for the front desk to call for a taxicab; the concierge asked me if I needed it right away, and I said "yes, please." 15 minutes later, I asked if they had called for the cab, and I heard the lady whisper to her colleague that I never asked for one. Don't stay here, if you need public transportation, because you will never get anywhere on time.