Downtown Berkeley Inn

Address: 2001 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California, 94704-1419, United States | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 2001 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, is near Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Triple Rock Brewery, and Habitot Children's Museum.
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          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Wheelchair accessibility


          • Room service

          Historical Traveler Reviews Downtown Berkeley Inn

          Great spot near Berkeley!


          Great new hotel near UC Berkeley. Close to the BART subway stop, walking distance to dining, shopping and more.

          Would definitely stay here again. Two minor drawbacks, but they were working on them. The A/C unit was broken, but with the cool breeze at night it wasn't too bad.

          Also, I had to go to the front desk to ask for an iron & ironing board to be brought to me. Would be nice to have an iron, etc. in each room.

          But overall would most definitely recommend to travelers looking to stay near UC Berkeley who want a great place that won't cost a lot of money!

          ¡Un sitio fantástico cerca de Berkeley!


          Es un hotel fantástico cerca de la universidad UC Berkeley. Está cerca de la parada subterránea del BART y se puede ir andando a cenar, de tiendas, etc.

          No cabe duda de que nos volveríamos a alojar aquí. Tiene dos pegas sin importancia, pero están intentando solucionarlas. La unidad de aire acondicionado estaba rota, pero con la brisa fresca de por las noches no se estaba tan mal.

          Además tuve que ir a recepción a pedir que me trajeran una plancha y una tabla de planchar. Estaría bien que cada habitación contara con una plancha, etc.

          Pero en conjunto se lo recomiendo sin duda a aquellos que quieran alojarse cerca de la universidad UC Berkeley en un sitio fenomenal, ¡y sin que les cueste un montón de dinero!

          Tolles Hotel nahe Berkeley!


          Tolles, neues Hotel nahe der UC Berkeley. Nahe der BART U-Bahnstation, Restaurants, Läden und mehr sind zu Fuß erreichbar. Würde auf jeden Fall wieder hier übernachten.

          Es gab zwei kleinere Probleme, aber sie arbeiten daran. Die Klimaanlage war kaputt, aber durch die kühle Brise war es nachts nicht allzu schlimm. Außerdem musste ich zur Rezeption gehen, um darum zu bitten, dass mir ein Bügeleisen und ein Bügelbrett gebracht werden. Es wäre schön, wenn es in jedem Zimmer ein Bügeleisen usw. gäbe.

          Aber insgesamt kann ich das Hotel allen Reisenden empfehlen, die nahe der UC Berkeley übernachten wollen und ein tolles Hotel möchten, das nicht viel Geld kostet.

          Toll, praktisches Hotel


          Meine Freundin und ich hatten die tollen Bewertungen hier gelesen und übernachteten im Downtown Berkeley weil wir zu einem Konzert im Greek Theater waren. Dies war ganz offensichtlich super praktisch zu dem Zweck in Berkeley, bis zum Konzert waren es zu Fuß 25 Minuten. Das Hotel ist super. Ich wollte mir gerne die 42' Plasmas in den Zimmern ansehen, die lohnen das Geld, vor allem in High Def. Ich wünschte nur, dass die sich leichter einschalten ließen. In unserem Zimmer musste man den Fernseher ausstöpseln wenn der mehr als ein paar Stunden aus war. Der Mann am Empfang war sehr nett und kam aufs Zimmer und stellte und das Gerät an. Er bot uns sogar an, dass wir das Zimmer wechseln könnten. Wie auch immer, dies ist ein tolles Hotel. Für uns war es sehr praktisch. Es ist schön und sauber. Alles ist neu und riecht super. Die Angestellten sind sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Ich kann nur jedem einen Aufenthalt hier empfehlen.

          A very nice surprise!


          I had never been to Berkeley before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. This is a great place to stay! The staff was very helpful and kind and the rates were very affordable! Very clean property located in downtown Berkelely; close to restaurants, movie theaters, and shops. Easy walking to campus also.

          This hotel is very small, so don't expect a lobby or restaurant on site, but the location is great, so that wasn't a big deal for us. Parking is free, but minimal on the property, but there is free parking down the street or in a lot across the way. There is a Long's drug store on the corner and our favorite breakfast spot was La Note on Shattuck. Great lemon gingerbread pancakes!

          We would definitely stay here again, and can't wait to do so. One small note: There is a high school across the street, so I'm not sure how that will affect the noise level or traffic once school is back in session?

          ¡Una fantástica sorpresa!


          Nunca había estado en Berkeley antes, así que no estaba segura de qué esperarme. ¡Es un sitio fenomenal donde alojarse! ¡El personal era muy servicial y amable y los precios muy asequibles! El sitio está muy limpio y se encuentra en el centro de Berkeley; cerca de restaurantes, de cines y de tiendas. Es fácil ir caminando al campus universitario.

          Este hotel es muy pequeño, así que no te esperes que haya un vestíbulo ni un restaurante, pero la ubicación es genial, así que no nos importó. Aparcar es gratis, pero hay muy pocas plazas en la propiedad, aunque hay aparcamiento gratuito más abajo en la calle o en un parking que hay de camino. Hay una tiendecita/farmacia Long´s en la esquina, y nuestro sitio favorito para desayunar era La Note, en Shattuck. ¡Una maravilla de tortitas de limón y pan de gengibre!

          Great, convenient place


          After reading great reviews for this place, my girlfriend and I stayed at Downtown Berkeley Inn to go to a concert at the Greek Theater. Obviously, this was the best of the convenient places in Berkeley for attending the concert at the Greek theater. It was like a 25 min walk. The place is great. I particularly wanted to check out the 42" plasma TVs in the rooms. They are worth the bucks, especially in high definition!!! I just wished they turned on easily. In our room, if the TV was off for a few hours it required to be unplugged, apparently?!!! The guy at the front desk was nice enough to come up and get the TV on for us. He actually even offered to change our room. Anyway, all in all this is a great place to stay. It was very convenient for us. It's nice and clean. Everything is new and smells great. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend anyone to stay here.

          Un sitio fantástico cerca de todo


          Después de leer las críticas tan fantásticas que tenía este sitio mi novia y yo nos alojamos en el Downtown Berkeley Inn para asistir a un concierto en el Greek Theater. Evidentemente este era el sitio más práctico de todos para ir a un concierto en el Greek Theater. Estaba como a 25 minutos andando. El sitio es genial. Yo tenía especial interés en echar un vistazo a las televisiones de plasma de 42 pulgadas de las habitaciones. ¡Merecen la pena, sobre todo en alta definición! Ojalá se encendieran con facilidad. En nuestra habitación, si la tele permanecía apagada durante unas horas, había que desenchufarla por lo visto?!! El tipo de recepción fue lo bastante amable como para subir y encendérnosla. Incluso nos ofreció la posibilidad de cambiar de habitación. Aun así en conjunto este sitio es un lugar fenomenal donde alojarse. Nos vino muy bien. Estaba limpio y ordenado. Todo estaba nuevo y olía fenomenal. El personal es muy amable y servicial. Le recomiendo a todo el mundo que se aloje aquí.

          Blessing in Berkeley


          Our son has been attending Berkeley for three years now. So, we've stayed in Berkeley at various hotels. This place really is a blessing for the City of Berkeley not only because it is brand new but it really fits the diversity and philosophy of the city. It is as nice as it is unique, small family owned business. Most other places in Berkeley are old and we had regretted staying in other places. The Holiday Inn Express is new, but the rooms are very small and is not as convenient as Downtown Berkeley Inn (it's a short walk from campus). The beds are quiet and comfortable and with the foam mattresses (which we have owned at home for a few years now) you are not disturbed at all when your partner moves or gets up. We felt right at home with the furnishing. The rooms are very spacious and the designers have made very efficient use of the space. Of course, where have you ever seen 42" high definition plasma TV in a hotel room? Our son really enjoyed that! The place is very quiet in a light traffic area and the staff is very helpful and friendly. At an affordable price in Berkeley, we will definitely stay here every time we visit Berkeley. In fact, we'd recommend anyone visiting Berkeley or Bay Area to stay here. Thanks Downtown Berkeley Inn.

          Fantistic, unique, homely and more...


          This place is absolutely amazing. First of all, the staff is very friendly. For example, the gentleman working at the front desk personally helped me move some our luggage into our room. That was very helpful as my wife just had a child and she was carrying the baby. We were treated like extended family. The staff is a family of four and everyone is very kind and helpful. The rooms are just magnificent. In my discussion with the owner (who happens to be a molecular biologist!!!), I learned that he decorated the entire place himself! This guy is as friendly as he's creative. He pointed out to me that he wanted to build a different kind of hotel. I think he's got what he wanted. He told me that the walls on the outside of the building are double walls, which makes the rooms very quite. The furniture is actually meant to used for home, but he's put it in his hotel (I hope people won't abuse it). Though, it is nice and solid. The foam mattresses are great! I am going to buy one for my home bedroom. And, of course, I got to see my San Antonio Spurs beat the Cavs on 42-inch High-Definition plasma TV! I don't even have one of these at my home. All in all, I enjoyed my trip to California mostly because of the comfort and hospitality of staying at Downtown Berkeley Inn. I wish I had taken pictures.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Downtown Berkeley Inn

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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