Travel Blogs from Berkeley
... at the Wayfarer Inn at Carmel. Carmel is a quiet, pretty, very expensive seaside retreat full of honeymooners and elderly people with money. Unloaded and went for a walk while Kate worked on her assignment. Had a wonderful dinner at Yafa Mediterranean Restuarant ...family owned and really excellent ...
... that Anne's phone was out of battery. Based on their GPS they were scheduled to get their right at 7. It was going to be close. I saw a sign on the theater door. "Due to the nature of our theater layout, there is no late seating once the performance begins." I looked up the location of Katie's phone. A blue dot appeared in the city just at the other end of the bridge. Over the next 20 minutes I watched that dot move across the bridge and into the streets of ...
Well another early start to our day, up and out by 8am to IHOP for breakfast (what a **** breakfast!!!) after that we waited for the Urban Safari Tour to pick us up and take us for a tour around San Fran. It was a really cold morning, so luckily when they picked us up we were given blankets and a gorgeous safari hat to wear!! 1stly we headed to the Palace of Fine Arts, it looked like we had jumped over to Rome, ...
... whales which passed us, one day from Hawaii tomorrow so we'll keep a sharp look out. To the Curzon after dinner to the cellist again for his second show, he must be getting off in Hawaii, good show and a bit of a laugh too. From there we went to Masquerades and did our two dance set again, going to risk the quickstep basic session tomorrow morning! Up the Crows nest for a nightcap them to bed for white a late night ...
... to Florence followed by a short ride to the Santa Maria Novella Stazione where I get on a train for a one hour trip to Arezzo where... finally... I am met my my friends Lisa and Helena. Phew! Gonna' be a loooong day. (As was this introductory sentence!)
Today's travel blog entry is mainly to set the initial starting point. However, don't expect it ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rodeway Inn Berkeley
Newly renovated and wonderful
We have now stayed at the Rodeway Inn in Berkeley three visits in the past nine months. The new owners have put a lot into the place. It was spotless. My wife has serious allergies (we always travel with an air filter) but despite all new furniture, bedding, and paint, she had no problems. Before renovations it looked like a flophouse; now it's immaculate.
There is wireless, a small refrigerator with enough freezer space to freeze blue ice, and a microwave. The bathrooms are tiled. The continental breakfast is better than most, offering cereal with milk, toast and English muffins, fruit choices, etc.
Our daughter is a senior at UC Berkeley, so we've spent a lot of hotel nights in the area. There are AAA discounts. The newly renovated Rodeway Inn is now our hotel of choice.
And the Thai restaurant in front is one of the best we know; we've been eating there on visits to a nearby friend for years.
Una buena elección
Mi mujer y yo estuvimos aquí alojados 3 noches.
Las habitaciones son pequeñas y las toallas de baño también. Pero por lo demás este sitio está muy bien. Y el precio es bueno.
El hotel se encuentra en una calle muy transitada. Sin embargo dentro de las habitaciones se oye muy poquito ruido.
Hay un supermercado (caro) y una fantástica panadería en la acera de enfrente y una cafetería al lado. Hay un restaurante tailandés y otro italiano a unos pasos. Y la estacíón del BART se encuentra a un corto paseo de tres manzanas.
My wife and I stayed here for three nights.
The rooms are small, and so are the bath towels. But otherwise, this place is nice. And the price is right.
The hotel is right on a busy street. But inside the rooms, there's very little noise.
There's a grocery store (expensive) and a nice bakery across the street, and a coffee shop next door. There's a Thai restaurant and an Italian restaurant just steps away. And the BART station is a short three-block walk.
Very quiet and clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. I could hear a far away train in the early morning (though not loud enough to wake me), and there weren't a lot of eating places within walking distance. My room had a micro and fridge but lacked a coffee maker and iron. Overall a good stay.
Sehr ruhig und sauber. Die Angestellten waren freundlich und hilfsbereit. Ich konnte früh morgens den Zug aus der Ferne hören (war aber nicht laut genug, um mich zu wecken) und es gab nicht viele Restaurants, die zu Fuß erreichbar waren. Mein Zimmer verfügte über eine Mikrowelle, aber nicht über eine Kaffeemaschine und ein Bügeleisen. Insgesamt ein guter Aufenthalt.
A good experience
The Travel Inn was undergoing renovation during my stay, and the owners made every effort to make sure my needs were taken care of.
I guess they're turning it into a Rodeway Inn, and they've done a nice job. The rooms and bedding are good quality. Close to lots of restauarants.
It's still an urban hotel, so take a seasoned traveller's advice, bring the earplugs.
A good value.
I like it.
I like Berkeley Travel Inn.
I will stay here again.
I stayed at travel inn berkeley for a week when I was doing work for the Lab. great value for the price, clean & quite place. will stay here again.
Over-priced budget hotel
Stayed here in August 2001 and May 2004. Motor inn layout, single-storey, free parking, rose bushes around carpark. High-security reception - hotel manager hides behind glass window. Have to pay in advance every day. 10min walk to BART station (access to San Francisco, SFO airport). 30min walk to fringe of UC Berkeley campus. Thai restaurant at entrance, Andronico supermarket across the street University Avenue. Several hotels in vicinity (Capri, Holiday Inn Express, Travelodge, University Inn, Campus). Old, needs renovations, provides only bare room, soap and towel. Bathroom floor extremely slippery when wet. No airconditioner or other amenities. Noise of train from rear. Paid $65 (incl. tax) per night - overpriced. Probably the only hotel with drop-in vacancy during UC Berkeley's starting of academic year and Commencement. If you want a better hotel during these periods, book the other hotels at least 1 month in advance.
"Never again at the Berkeley Travel Inn!!!"
On a trip to Berkeley,we spent a horrible night at the Berkeley Travel Inn. It is noisy and dirty. The bedding is very old, and the service is even worse. I've never regretted an experience so much!