Travel Blogs from Berkeley
... breakfast and sat there contemplating my day. I had purchased a 2 day hop-on, hop-off bus ticket but needed to find my way to Fisherman's Wharf to redeem it. I logged onto the Hotel internet and studied the map. It was a 20 minute walk in a straight line. 'No probs', I thought in my Aussie accent. I finished my American coffee and sent out a facebook confession, of ...
... the former military base and the parks of the Presidio, to the bridge. A viewpoint on the other side of the bridge gave us a fantastic view of the city across the glistening bay in the sunshine, and we carried on. Our loquacious guide told us all about the cities around the Bay, "The Rock" of Alcatraz and the former immigration outpost of Angel Island - two brutal islands to keep two very different groups of people from American society. Some immigrants would be kept for ...
... the road, which turned out to be a pretty big upgrade and a nice surprise! After our early start we didn't feel up for too much touristing, so we went to the nearby 50's diner and drank our weight in milkshake instead.
For our first full day we compiled a list of all the big San Francisco sights and decided to see how many we could see. To begin with we walked down the road from our hotel to Union Square, which one of the poshest shopping areas, with the ...
... is supposedly an up-and-coming neighborhood which offers good value for your rent money. On Thursday we set to the task of locating an apartment, borrowing internet from Philz Coffee, a local chain. We dropped a few lines via telephone and email, and also noticed a nearby open house worth checking out. On our way out we saw a sign posted on the cafe's door indicating that they were looking to hire some "cool beanz," which sounded like a fairly accurate description ...
... crabs and pelicans flew over the waves.
The Mesmerizing The View
In a distance, wind surfers dotted the foreground of the radiant Golden Gate Bridge. On the other side, the famous Alcatraz Island stood courageously. After a while we engaged in conversation while enjoy the beautiful view, we decided to go Northern California Back Roads. We followed the California Highway 1 sign just north of Golden Gate ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rodeway Inn Berkeley
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.
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.
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!