Fantistic, unique, homely and more... A review of Downtown Berkeley Inn
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.