Ratings based on 286 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Rich M

STAYED HERE YEARS AGO AND CAME BACK

Posted Jun 2, 2014
Pros: I like the price and the nearness to BART. This made travelling to the Oakland A's game and to San Francisco very easy.
Cons: The lock/keycards needs to be fixed in Rm 124. It was ok with me, once I figured out how to manipulate the card. Other patrons may not like that.
Location: Close to BART. What else can I say?
First of all, I had problems with the keycard. Instead of giving me another room, they advised me to keep trying. Out of four cards, I finally found one that worked. Minor problem. The room itself was comfortable, but was very warm because of a hot spell in the Bay Area. I understand that most residents of the Bay Area do not have AC, because of so few warm days. The wall mounted fan seemed to do the trick. Hopefully they will get the problem with the room keys/lock fixed.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Bill from Portland, Oregon

Nice motel for the price.

Posted May 24, 2014
This is a nice hotel for the budget price. It was clean and pleasant. The front desk staff were all friendly and helpful. We stayed for five days while we visited UC Berkeley. They have three separate buildings. One is right on the busy street and is probably very noisy. We stayed in the building which is away from the street, and it was quiet. The noise was probably blocked by the first building. The buses to UC Berkeley were easy to catch. The motel is on the corner of San Pablo and Cedar. From here you can catch the #52 bus, which goes to the campus, and then circles the campus. These buses don't come very often (about every 40 minutes). If you walk south on San Pablo for four long blocks to University, you can catch the #51B bus which comes quite often, and also goes to the campus.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Linda from Sequim, Wa

A funky, relaxing, small old-school motor motel.

Posted Apr 28, 2014
Pros: I really liked how small town it felt. It was unpretentious and welcoming. The room had an vintage style ironing board cupboard that was cool.
Cons: It was cool weather so I would have liked additional blankets.
Location: It was close to the hip Shattuck area and I was able to walk to and from both that area and the Bart station. Easy, breezy.
It was a easy place to stay. I arrived late in the evening so I called to warn them, arrangements were made to pick up the keycard. I felt like I was staying in a small town motel or at a friend's place. The location was convenient for the workshop I was attending-I walked to the Shattuck area, through a pleasant neighborhood. The room was quiet and a little quirky. I felt totally at home.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by kathleen from woodland hills, ca

Posted Jan 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
Some of the guests could've been more respectful of others. They seem to gather outside at a picnic table and carry on very loud conversations. I bought some ear plugs for my next visit. Management could tell them to tone it down.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Alex.S from Los Angeles

Good enough for rate

Posted Jan 22, 2014
Hotel seems a little older from the inside, but very clean.A bit noisey in the morning ,but not that bad.It was good enough for what needed it for .
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Alex.S

Perfect

Posted Jan 20, 2014
A little old ,but clean .Hotel was perfect for are weekend stay.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Very Noisy Street..

Posted Jan 18, 2014
We visiting Cal, so were gone most of the day, but it was a very noisy street so it was hard to get a good nights rest. Beds were hard, shower water was lukewarm and low pressured. TV was a 19 inch miniature flat screen.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 7, 2014 on Hotels.com
Marginal at best
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A traveler from Brookings SD

Good location, Friendly staff

Posted Dec 4, 2013
Pros: Location
Location: It is a short walk to 4th Street area of Berkeley which is loaded with shops and restaurants.
This motel is older and well kept. It is an area that has a lot of coffee shops and bakeries. Also it is a short walk to 4th Street area of Berkeley which is loaded with shops and restaurants. The staff is very helpful. It is conventional Mom and Pop motel- bathrooms have been remodeled.
1 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Shelley from Los Angeles

Sketchy at best

Posted Nov 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
I was supposed to stay there for 5 nights but after I got there, I changed my mind. My room was right on the street (first floor), one lock on the door (not even very reliable), bathroom & back windows didn't lock. I could hear the people upstairs laughing, people outside talking, cars on the street. Amenities were minimal at best. I didn't feel safe at all. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to my friends.