Ratings based on 708 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles

A fine place, accesible by taxi and bus.

Posted Aug 7, 2014
Pros: The staff was friendly and had a helpful attitude.
Cons: The bathroom' but I realize it is an old hotel and it's hard to make those kinds of changes.
Location: It's very close to the university, convenient for people visiting.
This hotel had been renovated, but still has an old time feel. It's nice to be in a place where the rooms are different sizes. My room had a refrigerator and microwave and a large disk. The bathroom was small by modern standards and had a small sink. There is a friendly bar and restaurant on the first floor, much jazzier that mos hotels. I wouls stay here again. Note: The Expeda rate is much better than the regular hotel rate..
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Jakarta, Indonesia

Nice older hotel near UC campus

Posted Aug 7, 2014
Cons: communication between Expedia and the hotel needs to be enhanced
Location: two blocks from UC campus and Telegraph Avenue
The hotel is decorated with UC Berkeley memorabilia from decades past. While it was built 85 years ago, all the facilities are in excellent working condition.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Fresno Ca

Cozy and well equipped room

Posted Aug 7, 2014
The rooms are small and cozy great for a couples getaway! loved all the accessible outlets on top of 2 different tables, and on walls. Clean and wonderful remodels rooms. Friendly staff, that bring ice to your room. Just walking distance to BART train, Berkeley and tons of great food.. Definitely will stay again .
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from v

Enjoyed the vintage feel

Posted Aug 6, 2014
Beautiful furnishings! Stylish and clean. The design was terrific and definitely makes it boutique hotel. The building is old and you can hear all the steps people take on the floor above you. The bed/mattress was comfortable, but not the best. I was expecting to find a blow dryer, but didn't find one. I was pleased to find organic soaps and lotion. I liked the snack box, although nothing in it is complimentary, the selection was great and nicely packaged. I also liked that i was able to open the window and breathe some good air, as opposed to have to turn on the AC
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler

Rehabbed quite well

Posted Jul 30, 2014
Pros: I like that it is a green facility
Cons: The musty smell
Location: Just 2blocks from Cal. Berkeley. Downtown isn't far. There is a nice restaurant/bar (Henry's) inside the lobby staff very nice
It may not be the "newest hotel", but the rehab was done quite well. Rooms were clean and nice. A bit smaller with a bit of a musty sent but not so much that it was offensive. The hotel is very "green" and that pleases me. Very close to Berkeley and that was great. I would stay here again if I came out to the university for sure.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from West Los Angeles

Great location and service

Posted Jul 29, 2014
Pros: I like the service, both the desk service and the valet service. I also like the location.
Cons: I would prefer a small refrigerator to a locked bar cabinet.
Location: It's Berkeley. Really Berkeley.
I like to stay here when I come visit my daughter at Berkeley. I always feel like a valued guest and I can walk to campus, to BART and to many places to eat. I get a kick out of the decorative memorabilia, but the rooms are small and a little shabby. WiFi is free and pretty good, which is appreciated. I also think the valet service is worth the cost.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 23, 2014
Staff seemed confused while we were trying to check in. We came back the second night and one of the front desk people was in our room unannounced. Housekeeping never came for the two days we were there as well.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Agoura Hills, CA

Charming older hotel adjacent to UCB campus

Posted Jul 21, 2014
Pros: Unique older charm.
Cons: Breakfast and parking included in room rate.
Location: Visiting UCB campus, shopping and dining.
We stayed one night. The room was small but had everything we needed. The shower had the best water pressure ever. Coffee maker in the room didn't work but they sent someone immediately to replace it. Nice restaurant/bar in the lobby however breakfast was not included. Hotel parking was not included either. But, overall, it was a pleasant experience.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel close to UC Berkeley

Posted Jul 12, 2014
Cons: firmer beds options
Incredible staff (Ganah (?) the valet) and the front desk guys from Modesto and Merced, I'm from Los Banos.I love the wonderful old style atmosphere of the hotel...1 negative for me...the beds are too soft (rm 117)....I would never NOT stay there for that issue...whenever I go to UCB to visit my son I will stay here
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location, "cozy rooms"

Posted Jul 6, 2014
Was in town revisiting my alma mater and chose this hotel mainly for location and price. Rooms are small and oldish but it works. The shower water pressure was weak and water temperature was hard to control at times. Overall a great hotel if you just want a convenient location to stay.