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Beautiful Hideaway w/ Private Garden
The price is $135 per night
1.86 mi from city center
3/5 (4 reviews)
Musty Basement, Not Secure, Left after 1 night of planned 10

"I'm someone who usually enjoys funky style, but this place is dismal - a musty dank basement that is not secure. And that is not clear from the description/photos. (It looks like the photos but the photos don't reveal the deficiencies.) We had reserved 10 nights but left after 1 because the mustiness ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Beautiful Hideaway w/ Private Garden
Nash Hotel
2 out of 5
2045 UNIVERSITY AVE, Berkeley, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night
0.16 mi from city center
3.3/5 (163 reviews)
Excellent stay

"Had booked this hotel at the last moment, and was very pleasantly surprised on reaching this place, and had an absolutely excellent stay there. Having a shared bathroom should not deter anyone from booking since the place is spick and span, and kept extremely clean. The people running the hotel were ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

Nash Hotel
Berkeley City Club
2.5 out of 5
2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA
The price is $199 per night
0.35 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (307 reviews)

"Well, you can tell from the pictures that it's an experience :) A nice one, really. Apart from the usual things - which they do well - there's a piece of California history well put to use."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Berkeley City Club

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Private Backyard Cottage Close to Berkeley and Right Next to Solano Avenue
5/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Perfectly comfortable stay

"I loved Sherry's place — it was exactly what I needed for my stay. Plenty of amenities to enjoy (coffee machines, space heater, in-unit laundry, Apple TV access), sparkling clean, and right next to a beautiful garden that provides all the peace you need. Sherry responded very quickly to any questions ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Private Backyard Cottage Close to Berkeley and Right Next to Solano Avenue
Graduate Berkeley
4 out of 5
2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA
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0.65 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"Nice bed"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Graduate Berkeley
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Berkeley
3 out of 5
920 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $103 per night
1.53 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (980 reviews)

"It was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Had a room on the 3rd floor in the back. Nice, functioning mini-fridge and freezer, microwave, coffee maker and other, usual amenities. I was worried about the noise of a family in adjacent room with multiple small children and music playing, but ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Berkeley
Peaceful Relaxation in House With Lots of Restaurants and the Bay Close by!
Serene Cozy Private Suite Patio ~ Upscale Berkeley
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1.93 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
A Very Pleasant Place to Stay

"I recently completed a very pleasant month's stay at the "Claremont" VRBO in Berkeley. The property is located in a lovely part of Berkeley, walking distance to restaurants, shops, food stores a BART station (20 minute walk) and several bakeries and coffee shops, one of the great charms of Berkeley. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Serene Cozy Private Suite Patio ~ Upscale Berkeley
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Berkeley
2 out of 5
1512 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night
0.72 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (373 reviews)

"It was clean and well kept quiet and friendly care takers nothing bad about it at all and Thank you"…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Berkeley
Travelodge by Wyndham Berkeley
2 out of 5
1820 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night
0.35 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (993 reviews)

"Clean, clean , quiet, comfortable, well priced! Friendly staff, close to food places."…"

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Berkeley
Super 8 by Wyndham Berkeley
2.5 out of 5
1619 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night
0.59 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (998 reviews)

"Really good service. Nice little place. Good price"…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Berkeley
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina
3.5 out of 5
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $135 per night
2.47 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (1,292 reviews)

"This is a very nice hotel . I enjoyed myself. The view . I know it would have been better if the restaurant was open ,but I know that they couldn’t."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
4 out of 5
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
The price is $135 per night
0.08 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"Loved it. Very clean and friendly staffs. Will definitely visit again!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Marina Inn
2 out of 5
975 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $91 per night
1.47 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (493 reviews)

"Liked friendly welcome, promptl and efficient check-in, inquiry by staff if there was anything else we needed and offer of assistance. There’s nothing to dislike. We will definitely stay here again. Oh, also like convenient location."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Marina Inn
Berkeley Inn
1.5 out of 5
1720 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $76 per night
1.39 mi from city center
2.9/5 (767 reviews)

"Thank you for the stay, I look forward to coming back."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

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Where to stay in Berkeley

Find the best Berkeley areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about Berkeley

Visiting Berkeley

Travelers to Berkeley give high marks for the college vibe, fun sporting events, and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its cafés, live music, and theaters. Top sights in the city include Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Greek Theater, and University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley.

  • You'll find 200 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Oakland
  • The closest major airport is in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), 14 mi (22.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Berkeley

The city is well known for its live music and theaters, and cultural venues include Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Greek Theater, and Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life. The city's natural beauty is on display at University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley, Tilden Regional Park, and People's Park. Football fans will find lots to cheer about, while everyone can enjoy an event or game at Memorial Stadium or Golden Gate Fields.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 48 hotels and other lodging options to choose from in Berkeley. Below are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Hotel Shattuck Plaza - This 4-star hotel in Downtown Berkeley features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a fitness center. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and proximity to shopping.
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley - Our customers like the breakfast and comfortable, quiet rooms at this hotel. With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel - Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Claremont can enjoy access to 3 outdoor pools and a full-service spa, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its central location and comfortable rooms.

Outside the city, popular places to see include Lafayette Gallery, located 8.2 mi (13.2 km) from the heart of the city, and Pier 39, which is 8.8 mi/14.2 km away.

Getting Around Berkeley

With so many transportation options, seeing all of Berkeley is simple. Nearby metro stations include North Berkeley Station and Ashby Station. To see more of the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Berkeley Station.

Dressing for Berkeley

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 65°F and the nighttime average to be 42°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 74°F during the day and 46°F at night
  • July through September averages 75°F during the day and 52°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 74°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • Berkeley gets about 26.22 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually September and August with an average temperature of 75°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 43°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Berkeley?
Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This hotel is a short 5-minute walk from University of California, Berkeley, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Marina Inn and Howard Johnson by Wyndham Berkeley as top choices for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Berkeley, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view the top deals on offer in Berkeley.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Berkeley?
For more details about updating your trip to Berkeley or cancelling it, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Berkeley?
Based on reviews, Howard Johnson by Wyndham Berkeley is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Travelodge by Wyndham Berkeley and Rose Garden Inn.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in Downtown Berkeley?
With 22 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Hotel Shattuck Plaza is the highest ranked property in Downtown Berkeley. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It is located a short 3-minute walk from University of California, Berkeley. Another favorite option in the neighborhood is Nash Hotel.
What's the best hotel when traveling with kids to Berkeley?
Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel is a top 5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features 3 outdoor pools and a kids’ club. Other good options for your stay with the kids include Rodeway Inn Berkeley and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina. Attractions like Lawrence Hall of Science and Adventure Playground are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic vacation to Berkeley?
Super 8 by Wyndham Berkeley is a favorite property for couples, and features plasma TVs and refrigerators. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel and Rose Garden Inn.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Berkeley?
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Berkeley is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and a fitness center for its human guests. Other good options to stay with your pet include Hotel Shattuck Plaza and Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel.
Where is the best hotel to stay near University of California, Berkeley?
Graduate Berkeley is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located just a short 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from University of California, Berkeley. Other good choices within 5 miles include Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel and Hotel Shattuck Plaza.
What about the best place to stay near Berkeley Marina?
One of the top choices for your stay is DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina, located next to Berkeley Marina, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a marina and a restaurant. La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Berkeley and Marina Inn are a couple of other good and close options.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Berkeley?
Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley is a top property for a beach vacation, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay near the beach include DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina and Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel. Head to Baker Beach or China Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best boutique hotel in Berkeley?
Rodeway Inn Berkeley is a favorite property with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish stay, and features a restaurant and free breakfast. Rose Garden Inn and Hotel Shattuck Plaza are a couple of other boutique hotels.

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