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Nash Hotel
2 out of 5
2045 UNIVERSITY AVE, Berkeley, CA
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The price is $99 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
0.16 mi from city center
3.3/5 (164 reviews)
Eh

"The hotels.com booking did not mention that there were rooms with or without a bathroom. The person who I checked in with said I booked one without a bathroom. So I ended paying extra for a bathroom. The staff working there was nice. However, it was just an uncomfortable hotel overall. It’s an older ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Nash Hotel
Marina Inn
2 out of 5
975 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
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The price is $89 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
1.47 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (501 reviews)

"Clean and well kept. Convenient location to businesses and shops."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Marina Inn
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Berkeley
3 out of 5
920 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
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The price is $98 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
1.53 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (982 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay as the rooms were clean and staff was aboveboard 👍"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Berkeley
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Beautiful Modern European Style In-law Unit-albany/tropical Yard
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1.84 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Peaceful and Comfortable!

"The owners are lovely people and the place was spotless and incredibly comfortable. Thank you for a great stay!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Beautiful Modern European Style In-law Unit-albany/tropical Yard
Charming Claremont Cottage in Heart of Berkeley!
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1.62 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Beautiful retreat in the heart of Claremont

"My husband and I stayed here for a few nights after getting married in a small local ceremony and thought this cottage was absolutely perfect. It was immaculate, well designed, spacious, and well-situated for connecting with family and friends around Berkeley. Proximity to local amenities meant easy ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Charming Claremont Cottage in Heart of Berkeley!
Berkeley City Club
2.5 out of 5
2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA
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The price is $149 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
0.35 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (310 reviews)

"This is a historic hotel with wonderful interior spaces, patios, balconies, etc."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Berkeley City Club
Traditional Japanese Tea House- Garden Cottage
The price is $185 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
0.61 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (18 reviews)

"The property is in a lovely, quiet setting not too far from the main avenue in Berkeley. However, communication was poor around how to access property to check in. We arrived on foot and had to sit out on the curb for a while until the owner happened to come home. The sheets were dirty, there was ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Traditional Japanese Tea House- Garden Cottage
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Berkeley
2 out of 5
1512 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
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The price is $89 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
0.72 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (388 reviews)

"just soso"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Berkeley
Super 8 by Wyndham Berkeley
2.5 out of 5
1619 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA
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The price is $79 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
0.59 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (994 reviews)

"The location was convenient. The price was reasonable. The staff monitored the property very well. A nice stay on a whim."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Berkeley
Large 1 Bedroom With Fireplace
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1.36 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (13 reviews)
UNIT MISREPRESENTED

"Owner needs to stay in their own property to properly equip it for occupancy. Very low rate unit! No lighting to back of house and very unstable long stairs. Property manager very responsive to our needs, but too little too late"…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Large 1 Bedroom With Fireplace
Albany Hill Apartment
3 out of 5
741 Gateview Ave., Berkeley, CA
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2.45 mi from city center
Albany Hill Apartment
Walking Distance to Solano Ave. Close to Restaurants, Parks a Coffee Shops
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Beautiful & Comfortable

"We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful bungalo. We look forward to visiting again!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Walking Distance to Solano Ave. Close to Restaurants, Parks a Coffee Shops
Rodeway Inn Berkeley
2 out of 5
1461 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
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0.83 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (1,000 reviews)

"checked in and was surprised by the room. it was really nice and comfortable. the only thing is there is an ant problem. but other than that its fine"…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

Rodeway Inn Berkeley
Cozy and Modern Guest House is Conviniently Located
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1.88 mi from city center
3/5 (2 reviews)
Save your money

"This is a cheap, slapped together remodel of an old garage. The old rolling garage door is just covered with plastic sheeting, and the window locks are broken or missing (so no security). Bed is cheap and hard. "Bathroom" about the size of an airplane lavatory. There is no tv connection (too cheap ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2017

Cozy and Modern Guest House is Conviniently Located
Elegant Spacious Private Studio ~ Upscale Berkeley
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1.93 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Charming studio apartment

"Everything was first rate. A beautiful location and a great apartment to stay in."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2020

Elegant Spacious Private Studio ~ Upscale Berkeley
Lovely Mid-century Modern Gem! BAY Views HOT Tubparking! Pets Welcome!
4.7/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Lovely views, easy stay

"The house was a good fit for four people and our small dog. The deck was nice and we spent a lot of time out there. It's walking distance from the Berkeley Rose Garden as well. The bedrooms are nicely sized (we did not use the detached room). This house was a little bare in regards to having certain ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Lovely Mid-century Modern Gem! BAY Views HOT Tubparking! Pets Welcome!
Grandma's House
Berkeley, CA
The price is $149 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
1.5 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (7 reviews)
Sweet Place to Stay

"We had an unfortunate reason to need a place in the Bay Area. Our son's best friend was killed in an accident and we were soooo grateful to find a affordable, centrally located place where we could stay. It was my husband, son, his wife and our 4 year old grandson. The wooden train set was very helpful!! ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Grandma's House
Peaceful Relaxation in House With Lots of Restaurants and the Bay Close by!
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Exactly as described but better

"This house was very nice and the neighborhood even better. Host responds within minutes to any problems that arise and can tell you about the city and food around there. If you are looking for a clean fun stay this is the spot."…"

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Peaceful Relaxation in House With Lots of Restaurants and the Bay Close by!
Travelodge by Wyndham Berkeley
2 out of 5
1820 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
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The price is $84 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
0.35 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (995 reviews)
Not a great location, but nice rooms

"Nice rooms, but some uncomfortable sketchiness."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Berkeley
Serene Cozy Private Suite Patio ~ Upscale Berkeley
The price is $70 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
1.93 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Very Zen

"Nice place to stay and very clean. Perfect distance from Berkeley."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Serene Cozy Private Suite Patio ~ Upscale Berkeley
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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?
Berkeley City Club is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This hotel is a short 3-minute walk from University of California, Berkeley, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Hotel Shattuck Plaza and Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel 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, Super 8 by Wyndham Berkeley is a popular 2.5-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 Marina Inn and Travelodge by Wyndham Berkeley.
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?
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other good options for your stay with the kids include Rose Garden Inn and Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel. 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?
Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel is a favorite 5-star hotel for couples, and features a garden-view restaurant and 2 outdoor pools. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina and Hotel Shattuck Plaza.
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 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina and Graduate Berkeley.
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?
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina is a top 3.5-star hotel for a beach vacation, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Rodeway Inn Berkeley and Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel. Head to Baker Beach or China Beach for some quality time by the water.
What are some accommodations with pools in Berkeley?
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring a children’s pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel and La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Berkeley.

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