Ratings based on 402 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sacramento

An Oldie But A Goodie

Posted Aug 17, 2015
Pros: Motor court...easy parking, nice room, great staff, quiet & safe with a great location for our needs
Cons: don't know, don't care
Location: Conveniently located for music, food and shopping...easy walking to all
Nice and easy place to pop into town and have a restful stay...quiet, safe, clean and nicely located if you're doing things in West Berkeley
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Be sure to be completely tired or wasted

Posted Aug 11, 2015
Pros: Staff, close to the Bay Bridge, you don't pay San Francisco prices for accommodation.
Cons: Fans, use WD40 or change the positioning. They are too too too, extremely loud.
The hotel is not bad although you can find something better at a relative same price. Good thing is that the staff is extremely good, always smiling and providing great advice for tourists. The bad thing is that the room has no sound proof walls, you can literally hear people next door doing... what people do. And for rooms with no air conditioning they have a fan, if you turn it on all wild animals nearby will be scared and run to safety. It is very loud if you didn't get the point.
2 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Monrovia, CA

Cheap and Clean

Posted Jul 30, 2015
If you just want a cheap clean place to sleep, look no further. However, this place has no A/C - only a desktop fan mounted on the ceiling so it's extremely stuffy. Mini frig didn't work so bring a cooler. And maybe some Febreeze.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Cottage Grove OR

Enjoyed a short stay

Posted Jul 9, 2015
We appreciated the retro decor-reminiscent of the California of 60 years ago. Would stay there again if in the area.
4 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by Steep Hill Laboratories

America's best value - Golden Bear Inn Berkeley

Posted Jul 6, 2015 on Hotels
Room was older, but well kept. Clean, had everything required for a business traveler. Not much in the area at night, so be prepared to hike, or use transportation to get any place with food or entertainment in the evening. I stay here often when in town for business.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Miami, Fla.

Very nice

Posted Jun 29, 2015
Good location, attentive friendly staff, clean. Enjoyed my stay.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Yanjie from china


Posted Jun 8, 2015 on Hotels
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Washington DC

stay in Berkeley

Posted May 30, 2015
Pros: location and helpfulness of staff
Cons: better mattress
Location: across the street from Acme Bakery and Kermit Lynch wine seller; 3/4 mile from North Berkeley BART station
motel is old-style, which I like and is within walking distance of Fourth Street shops
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from AZ

Terrible rooms

Posted May 25, 2015
Pros: Location. Staff was pleasant.
Cons: Need to renovate the rooms with new HVAC, larger TVs and sound insulation.
Location: Local bread maker, wine store and coffee shop across street. Near downtown Berkeley.
Room was next to street. Walls were paper thin. Heater required messing with the thermostat controls since it would quit working. Asked to be moved because of noise but there were no other rooms. Office was only open during the day.
3 out of 5
for Families
by Brenda

This traveler left a rating score only Posted May 25, 2015 on Hotels