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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little dated but quite neat, comfortable and close to amenities in the East bay, downtown Berkeley and a short drive across the bay bridge to San Francisco. As far as Holiday inn Express hotels go I would rank it on a scale of 1 to 10 a good 7

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HolidayInnBerkeley, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

dear Enyi1972, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. On your next visit let us know how we can make your experience better. We work hard to provide good customer service and help our guest have a comfortable stay. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care. Raj... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found the hotel staff to be very courteous and pro-active. It's conveniently located, with access to the freeways and public transportation. Nice restaurants and other businesses nearby. It has that neighborhood feel about it.

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HolidayInnBerkeley, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear bayouprophet, Thank you very much for your review. We are thrilled to hear that your stay went well. We look forward to your next visit. Until then, thank you and care! Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager More 

Melbourne
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37 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

For the money this is a great option. Area is not great but this hotel with a great large car park and free parking and breakfast is an oasis....... Very handy to bridge into San Fran and Berkley next door. Oakland Airport not far either..... Polite attentive staff too. Neat clean and good sized rooms. Smaller hotel so not so... More 

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HolidayInnBerkeley, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Clivecheddar, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our location convenient. We look forward to your next visit. Until then, thank you and take care! Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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209 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a well kept very nice Hotel, perfect for those seeking to see the San Francisco area, just across the Bay Bridge. Rooms and service were all good. But it is the Location, we also Love, so many wonderful places to eat of all kinds in walking distance. Thai we love, BBQ, Foster Freeze, upscale eating Restaurants close by,... More 

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HolidayInnBerkeley, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Ritchie H, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, San Francisco is a convenient 20 min drive or a Bart train away from our hotel. I am sure the Tripadvisor community will appreciate your suggestions for foods and attractions. We truly look forward to your... More 

BRENHAM
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60 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Very nice motel on University, so a straight shot to the campus on the public bus/and back after the big game. No complaints at all. Staff was very friendly and accommodating - esp Raj, Desiree and the others - with good answers to our many questions. Raj even let us check in early - not to the room - but... More 

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HolidayInnBerkeley, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Cooltreats, Thank you very much for your review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Whenever we get a request from a guest we try our best to fulfill their needs, In your case an early checkin. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care! Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My family (2 adults with 2 kids) stayed at the Holiday Inn Express at Berkeley over the weekend. (Fri Sep 2nd through Sun Sep 4th). Pros: Microwaves in the room Nice upgrade for IHG Spire Elite Members Great location and the staff is friendly (Mr Phun - Desiree - Raj are accomodating) Free parking Free breakfast is amazing Cons: None... More 

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HolidayInnBerkeley, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear drmirage, Thank you very much for your review. We are thrilled to hear to that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care! Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager More 

Winchelsea, Australia
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had booked into a cheaper place at Oakland, and found it was absolutely terrible. We were on a budget, and for a couple of days, just wanted something simple. Didn't like other place, so get on the web to find something else. Found this Holiday Inn, and it was like a huge breath of fresh air. Service was outstanding,... More 

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HolidayInnBerkeley, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Pooftersook, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We try our best to provide great customer service and a comfortable stay for all our guest. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care! Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager More 

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a concert at the Greek. This hotel is clean and in a good location. There is lots to eat and drink and see working walking distance. Check out the tapas bar less then a block away! The staff was very accommodating and helpful. Parking is not an issue at all, Thanks for the stay!!!

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HolidayInnBerkeley, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Member, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our location convenient. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you and take care! Raj Kaler - Front Office Manager More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

My wife get a good discount from IHG company and we chose to book there to save money for our trip, beside to spend to much in hotels that we only go for rest at nigth. This place is clean, comfortable beds, refrigerator, microwave , cable tv, keurig cofe maker, safe box , breakfast include . Not to many amenities... More 

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HolidayInnBerkeley, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear roberto196111, Thank you for your review. I would also like to thank you and your wife for choosing our property for recent stay in the area. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Its nice to hear that you found our location convenient and gave some great tips for the Tripadvisor community. We look forward to... More 

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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Internet did not work and hotel would NOT get it fixed that evening. No consultant iPhone help available . Otherwise, a fine property in a seedy part of town. But I need to work in a hotel .... And it is 2016! Who can work without wifi? Room is well done, no TV directory or guide

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Thank Bob E
HolidayInnBerkeley, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Berkeley, responded to this review

Dear Bob E, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We apologize for the disappointing stay you experienced. We have recently decided to contact our provider and they have sent out technicians to make repairs. This type of inconsistency is unacceptable and we have decided to switch carriers so we will not have any issues again. We... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley! We are located on University Avenue within walking distance of Downtown Berkeley and 1.7 Miles from Central UC Berkeley Campus. Enjoy performances & concerts at the Berkeley Greek Theater. Visit the Lawrence Hall of Science Center including the Idea Lab, NanoZone, and Real Astronomy Experience. Golden Gate Fields is where the Bay comes to play, offering live thoroughbred horse racing in a spectacular setting, just 2 short miles away. The University of California Botanical Garden features over 12,000 different kinds of plants from around the world on 34 acres. If you love chocolate as much as we do, don t miss touring Scharffen Berger Chocolate Makers, producers of the highest quality chocolate using vintage European equipment right here in Berkeley. For history buffs, don t miss the USS Hornet in Alameda. It s a one-of-a-kind experience you won t want to miss! Catch a Cal Golden Bears Game at Memorial Stadium. We are the most comfortable and convenient hotel headquarters to catch all the action! When it's time to relax, return to your spacious room at the Holiday Inn Express Berkeley Hotel. Stay in touch while away from home with our complimentary high-speed Internet service. We also offer complimentary hot breakfast and free on-site parking. We look forward to seeing you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Berkeley

Address: 1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: $204 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Berkeley 2.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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“We stayed near the card-only public bathrooms, which worked out because when we came back from our day we had an extra bathroom right there.”
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“Get a room in the back.”
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“The further from University the better”
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“ask for an upper floor room, first floor rooms get noise from parking lot”
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