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    SenS Hotel & Bistro Berkeley

    1538 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1517
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$165
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          Overview
          • Excellent10%
          • Very good19%
          • Average22%
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          • Terrible37%
          29 Jun 2016
          “Sens Hotel a.k.a. French Hotel/Shabby!”
          22 Sep 2016
          “The French Hotel”
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Restaurant
          Wheelchair Access
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          Room Service
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          2.5 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

          The Sens hotel, they like to call it the French hotel, in Berkeley is in a great location. Tou can walk to so many places. The bistro attached to it is very good with well priced pastries. If you have ever been to France and...More

          Thank Thetipsydutchman
          Reviewed 1 July 2016

          Pervasive smell throughout of mildew and/or mold; rickety metal bedframe, thin mattress, rumpled sheets; no promised wifi in room; dirty, rusty, paint-peeling finish everywhere...in short, disgusting.

          2  Thank igirton
          Reviewed 29 June 2016

          The staff is, indeed, friendly, my room was clean, and the bistro was great! The toilet needed a repair and the staff ignored me about this. Reaching into the tank to flush is not my idea of a working loo. The carpeting, a faded red,...More

          1  Thank judsterab
          Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

          This hotel has so much potential to be a quaint little European style hotel. The location is in the heart of Berkeley with great restaurants nearby. Unfortunately it has not been been refurbished in the last ten years. The price is low but I would...More

          2  Thank Etienne P
          Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

          The French Hotel definitely needs a face lift. Despite its wear, the bathrooms and linens are clean. The big advantage of the hotel is its location - there is a bistro on the ground floor and several amazing restaurants right outside the door. It is...More

          1  Thank Gerri L
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          • Free Parking
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          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • US$179 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • 18
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          • Also Known As
          • French Hotel Berkeley
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          "Hotel is adjacent to a supermarket, so you'll hear the early morning (6:15 and on) delivery trucks and..."
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          "Room 208; corner room, nice balcony."
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          "Stayed on the 1st floor. Would request that again since I'm not fond of elevators being from a small..."
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