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Rose Garden Inn

2740 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-1131
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-08-10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-08-10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#12 of 20 hotels in Berkeley
GreenLeaders Silver level

Welcome to Rose Garden Inn, your Berkeley “home away from home.” Rose Garden Inn aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Close to some of Berkeley's most popular landmarks, such as Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (0.8 km) and California Memorial Stadium (1.6 km), Rose Garden Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

Rose Garden Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers 24 hour front desk, outdoor furniture, and express check-in and check-out, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the French restaurants, including Chez Panisse, La Note, and Le Bateau Ivre, all of which are a short distance from Rose Garden Inn.

Should time allow, University of California, Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue, and Sather Tower are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Rose Garden Inn puts the best of Berkeley at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Family rooms
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Joanne F wrote a review Aug. 2020
Clearlake, California5 contributions13 helpful votes
I don't understand any negative reviews about this hotel we had a wonderful stay this hotel was built in 1903 it's a very historic beautiful charming hotel full of character. The only thing wrong was a didn't have air-conditioning aside from that we love this historic building
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
USCircusMom wrote a review Jul. 2020
Cambridge, Massachusetts28 contributions14 helpful votes
We chose this place because of the walking proximity to UC Berkeley and the great deal we got on Bookings.com. The main buildings are historic with lovely Victorian architecture and a charming private garden with tables and chairs in between the buildings. We had two upper rooms with a view of the garden. They were clean with a nice decor. It was nice and quiet at night. The walls are thin so we could hear our sons in the next room. One of our window locks was broken as well as the door chain lock. Our sons' room had a quirky feature where the toilet/bath tub room door could not be closed because the toilet was in the way. Overall, the property felt neglected, the outside of the buildings needed repairs and the parking lot was not clean. We did like the fact that there was hardly anyone in the common areas with no interior hallways for social distancing purposes. There was no breakfast and no room service because of COVID-19 which we preferred. Once we got our key, we never had to go into lobby for the two nights that we were there. This inn has so much potential to be a delightful boutique hotel. I hope the owners care enough to make it special and as safe as possible.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: upper level room with view of garden
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1 Helpful vote
Response from GuestTouch Inc, Other at Rose Garden Inn
Responded Aug. 30, 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Your comfort and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us, and we truly value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We are glad that you found the rooms clean and quiet, and it's nice to read that our Victorian architecture, the decor of the rooms, and the provision of a private garden with tables and chairs were to your taste. We also appreciate you telling us that our location and precautionary measures for the pandemic suited you. We apologize for the issues you describe with soundproofing and maintenance, and we thank you for sharing your feedback with us as this allows us the opportunity to improve future guest satisfaction. We look forward to earning your business on future travels and hope to delight you with our continuous improvement. Best regards, Guest Experience Team
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Disappointed guest wrote a review Apr. 2020
3 contributions
Since the ownership has changed this property is no longer a good deal. The office staff is exceedingly unhelpful. The breakfast used to be delicious. Now the eggs (powdered?) are dry and tasteless and the potatoes are cold. The orange juice is watered down. There is only one person cooking and restocking the food—the poor woman works frantically—and no one cleans the tables between guests. The upholstery on the chairs is in tatters. The garden, however, is still beautiful, and there are cookies in the afternoon. Our car and one other were broken into overnight, the owners had to be told to sweep up the glass, were unsympathetic and certainly did not offer a small discount on our bill as a courtesy. The Berkeley police officer was kind but commented that the new owners were clueless. We have family nearby and have stayed there many times but will never return.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Alexander s. wrote a review Feb. 2020
Rome2 contributions1 helpful vote
Dishonest staff and manager. We showed up to this hotel to check in, reservation in hand, and the woman at the desk informed us that they didn't have our reservation. After initially saying they had no record of our reservation, they eventually admitted they had overbooked the hotel and had no rooms for us. After a back and forth with the front desk and the manager, they finally admitted that they overbooked rooms for the night, knowing full well they'd have to turn us away. The hotel itself is seedy at best, we had another night with the hotel but cancelled it.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Rose Garden Inn
Responded Feb. 27, 2020
Hi Alexander, We are very sorry to hear of your recent experience. We do not have a policy of overbooking at our property, but on this occasion, through an error on the part of a team member, we did find ourselves to be overbooked. We trust that you enjoyed the excellent property that we moved you to; we were very sorry to be unable to accommodate you on this visit. We would love to have an opportunity to redeem ourselves in your eyes, and hope that you might stay with us again when you are next in the area. We would love to provide you with a wonderful stay. Best wishes, Hotel Management
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Robert wrote a review Jan. 2020
1 contribution
The rooms were fine. Hardly the best but serviceable. The main issue is that if you’re traveling for business or academic reasons, the front desk claimed they were utterly incapable of splitting the bill between two guests. Not sure how much technology this really requires, but given that this is a common situation for business/academic travel, it seems like a hotel should be able to accommodate this. The person staffing the front desk didn’t seem particularly professional. She seemed mostly interested in making her life as easy as possible. Nevermind if it makes the lives of their guests more difficult. Not in a particularly convenient location either. Next time I’ll try to stay at a more legitimate establishment.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Rose Garden Inn
Responded Feb. 5, 2020
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent stay at our hotel, we were very pleased to host you. We are sorry that there was an issue with the charges on your bill at the end of your stay, and that we were unable to split your bill in the manner that you would have liked. It is disappointing to know that this impacted upon your impression of our hotel, but we hope that you might reconsider and stay with us again when you are next in town, we appreciate your business and would love to welcome you back. Best wishes, Hotel Management
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US$82 - US$223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rose Garden Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Rose Garden Inn?
Nearby attractions include AxeVentures Axe Throwing (0.4 km), Shattuck Avenue (0.7 km), and Moe's Books (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rose Garden Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rose Garden Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rose Garden Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rose Garden Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Farine Bakery, Wood Tavern, and La Note.
Are there any historical sites close to Rose Garden Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Oakland California Temple (7.6 km), Jack London's Cabin (7.4 km), and Chapel of the Chimes Oakland (3.3 km).