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"Decent room, for the price I won't complain. Got a non-smoking room but it smelt of smoke. Walls are a bit thin, I could hear the people next door. I ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 09 Apr 2021

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Hotel Description

Motel near Berkeley Marina in Berkeley

Northwest Berkeley stay

Your stay at this Northwest Berkeley motel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Berkeley Marina and University of California, Berkeley. Gourmet Ghetto and Greek Theater are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Round-the-clock service

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$95* Per night/room Nov 30 - Dec 1

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Berkeley Inn ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.7 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Berkeley Inn

Everyone (7)
4 out of 5
Decent room, for the price I won't complain. Got a non-smoking room but it smelt of smoke. Walls are a bit thin, I could hear the people next door. I felt safe though!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 12, 2021 by General Manager

We appreciate you taking the time to let us know that you found your recent stay to be a good value and an overall good experience. We do apologize for any odor issues and the inconvenience caused by noise from other guests. Please know that we are in the process of upgrading our rooms, and we hope to welcome you back soon!

3 out of 5
I would not recommend this property. The staff isn't very friendly and the room didn't smell very good.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 27, 2020 by General Manager

Thank you for reaching out. We are saddened that your recent visit with us did not meet your expectations, and we apologize for the concerns that you noted. Our team strives to deliver welcoming hospitality, and we value the opportunity to improve. Your feedback will help us make changes. Please stay with us again in the future so that we can work our hardest to demonstrate our true value.

5 out of 5
Location was perfect for me getting around. Good price. Easy parking.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 27, 2019 by General Manager

Thank you for sharing your experience. It is great to see that our convenient location helped provide you with an amazing stay. We will continue to deliver an excellent value and we hope to have you back for many years to come here at Berkeley Inn!

2 out of 5

Budget Hotel

Pros: It was available. It was close to down town. The rate was reasonable.
Cons: Too much to list. I guess start with new carpet, or maybe linoleum. Get the trash out of the covered parking. Fix the WiFi and TV.
Location: Down Town. Mountain Mike's Pizza 2 blocks away. UC Berkeley nearby.
The check-in desk is through a window. The staff live behind the window. Annoyed that you are bothering them. When checking in, I said "checking in". The woman behind the window said "ID". That was it. Like she was demanding it. There are only about 14 parking spaces. People live here in some of the rooms. The walls and floors are thin. We had to leave the TV on to drown out the noise of the people living below our room.

Posted by , from SoCal on Dec 8, 2016

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2 out of 5

This is not really a "tourist" hotel.

Pros: Cheap.
Cons: Cleanliness. Smoke smell.
Location: On San Pablo (which leads to lots of other shopping experiences within 10 miles either way - not really walkable). Close to University Ave (walkable).
This is not really a "tourist" hotel. It is cheap. There was the smell of smoke in the room. When I asked the manager how long the room had a been a "non-smoking" he said always. I stated that it obviously smelled like smoke. His response was "some people lie about not smoking". There was almost always someone smoking in the stairway (all the "halls" and stairways are external). The towels have definitely seen better days. The hotel is located in an area with lots of Indian restaurants and a couple blocks away from University Ave (a major street that lead to UC-Berkeley). The UC-Berkeley campus is 2.1 miles away. I needed a room that was cheap and close to the campus. This kind of fit the bill. I just wish that it had been a little bit better kept. The Wifi worked fine except one day where I had to ask them to reboot the AP. If you are looking for a really cheap place to stay and have low expectations, this is a decent choice. I definitely would not take my wife here, but if you just want to crash and save money, well......

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016

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2 out of 5
It was a bland, minimal trip, very basic for tge price. Parking sucks. Yiu are trapped in tge '70's

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015

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4 out of 5

Surprisingly great!

I was a bit skeptical about this hotel, but it is really rather nice, clean, and comfortable for the price, especially compared to other hotels in the area that are much more expensive. Clean room and a comfortable bed. Nothing fancy, but it was great.

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015

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3 out of 5

A good value for a place to sleep.

Pros: It was pretty quiet. The family who run it are very nice. Our room was a nice size.
Cons: Probably not a lot without a lot of investment, at which point, the whole thing would become a whole lot more expensive. The Wi-fi was erratic.
Location: It's Berkeley! Lots of restaurants with fresh local food! Museums on the campus! Buy a sari (lots of sari shops)! Walk and enjoy the California sun!
This was one of the least expensive options I found in Berkeley and it was perfectly adequate. It appears to be a family-run motel, older building, a little shabby. But the sheets were clean, the room was serviced every day, and the towels were replaced as we used them. The beds were ok as well. If you like to feel that you are surrounded by luxury, this is not the hotel for you. If you are looking for a place to stay that is reasonable in price from which you can explore the area, this might do you well. The neighborhood is rapidly gentrifying, with a very nice cafe next door with very good food. There are still a lot of street people around, but I didn't encounter any aggressive begging. The neighborhood is quiet and so was the clientele, although as is common with older buildings, one can hear people walking around above one. It is about two miles to UC Berkeley (up hill all the way), so a pleasant walk, or about half a mile to the BART, which in one stop will take you close to the university and into the downtown area.

Posted by , from Bloomington, IN on May 4, 2015

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1 out of 5

Bed Bugs

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy
Found 5 bugs within the 15 minutes we looked. Then we took one to the front desk to show them. Told to pack up quickly and they would try to find us another room on their properties. None available. They didn't charge us. But scarred for life. Room lit very dimly so glad we had a flashlight with us to look around the room. I'm sure there were more...we stopped looking after we found 5. I don't understand how maids could not know about bugs. Blood stains on sheets too. Someone there had to know that room has bedbugs. Hard to miss.”

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011

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1 out of 5

Don't Stay Here

The room seemed OK when we checked in. Later in the evening, the thin walls let us hear activities upstairs and next doors. Apparently, the room next door was rented by a prostitute or her john. We were kept awake by two bouts of humping on a squeaky bed. We elected to leave after the first night, even though we lost the room rate for the second night.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2008

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Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Berkeley motel is smoke free.

  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Train station: Berkeley Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Berkeley Inn offers 25 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Social distancing measures are in place.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • An effective city/local tax rate of 1 percent will be charged

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Berkeley Inn
  • Inn Berkeley
  • Berkeley Inn Motel
  • Berkeley Inn Berkeley
  • Berkeley Inn Motel Berkeley

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.