Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

Hotel near University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley

In Berkeley

A stay at this North Berkeley hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of University of California, Berkeley and 2 miles (3 km) of Greek Theater. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Renovated in 2017

This hotel features a coffee shop, concierge services, and self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. There's luggage storage and multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 18 guestrooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, while refrigerators and microwaves offer the conveniences of home. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and balconies or patios.

Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$159* Per night/room Dec 12 - Dec 13

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley

Everyone (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Close to cheese board. The smell of air fresheners and cleaners took awhile to get used to. At least it was clean. The room was cleaner than when I stayed six months ago. I did find a cob web under one nightstand but it wasn’t like last time when I found webs under everything. Not that I care but I felt for the price it should have been spotless.

Posted by on Nov 2, 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 2, 2019 by Demetrio Presas

Thank you

4 out of 5
Design touches were nice. It was artistically set up. Room was a bit dusty under the desk and bed. Cobwebs. I saw a big spider on the wall in the hallway outside my door every night. He’d move a few feet each day but it was clearly the same one. Didn’t care but I’d think housekeeping should vacuum him up. There were a lot of coffee stains on the carpet in the hallway. They gave out excellent free coffee in the lobby cafe and people obviously had brought it back to their rooms and spilled it in the halls. I also found remnants of granola under my nightstand and desk. Walls are a bit thin too but my neighbors were very polite and kept noise down. I was just conscious that we could hear each other’s voices and TVs so I didn’t make much noise. Finally the place had a strong smell of perfume from a cleaning agent or air freshener. All these things were not an issue for me but they may bother others. Overall my stay was good. It is one of the better places to stay in Berkeley. Nowadays anyplace without bed bugs is a five star hotel. So I was very happy. My dad lives nearby so I will be staying there a lot in the future.

Posted by , from Mission Viejo on Jun 21, 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 22, 2019 by Demetrio Presas

Thank you

5 out of 5
Nice boutique hotel. Room was clean, decorated nicely, with good conveniences, like tv and wifi. Personnel were professional and welcoming.

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 17, 2019 by Demetrio Presas

Thank you

About the Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley

Location 1538 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley was completed in July 2017. This Berkeley hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1906
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) (24.4 km / 15.1 mi)
  • Train station: Berkeley Station (3.7 km / 2.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and bathrobes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-out

  • 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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

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 are 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 2.25 and USD 8.75 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 8 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sens Hotel Bistro Berkeley
  • Sens Hotel Bistro
  • Sens Bistro Berkeley
  • Sens Hotel Vanne Bistro Berkeley
  • Sens Hotel Vanne Bistro
  • Sens Vanne Bistro Berkeley
  • Sens Vanne Bistro
  • Sens & Vanne Bistro Berkeley
  • Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley Hotel
  • Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley Berkeley
  • Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley Hotel Berkeley

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
url importing https://travel.travelocity.com/Oakland-Hotels-Sens-Hotel-&-Vanne-Bistro-Berkeley.h15127149-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&
There was an error importing /Oakland-Hotels-Sens-Hotel-&-Vanne-Bistro-Berkeley.h15127149-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&, error: javax.servlet.jsp.JspTagException: 301 https://travel.travelocity.com/Oakland-Hotels-Sens-Hotel-&-Vanne-Bistro-Berkeley.h15127149-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&
*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.