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4.5 out of 5

"Lovely rooms, nice decor, beautifully clean, excellent staff. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 22 Nov 2020

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Hotel Description

Berkeley hotel in North Berkeley area

In Berkeley

With a stay at this North Berkeley hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of University of California, Berkeley and 2 miles (3 km) of Indian Rock Park. Greek Theater and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2017

A restaurant, self parking, and a 24-hour front desk are among this hotel's amenities. WiFi in public areas is free. Business travelers can take advantage of the laundry service.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

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

Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$168* Per night/room Oct 27 - Oct 28

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 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 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 (2)
5 out of 5
Lovely rooms, nice decor, beautifully clean, excellent staff.

Posted by on Nov 22, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 23, 2020 by management

Thank you and we enjoyed hosting your stay.

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

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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

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Jun 22, 2019 by Demetrio Presas

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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

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Jun 17, 2019 by Demetrio Presas

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About the Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley

Location 1538 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley. Parking is available for a fee. 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
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • 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

  • 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. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Berkeley hotel provides 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
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

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

Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley has a restaurant on site.

Accessibility

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

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 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, 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 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

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, and American Express; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards

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.

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, and American Express. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours

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 10 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
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  • Sens Bistro Berkeley
  • Sens Hotel Vanne Bistro Berkeley
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  • Sens Vanne Bistro
  • Sens & Vanne Bistro Berkeley
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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.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.