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Berkeley California Hotels & Motels

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The Berkeley center point is about the area of Berkeley Repertory Theater and the area of Downtown Berkeley.

Considered one of the most socially liberal cities in the U.S., Berkeley is famous for social activism, academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech, and the arts. The city lies across the bay from San Francisco in Alameda County. It's on the north side of Oakland and home to the oldest campus of the public University of California, UC Berkeley. More from this guide...

Berkeley Hotels/Accommodations

Hotel Shattuck Plaza : 2086 Allston Way
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 6 floors in hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Travelodge by Wyndham Berkeley
1820 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703
  • Two-star hotel
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Quality Inn University
1761 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703
  • Economical Downtown property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • No vending machines
  • Quiet room
Berkeley City Club - Berkeley
2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 6 floors in hotel
Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley
1538 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
  • 3-star hotel
  • Check in: 0:00
Super 8 by Wyndham Berkeley - Berkeley
1619 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703
  • Two-star hotel
  • Check in time: 11:00 AM
Global Luxury Suites in Downtown Berkeley in Berkeley
2037 Parker St. Berkeley Ca 94704 Usa, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Four-star property
  • Check in: 4pm
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Berkeley in Berkeley
1512 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • 26 rooms in hotel
Graduate Berkeley in Berkeley
2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Aiden by Best Western at Berkeley - Berkeley
1499 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
Rodeway Inn Berkeley : 1461 University Ave.
1461 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
  • Inexpensive Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 11:00
  • Kitchenette needs more attention
  • Affordable parking
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Rose Garden Inn - Berkeley
2740 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Good value
  • Old facility
Berkeley Finnish Hall
1970 Chestnut St., Berkeley, CA 94702
  • 3-star hotel
University of California Berkeley
2601 Warring St., Berkeley, CA 94720
  • 2 star hotel
  • Check in: 3:00pm
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley, an IHG Hotel
1175 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
  • Inexpensive property
  • Gym is available on property
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Berkeley Inn : 1720 San Pablo Ave.
1720 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
  • Mid-scale property
Americas Best Value Inn Berkeley / San Francisco in Berkeley
1620 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • Hotel has 38 rooms
  • Disappointing internet connection
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Berkeley : 920 University Ave.
920 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710
  • Located practically next door to the University of California Berkeley, the La Quinta Inn Berkeley welcomes pets along with their human companions. The inn boasts an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and a breakfast bar that offers you both hot and cold food options. To make your stay as comfortable as possible, the guest rooms in the inn have a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, wireless Internet, cable television, and an alarm clock. After enjoying time at the hotel, you can head to the nearby Fisherman's Wharf, the Oakland Coliseum, the James Kennedy Recreation Center, or the Hilltop Malls for some fun.
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 113 rooms in property
Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel : 41 Tunnel Rd.
41 Tunnel Rd., Berkeley, CA 94705
  • The Claremont Hotel Club in Berkeley, California, is unique in that it use to be a castle. For this reason, the hotel has become known as a great place to have a romantic getaway, or even get married. Surprisingly, each of the 279 guest rooms are different, yet you are sure to get the same great service no matter which room you choose. The hotel amenities include three outdoor pools, a restaurant, tennis courts, 24-hour security, banquet rooms, fitness center, full-service salon, Internet access, kids clubs, and even pet accommodations. Nearby attractions include various ferry rides, dinner cruises, and the Golden Gate Park.
  • Luxury Five Star property
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, CA 94710
  • You will find the Doubletree by Hilton at the bottom of the San Gabriel Mountains. This contemporary hotel offers gorgeous views and is close to several attractions. These attractions include the Pomona Raceway, Claremont Village, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Mt. Baldy Ski Resort. Of course, there is plenty to do back at the hotel, such as swimming in the freeform swimming pool, relaxing in the whirlpool, getting a workout in at the fitness center, or being pampered at the on-site full-service spa. You can also grab a meal at the Orchard Restaurant, or sip on a cocktail in the courtyard just next to the hotel's waterfall.
  • Midscale Oceanfront hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Luxurious Hotel
  • Fairly good value for money
HYATT house Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area - Emeryville
5800 Shellmound St., Emeryville, CA 94608 ~2.62 miles southwest of Berkeley
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 202 suites
  • Environment are clean and quiet
  • Staff was amazing
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge - Emeryville
1603 Powell St., Emeryville, CA 94608 Website ~2.73 miles southwest of Berkeley
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 24 suites in property
  • Friendly service
  • Most guests thought parking was inexpensive
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hyatt Place Emeryville / San Francisco Bay Area : 5700 Bay St.
5700 Bay St., Emeryville, CA 94608 ~2.74 miles southwest of Berkeley
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 175 rooms in hotel
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Ave Emeryville : 5684 Bay St.
5684 Bay St., Emeryville, CA 94608 ~2.80 miles southwest of Berkeley
  • 4 star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 241 rooms
Sonesta Emeryville - Emeryville
5555 Shellmound St., Emeryville, CA 94608 ~2.81 miles southwest of Berkeley
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 9 meeting rooms
  • Located near shopping areas with easy access to parking
  • Hotel is very expensive
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Berkeley Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Berkeley, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Berkeley hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Like most Californian cities, Berkeley began as a ranching community that eventually prospered into an industrial town. The establishment of a public university in 1868 forever altered the course of the city's progress and the resident's lifestyle. Today, Berkeley is a modern city that offers culture, restaurants, shops, and arts to locals and visitors alike. Berkeley is easily accessed via Interstate 580. The closest airports are Oakland International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. Locals and visitors alike use the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) public transportation system to travel around the area.

When should you visit Berkeley, California?

Berkeley experiences a cooler Mediterranean climate. Daily temperatures throughout the year range from 50-80 degrees Fahrenheit. The city sits directly opposite the Golden Gate, the strait that connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Due to its location, Berkeley is more often blanketed in fog than its neighboring cities.

Upwelling ocean currents along the coast contribute to the cool and foggy nights and mornings. Warm water El Niño episodes in the Pacific produce years with heavy rainfall, whereas cold Pacific La Niña episodes are associated with dry years.

After the fog clears in the morning, summers in Berkeley are dry, sunny, and warm. The driest and warmest months are June through September. The usually hot mid-summer months of July and August are actually cooler here due to sea breezes and fog. If you're planning a trip with hot weather activities, then plan on booking a hotel in September.

Winters in Berkeley can be rainy but also have long stretches of clear sunny days and cold nights. January is the month with the most precipitation. It doesn't usually snow in Berkeley, but the Berkeley Hills that lie beyond the city sometimes get a dusting of snow.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Berkeley, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Berkeley

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average price patterns by star rating class in Berkeley, CA. Analyze these line graphs to determine the most cost effective seasons to book in Berkeley for your upcoming travels.

What are the best hotels in Berkeley, CA?

4 Star Average Prices: $202.38

The Claremont Club and Spa, a Fairmont Hotel, is one of the best hotels in Berkeley, California. A five-star iconic property in the Southside district, the Claremont offers easy access to downtown Berkeley and San Francisco. The resort opened for business over 100 years ago and has been newly restored. Beautifully appointed rooms and suites feature luxury amenities. Three restaurants are on site, plus a full-service spa, tennis courts, and health club. Families visiting with younger children will appreciate the outdoor pool and Kid's Club, an activity center that provides childcare and fun for all ages.

The newly-renovated Doubletree Berkeley Marina by Hilton is an excellent hotel for business travelers and families. Located on the San Francisco Bay, stunning views of the city and Golden Gate Bridge await. On-site amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool, and running trails, plus a waterfront restaurant and bar. A complimentary hotel shuttle will take you anywhere within a few miles of the property. Transportation to the local train station and Tideline Ferry is also offered. Spacious guest rooms and suites feature either a balcony or patio. To avoid the highest rates, book a stay outside of May through July.

Get ready for a fantastic stay at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Downtown Berkeley. A top hotel that boasts Old World style mixed with New World amenities, the Hotel Shattuck Plaza is a mission-style home built over 100 years ago. Guest rooms are clean and comfortable, featuring fluffy towels, flat-screen HDTVs, and free Wi-Fi. Indulge in room service or unwind at the Mediterranean inspired restaurant or bar and lounge. If you're a member of AAA or a senior traveler, check for special room rates and deals before booking this hotel.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Berkeley

What are the affordable hotels in Berkeley, CA?

3 Star Average Prices: $159.64

Travelodge by Wyndham Berkeley is an excellent, budget-friendly hotel that's centrally located near the University of California. Enjoy an affordable stay in new rooms with modern hotel amenities, like free Wi-Fi and LCD televisions. Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast and daily newspaper. On-site free limited parking is also available. Travelodge welcomes group bookings at this location.

The charming Rose Garden Inn is an affordable boutique hotel located in South Berkeley. The inn is housed across five historic buildings, with main lodging found within the mansion. The Rose Garden offers several unique types of rooms, ranging from family suites to deluxe king rooms with a fireplace. Fountains and beautiful flower gardens, plus access to an outdoor deck and patio, make the Rose Garden Inn a peaceful oasis for any Bay Area getaway or business trip. Incredible dining spots are just steps away from the inn.

If you're looking for an affordable hotel amid the bustle of downtown Berkeley, then consider staying at America's Best Value Golden Bear Inn. Clean and comfortable rooms await at this excellent city hotel that offers special discounts to senior adult travelers. Rates at this location are higher on the weekends, so book a weekday stay for the most budget-friendly prices. The inn dates back to 1946 and features Spanish architecture, but the inside has been completely remodeled to offer modern décor and amenities. Complimentary parking and Wi-Fi, plus an on-site pizza place, all add to the value of your stay.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Berkeley

2 Star Average Prices: $110.33

2 Star Hotel Prices in Berkeley

What are the best hotel discounts in Berkeley, CA?

If you're a member of the military or traveling for government business, book a stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Berkeley and receive specially discounted room rates. Discounts are also offered at this hotel to groups and senior adults. Close to the university, major corporations, and the North Berkeley train station, the Holiday Inn Express provides a practical and comfortable stay. Other perks of booking a room at this hotel include a free breakfast bar, 24-hour fitness center, and free internet access.

The Courtyard by Marriott Emeryville is located on the bay, at the edge of South Berkeley. With easy access to Interstates 580, 880, and 80, the Courtyard has an excellent location. If you're a member of AAA/CAA, a senior 62 or older, military, or government employee, check for discounts at this hotel. Corporate and leisure groups can also receive discounts for booking blocks of rooms. The most expensive times to book here for individuals and groups is in February and September. If possible, try a stay in April to enjoy the best rates and mild spring weather.

What are the best value hotels in Berkeley, California?

The Knights Inn Berkeley is a great value hotel located at the city's center on University Avenue. With clean, affordable rooms and close access to public transportation, staying at the Knights Inn is an excellent option for those looking to enjoy Berkeley on a budget. The hotel is minutes from the university, local dining, and shopping. Save even more by parking on-site for free and starting each day with a complimentary breakfast. Take advantage of discounted rates if your group will be booking multiple rooms.

La Quinta Inn Berkeley is another hotel that offers a good value for the price you pay. Easily park on site for free, swim in the large outdoor pool, and start each day with a free breakfast. This 100 percent non-smoking hotel is a good home base for a Bay Area visit. Choose a room featuring two queen beds or one king bed, plus a work desk area. For an extended stay, consider upgrading to a suite with living room and kitchen area. Free Wi-Fi, local calls, and cable TV all add to the value of your stay.

What are the top things to do in Berkeley, CA?

The Bay Area offers so many opportunities for recreation, sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Berkeley enjoys a worldwide reputation for being a city focused on activism, education, and the arts. Tour the UC Berkeley campus, catch a show in the Downtown Arts District, or experience the visual art at the Berkeley Art Museum. Be sure to take a stroll down Telegraph Avenue and explore what many consider to be the soul of Berkeley. It's a district filled with local shops, restaurants, and the distinctive Berkeley vibe.

Top things to do when visiting with kids include the Adventure Playground, Lawrence Hall of Science, Tilden Park, and the Habitot Children's Discovery Museum. Local farmers' markets, festivals, and annual community events all add to your Berkeley experience. Travel across the Bay at least one day to explore the city of San Francisco, with its iconic Golden Gate Bridge and National Park. Other must-see attractions include Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, and the famous Painted Ladies of Alamo Square.

Whether you're looking to explore the Bay Area on a budget or in luxury, Berkeley has a hotel to suits your needs. Rates tend to rise in the area starting in May when the weather is turning warmer. Prices will stay high throughout September and then usually begin to drop through the fall and winter at most hotel properties. Book a visit to Berkeley just outside of peak times, plus take advantage of all available discounts, and you'll be sure to enjoy the most affordable stay in the city that is friendly and welcoming to all.

'I'm not guna let anything take the love from my heart, the love of life and spreading peace and positive, thank you earth I'm alive. - these are the words of famous Berkeley-born rapper Lil B.

Named after the famous 18th Century philosopher and bishop George Berkeley, Berkeley is a major US city located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay, California. At its south, the city is bordered by Oakland & Emeryville while in the north, Berkeley is surrounded by Kensington & Albany. The Californian city is famous for hosting the oldest university of California campus. It's one among the highly politically-liberal cities across the United States.

Economical Stays in Berkeley

If you are in search of cheap hotels in the city, Super 8 Berkeley would be a grand choice for you. This no-nonsense budget hotel is closer to university of California & North Berkeley Station and speaks of quality at affordable rates. All the rooms here include standard amenities such as iPod docks, AC, flat-screen cable TVs. A great continental complimentary breakfast is one of the major highlights of this hotel. 

Berkeley Inn is another top pick for travelers looking for cheap hotels in the city. It-s a 3-story hotel which invites you with modest rooms that further opens to nice exterior walkways. All the rooms are equipped with en suite bath, minifridges, satellite TV, coffeemakers & microwaves. You will enjoy a free of charge parking here. Both the Berkeley hotels assure complimentary Wi-Fi.

Luxury Accommodations in Berkeley 

If you are planning a plush stay in the city, Claremont Club & Spa is one of the most recommended among luxe hotels in Berkeley. Overlooking the scenic San Francisco Bay, this gorgeous setup assures sophisticated service, accommodation & amenities. The century-old esteemed hotel boats of classy rooms along with all state of the art amenities. Onsite attractions include saline whirlpool, relaxing massages, rejuvenating facials, acupuncture, fitness centers, sprawling gardens, heated pool, kids' pool & tennis courts.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza is another top pick for best luxury hotels in Berkeley. This smoke-free hotel encompasses as many as 200 rooms completely equipped with all convenient amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV, premium bedding, hair dryer and so on. The onsite amenities are equally amazing and include a sumptuous restaurant, bar/lounge, cafe, fitness center, meeting room & 24/7 business center. 

Looking for Alternative Accommodation in Berkeley

Set in 1928, the esteemed Hotel Durant is an unmatched choice for boutique Berkeley hotels. Located near the famous UC Berkeley & Botanical Garden- this hotel boasts of collegiate-themed rooms with pillow-top beds, flat-screen TVs, pillow-top beds, minibus, iPod docks. The great campus overlooks the magnificent San Francisco Bay. There are executive rooms with special accession to private lounge that comes with complimentary continental breakfast, wine receptions in the evenings & PlayStation with 56 wide flat-screen TV.

Bancroft Hotel is another fitting choice for the best boutique hotels in the city. This eco-friendly retreat is set in a vintage Craftsman-style building and features cozy rooms with custom furnishing. The in-home amenities are all green starting from recycled curtains, organic bedding to organic soaps. All the rooms have used non-VOC paint to ensure a safe, green ambience all around. The hotel also features an event space & business center.

FAQs about hotels in Berkeley

What are the most favored hotels in Berkeley?

Hyatt Place Emeryville, Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel and Executive Inn & Suites Embarcadero Cove - Oakland Waterfront are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the top luxurious hotels in Berkeley?

Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel, Hotel Shattuck Plaza and Global Luxury Suites in Downtown Berkeley are the top 3 luxury hotels near Berkeley city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Berkeley?

Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Travelodge by Wyndham Berkeley, and Quality Inn University are the properties closest to Berkeley city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Berkeley cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Berkeley can be as cheap as $110.33 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Berkeley cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Berkeley has been $159.64 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Berkeley cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Berkeley has been $202.38 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Berkeley?

Executive Inn & Suites Embarcadero Cove - Oakland Waterfront, Hotel Shattuck Plaza and Graduate Berkeley are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Berkeley?

Oakland Marriott City Center and Courtyard Oakland Downtown are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Berkeley?

Rodeway Inn Berkeley, Quality Inn University and Rodeway Inn are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Berkeley?

Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel, SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Point Richmond and Aiden by Best Western at Berkeley are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Berkeley?

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley, an IHG Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Pablo - Richmond Area, an are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler reviews of Berkeley, CA

Below are reviews of the city of Berkeley, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Loved it"
Score 4.0 / 5

Berkeley is unique. The feeling of being here is matchless. There are so many cuisines and interesting products available to the explorer! And, of course, it's the home of the incomparable Cal!

P M., from 19-Oct-2019
"Interesting Place"
Score 5.0 / 5

Funkie people, very eclectic unique characters. Lots of personality.

David C P., from 23-Jan-2016
The average traveler rating of the city of Berkeley, CA shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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