Hotels in Berkeley

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Berkeley, CA, United States
Nov 29 — Nov 302
Berkeley, CA, United States
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Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Berkeley:$244/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$50/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$190 - $289
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$186 - $253
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Berkeley

About Berkeley

Home to the University of California, Berkeley is known for its liberal attitude and is famous as the birthplace of freedom of speech. Spend your days touring the university campus, mingling with students on Telegraph Avenue and exploring nearby parks and trails.

Things to do

Known simply as “Berkeley”, the University of California is one of America's top educational institutions. Head to the Koret Visitor Centre for maps, information and free guided walking tours of the hallowed campus led by local students.

If you want to soak up the student scene, stroll down Telegraph Avenue. It's a hub for Berkeley students and is brimming with cafes. The CommonWealth Cafe & Pub is great for a meal among activists and academics, while food lovers should head to the Gourmet Ghetto, a strip of Shattuck Avenue loaded with culinary highlights.

Berkeley also has its fair share of natural attractions, such as Tilden Regional Park. It’s laced with scenic hiking trails, including a stretch of the legendary Bay Area Ridge Trail. Families can check out the miniature steam train, hobby farm and environmental education centre.

Nature lovers should visit the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley. It covers a sprawling footprint and is filled with over 10,000 plant species from across the globe, which is one of the most diverse botany collections in America. You can also stroll around the Berkeley Rose Garden, which treats you to year-round blooms.

Getting around

Downtown Berkeley is easy to get around on foot or by riding a bicycle. Most San Francisco day trippers arrive via the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. The university town is well serviced by a network of local buses. San Francisco International is the closest airport, located around 40 kilometres away.

Berkeley travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Berkeley?

    Berkeley is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel, which has a current rating of 8.8. For other potential stays, consider DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina and Hotel Shattuck Plaza, which can also be great places to stay in Berkeley.

  • What is a good hotel near University of California, Berkeley?

    Reviews of Hotel Shattuck Plaza recommend it as a good place to stay near University of California, Berkeley, scoring 8.5/10 from 430 ratings.

  • What is a good hotel in Berkeley near Greek Theater?

    Hotel Shattuck Plaza is a hotel near Greek Theater that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.5 from 430 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory?

    A good hotel near Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is Hotel Shattuck Plaza, which has been rated 8.5/10 by 430 HotelsCombined user reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Berkeley cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Berkeley is $237 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data. The average price of a 4-star hotel in Berkeley around is $194 per night, whereas for a 5-star hotel it’s $416 per night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Berkeley?

    Over the last 3 days, Berkeley hotels have been found for as cheap as $83/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • What are the best hotels on Macarthur Boulevard in Berkeley?

    Berkeley is one of the best places to visit in California. It is one of the culturally diverse cities with many attraction sites. While in this city, having a tour of Macarthur Boulevard will give you a clear image of what the city is about. Several attraction sites and restaurants are located along this Macarthur Boulevard. Popular sites along this street include Clara Barton National Historic site and Glen Echo Park. While here, you can check into one of the state-of-the-art Berkley hotels nearby. The hotels include: Harris Motel, Value Inn, and Travis Lodge Motel 16. Due to the proximity of these hotels to attractions, they are fully booked most of the time. Booking in advance before visiting makes it easier to secure accommodation.

  • Are there kid friendly hotels in Berkeley?

    Kids’ comfort and safety are essential considerations when traveling as a family. There are several cheap hotels in Berkley that are ideal for family vacations. These hotels provide a safe and entertaining environment for kids on vacation. Some family-friendly hotels you can check into include Holiday Inn & Suites, Howard Johnson Berkeley, and Hotel Shattuck Plaza. Howard Johnson Berkley has a restaurant with kids’ menus making it easy to stay within the hotel’s vicinity. The hotel is also strategically located near kid-friendly recreational centers, such as the Habitot Children’s Museum. This makes it easy to keep the kids entertained during your stay in the city. Holiday Inn Suites has large rooms with high-class room service ideal for families. The hotel offers laundry services; therefore, you don’t have to carry many outfits for kids as you can clean used ones. Most kid-friendly hotels in Berkley have flat screens in rooms that act as alternative sources of entertainment for kids.

  • How do I find a peaceful and quiet hotel in Berkley?

    Many people travel in search of peace of mind. To achieve a relaxing vacation, you need a peaceful and quiet environment. Several hotels in Berkley have the right environment and room conditions for unwinding. Such hotels are located in quiet neighborhoods in Berkley. However, you can find hotels with quiet rooms near the city center; these are ideal for working during your stay in Berkley. Some peaceful and quiet hotels you can check into include DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkley Marina, Las Quinta by Windham Berkeley, and Berkeley City Club. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is located away from the city center. Its proximity to the lake gives a beautiful view of the lake and surrounding areas, which is ideal for unwinding. While here, you can go for a boat ride to clear your mind. These hotels are near other attraction sites that you can visit to relax your mind while in Berkley.

  • What neighborhoods in Berkley have the best restaurants?

    A stay in Berkley would be incomplete without a taste of the diverse food scene of this city. There are many restaurants offering different food depending on your preference. The restaurants are fairly distributed among the city’s neighborhoods. Neighborhoods with the best restaurants include: Berkley Marina, Downtown Berkeley, and South Side. Restaurants in Berkeley Marina mainly offer seafood, being closer to the ocean. The ambiance in these restaurants makes them ideal for romantic dates. If you desire Asian, Mexican, and Italian food, visit restaurants in Downtown Berkeley. Southside restaurants also offer a wide variety of food. However, local recipes are the most common in this region. Some hotels have restaurants as part of amenities. Since they receive visitors from different countries, you can find different foods in these restaurants. You should check for the availability of kids’ menus before visiting a restaurant with kids.