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SenS Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley

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SenS Hotel & Bistro is centrally-located in one of the best food destinations in the Bay Area. The famous Gourmet Ghetto is renowned for its epicurean delights provided by restaurants like the world renowned Chez Panisse, the upscale Mexican restaurant Cesar, and the enormously popular Cheese Board Collective. The famous SenS Bistro is located on the ground-floor and serves the best espressos, lattes and pastries in town. Hotel guests enjoy complementary morning coffee as well as fresh pastries and bagels all while soaking up Berkeley's morning sun and catching up on-line with access to our complimentary Wi-Fi. Our three-level, historical hotel is centrally-located in one of the best walking neighborhoods in town. The hotel is undergoing a complete renovation featuring new amenities such as luxurious walk in showers, high end linens, and new flat screen TVs. Renovations will be completed in early 2017, but until then, you can enjoy our spacious, comfortable rooms equipped with cozy beds, cherrywood armoirs and writing tables. Several of our rooms have balconies. We are conveniently located close to University of California Berkeley and many Berkeley corporate offices. San Francisco is minutes away via freeway and BART. Both San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport are a comfortable drive from our hotel. Our friendly staff will happily assist in any special arrangements that you might need.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located


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92Great for walkers
Grade: 92 out of 100
53Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
3Attractionswithin 0.5 km
7Room tips
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I have stayed at Sens a few times on my visit to Berkeley. The rooms are perfectly adequate albeit small. They were redone a few years ago and have all the essentials. The rooms are clean although the Maintainence needs work. Having stayed in four different rooms on different
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This is a funky hotel and well worth trying. It was one of the highlights of my stay in Berkely where I was attending a brief conference at the university. My room was clean, on the small side, reasonably quiet, and reasonably priced compared to other hotels in the area. I had
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After reading far more reviews than I should have about SenS, I decided that the location outweighed some fairly negative comments. It wasn't that there weren't good ones, but the bad ones were bothering me. It was one night, how bad could it be? It was fabulous! We had a lovely
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I was in town to help my daughter with some surgery and needed a carefree place to stay. I was a little nervous after reading some reviews about the hotel rooms being dirty and, yup! Probably the reason is that as far as I could tell there is NO HOUSEKEEPING! My bed was unmade
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I stayed at Sens on Friday October 5th, 2018. I booked through Hotels.com and received charges on my card from Hotels.com AND from Sens. I called Sens twice and both times they claimed that my card was not on file and that there was no possible way they could have charged me (it
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balcony with long-time trash, dirt, mud
stains on floor
stains on chair
arrived to find lotion dripping down communal bottle
Is there free off street parking at the French Hotel? Warren Thomas
"Second floor if you want internet, ask for room without connecting door. K"
"Hotel is adjacent to a supermarket, so you'll hear the early morning (6:15 and on) delivery trucks and rack loadings."
"Room 208; corner room, nice balcony."
"Stayed on the 1st floor. Would request that again since I'm not fond of elevators being from a small city."
"If at all possible, ask to see a room before you book it (e.g., if you are booking a room for visiting family)."
US$199 - US$228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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French Hotel
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