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Quality Inn University
Ranked #19 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Was visiting my daughter who goes to UCal. The Quality is is very well located close to the school and downtown Berkeley. The rooms are small and nothing special. Other reviews said they were clean, but my sheets were stained and there was abundant dust. The desk clerks we friendly enough. Don't plan on eating the breakfast, 2 types of stale cereal, room temperature milk and microwaved eggs. Do yourself a favor and walk across the street to the Nations restaurant to eat. The parking is free bu the lot is too small to accommodate a car for each room, but they will let you park people in as long as you leave your keys with the desk clerk. Also because the hotel is on a main street (University) there's a lot of road noise at night.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We waited until the last minute to get a hotel as we were passing through San Francisco. Unfortunately, nothing was available except this Quality Inn in Berkeley. We paid $200 for this room. It reeked of smoke, the room was tiny and the guests that were there seemed more like it was their residences. They all seemed to know each other and were loud. It's also not in the best area of town. Definitely wouldn't have stayed, but we didn't have much choice. :(

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this place as this is the close place we can find to UC Berkeley. The furniture is old but clean. The room is super small. We have a two bed room,you can basically have only one person moving around the room. If you have two people try to move in the room,you will be guaranteed bump to each other. Luckily, we only have one carry on, otherwise, we don't know where we can put a luggage in such a bird room. We will definitely not go back again.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This Inn really has several problems. While they tried hard to make the rooms look clean and welcoming, they really aren't.

First, the rooms are TINY. The pathway between the edge of the bed and the wall unit / dresser is so narrow we had to walk sideways (2 double beds with 4 people in the room). It was extremely difficult to move around. The furniture was old, scratched, and broken. Our lamp shade looked like it was salvaged from the trash.

Second, the customer service was very lacking. We were asked to leave $100 deposit because we paid with a debit card and they refused to give us a receipt for the left cash. They were offended that we didn't trust them. I tried to calmly explain that it had nothing to do with mistrusting them. We just wanted to have proof / verification that cash was left but they still refused to give us a receipt. Additionally, we were told, "this time, I'll check you in but next time you're not welcome - don't come back". REALLY!!! We wanted to leave immediately but it was late and we had our kids so we opted to stay the night but we will never return.

Finally, the so called "breakfast" was almost not fit for my dogs. The eggs were fake, cold, and tasted like rubber - I actually spit them out. The sausage looked weird - I was afraid to even touch it. There was no milk for the cereal, the yogurts were expired, and the coffee smelled burned. There were only 7 chairs in the room so we didn't even have a place to sit.

The only good thing about this Inn was the price we paid for the room - $100. Honestly, this was even too much for what was not provided.

I highly recommend you find somewhere else to stay. This place is not good at all.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I was traveling to Berkeley, and did not book a room in advance. I arrived late, they had just one room available here. Overall it is OK. Note that it's a It is a motel. My a
room was on the ground floor, handicapped room. The seal on the door wasn't great. You could see a little light coming under it. Fortunately, it wasn't an issue. Management here is not awesome; they struggled to get me on-site parking, breakfast room not set up on time, they were out of milk, etc. This place is OK in a pinch, but if you have other options, explore them.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled on business
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Address: 1761 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703-1513 (Formerly Flamingo Motel)
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Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #19 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
Price Range: €107 - €209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn University 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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