Rooms were fine. Hotel was clean. Reception and bar service awful. Card keys did not work. A/C stopped working. Small, crowded lobby. Shattuck area is not inviting.
Every staff member I encountered was smiling and went out of their way to say hello, open doors, offer to help, etc. Very impressive!
I've stayed here several times over the last few years; I had a flawless, enjoyable experience each time. This last trip they even held some rather bulky packages / equipment which had arrived a week early for work, without question. The staff is always friendly, rooms are immaculately clean, and the location (right across Allston from the Downtown Berkeley BART, a block off Berkeley's campus, and close to several good dining experiences) is excellent.
Location. Front desk service was horrible. Room Service was worst. Terrible food. Had a hair in it. Oatmeal was lumpy Service was way off.
I really liked everything about this place. My room was very stylish, and it came with all the usual amenities. The room was smaller, so I'm not sure if I would be happy there if I had to share the space with someone else. I don't know if all the rooms are that size, or if I just got a small room because I was by myself. For just me, it was the perfect size. The AC works well, which I've come to learn isn't a given at many "upscale" hotels. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is right in the center of everything in Berkeley, so there are plenty of restaurants, drugstores, cafes, etc. within walking distance. It is conveniently located next to the downtown Berkeley BART station. I didn't have a car, so I didn't need to deal with parking, but I imagine it's not easy or cheap. The restaurant has really good food. There is plenty of seating in the lobby/bar area to meet with people to discuss business or have a couple drinks. I just really liked it here. They focus so much on helping each customer as much as possible, that several of us stood waiting at the check in desk for a really long time while one obnoxious customer waxed poetic about all the things he wanted to do while he was in Berkeley. They need to be more conscious of calling for help when a line starts to form.
Since my son started attending Berkeley two years ago, I only stay at the Hotel Shattuck when visiting him. Thus far, I've stayed at there six times. I have NEVER been disappointed in the accommodations. Admittedly, some reviewers complain about the price. But, hey, considering the location, accommodations, staff, and amenities, I'm not going to complain.
Conveniently located in downtown Berkeley, across the street from the BART station and a couple blocks from the Cal campus. Some nice restaurants and bars nearby. Very nice accommodations and this was the quietest hotel I've ever stayed in. I never heard a single sound outside of my room. Rooms are a bit small but still very nice and comfortable.
Bar & restaurant were under renovation-- if I had known at time of booking I would have stayed somewhere else
Clean and vast room, everything working as it should.
Sauberkeit des Zimmers, WLAN Lage, Motel-Stil des Hotels, Parkplatz mit Zimmern drumherum
Keine leeren Versprechungen, solide Unterbringung ohne Komplikationen Eigentlich nicht
Freundliche Atmosphäre und Servicemitarbeiter -
Good value for the money. Easy access to good restaurants and within walking distance (10-15min) from the bart. Great friendly staff. We got upgraded to a larger room (since they had the vacancy) for no extra cost, and also left our car there for the day (free parking) after checking out. Hotel is very old, and the facilities are run down. It was ok as a place to crash at for a night, but it's not a "nice" hotel by any stretch of the imagination.
The only thing I liked about my stay here was its proximity to various business: Acme Bread, 4th Street shopping No AC - just a small round fan hung up on the corner of the room, old musty carpeting with a film on it (had to go to walgreens to purchase socks to wear when in), old linens/curtains/scratchy towels, indifferent help desk.
That it was in the city of Berkeley. Filthy, run down with smelly rooms. There was an unstable patron who required an ambulance and several police cars. Blocking my car and more than probably scratching it. All this occurred late and was very disruptive to our sleep.
If you like good old-fashioned funky motels, you'll love this one. It could be anywhere in America, but it is a bargain in Berkeley. And the sushi bar which shares the parking lot is terrific.
Our oasis on the hill! The Claremont is a special place and I return there whenever I can; the location is central yet private and the staff is friendly, attentive, helpful and genuine. Each staff member, from the housekeeping staff to the manager, smiles and greets guests and is not only ready, but willing, to make your stay enjoyable. When there was an issue at check-in with the room assigned. Frank Flynn quickly and apologetically gave us another room with no question. In chatting with Fracesco (I'm sure I have not spelled his name correctly-my apologies!) in the lobby, we told him we were headed into the city the next day; he not only cautioned us about traffic and crowds in the Golden Gate Park area due to a concert, he recommended alternative areas to visit-and when he saw us a couple of days later, he asked how our trip went! A special shout-out also to Mohammad and Zachary who took care of us for breakfast in the Meritage restaurant-their service standards and guest treatment should be the envy of fine dining establishments everywhere. They made the start of our days happy and pleasant and really made an impact of the pleasure of staying at the Claremont! The charm of an old beauty like the Claremont is also sometimes what makes you miss some things you might find in a newer hotel; the HVAC system can be unreliable and loud, the bathroom does not have an exhaust fan, etc. But having noted that, the graciousness of the wide hallways and high ceilings easily make you overlook those modern facility differences!
Wonderful location. Grand old building which has been well maintained. It had been some years since I last stayed there and the place seemed in better shape than it was.
The look of the hotel The check in staff
The Sunday buffet at the Meritage was very good. The lap swimming in the pools and 3 free hours of childcare included in the resort fee was also very nice and an unexpected bonus. Ridiculously overpriced for what it was. $26 resort fee and $30 valet fee on top of over $200/night for a tiny old room that wouldn't even pass muster at a Best Western? The room was awful - outdated, small, old, musty and generally uncomfortable. Noisy from the hallway, the bed was saggy, the comforter stained and 2 adults plus a baby in a crib were way too many to fit in a tiny standard room.
Staff was very good. Room service excellent and the pools were great. I asked for a taxi to take me to SFO. Instead of a taxi, they had reserved a sedan which was more expensive than a taxi. I thought it was a little bit cheesy. I'm sure that some people want to drive to the airport in a fancier car but they should specify. I asked for a taxi, not a town car.
Stay was great wished new more about it before we got there to enjoy the facilities Food prices were a little high
Loved the look of the place from the outside..altho you quickly feel like an inconvenience being shuffled out of the way. The hotel is rich with history and has very nice decor..the room was big, with a big bathroom. The trexk to the room was ridiculous, having to take two elevators and very long walks on different levels while carrying your things. The room floor needed vacuumed, you could feel stuff on the carpet. After we checked in, we left to go get dinner and you can't get out of the gate without a special card given at the front desk. Well guess what- oh, and it cost $30 for this parking privilege.
Nice pool, spa and exercise facilities. My kids had a blast at the pool - it was nicely heated and they enjoyed it despite the cooler February weather. Our room was below one of the hotel's restaurants. 6am on a sunday morning and isn't a great time to be woken up to the sounds of tables and chairs being moved. It's an old hotel so it's pretty loud. When I checked out they gave me a bit of a discount and said that when we checked in that the front desk should have warned us that our room was loud... they really just shouldn't rent out the rooms or if they do charge less.... but they'd rather put guests in a position where they have to complain to get a discount. Even with the discount if was an expensive weekend that wasn't as restful as you'd expect for the money.
Location - close to everything including freeways. Facilities were excellent -- pool, exercise room, etc. They treated me like a second class citizen because I booked not directly through them. Promised me a fridge and I had to find a facilities guy who didn't talk to the front desk to get one. Told me there was a free breakfast buffet, but then it wasn't free.
Nice bathroom, had mini fridge and microwave, very quiet. Beds were quite small, room could be cleaner, quite expensive for what we received.
The bathroom looked recently remodeled with granite shower walls, counter, and floor tile. There was a large flat screen TV with directTV. The room had a refrigerator and microwave. The bed was comfortable. The location was good. The price was good. The room was dark and small. There is traffic noise from the street. Worst of all the room smelled sour and the air coming from the heater - AC unit was stale smelling. The continental breakfast was very basic, but I didn't expect much for the price we paid.
Am Besten hat mir der Nahe Autobahnanschluss gefallen - 12 Minuten bis Fishermans Wharf: Zimmer war in schlechtem Zustand. Ein anderer Gast hat es als zu laut bewertet - ich habe dies leider als "nörglerisch" abgetan, gerade im Hinblick auf das Preis-Leistungs - Verhältnis. Dem war aber nicht so. Man hörte von oben jeden Schritt, die Duschen / WC's der Nachbarzimmer und jedes! gesprochene Wort der angrenzenden Zimmer (oben, links, rechts, gegenüber und auch unten). Das Hotel liegt in einem indisch/pakistanischen Viertel. Wer Saris kaufen will ist dort gut aufgehoben. 7 Geschäfte grenzen an. Fazit: Nie mehr wieder. Am Wochenende waren die Playoffs zwischen San Francisco und San Diego (SF hat gewonnen...), deshalb warsen alle anderen Hotels voll oder preislich völlig überzogen. Rechtzeitig buchen!!
Komfortable Zimmer. Beheizter Pool. Gute Bus-Anbindung zur STadtmitte.
Lage - in der Nähe von Berkeley 1. Heizung funktionierte nicht. Wurde kalt in der Nacht. 2. Es ist ein heruntergekommenes Gebäude, umbenannt in ein Sheraton. Ich bin auf den Namen hereingefallen. 3. Neben befahrenen Highway und Straßen. Ich wachte mehrmals miten in der Nacht auf, wegen der Geräusche der Feuerwehr und Lkws und Autos.
Convenient, economical - friendly staff. Just what I needed for my stay in Berkeley. Location is very good. It is easy to get to by car and within easy walking distance of the Berkeley campus and other locations, including BART.
free parking leaky toilet, and broken vanity needed repair. wall is thin and can hear people talking next door and from level below. tv remote is low on battery and can change volume or turn on or off the tv. Room is dark and does not have enough sun light.
Would give negative stars. Dirty. Cum stained sheets. Smelled like mold and mildew. The guy working the desk the entire time was awful, offensive. Was like pulling teeth trying to get him to provide clean sheets. Awful. Don't recommend to anyone besides whores and crackheads.
Bed was comfortable Too noisy in the morning
Lage und Parkplätze Fahrstuhl wirkte veraltet
Guter ButtercupGrill direkt am Hotel nebenan. Gutes amerikanisches Breakfast und Lunch/Dinner. Shuttle Bus zur BART-Station war angenehm. Es fährt auch ein kostenloser FreeShuttleService der Stadt, hält direkt an der Kreuzung vor dem Hotel. Kostenloses WiFi-Internet und kostenloses Parken. Die Zimmer waren viel zu hellhörig. Wir konnten jedes Wort der Zimmernachbarn verstehen (nicht nur das!!!). Auch vom Obergeschoss konnte man jeden Schritt hören (nicht nur das!!!). Unangenehmer Zimmergeruch.
Zimmer, Sauberkeit Verpflegung
Breakfast was good with decent variety of foods. The week day front desk staff not helpful or friendly.
Overall good experience Parking limited
Convenient to San Francisco and the East Bay. Nice view of The City and The Bay. Good comp breakfast changes every day.
We asked for ice and got it right away. The bed was comfortable. The walls and floors were so poorly sound insulated that we felt we were living WITH the people next door. We heard every word, every TV program, and every time they flushed their toilet or showered. Luckily, most people were quiet after 10:30 PM. Lastly, for the price we would have expected rooms to be upgraded instead of plastic showers and routine accommodations. Maybe if we had a quieter room, the other elements would not be so troublesome. However, we didn't.
Not safe !!! Had to park down 2 blocks in parking garage !!! No hotel parking like listing said !!! No deals like we were PROMISED FROM KYACK !!! You could tell our ROOM WASNT CLEAN...THERE WERE USED TOWELS EVERYWHERE AND WHEN WE CALLED TO COMPLAIN ALL THEY SAID WAS HUH THATS STRANGE !!!! Lame not worth it if your looking to go to a show and dont want to worry about your stuff...THEN DONT STAY HERE !!!! I work at hotels and this was by far one of our worst experince !!!
Staff was great took care of us and where on point which all the little details Needed more shampoo and conditioner!!...fit under my boob
I loved the room and the space in the room. When I walked through the hallway it smelled so good....awesome experience!
Wunderschön ausgestattetes Zimmer mit Aussicht auf San Francisco und den Hafen von Oakland. Besonders angenehm war der perfekte und zuvorkommende Zimmerervice. Das Hotel hat ein Fitness-Center, welches den Namen verdient! Das Zimmer hatte leider keine Mikrowelle und durch die Größe und Zielgruppe des Hotels war der Kontakt zum Personal sehr businessorientiert und unpersönlich. Das Poolareal ist leider etwas trostlos.
Preis / Leistung ist gut nein
Ein schönes Hotel! Guter Ausgangspunkt für San Francisco. Mit der bart oder der Fähre ist man in einer halben Stunde in der Stadt. Kostenloser (abgesehen vom Tip für den Fahrer) Shuttleservice zur bart oder Fähre. Die Suiten sind groß und sauber! Es gibt ein kleines Frühstück wie es in den usa üblich ist. Kaffee, Bagles, süßes Gebäck, Cerealien, Saftg und Milch. Am späten Nachmittag gibt es dann noch einen kostenlosen Snack. Verschiedene Käsesorten und ein Glas Wein. Täglich eine kostenlose Tageszeitung (usa Today oder sfo Chronicle) vor der Zimmertür gibt es ebenfalls. Das Hotelpersonal ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Alles in Allem würde ich dieses Hotel jederzeit wieder Buchen. Direkt am Nimitz Freeway gelegen sollte man bei der Buchung darauf achten, ein Zimmer nach hinten raus zu buchen. Sonst ist es zu laut.