Lodging in Berkeley, California (II)
3. Lodging in Berkeley, California: Doubletree Hotel – Upscale Bay waterfront lodging
The Doubletree Hotel offers an entirely different hotel experience, away from the downtown properties.
It is on the Bay waterfront at the end of University Avenue, surrounded by sailboats. You are assured of cool ocean breezes and quiet environs, with a walking path running through the property.
The establishment is both kid-friendly and pet-friendly, and is close to the Berkeley Pier and Cesar Chavez Park, both choice outdoor walking and hiking places.
This upscale property has its Bay Grille and Lounge, good for a steak or grilled fish. Participating in the current trends, it is a certified green hotel.
Horn blower Yachts offers excursion from the hotel on selected occasions.
4. Lodging in Berkeley, California: Downtown Berkeley Inn – Newest lodging in Berkely
Downtown Berkeley Inn is among the newer downtown lodgings in Berkeley. The property is a straightforward motel-style structure with all modern amenities and close proximity to your parked car.
The name says it all. This lodging places you close to the campus; the downtown, the Arts District on Addison, and the BART train. All are only a short walk away.
This modern and new-built facility has self-service details you would expect of a large, corporate hotel, but the operation is more intimate and small scale.
The inn has the latest TempurPedic foam mattresses and 42" Hi-Def. plasma TVs. Rooms have free high-speed DSL.
5. Lodging in Berkeley, California: Rose Garden Inn – A sprawling B&B in a landmark mansion
Rose Garden Inn is a sprawling B&B on Telegraph Avenue, centrally located in Berkeley. It's big enough to be considered a boutique hotel, housed in a residential mansion and outlying buildings, surrounded with fountains and gardens.
There is a friendly, homey feel to the place, good for a romantic getaway or a family stay. Amenities abound, starting with a breakfast buffet. There are fresh-baked cookies at 1 pm-3 pm. Coffee and a selection of teas are available 24 hours. There is free wireless and free off-street parking.
Look over the range of room selections on the website (see below) and you will get a sense of the home-like atmosphere of the place.