Berkeley is often associated with the University of California-Berkeley, the flagship campus of the University of California. The Berkeley campus, which U.S. News & World Report ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the United States in 2010, had over 38,500 students in the fall of 2009, according to the University of California-Berkeley website. In Berkeley, people can watch plays; go to science and history museums; or go hiking, swimming, or canoeing at parks. Several hotels in and near Berkeley that feature rooms with hot tubs sit near the city’s recreational and cultural attractions.
Holiday Inn and Suites, Berkeley
The Holiday Inn and Suites, Berkeley is located 1.5 miles from the University of California-Berkeley. The hotel sits near the Berkeley Art Center, Cesar Chavez Park, Lake Merritt, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, AT&T Park, and the Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center. Guest rooms and suites at the hotel feature wet bars, microwaves, mini refrigerators, high-speed Internet access, hair dryers, work desks, cable TV with HBO, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers, and voice mail. Some suites at the hotel also have hot tubs. Amenities at the hotel include a complimentary breakfast, a fitness center, and a meeting room.
Holiday Inn and Suites, Berkeley 1175 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94702 510-548-1700 hiexberkeley.com
Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Emeryville
The Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Emeryville hotel sits about five miles from the University of California-Berkeley. The hotel is also located near Bay Street Emeryville, the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Mortar Rock Park, and the Habitot Children’s Discovery Museum. Many of the guest rooms and suites at the hotel have living rooms with sleeper sofas, work desks, easy chairs, coffee makers, hair dryers, on-demand movies, cable TV with HBO, wireless and high-speed Internet access, and irons and ironing boards. Some guest rooms also have views of San Francisco Bay. The hotel’s suites feature wet bars and iPod docking stations. Some of the suites also have whirlpool tubs. Hotel amenities include a grill restaurant, a lobby coffee service, an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, a fitness center, and meeting rooms.
Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Emeryville 5555 Shellmound St. Emeryville, CA 94608 510-652-8777 marriott.com
Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City
The Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City is located about five miles from the University of California-Berkeley. The hotel also sits near Indian Rock Park, the Oakland Convention Center, the African-American Museum and Library, Lake Anza, and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The hotel has a business center, an exercise room, a meeting room, and a casual dining restaurant. Guest rooms at the hotel feature complimentary daily newspapers, on-demand movies, cable TV, irons and ironing boards, work desks, hair dryers, coffee makers, and high-speed Internet access. Some rooms also come with kitchens and hot tubs.
Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City 371 13th St. Oakland, CA 94612 510-279-1700 clarionhotel.com