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Hotel Shattuck Plaza

2086 Allston Way | Berkeley, CA 94704  [SEE MAP]Berkeley, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Located two blocks from UC Berkeley
Small rooms
Just steps away from the University of California and the Downtown Berkeley BART transit stop, the Hotel Shattuck Plaza's location is ideal for travelers looking to pop into San Francisco or visit the University of California Berkeley campus. This hotel has been welcoming guests since the early 20th century, and many of today's visitors love the hotel's character – a recent renovation has preserved the property's historic integrity while transforming it into a trendy boutique outpost. However, there is one aspect of the Hotel Shattuck Plaza's past that guests wish had been remedied with the remodel: the guest rooms here are rather small. With that said, accommodations do come equipped with creature comforts such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and complimentary internet access. The hotel also houses a fitness center and a 24-hour business center, and travelers are quick to compliment the modern American cuisine served at the in-house restaurant, FIVE.
Berkeley, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 199 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews



This historic boutique hotel sits amid Berkeley's downtown arts district, just steps from the U.C. campus and a short walk from the Gourmet Ghetto. The elegant property emphasizes its turn-of-the-20th-century glamour (the Shattuck was built in 1910), but from HDTVs in every room to eco-conscious business practices, the hotel is completely upgraded and modernized.

Fodor's Choice

Lonely Planet


Peace is quite posh following a $15-million renovation and greening of this 100-year-old downtown jewel. A foyer of red Italian glass lighting, flocked Victorian-style wallpaper — and yes, a peace sign tiled into the floor — leads to comfortable rooms with down comforters, and an airy, columned restaurant serving all meals. Accommodations off Shattuck are quietest; cityscape rooms boast bay views.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1683 have reviewed the Hotel Shattuck Plaza , giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1683 reviews 4.0 (based on 1683 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The historic architecture of Hotel Shattuck Plaza blends seamlessly with the contemporary, earth-toned decor of its guest rooms. All guest rooms feature beds with 300-thread-count sheets, flat-screen HDTVs, iPod docking stations and Keurig coffee brewers, with views of San Francisco Bay or the Berkeley Hills.
  • Hypoallergenic pillows available

Standard room size268 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located in downtown Berkeley, the hotel is within walking distance of downtown shopping, dining and entertainment and just two blocks from the campus of the University of California Berkeley.
  • One block south of Downtown Berkeley BART station to San Francisco
  • Oakland International Airport is 15 miles south; San Francisco International Airport is 25 miles southwest
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The signature restaurant at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, FIVE, serves farm-to-table California cuisine sourced from local, organic and sustainable purveyors. A Michelin Bib Gourmand pick, the restaurant offers an extensive wine list from the California, Washington and Oregon growing regions. The Lounge at FIVE attracts crowds for appetizers and drinks.

    Number of restaurants2

    Cuisine TypesAmerican

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast


    The Hotel Shattuck offers a small, basic exercise room with cardio machines, strength-training equipment and free weights. Hotel guests may also use complimentary passes to a large YMCA across the street with full fitness facilities and multiple swimming pools.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      Hotel Shattuck Plaza features 8,000 square feet of meeting space including an elegant ballroom and the top floor Whitecotton Room, a conference venue with views of downtown Berkeley. On-site services include audiovisual support and catering.
      • 24-hour business center

      Number of meeting rooms4

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      The hotel offers a pet-friendly program that offers food dishes, crates and bedding for both dogs and cats. The cost is $75 per day. There is also a $75 deposit, $10 of which the hotel donates to the local Berkeley Humane Society.
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting


        The Crystal Ballroom at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza features stunning architectural details including chandeliers, fluted columns and mirrored walls. For an intimate ceremony or reception, the Whitecotton Room features floor-to-ceiling windows with views of downtown Berkeley. There is also the 1,525-square-feet boiler room available.

          Maximum wedding guest capacity170

          • Hotel hosts weddings
          • Outdoor space for weddings
          • Wedding planners available

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