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2740 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94705, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.9 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 106 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.1
  • Service
    4.2
  • Comfort
    3.9
  • Condition
    3.6
  • Neighborhood
    3.9
4.0 / 5Excellent
"It old and charming"
The place is old and shows in small ways, but it is charming.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Feb 14, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Older B and B"
Stayed at the Rose Garden Inn for a graduation ceremony. My room was at the back of the property. The room was quite cozy and could use a little attention. The plug for the tub did not work so no baths. The water pressure was quite high, so that was a surprise. There was a loose towel rack as well. The room was clean, bed was comfy. The heater worked well and the fireplace was enjoyable. I am a vegetarian so the breakfast option of eggs, sausage and bacon did not work for me. I also do not eat sugar, so the sweet rolls, muffins and waffle were not an option either. That left potatoes (that were a bit greasy), toast and fruit. There is a Whole Foods market down the street, so had breakfast down there after the first morning. The hotel's location was ideal. Within walking distance to restaurants and shops. Free parking was nice and there is parking on the street as well but you may need to move your car depending on what day it is. The staff was courteous. The price was reasonable for Berkeley, which is why I would recommend it as well as for the location. It rained during most of my stay so was not able to enjoy the patio or garden.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 15, 2014
Dawn
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Good location, comfortable rooms"
Only bad thing was that heater did not work on 2nd night and nothing done to solve the problem
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 4, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"nice spot to rest"
Enjoyed my stay much like a bed and breakfast. Would stay there again. Staff was courteous and helpful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jan 21, 2014
John Ellis
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Charming, delightful place"
What a find! The inn consists of several buildings, all over 100 years old, and each room is unique. Tastefully furnished with period style decor, but also has the amenities one expects today. Full hearty breakfast is included, as is parking. And it's in a great location, waling distance to wonderful restaurants, coffee houses, and even a public tennis court. We couldn't have been more pleased.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jan 4, 2014
Lily Egan
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very charming "villa""
It was a quite enjoyable stay, with a great breakfast and nice warm fire in the room.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Nov 24, 2013
Dave
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Disappointed"
Overpriced for the small accommodations. Better breakfast at McDonald's. Beautiful original homes with architectural monstrosities. Pebbled aggregate concrete overused. We expected much more from the historic properties but left feeling gouged. We won't be back.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Oct 18, 2013
Loui tucker
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Worn but comfortable"
This is a great old B&B but it is definitely in need of a little TLC. Our bathroom had peeling paint, stains in the bathtub and a bit of a moldy smell. The room was nice but worn. Lots of extension cords connecting appliances. Breakfast was a bit disappointing. Scrambled eggs sausage and bacon all of which was allowed to be only slightly warm when we got there. Cereal and pastries were uninspired but fine. The breakfast was fine but pretty much what you'd get at a chain hotel on I5 so I was disappointed. Perhaps my expectations were too high.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 22, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice place with friendly staff"
Neat cottage atmosphere, definitely not your corporate hotel (which we prefer). Small rooms, but clean w/ larger bathroom. Friendly, helpful staff. Free breakfast wasn't the best, but they had many options and it was free.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Sep 10, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice and cozy"
Good location, comfortable and clean. Nice breakfast and very kind staff.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 11, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very Quaint, friendly staff, good breakfast"
I stayed there with a baby and 4 year old. The breakfast was very good and convenient. The grounds are very nice and pleasant. Within walking distance to many good and reasonably priced restaurants. I would stay there again but would wait for a better rate. The price was a bit high for the very small room.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 20, 2013
jodie
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Quite Quaint"
Very clean but needs updating. Wi-fi does not work well in the rooms but works in lobby. Breakfast is basic eggs, bacon, potatoes.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 19, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Funky and fun"
Loved that the Rose Garden Inn was relaxing and relaxed. comfy chairs, beautiful plants, in need of some TLC but a fun place to hang out and an easy walk to many great spots
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jul 23, 2013
Low key Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Cute and cozy"
Very cute, cozy, nice staff, breakfast bar had all the goodies, the only complaint would be the very thin walls, I could hear our neighbors talking. Other than that we would stay here again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 21, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Charming boutique hotel in Berkeley"
If you have a high-tolerance for a bit of shabby, and a property that is quirky, this charming boutique hotel will delight you. Rooms are contained in three separate buildings, and one is an old turn-of-the-century house. We originally were assigned a small room in that building, which would have been fine for our one-night stay except the walls are thin and our neighbors were non-stop loud. The staff responded to our request for a quieter room quickly, and for $10 we were given a more spacious, quiet room in a building constructed in the 1970s. The breakfast was a refreshing change from the fare at most chains. Mounds of freshly cooked sausage/bacon, real scrambled eggs, perfectly ripened melon, a variety of breads and pastries, eaten in a cheerful dining room or out in the lovely California sun surrounded by the beautiful rose gardens. We will return next time we are in Berkeley.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 11, 2013
mzmaren
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Berkeley shabby chic"
Our room was comfy, roomy & freshly painted, carpeted, etc. The breakfast was complete but buffet style so early is best. Coffee & tea available all day. The grounds are very funky but after awhile they become part of the charm as this is a very old piece of property. If you like modern sleekness this is not your hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 7, 2013
J.W.
US
3.0 / 5Good
"ok for a short stay"
This is a quaint and cute place with a lovely garden. Staff is great. Breakfast is passable and could be a whole lot better. Everything could use a major deep cleaning since it is old. The location is great, parking was easy - everything was easy and pretty pleasant.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 30, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Rose Garden not up to standards"
Absolutely terrible if you want quiet. You can actually hear the street light on the corner beeping all night. Hotel guests checking in at 1:00 am dragging suitcases up the 3 flights of stairs waking up the entire house. Noisy Noisy Noisy. And let's face it, old. There is charm and quaintness and then there's just old. Never again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 26, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"A hotel with an "at home" feel."
Although this hotel was nice, it did have some small problems. It seemed to me that the room that I stayed in needed some attention to fine detail. 1. The plumbing in the bathroom needed attention, sink did not drain well, shower head adjustment did not work, toilet made a whistling sound after being flushed and the tank was being refilled. All these items were very annoying. 2. The room heater needed attention, it was very loud and sounded as if the fan to blow the air needed oiling. 3. Although the breakfast was very flavorfull, I did find that the smoke from cooking the bacon sasauge and potatos was entering the serving and dining area, which left me and my clothes smelling like such. Again, very annoying to have to go to work smelling like this. 4. The parking lot was fenced in and did have a gate on the fencing, however I did not like the fact that there was a big hole in the asphalt which was full of dirt and caused much more dust to blow around than normal. 5. The security of the rooms and common areas was questionable. The door keys looked to be outdated, there was no real secure lock on the main entry door. I went jogging at 5:00 am, and upon returning I found I was locked out. 6. This hotel did have a very "at home" feeling to it, but because of the small incidentals, I don't think I would stay there again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 24, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Just right for our needs"
Quirky and friendly! The staff are great. Easy location, very convenient. The only hitch is their somewhat haphazard maintenance work. Everything is safe enough, it's just a bit on the "that's good enough" side. Regardless, I would happily stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Apr 27, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Quint, old, charming"
I really enjoyed my two-night stay at the Rose Garden. Second business trip to Berkeley and I think I will use it again rather than to opt for a big chain hotel. One of the rooms definitely needed paint touch-up and the facility is Victorian and retrofitted in some places. But a fireplace in my room (true, with an electric switch that started the gas) was luxurious. The breakfast was great. A post-meeting glass of wine at a nearby French restaurant was a treat. A great bargain!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Mar 13, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Rose Garden Inn"
This is definitely an old hotel but very quaint. Do not go there if little things bother you - walls need a new coat of paint, walls are pretty thin, the decoration is very eclectic! However, our room was nice with a fireplace that was plenty warm. The breakfast was excellent and how lovely to hear a harpist as well!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Feb 8, 2013
nmallison
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Not great for business, good location and service"
The room was a bit small, a little run down and a bit uncomfortable temperature wise, but the location is great, the staff was friendly and always available when I needed them. I wouldn't recommend this if you're traveling for business, but for an affordable weekend stay it's acceptable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night business trip Jan 30, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good place to stay in Berkeley."
Nice people running the place, comfortable beds, quaint atmosphere.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 24, 2012
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Charming Berkeley Spot"
We had a very pleasant stay at the Rose Garden Inn on a wet, blustery Berkeley weekend. The hotel was clean, quiet, and we felt like we got a great deal for the area. It's not fancy, by any stretch, but clean. Wifi was great. Breakfast was fine.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 19, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"One of the best hotel experiences...."
We couldn't stop saying "This place is just sooooo cute!" over and over again! Can't ask for anything more from a hotel really... Super friendly and helpful staff, comfortable and well maintained rooms, personal/family feeling of atmosphere, great free breakfast, close to the happenings on Telegraph but far enough away to be able to escape, quiet, beautiful grounds. It's not the newest hotel, but the personal touches and shabby chic-ness make it even BETTER than staying at the Ritz!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Nov 10, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Rose Garden is "still the one""
I love quirky little independent hotels and B&B's, however the Rose Garden Inn is truly special. This is my third stay in as many years. It is very centrally located for anything anyone would want to do in Berkeley. It has all the amenities you'll need---free wireless, great breakfast comfy, quirky rooms. What makes this place shine is the staff. I'm not sure if it's just Berkeley but every, single person I've interacted with is simply delightful---appropriately friendly, genuinely helpful. Love this place. Only downside is some accessibility challenges is you are off the ground floor, typical for massive, old Victorian houses. What gives it charm makes it a bit less convenient for all comers. Well worth the quirkiness.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Nov 11, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Charming B & B close to campus"
I was very comfortable there. It's the perfect place for a solo visit to UC Berkeley.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Oct 19, 2012
Andrea
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good value"
Lovely garden, pleasant room, inconsistent internet availability, substantial breakfast.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 25, 2012
CJ
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"close to cal"
The hotel was run down, maintenance was poor. Rooms were last updated in the 80's, peeling paint, old carpets that did not fit, The gardens were nice and the food was fine. Needs some TLC and updating. Refrigerators need to work.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Business trip Aug 15, 2012
Gaby D
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely old hotel."
Our stay at the Rose Garden Inn was delightful, the staff is very helpful.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 10, 2012
Maggie
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"B and B in Berkeley."
Stayed here before and found it a pleasant change from a hotel. More relaxed and friendly. I would like to have had more home-made style options in the breakfast rather than those stock commercial pastries- I liked the fresh cookies and available tea or coffee later in the day.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 13, 2014
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"B&B style with hotel privacy"
Quaint and clean; decent breakfast included. It's in an older set of houses on a single property.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 2, 2013
Boris
CA

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Berkeley"
Es war wunderbar. Ganz süsses Hotel, toller Service, bekamen sogar ein upgrade umsonst, alles ganz in der Nähe. Bart-station auch nicht weit falls man mit der Bahn nach San Fran will. Absolut empfehlenswert.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Jul 17, 2015
Barbara
CH
3.0 / 5Good
"bad experience"
I made my payment when I booked this inn via hotels.com. But the staff of this inn charged me agian when I checked in. I noticed this mistake few hours later and told the staff. I am glad that he returned my payment but I am very disppointed for his unprofessional behavior. This is an unacceptable mistake!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night business trip Dec 17, 2014
A Traveler
HK
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hotel très agréable et confortable"
Hotel très agréable et confortable
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night business trip Nov 17, 2014
Jerome
BE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ein ganz besonderes Hotel"
Wir haben zum nunmehr fünften Mal im Rose Garden in Berkeley gewohnt und sind immer noch sehr angetan. Dies liegt an der besonderen Atmosphäre und dem leckeren Frühstücksbuffet genaus so wie am netten und hilfsbereiten Personal ( mit dem man auch über das Zimmer "verhandeln" kann ) und dem köstlichen Duft, den die beiden großen Trompetenblüten-"bäume" verströmen. Sehr empfehleneswert.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 15, 2014
Hania & Volker
DE
3.0 / 5Good
"田舎の宿"
クレモントホテルのイベントで、部屋がとれなかたので、近くの宿と思い2泊しました。アメリカの田舎の宿といった風情で、部屋に暖炉もあり、スタッフもフレンドリー、いい宿です。ただ、きれいに維持されているものの、施設が古く、暖房は、スイッチをいれてから3分くらいでブ~ンという音とともに動き出すという感じです。最寄駅から歩くと30分で不便で、ビジネスユースとしては無理があります。ネットは無料ですが、頻繁に切れ、タイミングによっては接続に5分ほどかかり、実用になりません。CVSと24時間営業じゃないセブンイレブン(コンビニ)が歩いて5分、朝食もアメリカンブレクファストのボリューム満点ですから、ファミリーユース、かつレンタカーありなら、許容範囲でしょう。
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Apr 2, 2014
A Traveler
JP
3.0 / 5Good
"部屋からの風景、庭ともに美しい田舎町の民家風”宿”"
安全快適といった点では課題がいっぱいありますが、ビジネスホテル然とした都会のホテルにはない落ち着きがあります。それにしても家財道具、内装は私のDYIの腕より劣る。これを味わいと見るかどうかは個人の感性と思います。
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 10, 2014
FJMT
JP
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hotel muy recomendable"
Muy bien
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 22, 2013
A Traveler
ES
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hotel muy recomendable"
Muy bien
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Aug 24, 2013
A Traveler
ES
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Småt men godt"
Vi boede 2 gange 2 nætter på hotellet. I start og slut af vores rejse. Begge gange i hovedbygningen. Nuttet hotel men meget små værelser. Nærmest London størrelse og langt fra nyrenoveret. Men rent og pænt. Venligt og hjælpsomt personale. Og en dejlig morgenmads buffet med bl.a. æg, pølser og bacon. Vi vender nok tilbage en anden gang.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Family trip Sep 30, 2012
A Traveler
DK
2.0 / 5Fair
"loin du centre,hotel a renover"
Déçus car chambre avec lit tres petit pour un grand lit,fenetre quasi inexistante.Emplacement loin du centre et du campus.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Family trip Sep 20, 2012
peyredieu
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"desayuno excelente, hotel bonito, personal majo"
la habitación nos pareció adecuada al precio, el baño perfecto, el agua caliente y la colación excelente, lo recomendamos
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Family trip Sep 9, 2012
Gianluca
ES
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 11, 2015
John
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Mar 31, 2015
Anna
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 27, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip Sep 15, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 18, 2013
A Traveler
US
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