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Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley, Berkeley

2.5-star2.5 stars
1538 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94709, United States of America

Convenient to University of California, Berkeley
  • Free WiFi
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  • Quaint hotel in great location. The room and hotel had all I needed, I specially liked…Jun 14, 2019
  • Very friendly and helpful staff. Loved the complimentary latte in the morning and fridge,…May 24, 2019
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Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley, Berkeley

from $151
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  • Premium Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony
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  • Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley, Berkeley


  • In North Berkeley
  • University of California, Berkeley - 5 min walk
  • Greek Theater - 20 min walk
  • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - 26 min walk
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley - 43 min walk
  • Tilden Regional Park - 45 min walk
  • Gourmet Ghetto - 1 min walk
  • Telegraph Avenue - 27 min walk

Getting around

  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 27 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 29 min drive
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley) - 41 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 42 min drive
  • Berkeley Station - 7 min drive
  • Emeryville Station - 9 min drive
  • Oakland-Jack London Square Station - 13 min drive
  • North Berkeley Station - 20 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

  • Discounted offsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1906

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley, Berkeley’s small print


The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Also known as

  • Sens Hotel Bistro Berkeley
  • Sens Hotel Bistro
  • Sens Bistro Berkeley
  • Sens Hotel Vanne Bistro Berkeley
  • Sens Hotel Vanne Bistro
  • Sens Vanne Bistro Berkeley
  • Sens Vanne Bistro

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 8 per day

Breakfast costs between USD 2.25 and USD 8.75 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 132 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Need to put room darkening curtains on bathroom door. Walls are thin, but would stay again. Great location
cate, usRomance trip
Very Good 8.0
Location is everything!
This is a terrific hotel in a great location. We stayed two nights. The area is expensive but this was good value for the money. Room was clean and comfortable. I rated the hotel down on a few things. 1. Toilet seat was loose and kept sliding to the left or right when seated on it - pretty uncomfortable and awkward. One bolt just needed tightening. 2. The electric plugs in the bathroom, on a GFCI breaker, were inoperative. From experience I could tell the breaker was broken. Needed replacing. 3. The righthand bedside light was not working fully - the lightbulb was burnt out. Needed changing. The part that gets me upset about all this is that on the way morning out after our first night, I mentioned all three of these things to the person at the desk. She wrote it down on a piece of paper promising she would get someone to look at them during the day. We got back late that night and it was clear to me that not only had nothing been done but neither did it appear that anyone had even looked at these issues. Not acceptable for a hotel in this area of Berkeley. One other thing - we could hear our neighbors talking and hacking away with a cough. This was much louder that the usual noises from neighbors in hotels. Need to soundproof the rooms better. A huge positive is the coffee bistro on the ground floor - guests have a choice of coffee - one cup, no charge - (cappuccino, americano, etc) as well as food items for purchase. The coffee was fantastic!! What a nice idea.
Manley, us2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Sens stay
I love everything about this hotel except the water pressure. The shower barely rinses soap.
Christina, us3 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Booked fairly last minute, so not a ton of options. A bit nervous after the reviews. Was fine, but not fantastic.
us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location - friendly people.
This is a great location with access to restaurants and a grocery store. It would be nice if they could upgrade the shampoo choice. Also, one coffee from the cafe is complimentary every morning, but they don't always tell you....
Sheree, us1 night business trip

Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley, Berkeley

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