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Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley, Berkeley

2.5-star2.5 stars
1538 Shattuck AvenueBerkeleyCA94709United States of America

Convenient to University of California - Berkeley
  • Free WiFi
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  • Excellent location. Quirky, new, and very comfortable property. Staff was very helpful.Oct 12, 2018
  • The hotel was clean, the service friendly, the coffee was great in the cafe( and I think…Oct 12, 2018
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Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley, Berkeley

from $187
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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


  • University of California - Berkeley - 23 min walk
  • Greek Theater - 24 min walk
  • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - 29 min walk
  • Berkeley Repertory Theater - 13 min walk
  • People's Park - 30 min walk
  • Memorial Stadium - 32 min walk
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - 39 min walk
  • Tilden Regional Park - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km

Getting around

  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 33 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 33 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 39 min drive
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 39 min drive
  • Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley) - 46 min drive
  • Berkeley Station - 11 min drive
  • Emeryville Station - 16 min drive
  • Oakland-Jack London Square Station - 18 min drive
  • North Berkeley Station - 20 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Discounted offsite parking

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

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 -
  • Year Built

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

Also known as

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


Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

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

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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 99 reviews

Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley, Berkeley
Hotel Sens was better than expected. The staff is very friendly. The room was modern, clean and had everything we needed. The morning coffee in the bistro was delightful! We travel to the Berkeley area once or twice every year and have stayed at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, which is lovely, but Hotel Sens location (Saul's Deli and Chez Panisse are directly across the street), comfort and price are unbeatable. I think we'll be visiting even more now that we found such a wonderful hotel!
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley, Berkeley
Unclean Rooms
I stayed one night at Hotel Sens. It was a rough night. If you check in after the bistro closes (9pm for me), you'll need to ring the doorbell. The front desk staff was friendly. However, upon heading up to my room to drop off bags before dinner, I realized that the room was dirty. The bed was made but the toilet, floors, sink, and other surfaces were extremely dirty. I went back downstairs and asked for a different room. The other room was slightly cleaner but I was too tired and not hopeful that they would have something better. Upon returning from dinner, I tried to go to bed. The mini fridge was loud, the walls were thin (I could hear the neighboring room tv on and occupants conversation), and the footsteps in the upstairs room. I was barely able to sleep. In the morning, I noticed the condition of the room. Toilet was filthy, waste bins not emptied, shower had hair in the drains and on the walls, bathroom mirror was splattered with old toothpaste. If this hotel took better care in cleaning their rooms, this would be a great place to stay as the room size is great. However, they seem to do a sloppy job and only seem to spot clean. Be wary.
Roseanne, us1 night trip
Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley, Berkeley
A bit disappointing
The front desk was hard to find. It is in the back of the bistro. He room was OK but noisy given the property location next to an active supermarket with deliveries etc throughout the night. The toilet and faucet were not secured well and for whatever reason the bathroom towels were soaking wet. There are lots of restaurant options nearby and a good walking neighborhood. in addition to the charge from my credit card received 2 additional charges from Sens (all less than that I now need to correct. Probably won’t stay there again
Susan, us1 night trip
Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley, Berkeley
Very Good8.0
Friendly staff
Clean hotel. Very friendly and helpful front desk staff.
ward, us1 night trip
Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley, Berkeley
Very Good8.0
Great location. Good room size and furnishings. I plan on staying here in the future.
Moritz, us3 night trip

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Sens Hotel & Vanne Bistro Berkeley, Berkeley

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