Golden Bear Inn is ideally seated at 1620 San Pablo Avenue in the heart of beautiful Berkeley California. Our hotel can be easily accessed from Highway 580. Our optimal location is a short drive to Oakland International Airport, the San Francisco International Airport, as well as the Mineta San Jose International Airport. Public transportation is abundant throughout Berkeley. Guests of our North Berkeley hotel appreciate that the Berkeley Amtrak Station and Bart (Bay Area Rapid Transit), and local bus stations are just steps away allowing the freedom to do more sightseeing. The historic tree-lined streets of Berkeley are also perfect for enjoying a leisurely stroll to nearby restaurants, or shopping. We are located near the University Of California-Berkley which makes us the ideal choice in accommodation for families visiting students. Golden Bear Inn provides proximity to major area attractions, helpful staff, beautiful rooms, and affordable pricing. We look forward to being your host.
The Golden Bear Inn provides all of the comforts of home. Although our hotel dates back to 1946 and is a stunning example of Spanish architecture, our interior has been updated and surround guests with modern décor that encourages relaxation. Our 100% smoke-free property provides a helpful and multilingual front desk staff, complimentary car, bus, and truck parking, and complimentary WiFi. For travelers who need to stay connected, we have a business center on-site with fax and copy services. We also offer an on-site pizza restaurant, in addition to on-site vending machines with a variety of snacks and beverages, and ice machines. Additional comforts include premium cable channels, complimentary local calls, and voicemail. We do not allow pets; however, ADA Defined Service Animals are always welcome at our hotel.
Berkeley rests in Alameda County on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay Area and is nestled between El Cerrito, Emeryville, and Oakland California. Berkeley has a rich history of activism and artistic free expression and is known for being home to the distinguished University of California-Berkeley. This city by the Bay is quickly gaining a reputation for being a culinary hub, and a hot spot for concerts and an art colony. Some of the most stunning views of the San Francisco Bay area can be found in Berkeley, in addition to stunning outdoor parks, nature trails, and shoreline that is available for visitors and locals to explore. Visitors to the area can enjoy the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, or the Berkeley History Center. Local favorites include Berkeley's Secret Garden and Huckleberry Botanic Preserve, the Chabot Space and Science Center, and Playland-Not-At-The-Beach. If golf is your game, Tilden Park Golf Course is a great way to spend an afternoon. For concert-goers or sports fans, venues like the Oracle-Alameda County Coliseum, Memorial Stadium, and the Oakland Convention Center are nearby. Other fun attractions that are nearby include California Tours, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Golden Gate Fields Racetrack, Jack London Square, and AT&T Park. As a budding culinary Mecca, Berkeley offers visitors an endless array of artisan restaurants, local breweries, farmers markets, and wine tasting rooms to fit any occasion. Berkeley is an art and food lovers paradise.