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ROOM 1
1  Adults
0  Children
1499 University Avenue
Berkeley, California 94702-1508
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Hotel Overview

The new, modern Aiden® by Best Western @ Berkeley is located in the vibrant east bay city of Berkeley, within a mile of the University of California Berkeley campus.

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Guests of the Aiden® by Best Western @ Berkeley will enjoy deluxe amenities such as floor to ceiling windows, pillow-top mattresses, in-room safes, and free high-speed Internet. Enjoy expansive views of San Francisco and the Berkeley Hills from our roof top terrace or borrow a yoga mat and stretch while enjoying the sunshine and views.

Dining options and shopping are only minutes from the Aiden® by Best Western @ Berkeley. Try a vegan sandwich at the Butcher’s Son, or head to Gourmet Ghetto on Shattuck Avenue for some of the best eats in the Bay Area. Just south of Cal Berkeley is Telegraph Avenue with an eclectic mix of eateries, shops, street vendors, and clothing stores. Borrow one of our bicycles and explore the city or ride along the shore at the Berkeley Marina. To get around without a vehicle is as easy as a two-block walk to the North Berkeley BART Station. And the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is just a three-mile drive from the hotel.

If you are in town for business, leisure, or a little of both, our friendly service, amazing facilities, and convenient location makes the Aiden® by Best Western @ Berkeley the perfect choice for lodging.

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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets not accepted.

Location

Hotel location and the surrounding area

Hotel Amenities

Hotel

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless internet access
  • Business center, computer, hardwired internet access, printer complimentary
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy machine
  • Convenience store/Sundry Aiden items, Drinks, Snacks, Toiletries
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged no van or truck parking 35 USD fee
  • Ice/vending machines, ice machines, water stations
  • Valet parking, $35 USD fee. No large vehicles
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Rooftop Terrace - TRX bands and yoga mats available free of charge.
  • Complimentary evening reception offered daily 5-6 p.m.
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Room

  • Cable or satellite television
  • In-room movies
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Desk/work area, electrical outlet at desk level
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Speaker phone
  • Voice mail
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Air-conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Wake-up calls
  • Easy chair available
  • Power converters and electrical adapters for international guests

Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 3

  • Wheelchair accessible available
  • Closed-caption TV
  • Safety bar in shower available
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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 2 mile(s) from Henkel Corporation
  • 1.5 mile(s) from Beyer Corporation
  • 1.5 mile(s) from Middle-Earth Enterprises
  • 2 mile(s) from Dynavax Technologies

Attractions

  • 1.3 mile(s) from Aquatic Park, provides opportunities for bird watching, boating, hiking trails and biking trails around the lake. A Frisbee Golf Course plays through in the meadows. There is also a fitness exercise course, Dream Land for Kids, a playground featuring extensive wooden castles, walkways and other structures, as well as a habitat for avian and aquatic life
  • 0.9 mile(s) from Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), as the visual arts center at one of the world’s leading public research universities, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) brings the rich artistic resources of the UC Berkeley campus to the broader public. BAMPFA’s mission is to inspire the imagination, ignite critical dialog, and activate community engagement through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. Through its collections, research resources, and programs, BAMPFA aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant.
  • 15 mile(s) from Chabot Space Center, Chabot Space & Science Center is a non-profit institution and community resource located on 13 trail-laced acres in Redwood Regional Park in Oakland amid the largest stand of coastal redwoods in the East Bay. Chabot features a 241-seat full dome planetarium, interactive and hands-on exhibits, space artifacts, a giant screen theater, a Challenger Learning Center, and the only research-level telescopes regularly available to the public for weekly live viewing in the Western United States. Chabot’s mission is to inspire and educate learners of all ages about the universe and planet earth.
  • 2 mile(s) from Lawrence Hall of Science, is a public science center that offers hands-on science exhibits, designs curriculum, aids professional development, and offers after school science resources to students of all ages. The Hall was established in 1968 in honor of physicist Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the University of California's first Nobel laureate.
  • 8.4 mile(s) from Oakland Museum of California, first opened its doors fifty years ago in 1969, it brought together three historically independent disciplines—art, history, and natural sciences—under one roof. This progressive multidisciplinary approach was to celebrate the many facets of California. Our collections—comprising more than 1.9 million objects including seminal art works, historical artifacts, ethnographic objects, natural specimens, and photographs—and our programs explore and reveal the factors that shape California character and identity, from its extraordinary natural landscapes, to successive waves of migration, to its unique culture of creativity and innovation.
  • 4 mile(s) from Tilden Nature Area, learn all about Tilden's surprising variety of plants and animals through the nature programs at the Little Farm and the Environmental Education Center (ECC) in Tilden Nature Area.
  • 2 mile(s) from UC Berkeley Campus, encompasses approximately 1,232 acres, though the "central campus" occupies only the low-lying western 178 acres of this area. Of the remaining acres, approximately 200 acres are occupied by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; other facilities above the main campus include the Lawrence Hall of Science and several research units, notably the Space Sciences Laboratory, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, an undeveloped 800-acre ecological preserve, the University of California Botanical Garden and a recreation center in Strawberry Canyon. Portions of the mostly undeveloped, eastern area of the campus are actually within the City of Oakland; these portions extend from the Claremont Resort north through the Panoramic Hill neighborhood to Tilden Park.
  • 2.4 mile(s) from UC Botanical Garden, The 34-acre UC Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with over 10,000 types of plants including many rare and endangered species. Organized geographically, the Garden features nine regions of naturalistic plantings from Italy to South Africa, along with a major collection of California native plants. The Garden was established in 1890 and its living collections are invaluable resources for international research and conservation.
  • 1.1 mile(s) from UC Museum of Paleontology, is primarily a research museum and thus our collections are only open to the public during our annual open house on Cal Day. However, we have a limited number of fossil exhibits on display outside of the collections, including a magnificent Tyrannosaurus rex mount and some other dinosaur fossils. These can be viewed, free of charge, any time the Valley Life Sciences Building is open.

Dining

  • 2 mile(s) from The Butcher's Son, Deli, Vegetarian, Open for: lunch, bakery and vegan deli serving lunch.
  • 2 mile(s) from Bobby G's Pizzaria, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, local-source pizza and craft drafts, sports, music, trivia night.
  • 2 mile(s) from Berkeley Social Club, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Asian-American fare serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • 1.2 mile(s) from 900 Grayson, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch,
  • 1.0 mile(s) from Bette’s Oceanview Diner, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, is a Berkeley institution, family-owned and -run since 1982. Most famous for our pancakes — be they buttermilk, cottage cheese, pumpkin or gingerbread.
  • 0.9 mile(s) from Cafe M, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, serving modern American comfort food in Berkeley’s popular Fourth Street Neighborhood.
  • 1.4 mile(s) from Creekwood, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, we have a custom pizza oven and will be making custom Neapolitan style pizzas. Diners should come hungry and ready to enjoy freshly made pasta, meatballs, steak, grilled octopus and salads, all of which feature seasonal ingredients.
  • 0.3 mile(s) from La Mission, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast
  • 0.9 mile(s) from La Note, Full Service, French, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, is an authentic Provençal restaurant in the heart of downtown Berkeley. Traditional breakfast and lunch bistro fare are combined with rustic Provençal dinners in a warm and charming atmosphere.
  • 0.7 mile(s) from Maîson Bleue, Full Service, French, Open for: breakfast, lunch, we are bringing a little taste of France to Berkeley, making authentic French food with fresh local ingredients.
  • 0.8 mile(s) from People’s Cafe, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch,
  • 1 mile(s) from Anchalee Thai Cuisine, Full Service, Thai, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.2 mile(s) from Sconehenge Bakery, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 1.0 mile(s) from Standard Fare, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, Launched in 2014 by chef Kelsie Kerr, Standard Fare serves up dynamite, seasonal fare thoughtfully made with the freshest local and organic ingredients.
  • 0.9 mile(s) from Cha-Ya, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.4 mile(s) from Flacos, full service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, ***Mexican vegan restaurant*** The idea for FLACOS came about in 2000. Every time I went to a Mexican restaurant, the only item I could order from the menu was the, “Vegetarian Burrito” without cheese and sour cream. That got boring, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. I took the advice of friends (Joe, Sara, Ben and Nigel) who knew that I loved to create delicious vegan meals. They said to make and sell the food myself. So I did!
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Himalayan Flavors, Full Service, Indian, Open for: lunch, dinner, ***Vegan & vegetarian friendly*** Himalayan Flavors offers delicious dining, takeout and delivery to Berkeley, CA. Himalayan Flavors is a cornerstone in the Berkeley community and has been recognized for its outstanding Indian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Indian restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients
  • 1.2 mile(s) from Kaffa Ethiopian Cuisine, Full Service, Ethiopian, Open for: lunch, dinner, vegan and mostly gluten free Ethiopian cuisine restaurant, opened in early-2015. The injera is gluten free.
  • 0.3 mile(s) from Long Life Vegi House, Full Service, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner, ***Chinese vegan*** Long Life Vegi House serves a large variety of delicious and healthy vegetarian meals, featuring tofu and several imitation "meats", such as vegi-chicken, vegi-beef, vegi-pork, vegi-duck, etc. These tasty healthy alternatives are based on soy protein (tofu, vegi-chicken, vegi-duck) and gluten (vegi-beef, vegi-pork).
  • 1.3 mile(s) from Potala Vegan Restaurant, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.1 mile(s) from Razan’s Organic Kitchen, Full Service, Mediterranean, Open for: lunch, dinner, is the oldest organic restaurant in Berkeley, established in 1997. We offer Mediterranean and Latin plates, burritos and wraps. All our meals are freshly prepared and cooked with certified and local organic ingredients.
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Udupi Palace, Full Service, Indian, Open for: lunch, dinner, serving the Bay area population with its authentic South Indian dishes.We are known for our variety of Dosa and Uthappams.

Education

  • 2 mile(s) from University of California, Berkeley
  • 1 mile(s) from Berkeley High School

Nearby Cities

  • 8 mile(s) from Oakland
  • 14 mile(s) from San Francisco

Recreation

  • 2.3 mile(s) from California Adventures, ropes course and rock climbing
  • 1.5 mile(s) from Live Oak Recreation Area

Shopping

  • 1 mile(s) from 4th Street Shops, a neighborhood of fine shops, cafes and food.
  • 1 mile(s) from Shop College Wear, clothing & gift shop specializing in items with UC Berkeley & California Golden Bears logos.

Transportation

  • 14 mile(s) from Oakland International Airport
  • 24 mile(s) from San Francisco International Airport
  • .5 mile(s) from BART, North Berkeley Station
  • 1 mile(s) from Amtrak
  • 1 mile(s) from Berkeley