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About the Hotel

Who We Are

Located in a historic, Mission-style structure, the Hotel Shattuck Plaza is Berkeley's top hotel. Its name pays homage to Francis K. Shattuck, a representative in the California State Assembly, a former Oakland mayor, and a prominent figure in Berkeley's early history.

Originally christened the Shattuck Hotel, the property was designed by architect Benjamin McDougall, and first opened its doors in 1910. Built near the site of Shattuck's former estate, the project was approved by his widow, Rosa, and was erected in his memory. It's undergone a series of changes over the years: An annex was constructed in 1914; a covered arcade was added in 1926; and an extensive renovation was completed in 2009.

Nowadays, the 199-room hotel is owned and operated by BPR Properties. It occupies a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, and anchors Downtown Berkeley, much like it did over a century ago. And with its proximity to two international airports and a Bay Area Rapid Transit station, it serves as an excellent base from which to explore the city that grew up around it.

  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Multilingual staff
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Handicap access
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • 24-hour business center
  • Fitness center
  • Meeting and event space
  • Laundry service
  • ZINO Restaurant and Lounge

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Our Green Badge

The Bay Area Green Business Program is a coalition of nine county-based programs that recognizes companies that implement water- and energy-conserving measures in their day-to-day operations. To maintain our certification, the Hotel Shattuck Plaza commits to a number of environmentally-minded efforts, including: implementing Green Building Practices; using environmentally-preferable products; eliminating hazardous toxins that could impact our workers and community; and supporting strong recycling markets.

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Pets Welcome

Berkeley is famed for being inclusive, and that warm spirit extends to our four-legged friends. The Hotel Shattuck Plaza's Pet-Friendly Program was designed to keep you & your pet comfortable on the road. To help care for your pets, we offer the following items:

Cats: Food dish, litter box with litter, cat bed, and scratch pad
Dogs: Food dish, dog bed, and one kennel or crate with bedding. Kennel sizes correspond to weight, and are as follows:

Up to 15 pounds: 18”x18”
Up to 50 pounds: 24”x24”
Up to 60 pounds: 36”x36”

Unfortunately, we cannot allow more than one pet per room, and animals must weigh less than 60 pounds. A $75 deposit is required to participate in the program, $10 of which will be donated to the Berkeley Humane Society.