I recently stayed here for business and loved the quiet, clean, and boutique rooms. The service was beyond attentive and I almost felt I was at home. It is mere steps away from the UC Berkeley campus and centrally located to everything in the Bay Area.
Very interesting hotel. Had a time and a place and very little has changed in the last 60 years. The rooms are small but comfortable. The location and price is great so no real complaints, just be prepared to take a trip back in time.
You should stay at this hotel if you enjoy history, architecture and need to be close to campus. It's a very beautiful hotel and gives you the ability to step back in time. Set your expectations correctly and you will enjoy the slower pace of this hotel.