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The Berk

Great community. Rooms are big and the roof view is amazing. Nice spots to study like the library and 2 lounges. Very close to campus (it's right across the street)!

4.5 / 5

What Our Residents
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53 Total Reviews

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Great lounge and kitchen area, it can get loud on weekends when Free House or the frat behind us played music, but otherwise great location great place to live!

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The Berk has nice amenities, great communal spaces, and the proximity to campus is unbeatable! A quad is a bit tight, but it's nice to have our own bathroom in the room.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The berk created an environment that was both welcoming, accompanying and clean! Although it is a little strict, the location and level of service makes it worth it

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Generally very good living conditions at a fair price. Spacious and very nice amenities. Only critique is that maintenance request regarding leaky roof took several weeks to be tended to.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The Berk is close to campus which makes it convenient to go back to the dorm often. It is also much safer than renting a place farther off campus as there are front doors that lock at night. Can be noisy sometimes but it has gotten better over time.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

My resident experience at the Berk on Arch is great! The RA's are super nice and friendly. It has great location : it is so close to campus!

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

I’ve stayed in dorms and apartments in the Berkeley area, and the Berk has been the best experience yet. It’s located close to campus and right next to an excellent restaurant (Free House) and cafe (Cafe Strada). The close proximity to campus and hang out spots is very convenient. The Berk itself is decorated nicely and offers a lounge area with TV, a pool table, a ping pong table, and couches where you can just chill out. There’s also a library inside where you can study, along with a study room on the 4th floor. The rooftop allows you to be able to tan on sunny days or study and is a cool hangout spot at night. The staff is friendly and responsive, and the rooms themselves are nice and spacious. My apartment has a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room, and a separate bedroom. That’s more space than I’ve had anywhere else living in Berkeley. The only drawback is the price, but the cost of living around here is high, so I guess it’s unavoidable. What you get at the Berk is a good value, and I would definitely recommend it.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

This is a wonderful place to live that's close to campus and offers perfect housing for Berkeley students. Some of my favorite things about The Berk is the 10 month lease (no subletting), the fact that utilities are included, and the 24/7 access to a kitchen and filtered water.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Roshanda rocks my socks! Close to campus and great costumer service by the leasing manager. Jamie the maintenance manager is the coolest dude who somehow manages all 3 properties and fixes problems right away. The RA’s are pretty cool too.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The Berk is comfortable, has a great location, and the management has been really helpful so far. The room is spacious and it is nice to have a microwave and mini fridge in the rooms. Private bathrooms are a definite plus!

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

very close to campus, great communal area, kitchen, and study area. It's a bit loud at night due to Free House but otherwise a great place to live.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The immediate living environment is quite good, although the surrounding neighbors are sometimes noisy enough to keep me up at night. The amenities are great, although it would be nice if people would clean the communal pots and pans after use, rather than having to scrub them off before every usage.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

My housemates and RAs are respectful and friendly for the most part. Maintenance requests take a while to get fullfilled. I feel safe in my room and in my house. I'm satisfied with my triple.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Very nice place to live. The rooms are dorm-style but provide enough personal living space, and the location is extremely close to campus and all the main Southside eating places.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The community is very clean and well kept. The office staff are friendly. There are many amenities available to residents including a spacious communal kitchen, library, lounge, and laundry room, all of which are very convenient to use. Overall a very nice place to live.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Community is good; maintenance is good but slow; noisy in courtyard and I wish the frat would be quieter on weekends. The kitchen counter needs more space and overall I'm fairly happy with the fixes to the bathroom

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The organization is not the best and the management isnt helpful. The maintenance workers are extremely efficient and have helped fix the bad conditions

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Haven’t had any problems with any of the the residents. Staff members are generally helpful with answering questions and getting packages and other tasks.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

I am currently living in the apartment quad. The rooms are certainly spacious, so don't be misled of potentially being crowded as a quad. The staff is great and come by whenever there is anything wrong. The few problems I have is that, when it is hot, the apartment retains all the heat. However that could be good for the winter. Also I am right about free house so it can get loud at times. Lastly the windows are very old. The beds are high enough and windows are big enough where if I don't lock the window I may fall out of the window and get hurt.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The apartment community is quite friendly, especially the management. I like the community events they throw. Maintenance is also quite fast and problems get resolved quickly.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

They are all very quiet, which is nice when I am trying to study or sleep. My roommates tend to sleep early, so my sleep hygiene is also improving.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Love the berk. Great community and great staff. The staff is always smiling and saying hello whenever they see us. I wish the elevators worked better

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

So far, my experience with The Berk has been great. My room is spacious and whenever there's a problem I can request a solution online! Plus, the RA's are always available to help with any situation.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

It has been really good. The rooms are clean and the house is spotless. The people are quite and peaceful and I like that. One of the best things is the location because it's away from the crowd.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

I love the berk! It's so close to campus and it's nice to know I can just walk down to have a delicious meal at free house 😋 I also love the community that we have I feel super safe and I can approach anyone

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The building has very nice amenities. The staff is extremely friendly and loves to help in anyway they can. Having a private study lounge on the property is also extremely useful

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Awesome community, love the people! Also it's super close to campus! The only complaint I have is the noise...the frats can get pretty loud some nights.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

I have been at the Berk on College for the past few years and it has been a great experience. Everyone is very friendly and living spaces are very clean and quiet.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Very close to campus, great kitchen and study rooms. Cleaning is every 2 weeks, but otherwise great experience. Pool table and ping pong table in the lounge as well.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Good apartment location. Generally good lighting but some areas where more lights would help (arch). Room maintenance options should be more flexible.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Super easy to communicate with staff or resident assistants when help is needed, and people are willing to help if you have a unique situtation.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The Berk staff is amazing and works really hard to accommodate every individual. I love how close the Berk is to campus and how safe I feel living there.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

I was very happy with my living conditions! I especially enjoyed being able to live with my friends so close to campus, which made it really easy to participate in clubs and other activities.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Really great environment here, though it's impossible to find a place to have a conversation (phone call, reading out loud, or practicing things like scripts or music) in private. All the amenities are good and pretty well-updated, and the rooms are spacious enough. Sound insulation is fair.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Super helpful when you need any maintenance for your room. Safe living and community spaces. Staff on site that will help with any problems and easy to contact RA/staff during after hours

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

the environment is quiet and the library is a nice place to study. It is nice to have a restaurant next to us, so that way i can get food late at night without having to walk.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The community is nice and the people are pretty friendly, though many people keep to themselves. It would be nice if there were more community-wide events. Also, Freehouse is really loud and they're open until midnight every night, which makes it hard to focus on studying.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

I absolutely love being the LP here. Such great tenants and people that makes it so worthwhile. Stay tuned for all of the fun and rewarding events we have coming up.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Very friendly staff that is so welcoming and always willing to help. The amenities are great and my room is very comfortable. All of our maintenence requests are handled efficiently and in a timely manner.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

I like the hot water machine and vacuum cleaning every other day. However, the heater opens up too late now, my plate and utensils disappear twice, the lightbulb is broken in the restroom and small study place on second floor.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

People in the Berk on northside are pretty antisocial (I haven't even met many of my housemates). Also, our RA is kind of strict (throwing away stuff - such as plates and pans - that people leave out by accident). Other than that, it's pretty cool!

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Overall the Berk is a nice place to live. I like its location and the size of the rooms. However, the maintenance request system is a little slow. I've put in multiple requests for the lounge door to be fixed and it still hasn't been. If this was made quicker, I would give the Berk 5 stars.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

everything is really nice and clean. The cleaning service for the restroom is good, although the kitchen cabinet assignments are taking a long time.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

There's a weird constant vibration that occurs 2 to 3 days a week, no one's really sure what it is, but it's kind of distracting. It would be great if there were more Berk community events, to get to know other people living here.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Currently, The Berk has a difficult time processing the resident's requests and needs. The administration seems very unorganized. Our maintenance requests are not being processed in a timely manner. It takes weeks to process and also the wifi has been a big problem. For a large part of fall and part of spring semester, the wifi has been very slow and lagging. It has been difficult to submit assignments and also do other things with the internet.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

I really enjoy my living at the Berk. I have been living here for 2 years and I plan to live here until I graduate. I also recommend the Berk to lots of my friends :)

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Good location, absolutely terrible internet. That is what perfectly summarizes my stay at the Berk. The office and services are extremely accommodated but neither EDR or the Berk assume responsibility for fixing the aggravatingly slow internet. This is one of the reasons I will NOT be releasing at the Berk next semester.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Had a great time living at the Berk. I really appreciated how well maintained everything was.The staff is very nice and helpful. Overall great experience.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Very clean and roomy. My roommates are amazing and the community kitchen is nice. The stove and the pans could be replaced and there is not enough dish soap and sponges.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The berks amazing. Ive lived here for 2 semesters and I love it. The staff is nice, the residents are quiet, and there are so many places to study.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The berks amazing. Ive lived here for 2 semesters and I love it. The staff is nice, the residents are quiet, and there are so many places to study.

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

The Berk is a great community located very close to campus. I really love the communal spaces such as the fourth floor lounge, library, and MPR. The rooftop view is fantastic, and my roommates rock!

4 / 5

The Reserve on Stinson Norman

Great community. Rooms are big and the roof view is amazing. Nice spots to study like the library and 2 lounges. Very close to campus (it's right across the street)

4 / 5

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The Berk
Berkeley, California Apartments

We are located in beautiful Berkeley, California, just walking distance from the University of California Berkeley campus and more. Feel free to stop by- we'd love to see you!

2315 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
    510-647-2328
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