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Bancroft Hotel

2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
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Bancroft Hotel
Ranked #14 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two weeks ago, we stayed at The Bancroft Hotel for three nights. I was very disappointed in the condition of the small, bathroom. The tub was totally stained and needed to be replaced, as did the tile in the tub enclosure which had mold in the grout. At the very least the tile should have been regrouted. When I first... More

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latham ny
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84 reviews 84 reviews
47 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

definately old - layers of paint, ancient bathroom, all sorts of odd things going on. If you don't like Marriotts, this may be the place for you. -- no elevator -- california breakfast: pastries and stuff plus the obligatory granola and yogurt. I was the only white American English speaker in the breakfast room. everyone else was either young and... More

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Jefferson, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I comment on the quality of the hotel itself, as the management bungled our reservation and left us without a room. Our group booked a group of four rooms back in the fall. The had our reservations for *five* months. Then, weeks before our trip, I got an email saying that our rooms were meant for another group, so our... More

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Loveland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I love this hotel for many things, Having a great staff, being close to campus, having beautiful rooms, nice breakfast. However, the last 2 stays were this winter, and the heat didn't work well at all either time.

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San Francisco, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

First, the staff are super friendly and couldn't be nicer. However, the hotel is rather noisy. It is an historic building, so it only has single-paned windows. There are several frats near by, so when they start to party, it's like the party's in your room, too. The boiler/heater makes a lot of loud noises at night. If you happen... More

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San Diego, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I've stayed at the Bancroft twice now. It's a good option for one or two people. Give them a call, great rates can be had! It's a good location, next to the art museum, central to campus; but don't assume parking. Note there is no elevator, that's part of the quaint. The staff are helpful. There is a basic continental... More

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winterwonderland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Recently returned to the Bancroft while attending a conference at UC Berkeley. Once again, the staff was friendly and helpful. The accommodations remain comfortable and cozy. Love that the hotel is centrally located. No complaints and will return.

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Long Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I wanted to love this hotel in its charming old building and perfect location across the street from the University. Sadly it fails on most points. Room - So there is a cute bed and balcony, framed photos above the bed, all wonderful ... then you look down at the mix of tile and very old stained carpet. Bathroom -... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Old vintage hotel so do not expect great amenities. Service is average as well. The big advantage is that it is close to the campus so there is ease of access. There are a lot of food places in a one block radius so if you use the hotel for sleeping then it is ok.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a smaller, older hotel, but we found the location to be excellent. The rooms are on the small side, but the property was very clean and well kept. You CAN walk to downtown Berkeley from here (10 mins - walk through campus if you want a more peaceful alternative to Bancroft street). Parking is $15, but street parking... More

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Additional Information about Bancroft Hotel

Also Known As:
Bancroft Hotel Berkeley
Address: 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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