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Bancroft Hotel

2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Bancroft Hotel
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  • 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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long island
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this little tucked away hotel while visiting my daughter at UC Berkeley in the summer. The room is very cute, with old windows, doors and etc. The bed is comfortable and fluff. The best part of the stay was the breakfast time sitting by the bay window over looking the street. Love the feel of the boutique hotel.

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Saugatuck MI
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38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We selected this hotel because of its location, style and the reviews on TripAdvisor. It is old and we love old, but not uncared for and shabby. No amenities like a full length mirror, iron, hair dryer. Left around 9 am and remembered we had left 2 jackets in the closet. When we called a few hours later no one... More 

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newport beach, california USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Stayed here 3 nights in a Bay view room that faced Bancroft. Room was small but very clean . Luckily the balcony made it feel a bit larger than it was. I had forgotten how loud Berkeley can be! The bay view was so distant that it almost didn't count. Good breakfast, complete with fruit, granola, yoghurt, pastries, oatmeal. Parking... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We just got home from a 4 day visit to Berkeley and stayed at the Bancroft. We had a great time. The hotel staff (front desk, breakfast crew, house keeping, EVERYBODY!) were over the top helpful and accomodating. I had a few OJ quirks that the front desk helped me with each morning and evening (THANK YOU!!). The rooms are... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I spent four nights at the Bancroft Hotel and enjoyed it. I liked the breakfast room, and it was one of the better continental breakfasts I've had (bananas, apples, fresh oatmeal, delicious pastries, plain yogurt, and great granola). I liked the french windows in my room and the fragrant tree just outside. The art in my room really added to... More 

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Salinas, California, United States
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163 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Parking lot is close by and inexpensive. Free breakfast, walk to shopping, UC Berkeley and food galore! Cute rooms - small rooms but quaint and very clean. Location is in a safe area and staff is very friendly and helpful. I'd definitely stay here again.

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

For my money the Bancroft Hotel is the best of Berkeley. A quaint, historic hotel, the Bancroft is ideally located directly across the street from UC Berkeley. This is perfect for anyone transacting business on campus, as I was. It is also great for Cal Alums wanting to recall their student days, and for anyone wanting to soak up some... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I stayed 3 nights in this lovely, friendly hotel. Good service, nice price lovely place...No noise, quiet room, good breakfast (real US) a great coffeeshop as a neighbour, with a beautiful terrace. Visiting my son at Berkeley University it was the best place to stay

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I stayed in room 201 in Dec 2014. The room in this charming late-1920s-era building is quite large for one person: queen bed and small sofa, desk, end tables. The bathroom is quite small (not a problem for me, as I am 5 feet tall) but charming and beautifully tiled. Towels are interestingly textured and both utilitarian and beautiful. EO... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This hotel (which I see has recently begun advertising itself as a bed and breakfast) is a National Historical Landmark, and the nearest hotel to campus. It has a lot going for it if you like well maintained lodging with a strong historical flavor, as do my wife and I. **But a warning: As a National Historical Landmark, this hotel... More 

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