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Bancroft Hotel

2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Bancroft Hotel
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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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Flagstaff, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 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 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 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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7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 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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72 hotel reviews
407 helpful votes 407 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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Lecanto, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Stayed here with a small group that traveled to SF for a wedding. The room was outstanding, quint, clean, comfortable and included a balcony. Not everyone in our group had the same level of satisfaction but the room and service was, in our case, excellent. Small parking lot and our rental car was a massive rental car - not what... More 

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Goleta, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This hotel is very quaint with beautiful Craftsman details. They serve a continental breakfast on the second floor and you can sit in a charming bay window alcove to eat it. The room and bathroom weren't huge but were big enough. The location is great - just across the street from the Berkeley campus and within walking distance to Telegraph... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I read the TripAdvisor reviews before booking. When I arrived at the Bancroft Hotel at 8:30 PM on a Saturday night I was not surprised to find the “Lot Full” sign up in the public parking lot next to the hotel. I was not surprised that there was a wedding reception in full swing on the ground floor of the... More 

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