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Bancroft Hotel

2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
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Bancroft Hotel
Ranked #11 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here over several days for business. Perhaps my first impression was soured due to an administrative hiccup that the staff was unwilling to work out, but the staff I dealt with was unhelpful and unfriendly. The room was quite small, which would have been fine if it wasn't sweltering (both night and day.) The beds were only alright, and... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location: This hotel is located across the street from the main UC Berkeley Campus. It is an uphill walk to the Greek Theater for concerts and Memorial Stadium for sporting events. Scene: There is very little to this hotel. No bar, no pool, no hot tub. They do offer a free continental breakfast in a quaint dinning room. Parking: There... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bancroft hotel was a great place to stay. Free wifi, free breakfast, amazing location, right next to the CAL campus. I went with my family and the staff were very sweet and helped us with anything we asked. It is a very homey hotel, and the only negative is the bathrooms, but they cleaned them at our request. I... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Our family stayed at the Bancroft for two nights to attend a friend's wedding, which took place in the hotel's ballroom. While it was a very tight fit for our family of 4--two adults, a 15 yr old and an almost 3 yr old--the staff made every attempt to accommodate us, offering to remove a desk and chairs, should we... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I hesitate to write this because I am afraid the hotel will get too crowded, but they deserve a shout out. The rooms are tiny, so be prepared for that, but the windows open, the rooms are spotless, breakfast is included -and all homemade - the breakfast room is bright with windows and has a tiny view of the SF... More

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New Delhi, India
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

While the rooms are odd-shaped and the toilets small, these features go with the territory when it comes to heritage and historic properties. Yes, it means climbing stairs but they are not impossible. The high point is that it is bang opposite the University of California at Berkeley and is close to a few historic bars and restaurants that are... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Bancroft Hotel requires stair climbing, and the bathrooms are very basic, not luxurious, but the bed was comfortable, we enjoyed the location and the history of the place, the breakfast was fine, and it was fun to stay somewhere not corporate. Wouldn't choose it every time, bc sometimes comfort trumps history, but might stay there again when in Berkeley.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

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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Berkeley, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

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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Address: 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Bancroft Hotel Berkeley

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