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Bancroft Hotel

2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
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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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Brookfield ct
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The hotel reminded me of a boarding house. Bedrooms were tiny, as was the ensuite bathroom. There is no elevator for the hotel, so it won't accommodate handicapped guests. The breakfast room is adequate and the breakfast was bare-boned (1 type of bread, 2 types of muffins, apple, oatmeal, yoghurt, granola) but fresh, and self-serve. The hotel is older, but... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The Bancroft Hotel is in a gorgeous building, and is perfectly situated across the street from UC Berkeley. While it is filled with character, it lacks significantly in amenities. It fashions itself a "B&B," but the breakfast was cold pastries, oatmeal in warming crock, and granola. Not recommended for a business trip either as the plugs in the room are... More 

Thank Renee F
Antwerp, Belgium
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58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was the third time we have stayed here. It has been a different room each time, with at least a year between stays. The room was decorated in a craftsman style, as is the hotel. The bed was very comfortable and the windows opened wide to let in a breeze. There was a bit of noise from the coffee... More 

Thank Joan_in_Belgium
Santa Cruz
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We booked one night so we could attend the Greek Theater. The location is perfect and we were able to walk to the venue. The staff was courteous. My husband had left his glasses behind and the housekeeping staff was kind enough to package them and send to us. I booked one of the more expensive rooms as it was... More 

Thank TangerineSantaCruz
long island
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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.

Thank dansun3
Saugatuck MI
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38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 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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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank dovershore
Flagstaff, Arizona
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14 reviews
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 

Thank Davis275
Cincinnati, Ohio
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank Gwen F
Salinas, California, United States
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180 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 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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