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2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
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Bancroft Hotel
Ranked #10 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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675 reviews 675 reviews
71 hotel reviews
340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit to Bancroft Hotel. Had two booking, with a trip to Napa Valley in the middle. Our first visit to Berkeley as our daughter was starting Law School. Location was fantastic in being close to campus. While there was noise from the coffee shop next door it wasn't bothersome. Hotel felt like the type of place I... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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 July 10, 2014

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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seattle
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about Bancroft Hotel

Address: 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Bancroft Hotel Berkeley

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