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2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
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Bancroft Hotel
Ranked #9 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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Austin, TX
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2006

I was nervous after reading all of the negative reviews posted here, but our stay was fine. Granted, it is an older hotel so it doesn't have all the amenities of a modern place, but the handy location more than makes up for that. We had room 210 in the back of the hotel by the dumpsters, and the noise... More 

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Boston
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51 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2006

With a coffee shop next door, be prepared for noisy nights unless you are a sound sleeper. Although centrally located with helpful staff, this hotel needs a facelift.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2005

I made a reservation for my father a month before his seven day stay in Berkeley. Three days before he arrived, when I called to confirm the reservation, I was told that there had been a mistake, and that the reservation did not go through properly (they had entered the wrong date). Consequently, there was no room available for three... More 

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Encinitas, CA
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142 reviews 142 reviews
43 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2005

As I had a conference at UC-Berkeley on the weekend of February 25-26 and my wife and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights--reservations made by the local host. We don’t mind funky, and yes, the place has some architectural charm [although the rooms,drapes, carpets are musty and really need refurbishing] but that did not compensate for the unnecessary... More 

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San Jose, CA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2004

We were seeing a concert at the Greek Theatre and could walk from the hotel which was great! Staff was friendly but the hotel needs a major facelift. There is no air or screens on the windows. Our bathroom door kept getting stuck and the rooms were tiny. Overall it was fine, but a little too much $$ for what... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2004

A nice, historic hotel located just across the street from UC Berkeley and within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. We really enjoyed our stay there! The hotel has charming, nicely appointed rooms. Ours was nothing fancy but was clean, cute, and comfortable. There is no elevator so individuals who cannot walk up stairs should try somewhere else. The hotel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2004

The Bancroft Hotel is well-located if you want to be close to the UCB campus. Unfortunately, this location can be a disadvantage, too. There was a lot of street noise and party noise in this neighborhood on the weekend we visited. It was difficult to sleep, no matter what the hour. It was extremely warm during our visit. The building... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2004

There are few options in Berkeley, so we chose this for its location. First impression: needs a good cleaning! Musty smells in the lobby, the room, and even a hint of pet urine in the hallway. Our room was on the third & top floor (no elevator) with a GREAT view of the bay and GG bridge in distance. Also,... More 

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5 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2003

My husband is staying at the Bancroft now. He had been impressed by the attractive image on the website and its proximity to the UC Berkeley campus. Now that he's there, he says the rooms are quite small, don't have desks, and are in the down-at-heel, seen-better-days category (kind of "grungy"). However, he's staying because the price is good and... 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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