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Hotel Durant

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
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Ranked #5 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for one night while visiting Berkeley. Location is the best thing about this hotel. It is dated and even though it strives to be a boutique hotel (kitschy decor like photo of streakers), it is basically a very old hotel which is trying hard to be modern. Room was very small, bathroom was very small. I could (unfortunately)... More

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New Haven, CT
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19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After deciding that life was too short to ever stay at the Berkeley Faculty Club again (one step above camping), I decided to try the Durant and had a great stay. Staff very friendly and very helpful, even with my above-and-beyond requests. Top-notch food -- both healthy and delicious, which I ate at my cool vintage desk, that was originally... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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141 reviews 141 reviews
49 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Positives- easy walk to campus, near restaurants and shopping, continental breakfast was included with our package, parking was only $15, wifi was free, lobby was nice Negatives - beds were small, TV was terrible, elevators awful, steps and not a ramp from parking lot to hotel, furnishings felt old, bathroom very small, needs renovation and it may be underway Overall,... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a reservation for a deluxe queen room for two adults. At check in (April 4, 2014) the first room offered had a bed that is a full size. I went to the front desk and ask to have another room. The guy at the from desk tried to convince me that the bed was a queen size and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here a number of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Made reservations again for mid April. When I called to confirm the reservation, I was told they had booked me in March in error and charged us as a no-show. I left messages twice with the manager to discuss and never heard back. I was forced to... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room had just been renovated. Loved the modern updates with the "hippie Berkeley" vibe. This hotel reminded me of staying in a London hotel, old world, city sounds, pub in the lobby. Parking pricey (yet expected). Tons of places to eat within walking distance. Proximity to UC Berkeley can't be beat.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice comfortable place next to Cal Berkeley. The pub downstairs looked like great place to spend time with good friends. The breakfasts at the hotel provided good options for the entire family. Rooms were spacious and clean. We'd stay here every time we visit UCB.

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North Salt Lake, Utah
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174 reviews 174 reviews
57 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Durant upon the recommendation of a friend and I was not sorry. Check-in was speedy and the staff was helpful in trying to help me find a restaurant that would open early the following day. (No luck, evidently Berekely sleeps until 7) I knew something was different when I noticed the rooms on my floor were... More

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Napa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After flying back from New York, I was excited to try out a hotel in Berkeley while visiting my friends for the night. I had some mixed reviews while looking over previous guests comments, but decided to give it a try. Although I feel I should not have enjoyed the room as much as I did, I left very satisfied.... More

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San Francisco, California
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13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Hotel is currently under construction. If you are a light sleeper or want to have private conversations in your room, I would not recommend this hotel. Room walls are so thin that conversations in the adjacent room can be heard.

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Additional Information about Hotel Durant

Also Known As:
Durant Hotel Berkeley
Durant Hotel
Address: 2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
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Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Berkeley
#3 Business Hotel in Berkeley
#5 Romantic Hotel in Berkeley
#5 Family Hotel in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Durant 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located one block from the nations' top ranked public university, UC Berkeley, the Hotel Durant, is a full–service, 143 room boutique hotel, with a unique blend of classic Spanish Mediterranean architecture, modern conveniences and strong ties to the campus and community. Following a multi-million dollar redesign in 2008 that combined traditional and contemporary cultures, this Green-certified, cheeky, rebellious, collegiate styled hotel, features guest rooms with 37” LCD flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, a simple, efficient workspace, complimentary wired and wireless hi-speed internet access, in-room laptop safe, 300-thread count linens and designer bath products. The addition of an Executive Level Floor - “The Graduate” - features a cozy, comfortable lounge, with a 56" flat screen TV and Playstation 3, complimentary continental breakfast, evening wine and cheese hour, and upgraded guestrooms. ... more   less 
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