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Hotel Durant

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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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Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Boutique hotelsare not for everybody but this one was great for me. Air conditioning great, nice desk, free fast internet and fab staff. On the downside the "lounge" concept needs a serious upgrade, but the evening wine and cheese was lovely. I do not personally like Tempurpedic beds, but liked almost everything else about Durant, including location and value for... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Under no circumstances should you stay at this hotel. It is one maybe two steps above a YMCA. Unless you're on an extreme budget, spend an extra $40 and rest better elsewhere. The rooms are tiny, which is usually not a problem, but you barely have enough room to walk around the bed. The sink is right next to the... More 

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DurantTeam, Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear hersurtripadvice, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Durant on your recent visit to the Bay Area. I have had the opportunity to review your first ever Trip Advisor survey. I was disappointed to learn that you had a negative experience with our guest room cleaning during your stay. Thankfully Zach was able to remedy some of the inconvenience with... More 

Sebastopol
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64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got an amazing price for a one-night stay at this hotel and had pretty low expectations. We were very pleasantly surprised! The staff were pleasant and helpful; a free continental breakfast was included as was complimentary wine and cheese in the afternoon. Parking in the area is difficult but they offer self-parking for $16 which seemed reasonable. The restaurant... More 

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Dell D, General Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear Birdie3, First and foremost thank you for giving The Hotel Durant an opportunity during your stay in Berkeley. It sounds like you selected the "Executive Level" on the 6th floor during your visit which is a great way to add value during your stay at the hotel. Wine and cheese hour is very popular and there's nothing like starting... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's got it. Do not disturb sign is in the shape of a sock. Lamps are crafted out of water pipes. Shower curtain covered in equations. It's spirit of the 60s meets brainiacs meets comfort. Only thing that could be improved: sound level. Outside wasn't as much an issue as hearing other guests through walls/doors. But that quintessential experience isn't... More 

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DurantTeam, Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear Mimbleganger, Thank you for staying with us and writing a wonderful review about our fun hotel. Many like minded guests have shared similar thoughts about the Durant, and we couldn't be happier to hear them. We are constantly adding more experiences through our weekly events calendar.I suggest next time you visit us, check out what we have going on... More 

Virginia
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46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights in the Durant when I was participating in a conference at UC Berkeley. Our room was very clean and well kept, with interesting décor, some of which reflected Berkeley history (eg, movie poster from The Graduate; picture of streakers from the 60s). The location was perfect for visiting the campus; it was... More 

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Brentwood, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family loves the free and open spirit of Berkeley, CA and we have been coming for years. Hotel Durant also gives you that feeling with the hospitality, interior décor, great views of Berkeley and San Francisco, very near to the university, shops, lots of walking fun. Sports Bar is very lively and entertaining. Enjoy

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DurantTeam, Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear Joe R, We are glad to hear you got away with your daughter. A little vacation to Berkeley and the Bay Area can always be fun and adventurous. Next time you visit you should join us in Henry's for one of our events! Karaoke, Trivia Tuesdays and Tap Takeovers! Its the perfect way to start your evening out on... More 

Quezon City, Philippines
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Berkeley for meetings, and we chose this because of its proximity to the buildings where we had our meetings. We booked two rooms, when we arrived late at night after a long flight to check in, they told us they could only find one room in our booking, and that the only other room left for our... More 

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DurantTeam, Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear spf2015, Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. We appreciate the opportunity of providing you a wonderful stay. Unfortunately we didn't live up to your expectations and our own. Please be advised that we will be making contact with you to rectify this issue immediately. Thank you once again for choosing the Hotel Durant. Kind Regards,... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I stay at the Durant whenever I am Berkeley. Though it is a bit pricey, it is totally worth it, particularly if proximIty and involvement with the UC campus are important to you. I like that you can open the windows and that you can easily walk up and down the stairs. I love the views. I like that there... More 

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Perris, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My son was receiving his Masters Degree from UC Berkeley so we booked a room at the Hotel Durant for the 17th and 18th of May. The location could not have been closer to the campus and made attending various events quick, simple and painless. Upon arrival we were promptly greeted by a positive and energized hotel staff that seemed... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I booked a room there because I was attending a conference in Berkeley in 2014, and this hotel was one of the closest hotels to the UCB campus. The price that I paid was comparable to the cost of hotels such as Double Tree, so I was expecting quite a clean, nice and trendy hotel. Unfortunately, The hotel looked quite... More 

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DurantTeam, Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear Mat T, Thanks for reviewing your stay at the Hotel Durant. I know choosing a hotel in Berkeley can be a daunting task, with many options. We are over 80 years old and a historic part of Berkeley, our hotel prides itself on its cleanliness and has some of the highest scores compared to others in the area. With... More 

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