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Hotel Durant

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful little hotel right next to the university. I think it was just renovated and opened so everything seems fresh and polished. They don't have enough parking, or outsiders steal spots in their small lot, but they had valet for the overflow, so they handled it. Friendly helpful staff.

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

Dear Rob P, We thank you very much for posting on Trip Advisor and commenting on our "Wonderful little hotel". As stated also, we are adjacent to the UC Berkeley Campus and in our opinion one of the best locations in Berkeley. We also understand a concern over parking. We do have 2 parking lots and most of the time... More

Downers Grove, Illinois
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
30 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great location right next to the Berkeley campus and reasonable pricing are the highlights of this solid hotel. Markets itself as "boutique", but mainly a reasonably refurbished older building, nice lobby and entry with friendly staff. Rooms are not large, but well appointed, although the TV in mine was a bit off on a few channels. Neighborhood around it... More

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

Dear ghp3, First and foremost we appreciate your business and thank you for giving us an opportunity. We thank you for commenting on our reasonable pricing, great location, nice lobby, great staff and rooms being well-appointed.Those are very kind words and we are excited you experienced this. As for the TV channels, the odd thing is our TV channels start... More

American in Costa Rica
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is not fancy, it is in an old building and there are some funky smells just due to it being older. But the room was very clean, sheets nice, pillows nice, good mattresses, clean bathrooms. We went for an alumni event and the hotel was exactly as I expected it to be. I can't imagine you would want... More

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

Dear Nature in Surf, We thank you for choosing the Hotel Durant when you needed to come to the Bay Area and stay in Berkeley. We are thrilled you experienced a room that was exactly what you were looking for in being very clean, with nice sheets and pillows, a good mattresses and clean bathrooms. It sounds like you were... More

Sacramento
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually don't stay in Berkeley but SF rates continue to climb... so decided to stay here. The staff was very friendly and helpful (one even volunteered his gym access pass). The room is a bit small but not unexpected for age of the hotel. Very comfortable. Had nice meal at Henry's and a few drinks (decent beer list and... More

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

Dear Mordy, We thank you for avoiding the very expensive rates in SF and staying in Berkeley at the Hotel Durant. We understand our rooms are not incredibly large however to your point "Well appointed" is very fair assessment. We also appreciate the comment on parking rates being incredibly cheaper than typical city downtown standards and certainly cheaper than San... More

Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Durant and my first time visit to Berkeley was the first stop on my summer rd trip up the west coast. I got a great rate on hotel.com and it is dog friendly.The room was small but comfy and had good amenities.I thought the bed was fine.I was on an upper floor facing onto the st below which had... More

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Plymouth, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Loved my room, loved my comfortable bed. The staff were great and helpful, recommending wonderful restaurants and different sites to see. Henry's served a yummy breakfast (especially the blueberry pancakes). I'll be back.....

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

Dear KimK, First and foremost we thank you for coming out to the Bay Area and staying at the Hotel Durant. We're delighted your room was perfect for your family as well as the overall service. We cannot wait until your next visit and we'll have those blueberry pancakes awaiting. Best- More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I go there 4 or 5 times a year. Would never stay anywhere else. Greatest location, best staff, and right next to Top Dog, great for those midnight cravings. Staff greeted me with "Welcome home" on my latest arrival.

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

Dear Mark P, It's fantastic that our team welcomes you back this way as this is the way we train our team. Top Dog is a fan favorite of many including myself so we certainly share that in common. Mark, we thank you for staying with us 4-5 times per year as we know you have many choices. We will... More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised with our stay at the Hotel Durant in Berkeley. We weren't quite sure what to expect going into it, because some of the reviews we had read were quite mixed. As mentioned under 'tips', we stayed in a corner room (217) which was a great space. Room was large, clean and bed was super comfy. We... More

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

Dear Cindy, We thank you for staying with us in August. It's always great to hear that we exceeded your expectations with the room being clean, large and our bed's being super comfy. We know there are many options in our region and we definitely hope to see you next time you have to come to the Bay Area? When... More

Md
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Not the most fancy place in town, but pretty convenient for UC Berkeley access. Parking is usually pretty easy, rooms clean, spacious, and has most things needed for the traveler. Not too noisy even with a street view room, but watch out for football days!

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

Dear SleggyBoy, We thank you for posting on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you commenting on our cleanliness, great location, sufficient amenities and the ease of parking. We recognize that all of them are important aspects of our guests expectations. We hope to see you again next time you are in Berkeley. Best- More

Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I really have a soft spot for this hotel. My family and I stayed here the second week of July for an event on the UC campus. As most of the reviews point out, the location of Hotel Durant is ideal. If you decide to stay here, you'll find yourself overwhelmed by the plethora of restaurants, used book/record stores, and... More

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

Dear Nalu, What a great review on the Hotel Durant. We certainly agree on many of your comments as the 6th floor is definitely worth the addl. dollars spent and the view West is truly spectacular. Theres nothing like looking at the Bay and San Francisco while in your room. We are always attempting to strike a cord with our... More

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Address: 2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
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Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Durant 3.5*
Number of rooms: 143
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