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Hotel Durant

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
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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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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Md
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at the beautiful Durant. Loved the 60's/70's inspired decor in the lobby and in the rooms. We had plenty of space for our group of 6 in our adjoining rooms. Great location next to the Berkley campus and just a few blocks from Telegraph Ave with restaurants and shopping. We especially appreciated the helpful and friendly... More

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

Dear Shawn B, We thank you for spending time with us at The Hotel Durant. We know you traveled a long way to get here from Minnesota and appreciate your business. We are very cognisant of our location and the influence of Berkeley during the 1960's and 1970's as you noticed our lobby, hallways and rooms certainly connect with that.... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Durant for over a week while I was on university business. The hotel is in a perfect location for visiting academics, though the room itself wasn't big enough to settle into a working routine. We had a very quiet room in the back of the hotel, overlooking the parking lot, which was fine. There are plenty... More

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

Dear Nipedwar, We want to say thank you for staying at the Hotel Durant during your time while visiting at UC Cal Berkeley. We know you have man choices while in the Bay Area and we appreciate your business. We thank you for commenting on our tremendous location, surrounded by great eateries such as Henrys at our own hotel and... More

Cameron Park, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here when we went to see a concert at the Greek Theater. Easy walking distance to the venue. A little pricey for a room, the room was clean and not to small. Perfect for 2 people. You can hear people through the bathroom vent. When we arrived we were told we could self park @ $16 a day. When... More

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Mahomet, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here is a graph of the shower temperature over time. ___/\/\__/^^^^^\___/\___ The window was about as far from noise proof as you can get. The room was tiny as well, even smaller than NYC and Singapore hotels. The two redeeming qualities for The Durant - incredibly helpful staff and prime location. Replace the shower and windows and 4 or 5*,... 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*
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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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