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Hotel Durant

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2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We attended a Willie Nelson/Alison Krauss concert at the UC Greek Theater last week, so I booked a room here for afterwards. The room was on the smallish size, similar to what you'd expect in Europe; but was very clean, and nicely decorated with fun photographs of earlier times at the university. Also had a fabulous view of the campus,... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice stay at the hotel. The staff was helpful and friendly. The rooms are nice but the bathroom is a bit tiny. The hotel is located a block from uc Berkeley, which is convenient. You'll also find many restaurants in the area. We'll definitely come back

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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading some of the negative reviews I was anxious to see what I thought. I am sure it depends what time of year but I can say after 4 nights that it was quiet, clean and a great location. The weather was fabulous so we walked the 4 blocks to BART and used it exclusively saving the aggravation of... More 

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France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked 2 rooms for 12 days in Hotel Durant. We wanted to be next to UC Berkeley's campus. The hotel is perfectely located, a block away from campus, surrounded by restaurants and shops. The rooms are big and clean and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. The lobby is a very pleasant place where everybody sit, gather and chat.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel as close as you can stay to UC Berkeley with Great Staff and a Great Pub that includes Room Service and Dining on site. They also have parking behind the hotel. The rooms are clean, not huge, but have everything you need for your stay. You can walk to everything from the Hotel Durant.

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DurantTeam, Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear klminsb, Great Hotel, Great Staff and Great Pub! We are so happy to share your kind words to our staff. Reading reviews like this truly make it worth it, and mean so much to us. If you visit us again, please stop by the Front Desk where we can recommend some more fun options in the area to partake... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is old and dark. The hotel room is small and narrow. The lighting is poor. My double room for 2 persons has only one chair with no where else to sit for reading. The bathroom is also tiny. The staffs are friendly. The best thing is its proximity to UC Berkeley.

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DurantTeam, Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear Esthermosy, Thank you for taking the time to review the Hotel Durant. We know choosing a hotel in Berkeley can be a challenge, and we are saddened to hear we didn't live up to your expectations. Unfortunately being a historic hotel we are limited to the original layout it was created for. On the other side we are pleased... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is ok although they trade on the ideal location, not the facility (rooms minute) One item of fine print to be aware of. They advertise parking and have some fine print on first come first serve in confirmation. However, fact is that there are only 40 parking spots for over 140 rooms. So chances of getting one, especially if... More 

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DurantTeam, Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear Eric G, Thank you for picking the Hotel Durant for your recent stay in the Berkeley area. We know parking can be a challenge for everyone that visits the area. We strive to accommodate our guests the best way we can with our limited parking, as well as other parking options in the blocks nearby. Unfortunately during your stay... More 

Laguna Niguel, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is cleverly remodeled. It is in a terrific spot for visiting the Cal campus, especially if you are attending an event at Speiker aquatics, or a football game, or have a student to visit at the fraternity or sorority houses.

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Roseville, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We upgraded to the "Executive Queen", which is on the 6th floor, great views, and includes a FABULOUS wine, cheese, fruit, nut happy hour AND very nice continental breakfast at their on site restaurant. Great idea, just saying, if you want to pay a little extra, it is well worth it. The staff is so friendly and helpful, every one... More 

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DurantTeam, Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear chiligirlz2, Thank you for taking the time to review the Hotel Durant on your recent visit. We are ecstatic how much you enjoyed the Wine & Cheese hour in our Graduate Lounge, as well as the continental breakfast that followed the morning after. Being a historic hotel we are limited to certain configurations in our bathrooms due to the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in this property for a total of about 6 weeks over the past year or so due to its being right across the street from UCB campus. Beautiful building, the onsite restaurant Henry's is great. I booked the "Bed and Breakfast" option of getting breakfasts for 2 included on three different trips, with a voucher for a "Durant... More 

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DurantTeam, Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear SDBill99, Thank you for your recent review and visits to the Hotel Durant. We want to apologize for the confusion our Front Desk staff had with your hotel package. It is typically not how we treat our valued guests, and we have spoken to the staff about the situation. We are also pleased you mentioned our wonderful go green... More 

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