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Hotel Durant

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2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
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    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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel Durante is a small quaint hotel that is located right around the corner from the UC Berkley campus. Hotel is historic. It is stylish & elegant and it has been updated. But it is historic, meaning the bathroom is tiny & the bedroom is small. The best part of the hotel is the staff. They were attentive, friendly, professional.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Durant to visit a grandson at nearby U.C. Berkeley. The hotel was a delightful & interesting eclectic mixture of staff, hotel guests, students and restaurant patrons in the hotel (Henry's). A perfect location for getting to Cal. campus. Student watching worth the visit. The hotel is old, but comfortably furnished. Staff couldn't be any more helpful.... More 

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Florence, Alabama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only real reason to stay here is that it's a quick 5 minute walk up Telegraph Ave. through Sather Gate and onto Berkeley's campus. This hotel is very similar to the small mom-and-pop hotels in Paris (Left Bank, 5th Arron., near Sorbonne/Pantheon) that used to be plentiful and affordable, but have now grown scarce and more expensive after being... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

College campus charm - pure Berkeley. Stayed over a Thursday and Friday night. Windows opened which allowed fresh air to come in but noise too - partying students below sent noise and smoke (not cigarettes) into my room. Wore ear plugs the second night and slept like a baby. Beds comfortable. Rooms smallish - adequate and clean. Wifi free. Keurig... More 

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

Dear Susan, We thank you for staying at the Hotel Durant and dining at Henry's. Our philosophy is to embrace the Berkeley culture in all of its many facets but do it in a way that's always professional, edgy and never over the top. We are delighted you recognized this and enjoyed the overall experience. We certainly hope you will... More 

Burlingame, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like creaky floors and oldish smelling carpet and thick crown molding and large closets, you will love this hotel. It captures the essence of 1920s as well as the 1960s with its art, architecture, decor and ambiance. I loved the food in Henry's, the gracious staff, the clean spacious room. I attended Cal in 1968 and 1969 and... More 

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

Dear Linda M, Its fantastic to hear that you attended Cal in the 60's and always wanted to cross this Hotel off your bucket list. We thank you for staying with us recently and we are thrilled you enjoyed the room, the food, the service and the hotel overall. We also thank you for mentioning our "Green Leader" Gold level... More 

El Dorado Hills, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Check-in was good and the staff were friendly. We had asked for a quiet room away from the elevators and were assured our room met this criteria. However when arriving at the room, it was actually the closest room to the elevator and relatively noisy. The bed was very soft, so soft that I was confident of a sore back.... More 

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

Dear LLion, We thank you for staying at the Hotel Durant. We are thrilled you experienced great service during your stay. We do understand our bathrooms are not the largest however we hope this is not a deterrent in staying at our great hotel? We will always adjust to all of our guests needs and its great to hear our... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Hotel Durant is a solid choice if you're making a trip to the Bay Area. The staff was very friendly, the common spaces and rooms were clean and inviting, the room was well equipped, comfortable bed, and quiet. Some other "thumbs up" features are the openable windows, ceiling fans, fast and friendly room service, fast and free WiFi, and... More 

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

Dear fry_I_2, The Hotel Durant welcomes you to Trip Advisor as it appears our hotel was the first you have reviewed. We appreciate the time and efforts. It sounds like our hotel was "Worth the Visit" and we are thrilled this was the case. We thank you for "Highly Recommending" the Hotel Durant and we look forward to your next... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stayed in the hotel after New Years. Obviously an older space but we were still happy with the beds and general set up of the rooms. The front desk staff was also very personable and helpful. Best of all, campus was only a block away. However, sleeping is my primary goal in booking a hotel and my family got very... More 

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Rocky River, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Bancroft. It is centrally located and has nicely refurbished rooms. It's proximity to the campus and local restaurants is great! The staff is very nice and courteous. The hotel is clean. The only thing they're missing is a recreational facility.

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

Dear Alistir, We thank you for staying at the Hotel Durant in Berkeley. We appreciate the kind words about the great service you experienced. The 3rd and 4th floor facing north are great views towards campus and specifically Campanile which is certainly iconic here in Berkeley. We thank you for your stay with us and look forward to your next... More 

Vallejo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

At the last minute, booked the hotel online just 2 days before New Year's for my boyfriend and I. We found the staff very friendly at this cozy historic hotel and the décor had some fun 1960's inspired whimsical touches. Nice amenities and homey atmosphere plus it was very quiet being more "neighborhood" than "downtown" - at least on New... 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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