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Hotel Durant

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2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We stayed here during the off season and an unusually warm weekend in June. We loved the hotel, but suffered a little from the lack of air condition. That said, they do provide both a ceiling fan and a couple of other fans as well. But I'm sure that wouldn't do much in any real heat. They also put us... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Fun nostalgia concept and great decor. The lobby and entry are inventive. I agree with a lot of the other posters that the room is pretty small. Our bathroom wasn't tiny, but I didn't enjoy having the bathroom sink next to the bed. We didn't have a noise problem and we had our window open all night. Being an older... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

First, I want to point out that the people at the front desk are not professionals. The girl who checked us in forgot to program our keys, so I had to go back from the 4th floor back to the lobby and back in order to open the door to our room. They didn’t have king’s size bed available at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

Staff was very helpful and polite. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Enjoyed the emenities. Location was great. We were able to walk to most of our points of interests. We look forward to our next trip to this eclectic city.

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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

Staff was helpful and polite. Rooms were nice clean and had alot of amenities. Within walking distance to alot of the cities great places. Can't wait to go back

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Lakewood, Colorado
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76 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Wish I could give Hotel Durant five stars, but I can't because of a stupid incident we had the morning we checked out. First of all, I would very much recommend this hotel to almost anyone who wants a more sophisticated, urban and somewhat quirky experience (much like downtown Berkeley!). The decor is very cool and hip, hearkening back to... More 

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Ventura, California
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Had heard about thisnhotel from family (Cal Bears) who go to games in the fall. Went there for spring football practice and had a great time! Hotel has a great location to campus, friendly staff, Rooms are a reminder of dorm life.so just enjoy the tight space you may have. My wife and I and our dog loved the room.... More 

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new York
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We had to be in Berkeley for a graduation and so booked early requesting a view. The desk staff were accommodating but when we got to the room it was still occupied and not made up. The staff was ever so apologetic and gave another room, but that was soooo tiny and dark that we could barely move around or... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Stayed here twice, both times on business at UC-Berkeley, once in December 2011 and then again in January 2012. This is a small but classy and whimsical hotel, themed to be sort of 1920s in the interior, with handsome furnishings and a nice lobby area. The front desk workers are very nice and accommodated my early arrival from the East... More 

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New England
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77 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

The location, one block away from campus, is excellent, and the service is nice and reliable. But don't imagine that this is a "boutique" hotel, or anything fancy. It has the somewhat run-down charm of old hotels: we had a tiny but clean bathroom, plenty of towels. But the hotel colors are dark and the light was completely inadequate both... More 

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WJones2600, General Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear windinthewillows, Thank you for staying with us and for the considerate words about our service, cleanliness of the rooms and our location. We appreciate that and also your comments about the lack of lighting. We are addressing that now by adding more bright yet energy efficient lighting to all of our rooms. This will help to brighten things up... More 

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