The Hotel Durant offers a relatively affordable boutique hotel experience in a historic hotel property. The location is incredibly convenient to the Berkeley campus and a 10-15 min walk to the BART station. While the rooms are quite small by some standards (and without air conditioning!), they are tastefully decorated with funky and charming details. The staff was exceptionally friendly and the gastro-pub downstairs is very well worth a stop. Be aware that the hotel offers some unexpected perks, like an in-room coffee pot, while forsaking others (like a gym or air conditioning). Even so, I was quite satisfied with my stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Durant Hotel Berkeley