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“Absolutely perfect.....” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Durant
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704   |  
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Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Berkeley
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Malibu, CA
1 review
“Absolutely perfect.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

We stayed at the Hotel Durant for one night so that my son and I could take a tour of the UC Berkeley campus. The hotel is a very short walking distance and parking was free. Everything was top notch. The front desk was helpful, full of great attitude, fast and easy to deal with. The room was comfortable a clean. The beds were extremely comfortable and the bathrooms were spotless. We had room service breakfast that was delicious and arrived exactly on time. Not one glitch. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DurantHotelGM, James Lim, GM at Hotel Durant, responded to this review, April 19, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience. Congratulations to your son for being admitted to CAL Berkley!
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Rating summary
  • 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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Orange County
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

I enjoyed staying at the Hotel Durant. It has been completely remodeled and is quiet nice. My room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The ease of getting to UC Berkeley can't be beaten. The noise from the street traffic (cars and pedestrians) can be loud, but I assume that it would be the same anywhere that close to campus.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DurantHotelGM, General Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review, April 8, 2009
I appreciate you taking the time to share the positive experience about your recent stay at Hotel Durant. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.
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Portland Oregon
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2009

My granddaughter and I recently stayed at the Hotel Durant and oh what a pleasant surprise it proved to be. Sadly, we were to arrive in Berkeley that same day as the funeral for the 4 slain Oakland Police Officer on 3/28. We had to depart from San Francisco by 8am, much earlier than planned, no breakfast or coffee, due to travel advisories indicating the Oakland freeway may be closed for the funeral cavalcade by 9-10am until 2pm.... I called the hotel at 8:30 from the freeway for directions and inquired about the possibility of an early check-in (regular checkin in at 4) When I arrived 15 minutes later, they had a room ready and waiting for us...9am!! The hotel restaraunt is lovely, has great food and service. personalized maps and directions were provided for shopping and campus wandering. All in all, a delightful experience.

  • Stayed March 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DurantHotelGM, James Lim at Hotel Durant, responded to this review, April 2, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Hotel Durant. I am very happy to hear that our reservations/front desk staff were able to accommodate your request for an early arrival at 9 am. We hope to see you again soon in Berkeley's only full-service, green-certified boutique hotel!
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Western PA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

Hotel Durant is one of the better hotels I have ever stayed at. Every single person I encountered in the hotel was friendly and helpful -- sometimes beyond my expectations. When we needed someone, for example, to help us get our Southwest Airlines boarding passes 24 hours ahead of time, a man working the lobby and front desk happily agreed. He came through for us with "A" boarding passes making us really grateful that our plane seating the next day would be a breeze. I was also quickly offered mapquest driving instructions to Muir woods and back to a different part of town with great service. I would guess all requests would be handled with the same aplomb. The rooms are the best. They are in part dorm room inspired, lamp and desk with pencil holder, "scantron" type door handle breakfast menus, a shower curtain with enough vocab and definitions to keep anyone's mind amused while washing up, and room keys that look like student IDs. I imagine the Durant would be a blast for any family visits to the Berkeley campus -- pure fun. On the other hand everything was also upscale, room snacks (for purchase) were all yummy looking and some were organic, the minibar was fine, all lights are on dimmer switches, iPod docking station, the bed and pillows lovely, the television was flat and huge, and the Keurig coffee maker was wonderful. I should just mention the slow close toilet seat cover just to drive home how much thought went into the recent renovation. The rest of the hotel retains some of its original Mediterranean charm and ambiance with lovely touches throughout. Our view was of the Berkeley bell tower and local neighborhood. We had a terrific stay. You should absolutely check it all out.
However, beware of the parking regulations around Durant street, they will ticket you without mercy.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DurantHotelGM, General Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review, April 1, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Hotel Durant. We are glad that you've enjoyed the newly-renovated hotel, including the small touches that went in the design of the hotel (i.e. collegiate and Berkeley theme). We hope to welcome you once again when your travels take you to Berkeley.
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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

We had a wonderful stay at the newly renovated Hotel Durant in Berkeley. It was completely hassle free, quiet, clean, and beautiful. It has classic charm, and yet all the amenities you would want. Parking is convenient, location is fabulous. The bed was oh so comfortable, and the decor was beautiful. Lots of unique and interesting touches! You will love this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DurantHotelGM, General Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review, March 29, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback in Tripadvisor.com. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our newly-renovated hotel and our new bedding package. We are looking forward to having you back here at Hotel Durant! Go Bears!
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San Diego, CA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

I reserved their deluxe double bed for my cousin's wedding in Berkeley. The hotel's decor had great character with a vintage college style. The rooms were the same, but with a really nice flat screen TV. The hot water came on almost instantly and they complimentary shampoo/conditioner/soap were all of high quality. The beds (OMG) was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. I didn't want to wake up the next morning. The location was GREAT. It is located on Durant (obviously), and just one block from Telegraph Ave and UC Berkeley.

There are TONS of great restaurants, all walking distance. They are mostly quaint mom and pop places along with popular college student food stands like Top Dog and Fat Slice. There are also a lot of hole-in-the-wall asian restaurants that are just plain yummy but at a very affordable price.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DurantHotelGM, General Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review, March 29, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback in Tripadvisor.com. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our newly-renovated hotel. We are looking forward to having you back here at Hotel Durant!
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2009

Nice rooms, the nicest staff I've ever found at a hotel, a safe that actually accomodates a laptop, lovely TV, great room service food. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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Address: 2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
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Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Durant 3.5*
Number of rooms: 143
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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