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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has an awful lot of character, from the architecture, to the recently-renovated period style rooms, to the commitment to offering an eco-friendly experience. The rooms were quite small, but with lovely windows and balconies in many, and the bathrooms old fashioned, but they had everything you needed for a relaxing trip. There was a bit of an odd,... More 

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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed staying at this old hotel with its dark wood and aroma of freshly baked scones winding up the steep staircase. The rooms were small but comfortable with french doors that opened to let in fresh air. The bathrooms are dated, but clean and functional. They serve a good continental breakfast in a nice breakfast room with window seats.... More 

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Thank Elizabeth R
Irvine, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadly we were assigned rom 204 after an exhausting 10hour car ride we checked in lugged up luggage to realize Michelle gave us wrong keys. Anyway Around 11ish we heard loud noise from room about us char was being dragged back and forth across wooden floors plus loud laughter. Finally fell asleep but were awakened to an awful odor awfully... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Our daughter goes to Cal, we've tried many of the hotels in the area and this time thought we'd try The Bancroft due to its proximity to campus. Rooms are extremely small and bathrooms are even tinier. We showed up at 2:30 hoping to check in only to be told no. Come back at 3. It's Sunday, empty hotel, we... More 

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Spokane
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77 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The building is architecturally interesting but looks better online than in fact. The room was small and spartan with screenless windows that opened onto the adjacent small parking lot and a Brutalist style concrete lecture hall (Woo Hon Fai Hall). This structure, unfortunately, has become the focus of skateboarders who use it at all hours. I was awakened at numerous... More 

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Thank Discerning67
United States
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Our most recent stay at the Bancroft was to attend a concert at Cal. The Bancroft is literally across the street from campus, next door to the very popular Strada Cafe, and within a couple of blocks to restaurants and shops. There is an adjacent hotel parking lot (extra fee) and bus stop across the street. The hotel is in... More 

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Hanford, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Folks - this is an old hotel. Given this before you decide to stay here, please realize bathrooms and the bathroom sinks may be small, rooms may be small, but they are nicely decorated. Room 302 has great view, very comfy bed. Service seemed fine, but we were there for a Paul Simon concert and Bancroft had best location for... More 

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Thank kmtrezza
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I stayed here recently on a business trip. The staff are wonderful and accommodating, though there was a miscommunication on my late check-out - I asked for as late as possible, but 15 minutes after the normal check-out I got a knock on the door asking if I wanted to leave. Apparently a note about late check-out wasn't in their... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

One of the best aspects of Bancroft Hotel is the location. About a block and a half away from UC Berkeley's campus, the hotel is also next door to Cafe Stradda and perhaps 100 feet from FreeHouse, where you can order a craft beer, burger or fresh kale salad. When I checked in at Bancroft Hotel, I was happy to... More 

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Thank Hersheyswt
LA
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I had a child graduate from UC Berkeley, and we were there again recently for another look with my youngest. I have stayed at several Berkeley properties, from the value chains on University to the pricey older hotels near campus. I stumbled on Bancroft Inn this time. I believe it is a bit harder to discover because it doesn't typically... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Bancroft Hotel

Address: 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1717
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: $105 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Bancroft Hotel Berkeley
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