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2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1711
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 20 hotels in Berkeley
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Welcome to Graduate Berkeley – where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay. Graduate Berkeley is a five-minute walk to campus at the corner of the city stir and game day buzz. We are steps from Telegraph Avenue shops and stops. A virtual post card from its counter culture past, Graduate Berkeley resides in the historically renovated Hotel Durant, making it the most storied place around. The Graduate Berkeley, is a full-service, 144 room boutique hotel, inviting nods to the arts and academia, the well-traveled, and Berkeley’s Bohemian roots. Thousands of “Nat Geo” magazines journey across the front desk walls, dressing them in California gold. Gather some Golden Bears for a post-game bite at the restaurant Henry’s or convene at a communal wood table. Rooms amenities include complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, refrigerator, in-room laptop safe, triple-sheeted linens and designer bath products.
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Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid public parking on-site
Secured parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Hiking
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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David wrote a review Apr 2020
San Antonio, Texas1 contribution
I love Berkeley and this hotel is located just off the campus of U Cal, Berkeley and close to many shops, stores and restaurants. It is a great place to stay. With internet service, a bar and coffee shop on the premises. The staff is friendly and helpful. This is my preferred place to stay every time that I am in Berkeley.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Resort07309069347, General Manager at Graduate Berkeley
Responded Apr 14, 2020
Haover1952, Thank you so much for the kind words, I'm thrilled you loved our location and the great bar and cafe we have onsite! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Christine General Manager
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nctrailrunnermom wrote a review Mar 2020
Elkin, North Carolina29 contributions5 helpful votes
Clean, good customer service, convenient parking, older hotel with older furnishings, older bathroom, no restaurant but adjacent bakery, neighborhood was okay, convenient to UC Berkeley, easy to find,
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Resort07309069347, General Manager at Graduate Berkeley
Responded Mar 17, 2020
nctrailrunnermom, Thank you for the review! We love the charm of our historic building, did you know we were built in 1928? I'm thrilled the team took great care of you and you found our location convenient. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best, Christine General Manager
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Thomas V wrote a review Jan 2020
Oakland, California9,740 contributions1,602 helpful votes
I know this old hotel from its previous incarnation, so the new place looks much better, more modern and stylish. The rooms are small but they have all you need, comfortable and just a few steps from campus.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded Feb 2, 2020
Thomas V, We appreciate the review, we're thrilled you loved the design and comfort of the hotel. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best, Christine General Manager
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Matt M wrote a review Jan 2020
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I've stayed in nice Graduate hotels in Ann Arbor and elsewhere. But the Berkeley Graduate is terrible. My first room had the faucet in the bathroom falling over, and when I tried to call the front desk about it they didn't answer. They seemed annoyed when I showed up downstairs asking for another room. The next room wasn't much better, though the sink worked. But there is hardly any sink space to store toothbrush etc. The toilet was very loud when flushed, and the paint was peeling all over the place. The room was cold and amenities like hand lotion were not refilled. The restaurant use to be open for breakfast but no longer is, just dinner. There is a bakery next door, but the staff are really snippy if you ask for anything with meat (which they avoid in principle). The only "real" breakfast you can get is 4-5 blocks away. Avoid. The only good thing is that they have a Peleton bike in the workout room. Otherwise, hard pass. Plus, the whole "Graduate" movie theme is way cheesy.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded Feb 2, 2020
Matt M, Thank you for the feedback, I'm sorry your stay was not seamless. We do our best to ensure each room is comfortable and stay seamless, I'm sorry we failed to offer this experience during your time with us. I have shared your comments with our executive team to immediate review and correction. I hope you give us another try, I believe your experience is not our norm. Please reach out to me directly in the future, I would be happy to see to the details of your stay, cmcdermott@graduateberkeley.com. Best, Christine General Manager
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Resort02610982345 wrote a review Jan 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel40 contributions17 helpful votes
The graduate has a friendly stuff and good vibes. Location is great if you are visiting the University. Still, it is more of an upmarket hostel and we had multiple noise issues after midnight. Not for the quiet seeking.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jan 10, 2020
Resort02610982345, Thank you for the review, we appreciate the feedback. I'm thrilled the team took great care of you during your time with us and you loved the vibe of the hotel. I'm so sorry if any noise disturbances that occurred and disturbed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best, Christine
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PRICE RANGE
$181 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
durant hotel berkeley
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Durant
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaBerkeley
NUMBER OF ROOMS
144
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Berkeley
Which popular attractions are close to Graduate Berkeley?
Nearby attractions include Moe's Books (0.2 miles), Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (0.06 miles), and Telegraph Avenue (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Graduate Berkeley?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Graduate Berkeley?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Graduate Berkeley?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Graduate Berkeley?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Graduate Berkeley?
Conveniently located restaurants include CREAM, Top Dog Berkeley Southside, and Gypsy's Trattoria Italiano.
Is Graduate Berkeley located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Berkeley.
Are any cleaning services offered at Graduate Berkeley?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Graduate Berkeley?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Graduate Berkeley?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Graduate Berkeley?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chapel of the Chimes Oakland (2.6 miles) and Camron-Stanford House (4.6 miles).