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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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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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Property amenities
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
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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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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bobbie2rd wrote a review Dec 2020
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If you are looking for a clean comfortable and cool hotel to stay at in the Bay Area stay here. Great theme, fun decor and very comfy beds and pillows! I’d much rather stay here than any hotel in San Francisco.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Christine McDermott, General Manager at Graduate Berkeley
Responded 4 weeks ago
bobbie2rd, Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad you found us for your time in the Bay, come back and see us again soon. Best, Christine General Manager
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Minimahina wrote a review Dec 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii2 contributions1 helpful vote
Way back when I was a Cal student (the early 2000s), this was still Durant Hotel and Henry's was the place everyone would congregate to. I remember walking by it often so was pleasantly surprised upon my first visit back to see that it has been modernized while keeping that wonderfully collegiate feel of the space and location. I love the decor, it's fun and has so much personality, with a touch of cool. These are the types of properties I look for when booking hotels. Not to mention, the rate was AMAZING - probably bc it's COVID. The only downside if that is the bathroom paint color is terrible and a bit of a mismatch (IMO) with the rest of the decor. 10/10 experience. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 4 weeks ago
minimahina, Can't thank you enough for the love, I'm thrilled we helped spark some nostalgia during your time with us. We do our best to celebrate the history of Cal and Berkeley and we're glad you loved it. Come back again soon. Best, Christine General Manager
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ndjpilot wrote a review Nov 2020
Concord, California1 contribution
I'm so glad we found this place! We stayed for our wedding night. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. The room and hotel were college themed and added a fun atmosphere to our stay. Everything was cleaned and sanitized and we felt safe. I'm hoping to stay again!
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ndjpilot, Congrats on your recent nuptials, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special celebration. We hope to come back again and make it a yearly tradition! Best, Christine General Manager
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fandinoninna29 wrote a review Nov 2020
Selma, California1 contribution
Appreciated how the staff help us with our Car problem, Satori, Andrea and John, thank you. they went beyond and help us in anyway they can, on top of that the room was very clean, Decor was really nice, bed comfortable!!!
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Responded Nov 12, 2020
THANK YOU so much for the compliments! We love having a positive impact on your stay. We're eager to please! So sorry about your car situation. We hope to see you again soon!
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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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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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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).