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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Oldstyle Berkeley with charm. Small rooms but well appointed. Parking is reasonable for Berkeley.Staff is exceptional. Only thing to improve: wine list and menu. I will stay at this hotel again, but take my own wine with me.

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Excellent service. self park is a lot just outside the back door. Reserve your parking spot in advance. The lobby is elegantly ornate. Our room had a desk from the Anthropology department and a black & white of a couple of streakers in the bathroom. Plenty of pillows, comfortable bed, ceiling fan and floor fans were nice.So close our high... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

I have stayed at The Durant four times and it has always been a pleasant experience. It's a quick 7 block walk from the Berkeley BART station, making it easy to get to from SFO. The decor of the rooms humorously recall dorm rooms and the lobby also has some whimsical academic touches that refer to its very close proximity... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

As an individual studying Hospitality Management, I can get a bit picky when it comes to service. Unfortunately we had to wait about 8-10 at the front desk before any one came to help us out, after continuous ringing of the front desk bell. When a girl about my age (early 20's) finally came up to talk to us, she... More 

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

This hotel is ideally situated within walking distance to the campus and smack in the middle of the cute, little town. My friend and I stayed two nights while visiting a Berkeley student and never used our car. Parking is $16/day, but you may be lucky enough to find nearby parking on the street. Check-in was great. The night manager,... More 

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Sacramento
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

If you are visiting the UC Berkeley campus, this is an ideal place to stay. I knew that I'd like this place as soon as I walked into the lobby. A busy and hip bar sits on one end of the college-themed lobby. When you check in, a bowl full of colorful hard candy always is present on the counter.... More 

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Allen, Texas
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice room, comfy bed, great shower and a tub, microscopic sink and no place for any toiletries. Amusing shower curtain. You just have to see for yourself. I was visiting during the Spring break, so the streets were quiet, and I could sleep with opened windows. If my stay was during the school semester, it would not be possible to... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

You can tell that it was built 90 years ago by the small room sizes, but the staff and ambiance more than make up for it. Henry's is a nice (but pricey for the area) place to have dinner and drinks. The hotel staff was great! I will certainly stay there again when!

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Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

The hotel is lokated Durant Avenue, close to University of California (Berkeley). The staff welcoming you are very helpful and friendly. My luggage was missing and they called ceveral times to help me get it. The condition of the hotel is ok, not especially good, but it is quite all right if you are not too picky. Some of the... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

I booked this hotel from Texas for my daughter who was traveling alone. The front desk staff I am sorry I can't remember her name, she was so sweet to me, I called several times to inquire about paying for the room so my daughter wouldn't have to have her credit card on file. She was so very sweet, called... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Henry’s Restaurant & Bar
Henry’s Restaurant & Bar
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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. Combining traditional and contemporary cultures, this Green-certified, cheeky, rebellious, collegiate styled hotel, features guest rooms with 37" LCD flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, efficient Business work space, complimentary 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 complimentary evening wine and cheese hour and and upgraded guestrooms with views of the San Francisco Bay or the UC Berkeley Campanile. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Durant

Address: 2600 Durant Ave, at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704-1711
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: $150 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Durant 3.5*
Number of rooms: 143
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Also Known As:
Durant Hotel Berkeley
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#2 Green Hotel in Berkeley
#3 Business Hotel in Berkeley
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“The rooms on the corners at the end of the hallways tend to be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 610tedj, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“High floor”
 of 5 bubbles Traveler21century, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Graduate level (6th floor) with a bay view is best. Corner room with bay and campus view would have been even better.”
 of 5 bubbles robertj194, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room on the sixth floor”
 of 5 bubbles kenchapelhill, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“City hotels are apt to be noisy, top floor rooms will be quieter.”
  • Campanile on U.C. Berkley Campus
 of 5 bubbles SueArow, Oct 11, 2016 | Read review
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