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“Friendly Staff and Very Clean” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Durant
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
GreenLeadersGold level
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
2 reviews
“Friendly Staff and Very Clean”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the fifth floor and that faces campus. Great views from there.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steven P
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Trondheim, Norway
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49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 rooms are big, mine was normal.
I would reccomend the hotel if you are going to Berkeley. It is just 30 minutes by train to go to San Francisco.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the back if you want some peace and quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nina L
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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 her I think three different times, she even offered to let me know when she checked in.. When my daughter did arrive the night time staff was very sweet.. Told her where not to go, and that he would like her back by 10pm.. Just to know she was safe.. The bar staff was also very kind to her. As a mother I was so thankful.. The rooms were fine according to my daughter. The only thing she said was that it was a tiny bit warm and the windows didn't open, but there were plenty of fans..

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karole B
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Detroit, Michigan
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Durant for three nights in January 2013. The hotel, while not fancy is clean and very well situated to the UC Berkeley campus. The hotel does show its age. The front desk staff were friendly and very helpful. The bathroom, while clean, has a very small sink and VERY little area for placing shaving and other supplies in the morning. The bar and restaurant were excellent. Large, well light and the food was good. We sat in the bar and were able to watch the Ravens beat the Patriots. While we were disappointed, the well stocked bar (some very good wine) helped us through our grief.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rick07
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Monrovia, California, United States
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights while our daughter moved into the dorms and got settled. It was still winter break, so the streets and restaurants were quiet but it is quite close to campus so I can imagine it would be noisier when school's in session. No movies in the room but with so much to do in Berkeley that wasn't a big complaint.

The rooms were comfortable, the staff VERY helpful and friendly, and while we didn't eat at the restaurant, there were several items on the menu that looked good for vegetarians. Our daughter left her coat in her room when she checked out, and later that day it was waiting at the desk for us.

Overall a great stay!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kitty M
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San Francisco, CA
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

The design of the Hotel Durant is stylish and charming; think "haute dorm living". Our only complaint is that it appears the previous resident of our room was a kleptomaniac. The following items were missing from the room: an iron, a garbage can, an alarm radio. The manager was apologetic, but this, especially the lack of alarm clock, put a damper on an otherwise pleasant stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sara S
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Boise, ID
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Ok – If you're traveling to Berkeley and are looking for the hipest little boutique in all of Berkeley - THIS is your hotel. This place is so Cal it might as well be named Hotel Cal. From the key cards, to the names of the rooms and everything else. Let me warn you - if you like the whole Hyatt / Holiday Inn / Marriott vibe, DONT stay here. It's just not for you. But, if you're into unique hotels with charm, personality and localised authenticity - this is the place for you. Don't forget to hit up the little pub in the lobby. The BEST place to be on gameday of any kind at UCB.

Authentically Berkeley in all the right ways. Charming, Warm and buzzing with tradition.

Room Tip: Get something facing the Bay - The Views are really something special.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Durant
Address: 2600 Durant Ave, at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704-1711
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Berkeley
#3 Business Hotel in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Durant 3.5*
Number of rooms: 144
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, 144 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 a Graduate Level Floor - "The Graduate Experience" includes complimentary evening wine and cheese hour and upgraded top floor guestrooms with views of the San Francisco Bay or the UC Berkeley Campanile. ... more   less 
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