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“Fun Hotel next to UCB”
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Graduate Berkeley
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

I stayed at the Hotel Durant for a week in September. I hadn't stayed here for 20 years so it was a blast to come back. It is very centrally located next to the campus. It is easy to walk to Top Dog or many of the other choices that are close by. One can either walk to BART (a hike) or take a bus. It made it a reasonable stay when all of the hotels in SF were up over $400 due to conferences and last minute reservations. Street side is a bit loud, but that is part of being close to the campus.

Room Tip: high floor and not street side
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Nice room, nice staff, good location :) I slept very well, the bed is amazing and and no noises are filtered into the room. All the staff of the hotel was very kind and helpful. I was there for a Meeting in the University of Berkeley and I really enjoy being in the Hotel Durant.

Room Tip: Choose a room with view to the street
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

I stayed at Hotel Durant for a week while participating in a workshop at UC Berkeley. My stay was wonderful. It's located close to campus, and the walk down to Shattuck is about 15 minutes. I enjoyed my stay and will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Full of local character and walking distance to the Gourmet Ghetto!
The staff was totally friendly and lovely.
We were there when school was out of session, so it was pretty quiet. I did notice though that closing the windows was really effective in cutting out the outside noise completely.

Room Tip: We had connecting rooms and there was plenty of room for everyone to hang out and enjoy each other...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

I am always surprised when a hotel stay is perfect, and this one was. The staff did everything I asked, and quickly. Room service was fast and delicious. The bar was beautiful with plenty of seating. The car valet service was first rate. I was only there one night, and I hated to leave. There's a spot in front of the hotel reserved for people checking in and there's plenty of parking in the rear, or you can use the valet and they'll take care of your car for you, which in Berkeley is a real plus. I was leaving at 5:30 a.m. and they valet even warmed up my car for me! If/when I return to Berkeley, I won't stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: I was in a double/double on the second floor at the end of the hall in the front of the hotel. Room...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

I loved this hotel, it was a great time. Went there in the middle of the week and the bar was still hopping, lots to do in the area, fun rooms, comfortable beds, excellent. The decode is outstanding, lots of little things make this hotel stand out.

Room Tip: The rooms have thin walls but that was not an issue for me.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

If you have the option to stay here DO!! We were there mainly to check out Berkeley, and you cant get much closer than this hotel!
You are near the Bart so you can go to San Fran or to the airport... anywhere really
Not sure what rooms would be like when really hot, as there is no air conditioning, but they have windows that open and a large ceiling fan. We loved the whole area. Many quaint shops and restaurants in area. Lovely little restaurant called Henry's in hotel. They are also undergoing renovations soon so I would check that our before booking. Helpful staff. Will stay here again for sure!!

Room Tip: we were on first floor and had no complaints about traffic or noise. I'm sure the view would be...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Graduate Berkeley

Address: 2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1711 (Formerly Hotel Durant)
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Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre 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: £114 - £214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Graduate Berkeley 3.5*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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