Hotel Durant

2600 Durant Ave., at Bowditch St., Berkeley, California, 94704, USA

A mainstay of parents visiting their children at U.C. Berkeley, this boutique hotel is also a good option for those who want to be a short walk from Telegraph Avenue. Recent renovations pay subtle tribute to the 1960s, with retro upholstered headboards and tie-dye curtains in guest rooms and "lava towers" in the lobby. Photos of Berkeley highlight the hotel's storied past. In the present, the Durant is eco-conscious, with cleaning done using nonchemical, all-natural products. Service is friendly but can be amateurish. Prices take a huge jump at graduation and when there's a football game or other major university event.

PROS

  • convenient location to Cal and public transit
  • blackout shades
  • organic bathrobes

CONS

  • downstairs bar can get noisy during Cal games
  • parking can be pricey
  • service can be inept

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 510-845–8981

HOTEL DETAILS

143 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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