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Hotel Durant

  • 2600 Durant Ave. Map It
  • Berkeley
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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

Published 05/25/2016

Fodor's Review

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.

Hotel Information

Address:

2600 Durant Ave., at Bowditch St., Berkeley, California, 94704, United States

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Phone:

510-845–8981

Hotel Details:

  • 143 rooms
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 05/25/2016

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