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The Bancroft Hotel

At a Glance

    Pros

  • heating under the floorboards
  • great rooftop deck
  • closest hotel in Berkeley to campus

    Cons

  • some rooms are small
  • bathrooms could be freshened up
  • no elevator

Fodorite Reviews

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The Bancroft Hotel Review

Lovingly remodeled in 2012, this green boutique hotel—across from the U.C. campus—is fresh, stylish, and completely eco-friendly. The American clay walls literally clean the air, the chic drapes are made from recycled soda pop bottles, and the rich wooden floors come from sustainably harvested trees. The decor is mostly soothing greens and browns, and the bedroom furniture is designed to fit the 1920s-style building. The hotel has its own organic bakery in the back, which fills every morning with the aroma of fresh bread.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Phone: 510/549–1000
  • Website:
  • Location: Berkeley

    Hotel Details

  • 22.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 05-06-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Beware of the fraternity house next door ...

    I arrived early and the receptionist put me in her favorite room. It turns out that it was the closest room to the neighboring fraternity house. Drinking games started at 3:15 a.m. All of the windows of the fraternity house were wide open. Later, around 4:00 a.m., the boys played "The End" by the Doors. Impressive sound system. Close to 5:00 a.m., the noise stopped. The hotel staff did nothing. They would not move my son and I to another room. If you desire sleep, I highly recommend that you do not risk staying here. I was a zombie both days.

    by Bibber, 6/11/13

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