Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Durant
2600 Durant Ave., at Bowditch St., Berkeley, California, 94704, USA
Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.
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.
- convenient location to Cal and public transit
- blackout shades
- organic bathrobes
- downstairs bar can get noisy during Cal games
- parking can be pricey
- service can be inept
Rate Includes: No meals