Fodor's Expert Review The Bancroft Hotel

2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California, 94704, USA

This eco-friendly boutique hotel—across from the U.C. campus—is quaint, charming, and completely green. 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. Book well in advance.

PROS

  • closest hotel in Berkeley to U.C. campus
  • friendly staff
  • many rooms have good views

CONS

  • some rooms are quite small
  • despite renovation, the building shows its age with thin walls
  • no elevator

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Green, Historical, Views
Casual
Central
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 510-549–1000 | 800-549–1002-toll-free

HOTEL DETAILS

22 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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