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Bancroft Hotel

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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Parking
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Very nice, historic hotel located right on UC Berkeley campus. Comfortable rooms, good breakfast, convenient location. Excellent guest service; they even mailed me the jacket I left in the closet. Highly recommend.

1  Thank James B
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Sheets were ripped and stained. Pillows were flat as a pancake and covered in stains. Towels were dirty and stained. Informed the manager who seemed very aware of the issues and mentioned an issue with linen suppliers. How hard is it to get sheets and...More

2  Thank Navin K
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Overall I would rate the quality of this hotel as substandard. A rag-tag, tattered sort of place. To be fair, the location is excellent if you are visiting Berkeley. There were lovely views from my room, a cool bay breeze, and an excellent daily breakfast....More

2  Thank crepuscularglow
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Charm and character transcends this property. Beautiful french doors open to a small patio. Bed was super comfortable. Sheets and comforter were lovely. Breakfast, which is included with your reservation, was delicious- danishes, muffins, eggs, oatmeal and fresh fruit. And extra bonus- Free Parking on...More

2  Thank 605deanam
Reviewed May 22, 2017

The staff was very accommodating, and the breakfast adequate. The room smallish, as expected. The Wi-Fi reception (3rd floor) just adequate for internet searches and mailings, but lacking power for smooth VOIP. OK VOIP if I went to the lobby. The "Bay View" was not....More

1  Thank GayGuy-San-Diego
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Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Price range
US$167 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#2 Best Value Hotel in Berkeley
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Gillian S
June 25, 2015|
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Yes there is a parking lot adjacent to the hotel.
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"Definitely NOT 2nd floor"
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"Go elsewhere!"
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"French doors with balcony for extra light."
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"There might actually be a bay view from the 4th floor - but only the management knows for sure. Remember..."
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