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Los Angeles
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WE had a great 5 day stay with our kids. Room was modern, nicely appointed, exceptionally clean. Nice of Staff to provide complementary continental breakfast and evening wine and cheese during construction. Everyone we encountered was pleasant, professional and thought they did a great job running the hotel. Parking was easy. Simply one of the best stays we've ever had...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Hotel Durant is sort of a hit and miss. We stayed for two weeks. On some days, we would get good service while on others, it would be and thoroughly awful. For the bad days, the toilet bowl would be left dirty, bathtub not cleaned, place not vacuumed, trash bin not cleared or lined. After two complaints, the room service...

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Stuart, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were happy to move to another hotel after staying here for 4 nights. At first, we had a very small room with what appeared to be a double bed (could have been queen but it seemed small). We had asked for a room with two beds, but they said they couldn't accommodate us due to there being a large...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the weekend of March 10. We were told on our confirmation letter that there was construction and it would be a "Minor" inconvenience. When we arrived Thursday- you could not even use the front door! NO restaurant or space in Lobby period. They finally offered us a small discount on our room- but the service was terrible. Often...

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Encinitas, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit worried about staying here last week after reading about all the issues with construction noise. It was a weekend, and the construction didn't bother us at all. Check-in was easy, efficient, and friendly. The average rating above reflects the cost of the room, although it has fantastic location, the room was almost $260, including tax and...

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DurantTeam, Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear GoBearsinSD, Thanks for sharing your comments about your previous stay at our property. The team is working diligently to wrap up the finishing touches on the renovation and we are a couple short weeks from completion. We understand your frustrations when it comes to the layout of some of our bathrooms, and will definitely pass this on to our...

Greenwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location: perfect; couldn't be an easier walk to visit UC Berkeley Renovation was underway and we were given an unrenovated room, which was extremely quirky and outdated, BUT the bed was super comfortable and the towels were great. The complimentary continental breakfast in the makeshift lobby was pretty high quality considering. My only complaint: the price. For the location it...

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Dell D, General Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Our team appreciates you staying at Hotel Durant this winter. The hotel is very excited to showcase our new public space and guest room product this Spring. We thank you for your business and look forward to your next visit. Warm regards,

Lincoln, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nothing to complain about other than the construction limited availability of on site amenities, but overall a decent place to crash for the night. We went to a concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland and this was a perfect spot to get a quick Uber and back after the show. The staff was extremely attentive despite their make...

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Dell D, General Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear AndyECV, Happy New Year! We wish you the best of luck in 2017. We couldn't agree with you more about Hotel Durant having a great location in Berkeley to visit the East Bay and sites such as the Fox Theater in Oakland. We appreciate your kind comments about the attentive customer service you received while the hotel executes a...

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We have stayed here several times over the years because of the location close to campus. We have had various glitches with fire alarms and lost reservations and so on but in general it has been acceptable. On this occasion we had made a reservation several months in advance for a deluxe queen room. When we arrived we found that...

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Dell D, General Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear Ray D, We thank you for staying at our hotel this winter. We certainly never want this experience to be a lasting impression. The hotel is in the middle of exciting updates and a refresh to the entire property. Once complete, we will be excited to show and share the finished product. There are a few items described we...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I arrived to the hotel during a big construction project. Having checked the hotel's website prior to my arrival to review it, I was surprised to see it was under full renovation. No mention about construction. I had booked and paid for the room through Expedia, but the hotel charged me again anyway. To their credit they resolved this the...

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DurantTeam, Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear Derek G, Thanks for taking the time to talk about your experience during your latest visit. We are indeed under renovation as displayed on our website and travel agencies. The good news is we are close to finishing! But that doesnt change the fact of what transpired while you were with us. We are actively speaking with the renovation...

Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Hotel Durant was a nice departure from the cookie cutter chains - a nice little boutique hotel near the edge of Berkeley. I personally enjoyed the somewhat windy stairways and eclectic art. They seemed relatively short staffed but it didn't affect service. My overall impression is that the staff are trying hard to make up for the inconvenience of construction....

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Dell D, General Manager at Hotel Durant, responded to this review

Dear Deborah, Thank you for spending time with us while visiting Berkeley. We appreciate your comments about our staff and our attention to making your experience great while the hotel executes a few updates. We hope you come back to visit our hotel this spring when more public space areas are open. We are very excited about the new additions....

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Henry’s Restaurant & Bar
Henry’s Restaurant & Bar
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located one block from the nations' top ranked public university, UC Berkeley, the Hotel Durant, is a full-service, 144 room boutique hotel, with a unique blend of classic Spanish Mediterranean architecture, modern conveniences and strong ties to the campus and community. Combining traditional and contemporary cultures, this Green-certified, cheeky, rebellious, collegiate styled hotel, features guest rooms with 37" LCD flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, efficient Business work space, complimentary wireless hi-speed internet access, in-room laptop safe, 300-thread count linens and designer bath products. The addition of a Graduate Level Floor - "The Graduate Experience" includes complimentary evening wine and cheese hour and upgraded top floor guestrooms with views of the San Francisco Bay or the UC Berkeley Campanile. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Durant

Address: 2600 Durant Ave, at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704-1711
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: $228 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Durant 3.5*
Number of rooms: 144
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Durant Hotel Berkeley
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Berkeley
#3 Business Hotel in Berkeley
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“Ask for Bay View”
 of 5 bubbles scheiernml, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Verify the details of the room - you may not get a room with two beds and may have to cram in a rollaway bed.”
 of 5 bubbles eamorrowesq, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Presumably the renovated rooms are less quirky/outdated.”
 of 5 bubbles L9959ANlaurab, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back face a parking lot but are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles WanderingLama, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No radiator, functioning TV and AC”
 of 5 bubbles 332jamesp, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
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