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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 23 April 2016

One of the best aspects of Bancroft Hotel is the location. About a block and a half away from UC Berkeley's campus, the hotel is also next door to Cafe Stradda and perhaps 100 feet from FreeHouse, where you can order a craft beer, burger or fresh kale salad. When I checked in at Bancroft Hotel, I was happy to...

Thank Hersheyswt
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I had a child graduate from UC Berkeley, and we were there again recently for another look with my youngest. I have stayed at several Berkeley properties, from the value chains on University to the pricey older hotels near campus. I stumbled on Bancroft Inn this time. I believe it is a bit harder to discover because it doesn't typically...

Thank pwillard
Westchester County, New York
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This hotel is in serious need of a makeover. The rooms are old, dated, and worn. The bathroom is tiny and old. Avoid Room 201 unless you enjoy being awakened at 5 am by the person setting up breakfast in the nearby room without any consideration of the noise he/she is making. However, you will have to haul your luggage...

Thank JNC14
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 24 February 2016

This hotel looks lovely from the outside and is in a great location. It is a former girl's dormitory and has a very historic feel, which is charming. You should be prepared for a minimalist experience though -- nothing on the walls, no cups for water or anything (but you can ask for them and they will bring you a...

Thank vande2013
Golden, Colorado
Reviewed 16 February 2016

The hotel is extremely convenient, on campus , clean and the staff are very friendly. However the rooms are a bit small and quite stuffy. When you open the windows it is too loud. The walls are not very sound proof either. The breakfast was pretty disappointing for the price and quality of the hotel, really not more than what...

1Thank Sheila T
los angeles
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This was my second time staying in the hotel, this time dropping our son off at college. This is a very quaint little hotel, in perfect location. You are right across the street from the university, a block away from the dorms, and pleasant walk to all the hang out places and eateries. The rooms are on the small side,...

Thank negin63
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We stayed here for one night, the staff was great, the room beautifully appointed and the neighborhood vibe was wonderful. Plenty of activities within walking distance. A bustling coffee house right next door and minutes from the heart of Berkeley. If you want to be transported to another time with modern amenities and be in the thick of the action,...

Thank KarenCQ
Brookfield ct
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The hotel reminded me of a boarding house. Bedrooms were tiny, as was the ensuite bathroom. There is no elevator for the hotel, so it won't accommodate handicapped guests. The breakfast room is adequate and the breakfast was bare-boned (1 type of bread, 2 types of muffins, apple, oatmeal, yoghurt, granola) but fresh, and self-serve. The hotel is older, but...

Thank Brookfield123
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Bancroft Hotel is in a gorgeous building, and is perfectly situated across the street from UC Berkeley. While it is filled with character, it lacks significantly in amenities. It fashions itself a "B&B," but the breakfast was cold pastries, oatmeal in warming crock, and granola. Not recommended for a business trip either as the plugs in the room are...

Thank Renee F
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

This was the third time we have stayed here. It has been a different room each time, with at least a year between stays. The room was decorated in a craftsman style, as is the hotel. The bed was very comfortable and the windows opened wide to let in a breeze. There was a bit of noise from the coffee...

Thank Joan_in_Belgium

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included

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Address: 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: €158 - €180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“good location in University of California area”
 of 5 bubbles agathz19, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Second floor no one offers to help carry luggage or give you proper info. Watch out to wale up to early morning foul Oder”
 of 5 bubbles sipak02, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 302 has view of Bay and Campanili”
 of 5 bubbles kmtrezza, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I was near the end of the hall and noise level was reasonable for Berkeley.”
 of 5 bubbles pwillard, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles JNC14, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
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