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Bancroft Hotel

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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Parking
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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...More

Thank Brookfield123
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...More

Thank Renee F
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...More

Thank Joan_in_Belgium
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We booked one night so we could attend the Greek Theater. The location is perfect and we were able to walk to the venue. The staff was courteous. My husband had left his glasses behind and the housekeeping staff was kind enough to package them...More

Thank TangerineSantaCruz
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Stayed at this little tucked away hotel while visiting my daughter at UC Berkeley in the summer. The room is very cute, with old windows, doors and etc. The bed is comfortable and fluff. The best part of the stay was the breakfast time sitting...More

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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
#1 Best Value Hotel in Berkeley
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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United States > California > Berkeley
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Yes there is a parking lot adjacent to the hotel.
Room Tips
"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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