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Bancroft Hotel

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 site! The disappointments came in the bathroom shower (poor water pressure) and the towels were...

Thank 605deanam
San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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. The only view or the bay was through a small foot-square patch of lighter foliage...

Thank GayGuy-San-Diego
Oakland, California
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We stayed here over Big Game weekend to celebrate my Class's 55th Reunion. The location was great, the catering and the 55th Reunion Dinner were fabulous, the rooms are tiny but very comfortable, the service was outstanding, and I would recommend this hotel to anyone needing to stay near the Cal campus. The Bancroft is a heritage site that has...

Thank mobileaccess
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed for one night for a night in this hotel on September23, and I would say it is a charming old-style hotel. The receptionist was nice and quite helpful in guiding us on the places of interest and food establishment in the area. The room we stayed on is at the 3rd floor with large windows, which gave us...

Thank agathz19
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This hotel has an awful lot of character, from the architecture, to the recently-renovated period style rooms, to the commitment to offering an eco-friendly experience. The rooms were quite small, but with lovely windows and balconies in many, and the bathrooms old fashioned, but they had everything you needed for a relaxing trip. There was a bit of an odd,...

Thank Sorcha5
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Really enjoyed staying at this old hotel with its dark wood and aroma of freshly baked scones winding up the steep staircase. The rooms were small but comfortable with french doors that opened to let in fresh air. The bathrooms are dated, but clean and functional. They serve a good continental breakfast in a nice breakfast room with window seats....

Thank Elizabeth R
Irvine, California
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Sadly we were assigned rom 204 after an exhausting 10hour car ride we checked in lugged up luggage to realize Michelle gave us wrong keys. Anyway Around 11ish we heard loud noise from room about us char was being dragged back and forth across wooden floors plus loud laughter. Finally fell asleep but were awakened to an awful odor awfully...

Thank sipak02
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Our daughter goes to Cal, we've tried many of the hotels in the area and this time thought we'd try The Bancroft due to its proximity to campus. Rooms are extremely small and bathrooms are even tinier. We showed up at 2:30 hoping to check in only to be told no. Come back at 3. It's Sunday, empty hotel, we...

Thank firehogs
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The building is architecturally interesting but looks better online than in fact. The room was small and spartan with screenless windows that opened onto the adjacent small parking lot and a Brutalist style concrete lecture hall (Woo Hon Fai Hall). This structure, unfortunately, has become the focus of skateboarders who use it at all hours. I was awakened at numerous...

1Thank Discerning67
United States
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Our most recent stay at the Bancroft was to attend a concert at Cal. The Bancroft is literally across the street from campus, next door to the very popular Strada Cafe, and within a couple of blocks to restaurants and shops. There is an adjacent hotel parking lot (extra fee) and bus stop across the street. The hotel is in...

Thank karen c

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

Additional Information about Bancroft Hotel

Address: 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1717
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: RM722 - RM822 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“French doors with balcony for extra light.”
605deanam, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“There might actually be a bay view from the 4th floor - but only the management knows for sure. Remember there are stairs.”
GayGuy-San-Diego, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“good location in University of California area”
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”
sipak02, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 302 has view of Bay and Campanili”
kmtrezza, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
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