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Bancroft Hotel

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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Parking
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the room was great. remember they offer one free coupon to use at Cafe Strada, which was nice to get in the morning! the bathroom needs a major upgrade. most importantly plumbing needs an upgrade to prevent bathtub and washbasin from flooding!

Thank Sunil B
Reviewed 23 March 2018

So much history here... Just like the 1960's .... Seems that have not changed a thing, but that's a good thing... If you want big luxury...go elsewhere...Ben at the front desk is a gem... and everyone was just great

Thank SaralouSanJose
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Yes, I was traveling for business at UC Berkeley and yes, I needed to be walking distance to the university since I took BART in (easy walk - about 25 mins). The Bancroft was really my only option for this trip. I agree that the...More

Thank AmyVivv
Reviewed 10 February 2018

In one very specific set of circumstances, this is perfect. If you're a traveler who 1) goes to Berkeley to work at UC Berkeley, 2) is staying there during weekdays, 3) have a hearing impairment (more on that below) and are out most of the...More

1  Thank robertzimbardo
Reviewed 16 November 2017

When we booked we knew that the rooms were on the small side, so be went for one with a balcony to get some extra space. However, with the outside of the hotel undergoing a repaint, the balcony had drop sheets on it - this...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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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.
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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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