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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 14 May 2014

While the rooms are odd-shaped and the toilets small, these features go with the territory when it comes to heritage and historic properties. Yes, it means climbing stairs but they are not impossible. The high point is that it is bang opposite the University of California at Berkeley and is close to a few historic bars and restaurants that are...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 April 2014

The Bancroft Hotel requires stair climbing, and the bathrooms are very basic, not luxurious, but the bed was comfortable, we enjoyed the location and the history of the place, the breakfast was fine, and it was fun to stay somewhere not corporate. Wouldn't choose it every time, bc sometimes comfort trumps history, but might stay there again when in Berkeley....

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Minnesota
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Two weeks ago, we stayed at The Bancroft Hotel for three nights. I was very disappointed in the condition of the small, bathroom. The tub was totally stained and needed to be replaced, as did the tile in the tub enclosure which had mold in the grout. At the very least the tile should have been regrouted. When I first...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 28 March 2014

definately old - layers of paint, ancient bathroom, all sorts of odd things going on. If you don't like Marriotts, this may be the place for you. -- no elevator -- california breakfast: pastries and stuff plus the obligatory granola and yogurt. I was the only white American English speaker in the breakfast room. everyone else was either young and...

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Jefferson, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 January 2014

I comment on the quality of the hotel itself, as the management bungled our reservation and left us without a room. Our group booked a group of four rooms back in the fall. The had our reservations for *five* months. Then, weeks before our trip, I got an email saying that our rooms were meant for another group, so our...

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Loveland
Reviewed 16 December 2013

I love this hotel for many things, Having a great staff, being close to campus, having beautiful rooms, nice breakfast. However, the last 2 stays were this winter, and the heat didn't work well at all either time.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 November 2013

First, the staff are super friendly and couldn't be nicer. However, the hotel is rather noisy. It is an historic building, so it only has single-paned windows. There are several frats near by, so when they start to party, it's like the party's in your room, too. The boiler/heater makes a lot of loud noises at night. If you happen...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I've stayed at the Bancroft twice now. It's a good option for one or two people. Give them a call, great rates can be had! It's a good location, next to the art museum, central to campus; but don't assume parking. Note there is no elevator, that's part of the quaint. The staff are helpful. There is a basic continental...

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winterwonderland
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Recently returned to the Bancroft while attending a conference at UC Berkeley. Once again, the staff was friendly and helpful. The accommodations remain comfortable and cozy. Love that the hotel is centrally located. No complaints and will return.

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 5 November 2013

I wanted to love this hotel in its charming old building and perfect location across the street from the University. Sadly it fails on most points. Room - So there is a cute bed and balcony, framed photos above the bed, all wonderful ... then you look down at the mix of tile and very old stained carpet. Bathroom -...

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

Additional Information about Bancroft Hotel

Address: 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1717
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: RM466 - RM732 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Bancroft Hotel Berkeley
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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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