Hotel Durant

Hotel Durant

8.37 reviews
Ranked #3 in Berkeley hotels
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2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
This Berkeley boutique hotel is near Berkeley Art Museum, University of California Berkeley, and Greek Theater. Additional attractions include University of California Botanical Gardens.


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Dining options at Hotel Durant, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. This 3.5 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audio visual equipment. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Berkeley property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Business services, wedding services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a poolside bar, valet parking, and a concierge desk. This is a smoke free property.

There are 143 guestrooms at Hotel Durant, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Furnishings include desks and ergonomic chairs. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access, guestrooms offer iPod docking stations and voice mail. Flat panel televisions have pay movies. Rooms also include minibars, ceiling fans, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic check out. Guests may request refrigerators, microwaves, and hypo allergenic bedding. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.

Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Self parking: US$ 16 per night
  • Valet parking: US$ 26 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Airport Transfer
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Klang, Malaysia

For more than 80 years, this boutique hotel in Berkeley has been the hub where the city and UC Berkely meet. It is in the heart and soul of downtown Berkeley and just steps from the campus. Complete with four-star amenities and the room specials provide everything.

Recommended for:Business TravelersLuxury Travelers
Local from Berkeley, California

Hotel Durant is an exemplary place to stay in Berkeley. It's the obvious choice if your family is coming to see you graduate from UC Berkeley, for example. It's a beautiful, spacious building with stellar hospitality, knowledgable and friendly staff. Perfectly located right next to the Berkeley campus, it's also super accessible to fun shopping and excellent restaurants. Be warned that it is fully booked in the spring time due to graduations and other university events. The tone is high class but comfortable and accessible. The lobby features a big chalkboard with college style commentary and illustrations. The rooms are beautiful. The executive level classification (they have three levels) include free breakfast at Harry's -- the award-winning restaurant inside the hotel -- as well as other frills. I highly recommend Hotel Durant.

Recommended for:Family TravelersArt & Design Lovers
San Francisco, California, USA
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The Durant hotel was a fun find in Berkeley, the customer service was great and the staff was actually happy and eager to help. I loved the college theme and decoration all throughout the building, and how they have elegantly merged it with the modern features that hotels have nowadays.
The locations is wonderful if you are visiting UC Berkeley (including the Greek Theatre and Sather Tower), or even San Francisco, because it's only a few blocks away from Bart (the train station) and there are lots of transit options nearby.
If you stay at the Durant, then you will not be disappointed with your food options. The hotel's restaurant and bar on the ground floor offers great food and room service, and if you venture outside you will find restaurants from all over the world. Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto is within walking distance!
The room was very clean and had great natural light, a good size bathroom, a desk, and all the amenities one could expect from a modern hotel.
Take advantage and visit the Waterside Workshops community repair shop and the Elmwood Cafe nearby.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
Tustin, California, USA
Recommended for:Students
Local from Berkeley, California, USA


Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
Fitness & Recreation
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Maximum number of pets per room 2
  • Pets allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Television in common areas
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathrobes
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 144
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Year Built 1928
Hotel Durant

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