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Bancroft Hotel

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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Parking
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Reviewed 13 December 2014

I stayed in room 201 in Dec 2014. The room in this charming late-1920s-era building is quite large for one person: queen bed and small sofa, desk, end tables. The bathroom is quite small (not a problem for me, as I am 5 feet tall)...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2014

This hotel (which I see has recently begun advertising itself as a bed and breakfast) is a National Historical Landmark, and the nearest hotel to campus. It has a lot going for it if you like well maintained lodging with a strong historical flavor, as...More

2  Thank AnnArborMiBob
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Stayed here with a small group that traveled to SF for a wedding. The room was outstanding, quint, clean, comfortable and included a balcony. Not everyone in our group had the same level of satisfaction but the room and service was, in our case, excellent....More

Thank Micro S
Reviewed 28 September 2014

This hotel is very quaint with beautiful Craftsman details. They serve a continental breakfast on the second floor and you can sit in a charming bay window alcove to eat it. The room and bathroom weren't huge but were big enough. The location is great...More

1  Thank Danielle P
Reviewed 15 August 2014

I read the TripAdvisor reviews before booking. When I arrived at the Bancroft Hotel at 8:30 PM on a Saturday night I was not surprised to find the “Lot Full” sign up in the public parking lot next to the hotel. I was not surprised...More

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Top amenities
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
#2 Best Value Hotel in Berkeley
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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United States > California > Berkeley
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Bancroft Hotel Berkeley
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Gillian S
26 June 2015|
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Response from Gwen F | Reviewed this property |
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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