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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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845 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
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 do my wife and I. **But a warning: As a National Historical Landmark, this hotel... More 

1 Thank AnnArborMiBob
Lecanto, Florida
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76 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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. Small parking lot and our rental car was a massive rental car - not what... More 

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Goleta, California
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 - just across the street from the Berkeley campus and within walking distance to Telegraph... More 

1 Thank Danielle P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 that there was a wedding reception in full swing on the ground floor of the... More 

5 Thank HiltonDiamondMan

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to Bancroft Hotel. Had two booking, with a trip to Napa Valley in the middle. Our first visit to Berkeley as our daughter was starting Law School. Location was fantastic in being close to campus. While there was noise from the coffee shop next door it wasn't bothersome. Hotel felt like the type of place I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Stayed here over several days for business. Perhaps my first impression was soured due to an administrative hiccup that the staff was unwilling to work out, but the staff I dealt with was unhelpful and unfriendly. The room was quite small, which would have been fine if it wasn't sweltering (both night and day.) The beds were only alright, and... More 

1 Thank Jake H
Santa Rosa, California
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75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Location: This hotel is located across the street from the main UC Berkeley Campus. It is an uphill walk to the Greek Theater for concerts and Memorial Stadium for sporting events. Scene: There is very little to this hotel. No bar, no pool, no hot tub. They do offer a free continental breakfast in a quaint dinning room. Parking: There... More 

1 Thank NorCalNic
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The Bancroft hotel was a great place to stay. Free wifi, free breakfast, amazing location, right next to the CAL campus. I went with my family and the staff were very sweet and helped us with anything we asked. It is a very homey hotel, and the only negative is the bathrooms, but they cleaned them at our request. I... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Our family stayed at the Bancroft for two nights to attend a friend's wedding, which took place in the hotel's ballroom. While it was a very tight fit for our family of 4--two adults, a 15 yr old and an almost 3 yr old--the staff made every attempt to accommodate us, offering to remove a desk and chairs, should we... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I hesitate to write this because I am afraid the hotel will get too crowded, but they deserve a shout out. The rooms are tiny, so be prepared for that, but the windows open, the rooms are spotless, breakfast is included -and all homemade - the breakfast room is bright with windows and has a tiny view of the SF... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Bancroft Hotel

Address: 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: $141 - $221 (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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