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Bancroft Hotel

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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Parking
Pool
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Reviewed 27 September 2004

We were seeing a concert at the Greek Theatre and could walk from the hotel which was great! Staff was friendly but the hotel needs a major facelift. There is no air or screens on the windows. Our bathroom door kept getting stuck and the...More

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Monterey, CA
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Reviewed 14 September 2004

A nice, historic hotel located just across the street from UC Berkeley and within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. We really enjoyed our stay there! The hotel has charming, nicely appointed rooms. Ours was nothing fancy but was clean, cute, and comfortable. There is...More

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Folsom, CA
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Reviewed 30 August 2004

The Bancroft Hotel is well-located if you want to be close to the UCB campus. Unfortunately, this location can be a disadvantage, too. There was a lot of street noise and party noise in this neighborhood on the weekend we visited. It was difficult to...More

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Stamford, CT
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Reviewed 8 April 2004

There are few options in Berkeley, so we chose this for its location. First impression: needs a good cleaning! Musty smells in the lobby, the room, and even a hint of pet urine in the hallway. Our room was on the third & top floor...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2003

My husband is staying at the Bancroft now. He had been impressed by the attractive image on the website and its proximity to the UC Berkeley campus. Now that he's there, he says the rooms are quite small, don't have desks, and are in the...More

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Amenities
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
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Price range
US$167 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$167 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Gillian S
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Response from Gwen F | Reviewed this property |
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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