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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe
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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe

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Graduate Berkeley

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near University of California, Berkeley

8.0/10 Very good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is S$267
Price available on 04/10/2022
2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94704
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Self parking
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Conference space
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Berkeley
  • University of California, Berkeley - 1 min walk
  • Berkeley Marina - 16 min drive
  • Jack London Square - 17 min drive
  • RingCentral Coliseum - 26 min drive
  • Oracle Arena - 18 min drive
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 19 min drive
  • Oracle Park - 31 min drive
  • Moscone Convention Center - 31 min drive
  • Union Square - 34 min drive
  • Pier 39 - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 21 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 26 min drive
  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 36 min drive
  • Berkeley Station - 8 min drive
  • Oakland-Jack London Square Station - 11 min drive
  • Richmond Transit Center - 16 min drive
  • Downtown Berkeley Station - 15 min walk

About this property

Graduate Berkeley

4-star historic hotel in the business district
At Graduate Berkeley, you can look forward to a bar, a 24-hour gym, and conference space. The onsite Regional cuisine restaurant, Henrys Restaurant and Bar, features brunch and light fare. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Free bicycle rentals, self parking (surcharge), and an electric car charging station
  • Wedding services, a TV in the lobby, and a front desk safe
  • A 24-hour front desk, 3 meeting rooms, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Graduate Berkeley include comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, and pillowtop mattresses
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and tubs or showers
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 144 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 3 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 2 per room, up to 45 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 35.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Use of nearby fitness center

Working away

  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (2088 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free bicycle rentals


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1928
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness center


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Henrys Restaurant and Bar - This restaurant specializes in Regional cuisine and serves brunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per accommodation, per night


  • Self parking costs USD 35.00 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Durant Berkeley
Durant Hotel
Graduate Berkeley Hotel
Hotel Durant Berkeley
Durant Hotel Berkeley
Graduate Berkeley (Formerly Hotel Durant)
Hotel Durant
Graduate Berkeley Hotel
Graduate Berkeley Berkeley
Graduate Berkeley Hotel Berkeley

Frequently asked questions

Does Graduate Berkeley offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Graduate Berkeley does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Graduate Berkeley?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Graduate Berkeley?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 45 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 35 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Graduate Berkeley?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 35.00 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Graduate Berkeley?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Graduate Berkeley?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but San Pablo Lytton Casino (16-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Graduate Berkeley and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Graduate Berkeley also has a 24-hour fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near Graduate Berkeley?
Yes, Henrys Restaurant and Bar offers Regional cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Free House (3-min walk), Pappy's (3-min walk), and Cafe Milano (3-min walk).
What's the area around Graduate Berkeley like?
Graduate Berkeley is in the heart of Berkeley, a short 1-minute walk from University of California, Berkeley and 11 minutes' walk from Greek Theater. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Room not ready at check in.
We arrived early at 1pm and were told our room would be ready in an hour. We came back at 2:30 and were told it would be another 30min. The official check in time was 3pm so we were ok, but then our room was not actually available until 4pm. We were headed to a concert so this late check in didn’t give us a lot of time to get ready. They should have offered us a drink at the bar, instead we stood in the parking lot waiting. Not ideal start to our experience here. Rooms have good character, bathroom small, toilet loose, and could be cleaner.
Jody, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ashleigh, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lori, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

John, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great staff
The front desk staff was great. But there were times with no staff at the front desk. There are no ice machines. Front desk staff has to to go into Henry's kitchen and fetch ice for you.
Jennifer, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kavita, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Minerva, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Good, but with some issues
Great location for UC Berkeley access, and I appreciated the effort to decorate rooms in a non-sterile way. An accumulation of minor issues (poor sound insulation [both from the hall and, remarkably, from the next door room's bathroom, which appears to share a common vent on the wall], no replenishment of decaf coffee over a 6 night stay, one morning with no hot water [and no contact to guests made to apologise], and one day where soiled washcloths were removed but not replaced) made it difficult to justify the expensive nightly rate.
Andrew, 6-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rahim, 1-night trip
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