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Graduate Berkeley, Berkeley

3.5-star3.5 stars
2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States of America

Historic hotel with restaurant, near University of California, Berkeley
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Very Good8.0
Great location
Awesome vibe
Fantastic service
Fairly good value for money
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Graduate Berkeley, Berkeley

from $189
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  • Executive Room, 2 Double Beds (Graduate)

What’s around Graduate Berkeley, Berkeley


  • University of California, Berkeley - 1 min walk
  • Greek Theater - 14 min walk
  • Telegraph Avenue - 5 min walk
  • Gourmet Ghetto - 20 min walk
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley - 32 min walk
  • Children's Hospital Oakland - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • San Francisco Bay - 4 mi / 6.5 km
  • Jack London Square - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km

Getting around

  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 28 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 29 min drive
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 37 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 46 min drive
  • Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley) - 51 min drive
  • Oakland-Jack London Square Station - 15 min drive
  • Berkeley Station - 15 min drive
  • Emeryville Station - 16 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 144 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Pets stay free

  • Specific rooms only *

  • 2 per room (up to 99 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *

  • Car charging point

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 750
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1928
  • Elevator/lift
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Henrys Restaurant and Bar - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Graduate Berkeley, Berkeley’s small print

Also known as

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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

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

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 12 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 515 reviews

Graduate Berkeley, Berkeley
they added on charges after we had paid and the person at the front counter was unable to explain the reason for the charge
, usOther trip
Graduate Berkeley, Berkeley
Charming and Central
Centrally located, almost across the street from Cal. The decor is charming. I like the older style of bathroom with an actual tub. Wifi could be better.
L Jean, usBusiness trip
Graduate Berkeley, Berkeley
The Graduate -- a solid "C"
I travel to the Bay Area every week and try to stay in a different hotel. This is the first hotel that I've stayed out in Berkeley -- and it was a bit of a different experience then what I normally have. The positives: Berkeley has a lot of inexpensive restaurants and bars located close to the hotel; in fact there is a decent bar attached to the restaurant (which turned out to be very useful since it was pouring most of the visit). The hotel was relatively clean, if a bit dated, and the windows were completely soundproofed -- so no noise from neighboring dorms. The negative -- the hotel itself is about .75 miles from the BART station, so it was a slog (especially in the rain). Berkeley in general has a very high population of homeless, so plan on being repeatedly accosted in any walk around town. The biggest negative however had to do with the soundproofing inside the hotel -- it was awful. My neighbor's snoring kept me awake most of the night. And I got the opportunity to hear every business call he made until he fell asleep. Definitely not good.
Jeff, us2 night business trip
Graduate Berkeley, Berkeley
Very Good8.0
Great access to University
The hotel is a remodeled 1920s era building, formerly known as the Durrant. The rooms are small, but clean and stylish. The on site restaurant was overpriced, but there are a ton of student-oriented eating locations within a short walk. Best feature is the proximity to UC-Berkeley's campus - literally a block away. If I was returning for business at the University, I would certainly stay here again.
Marshall, us4 night business trip
Graduate Berkeley, Berkeley
Very Good8.0
Clean and comfortable
Room was clean and comfortable. Hotel restaurant had great food and beer selection.
Susan, us1 night trip with friends

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Graduate Berkeley, Berkeley

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