Hotel Durant, Berkeley
Reviews - Hotel Durant
- Age Group: Select One
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Loved the Durant!from TakesTwo
Great place if you have to go to UC BERKELEYfrom spanish2teacher
It has a great location just 2 1/2 block from the campus. The food at their restaurant is good (not cheap) and the room was good. The staff is pretty helpful and the hotel people is pretty friendly.
I just had a problem with the Shuttle service (it doesnt belong to the hotel) they were 1/2 hour behind schedule and also if you are planning to use the BART you will need to look for a taxi or walk 15 blocks to the hotel. ( I had to walk and it was not fun with a heavy suitcase)
Better than expectedfrom bdouty
Band noise, phones out, LOUD plumbingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
three times I had to get up, get dressed, and go downstairs to complain. first about the Band, then, after 11:00pm about the piped in music. They even turned it back up as I went back up the stairs. The guy at rhe front desk said the phones were out was why he wouldn't answer my complaint calls. Another person was downstairs complaining too because the phones were not being answered. I finally got to sleep at 1:00am.
I then tried to get a late checkout the next morning so I could get some sleep, but they said no they were booked and needed the room, despite my plea.
The plumbing wakes you up as soon as someone showers or the toilets flush. It sounds like someone is trying to break into your room through the bathroom with all the knocking and pounding.
Nothing was offered to me to make up for my miserable stay.
not recommendedfrom cmwUk
I would not recommend this hotel where I stayed in february 05. It was hassle from beginning to end. I arrived for a week’s stay and was given a room with a radiator that sounded like Niagara Falls. On asking for another room I was told that nothing was available for any of the seven days ahead. Only after my host department at the university intervened with staff (who were surly and rude) did I get a change of room.
The first evening I ordered room service, which consisted of cold clam chowder (supposed to be hot) and tea that tasted like coffee.
When I checked out early from the second room, they tried to charge me for a rollaway, which I hadn’t asked for, and just happened to be there. Although I was on my own they expressed surprise that I didn’t want it, and said that I should have said so straightaway in order not to be charged.
This hotel has a captive market being near the university. It is expensive and poor value for money, and I would discourage anyone from staying there. Although I was supposedly in a “quiet” part of the hotel it sounded as if I had the local football team next door.
charming but lacking amenitiesfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Best to not stay here if possiblefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Upon check in, I was sent to the wrong room. I'm sorry to the couple I disturbed.
Parking was non existant, we parked in a garage somewhere, but did not bother trying to get a refund or voucher from the hotel due to what we percived as too much of a hassle. I intially parked by the People's Park, HELLO.
Breakfast in the bar/resturant had minimal service and took FOREVER. Good thing we walked down to the Peet's Coffee in a neighboring dorm prior to breakfast.
ve had worse....from A TripAdvisor Member
Faded Gloryfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Finally, there was just bad service. The beatiful Henry's restaurant, adjacent to the lobby, was being renovated. Disappointing, but understandable. What I couldn't understand is why the management thought is was approptiate to have music blasting in the (closed) restaurant, which then mixed with the music being played in the adjacent lobby, creating a hellish cacophany. I had to assume that not a single person working in the hotel that evening was thinking of the comfort of the guests, otherwise that wouldn't have continued.
Overall, I would have to say that this isn't even a tenable hotel. If you have to stay here, get a room (there are a few on the ends of the wings) that doesn't have any adjoining rooms.
Rooms too hot! No air conditioningfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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Other names for Hotel Durant
- durant hotel berkeley
- durant hotel
- Address: 2600 Durant Ave - Berkeley - California - 94704 - United States
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