Graduate Berkeley

2600 Durant Ave, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
Berkeley

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16.5
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  • Rooms15
  • Public Spaces17
  • Service16.5
  • Overall16.5
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Hotel Description

It’s hard to describe what the Graduate hotels are up to without making them sound kitschy, but in hospitality, concept is only part of the package — the delight is often in the details, and in the execution, and it’s there that the Graduates distinguish themselves. This one, a block from the University of California’s Berkeley campus, has plenty of fun with its concept, though; the fictional archaeologist Indiana Jones was a professor as well, and the Graduate Berkeley imagines what he might have done with a 144-room 1928-vintage hotel on Durant Avenue, a block off of Telegraph.

That explains the lobby’s vast collection of National Geographic magazines, and the eclectic décor more generally — it looks collected rather than designed, and neither modernism nor minimalism makes much of an appearance. The rooms are unfussy but not spartan, and they’re far more comfortable than student digs. And the public spaces are where the Graduate really shines; this is a convivial place, with a lively lobby scene and a restaurant, Henry’s, that updates classic pub fare for Berkeley, which is, thanks to Alice Waters, the spiritual home of farm-to-table cooking. (Coming soon: an outpost from Tartine, the much-loved San Francisco bakery.)

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Hotel Criteria

  • 143 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Off street parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

If you need to cancel or modify your reservation, please do so by 3PM PST at least 48 hours in prior to your arrival date. Some High Event dates require a 14-day in advance notice and will be specified when making the reservation. Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours or the otherwise specified notice date prior to arrival will be charged one (1) night's room rate and tax. Cancellation deadlines may vary by dates of arrival/ special events or by rate plan. Please read the rate rules for your reservation for the exact deadline. Failure to cancel within the deadline will result in a cancellation fee that could range from 1 night up to the total amount of stay. Non refundable rates cannot be cancelled and are subject to full amount of stay penalty. No-Shows will be charged a penalty, equivalent to one night of Room & Tax Pets stay for free and guest are welcomed to purchase a BarkBox amenity for $30.00. Pets require prior acknowledgement by the Front Desk at check-in. Limit two pets per room and weight cannot exceed 45lbs each. Additional cleaning charges may apply.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Graduate Queen Bedroom

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 285 ft²/26 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • Malin + Goetz Toiletries bath amenities
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • standard television
    • Triple sheeting bed package
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Executive Queen

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 285 ft²/26 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • Chromecast TV Streaming Service and on the Top Floor
    • club level access
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Graduate Double Double

    • Fits 5 people but not more than 4 adults
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 375 ft²/34 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • Malin + Goetz Toiletries bath amenities
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • standard television
    • Triple Sheeting Bed Package
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Executive Double Double

    • Fits 5 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 375 ft²/34 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • central heating
    • Chromecast TV Streaming and on the Top Floor
    • club level access
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • Malin + Goetz Toiletries bath amenities
    • minifridge
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Off street parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

If you need to cancel or modify your reservation, please do so by 3PM PST at least 48 hours in prior to your arrival date. Some High Event dates require a 14-day in advance notice and will be specified when making the reservation. Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours or the otherwise specified notice date prior to arrival will be charged one (1) night's room rate and tax. Cancellation deadlines may vary by dates of arrival/ special events or by rate plan. Please read the rate rules for your reservation for the exact deadline. Failure to cancel within the deadline will result in a cancellation fee that could range from 1 night up to the total amount of stay. Non refundable rates cannot be cancelled and are subject to full amount of stay penalty. No-Shows will be charged a penalty, equivalent to one night of Room & Tax Pets stay for free and guest are welcomed to purchase a BarkBox amenity for $30.00. Pets require prior acknowledgement by the Front Desk at check-in. Limit two pets per room and weight cannot exceed 45lbs each. Additional cleaning charges may apply.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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