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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe
Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed (Graduate Executive Queen) | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe
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Overview of Graduate Berkeley

VIP Access

Graduate Berkeley

4.0 star property

8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business services
2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of California, Berkeley1 min walk
  • Popular LocationTelegraph Avenue6 min walk
  • Popular LocationCampanile7 min walk
  • AirportOakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.)21 min drive
VIP Access
Curated for quality and service, VIP Access stays consistently receive our highest guest ratings.
  • Expect exceptional service
  • Extra savings and perks for Rewards members

Room options

About this area


Located in Berkeley, Graduate Berkeley is in the city center and near the airport. Zellerbach Playhouse and Greek Theater are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Coit Tower and Pier 39. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Memorial Stadium or Oracle Arena.

What's nearby

  • University of California, Berkeley - 1 min walk
  • Telegraph Avenue - 6 min walk
  • Sather Gate - 6 min walk
  • Zellerbach Playhouse - 6 min walk
  • Campanile - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Berkeley Station - 8 min drive
  • Downtown Berkeley Station - 15 min walk
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 21 min drive


  • Smart Alec's - 3 min walk
  • Free House - 3 min walk
  • Pappy's - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Milano - 3 min walk
  • Caffè Strada - 3 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
  • A banquet hall, an elevator, and 3 meeting rooms
  • Luggage storage, wedding services, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 144 rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, in addition to perks 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

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.


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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 35.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Henrys Restaurant and Bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Free bicycle rentals

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator


  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space (2088 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 3


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


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


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per accommodation, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs and cats only
2 per room (up to 45 lbs)
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
3 children, up to the age of 17 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Self parking fee: USD 35.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is 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

Is Graduate Berkeley pet-friendly?

Yes, Graduate Berkeley allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 45 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 35 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Graduate Berkeley?

As of Dec 3, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Graduate Berkeley on Dec 11, 2022 start from $179.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Graduate Berkeley?

Self parking is available for USD 35.00 per night.

What time is check-in at Graduate Berkeley?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Graduate Berkeley?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Graduate Berkeley located?

Located in the heart of Berkeley, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of California, Berkeley, Zellerbach Playhouse, and Memorial Stadium. Greek Theater and Gourmet Ghetto are also within 1 mi (2 km). Downtown Berkeley Station is 15 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Graduate Berkeley and receive a full refund?

Yes, Graduate Berkeley offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Graduate Berkeley cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 360 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 36%
Rating 8 - Good. 394 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 39%
Rating 6 - Okay. 150 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 15%
Rating 4 - Poor. 55 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 41 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Terrible

Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect , cool hotel! Walking distance to university. Love it. Staff is incredible
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

2/10 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Need to clean better and more regularly
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

David, Delta
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel, bad proximity to decent restaurants.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor

Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 8 nights in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
I would like to see that the proper provides at least one bottle of water for each day of stay. The shower could benefit from some upgrading. The bathroom sink does not have a counter for toiletries.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Extremely well situated right across from campus and close to shops like Moe's Books on Telegraph. Also, close to some fraternities, lol, forwarned is forearmed. Lovely, lovely helpful, and kind front-desk staff and clean and cute property. Loved the Berkeley-centric art in the rooms and overall design and vibe. Very roomy lobby for lounging. Wish the attached bar-restaurant had more extended hours but get the feeling they are still crawling out from under Covid restrictions. Perfect place to stay while visiting or dropping off your Berkeley student.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Incredibly friendly front desk staff!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022