Graduate Berkeley

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Renovated landmark hotel one block from college campus
  • Freebies include Wi-Fi, loaner bikes and 24-hour gym access
  • Family-friendly: Rooms with pullout sofas and adjoining options available
  • Pet-friendly hotel 4 miles from Indian Rock Park, popular for hiking 

Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)
"clever decor. location"
03. Oct 2017
Nevada City, CA, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is 14 miles from Oakland Airport and 25 miles from San Francisco International Airport, visitors can expect to pay approximately $55-$85, respectively, in taxi fare to reach the destination. Parking is available for $30 per night.

Rooms & Rates

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Opened this spring, the Graduate Berkeley is the newest addition to the Graduate Hotels brand launched three years ago in university-anchored cities across the country like Lincoln, Nebraska; Charlottesville, Virginia; and Oxford, Mississippi. Located one block from the UC Berkeley campus, the hotel occupies the grounds of the former Hotel Durant, which first opened its doors in 1928 and was named for the college’s founder, Henry Durant.

After renovations, the hotel’s grand opening revealed restored vintage furniture and a collegiate vibe with tchotchkes linked to the university and photos of famous alumni. Decorated with a mix of preppy plaids, patterned pillows and unique artwork, lodgings here feel more like a friend’s guest room than a hotel. 

Accommodations include free Wi-Fi, desks, refrigerators, coffeemakers and HD TVs with the choice of one queen, one king or two double beds. Upgraded rooms offer sofa beds, views of the campus clock tower or San Francisco Bay and the option to adjoin with neighboring rooms as a family pied-à-terre. The hotel welcomes pets for an additional $20 per night.

Guests can explore Berkeley on complimentary loaner bicycles and have 24-hour access to the property’s fitness center. The on-site restaurant, Henry’s, serves American comfort foods for breakfast and dinner daily. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Shattuck Avenue, 4 miles from Indian Rock Park and 6 miles from Jack London Square. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Bike rental
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking A Parking Fee of $30 (plus tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.

  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to the age of 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Crib available on request; $20 per night, plus tax for children up to the age of 3.
Extra bed available on request and in the Graduate Queen, Executive Queen and Bayside King rooms only: $20 plus tax per night.
Extra person charge is $20 per person, per night, plus tax. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request; maximum two pets per room and maximum weight cannot exceed 45lbs each; and will be charged $20 per night plus tax.
Please contact the hotel prior to your arrival.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Graduate Berkeley (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
clever decor. location
Jennifer 03. Oct 2017 Nevada City, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It's a very convenient location. Rooms are nice and a very helpful staff.
Thomas 03. Oct 2017 Fresno, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable bed and room, and the location
Other Comments
Only problem was the king bed did not have a night stand on each side of the bed. I had to place all of my things on the floor.
Robert 08. Aug 2017 Davis, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Very accommodating staff
Natalie 03. Aug 2017 Costa Mesa, CA, USA

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