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Graduate Berkeley
4 stars

Graduate Berkeley

2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
Berkeley, CA
See location+1 510 845 8981
C$ 106

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based on 544 reviews
544 reviews
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Nightly total
Standard Room
C$ 106
Queen room
C$ 204
Superior Room
C$ 227

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About Graduate Berkeley

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Graduate Berkeley is a local landmark that dates back from 1928 and is around the corner from the University of California, Berkeley campus. Over the decades the hotel has seen Nobel Prize winners, students, parents, and college administrators pass through.

Aside from being a short walk to the University, Graduate Berkley is also a block from Telegraph Avenue, one of the city’s main commercial streets. The area offers several bars and cafes, as well as a variety of restaurants. The Greek Theater, California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Tilden Regional Park, Oakland, San Francisco, and many more popular destinations are within a short walk or drive from the hotel.

Fans of The Graduate film will love the college-themed rooms and décor. Standard in-room amenities include flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, iPod dock stations, mini-fridges, work desks with ergonomic chairs, and free WiFi. Other handy extras include bathrobes, a selection of different pillows, irons, and ironing boards. The Executive Graduate Guestrooms located on the top Graduate Floor are named for famous Berkeley graduates and offer a few extras, like Oxgenics showerheads and luxury toiletries. Tin addition to other perks, upgraded rooms also include an evening wine and cheese hour in the private Graduate Lounge and a continental breakfast.

Aside from its history, Graduate Berkeley’s big highlight is the on-site restaurant and bar. It is a local favorite offering delicious dishes such as omelets, French toast, pancakes, and more. The gastro-pub menu also offers lunch and dinner options, while the bar offers a large selection of beers on tap, crafted cocktails, and California wines.

Any traveler will enjoy the unique vibe and aesthesis of Graduate Berkeley. The fascinating history is a bonus when exploring the area.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Graduate Berkeley

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Bottle of water
  • 24hr front desk

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • EV charging station
  • Parking
  • Private parking

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Cycling


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Iron and ironing board

Family friendly

  • Cribs available


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Graduate Berkeley

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The location of the hotel makes it super easy to walk to so many frat places in Berkeley.
Cons:The room was a little tight and the noise from the street made me glad I brought ear plugs
10.0 Wonderful
Cons:Everything was good.
10.0 Wonderful
2.0 Poor
Pros:Near my destination.
Cons:Hair in my toilet and bathroom.Told no parking available after I checked in and to park on the street.Not informed of construction until after I booked.I deserve a refund not a discount!!
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Has a wow factor. Lovely decor., down to earth staff and great food. Quiet. We had a good price. The location was perfect
Cons:The room was small, felt cramped. We were stunned by the local taxes and fees - $93. I might stay out if the area next time.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:There for a university tour on a Thursday, had a great stay. Room was comfortable and clean (for 4 of us on two double beds). Room was much bigger than SF hotels we had been at earlier in the week. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Lobby was comfortable and the restaurant was surprisingly good. Overall, great place for a short stay.


2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

What's nearby

  • People's Park270 m
  • Sather Gate357 m
  • University of California, Berkeley0.5 km
  • Doe Library0.5 km
  • UC Berkeley College of Chemistry0.6 km
  • Memorial Stadium0.6 km
  • Greek Theater0.6 km
  • UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive0.9 km
  • The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life0.9 km
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory1 km
  • Habitot Children's Museum1.1 km
  • Berkeley Repertory Theater1.2 km



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Graduate Berkeley

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 387

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 353
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Most expensive month to stay with an average 6% rise in price.
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Top tips for your stay at Graduate Berkeley

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Graduate Berkeley, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in April and March.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Graduate Berkeley, plan to stay on a Monday or Friday. The most expensive day is usually Tuesday.
  • How long should you stay at Graduate Berkeley? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at Graduate Berkeley

  • Does Graduate Berkeley hotel offer event venues?

    The hotel offers a variety of versatile event venues to suit different occasions. The Durant Room, spanning 570-square-feet, boasts ample natural light through large windows, making it an ideal space for private dining experiences or reception gatherings, accommodating up to 44 seated guests or 80 for a standing reception. The California Room, spanning 750-square-feet, is suited for small to medium-sized meetings and events, comfortably seating 55 people or hosting 70 for a standing reception. Henry's, with its classic wooden decor and high ceiling, provides an intimate setting for receptions, comfortably seating 70 and accommodating 90 for standing receptions.

  • What are the on-site dining options at Graduate Berkeley?

    The first option, Henry's, it is not just a neighborhood pub; it's a piece of Berkeley's history. Guests can find a cozy spot at the bar to enjoy local brews and snacks. Don't miss out on dinner, where fresh tavern fare gets a Bay Area twist. Poindexter Coffee, located on the lobby level, is the ideal spot for a quick caffeine fix and light bites. It's perfect for catching up on emails or having a chat with friends in the funky, Berkeley-inspired surroundings. The cafe prides itself on offering local provisions, including delectable pastries from Starter Bakery and specialty roasts from Saint Frank Coffee, both sourced just across the Bay.

  • What is the best room at Graduate Berkeley?

    The Bay Side Executive King rooms, located on the sixth floor, provide a premium experience with stunning views overlooking the San Francisco Bay. These spacious corner rooms feature the same amenities as the standard king accommodations, including a comfortable king-size bed and a dedicated work area. What sets them apart is the generous space, allowing guests to relax and enjoy the scenery. Additionally, guests in these rooms can indulge in a range of extras and amenities, including HDTV, triple sheeting for added comfort, complimentary Wi-Fi, docking stations, an iron and ironing board, a mini-fridge, a safe, luxurious Malin + Goetz toiletries, and 24-hour access to the fitness center, offering a touch of indulgence reminiscent of college days but with upgraded creature comforts.

  • What is the best way to get to Graduate Berkeley from the airport?

    The most convenient way to reach Graduate Berkeley from the Oakland International Airport (OAK) is by taking a taxi or rideshare service. The airport is approximately 14 miles from the hotel, and the ride typically takes around 25-30 minutes. Alternatively, you can rent a car at the airport if you prefer to have your own transportation during your stay in Berkeley.

  • What are the pet rules at Graduate Berkeley?

    The hotel warmly welcomes furry companions, understanding the bond between travelers and their pets. Guests can include a pet in their reservation for a fee per stay. Graduate Berkeley accommodates a maximum of two pets, each weighing up to 35 lb, with an additional charge per pet for the duration of their stay. To ensure the comfort and safety of all guests, pets should not be left unattended at any time during their visit.

  • Where is Graduate Berkeley located?

    Graduate Berkeley is located at 2600 Durant Avenue, 1.5 km from the centre of Berkeley. People's Park is the closest landmark to Graduate Berkeley.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Graduate Berkeley?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Graduate Berkeley.

  • Does Graduate Berkeley offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Graduate Berkeley offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Graduate Berkeley from the airport?

    Graduate Berkeley is 17.8 km from Oakland. Graduate Berkeley is 21.8 km from Concord Buchanan Fld.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Graduate Berkeley hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Graduate Berkeley in Berkeley and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Graduate Berkeley and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Graduate Berkeley.

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