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UPDATE October 1, 2020: We are now offering customizable hotel buyout deals for corporate retreats, mini-conferences, and holiday/family stayovers. Please contact our events coordinator, Kelly, for retreat inquiries and quotes. Her contact email is kelly@bancrofthotel.com


Looking for a lodging right in the heart of the UC Berkeley Campus area? Maybe you’re a part of a corporate group and want to set comfortable retreat? Located across the street from the UC Berkeley, the Bancroft Hotel offers a quaint and cozy vacation experience. Think 1920s style, with modern amenities. Our Berkeley boutique Hotel is a great starting point when visiting the city of Berkeley, the Cal campus and all the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. If you want to stay at a hotel near UC Berkeley, stay with us. You can’t get closer than this! Located in a National Historic Landmark building, our hotel offers a large events space and 22 newly remodeled green guest rooms, most with views of the San Francisco Bay, the campus or the Berkeley Hills.

Are you an Alum of Berkeley (Old Blue!) or are you taking a campus tour for the first time as a incoming student? We are the go-to hotel for Cal parents, visiting faculty and visitors to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Go Bears! If you’re coming to the Cal Bears new Simpson Center, we’re just a block away from Memorial Stadium and the Greek Theater.  Enjoy convenience, great service and charm at our beautiful boutique hotel when you come to the Cal Football game. Our hotel is also an easy walk across campus from the famous Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto and Chez Panisse restaurant.

Prefer to stay green? We are the most eco-friendly, green hotel in Berkeley. All of our 22 newly remodeled guest rooms are easy on the environment; from curtains made from recycled soda bottles to Eco-Timber FSC hardwood floors and Flor carpet tiles to Nandina bamboo towels and SDH organic cotton bedding.

The Bancroft Hotel feels like my home away from home. Thank you so much for taking care of my family every time we visit Berkeley.

People love our charming Bed and Breakfast for our service. We strive to offer extraordinary customer service in everything we do. We want to be your doorway to Berkeley. From suggesting the best picnic spots (and providing you with a picnic lunch and blanket upon your request), to recommending local used bookstores, tours for the campus, tickets to the Campanile and even hard to find used clothing stores. You’ll feel like a Berkeley native in no time! We offer free Wi-Fi, a business center and of course free breakfast with our famous house-made granola.