Celebrated Iconic Quarters with a Bohemian Beat
Welcome to Graduate Berkeley – where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay.
Graduate Berkeley is a five-minute walk to campus at the corner of the city stir and game day buzz. We are steps from Shattuck Avenue shops and stops. A virtual post card from its counter culture past, Graduate Berkeley resides in the historically renovated Hotel Durant, making it the most storied place around.
The lobby invites nods to the arts and academia, the well-traveled local and Berkeley’s Bohemian roots. Collegiate plaids mix with a faraway but familiar feel, like a home away from home.
Thousands of “Nat Geo” magazines journey across the front desk walls dressed in California gold. Curl up with a book amidst Ikat patterned easy chairs and printed velvet sofas in deep blues and burgundy with a vintage vibe. Sweeping wood floors are layered with hand-woven rugs from India, while graphic street art mixes with chinoiserie accessories offset by original mill work and moldings.
Gather some Golden Bears for a post game bite at Henry’s or convene at a communal wood table; it’s the perfect hub for conversation, camaraderie and robust exchange of ideas and intellect.
So whether you’re in town for a meeting or meet up, cheering along with Oski on The Hill or enjoying a show at The Greek, we’re here to make it memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip smart staff (#humblebrag) can guide you in and around Berkeley – so that you feel like a local, at home again even if it’s your first time in town.
Our rooms are ready for a night like you’ve never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner. This is Graduate -be ready to be inspired.
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24-Hour Fitness Center
Lace up your sneaks to get that heart rate up or pump iron anytime you please in our 24-hour fitness center located on the lobby level.
We love furry friends probably a little more than the next guy and would never dare ask you leave them at home during your travels. In fact, when you bring your four-legged companion along for the ride, they stay for free. Plus, we’ve teamed up with our pals at BarkBox to make your pup’s stay extra special. When you check in with Fido, he’ll receive a complimentary BarkBox as well as a bowl and blanket to enjoy during his stay*.
*BarkBoxes are complimentary. If you wish to take the bowl or blanket home with you, they are available for purchase through our front desk.
Complimentary Bike Rentals
Cruise around town on two wheels and explore the city Berkeley. Complimentary bikes are available for rent at the front desk based on availability.