Where to Stay During EWIP

We look forward to welcoming you at EWIP’s Women’s Leadership Conference. We encourage you to look for accommodations ASAP if you need a place to stay in the Bay Area. We do not have one hotel we recommend, but list several options to assist you in your making travel plans. This year the conference is in Berkeley. You may wish to stay in the East Bay. If you want to stay in San Francisco or are coming from other parts of the Bay Area taking the BART to the downtown Berkeley station is the most convenient.

The conference site is at 2601 Warring Street, Berkeley. (map)
Clark Kerr Conference Center, University of California, Berkeley.
Limited prepaid parking options will be available when you register for the conference. Please register early to insure getting a parking spot

For a different kind of lodging, consider AirBnB.

BERKELEY/EAST BAY OPTIONS

Hotel Durant
2600 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
+1.510.845.8981
www.hoteldurant.com
Description: A boutique hotel and a unique blend of classic Spanish Mediterranean architecture and modern conveniences. Steps away from the U.C. Berkeley campus and Telegraph Avenue, the Hotel Durant infuses the formal university setting with the bohemian spirit that Berkeley is known for. After a multi-million dollar renovation in 2008, the Hotel Durant is green certified and offers guestrooms with modern conveniences and whimsical details. For last minute bookings, call Hotel Durant at 800-238-7268, or 510-845-8981.
Walking distance: 0.69 km – a 12 minute walk
Distance from Berkeley BART Subway Station: 1.3 km – a 16 minute walk
Shuttle: not available
Business Center: yes
Parking: Adjoining for fee
Notes: Complimentary wired and wireless high speed Internet access
Bus Stop outside hotel

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Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
+1.866.466.9199 (Toll Free)
www.hotelshattuckplaza.com
Description: Located two blocks from the University of California – Berkeley campus, the landmark Hotel Shattuck Plaza has returned to Downtown Berkeley after an extensive multi-million dollar renovation. The city’s oldest hotel has become the San Francisco Bay Area’s newest boutique hotel.
Call the hotel directly – 510-845-7300 or toll free 866-466-9199
Walking distance: 1.8 km
Distance from Berkeley BART Subway Station: 0.11 km – 1 minute walk
Shuttle: not available
Business Center: yes
Parking: nearby for fee
Notes: complimentary wired and wireless high speed Internet access; air conditioning

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Claremont Hotel and Spa
41 Tunnel Road
Berkeley, CA 94705
+1.510.843.3000
www.claremontresort.com
Description: The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa mixes a rich history with modern amenities, award-winning cuisine, live entertainment and stately accommodations, with unforgettable views of the San Francisco Bay. An urban oasis – near the city, nestled in the Berkeley Hills – the Claremont lets you get away from it all without being too far away from anything.
Walking distance: 2.2 km
Fitness Center: yes – 22,000 sq ft. facility with fitness classes
Business Center: yes
Parking: on-site – fee included in sleeping room rate
Notes: complimentary wireless and wired internet; 3 outdoor pools; full-service fitness facility; kids club; tennis courts; air conditioning

SAN FRANCISCO OPTIONS

These are near the downtown BART stations.  It is a 45 minute travel time to Berkeley.

Galleria Park Hotel
191 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

Le Méridien San Francisco
333 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Omni San Francisco Hotel
500 California Street (at Montgomery)
San Francisco, California 94104

Kimpton Hotels Try the Triton Hotel, in downtown San Francisco, one of several from this boutique hotel chain (Hotel Monaco, Hotel Palomar, and Serrano Hotel are the others). 342 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108

Mandarin Oriental San Francisco
222 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

If you find/know of other places you want to recommend, please feel free to comment/make a suggestion on this blog and help out a fellow traveler.