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These businesses are not associated with MSRI in any way and MSRI only provides this listing as a service. All rates are subject to availability and change without notice. The rates here are only given for informational purposes and may be out of date. Please call the providers for the most current information.

University Related

International House 
2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel: (510) 642-9470(510) 642-9470    Fax: (510) 642-5220 


east rim of campus   [view map]


Single Room Rates:
Spring 2011: $6,236 - $7,341
Academic Year 2010-11: $12,678 - $15,114
Summer session rates available; weekly rates available during summer only. Rooms are fully furnished and all rates include a meal plan and access to I-House programs and resources. Please email or contact I-House for application or more details. Deposit required.

The Faculty Club 
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel: (510) 540-5678(510) 540-5678    Fax: (510) 540-6204 



Identify yourself as coming to MSRI and please guarantee with a credit card. Cancellation notice is required by 11:00 a.m. the previous day or you will be charged. The Faculty Club has only 23 rooms (6 with shared bath in hall) and tends to fill up months in advance. Please check theirwebsite for further details.

Single: $110/night-shared bath 
Double: $125/night-shared bath

Single: $125/night-private bath
Double: $140/night-private bath

Suites (2): $175-$265/night
Scholar's Retreat (1): $90/night

All prices include tax and continental breakfast.

The Women's Faculty Club 
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel: (510) 642-4175(510) 642-4175    Fax: (510) 204-9661 



Identify yourself as coming to MSRI, give the name of David Eisenbud as faculty sponsor, the department phone # 642-0143 and a credit card # to guarantee. If it is impossible, say MSRI will guarantee the reservation, but this often involves verification and >1 phone call. Cancellation notice is required by 2:00 p.m. the previous day or we will be charged for one night and expect you to reimburse MSRI.

Less than 7 days:
Double/queen bed: $137
Double/twin beds: $145

7 days or more: 
Single: $120/night Double/queen bed: $127/night Double/twin beds: $135/night

UC Summer Visitors Residence Hall 
Stern Hall (corner Hearst St. & Highland Ave.)
Tel: (510) 642-5796(510) 642-5796    


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Dormitory style accommodations. Summer only (approx. June 1 through August 14). If you stay 7 consecutive nights, the 7th night is free.

Single or Double: $64/night 
Single or Double: $384/week
(after May 31, call (510) 642-5925(510) 642-5925)



*For best rates, identify yourself first as a visitor to U.C.Berkeley, then specifically the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.
**University rates are subject to availability and change without notice; listed rates do not include 12% hotel tax.

Bancroft Hotel 
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: (800) 549-1002(800) 549-1002    Fax: (510) 549-1070 


southeast border of campus at College Ave.   [view map]


Standard room rate is $139.

All rooms have one queen size bed. Continental breakfast; no elevator. *University affiliation must be verified by hotel. MSRI visitors may fax their workshop invitation or ask the hotel to phone Jackie Blue at 510-643-6468510-643-6468

Berkeley City Club 
2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: (510) 848-7800(510) 848-7800    Fax: (510) 848-5900 


1 block south of campus   [view map]

Heated lap pool and fitness room; refrigerator on each floor, microwave on 3rd floor; 2 suites avail.

Single or Double: one night: $131.50; two-six nights: $121.50/night; 
monthly rates negotiable* 
Rates include tax, buffet breakfast,and parking. Visa & MC


Berkeley Lab Guest House

1 Cyclotron Rd. Berkeley, CA 94720

(510) 495-8000(510) 495-8000       berkeleylabguesthouse@berkeley.edu


The Berkeley Lab Guest House is one of Berkeley's best kept secrets. They opened in October 2009 and are the destination of choice for sponsored scientists and scholars.

 **PLEASE NOTE:  The Guesthouse is located within a secured area, and it is much easier to go in and out of the premises if you have your own transportation.**

Please ask for the special MSRI rate and indicate that you are participating in an MSRI event when making reservations.

For room rates in general, it would then be:

$110 for queen or twin/twin

$120 for large queen/queen Bay View room

$140 for studio suite with one or two beds and kitchenette, Bay View

Single occupancy, each additional person is $10 per night, no tax, no charge for parking or internet.


Claremont Resort and Spa 
41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705
Tel: (800) 551-7266(800) 551-7266     


1.5 miles south of campus   [view map]

A Berkeley landmark luxury hotel with 279 rooms, several restaurants, pool, spa & fitness center.

The corporate/university rate ranges from
$149-169, with our Corp code: "UCB"

Doubletree Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: (510)548-7920(510)548-7920, (800)222-8733(800)222-8733    Fax: (510)644-0846


~3+ miles west of campus   [view map]

375-room full service hotel at waterfront, restaurants, free parking.

U.C. Berkeley/MSRI rates as available, please call; identify yourself as a visitor to U.C. BERKELEY

Downtown Berkeley Inn
2001 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel:(510) 843-4043(510) 843-4043    Fax:(510) 843-4046


2 blocks south of campus   [view map]


Rates: Rates: $119 and up, UCB discount: $10 off. Boutique hotel, 27 rooms.

Hotel Durant 
2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: (800) 238-7268(800) 238-7268    Fax: (510) 486-8336 


1 block south of campus   [view map]

144 rooms, restaurant

Queen: $133/night
King: $143/night
Double Double: $163/night 
MSRI has a further discounted corporate/university rate.  

Please use the promo/corporate code: "MSRI123"

French Hotel 
1538 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
Tel: (510) 548-9930(510) 548-9930    


~1 mile north of campus   [view map]

18 rooms, 3 story building (1st level is cafe), free parking.

Single or Double: $95/night
48 hr. cancellation policy.

Golden Bear Inn 
1620 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA 94702
Tel: (510) 525-6770(510) 525-6770    Fax: (510) 525-6999 


~3 miles west of campus   [view map]


one queen bed: $79/night, one queen + one twin bed: $89/night, 2 queen beds: $99, 2 bedroom cottage with kitchenette: $109/night and up; monthly rates sometimes available, summer rates slightly higher, please call. Toll free (800)525-6770(800)525-6770.

Holiday Inn Express
1175 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: (866) 548-1700(866) 548-1700    Fax: 1-510-548-1705 


~2 miles west of campus   [view map]


Single: $89/night Double: $99/night Note: all rooms have a refrigerator and microwave; Jr suite: $109/night, suite with full kitchen: $229/night, 2 week stay or longer: $189/night

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: (866) 466-9199(866) 466-9199    Fax: (510) 845-7320 


One block West of campus   [view map]


New, completely renovated Hotel Shattuck Plaza has rooms available for you! MSRI’s preferred rate is $149. Guests can either call the hotel’s main line, 510-845-7300510-845-7300, and ask for the MSRI rate or go to http://www.hotelshattuckplaza.com,



Rodeway Inn
1461 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: (510) 848-3840(510) 848-3840    Fax: (800) 608-7329


8 blocks south of campus   [view map]


Rates: $89.95+ and up. Extended stay rates ($70/night for one month stay, as available, call). 40 rooms, microwave & mini refrigerator, free parking.
Ask for the "Math Department" rate.

Rose Garden Inn 
2790 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709
Tel: (510) 549-2145(510) 549-2145    Fax: (510) 549-1085 


7 blocks south of campus   [view map]

40 Rooms housed in five historic buildings surrounded by flowering gardens. Full buffet breakfast served daily 7:30am-10:00am. Transportation to campus shuttle provided complimentary, or to MSRI at a nominal fee.

MSRI rates starting at $89 plus tax/night. All rooms feature direct dial phones, private bathrooms and color cable television. Deluxe level rooms also feature fireplaces, refrigerators, microwaves and in room hi-speed internet connections. Complimentary full buffet breakfast served daily from 7:30am-10am. Complimentary parking included on a space available basis. Transportation to the campus shuttle, or MSRI provided at a nominal fee when pre-arranged with the Front Desk.

Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-90051-800-992-9005 OR directly on our website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted, enter code "MATH". By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show the MSRI rate on all room types available. Please note: The Original Queen room type does not have a hi-speed internet connection - but we do have WiFi available in our public spaces.

Travelodge Motel Berkeley 
1820 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703
Tel: (800) 255-3050(800) 255-3050    


5 blocks west of campus   [view map]


one queen bed: $79/night; king bed: $85.50/night; 2 beds: $89.10

Extended Stay Oakland/Emeryville


Tel: 800-400-3636800-400-3636    Fax: 925-355-0295


Oakland, Emeryville, Richmond  

Fully furnished 1 and 2 bedroom apartments

Note: 30 day minimum stay

Lake Merritt Hotel



Oakland, CA
The Lake Merritt Hotel has 50 fully furnished apartments which are available for a minimum of 30 days.

Guest Room - $1,395.00 & Up
Studio Apartment Suite - $1,895.00 & Up
One Bedroom Suite - $2,395.00 & Up

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Disclaimer: This information is provided as a matter of service only; there may be changes without notification. Users of this list communicate, contract and do business with individuals, companies or firms at their own risk. The Regents, Directors, and employees of U.C. Berkeley and MSRI shall not be liable for any errors or omissions made in the compilation or printing of this list.