Accommodation for Simons Institute Visitors

The city of Berkeley and neighboring communities offer a variety of attractive hotel options as well as furnished short-term and long-term housing opportunities. Long-term visitors are advised to make arrangements for their accommodation as early as possible. The Institute provides assistance in securing rental accommodation for long-term participants.

*Please be aware of scams claiming to arrange accommodations for your visit. While the Simons Institute provides long-term visitors with resources to find accommodations, the Institute will not ask you for payments, and will not arrange for accommodation providers to contact you. Please note: Ehotel Services is not affiliated with the Simons Institute and its programs. 

Berkeley hotels and Bed and Breakfasts for short-term visitors (sorted by distance to Calvin Lab):
Faculty Club (on campus)
Bancroft Hotel The Bancroft Hotel is temporarily closed for seismic renovations. (3-minute walk to Calvin Lab, limited number of rooms)
Graduate Berkeley (formerly Hotel Durant) (7-minute walk to Calvin Lab)
Hotel Shattuck Plaza (15-minute walk to Calvin Lab)
Residence Inn by Marriott (15-minute walk to Calvin Lab)
Berkeley Lab Guest House (hills above campus, access by car or shuttle bus)
Double Tree by Hilton (complimentary shuttle or 20-minute bus ride on public transit; for shuttle please contact hotel directly)
Claremont Hotel Club & Spa (20-minute bus ride with public transit)

For a visual maps representation of the various hotel locations to Calvin Lab (denoted by an orange house icon), please visit the link here.


Berkeley furnished rentals for long-term visitors:
We have compiled a list of tips for your Berkeley housing search here.
You can find a description of Berkeley neighborhoods here.

Rental prices per month can range as follows:
Private room in a shared apartment or house ($1,300 – $1,800)
Studio apartment ($1,800 – $2,500)
1-BR apartment or house ($2,300 – $3,600)
2-BR apartment or house ($3,000 – $4,500)
3-BR apartment or house ($4,500+)

Please note that the price ranges above represent approximate costs for furnished rentals in nearby neighborhoods.

You may also use the following resources to find accommodation:
UC Berkeley housing list: CalRentals
Sabbatical Homes
Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO)
Bed and Breakfast Online

If you are a local landlord interested in renting your furnished accommodation to our visiting scientists, please apply via our online landlord application form.

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