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Berkeley City Club

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2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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paradise, ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived in late afternoon. Check-in was quick and efficient. Entered room and found that it was small and quite warm. Had steam radiator which could not be turned off, we checked with the desk. Had to sleep with windows open and across the courtyard was a banquet hall with a reception going on. They used some kind of flowery smelling... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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83 hotel reviews
632 helpful votes 632 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel was completed in 1930. It is an example of the architectural work of Julia Morgan, who also designed the Hearst Mansion. She was posthumously awarded the AIA Gold Medal for her work in 2014, the only woman to be so honored. The City Club was constructed of her typical cement. The fireplace mantels and ceilings are especially beautiful.... More 

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Burbank, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Definitely a hotel for travelers who appreciate a bit of history and are not bothered by not having the most modern amenities. Beds and bathrooms were comfortable if spartan. We appreciated the generous breakfast. The location, once you figure out where to put your car, is perfect in relation to the University and walking around. The hotel oozes old-world charm... More 

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BCCGuestSupport, Executive Support at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear KH100, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review! It sounds like you were truly able to enjoy your stay and that delights us! I agree, the building is stunning and completely charming. We look forward to having you back one day. All the best to you! More 

Natick
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

From an architectural point of view this hostelry is fascinating. We stayed for three nights. The rooms are small, super basic with few amenities. We were not concerned that there was no TV, radio, A/C or coffee maker. Sleeping on the 6th floor with the window's flung wide open was fine and the area had mostly quieted down by midnight.... More 

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BCCGuestSupport, Executive Support at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Fred123, Thank you so very much for your review of the Berkeley City Club! I know we can all agree that the architecture is stunning. :) We certainly appreciate the feedback and are glad that you had an opportunity to stay with us. Wishing you all the best. More 

San Carlos, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We live on the other side of the Bay, but we had a lovely one-night getaway to the Berkeley City Club Hotel recently. Designed by architect Julia Morgan (who designed Hearst Castle), the hotel was finished in 1930 and has been lovingly preserved since then. The flower arrangements, furnishings, tapestries and rugs are gorgeous. Like stepping into a time machine.... More 

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BCCGuestSupport, Admin Support at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear BotaBRC, Thank you so very much for your review of the Berkeley City Club. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and so perfect that you live so close! It is always nice to enjoy a destination just a "hop, skip and jump" away. Truly wishing you all the best! More 

Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

I very much enjoyed my four night stay here. Think of it as the opposite of the big chain hotels. It is a club in an amazing building, a cross between Art Deco and neoGothic, California style: service secondary to atmosphere.

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BCCGuestSupport, Executive Support at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear StretherMelbourne, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Truly wishing you all the best! More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This spectacularly beautiful building was designed by Julia Morgan of Hearst Castle fame, and was previously the Berkeley Women's Club. The building is lovingly preserved with comforting public rooms and garden. The pool is made of Malibu tile and is gorgeous. The rooms are small but comfortable with lovely tile bathrooms. Beware though, preservation includes no air conditioning, no TVs... More 

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BCCGuestSupport, Executive Support at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Nancy, Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review! I agree, the pool is stunning and the rooms are comfortable. The soft, cozy bedding is so welcoming for a restful nights sleep after a busy day. We appreciate you staying with us. All the best to you. More 

Santa Monica, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I've stayed several times and this is a very special place. It's quiet and beautiful, and they have done a wonderful job of preserving the original architecture and interior design of the building. If you want mod cons then this isn't the right place for you. But if you are someone who appreciates historical architecture and quiet places that support... More 

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BCCGuestSupport, Executive Support at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear SMONTraveler, Thank you for your very kind and helpful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Your thoughts were stated beautifully and we love that you were able to take in the simple pleasures of the building. We appreciate your continued stays with us and we hope to see you back again soon! Wishing you all the... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I very much enjoyed my stay as a solo woman traveler and it was easy to imagine being here "back in the day" when it was the Berkeley Women's Club. The building is beautiful and the art deco pool is not only decorative but well kept-up, clean, and usable for swimming laps. The rooms are small and Spartan and it... More 

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BCCGuestSupport, Executive Support at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Byelka, Thank you most kindly for choosing to stay with us and write a thoughtful review. I do agree, the architecture is stunning and we appreciate the comments of the well-kept pool. Our Team Members work hard to ensure our hotel guests and club members truly enjoy using it. As for the coffee, I did a little research for... More 

San Jose, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

She called it the "Little Castle" and Julia knew what she was doing. It was like a people friendly castle. We had coffee in a charming alcove next to the patio. I completely enjoyed the beautiful linens, immaculately clean room, and retro atmosphere of our room. This was a treat for a special night in Berkeley. Be sure to see... More 

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BCCGuestSupport, Executive Support at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Joni H, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review! We are delighted you enjoyed the stay. I agree, the pool is stunning and a true marvel not to be missed. We appreciate you staying with us in the Little Castle. All the best to you this new year and always. More 

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