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Berkeley City Club

2.5 of 5 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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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I had read reviews about how "no frills" these guest rooms are, but this went beyond "no frills" to "scuzzy and inconvenient." I never use the TV in my hotel rooms, anyway, and I was curious to do my lap swimming in this club's historic pool, so I booked myself one night here for a Berkeley business trip. Well, now... More 

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

Dear EZGtraveler, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. I am glad you were able to satisfy your curiosity to swim laps in our beautiful, historic pool. While the historic hotel does not meet everyone's needs and desires, we are sorry to hear you won't be returning but glad you were able to pull a few... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This beautiful relic is a treasure, and what a treat to stay here when in Berkeley. As others have mentioned, it was designed by Julia Morgan, who also built Hearst Castle--it's a late-1920s structure whose influences are both Gothic Revival and Moderne. The rooms are comfy and charming--no TVs! Wifi works fine throughout. Windows have brass latches, are not screened,... More 

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

Dear Stuffy33, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review! I, too, love the windows that open out to the gorgeous surroundings. The natural light that shines into the room is such a lovely touch. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and truly wish you all the best. More 

Sonora, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
20 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This hotel was designed by Julia Morgan, who also designed Hearst Castle. It has thick walls of concrete and steel but looks like they plastered the interior to give it some warmth aong with rich deep colored wood. To me it evoked a Catholic church or college kind of feeling/look. The place is charming but you have to overlook a... More 

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

Dear William F, Thank you most kindly for your review! The building is indeed stunning! Julia Morgan was so very talented with her work. The architecture that you noted that looked like wood is actually concrete. The only place that there is wood is in the Ballroom. It was done that way by design. Our fine dining restaurant, Julia's is... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have always been a lover of architecture, classic old buildings and antique furnishings. When I was younger I sought out opportunities to stay at historic properties, but somewhere along the way I became more appreciative of modern hotel amenities. On this particular trip, we booked only two weeks out, and available properties were scarce with prices very high for... More 

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

Dear PWillard, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review! I am glad you and your daughter had the opportunity to stay with us. The courtyards are indeed stunning (there are 3 beautiful ones) and I think the variety of hot teas is a nice way for guests to unwind. We truly wish you all the best... More 

santa rosa,ca
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168 reviews 168 reviews
69 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Second stay. Second review . See my "It's a castle"review. This place is draw-dropping awe-inspiring. As you can see,I'm hyphen-ating! Transport yourself back 100 years. Don't miiss the pool. Great beds and bay area views. Thank you Mary for the upgrade!

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

Dear Alan K, Thank you so very much for your kind review and your second stay with us! We appreciate you returning to see us and all the better to do it in an upgraded room. :) We truly wish you all the best. More 

Truckee, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Bekeley City Club so we could walk to the Greek Theatre for a Jimmy Buffett concert. The hotel is a masterpiece of historic proportions. The architect also designed Hearst Castle. There were at least four very large grand pianos in various rooms throughout the hotel. I sat at one of those pianos one... More 

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

Dear Doug, Thank you so very much for your beautiful and thoughtful review! We are thrilled that you were able to take in the beauty around you in all forms - especially on one of our many pianos. I, too, love the elevator indicators. Its the little things. :) We truly wish you all the best and are so glad... More 

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Address: 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Berkeley City Club 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Berkeley City Club Hotel Berkeley
Berkeley City Hotel
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Berkeley

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