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Berkeley City Club

2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
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Ranked #3 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

No T.V, little wi-fi: my idea of heaven. The pool looked amazing. It is a quaint, other-worldly place. Perfect for a writer! They even gave me a phone charger for my cell. Bliss. The heating was stuck on in my room, which was strange. Otherwise, all went well.

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21 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've stayed here a couple times now. As you can read from all the other reviews, the building itself is one-of-a-kind and beautiful. It's an old-style hotel, meaning small rooms and big, beautiful public spaces. Where else can you find a beautiful courtyard, a solarium, a library, a gorgeous staircase, and lots of chairs and seating areas scattered around. (One... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have enjoyed my stops at the Berkeley City Club in the past, but this time I was traveling with a friend who became ill. At such times you become aware of the lack of valet parking, a bellhop, or room service. The charm of the architecture, which is uniquely wonderful, fades a bit when you need those little extra... More

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18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a beautiful building that was originally built as a women's club by Julia Morgan, who also designed the Hearst Castle. This, too, bears resemblance to a castle of sorts, with huge stone archways and grand, high ceilings in the lobby and sitting rooms. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and very conveniently located to University... More

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Windsor, Connecticut
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed at the Berkeley City Club to attend a wedding there. The hotel was quite unique in that it is a historical site from the architecture to the actual building. The staff and service was very good, prompt and courteous. The room and beds were clean and comfortable. Being a historical site, one should be aware that rooms to... More

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Monterey, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I've stayed at Berkeley City Club before -- it is indeed lovely -- the architecture and location are splendid. But I cannot recommend this hotel based on my last planned visit and subsequent interactions with staff. I bought a prepaid voucher (the kind you can get through places like Travelzoo, Living Social, Groupon, etc.) and planned to stay one night.... More

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Our daughter recommended this hotel when we were headed to visit her and her partner. I was very excited because I was familiar with Architect Julia Morgan as she had designed Asilomar in Pacific Grove, and was one of the first female architects in California. The building was designed originally as a women's club in the 1920's (as I recall)... More

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Los Angeles, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Hotel's location was so convenient. You can walk to shopping centers like central world, platinum mall or pantip plaza. If you like a flee market, the Indra market just located right next to the hotel. Wifi and room service are simply superb. Room was so new and super clean. Staff can speak good command of English. Just one thing a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Architecturally pleasing and convenient to all the Berkeley highlights. We stayed for a concert at Zellerbach Hall and it was only a 5 min walk to the venue. Both which were lovely. The structure is early California and intimate. We were not able to have dinner at the hotel but, the dining room is a step into the deco past.... More

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Gates Mills, OH
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We booked this hotel for a spur of the moment stay at Berkeley. We chose the Berkeley City Club for its proximity to the Berkeley campus and for its beautiful architecture. The building is beautiful and harkens back to a totally different era, but the furnishings are well worn, bordering on shabby. One very nice touch is the use of... More

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Address: 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Berkeley #3 Romantic Hotel in Berkeley #4 Green Hotel in Berkeley
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Blending Romanesque and Moorish architecture, the Berkeley City Club was elaborately crafted by Hearst Castle designer Julia Morgan. Carved archways, vaulted ceilings, an indoor mosaic tiled swimming, and leaded-glass windows overlooking lush courtyards give the building its unique old world charm. The Berkeley City Club boasts six floors of classically designed standard, junior suite and suite size hotel rooms. Experience breathtaking views from each room, whether its the iconic fog rolling in over the San Francisco bay or the beautiful sunrises over the Berkeley Hills. Enjoy complimentary breakfast in the dining room, including fresh fruit, toast, bagels, pastries, hard-boiled eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, and juice. For entertainment, check out special member events, fitness classes, theater performances, salon services, lounge hours and dining in the restaurant, Julia's or visit local Berkeley attractions just steps away from the Club. ... more   less 
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