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Berkeley City Club

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was upgraded to a suite on the top floor with a view to die for! Yes no air conditioning, no tv, spotty wifi, old lighting... yet the view and the location makes it a fabulous find. If you are older, be prepared to do some schlepping. Its Not easy to check in or out - no assistants outside to... More

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

Hi Suzanne! Thank you for your review. We think 604 is pretty amazing as well. I apologize that we fell short in certain areas, but are glad you were able to draw on the positives from your stay and enjoy the beauty around you. We wish you all the best! More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really special building, with lovely common spaces. The hotel rooms are very modest but clean and comfortable. The location is perfect, right next to the Cal campus. Great continental breakfast included in room price. There is a great pool, I wish I'd had my bathing suit. In my experience visiting Berkeley over a five year period, and... More

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

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! It is such a compliment that we are your favorite in Berkeley. The building is simply a treasure! We wish you all the best. More

arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Berkeley City Club for three nights. The rooms, as has been noted by others, do not have tv and WiFi is spotty at best. All the more reason to go into the garden or the library where the WiFi is fine and the setting divine. Everywhere you look from the soaring groined ceilings to the moorish decoration... More

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

Thank you so very much for your thoughtful review! Our staff would agree with you on the beauty of the Julia Morgan masterpiece. We are glad you were able to enjoy wandering the venue and took notice to the details. All the best to you! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I'll echo what others have written- it's a lovely, lovely building with beautiful public rooms, courtyard gardens, surprises at every turn. A great place to stay and return to in the evening. There is no fawning staff to coo at you- but those I met were courteous and efficient and responsive. There are no televisions in the rooms. The complementary... More

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

Hi Tom H! Thank you most kindly for your thoughtful review of our venue! We appreciate it so much that you were able to take in the beauty of so many things during your stay. :) All the best to you! More

Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a charming, beautifully designed hotel that was built in the 20's as a ladies club. We stayed for one night in a standard room which was comfortable, but fairly small and basic. There is no A/C so we kept our windows open and the sound from the courtyard was easily heard. Having said that, we really enjoyed our... More

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

Hi Npquest! Thank you so very much for your kind review. The Courtyards are some of my favorites spaces as well. I just love the lush green throughout and the pool is indeed stunning! I love that the entire building has so much history in its surroundings. We wish you all the best! More

Ithaca, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a toughie. First, if you demand valet parking, room service, sparkling up to date rooms and a hotel bar, do not stay here. You will be unhappy. The City Club is a historically and significant building designed by Julia Morgan whose Board has opened its facilities and rooms as a means to support and preserve this building. There... More

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

Thank you for your review, Ann, and for encouraging others to keep an open mind. The Berkeley City Club may not a perfect fit for all travelers, but it can be for those who can appreciate it for what it is. We are glad you enjoyed your stay for the most part. If you are back in Berkeley, come and... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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

Thank you for your kind review, Amanda! We love that you enjoyed your stay. It is pretty special just to be able to be present to all the peace, quiet and beauty and enjoy a little break from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. We truly wish you all the best! More

California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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BCCGuestSupport, Executive Support at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Flipper314, Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review! Although your stay may not have been perfect, I think you took the good and enjoyed things for what they were. We are glad you had the opportunity to enjoy the space. Wishing you all the best! More

Morristown, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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BCCGuestSupport, Admin Support at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Burrsearcher, Thank you so very much for your review. I am sorry that your friend became sick during your stay. We appreciate you finding the silver lining even in unfortunate circumstances. We truly wish you all the best. More

California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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BCCGuestSupport, Admin Support at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear thewindatyourfeet, Thank you so very much for kind and thoughtful review. I do agree, the grand spaces and architecture are stunning. You should definitely try Julia's the next time you stay with us! The cuisine is truly amazing. Our Chef is fantastic. We wish you all the best! More

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Address: 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 35
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