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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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Berkeley CA
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main rooms are lovely and well-maintained -- a perfect setting for a wedding or another big party. The restaurant, Julia, serves excellent food. The restaurant staff is also the caterer for big parties -- highly recommended for good service. We came for a party, but did not stay in the rooms.

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

Dear SPM72, Thank you so very much for your kind and insightful review! We are so glad you had an opportunity to explore the space and enjoy a great event. It really is such a special space. Truly wishing you all the best. More 

Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes we would stay again but you need to accept its unique style. The staff were all very attentive. We particularly like the way it still has a 1930 feel but has new amenities eg old taps but all in working order. The wifi did not work in the room but was very fast in the public rooms near the... More 

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

Dear Nancy D, Thank you for your kind, thoughtful and honest review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and meal at Julia's. We appreciate you choosing the Berkeley City Club. Wishing you all the best. More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like staying in an atmosphere of Hearst Castle, with a facade of "Tower of Terror," then this is the place for you. Its old world charm of grand old ladies taking tea in high back leather chairs among stone arches and tranquil gardens, makes it a unique experience. But don't expect any technology. No TVs in rooms, WIFI... More 

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

Dear Davidbiz, Thank you so very much for your thoughtful review. We certainly agree that there is a special charm about the building that is lovely and unique and the Courtyards are stunning. Truly wishing you all the best. More 

paradise, ca
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

Dear Auric1111, Thank you for your thorough review and I am glad that you had the opportunity to take in the beauty of the Pool. In terms of the radiator and heat inside of the room, we are now entering Summer and are making adjustments to our system to allow for the warmer weather setting in. We are glad that... More 

Vonore, Tennessee
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536 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 705 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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

Dear Torte_Sue, Thank you most kindly for your thorough and insightful review of your stay. We are appreciative of your mention of how important security is as we agree and took that as an opportunity to ensure our Team Members are aware as well. We are delighted that you enjoyed breakfast and we wish you all the best in your... More 

Burbank, California
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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