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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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Dublin Ireland
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44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is beautiful, and in a very good location to explore Berkeley and its surrounds, however this hotel could be amazing with a few additions. Firstly we stayed in room 308 a nice big room with dual aspect which helped with air flow considering there is no airconditioning and the room smelled terribly of mustiness! Definitely needed airing out... More 

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Kensington, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit an historical landmark a Julia Mogan Design. It's a step back in time, untouched unbotequed . A secret is this private club on Berkely Campus provides eccentric lodging -no TV. Also the 5 Star restaurant ,Julia's is excellent, great cocktails, awesome wine list. Get away from it all, dress to complement the 20's architecture.

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

Dear Daniel L., Thank you so very much for your beautiful review of the Berkeley City Club! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and truly wish you all the best. More 

PLEASANTON
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked two rooms for a party of five. A block away from Haas Pavilion, walking distance to restaurants and shops, whether fine food on Shattuck or pizza on Telegraph. Quiet, lovely views. We felt special staying here. Rooms are old, but everything was tasteful and clean. You do not need to be a member.

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Gainesville, FL
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled to Northern CA for a conference in San Francisco. They hotels there were astonishingly high priced, so we decided to revisit the Berkeley City Club. My husband took the BART in to San Francisco. My daughter and I explored the beautiful building, designed by the fabulous Julia Morgan (a great role-model for our 11-year-old daughter to learn about),... More 

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

Dear gatorexplorers, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review. It sounds like your stay was thoroughly enjoyed by your family. We are delighted you could enjoy the building and create special memories to treasure. Wishing you all the best! More 

Palo Alto, California
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Berkeley City Club is in a building built in 1930 by Architect Julia Morgan. Designated as a historical cite in Berkeley entering into the hotel for the night is a wonderful experience. The room I had was charming with a view of the UC Campanile out of the window. The pool was a delight in the morning for a... More 

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

Dear Nancy11932849, Thank you so very much for taking time to share a thoughtful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and found the pool and views of the area as lovely as we do. Wishing you all the best! More 

Berkeley CA
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

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 June 11, 2015

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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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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91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 680 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 

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