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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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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Got a steal of a deal on Living Social and stayed for an anniversary getaway. Enjoyed our 3-night stay very much! Staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. We spent most of our time exploring San Francisco during the day and I was initially concerned about the travel back and forth from Berkeley, but the amazing public transportation system was a... More 

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The Berkley City Club is a bare bones hotel, but clean and super cheap in a City that is pretty expensive. Walking distance to the BART if 1/2 mile seems doable. The service also was good, and the free full breakfast was a pleasant surprise since they call it continental breakfast. Pool too if you want it.

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Southern Calif
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23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I very much enjoyed a two-night stay in this charming hotel when in Berkeley for a 40-year Boalt reunion. My room was spacious, and anyone who loves history will be blown away by the accomplishments of Julia Morgan (first licensed woman architect in California and architect for Hearst Castle among dozens of other projects.) Several of my classmates joined me... More 

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Wakefield, RI
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122 hotel reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

My sub-par rating is entirely based on its business hotel qualities. If you’re there for other reasons, this property may be more suitable. I stayed here for three days and would not return. I think they might be better off calling this place a Hostel or maybe convert it to senior living. Although it’s a historic building with some nice... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We stayed here for one night. It is a historic building, which means it's old but well maintained. I could see how you could call it charming, but it's also kind of creepy, in a "The Shining" kind of way. Weird paintings depict things like a group of children standing together, with one girl a step away holding a hammer... More 

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Campbell, CA
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45 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I stayed with my sister at this lovely historic property that is beautiful and charming, though a little worn around the edges. I am very forgiving of less than perfection, however, when the architecture, history and atmosphere are as enchanting as this hotel. From the staircase to elevators to gardens to hidden alcoves, this hotel is a step back in... More 

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Hampshire England
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We had a two night stay at this lovely historic hotel for a family wedding. The building dated back to the 1920’s and we loved the architecture and the old fashioned feel to the reception and all the rooms. The atmosphere was more like an old academic institution rather than a hotel and was calm, and quiet. There were signs... More 

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I stayed with a family member (kid) at the Berkeley City Club not long ago, and it just occurred to me that it's a great option for those organizing a college trip to see Berkeley, Mills, St. Mary's, or San Francisco schools. It's walkable to BART, and affordable.

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Auburn,CA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

During your stay be sure & find all 3 gardens. In addition each floor has a small outside space where, when it is clear, you have a view of San Francisco & Golden Gate Bridge. Try to time a view at sunset. Don’t forget to notice the details. The architect, Julia Morgan, also designed most of the light fixtures, as... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The lovely old building designed by Julia Morgan in the 20's is now a hotel/b and b. Much more reasonable than most places in San Francisco and Berkeley, and a very central location. The rooms can be small, and the bathrooms are original; but i have stayed here many times, and love all the old rooms; and the first two... More 

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