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Berkeley City Club

2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012 via mobile

Wasn't sure about this place as we got this deal through groupon.com but it turned out to be our favorite place we stayed on vacation. The view and location was great. The architecture and history of the hotel was fascinating. Overall I would recommend staying in this hotel to anyone and look forward to going back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

My husband and I just came back from a 1 night stay at this beautiful old landmark. We had a LivingSocial discount of ~$80, so no question about value for cost. I would still consider paying regular rack rates, but with the following caveat - The building is old, so those expecting the latest gadgets in a new hotel will... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Amazing how the age and history of a building can resound in its walls! Lovely desk staff! Clean and charming room with the most breathtaking view of The City! Now if only we can arrive at a humane and dignified solution to the plethora of homeless that flank the area. I had one man ask us for a light and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

This beautiful hotel/club built by Julia Morgan who also designed St. Simeon, dates from the 1930s. The rooms are small but comfortable with baths consistent with the era that are spotless despite many original fixtures. Classical music plays in the lobby. There is ONE TV in the TV room which is also an archives. The pool is beautiful and open... More

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Vista, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

They provide breakfast from 7 AM - 9 AM, it is DELICIOUS. The bed is not comfortable, the rug on the floor was DIRTY, there was no hot water, and the front desk staff is not that nice. Other than that, your pick if you want to stay. Only reason why I chose this place to stay was because I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

This hotel is an amazing, beautiful beaux arts builidng, lovingly restored and beautifully furnished with period pieces. Although pleasant for a visit, the overnight stay was not as comfortable as we would have liked. There was no hot water the day we arrived, and the problem was not resolved until the following morning. Besides not being able to shower, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

My room was impeccable, and the entire building and small garden area are a treat. Coffee and breakfast were great as well as internet access. Location is near Telegraph, Cal campus, downtown, and walking distance to North Shattuck. Parking is affordable. I will definitely stay here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

I typically stay at one of two hotels when I am up in the Berkeley area but both were booked on a recent trip so I took a chance on Berkeley City Club. I was given a queen room on the 6th floor but interestingly, the biggest rooms with the bigger beds are closest to the elevator and since the... More

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Forestville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Having grown up on the Central Coast, Hearst Castle was always an iconic landmark. Recently when I had a chance to stay overnight at what came to be known as “the Little Castle” (aka the Berkeley City Club) I jumped at the opportunity to experience another of architect Julia Morgan’s uniquely beautiful buildings. As a guest at the hotel, one... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Stayed at the Berkeley City Club on a business trip this week. The hotel is very clean and is a must for architecture and history buffs. It's not your new, contemporary hotel - it is almost like you are staying in a museum. The staff is very friendly and our stay was pleasant.

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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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Best Value Hotel in Berkeley #4 Green Hotel in Berkeley
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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