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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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Scotts Valley, California
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a wonderful building, designed by Julia Morgan, and has been converted into a hotel. There are also many amenities, a restaurant, a theater, a ballroom, meeting rooms, a great lobby area, a library, and a museum. However, the most impressive amenity is the indoor swimming pool. It resembles the indoor swimming pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon,... More 

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Thank you for all the compliments Donna- sounds like you settle in quite well when you visit. Be sure to keep your eye out for our Special Offers only on Tripadvisor.... we have them regularly! See you again soon, Hotel Management More 

Scituate, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This building is very interesting-small doors leading to small garden courtyards. Very well maintained. Staff very friendly. We were there to visit my daughter whom attends UC Berkeley--the location is perfect! Just a few blocks from campus!! Breakfast in the dining room was buffet--limited selection, but very good! We will definitely be back!!

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you were so close to your daughter during your last visit to Berkeley. Looking forward to having you back soon! More 

Ben Lomond, California
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Yep, we just spent the last evening in the 30's listening to period music and enjoying the different public rooms designed by the same architect as Hearst Castle - Julia Morgan. Our room even had a magnificient view of the Bay! Just wish I had my bathing suit because the indoor swimming pool certainly looked inviting.

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

PT & NT - Yes bring your bathing suit on your next visit to the BCC! Thanks for mentioning the 30's music, it just sets the perfect tone throughout the hotel. Looking forward to having you back! Berkeley City Club More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

An historic hotel built in 1930 still retains the grace and courtesies of another age. The staff are wonderful; helpful and friendly. We arrived for our 4th stay there and there was construction going on from 7am-3pm next door...new student housing is being built and it is very noisy during these times on the bay side. Still, we were up... More 

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LONG BEACH
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This was my first visit to the hotel, and was interested to see why it is currently rated at #2 on tripadvisor for Berkeley hotels. Check-in was not a good start as I had booked a Queen room, but was given a double, a very small room, but I did get switched to the room I had booked. The Queen... More 

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your letting us know about your experience here at our hotel. We are sorry to hear the construction woke you up Friday morning, they usually don't start with any noise this early in the morning. Though I'm happy to hear you were offered a queen bed and were able to enjoy the San Francisco Bay views, what... More 

SF Bay Area
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My wife and I booked a stay through a Bloomspot deal that gave us a great rate on a one night stay with continental breakfast. We had to cancel our first booking just minutes before check-in time because our toddler had a fever. Though the hotel was within their rights to invoke their cancellation policy, they kindly let us cancel... More 

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BerkeleyCityClub, Marketing Mananger at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your room being on the chilly side. I'm going to personally have a look at the single window pain in your room to see what we can do. Good to know we provided a space heater to keep you warm through the night. Be sure to ask for me next time you're our... More 

Seattle
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70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This hotel is a gem! It was built by Julia Morgan in 1930 and retains all of its charm and history.The common areas are stunning and the rooms are small but spotlessly clean and comfortable. The staff are all friendly and helpful and the breakfast buffet is excellent.

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Hi Kasia- Glad you found the Berkeley City Club Hotel perfectly located during your visit from Seattle and enjoyed the historic feel. We look forward in having you back! - Berkeley City Club More 

San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Great location, gorgeous building and pool, with spartan but clean rooms. Rooms have painted cement floors with area rugs, with a clean and basic bathroom. The staff was all friendly and warm, like the building. Hot tea and coffee 24 hours a day too. There was a lot of loud construction going on next door during our stay but the... More 

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Hi TeslaCA! Thank you for your review. Happy to hear you found our location perfect during your visit from San Diego. Yes the demolition down the street was a bit loud but the good news is that they're done. Be sure to let us know when you're headed back north and we'll have one of our more quiet rooms waiting... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed there for two nights and needed two rooms for the five of us. Not the best immediate area but only a short walk to Berkeley U, and not too far to the train station and shops, although a bit of a slog with our suitcases. A quicky hotel, quaint furnishings but fairly nice and very clean. Breakfast was... More 

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Hi Ruth- We're glad to hear that you and your friends enjoyed the Bay views from your hotel room! Glad to hear you made to the Dining Room though we're sorry you didn't find everything you were looking for at the complimentary continental breakfast. What were we missing? Hope to have you back soon, Berkeley City Club Hotel More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I booked a Groupon for our two night stay. I expected your run of the mill deal...I just loved it. The property is located a few blocks from the campus on a quiet street. The property is lovingly cared for all day long by a full staff that polishes everything in the club...the staff is wonderful. Everyone working here is... More 

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Miss Manner! Thank you for checking out every corner of our Hotel including our complimentary breakfast and gardens! BCC More 

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