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Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel

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41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We recently stayed at the Claremont for our daughter's graduation from UC Berkeley. We stayed for a week and had 18 members of our family join us and stay there for graduation. We had an incredible experience and were so happy with the level of service our entire group received. We planned a graduation party at the Paragon (in their... More 

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

We can’t think of a lovelier way to celebrate a momentous occasion with family! Thank you so much for sharing your special time with us at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. We are delighted to have been a part of such a memorable experience all the way from your comfortable guest rooms to your group’s breakfast before the ceremony.... More 

Thousand Oaks
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70 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Stayed here for my son's graduation from Berkeley, and was excited to stay somewhere unique. This hotel was very charming and made you feel like you were stepping back in time - this will sound weird, but it reminds me of what the Disney Tower of Terror hotel would be like if it were a real hotel! That's actually a... More 

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

Our historic hotel is indeed a step back in time! Thank you for sharing feedback about your stay at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. Graduation from Berkeley is such a momentous occasion and it is lovely you were able to stay so close. We are delighted you enjoyed your well-appointed accommodations as well as the view from your guest... More 

AZ
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468 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

This place is lovely from the outside and the garden is nice. The view is astounding. But it desperately need an update. The coverlet is thin, the tile is cracked. The windows barely close and you can hear every sound in the hall. It smells like grandma's basement. In short it's more of a nostalgic experience than a modern resort... More 

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

While we are glad to know you enjoyed the beauty of our outside areas as well as the views from our property, it is regrettable that your entire stay was not as positive. We will be sure to share your comments with our management team to ensure that everything is at its best for future stays. Thank you. More 

Mississauga, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

An amazing vintage castle, definitely top class! The rooms are spacious, the beds are amazing, the bathrooms are old but still practical. The view is breath taking! you can see what seems like all of Berkeley, and when the mist floats in from the bay in the morning, it is really quite a view. The pool is a nice temperature,... More 

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa is truly a historic marvel and we couldn’t be more pleased to know that you appreciated a top class stay with us. Views from our property are, as you put it, breath taking and your review truly sounds poetic in your description of them! It would be our privilege to welcome you again. Thank... More 

San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I treated my husband to a short celebration weekend on June 1st and 2nd at your hotel. He is graduating from Stanford's MBA program and I wrote a brief note about to Meritage prior to our arrival Saturday night. Frederic Zerah the general manager went far beyond my request of a table with a view and sent over a bottle... More 

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

Congratulations to your husband for his accomplishment! Knowing that you enjoyed the best weekend getaway experience is music to our ears. Thank you so much for sharing your review of The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. We are delighted to have elicted your highest praise and will share your kind words with everyone here, especially those you have mentioned by... More 

British Columbia, Canada
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399 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is a beautiful old building. Built in the grand style of yesterday- magnificent halls, wood, common areas that never go out of style. Service was superb. A special "shout out" to concierge Jennifer Cirelli. We had ordered a delicate orchid lei for our daughter's graduation at UC Berkeley that was to arrive before us. She took special care of... More 

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, General Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

A family gathering here at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa is truly a special time for all. It pleases us to read a review such as yours and know that we have succeeded in creating a great experience for a valued guest. We are so glad you enjoyed the beauty of our historic hotel and found our associates to... More 

Princeton
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was for a business trip which included business at UC Berkeley. It was very nice, the staff was great and the hotel is very clean. If you are looking for a bit of quite this is good, if you want to be near the action it is a little far out of the way and requires a taxi or... More 

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, General Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

What a wonderful review, thank you! Everyone here will be thrilled to know you enjoyed your time. Whether for business or leisure we hope to create a welcoming environment for all who visit, just outside the hustle and bustle of downtown Berkeley. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back again for another excellent stay at The Claremont Hotel... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I am truly too critical of my travel experiences and level of customer service. The Claremont staff and facilities were superb. The customer service was stellar. I am quite fortunate to have spent a lot of time at many highly rated hotels,spas and resorts around the globe. I have absolutely no affiliation with the Claremont nor does any of my... More 

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

We couldn’t be more delighted that you enjoyed such a wonderful stay at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. Providing our guests with an exceptional experience and the very best in hospitality is of utmost importance to everyone here. Your kind words and appreciation for our efforts will be shared with all of our associates. It would be our distinct... More 

Charlotte
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

The hotel has a beautiful exterior, entrance and lobby, but when I reached my room it was a huge letdown. Tiny room with an exterior door with a gap of 1+ inch at the bottom--as many have--so great for noise containment. The desk is all scratched, mirrors streaked, cobweb in bathroom along with random toiletries (head & Shoulders shampoo?, and... More 

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Frankfurt
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I really enjoyed this old hotel. it has both charm and elegance oozing from it. I stayed here for a total of 4 nights. I had breakfast very morning there and was let down 3 out of 4 times by the staff. Can highly recommend the Omelette and french toast as it excellent. The continental is a joke and I... More 

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

Charm and elegance are such lovely descriptions! Thank you for taking the time to share feedback about your stay with us at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. It is wonderful to know you enjoyed your accommodations and dinner at The Meritage but we must apologize if you were less satisfied with your breakfast dining choices. We will share your... More 

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