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Claremont Hotel Club & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Arroyo Grande, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

The hotel is gorgeous, old and well maintained. We found the customer service to be outstanding and the food at the Meritage devine. Everyting about our stay was above and beyond what we were expecting. The spa services and employees were very kind and helpful. We even enjoyed a very casual meal at the cafe by the tennis courts and... More

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

We are so thrilled that we could exceed your expectations! At The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, our goal is to provide our guests with exceptional service and accommodations that will create a memorable experience. We are glad that you found the food at Meritage at the Claremont and the Bayview Café to be delicious. We invite you to try... More

Riverside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Claremont Hotel and Spa is everything you've read and heard of. All the reviews rave about the property itself and the unparalleled views--all true. We had several meals at the restaurant/bar, Paragon, and the food was very good--much above what you would expect from a hotel. And the service was great--when I requested a specialty cocktail, my astute server looked... More

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

Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention. Feedback from our guests is an important component to improving our services. We are most proud of our dedicated staff, as they are an important and beloved part of the Claremont. Our goal is for customer service to be at its best and we will be certain to reiterate all information... More

maui, hawaii
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011 via mobile

The outside of the hotel is nice but once you get to your room it is small, musty and dirty. This is no where near a 4 star hotel, very disappointing. when we checked into our room it smelt old and stuffy then when I checked out the bathroom it had toothpaste splatter on the mirror left from the previous... More

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

Thank you for your review. It is disappointing to learn about these issues during your stay and we will make sure to share these comments with our housekeeping staff. Though we are excited to offer guests our features and services at such a great value, it is unfortunate to learn that we failed to impress you. We hope that you... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

I really enjoyed my stay at the Claremont. I was in town on business and I felt this hotel did its job. First, this place is famous and historical. It isn't going to be like the W or have all the modern comforts you are looking for (for instance the hairdryer although good in its day, is VERY old school... More

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TFelsen, Manager at Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, responded to this review

We are so thrilled that you enjoyed our gingerbread houses! With our three distinct restaurants, spacious rooms and spectacular Bay views, we want our guests to feel relaxed and comfortable during their stay with us. We are so pleased that we could exceed your expectations! No matter the size, no item should go overlooked by our housekeeping staff. We will... More

Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The single room that I stayed is relatively large compared to a more modern hotel--it is at the end of the hallway. Everything in the room was nice and clean. The furnishing appears to be antique. My room faces the back of the hotel where there were morning delivery and garbage pick-up during my stay. I did not mind this... More

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TFelsen, Manager at Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed you room at the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. Our newly renovated guest rooms offer a comfortable atmosphere for our guests to enjoy. Though we regret to hear that you experienced a problem with the room key, we trust that our staff was able to take care of this issue for you. We... More

San Luis Obispo, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

I booked my stay at the Claremont through Priceline. I usually get good rates through priceline at Four Points Sheraton, Marriot's, etc. This time I decide to try a 4 star, and booked two nights at the Claremont. I checked in at about 11:30PM, and was greeted by a very rude front desk lady. The first thing she said was... More

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TFelsen, General Manager at Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is always our goal to ensure that guests experience a friendly and comfortable stay with us, so we were disappointed to learn that alternate accommodations had to be made for you at such a late hour and appreciate your patience. All fees are outlined on our website along with the amenities... More

Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

We fell in love with The Claremont. To start, for being a luxury property, their rates are incredible. Free valet, free spa access, great pool, swift service. It feels like you have stepped back in time in the best way.

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TFelsen, General Manager at Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you found the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa at such a great value and that you were able to enjoy the many amenities that we offer. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope we can welcome you back soon. More

Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Stayed one night before heading to Napa so we could dine at Chez Panisse. The Claremont turned out to be a great detour - great hotel, lovely property, good restaurant and excellent service.

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TFelsen, General Manager at Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, responded to this review

We’re delighted that your detour brought you to us and we had the opportunity to welcome you to the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. Less than 4 miles away, Chez Panisse offers delicious dining in Berkeley featuring local and organically grown ingredients and we can understand why it’s worth a stop on your itinerary. We are pleased to hear you... More

Oslo, Norway
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13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

This is a very good choice for a stay at Berkeley. Due to business assignment I did not have the chance to check all the facilities but what is offered is indeed a large selection. The view from the rooms on the frontside is very good. Unfortunately only a selection of the rooms offer this. My room was large, the... More

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TFelsen, General Manager at Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, responded to this review

The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa embodies history and tradition and your kind acknowledgment is greatly appreciated. Whether it is for business or pleasure, we hope you get a chance to visit us again and enjoy more of what our resort has to offer. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. More

Los Angeles
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

We stay at the Claremont twice per year, and prefer it to the other hotels in the East Bay. The problem is that little things keep happening that draw one's attention away from how good overall the hotel really is. Was that sheet dirty at check-in? What was that dirty stain on the wall next to the bathroom? Why wasn't... More

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TFelsen, General Manager at Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for being a return guest! It is always great to hear that our guests enjoy our amenities such as the gym and spa. Details are important to us as well and we will look into all the points you’ve taken the time to share with us. Your input is greatly appreciated as it offers us another opportunity to... More

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Address: 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705
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Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Claremont Hotel Club & Spa 4*
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Claremont Hotel Club Berkeley
Claremont Hotel Club And Spa
Claremont Resort Berkeley
Claremont Hotel Berkeley

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Romantic Hotel in Berkeley
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Since 1915, the Claremont has pampered guests at the level expected of a AAA Four-Diamond award winning hotel. With stress melting spa treatments, a wide range of fitness options, special events, live music, and endless culinary delights, you’ll find the Claremont engaging - even if you choose to simply engage in quality time alone. We deliver attentive service with a gracious hospitality casual enough to make you feel right at home. ... more   less 
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