I love this hotel; I've stayed there three times and am booked for a fourth. It's beautiful -- the architecture, courtyards, swimming pool -- it's like stepping back in time. The rooms I've stayed in were very nicely appointed, and the view of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge are wonderful.
However -- it's not the kind of hotel my husband would like. There's no tv, the wifi is iffy, there's no air conditioning, and the street can be noisy if you leave the windows open, as I do. If this is what you're looking for, pass on by. If you're interested in a lovely hotel with charm and history, this is it. They have fans in the closet, and I always run one all night, to cover some of the noise. Yes, the street noise wakes me up early, but it's a nice kind of waking up.
I recommend the Berkeley City Club highly.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Berkeley City Club Hotel Berkeley
- Berkeley City Hotel