They provide ear plugs next to your bed and you will probably need them. It is not just external noise from construction and the street but also, I believe, internal noise from the elevator. The hotel is very well situated near Sproul Hall and the college campus nd it well reflects the overall quirkiness of Berkeley: a sense of shabby gentility. The pool is great and it is rare to be able to swim laps mostly by yourself. There are nice public spaces to read and catch up on the internet (since wifi does not reach the rooms very well). The cards to get in the building work sporadically. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I didn't find the architecture all that interesting; like many buldings on the campus, it seemed quite cold and stark. All in all, this is a nice choice if you're visiting the university, as we were.
- 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