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Berkeley City Club

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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Please be aware that this is a historical place and it's kept in that way: No tv's, no A/c. The place is beautiful, gorgeous but the scent in rooms is too strong, mattress is covered in plastic (like a crib mattress) and worn out, my back is killing me. Not returning here.

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Thank Danisha K
BCCGuestSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Danisha K, Thank you so very much for sharing an account of your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the beauty surrounding you with our architecture. In regards to our hotel rooms, we are in the process of updating them with newer furniture and a more elevated feel. We wish you all the best. More 

London, UK
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54 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First off, this looks like a members club but you don't need to be a member to book and stay here. We were desperately looking for somewhere to stay near the Berkeley campus and everywhere else was ridiculously overpriced. This hotel seemed almost too good to be true - the website showed beautifully furnished rooms, in a wonderful old building,... More 

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1 Thank Kate24_London
BCCGuestSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Kate24_London, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Berkeley and were able to take in the beauty of the building and the convenient location surrounding you. Truly wishing you the best. More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second stay at this hotel, had to come back because I felt like the hotel is a destination in its own right. It feels like a movie set. An oasis that transforms you back to a more leisurely time. The staff was pleasant and helpful. Room was small but thoughtfully restored in 1920s style. Everything was clean... More 

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Thank Greenka2014
BCCGuestSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Greenka2014, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the quiet oasis surrounding you. Wishing you all the best! More 

Peachtree City, Georgia
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106 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are really pretty and relaxing to sit back and read or just to catch your breath. You feel like you've stepped back decades and are enjoying some luxuries from the past. We enjoyed our stay. There was no TV - didn't miss it. The rooms are small but comfortable.

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Thank srlawrence1 .
BCCGuestSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear srlawrence1, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the gardens and the serene spaces to take a step outside of a busy world. Although the guestrooms are without TV's, know that we are in the process of slowly revamping our hotel rooms with better furnishings. Truly wishing you all the best! More 

New York
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel bills itself as historic, so I expected historic furnishings, but I didn't expected historic rules . . . like "must wear a bathing cap to use the pool" (no one used the pool) . . . like "quiet hours" that made murmuring (really inaudible) whispers in hall against the (enforced against us) rules. . . it was weird... More 

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Thank ctraveler81
BCCGuestSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear ctraveler81, Thank you so very much for your review and sharing your thoughts with us and other potential travelers. As a historic building, we strive to maintain the beauty of the surroundings. Within the last year, we have begun updates to our hotel rooms, though it will take some time to get through them all. In regards to the... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's hard to rate this hotel. It is historic, but sometimes it just felt old and dated. My room smelled a little musty when I first arrived, but I left the windows open during my entire stay and that seemed to solve that program. The hotel creaks at night. You can hear the hot water pipes whistle while somebody in... More 

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Thank Mike L
BCCGuestSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Mike L, Thank you kindly for sharing your thoughts with us and other potential travelers. We are glad that you enjoyed the architecture and beauty around you. With a building of the historic nature that it is, improvements and updates are part of our commitment to maintain the spaces, but there are many on our wishlist to accomplish. Know... More 

Greater Perth, Australia
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Set in the heart of Berkley near the university and in easy reach of dozens of cafes and restaurants. Good size rooms. Free wifi. Cold Breakfast buffet is included. Parking is available next to the hotel at a cost of $25. Ask for a west facing room on one of the upper floors and you get great views of San... More 

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Thank Paul N
BCCGuestSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you so very much for your review of the Berkeley City Club. We are delighted that you enjoyed the location and stunning views. Parking just adjacent to the hotel, in our lot, is only $20, but does have limited availability. I All the best to you! More 

Santa Clarita, California
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Spent only one night at this beautiful historic hotel. There are interior courtyards that are quiet & serene. Several sitting areas in lobby. Coffee/tea bar available in lobby. Rooms were nothing special but the bed was comfortable. Very few rooms with 2 beds but they do offer rollaway beds. Only one electrical outlet that was hard to find. No television... More 

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Thank frenal123
BCCGuestSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear frenal123, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and were able to celebrate a special event nearby. The Courtyards are some of our favorite places as well. It seems as though they transition beautifully from the gorgeous architecture inside. Truly wishing you all the best! More 

Laguna Beach, California
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134 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We needed a place with parking and within easy walking distance of campus. After looking at the available options, we decided to try this and were glad that we did. It has a wonderful old-world ambience, but at the same time the rooms are comfortable (good beds, hot water, lots of towels, good reading lights, decent WiFi) and some have... More 

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1 Thank Jane H
BCCGuestSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you so very much for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the ambiance surrounding you. Truly wishing you all the best! More 

San Francisco, California
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137 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here over a weekend and really enjoyed checking out the building's architecture and interior details all built by Julia Morgan back in the thirties. Restaurant on site which serves nice dinners with reservations and breakfast for hotel guests. A unique hotel. Great pool too.

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Thank Laura F
BCCGuestSupport, Public Relations Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Laura F, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and could soak up all the great amenities surrounding you. Truly wishing you all the best! More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Berkeley City Club was elaborately crafted by architect 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, 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 

Additional Information about Berkeley City Club

Address: 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: $223 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Berkeley City Club 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Berkeley City Club Hotel Berkeley
Berkeley City Hotel
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#5 Green Hotel in Berkeley
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