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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We were recently in Berkeley for a family wedding and took the opportunity to return to the City Club. It had been a few years since our first stay, and we enjoyed it even more this time. The public areas are beautiful and unique. Our upper floor room was reasonably large for a hotel with this history. The bed was...

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

Dear PSapphire, Thank you so very much for choosing to return to the Berkeley City Club. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and in many aspects. Wishing you continued joy wherever your travels make take you and we hope to see you again soon. Warmest Regards

Albany, New York
Reviewed August 26, 2016

My partner and I stayed in this landmark hotel for a week. We loved its location close to the UC Berkeley campus and an easy walk to restaurants or shops. Our room was simple and very comfortable even with no TV, which is in keeping with the spirit of the place. There were fresh flowers everywhere and lovely courtyards to...

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

Dear Kalikajane, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the lovely touches throughout. It is truly a special place. Truly wishing you all the best!

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is something different! the moment you walk in you get the feeling of history and tradition.. the hotel is old but well looked after and kept. it gives you the feeling that you are back to university! a low point is that rooms have no telly!!!! Good internet and good continental breakfast

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

Dear Santaven, Thank you so very much for taking a moment to write a review about your time with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed our history, tradition and amenities during your stay. Warmest regards to you!

Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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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.

London, UK
Reviewed July 25, 2016 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,...

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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.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed July 17, 2016

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...

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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!

Peachtree City, Georgia
Reviewed July 15, 2016

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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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!

New York
Reviewed June 27, 2016

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...

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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...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed June 23, 2016

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...

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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...

Greater Perth, Australia
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...

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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!

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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: $201 - $258 (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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Berkeley City Club Hotel Berkeley
Berkeley City Hotel
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#5 Green Hotel in Berkeley
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“Full Size Bed is really a double.”
 of 5 bubbles yusqueya, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
“5th floor has great views overlooking Berkeley”
 of 5 bubbles 596vivienl, Oct 10, 2016 | Read review
“We liked the top floor for the view of the Bay.”
 of 5 bubbles Kalikajane, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upper floor room with a view.”
 of 5 bubbles Greenka2014, Jul 17, 2016 | Read review
“We had a fantastic view of the bay from a higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles srlawrence1, Jul 15, 2016 | Read review
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