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Berkeley City Club

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

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... More 

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Not the Holiday Inn indeed... You'll only find one TV throughout the entire hotel tucked away in one of our many rooms. The wifi is iffy though we're going to be making improvements in the future, be sure to check back when you're husband joins you! We look forward to your return, Berkeley City Club More 

So. California
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed at the Berkeley City Club March 12-13th using a Groupon. Warmly greeted by Mary at check in she explained the parking situation, a lot adjacent to the hotel ($20 a night) or finding available street parking. After using their lot the first night we were fortunate to find street parking right outside the hotel for the second night.... More 

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Scotts Valley, California
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a wonderful building, designed by Julia Morgan, and has been converted into a hotel. There are also many amenities, a restaurant, a theater, a ballroom, meeting rooms, a great lobby area, a library, and a museum. However, the most impressive amenity is the indoor swimming pool. It resembles the indoor swimming pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon,... More 

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Thank you for all the compliments Donna- sounds like you settle in quite well when you visit. Be sure to keep your eye out for our Special Offers only on Tripadvisor.... we have them regularly! See you again soon, Hotel Management More 

Scituate, Massachusetts
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This building is very interesting-small doors leading to small garden courtyards. Very well maintained. Staff very friendly. We were there to visit my daughter whom attends UC Berkeley--the location is perfect! Just a few blocks from campus!! Breakfast in the dining room was buffet--limited selection, but very good! We will definitely be back!!

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you were so close to your daughter during your last visit to Berkeley. Looking forward to having you back soon! More 

Ben Lomond, California
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Yep, we just spent the last evening in the 30's listening to period music and enjoying the different public rooms designed by the same architect as Hearst Castle - Julia Morgan. Our room even had a magnificient view of the Bay! Just wish I had my bathing suit because the indoor swimming pool certainly looked inviting.

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

PT & NT - Yes bring your bathing suit on your next visit to the BCC! Thanks for mentioning the 30's music, it just sets the perfect tone throughout the hotel. Looking forward to having you back! Berkeley City Club More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

An historic hotel built in 1930 still retains the grace and courtesies of another age. The staff are wonderful; helpful and friendly. We arrived for our 4th stay there and there was construction going on from 7am-3pm next door...new student housing is being built and it is very noisy during these times on the bay side. Still, we were up... More 

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Fullerton, California
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This was my first visit to the hotel, and was interested to see why it is currently rated at #2 on tripadvisor for Berkeley hotels. Check-in was not a good start as I had booked a Queen room, but was given a double, a very small room, but I did get switched to the room I had booked. The Queen... More 

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your letting us know about your experience here at our hotel. We are sorry to hear the construction woke you up Friday morning, they usually don't start with any noise this early in the morning. Though I'm happy to hear you were offered a queen bed and were able to enjoy the San Francisco Bay views, what... More 

SF Bay Area
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My wife and I booked a stay through a Bloomspot deal that gave us a great rate on a one night stay with continental breakfast. We had to cancel our first booking just minutes before check-in time because our toddler had a fever. Though the hotel was within their rights to invoke their cancellation policy, they kindly let us cancel... More 

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BerkeleyCityClub, Marketing Mananger at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your room being on the chilly side. I'm going to personally have a look at the single window pain in your room to see what we can do. Good to know we provided a space heater to keep you warm through the night. Be sure to ask for me next time you're our... More 

Seattle
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This hotel is a gem! It was built by Julia Morgan in 1930 and retains all of its charm and history.The common areas are stunning and the rooms are small but spotlessly clean and comfortable. The staff are all friendly and helpful and the breakfast buffet is excellent.

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Hi Kasia- Glad you found the Berkeley City Club Hotel perfectly located during your visit from Seattle and enjoyed the historic feel. We look forward in having you back! - Berkeley City Club More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Great location, gorgeous building and pool, with spartan but clean rooms. Rooms have painted cement floors with area rugs, with a clean and basic bathroom. The staff was all friendly and warm, like the building. Hot tea and coffee 24 hours a day too. There was a lot of loud construction going on next door during our stay but the... More 

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BerkeleyCityClub, Manager at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Hi TeslaCA! Thank you for your review. Happy to hear you found our location perfect during your visit from San Diego. Yes the demolition down the street was a bit loud but the good news is that they're done. Be sure to let us know when you're headed back north and we'll have one of our more quiet rooms waiting... 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
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  • 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: $222 - $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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