How ironic that this building has such a beautiful public area downstairs and such awful private accommodations upstairs. Our room was decrepit, ill-maintained, a cross between a monastary and a slum. The carpet was filthy throughout and rumpled as well. The tub enclosure was peeling. A hole had been knocked in the bathroom wall for a soap holder and never finished. Mismatched Salvation Army furniture, one picture above one side of the bed and an empty picture hook over the other. The venetian blinds were blackish with dirt. Most importantly, the overall effect was depressing.The "continental breakfast" was so unappetizing that we left without eating - and this in Berkely, home of the good food revolution. The Berkeley City Club should be ashamed to treat its guests like this. They are capitalizing on a historic building and failing in their role as innkeepers. This is not "charm,"
"funk,", or "simplicity." It's a disgrace. We had reserved for 4 nights and left after one. No one even asked why we were leaving.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Berkeley City Club Hotel Berkeley
- Berkeley City Hotel