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Wellington, New Zealand
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The first two floors of the hotel are interesting being a Julia Morgan design based on medieval cloisters, with vaulted ceilings, carved columns etc. However, the upper floors don't really follow that theme and they just become a dated 1920s concrete affair. The building is worth a visit, but I don't think I'd stay again. The location is good if...

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Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting club-like atmosphere that is set near Berkeley. Room on third floor was not great, with a tiny sink and two faucets that really should be updated. The people who staff the club were very friendly and inviting. The architecture is truly something special.

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Lodi, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful rich weekend at the Berkeley City Club. It was like taking a step back in time. The building itself is rich in architectural history, with the decor following suit. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly but without being too much so. I will definitely be looking for another weekend away. The location couldn't be...

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

Dear WMMeyers, Thank you so very much for your thoughtful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful architecture surrounding you. It is our hope that you will treat yourself to another stay with us at a later time. Truly wishing you all the best.

Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We didn't know anything about this hotel but my husband found a good deal online and we jumped on it, since the location was right in the heart of downtown Berkeley. We loved it! Had no idea it was designed by Julia Morgan, who also did Hearst Castle - and we were headed there a little later on our Pacific...

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

Dear Yusqueya, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review! We are delighted that you both enjoyed your stay in our lovely building. Moving into the future, we have begun updates on our hotel rooms, so even more cozy, yet up-to-date feeling surroundings are on our radar. Truly wishing you all the best.

Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We picked this hotel for the location but it is so much more than just a great location. It is a historical architectural wonder. But probably the most enjoyable part of our stay was meeting so many interesting people here. This is definitely a place that we will return to. My wife took some time to catch up on her...

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

Dear Charles H, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review. We are delighted that you chose to stay with us and will return at a later time. Wishing you all the best!

Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is an extraordinary opportunity to experience a beautifully designed space, with every original element kept intact. Don't miss the Moorish swimming pool, the game gallery behind the central atrium, the Mission style breakfast room, and a library area on second floor. Bedrooms with 20's bathrooms are cozy and comfortable. Some with extra beds are quite large.

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

Dear Vivien L, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review. We are delighted that you had the opportunity to stay with us and enjoy the experience. We truly wish you all the best in your travels. Warmest Regards.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 9 October 2016

To update some of the reviews that show up near the top, the City Club now has WiFi in all the rooms and provides complete toiletries. City Club is a historic building maintained by a non-profit foundation that does not have millions of dollars to pour into a complete renovation. One stays there for the convenience to campus or to...

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

Dear Helene G, Thank you so very much for your kind and helpful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, the great architecture and found the location of the building helpful in your surroundings. I am also delighted that the Front Desk could assist you with your billing issue so promptly and have shared your insight and feedback...

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent a night here recently. Parking was easy in the adjacent lot. Check-in was also easy. The building is an old treasure, designed by Julia Morgan, the designer of Hearst castle, among other famous buildings. The mattress sagged but otherwise the room was adequate, although plain. No TV, or other modern amenities in the room, which...

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

Dear Steven M, Thank you so very much for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Club for all that it has to offer our guests. It truly is a beautiful place with decades of rich history. We wish you all the best in your travels.

Dubuque, Iowa
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The reason I emphasize OLD, because it is. WE normally don't stay on Old hotels because we don't like them. And to be perfectly honest we wouldn't have stayed here if it hadn't been close to our nieces home. She recommended it. The hotel is ok but the beds are only queen size, the rooms noisy, especially the bathroom door...

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

Dear Ahtram56, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us. We certainly recognize that the temperatures that you experienced are not characteristic for the Bay Area this time of year. We are in the process of updating our hotel rooms to a more clean and updated feel and ambiance. We hope that the architecture and beauty of the...

fayetteville
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful historic hotel moments from u.c. Berkeley. Tons of character, friendly staff and close to museums and food. It was nice to not have t.v. in the room! Internet worked great! Had dessert in the hotel restaurant, pricey but good!

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

Dear Evienicki, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a memorable time at the Club. Truly wishing you all the best.

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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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
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: RM889 - RM1,147 (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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“Full Size Bed is really a double.”
 of 5 bubbles yusqueya, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“5th floor has great views overlooking Berkeley”
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“We liked the top floor for the view of the Bay.”
 of 5 bubbles Kalikajane, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upper floor room with a view.”
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“We had a fantastic view of the bay from a higher floor”
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