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Berkeley City Club

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This Julia Morgan-designed, old and historic hotel was once a women's club and is still a membership club with lots of activities, pool, and great ambiance. As a hotel, it's no-frills and old, but truly charming with very cool architecture and comfy, little nooks that are a real treat. The Julia Morgan Room and the Library are worth visiting for...

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BCCGuestSupport, Admin Support at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Cindy C, Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The architecture is such a treasure. I am glad you were able to be present to its beauty, as well as benefit from our fabulous location! We truly wish you all the best.

Victoria, British Columbia
Reviewed 20 February 2014

My wife and I spent 5 nights at this architectural delight. The location was perfect for us. We were in Berkeley to attend a fabulous CAL Performances Concert. If you are visiting for one of these concerts, this is an ideal hotel. First Congressional Church is just across the street and the other main venue, Zellerbach Hall is a couple...

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BCCGuestSupport, Admin Support at Berkeley City Club, responded to this review

Dear Jhnh, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review! I agree, the location is most ideal, especially for the all of the great performances within walking distance. We are so glad you both enjoyed your visit to Berkeley. Wishing you both all the best!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

The club is from a beautiful time period and that is reflected in the first and second floors. The guest rooms are sparse and old, but clean. It was noisy due to the construction even though I was told I had a quiet room. The room did not have good airflow and stayed warm through the night with the window...

2Thank H_ashley
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We enjoyed our stay at this lovingly preserved historic hotel. Rooms were simple and comfortable, with great beds and porcelain tubs with shower conversion. Wood floors and rugs, original decor. So refreshing to avoid the plastic, anonymous and characterless sort of hotel and just walk back here after a great lunch at Chez Panisse. The windows open and their are...

2Thank Bookmonger
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 9 December 2013

If you've read the other reviews you understand the limitations (i.e., no TV, street noise-earplugs are on your nightstand, no desk, weak wi-fi in rooms, one spare electric outlet, etc.). I can add that the heating system can't cope with temperatures at or below freezing (a rare event, admittedly, in the Bay area). Also, no AC for those rare hot...

5Thank Bloodman33
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 6 December 2013

We stayed at the city club in Nov 2013, and we had a great time. The hotel's atmosphere is unbelievable, it's an architectural gem, with inviting interiors, all period furniture. The rooms are small but quaint, and comfortable, with vintage bathrooms, really cool. The dining room where we had breakfast (included) was also quite amazing. This is right downtown Berkeley,...

2Thank thelaroche
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We had a wonderful stay for one night in this historic property, but we were unlucky to be placed in a room on the side of the hotel next to a big construction project. This was not too disruptive as we planned to get up early anyway, but work started about 7:30 am so if you are not an early...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 November 2013

If you are a light sleeper, this probably isn't the hotel for you. There is major construction right next door, and the boiler (?) makes really loud noises at night. Also, since it's an historic building, the windows are single-paned, so you also hear all of the normal amount of Berkeley street noise. Gorgeous swimming pool and decent continental breakfast.

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Cupertino, California
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Sometimes it is not about having a TV in your room or a three course breakfast. Sometimes it is about the experience of staying in an historic place where the walls are steeped in history. Julia Morgan was a world famous architect with accolades such as Hearst Castle and Asilomar. To set the record straight she did not design the...

1Thank Valhala95014
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Bought a groupon for the Berkeley City Club because it looked charming and I loved the history of the architect who also was responsible for Hearst Castle. I am sure the "club" was charming at one time, but the charm has gone out. Our first clue should have been the earplugs next to the bed. The rooms were small and...

2Thank Terri S

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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: RM976 - RM1,516 (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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