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Dubuque, Iowa
Reviewed 2 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 1 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.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel has wonderful sense of history, and beautiful views from the 6th floor, and convenient location if visiting UC Berkeley. However, those are far outweighed by the terribly worn furniture, uncomfortable bed, and lack of amenities. This "four star hotel" feels more along the lines of an upscale hostel. I wish I had better things to say about this...

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

Dear KatieFaith77, Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the stunning views, history and architecture, as they truly are a lovely part we love our guests to witness. In terms of our hotel rooms, please know that we are in the process of updating them with a fresher look and feel...

California
Reviewed 11 September 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 26 August 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 16 August 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 26 July 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 25 July 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 17 July 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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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 15 July 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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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!

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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: $288 - $339 (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.”
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“5th floor has great views overlooking Berkeley”
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“We liked the top floor for the view of the Bay.”
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“Ask for an upper floor room with a view.”
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