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Honolulu
Reviewed 14 December 2014

I have stayed here before and found it quaint, a throw-back to bygone times, cozy and comfortable. This time the experience was not the same as last visit. The whole experience seemed to be ‘down a notch’. The room was appointed with the usuals, but small. ROOMS-The pluses include the great location within walking distance of cool shops, the grounds...

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

It certainly seems as though you enjoyed much of your time with us and for that we are truly grateful. From our location and views to enjoying a true culinary encounters at Meritage and Paragon, we hope that each guest has a chance to take advantage of all of it and more. With that being said, we must apologize if...

Romulus, Michigan
Reviewed 12 December 2014

The most beautiful views and amazing sunsets. The grounds were nice. However, parking is a bit limited. We ate at both restaurants and our meals and service was spectacular. I will return if only to dine.

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed such a great stay with us at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. There is nothing quite like a Berkeley sunset and from our property high in the hills, the view is just magnificent. Our associates at both Paragon and Meritage will love to know that you found their service to be spectacular. We look...

california
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Lovely Victorian white wedding cake palace with stunning views of San Francisco and gorgeous palm trees, pools and gardens. In summer, dine out on the view patio, and in winter, auger in to the restaurant or bar and then swim in the warm pools and watch the moon rise in the mist. Unique experience. Just got bought by Fairmont chain....

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

Your review is poetic! Thank you so much for sharing your appreciation for The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. We love how you have likened our hotel to, as you put it, a Victorian white wedding cake palace. We are a There is something wonderful to take advantage of here every season and we are so glad you agree. We...

california
Reviewed 7 December 2014

This place could be excellent; they have it all -- the view, a grand building, pools, tennis courts, spa, fitness classes, restaurants and music -- but none of it is well taken care of. The room was not clean at all. The linens and pillows were of poor quality and there was dust every where. I called the hotel operator...

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments. It is through the eyes of our guests that we gain a full perspective of our property. We must apologize if you encountered any inconveniences and are glad you’ve brought these matters to our attention. While it is not clear in this forum as to the nature of the billing discrepancy, we are grateful...

California
Reviewed 6 December 2014

I first saw this hotel in 1958 attending a dance. Throughout the years I visited and revisited with my husband and then with our ever growing family. This weekend my husband and I stayed for one night and were very much disappointed with how the service has been downgraded. We had dinner reservations but wanted a cocktail before the restaurant...

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are truly glad to know you have enjoyed such positive experiences in the past while staying with us. However, we must apologize if the service you encountered during your recent stay was not as you had hoped it would be. Despite how busy it may seem, our cherished guests should always feel well cared...

Benicia, California
Reviewed 3 December 2014

My wife and i spent a night recently at the Claremont. It is very nicely preserved in the "Overlook Hotel" style. (Remember "The Shining"?) The views are spectacular from the deck restaurant/bar. Drinks are pricey, as is the food. The rooms are tastefully appointed and comfortable. On checkout we were disappointed to see that we had been charged twice for...

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

It always delights us to hear about a guest's positive experience while staying at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa! We truly love to provide the best in service and we are grateful for your acknowledging your well-appointed guest room. Please accept our apologies if there was any confusion with your billing at checkout. We are grateful that all was...

USA
Reviewed 2 December 2014

My wife and I returned to this historic hotel for Thanksgiving, 2014, & enjoyed the festive atmosphere created for guests. The hotel sits on the side of a hill and from many angles you can see across the Bay to San Fran and both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge can be seen on clear days. Valet parking is charged...

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for providing such a detailed account of your stay with us at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. We love to hear from our guests, both to know what they have enjoyed, as well as what areas might need our attention. Our expansive tennis courts can be such a treat and our Spa is one of the best...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

Given the very high prices I was very disappointed by our room. Small, dark, outdated, view of the car park, not nice and cosy at all (but three times as expensive as the Hilton). On the upside: the service in the hotel is exceptional, the restaurants are great (if you get a table), the views fantastic and the lobby and...

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate that you took the time to fully detail your encounter with us. When a guest provides a review such as yours, it allows us the opportunity to learn not only about what has brought enjoyment, but also any areas that we may need to address. While we are glad to know you appreciated our location, providing an...

Reviewed 25 November 2014

We reserved our pre-paid room months ago on-line, following the recommendations of other Trip Advisor clients who said to book a Bayview room on the Spa level. Although we had a "Bayview Spa" room reserved, when we arrived they had given away all those rooms and only had 2 remaining in the back of the hotel overlooking the dumpsters. Although...

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your overall stay with us. Our hotel is filled with not only luxuries, but amazing comforts and activities. We all love the holiday season and our associates festively decorate every corner for your pleasure. As you have shared, we feature a variety of room styles with different views. Thank you for allowing our associates...

Reviewed 22 November 2014

This is it. This is the dream hotel. A beautiful white immense Victorian hotel, built near the same time as the Hotel del Coronado, and called a 'sister hotel' to the 'Hotel Del'. When I was a little girl, we heard about 'The Claremont' so often. My parents used to live near it, and had fond memories of it. The...

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CLAREMONT_H0TEL, Manager at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, responded to this review

What a nice review, thank you! At The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa we love to welcome our guests to our historic property, whether staying the night, enjoying our Club facilities or dining at one of our restaurants. It is a pleasure to know you have so many cherished memories here and we appreciate your sharing our history for all...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Opening its doors in 1915, Claremont Club & Spa has been revered as one of America's iconic luxury hotels. As it celebrates its 100th anniversary, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is proud to unveil our newest member of the Fairmont collection, ushering in a new era of luxury for the next 100 years! Overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Claremont Club & Spa in Berkeley sets new heights in service, amenities, and accommodations. For the past 100 years, Claremont has been recognized as an icon in the Bay Area. Conveniently located in the heart of Berkeley, the hotel is only a 20-minute drive from downtown San Francisco. Private parking is available. Its 276 beautifully appointed rooms offer a mix of old world charm and California comfort, many boasting breathtaking views of San Francisco. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel

Address: 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: $364 - $937 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 276
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Also Known As:
Claremont Hotel Club And Spa
Claremont Hotel Club Berkeley
Claremont Resort Berkeley
Claremont Hotel Berkeley
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Berkeley
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“lower level rooms are larger”
 of 5 bubbles BayArean, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to stay on a higher floor- views are better.”
 of 5 bubbles scherschelandrea, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“go as high up as possible. be ware of smokey rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles jasoncrh, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upgrade to a room with a view of SFO”
 of 5 bubbles Searchtosatisfy, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Select a room with a SF bay view room. It is pricey, but makes the hotel.”
  • Golden Gate Bridge and SF Bay
  • Nice room, but furniture placement doesn't take advantage of the view.
 of 5 bubbles DarleneC494, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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