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The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley, California

Views of San Francisco Bay and the city skyline are killer at the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. That might be why the property was so appealing to a Kansas farmer who struck it rich during the Gold Rush and built an elaborate English castle for his wife. After a fire destroyed the castle the land changed hands, and was allegedly won by a developer in a game of checkers. When the Claremont opened in 1915, it housed a radio station and private school. Today, its architecture gives the resort a timeless sense of grandiosity.

Dive into one of the resort's lap pools to get your blood flowing. Recline under a blue umbrella on a poolside lounger while a waiter serves a seared Ahi tuna niçoise salad for lunch. Take an afternoon drive to downtown Berkeley, checking out the shops on Fourth Street on the way to Berkeley Marina. Sip chardonnay as the Golden Gate Bridge twinkles in the setting sun.

Location of The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa

The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
41 Tunnel Road
Berkeley, California

Nearest Airport: OAK

Amenities for The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa

  • General Information
  • 279 Guest Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Pet Friendly
  • Handicap Accessible Rooms
  • Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar & Lounge
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Spa Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Boutiques
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Valet Parking
  • Tennis Courts
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Personal Trainers
  • Steam Room
  • 3 Outdoor Pools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Work Desks
  • Activities
  • Fitness Classes
  • Sightseeing
  • Business
  • Meeting Room
  • Business Center
  • Business Services
  • Family
  • Kids Club
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Nightlife
  • Antique Shopping
  • Parks
  • Theatres
  • Public Transportation
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Interests
  • City

Reviews for The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Had the great pleasure of staying at the Clairemont again. I have stayed there a number of times in the past but my my most recent visit was up a notch. The hotel has undergone some recent improvements and it has now got a nice mix of modern chic with old style charm. Great staff, great setting, great hotel. I shall return.

David M - london, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was born and raised in Berkeley. I have a lot of history at The Claremont. My kid brother was married here. I’ve stayed here a handful of times. I’ve eaten in the restaurants often, and had drinks in the bar even more often. Pro tips: 1). Most rooms are quite small (but well appointed). 2). The Cal football team stays here the night before their games (a long held tradition). It’s cool to see the parade, but can be chaotic if you’re looking for a quiet stay. 3). The bar, and pool deck have outrageous views of the bay. If you get a bay view room, you’ll have an even better look out. But, if you get a hill view, you’ll have no view at all ;) 4). Eat at Rick & Ann restaurant across the street. And load up in carbs at Fournee bakery. 5). You’re pretty close to Chez Panisse (make your reservations there asap). 6). Stay Here.

Jake C

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Claremont Resort was bought by the Fairmont Hotels. Prices went up but I'm not sure if there were any extras to entice the clients. Thank goodness for my massage from Efleda. The spa was beautiful and receiving a massage from Efleda made it all worth while. I have a chronic muscle pain on my neck and within minutes she was able to massage the same area and there was no pain! I was given a spa gift certificate and was apprehensive about going...Efleda changed my opinion about the spa. Thank you Efleda! She has a special talent. She raises the bar for the spa. She certainly makes me want to come back for another amazing massage.

Offwego2900 - Oakland, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked the Claremont for my husband's birthday. We checked in to find that our room was upgraded to the "tower suite". The views were amazing and we had our own private balcony. Shortly after we arrived the staff delivered a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries as a "Birthday Treat". We had cocktails at the bar, which were very tasty, and breakfast in the morning. Everything was great, beautiful room, great staff, we had a great time.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the rest of our stay goes as well as our lovely greeting by Makiva at the front desk this might end up on my top hotels list. So far great location, views. Room is small but well appointed with beautiful view to the San Francisco Bay. Rain shower. Only complaint was noisy air unit.

AFoolForTravel - Santa Monica, California

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