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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 1 day ago

Massive structure above Berkeley, purely old school taken up by a wealthy hotel group, and in the current corporate mode everybody is sweet nice. Huge hallways are worth the trip from what you usually see, and here at the Claremont you can swim in the hallways, if not in the room. Hotel rooms serve the body by sleeping and bathing, and here, no problem, the old is outfitted to the new crowd. The bags service was great and well-informed, and even told me there was a typical excellent coffeeshop one block away. It is a SPA too but though new .. no prices for a typical massage, and anyways, I came to treat myself in the pool waters. Too many children. The hot tub and pool and childrens pools are worth the tag and proximity to SF. Tourists are well-advised to belay fast travel changes and general guck by setting down here 1-2 days. Myself, I didn't dine here because I see Berkeley below as a gold mine of experience, but the bar and dining was well-illuminated and cheery.

wwanderX - Dallas, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my third or forth stay at this hotel and once again the stay was outstanding. Room was spotlessly clean, bed was incredibly comfortable, great views of the bridge and bay. Bar served great cocktails and food for our meeting was top notch.

Bill P - San Francisco, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

I paid $262 for a room with a view of the back of the hotel, it was a midweek last minute booking for work, so it's no skin off my nose but its lame and this room shouldn't be more than $200 ever. I checked in at 7 and I'm checking out at 11 so I can't use the resort at all because everything is closed it appears or there isn't anyone or anything directing me to a pool or hot tub or anything like that. So I guess my comment is really if $262 is your discounted write off room why not up sell it with an early morning massage or bath ritual in the spa. I mean who are you catering to here? It just seems poorly managed. This place should be hopping every night with locals and it's dead. I've been to spas all over the California and this one fails before you even get in the door and continues to fail at every turn. There are much better places to spend $300 a night that actually extends service for that price. I probably won't be back. It's too bad because this place could really be hot, managed correctly. Stop trying for that exclusive money go for the upper middle class DINKs- that's your money demo and a repeat customer looking for a local staycation, they spend money on food and drinks and spa treatments but the prices can't be the cost of the one nights stay, that's an ineffective cost comparison that one of those this comes out looking bad. You want your value to be the room and the value added be the massage. That's common sense. None of the pricing makes any sense and just seems like typical California gouging.

tiffanyjkelly - boston, ma

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

The Claremont hotel has a pool and rec facility for members and hotel guests. The pools are magnificent and the complex is so well run that it is virtually always possible to take a swim. There are three pools. The largest is probably olympic size and is roped for laps. A smaller one is still a large lap pool but also has scheduled activities such as laps supervised by a trainer. There are also a separate wading pool and an area of the largest pool for hanging out with children. The pool opens before dawn and closes late. The pools are sparkling clean. Excellent locker room facilities. The temperatures of the pools are in the 80s with the larger pool a little warmer than the smaller lap pool. The temperatures are posted (80 and 84 when I was there in March). The only possible impediment for a great swim is an electrical storm. It is California so the outdoor pool is open all year. In March, I swam in the rain. The air was cool but the pool temp was perfect. I imagine that in the summer, the facility may be much busier than when i visited in the winter, but it is extremely well-run with posted rules for sharing lanes, so I trust that it is still possible to get a good swim any time of the year. I hope to go back and see!

ICareAboutThePool - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a regular visitor to UC Berkeley. I am not sure what is happening with Berkeley accommodations, but the hotel choices are so limited, and the rooms are so overpriced for what they offer (and in some hotels just plane out right dirty, dirty, dirty), that it is insane to try to stay there during a UC Berkeley event, or even on a "normal day". Claremont is by far the best choice in town, but still not quite up there in service and looks to justify the price. I'd stay there more often if the rates were more reasonable. Instead, I often opt for the Hyatt Place in Emeryville. According to some other reviews it used to be even worse! Wow! If you are a real estate developer, build a few higher-end hotels there, keep them clean and well-serviced, and you will be booked up all the time!

happyday101 - Houston, Texas

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