Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel

41 Tunnel Rd | Berkeley, CA 94705-2429  [SEE MAP]Berkeley, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

On-site restaurants' dishes earn high praise from past guests
Nightly room rates are high here

Simply put, the Claremont Club & Spa is gorgeous. Set near the University of California-Berkeley campus, this AccorHotels outpost boasts enviable views of the San Francisco Bay and a relaxed atmosphere. Recent guests were delighted by the Claremont's Old World ambiance (as seen in accommodations' chandeliers, dark wood furniture and textured fabrics) and its luxury amenities, such as tennis courts and a full-service spa. Guest rooms here also feature flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers and minibars. Meanwhile, the Claremont's in-house eateries also earn praise from previous diners for their relaxed settings and scrumptious cuisine. Meritage specializes in small plates and wine tastings, and the Bayview Café serves up casual fare poolside. The customer service staff members also earn a thumbs-up for their friendly demeanor. However, travelers note that staying at this property will require a sizable chunk of your vacation budget.

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Location
Berkeley, CA
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 276 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Neighborhood
Style
Traditional, Opulent, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Forbes

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This Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star resort situated just outside of San Francisco offers everything from aquatic activities to tennis to wine tasting on its expansive grounds. ... Entering the resort feels like stepping into an English estate; the pristine white façade, polished wood floors and rich rugs and upholstery immediately create a sense of sophistication, without being overly stuffy or pretentious.

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Located in Berkeley Hills, this converted 1915 Victorian castle is a popular spot for honeymooners as well as a weekend getaway for the locals.

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As pedigreed as the school it serves, this 97-year-old institution also has the aspect of a mountain resort – albeit one with a commanding view of San Francisco in the distance. It's well equipped with three pools, tennis courts, and a huge gym that welcome the UC community, including faculty, during playtime.

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1736 have reviewed the Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1736 reviews 4.0 (based on 1736 reviews)

Guest Rooms

No two rooms at the Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel are exactly alike, and some feature UC Berkeley-inspired blue and gold decor. Many of the rooms have views of San Francisco Bay or the surrounding hillside. Each accommodation offers a 47-inch flat-screen TV, a Keurig coffee maker, a minibar and bathrobes. Complimentary newspapers are also available upon request.
  • In-room Wi-Fi access and coffee covered by daily $29 resort fee

Standard room size240 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Claremont Club & Spa is a historic property set in Berkeley Hills, less than 2 miles from the University of California, Berkeley campus and about 14 miles from downtown San Francisco. If guests prefer to stay closer to the hotel, there are a handful of shops and restaurants within walking distance.
  • Approximately 25 miles northeast of San Francisco International Airport; 14 miles north of Oakland International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($30)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Meritage, the Claremont’s signature restaurant, has a farm-to-table menu that pairs with the restaurant’s wide selection of wine. The menu offers both small and large plates, and the wine pairings are available by the taste, glass or bottle. Other dining options found on-site include the Bay Area-inspired Limewood Bar & Restaurant, the casual Claremont Lobby Lounge & Bar and the poolside Bayview Café.
  • Afternoon tea service available Saturdays and Sundays in the Claremont Lobby Lounge & Bar
  • Room service offered 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

The hotel offers complimentary childcare services – including holiday themed activities, Friday movie screenings and tennis camps – as part of its daily resort fee. And inside the property's kids club, children can participate in arts and crafts projects and games or play with toys.
  • The Club, where the kids club resides, is open daily year-round
  • Children's activity pool available
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The Claremont Club & Spa houses a fitness center with Technogym cardio machines, strength-training equipment and free weights. There are also separate studios for cycling, Pilates, Kinesis and Functional Integrated Training, plus a heated lap pool and 10 outdoor tennis courts.
  • Fitness center access and variety of group exercise classes covered by daily resort fee
  • Charges apply for use of tennis courts and equipment
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The hotel offers a basic business center, which is available to guests 24 hours a day. Guests can also access audiovisual equipment that may be needed for meetings or presentations. For meetings, the property boasts more than 20,000 square feet of space spread throughout 16 rooms and two outdoor venues. Many of the hotel's meeting rooms are named after wines or wine-producing areas, and the largest space – the Claremont Ballroom – can accommodate up to 500 people for receptions.
  • Hotel's boardroom can seat up to 24 guests
  • Business center has a printer, scanner, ATM and telephone, plus three desktop computers

Number of meeting rooms16

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

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