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Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel

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

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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 newly renovated rooms, which boast stylish light fixtures and bright, airy color palettes. Luxury amenities include 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. Limewood Bar & Restaurant specializes in regionally sourced cuisine and inventive cocktails, while the (seasonal) 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.
Berkeley, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 276 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Neighborhood
Traditional, Opulent, Historic



  • 5.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



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.



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.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1874 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 1874 reviews 4.0 (based on 1874 reviews)

Guest Rooms

In-room amenities include 47-inch flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, minibars and bathrobes. Complimentary newspapers are also available upon request.
  • In-room Wi-Fi access and coffee covered by daily $35 resort fee
Nightly resort fee$35

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 ($35)
  • 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


On-site dining options include the Bay Area-inspired Limewood Bar & Restaurant, the casual Claremont Lobby Lounge & Bar and the (seasonal) poolside Bayview Café. East Bay Provisions, a new gourmet cafe and wine bar, is set to open in 2020.
  • 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


The Claremont has a large aquatic facility, which includes a 25-yard lap pool, a recreational pool and a children’s pool with a water feature. An outdoor whirlpool is also available. There are more than 250 chaise lounge chairs and umbrellas available for guests looking to relax poolside.
  • Poolside service provided by the Bayview Cafe (open during warm months only)
  • Group and private swim instruction available (charges apply)
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Fairmont Spa at the Claremont offers a full range of spa services, including massages, skin care and acupuncture. Additionally, the spa features 32 treatment rooms, as well as a hair and nail salon, eucalyptus steam rooms, saline whirlpools and showers. Plus, complimentary teas and juices are offered in the spa's men's and women's relaxation lounges.
  • Spa open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Guests ages 16 and older permitted in spa area

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


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


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)


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


The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa welcomes all dogs, regardless of breed or size, for a nonrefundable fee of $99 per stay. However, no pet amenities are provided.
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting


    The Claremont offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venues for weddings, including a ballroom with a built-in stage and chandeliers. The hotel has an on-site wedding coordinator to help with the wedding details and provide couples with a list of verified wedding vendors in the area.
    • Outdoor venues available
    • Ballroom can accommodate up to 500 guests for receptions

    Maximum wedding guest capacity500

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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