Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel - Berkeley

ex. Claremont Resort

41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA, United States, 94705show map
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Overview

The 5-star Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel enjoys a beautiful setting overlooking San Francisco Bay and East Bay. Operating in Berkeley since 1915, this hotel features urban architecture and modern comforts.

The venue is 8 km away from Jack London Square. The hotel is positioned in resort district of Berkeley in proximity to a castle and a tower nearby.

A short walk to a botanical garden and hills as well as slopes.

Oakland International airport can be reached by car within 25 minutes.

Rooms

Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel offers accommodation in 276 guestrooms complete with complimentary wireless internet, a minibar, a writing table, a sofa and a separate toilet. Some of the luxurious rooms feature the hillside view. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, dressing gowns and a bathroom phone.

Eat & Drink

At the restaurant seasonal dishes are served. Guests can unwind at the modern Limewood bar serving a wide range of wines, cocktails and coffee. Paragon Restaurant and Bar and Wood Tavern offer an assortment of dishes within 200 meters of the property.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Such facilities as a baggage storage, a hairdresser and a lift are available on-site.

Relax

Treatments include full body massage, pedicure and facials. The hotel offers a gym, yoga classes and a fitness club to ensure active guests' pastime.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 30 per day.

Number of floors:   9.  Number of rooms:   276.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

USD 30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Live entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Bay view
  • Slope view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Judah L Magnes MuseumJudah L Magnes Museum1700 ft
Judith L Magnes Jewish MuseumJudith L Magnes Jewish Museum1700 ft
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Paragon Restaurant and BarParagon Restaurant and Bar500 ft41 Tunnel Road
Meritage at the ClaremontMeritage at the Claremont500 ft41 Tunnel Road
Wood TavernWood Tavern700 ft6317 College Ave
Rick & Ann'sRick & Ann's700 ft2922 Domingo Ave
Semifreddi's BakerySemifreddi's Bakery2600 ft3084 Claremont Ave
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Tattoo ArchiveTattoo Archive2.5 mi
Two WeaversTwo Weavers2.9 mi
Orinda Parks and RecreationOrinda Parks and Recreation3.3 mi
Finnish Brotherhood HallFinnish Brotherhood Hall2.6 mi
Orinda Masonic AuditoriumsOrinda Masonic Auditoriums3.4 mi
Western Institute-Social RsrchWestern Institute-Social Rsrch2.1 mi
Bay Cities Bible InstituteBay Cities Bible Institute2.8 mi
John F Kennedy UniversityJohn F Kennedy University3.5 mi
Institute-Childhood ResourcesInstitute-Childhood Resources3.0 mi
Telegraph AvenueTelegraph Avenue1.9 mi Berkeley, CA
Grand Lake TheaterGrand Lake Theater3.3 mi3200 Grand Ave., Oakland
Children\'s FairylandChildren\'s Fairyland3.5 mi699 Bellevue Ave
Lake MerrittLake Merritt3.6 miLakeside Park
Lakeside Park and Garden CenterLakeside Park and Garden Center3.6 mi666 Bellevue Ave
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Getting around
Airports
Buchanan Fld (CCR)13.5 mi
Train
Berkeley3.3 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  83  reviews

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8.0
Service
10.0
Location
  • 9.6
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    Getting to be in historic hotel in town that my grandparents and elder relatives were from They would have been teenager when property first opened and my visit was to retrace the memories of my childhood stays with them in their nearby home. Having a view of the bay bridge and stars while dining al fresco was lovely. I liked using the whirlpool and spa as well as the fitness facility on location to take Zumba. There was a very well scheduled group activity program at the club.

    It was cold sitting outside but worth it to me for the ambience. (would have been a plus to have lap robes provided) I had booked a king bed bayview but got a room with 2 queens. While I had a bay view, it was from a recessed room on 2nd floor and I had rooftop view below me, as well as view of the adjacent wings windows. It wasn't bad, just not a grand as I had envisioned.You definitely hear people come and go from their rooms and their conversations when they return to their rooms. But bed was comfortable, I was tired and they eventually got settled in for the night, so I had a great night's sleep.

  • 9.6
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    We should have been told at check in that the breakfast is continental for guests until 9.30am and that hot breakfast runs after that. We went down at 10.30am on Sunday and were told that there was an hour wait for a table even though we were guests of the hotel.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Views, Meritage restaurant, pool

    Rooms, view in room, members v's Guests

  • 10.0
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    We loved the grandeur and history of the building, excellent views and facilites and an excellent room service menu - greatly appreciated by tired travellers with hungry teenage boys. We all felt that we were staying somewhere really special. Good value for money even with the resort (26$ for a 5 people is really nothing!). It must be said that the weather this side of the bay is much better than in San-Francisco and the Marin valley area. SF is a short ferry ride from Oakland which is a 15 minute drive from the Claremont.

    The Paragon restaurant was very crowded and the food very basic. My daughter's children's menu was quite poor. Much better restaurants in Berkley.

  • 10.0
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    We didn't take advantage of it, but the Claremont offers childcare, they also a day camp, I would recommend asking when the camp kids are at the pool. They seem to be gone by 2:30. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay--opting to explore the local neighborhoods for many of our meals. There were 3 adults and 2 kids in our family group and we really fell in love with Berkely and the Claremont. It's both kid and business friendly, but also a romantic setting for a couple. Other than the pool, you wouldn't know there was a camp going on. It's a charming place to stay.

  • 9.6
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    Epic location, beautiful grounds, great guests and great pool area.

    Needs a bigger bar at the pool area

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    location and views use of the resort club facilities

    there was building work going on we were aware of this but not the extent occurring during our stay

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The pool is one of the BEST parts of the facility!! Grounds are beautiful. Location is awesome & the actual structure is stunning.

    Room was quite small, bed not very comfortable & pillows were awful. The air conditioning needs a little help. I don't think the overnight stay is worth the money.... Next time we might just come for the pool :)

  • 9.6
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    Very friendly staff. Renovations were underway, but staff went out of their way providing extras to make up for the inconvenience. Easy walk to Berkeley Greek theater for concert.

  • 9.6
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    Beautiful Landmark Hotel

    a little warm in the Meritage restaurant, but the weather was unusually hot.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The staff were kind

    Airconditions didt work, there was renovation at the hotel, which wasnt mentioned during reservation, they charge extra for facilities which we didnt use, this should be included in the price which is already high for berkeley standards.

  • 9.6
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    Gorgeous property, nice size room, plenty of room for my 2 teenage boys and myself. Pool area and tennis courts were lovely. Nice shops in the hotel and helpful sales people. Overall, excellent value.

    - Restaurants were price-y - Front desk staff (only one woman upon arrival) was rude and unhelpful because we arrived "too early". No hello or welcome, no offer to store our luggage, use the pool, etc while we waited for our room.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    area property surrounds pool, spa, resort atmosphere

    noise made it difficult to sleep tub/shower awkward TV did not work

  • 6.2
    Good

    Unfortunately they are doing major remodeling which i did not know about prior to arriving. My room was under the construction - they moved me to a different room, which was less noisy but still loud. They did compensate for the inconvenience on my bill which was nice. The nice restaurant Paragon was also closed. For the price, it was not worth the stay. But typically it is a good hotel to stay at.

  • 9.6
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    Hotel like a well kept dowager. Tasteful and elegant, courteous staff but expensive bar.

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FabulousBased on  83 reviews
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Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Buchanan Fld (CCR)13.5 mi
Train
Berkeley3.3 mi
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