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4.3 out of 5

"We loved our stay in the Grande Dame of Berkeley! It has been upgraded, yet it retains the charm of an older, lovely hotel. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 18 Nov 2019

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 5-star hotel near Lawrence Hall of Science

Central Berkeley getaway

With a stay at this Claremont hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of University of California, Berkeley and 2 miles (3 km) of Greek Theater. Also, Lawrence Hall of Science is within 3 miles (5 km) and Oakland Museum of California is within 6 miles (10 km).

Renovated in 2016

This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools, and 10 outdoor tennis courts. Family-friendly amenities include a children's pool and kid-friendly dining, along with hiking/biking trails. Enjoy the health club and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

The individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi, free wired Internet, and free local calls. Flat-screen TVs with digital channels provide entertainment options, and other amenities include premium bedding and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is available on request.

Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed, Bay View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds, View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, View (Cal - One Bedroom)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Signature Room, 1 King Bed, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (3) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 25, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 28, 2020 by Director, Rooms Division

Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We are delighted you had an enjoyable visit and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards, Peter Houston

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020

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Jan 28, 2020 by Director of Rooms

Thank you for your feedback! Warm Regards, Peter Houston

5 out of 5
We loved our stay in the Grande Dame of Berkeley! It has been upgraded, yet it retains the charm of an older, lovely hotel.

Posted by , from So Cal resident on Nov 18, 2019

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Nov 27, 2019 by Director of Rooms

Dear JO, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to share your feedback. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable visit. Warm Regards, Peter Houston

4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 14, 2019 by Director of Rooms Division

Thank you for your feedback! Warm Regards, Peter Houston

5 out of 5
Truly excellent accommodations, amenities, and food! Beautiful views of the Bay/SF and incredibly kind and gracious staff. Highly recommend for an anniversary weekend or other romantic getaway!

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019

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Sep 4, 2019 by Director of Quality Assurance

Thank you for your valuable feedback! Warm Regards, Peter Houston

5 out of 5
Beautiful views. The room was lovely. Staff was great.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2019

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Aug 26, 2019 by Director of Quality Assurance

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to share such valuable feedback! Warm Regards, Peter Houston

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 23, 2019 by Director of Quality Assurance

Thank you very much for your feedback! Warm Regards, Peter Houston

1 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 20, 2019 by Director of Quality Assurance

Thank you for sharing this candid feedback. We are truly sorry your visit was so disappointing. As it was posted anonymously, it does make it difficult for our team to address you concerns and learn from your challenges. Please consider providing further context so that we may work to restore your faith in our property. Warm Regards, Peter Houston

4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019

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Apr 16, 2019 by Director of Quality Assurance

Thank you for your feedback! Warm Regards, Peter Houston

About the Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel

Location 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, a health club, and a children's pool. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Event space at this hotel measures 20000 square feet (1858 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel was completed in March 2016. This Mediterranean Berkeley hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 276 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 20000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1858 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1915
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) (20.4 km / 12.7 mi)
  • Train station: Emeryville Station (9.3 km / 5.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel offers 276 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and video-game consoles. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. 47-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Microwaves, refrigerators, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily.

Limewood Bar & Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

East Bay Provisions - Overlooking the garden, this café serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts, a health club, and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Pilates classes on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 99 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings. The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 99 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Claremont Club Berkeley
  • Claremont Hotel
  • Claremont Club Fairmont Hotel Berkeley
  • Claremont Hotel Berkeley
  • Claremont Club Fairmont Hotel
  • Claremont Resort Berkeley
  • Claremont Hotel Club Fairmont Hotel Berkeley
  • Claremont Hotel Club Fairmont Hotel
  • Claremont Club Fairmont Berkeley
  • Claremont Club Fairmont
  • Claremont Hotel Club Berkeley
  • Claremont & Spa A Fairmont
  • Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel Hotel
  • Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel Berkeley
  • Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel Hotel Berkeley

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.