4.0 out of 5

"I initially booked one night via travelocity. On check out morning I asked if I could stay an extra night for same price. (This after the registrati ... " More

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 5-star hotel near University of California, Berkeley

Central Berkeley getaway

Your stay at this Claremont hotel places you within 6 miles (10 km) of San Francisco Bay and Jack London Square. Greek Theater and Fox Theater are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and 8 outdoor tennis courts are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a children's pool, and supervised childcare is an added bonus. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and get perks like free WiFi.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

The 276 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, minibars, and premium bedding.

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Hill View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$224 per night

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Bay View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Signature Room, 2 Double Beds, Bay View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, One Bedroom, Bay View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Signature Room, 2 Queen Beds, Bay View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

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Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel

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4 out of 5

Nice Hotel close to the University of California.

Pros: Proximity to UC, Berkeley. Has great swimming pool. Has tennis courts if you play.
Cons: Flexibility on price when you have a customer who wants to stay an extra day.
Location: Cal football and basketball games. Visit U.C., Berkeley. See what all the Nobel Prizes are about. Close to Oakland and Frisco. Views.
I initially booked one night via travelocity. On check out morning I asked if I could stay an extra night for same price. (This after the registration desk the night before said they had a lot of empty rooms in case I wanted to add an extra night.) The woman behind the desk said I would have to pay the new (and higher) rate. Well, the ~ $100 higher rate did not comfort my fiscal prudence, so I said, "Thank you, no", checked out and went to a 1/3rd cheaper hotel which I was completely satisfied with. I guess the Claremont would prefer an empty room to > $250.

Posted by , from Modesto, CA on Nov 16, 2015

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5 out of 5

Very comfortable and the staff is very attentive.

Will be back! Everything was perfect. Enough is enough. No but

Posted by , from willits, ca on Oct 10, 2015

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5 out of 5


The Claremont Hotel is a wonderful grand hotel with a history to match. The beds were very comfortable providing a good night of sleep. It location was convenient to many points of interest.

Posted by , from Neptune NJ on May 18, 2013

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5 out of 5

Loved the history and the peaceful vibe

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: no free breakfast
What a fun place to stay. It was peaceful, the staff was helpful, and I loved all the history

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013

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4 out of 5

A beautiful vintage hotel in a lovely setting!

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: No free Internet, Noisy
A lovely getaway destination near the college 'goings on' at Berkeley and just a walk away to College Street. Nestled on a hill overlooking views of the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and surrounded by homes with craftsman architecture and blooming gardens, one can relax with all the expected amenities of a high class vintage hotel. The wines meet the expectations of a California hotel, although the food was mediocre. This may not be too disappointing, as there are many ethnic restaurants just a stroll away. Ask for a quiet room away from the elevator and storage rooms unless night time noise does not interrupt your sleep. The staff is courteous and the hotel is clean.

Posted by , from Seattle on Apr 9, 2012

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5 out of 5

Classic hotel...wonderful and charming

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, classic, free fitness classes, sf bay view, tennis courts
there are only a few truly classic hotels in California. The Coronado in San Diego, Fairmont in SF, etc. The Claremont belongs in this group. Wonderful hotel, amazing service, close walk to some neighborhood restaurants, coffee house, bakery, shops, resort grounds with fitness center, free workout classes (yoga, etc), great restaurants. Amazing.

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012

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4 out of 5

Very nice stay!

We enjoyed ourselves there and found the hotel a very nice place to be.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011

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5 out of 5

Beautiful, relaxing hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
The Claremont pairs a historic building with modern facilities. It certainly has a classic feel you won't get from most other hotels in the states. Sadly, I didn't have much time to spend enjoying the hotel's amenities as I was in town on business. I did take a quick tour and thought the tennis courts and fitness areas were very nice. I did visit both restaurants in the resort and the food was delicious. My first visit was during the brunch buffet, which was very popular. I (foolishly?) ordered from the menu so it took a bit longer than I'd have hoped for my meal to arrive. The staff noticed quickly that I'd been waiting and both my server and a manager apologized without my even mentioning it. When the meal was over they even refused to let me pay because of the wait! My whole stay at the Claremont left me feeling like an honored guest. The decor, history, and great views of the bay set the stage but the staff's attention to detail is really what brought it home. I'd recommend them to anyone who needs to feel like a king of queen for their vacation.

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

This hotel is one of my favorites, it is very special.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, convenient location, allows pets
What a pleasure it is to stay at the Claremont! The setting is beautiful and private. I have stayed there many times and the guest rooms are always comfortable and immaculate. The lighting in the bathrooms is very good, you can actually see to apply your make-up! The staff is very accommodating and deliver excellent service while remaining low-key and unobtrusive. The restaurants and bar are very well run. The lobby is spacious and inviting with great shops. There is a beautiful sun room area off the lobby that is a nice spot to sip coffee and read. The pool, exercise rooms and spa have everything to complete a perfect vacation.

Posted by , from Potomac, MD on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

I stayed by myself for a few days. It felt very comfortable.

Pros: Close restaurants, spa
The fact that I stayed by myself because my friend cancelled at the last minute was monumental. It felt very safe, and I particularly enjoyed the spa amenities, workouts, massage etc. Would definitely recommend it. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Posted by , from deerfield on Feb 3, 2011

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About the Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel

Location 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705

Property Features

Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, 3 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a health club. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. A children's pool, a sauna, and spa services are also featured at the luxury Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel was completed in March 2016. This 5-star Berkeley hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 276 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1915
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • 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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

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


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) (23 km / 14.3 mi)
  • Train station: Emeryville Station (5.5 km / 3.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel offers 276 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. 47-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels, video-game consoles, and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as 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.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • 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 (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM and on weekends from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

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. Open daily.

Lobby Lounge & Bar - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this lobby lounge serves light fare only. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Access to the Claremont's health club and activities is included in the resort surcharge. Ten tennis courts are available for play, with equipment rental for a nominal fee. A patio accommodates outdoor lap pools, one 25 yards and the other 25 meters; a spa tub, and chaise lounges. A mind/body center offers a Pilates studio and full schedule of aerobic, yoga, and body sculpting classes. A spin studio, cardio room with bikes, treadmills, Stairmasters, and elliptical trainers are adjacent to the weight training rooms.

Four golf courses, both 18-hole and 9-hole—with driving ranges—are located within a 20-minute drive of the hotel. Hiking and biking trails are located just off the hotel property.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

The Spa at the Claremont Hotel Club offers massage treatments, facial treatments, and yoga classes.

Visits to The Fairmont Spa at the Claremont include pre-spa amenities such as the steam room, spa tub, and lounge. Guests can choose from healing services such as acupuncture and skin-care treatments.

  • Number of treatment rooms 32
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Sports massage
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


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


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 99 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • 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


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

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

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are 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.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


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

  • Resort fee: USD 29.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Children's club/arcade access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee

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.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 99 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per day

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

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • 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.