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Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel 4 stars

Customer review rating 4.4/5 4,709 reviews

ALLSAFE approved hotel

Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel
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Hotel extras

  • Labeled ALLSAFE

  • Tennis club and full-service gym near the Berk eley campus

  • Holistic wellness at an award-winning spa

  • Heated saline swimming pools, children's play area and Kids' Club

  • Pet-friendly hotel near Berkeley Hills' hiking trails

Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 16h00

Check out up to 12h00

Paying

Services and practical information
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • Pets allowed Paying
  • Babysitting on request
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Air conditioned
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
  • Shoe shine machine
  • Boutiques/shopping
  • Porter
Leisure and activities
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness centre Paying
  • Well-being
  • Babysitting on request
  • Tennis Paying
  • Bicycles rental (nearby) Paying
Catering
  • 1 Restaurant(s)
Business services
  • 16 Meeting room(s)
  • Self service business centre

Hotel location

Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel

41 Tunnel Road
94705 berkeley
united states

Tel: +15108433000

Fax: (+1)5108486208

Check-in from 16h00

Check out up to 12h00

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  • By plane

    OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT At 2km / null miles

  • By plane

    SF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT At 2km / null miles

GPS :37.859667, -122.241893

Your meetings and events

Since first opening our doors more than a century ago, the Claremont has set the stage for thousands of unforgettable events. Our location is hard to beat: high on the hills between Berkeley campus and Oakland, just 12 miles from downtown San Francisco.Our 16 flexible function rooms, totaling more than 20,000 sq.ft, can accommodate almost 1,500 attendees. Among the elegant spaces, many with natural daylight and expansive bay views, are the Empire and the Claremont grand ballrooms.Along with 22 acres of landscaped grounds, this world-class resort is the ideal venue for seminars, weddings, galas and business meetings of any size. With you every step of the way are expert planners, dedicated to sustainability and impeccable service.

Room descriptions and layouts

16 

meeting rooms

From 1 to 450 

attendees

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  • Screen

  • Flipchart

  • Video camera

  • Audio and video equipment

  • Office

  • Lectern

  • WIFI access

  • Slide projector

  • Video equipment

  • Overhead projector

  • Airconditioned meeting room

When organizing your meeting, the hotel will be happy to discuss the availability of its facilities and services with you.

Our accommodation(s)

Claremont Hotel & Spa features 276 sophisticated guest rooms and suites filled with historic charm, casual Californian elegance and the latest amenities. No two rooms are alike. Each offers a delightful view, with many facing San Francisco Bay. Each room presents a different experience and many offer one of a kind views of the San Francisco Bay.

Our restaurants and bars

LIMEWOOD BAR & RESTAURANT

Type of cuisine: Regional

Experience a vibrant, casual gathering place with bay view patio seating, showcasing regionally-sourced cuisine. A kitchen inspired by Bay Area artisans is complimented by a spirited bar offering house-crafted cocktails and a well-balanced wine list.

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  • Saturday
  • Sunday

East Bay Provisions

East Bay Provisions is an artisanal cafe and wine bar offering authentic baked goods, hand-selected wines, and a curated selection of goods sourced from local purveyors.

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Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel

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ALL Rating 4.4/5

4,709 reviews

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TripAdvisor Rating 4.0/5

1,909 reviews

2021 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of excellence 2021

Lovely grounds

Customer review rating 2.0/5

Anonymous Families - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very attractive hotel and location, but one of the most unwelcoming experiences I've ever had. We were there with a wedding group, my adult family had two rooms, and right from the start it was not pleasant. We even had the cabana guy try to steal our umbrella while we were standing RIGHT THERE - he said "other patrons needed it", ridiculous!! The only nice experience was a gracious receptionist who helped us at checkout. Maybe they weren't ready to re-open, because they acted put-out. Management should really get their staff up to speed on what it means to be welcoming and hospitable, especially when we're paying those high rates.

Nice room but unimpressed with overall experience

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Stephanie Couples - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We have stayed at multiple fairmont hotels over the year and love the experience of being truly pampered. When we visited, we unfortunately found out that the pool bar was closed when they were supposed to be open based on the hours and they only served prepackaged food and alcohol. Gross! I was hoping to enjoy a relaxing day celebrating my anniversary drinking and eating by the pool, however I found myself sitting at a pool with a bunch of kids at a pool with lanelines set up for lap swimming. I understand it’s a “country club” however why not make one pool for hotel guests to enjoy? I had a lifeguard standing over us the whole time. We will NOT be back.

Tops By a Mile in Berkeley

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Steve O. Families - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We have stayed at the Claremont several times but this was our first visit since COVID. The hotel had only recently opened up more services (restaurants etc) but still no room service. However, the staff was friendlier and more efficient than ever and the hotel went out of its way to compensate for some of the reopening aspects (ie, well stocked snack pantry to help with no room service). There is no place in the Berkeley area that comes close to being as luxurious and pleasant to stay than the Claremont.

Time to change Covid protocols

Customer review rating 3.5/5

W T. Families - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We have stayed many times. While we enjoyed the outdoor fire pits, the fact that there was no room service and empty mini bars did not make sense to me in terms of covid protocols. Room service is safer than eating in your restaurants.

Classic Beauty

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Anonymous Families - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We have stayed at The Claremont for years and were happy to be back this summer. The hotel is one of the finest, but it is getting a little tired. The carpets in the room and in the lobby are starting to look dirty, and the upholstery is also stained and dirty. The door to our room would latch but would not close entirely. We also had a couple across the hall fighting. They were cursing and screaming at each other. We were scared. For such a nice hotel, I would not expect this kind of trashy behavior. We have never had a problem like this in all our stays. I reported it, and the front desk and security were amazing in trying to de-escalate the situation. They also sent us a nice note and some sweets as an apology for the disruption. I LOVE the new East Bay Provisions!

Great stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Scott P. Families - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

This was our first visit and everything was wonderful.

Good stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Jp Couples - 22/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Overall it was very nice. My last day, however, there was neither hot not cold water in our room. I was not able to take a shower when I needed to and left later than I expected.

California experience at its best.

Customer review rating 5.0/5

P D. Families - 21/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Excellent staff in good spirits always! A most lovely historic structure with large windows and palm filled views of the bay! Loved the linens and perfect shower! Proximity to nice walks into town or up through the trails of Berkeley Hills and wonderful lap pools! And last but not least, the food! A wonderful dip into a California visit at it best.

Something missing

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Anonymous Families - 21/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The room was clean and well appointed with toiletries and fresh towels. The coffee maker was helpful. We really missed not having anywhere to get food when we arrived. We weren’t expecting the restaurant to be shut down. Or, not to be able to get room service of any kind. The staff was not helpful when we asked about this. Part of the amenities of your hotel is the ambiance and the ability to get a drink or bite to eat. There seemed to be plenty of food for private parties being held:

too expensive for what it was

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Anonymous Solo - 20/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The grounds and all the staff were wonderful but the room itself was outdated and VERY loud. I could not sleep and the smell was terrible. It smelled old and musty and all the clothing I put in the closet sadly smelled like the room when I got home and all needed to be dry cleaned. I usually never leave reviews like this and I did email about this but never heard back. I thought it was best to reach out directly before leaving a review online.

Great stay at Claremont Hotel and Spa

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Rama M. Families - 19/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Great place to stay - conveniently located; close to the University, Downtown, Emergency medical center, and great hiking places. The additional attractive feature was that for a small charge they allowed us to stay 4 extra hours before checking out. Will visit again.

Great place to stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Florence I. Families - 19/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Staff was so helpful and friendly. We loved all of the amenities the hotel had to offer. It was also in a great location for our visit to Berkeley

The ground are beutiful!! Staf very friendly

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Families - 19/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Excellent customer service let us check in early and check out later . Wish I could have afforded a room with a view and that more reasonable dining options were available after lunch .

Some inconveniences, but the rooms and facilities met my expectations

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Brian Families - 19/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Good: Room was a good size and had all the necessary amenities. Although packnplays were not originally in the room when we arrived, they were quickly brought up. Staff, especially bellmen, were very friendly and helpful. Pool facilities met our expectations and make the place worth going back. The disappointing: Almost a complete lack of food options, especially on Sunday when the only thing we could do was buy snacks from the front desk. Probably not the biggest deal for most, but with three young children we aren't super mobile. Room location was a bit ridiculous, especially with a stroller (quite literally: walk to elevator A, take that down to level 1, walk down a looong hallway to elevator B, take up to the second floor, walk alll the way down another long hallway to the last room). I know the hotel is laid out how the hotel is laid out, but it was not the most considerate to put a family all the way back there as it took us about 15 minutes just to get to the lobby while wrangling our kids.

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Anonymous Business - 18/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The good: great bathtub, easy reservation process, great tv, decent price (club member). The less than great: bed not so comfortable, dusty and dark room, little service (no offer of help, no turn down, no room service, limited food offerings - ironically 3 people standing around at check in desk tho),problems w thermostat and room temp, no easy bedside plugs. Glad I paid members price and was upgraded. Would have been super unhappy in a classic room for the price ($300+). Overall - almost there. Need a few more upgrades and more service.

Very disappointing stay

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Karen M. Couples - 17/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

This was a very disappointing stay—we specifically stayed at the Claremont to try to have a bit of a vacation and that did not happen. Although the room was fine, the view from 539 an eyesore—some kind of equipment. And the amenities were very limited. The spa was closed during week and when I asked the concierge about a massage service, the one person she knew of was “out of the country.” How could there only be one other massage therapist in Berkeley???) The restaurant had limited hours, and when we went there it was so cold and the heaters were so inadequate we were freezing, even with the blankets. Why did we have to pat an additional resort fee fir this room? And finally, when my husband expressed our disappointment the staff gave a lukewarm one word response—sorry.

Lack of Amenities

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

Stephen W 03/04/2021 TripAdvisor review

Arrived Sunday to find that Restaurant/Bar is normally closed Sun thru Tue nights. Bar area not open to residents, but used for a private function on Monday nt. Pool closed Mon & Tue for maintenance. What did we pay the $35/nt resort fee for!!

Dear Stephen, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to share your candid feedback. We appreciate the insight regarding amenity availability and will ensure it is shared amongst our senior leadership team. Our goal is to continue increasing the hours of operations for our restaurant as we continue to see more and more guests return. Please note, our daily resort fee does include complimentary self parking (this would normally be a $35 nightly charge) in addition to access to our Club facilities and complimentary internet. We remain at your loyal service and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Warm Regards, Peter Houston Director, Rooms Division

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