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|"lovely place, great great view."||(in 14 reviews)|
|"A huge beautiful hotel, stunning!"||(in 37 reviews)|
|"Nice property , excellent staff."||(in 60 reviews)|
|"Room service was absolutely horrible."||(in 13 reviews)|
|"We booked two rooms for one night."||(in 24 reviews)|
|"We booked two rooms for one night."||(in 24 reviews)|
|clean room||in 100 reviews|
|excellent room||in 92 reviews|
|staff were very helpful||in 91 reviews|
|beautiful property||in 81 reviews|
|room service||in 67 reviews|
|food was great||in 53 reviews|
|bed was comfortable||in 32 reviews|
|room view||in 32 reviews|
|bar for drinks||in 21 reviews|
|claremont||in 17 reviews|
|fitness center||in 16 reviews|
|gluten free options||in 16 reviews|
|gym and pool||in 15 reviews|
|common spaces||in 9 reviews|
|excellent service||in 9 reviews|
|excellent value||in 9 reviews|
|room was very small||in 9 reviews|
|pool area||in 7 reviews|
|san francisco||in 6 reviews|
|spacious rooms||in 4 reviews|
|beautiful grounds||in 3 reviews|
|cancellation fee||in 1 review|
The facilities were wonderful. Hot tubs, sauna and steam rooms were the highlight
Entering the parking area was challenging. The key card didnt work twice
It was a great stay and I’m looking forward to staying there again.
beautiful lobby restaurant and lobby
Rooms need updating bathrooms are old. They are nice but old and doesnt match the common spaces in the lobby
Once but not again.....
Staff was great.
When we checked in room wasn't ready but they did have an upgrade queen to king for $35 per night more. They charge $30 per day to park. If you want to take a guest to the pool they charge $30 per day per person. All the up charges made it rather expensive. The Meritage restaurant was not open. Only place to eat was small and not very good. It is an OLD hotel built in 1918 but upgraded. Rooms are small. The elevator permit was 6 months overdue.
One night at the Claremont
Loved the look of the place from the outside..altho you quickly feel like an inconvenience being shuffled out of the way. The hotel is rich with history and has very nice decor..the room was big, with a big bathroom.
The trexk to the room was ridiculous, having to take two elevators and very long walks on different levels while carrying your things. The room floor needed vacuumed, you could feel stuff on the carpet. After we checked in, we left to go get dinner and you can't get out of the gate without a special card given at the front desk. Well guess what- oh, and it cost $30 for this parking privilege.
Wonderful location. Grand old building which has been well maintained. It had been some years since I last stayed there and the place seemed in better shape than it was.
Our oasis on the hill! The Claremont is a special place and I return there whenever I can; the location is central yet private and the staff is friendly, attentive, helpful and genuine. Each staff member, from the housekeeping staff to the manager, smiles and greets guests and is not only ready, but willing, to make your stay enjoyable. When there was an issue at check-in with the room assigned. Frank Flynn quickly and apologetically gave us another room with no question. In chatting with Fracesco (I'm sure I have not spelled his name correctly-my apologies!) in the lobby, we told him we were headed into the city the next day; he not only cautioned us about traffic and crowds in the Golden Gate Park area due to a concert, he recommended alternative areas to visit-and when he saw us a couple of days later, he asked how our trip went! A special shout-out also to Mohammad and Zachary who took care of us for breakfast in the Meritage restaurant-their service standards and guest treatment should be the envy of fine dining establishments everywhere. They made the start of our days happy and pleasant and really made an impact of the pleasure of staying at the Claremont!
The charm of an old beauty like the Claremont is also sometimes what makes you miss some things you might find in a newer hotel; the HVAC system can be unreliable and loud, the bathroom does not have an exhaust fan, etc. But having noted that, the graciousness of the wide hallways and high ceilings easily make you overlook those modern facility differences!
The look of the hotel
The check in staff
Location - close to everything including freeways. Facilities were excellent -- pool, exercise room, etc.
They treated me like a second class citizen because I booked not directly through them. Promised me a fridge and I had to find a facilities guy who didn't talk to the front desk to get one. Told me there was a free breakfast buffet, but then it wasn't free.
Stay was great wished new more about it before we got there to enjoy the facilities
Food prices were a little high
The Sunday buffet at the Meritage was very good. The lap swimming in the pools and 3 free hours of childcare included in the resort fee was also very nice and an unexpected bonus.
Ridiculously overpriced for what it was. $26 resort fee and $30 valet fee on top of over $200/night for a tiny old room that wouldn't even pass muster at a Best Western? The room was awful - outdated, small, old, musty and generally uncomfortable. Noisy from the hallway, the bed was saggy, the comforter stained and 2 adults plus a baby in a crib were way too many to fit in a tiny standard room.
Well due to them not having our booking which you had not forwarded on we did not start on a very good experience with the receptionist desk .
We arrived to find no details of out booking the hotel was booked out we had flown from New York , and were not very impressed when i had your confirmation in my hand we were told to take a seat 1and half hrs later no offer of water tea or coffee and they had to wait until they received a confirmatiion from your booking co. that had not been forwarded so our holiday at the claremont was a very unhappy start.
The staff were polite and responsive. The gym and pool were good.
The room seemed a bit run down and sparse / empty - seemed like it needed a bit of a renovation / facelift.
Epic location, beautiful grounds, great guests and great pool area.
Needs a bigger bar at the pool area
friendly staff, nice rooms, terrific view, relaxed atmosphere
walking to a restaurant in downtown Berkeley is rather difficult
The staff was great the room view was good the area was well kept the experiance was good
The fact you had to pay an extra 24 us per day for spa why not put it on the room rate
Originally built as a private residence during the California Gold Rush, Claremont Club and Spa, A Fairmont Hotel is a California landmark and one of America’s iconic luxury hotels. An award-winning resort status, combined with a convenient location in the heart of the Bay Area, make for a unique urban experience unlike any other found in California.
Set amid palm trees and rose gardens, The Claremont Hotel Club and Spa is close to Gourmet Ghetto district with its concentration of fine restaurants and shops. The hotel is within a few miles of San Francisco Bay, Jack London Square, several theaters, and Oakland City Center. Close by is Berkeley Marina, Napa Valley, SFO Airport, Oracle Arena, University of California, and Botanical Gardens.
The 22 acres of beautiful land provide a variety of luxurious activities and services for guests. Known for its extensive health club, 10 tennis courts, outdoor lap pools, a spa tub, and sauna are all available to guests. Three distinct restaurants and bars serve fine dining, craft cocktails, and poolside cuisine. The Fairmont Spa at the Claremont Claremont offers a full menu of massage, hydrotherapy, body wraps, and skin care treatments and the business center provides many amenities for business travelers. Families appreciate the Claremont Kids’ Club where an array of activities is scheduled for all ages.
The 276 guestrooms and suites at the Claremont were recently restored. There are a variety of accommodations available but most notably the Bay View Rooms and Suites offer breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, while the hotel’s iconic Tower Suite offer unparalleled views from a private outdoor deck.
Business and leisure travelers often make Claremont their hotel of choice when visiting the Bay Area.
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Policies vary by room type and provider.
To relieve tension from your muscles and hydrate your skin, make a reservation for the Honeybee Ritual treatment, which includes a soothing mask and massage. If you are interested in cleaning your pores and evening your skin tone, the Hydrafacial is a good choice, as it will use LED light therapy to reduce the signs of aging and refresh your skin. If you would like to detox your body and exfoliate your skin, select the Himalayan Detox service, a treatment that will stimulate circulation and eliminate toxins.
If you will be booking a room at the Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel during the summer, KAYAK offers a special deal that provides non-smoking signature rooms with bay or hill views, suites with city views and luxury suites that can be connected upon availability.
When booking your wedding at the Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel, there are several amenities that you can benefit from, including appetizers during a cocktail reception hour, an open bar, and discounted pricing on a signature cocktail during the reception. The hotel also offers benefits specifically for the couple, such as a free night in a bridal suite, complimentary brunch the morning after the wedding, and a night at the hotel for your one-year anniversary.
If you enjoy hiking, biking, or running, head to the Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, a series of wooded trails that are only a 3m drive from the Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel. To see a show during your trip, go to the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, a local venue that can be reached by car in approximately 6m and hosts a variety of plays and musicals. For breathtaking panoramic views of the city, there is Grizzly Peak, a large green space on a hill that is less than a 10m drive away.
For guests that would like to travel from Oakland International Airport to the Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel as quickly as possible, use either a ridesharing service or a private shuttle, as the drive generally only takes 25 to 30m. An Uber fare will cost you approximately $26 for a one-way trip, while a shuttle service will cost around $70 per person. It is also possible to use public transportation, such as the local BART trains, and doing so will take anywhere from 1h to 1h 15m. (Prices checked 02/07/19).
Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel is located at 41 Tunnel Road, 3.1 km from the centre of Berkeley. People's Park is the closest landmark to Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel.
Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel.
Yes, Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.
No, Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel does not offer free parking.
No, Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel is 16.3 km from Oakland. Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel is 21.8 km from Concord Buchanan Fld.
Yes, Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.
Yes, Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel has a pool on-site.