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The entire experience from check-in to check-out was amazing

It is an amazing hotel but they are very understaffed. No dining except for the weekend and then limited. No room service. Couldn't even get a coke in the middle of the day.

Beautiful property, very elegant yet relaxed. The staff was very friendly and eager to help. They were very accommodating to allow our family of five to stay in one room by upgrading us to a larger room for a minimal fee. The gym was amazing and yet felt clean and safe (COVID wise). Free parking and very convenient two restaurants and shopping in a more upscale part of Berkeley. Would love to stay there again.

Iconic Fairmont property in the Berkeley hills, wonderful views looking west, could use a little updating in certain common areas to be at the level it aspires to be.

Wow! Great, elegant, tasteful, yet artfully modern remodel of this grand classic hotel. The bar is hip and bustling, and dinner was truly exceptional, (and we are spoiled foodies!). Our room (facing the tennis courts) had a spectacular panoramic view, including downtown San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Staff were terrific - all charming and professional. All around A plus experience!

We've stayed at the Claremont often over the years and love the historical feel and tie to the UC Berkeley community. Since Fairmont purchased the property, it has seen a dramatic freshening of its appearance. However, it still needs some attention: the AC in one room was very noisy and kept its occupant awake, and the mattress and pillows in the other room were very soft.

The Claremont is my favorite hotel in the US. It combines luxury accommodations, a beautiful & unique spa, two olympic size outdoor swimming pools in the lush Berkeley hills, an incredible helpful and genuinely happy staff. It is, of course, only minutes from downtown Berkeley with all its world renown museums, eateries and other rich cultural attractions. My parents honeymooned at The Claremont in 1945 and i've been going there (almost0 every since!

Great Staff Great location Decently priced for all the good extra service

It’s a beautiful, classic hotel that literally propels you into a sort of early 20th century elegance.

Beautiful hotel, lovely room. Staff was efficient and pleasant.

This hotel used to allow access to pool as part of fairly expensive room fee. They no longer do that. Seems unreasonable. Especially for members of their "President's Club." Otherwise, very nice service, good location.

Tunnel Road Berkeley CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to University of California, Berkeley
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Claremont Hills within a short walk of University of California, Berkeley, Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Greek Theater. This 276-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

All of Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel's 276 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free local calls, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect 47-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels and pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Video-game consoles, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

Guests of Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel enjoy 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a gym. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include outdoor tennis courts, free WiFi in public areas, and a spa tub.

Room options

Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed, Bay View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Bay View Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite Bay View, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Bay View Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel

Everyone (28) Couples (3) Family (5)
5
Partner Couples

The entire experience from check-in to check-out was amazing

By on Oct 13, 2021

3
Everyone

It is an amazing hotel but they are very understaffed. No dining except for the weekend and then limited. No room service. Couldn't even get a coke in the middle of the day.

By on Aug 19, 2021

4
Everyone

By on Aug 12, 2021

5
Family

Beautiful property, very elegant yet relaxed. The staff was very friendly and eager to help. They were very accommodating to allow our family of five to stay in one room by upgrading us to a larger room for a minimal fee. The gym was amazing and yet felt clean and safe (COVID wise). Free parking and very convenient two restaurants and shopping in a more upscale part of Berkeley. Would love to stay there again.

By on Jul 13, 2021

4
Everyone

Iconic Fairmont property in the Berkeley hills, wonderful views looking west, could use a little updating in certain common areas to be at the level it aspires to be.

By on May 11, 2021

Review comment responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. Warm Regards, Peter Houston

3
Everyone

By on Feb 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 26, 2020

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to provide valuable feedback. We are truly sorry your visit fell short of expectations. Our team is dedicated to your satisfaction and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back. Warm Regards, Peter Houston

5
Everyone

By on Jan 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 28, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! Warm Regards, Peter Houston

1
Everyone

By on Dec 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 29, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Would you be willing to provide additional information regarding the areas we fell short of expectations? We appreciate your consideration and it is my sincere pleasure to be at your service if there is anything we can do to make it right. Warm Regards, Peter Houston

3
Everyone

By on Nov 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and provide a truly outstanding experience in the future. Warm Regards, Peter Houston

5
Everyone

By on Nov 20, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 27, 2019

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

Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel

41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705
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