Ratings based on 880 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Nevada

Great historical location, needs room renovation.

Posted Jun 30, 2015
The Claremont is a beautiful hotel and has interesting history. However, the price is not appropriate for the quality of the room. The room was spacious with a king bed and sofa bed for the kids. The sofa bed was small and the mattress needed replaced and the bar in the middle of the back was quite annoying and in unbearable by morning. The carpeting by the small refrigerator was damp from some unknown source and the plumbing I. The bathroom leaked continuously. I felt that the price of the room was geared to the amenities of the hotel, not the quality of the room. The grounds, amenities and general location was amazing.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Arizona

Berkely's best kept secret

Posted Jun 26, 2015
This place is a delightful place. One know how to appreciate its beauty. Gym id fabulous!! Restaurants are ok, spa is a but outdated but still good. Can't wait to see how it will be aftetr the remodeling!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Minneapolis, MN

Excellent visit!

Posted Jun 25, 2015
Very high quality stay. The facility upgrades made to this historic hotel are excellent and more are in the works. The room, although older does not feel old. Comfortable bed! High end health club and spa. They have two lap swimming pools with an am Masters team in one that welcomes drop-ins. Great stay. Excellent value!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Morristown, NJ

Class act. A grand hotel without pretentiousness.

Posted Jun 23, 2015
We recently stayed at this marvelous property in the gorgeous village of Berkeley. Resembling the grand hotels of years past, the Claremont Hotel is no faded beauty. From the friendly greeting at the door to the marvelous anything but hotel food, to the comfortable bed with really nice linens, this property is memorable and nostalgic.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 30, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for sharing your glowing review of your time at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. We are always honored when a guests enjoys so much of what we have to share, from our friendly service to our dining offerings. We work hard to maintain the classic charm of years gone by but with modern comfort amenities. It is our hope that you have the chance to visit us again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sydney, Australia

Proper pampering place..

Posted Jun 22, 2015
one day there was fantastic - the rooms are so luxurious - the fitness centre is great too.. 2, 3 restaurants.. you just don't have to leave this place :)
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 30, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
We love to pamper our guests at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa! Thank you for sharing all that you enjoyed about your stay. From our Club to our Spa, delicious dining and luxurious accommodations, you certainly don’t need to ever leave our property to have a wonderful getaway. It is our hope that you have a chance to come back soon.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Boise, Idaho

Expensive but Nice

Posted Jun 20, 2015
Pros: The restaurants and the brunch
Location: The fact that this hotel is in Berkeley speaks for itself. Great restaurants and shopping, walking through the community and the parks are possible.
This hotel is very nice. It truly is a club and spa. If you stay, you must take advantage of the facilities and some of the classes such as yoga. We thought it was expensive, but given the opportunities for different workouts and relaxation, maybe we're mistaken. You be the judge. The restaurants are excellent, and the brunch is one of the best we have had.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 23, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your visit with us to The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. We truly have so much to offer our guests from historic accommodations to delicious dining and more. It is wonderful to know you were able to join us for our brunch! Our Club facilities feature a full Aquatics Center, fitness classes, tennis courts and the latest in weight and cardio equipment to make use of and our Spa is considered to be one of the best of its kind in the country. We hope you have the chance to come back and take advantage of it all for a renewing experience on every level.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Connecticut

Nice hotel

Posted Jun 17, 2015
Pros: Comfortable beds and nice bedding. Great views of San Francisco.
Cons: Bathtub was uncomfortable.
Location: Very handy to Berkeley and restaurants.
It was a soothing experience. The concierge was very helpful. The rest of the staff executed their roles flawlessly. Beautiful old hotel with lots of charm!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 23, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
At The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, we have put a great deal of thought into providing our guests with a refreshing environment and we're thrilled to read that our soothing surroundings and views were a highlight of your experience. We will be sure to let our team know you valued their efforts. We would love for you to stay with us again so you may experience even more of our true and renewing service.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Pasadena, CA

Lovely place close to UC Berkeley

Posted Jun 4, 2015
Pros: Easy to navigate.
Cons: The live music downstairs (and the bar) could stay open longer.
Location: The locattion is obviously great. The bay area is my favorite place to visit, especially easy bay, and Berkeley a favorite haunt.
This place is elegant in a lovely location, and it is within a mile or so of the southeast entrance to the UC campus at Berkeley. The staff are really great, always ready to be helpful. Parking is easy on the premises with no drama. They had some live jazz downstairs till about 10:30 which was good. You can listen to it while having a drink or a snack (if you missed dinner). I found this place accidentally, since I decided to go to Berkeley rather late and the usual places I stay in were booked. I am glad I chose the Claremont Hotel, which I also got at a reduced rate. All in all a good experience, and I will likely go back there.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 8, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
We are so glad that your last minute decision to staying in Berkeley brought you to The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa! We love when our guests share feedback of their stay, and particularly when they get to experience all that we have to offer for the first time! Our location makes it easy to get to UC Berkeley, as you mentioned. Listening to live jazz while enjoying a drink or snack sound perfect! Thank you for choosing The Claremont. We hope to see you again.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

The elevators were out of service the entire stay

Posted May 26, 2015
Not fun with luggage on higher floors. A 50 minute massage is now 200 dollars. Unacceptable!!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 2, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
Thank you for reaching out to us. While we never like to hear that one of our guests was inconvenienced, our team is always happy to help in any way they can to alleviate any issues and would have been happy to provide you with any assistance with your luggage. We feature a variety of massage styles and types at various price ranges, including special packages for added value. It is our hope that you will give us another opportunity to fully impress you.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sydney

Graduation treat

Posted May 25, 2015
We stayed at the Claremont so that we could attend the Berkeley Business School graduation ceremony. What a treat! Great view of the bay from a large, well-appointed room, comfortable bed, good coffee at the GrabAndGo breakfast and staff who remembered your name (Well done Nellie!). The Claremont is a grand old hotel but it still works very well.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 1, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
We are so glad you were able to stay with us for such an exciting celebratory time! From our views to our comfortable guest room accommodations and convenient on-site amenities, The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa is the perfect Berkeley hotel. Our associates always want to ensure that each guest’s experience here is personal. Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you again.