Ratings based on 833 Verified Reviews

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

Posted Apr 22, 2015
I booked a room with two double beds...didn't receive it. I had to ask for towels and robes. Towels in room had stains on them. Large yellow stains. The television didn't work properly. Disappointing and so many extra charges..small coffee is $4 downstairs..and extra 25$ to use pool etc which we didn't have to time to use arriving later in the evening and departing early in the morning.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 20, 2015
The Claremont is a beautiful and regal hotel with a great view of the bay and beautiful accommodations. Loved it.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 12, 2015
Pros: Beautiful settling, comfortable places to dine or visit, wonderful views
I was in town for two meetings, one of which was in the hotel, and super comfortable. The environments and meals were wonderful, helping in the quality of the overall stay in Berkeley.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 21, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
What a lovely review, thank you! We are so happy to know you enjoyed your meeting experience at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. We hope you have a chance to come back again soon, business or leisure.
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom marietta, ga

Nice hotel needs updating

Posted Apr 8, 2015
Pros: The architecture, the common spaces, the view
Cons: As above
We had to wait a little while to check in, but the front desk clerks were very pleasant. The lobby is beautiful, but the room we had only had one small window directly looking out over the roof with all of the HVAC etc. The room was mostly clean, but did have hairs in the shower, and cobwebs on the fire extinguisher. It had the smell of an old room which lingers on our clothes now that we have moved to the next hotel on our trip. The walls had pencil scribbles and chipped furniture.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 13, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
We value all of our guests' feedback, positive or otherwise. Thank you for taking the time to provide your point of view. While we are certainly glad to know you enjoyed our public areas, it is regrettable if you encountered any housekeeping issues in your guest room. Please know that this is not typical and our associates have been alerted. We appreciate your comments and hope you will consider another stay so we can impress you at every turn.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 7, 2015
Pros: Pool, fitness club, view
Cons: TV quality was terrible, fitness club was very cold.
Great location to UC Berkeley, nice view, good sport
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 13, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
Our proximity to UC Berkeley and amazing views are something that many of our guests enjoy when staying with us and we are so happy you did as well. The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa features one of the Bay Area’s best aquatics facilities while our Club hosts countless fitness classes to help keep up with routines while traveling. We do regret if you encountered any issues with the television in your guest room or if the temperature in parts of our facility were not more to your liking. We will share your feedback with our maintenance team. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for another visit.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Salt Lake City

Claremont weekend

Posted Apr 5, 2015
Pros: Loved the pool and spa facility. Grand Resort type of feel.
Location: Berkeley Hills, Cal Campus, Bernard Maybeck designed church (Christ Scientist) . We attended the local LDS Ward (Mormon). Also a beautiful church.
Beautiful setting and nice attention to detail. We were there over a saturday night and there was plenty going on in the Hotel and around Berkeley.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 13, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
It certainly seems that you were able to enjoy so much of the Berkeley area for your visit! We are delighted you chose to stay with us at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. It is always a pleasure to know how much our guests appreciate our historic property, including the grand resort feel you encountered. We hope you get a chance to come back soon.
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Central Coast, California

Fix up your hotel!

Posted Apr 4, 2015
Pros: The fragrance of the spa.
Cons: The older rooms really need good amenities in the bathrooms and the linens.
Location: Love the location. Local restaurants are great and shopping is unique and fun.
I was put in a very old room that needed repairs, paint and the bathroom was accommodated poorly. The Claremont is such a landmark in the Bay Area ~ yet it was like a National Park Lodge. Gorgeous from the outside, somewhat shabby on the inside.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 7, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us about your experience. It is wonderful to know that some aspects of your time here were appreciated, including our location. However, we regret if your entire encounter at our hotel was not all you had hoped for. Our historic property dates back to the early days of the Gold Rush and we strive to maintain our classic elegance in all areas. Your comments have been shared with our management team. We hope you will consider another stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 1, 2015
The room was lovely and everything we needed was provided. Doorman recommended that we ask for a bay view and we were given one.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 7, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
A room with a view can be a lovely surprise. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa and found all of the amenities and services to make your stay complete. We hope to see you again!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice place, disappointing plumbing

Posted Apr 1, 2015
Multiple requests to get showers fixed and drains cleared were only marginally successful. Otherwise, great location, nice grounds, and surprisingly affordable with Expedia based rates.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 7, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are truly happy to know you appreciated our location and property here but we must apologize if you encountered any issues with your guest room bath. This is not the type of encounter we would hope for any of our guests and want you to know that our maintenance team will actively seek a resolution. We hope you will stay with us again for a fully satisfying stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 30, 2015
We booked a last minute overnight trip to take advantage of the kids' pools. We got a great rate through Expedia. We were also able to be upgraded when we checked in so we stayed in a recently renovated room that is considered a junior suite. The suite can accommodate a roll away bed plus has a pull out couch so our kids (ages 5 and 7) did not have to share. If we had not been upgraded it would have been MUCH less comfortable for 4 of us in the same room, but we were mainly there to spend the day at the pool. The pool and kids' club are great (you get 3 hours of kids' club activities as part of your stay and my daughter enjoyed the cooking class). The staff was great. We did not realize until we got to the pool that the pool is shared use for local members of the Claremont fitness/tennis club so it was more crowded than we were expecting.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 7, 2015 by HotelMgmt, Hotel Management
We are happy enjoyed your overall stay with us at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. All of our accommodations vary in size and décor and it sounds like your upgrade was the perfect fit for your family. We feature an aquatic center with a 25-yard heated lap pool, a recreational swimming pool, children’s activity pool and more! It is great that your children were able to make good use of our many activities as part of the stay too. We hope you have the opportunity to come back again. Thank you for sharing your time with us.