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Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The resort boasts some of the best views of the San Francisco Bay
  • Fodor's says the resort "beckons like a gleaming white castle in the hills" 
  • Downtown San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland are within a 30-minute drive
  • AAA 4-Diamond rated since 2001

100%
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"Room was tiny (and hotel a bit disorganized) but the pool, gym and spa made up for everything. Pool with a view! And TravelZoo deal was 1/2 the usual price."
Devorah
3. Dec 2019 - Berkeley, CA, USA
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Overview

An escape from the hustle and bustle of city life for more than 100 years, Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, nestled in the Berkeley hills with stunning views of the Bay Area, is a place where Old World charm meets modern elegance. Forbes Travel Guide says, “The pristine white facade, polished wood floors and rich rugs and upholstery immediately create a sense of sophistication, without being overly stuffy or pretentious." 

Guest rooms are bright, airy and vary in size and decor, but all include flat-screen TVs, well-stocked minibars and a coffee machine. Make the most of your stay by upgrading to a Bay view room. Amenities are plentiful, with multiple pools, tennis courts and a supervised kids club. Recently named the "Best Hotel Gym" by Shape Magazine (2019), the state-of-the-art fitness center rivals any other high-end club and boasts 90 fitness classes a week. "The hotel’s centerpiece is the spa," says Conde Nast Traveler. Treat yourself to relaxation in the eucalyptus steam room, saline hot tubs or with one of the many treatment options. 

For creative, inventive cocktails and regionally sourced dishes, visit Limewood Bar & Restaurant. Even better, enjoy them at sunset on the terrace for a seriously spectacular view of San Francisco Bay. Or if you prefer a relaxed afternoon sipping tea, make sure to check out the Lobby Lounge (advanced reservations for the tea service are encouraged). And opening this winter, East Bay Provisions! will be a family friendly café and wine bar with artisan-roasted coffee, breakfast pastries, breads, and hand selected local wines.

Food, shopping, ferry rides and museums can be found at Jack London Square, which is about a 15-minute drive by car. College Avenue around the corner is also a great spot for dining options. For those looking for city adventure, San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland are all within a 30-minute drive. 

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bed available upon request: free of charge.
US$35 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Extra beds allowed in king bed rooms only.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$99 plus tax per pet per stay.

Pets must be registered at Front Desk during check-in. Owners must remain with pet at all times and pet must not be left unattended. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier at all times in public spaces and outside.

Fees: Car park fee: US$30 per night.
Valet service fee: US$35 per night.
A resort/facility fee of US$35 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort fee includes:

  • Daily Sip & Saber Champagne Sabering in the hotel lobby, 5:30 p.m.
  • Wireless Internet access in each guest room and public areas
  • Daily group exercise classes at the Club (90 various classes offered per week)
  • Access to saline lap pool, recreation pool and children's pool at the Club
  • Swim training gear available at the Club
  • Access to dry sauna and outdoor saline whirlpool at the Club
  • Use of free weights, cardiovascular and Technogym machines at the Club
  • Three (3) hours of childcare for one child at the Kids' Club
  • Access to PressReader digital newspaper app
  • Hot tea and coffee available at the Club
  • 24-hour Business Center
  • A selection of board games and playing cards available at the Front Desk
  • Three (3) hours unlimited local telephone calls (within a 19-mile radius)

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: This rate does not apply to groups over 5 rooms,

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(51 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Room was tiny (and hotel a bit disorganized) but the pool, gym and spa made up for everything. Pool with a view! And TravelZoo deal was 1/2 the usual price.
Other Comments
I live about 8 blocks away; took a staycation. Eat at other (far better) East Bay restaurants. Don't spend a lot of time in your room. Just revel in everything else...
Devorah 03. Dec 2019 Berkeley, CA, USA
Other Comments
I enjoyed the gym, pool and sauna facilities they were great! I used the kids club facility and the staff was great but they need to freshen up the facility such as brighten it up and get some new toys.
Vinh 02. Dec 2019 San Jose, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had an amazing stay. Beautiful hotel.
Other Comments
Sitting on the balcony at Limewood, in lobby, and watching sunset over the Bay and City was spectacular.
Mark 25. Nov 2019 Redding, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
I enjoyed the spa and club access that was included with my room.
Other Comments
The food is very questionable
steve 24. Apr 2019 MartinezMartinez, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful view, modern yet historic
Other Comments
The front desk rep Sara didn't notice that our package came with parking, then once we alerted her to that, she acknowledged it then immediately forgot to activate the feature on our keycard. This caused us to get stuck at the exit with a line of cars behind us. Also, we wondered why it was super hot in our room when we arrived, but quickly realized this was probably by design, as the A/C unit was EXTREMELY noisy. I'd imagine they don't want guests to notice the sound right out of the gate? We had to wear earplugs in order to sleep. The front desk acknowledged that it's a common problem for guests. Nice property overall, but I probably won't ever return for an overnight stay.
Amanda 16. Apr 2019 San Mateo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly, courteous and helpful staff; historic wooden hotel; swimming pools
Other Comments
Quality of food at the Limewood varies--both of us enjoyed the parsnip soup but our entrees, the Tamari and Citrus Marinated Tofu and the sea bass, disappointed.
Michaelyn 03. Apr 2019 Piedmont, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lunch, hydrotherapy wellness spa
Other Comments
The allowed us to check in early and gave me a personalized birthday gift.
bobbie 27. Mar 2019 NovatoNovato, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed Limewood on Friday night. Enjoyed the spa on Saturday with a message and all of the amenities.
Other Comments
I appreciated having a little bit of a "deal" on the room rate so we could enjoy the facilities and splurge on the spa and the bar.
Pamela 25. Mar 2019 Campbell, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The claremont has a beautiful history - the grounds are spectacular the decor so tasteful - it is so comfortable there are places all throughout the hotel where you could sit, relax, read a book, wait for someone - all tastefully decorated and comfortable. The staff goes out of their way to be polite, cordial make sure you are comfortable and pleasing at all times.
Other Comments
The restaurant Limewood a real hot spot, enjoy the sunset, again staff goes out of their way to make you comfortable - excellent menu.
Lorraine 13. Mar 2019 San Francisco, CA, USA
Other Comments
It will be better when the new spa and pool area is open.
Carolyn 11. Feb 2019 Boulder, CO, USA

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