The Little Castle of Downtown Berkeley

Berkeley City Club • Berkeley, CA

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Escape Kit

  • A One-Night Stay for Two in a Queen Room
  • Continental Breakfast for Two
  • Combine Vouchers to Stay Up to Three Nights

Nineteen-thirties elegance meets Bay Area cool at the Berkeley City Club, a hotel and private social club listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Destination
Berkeley is the mellow, intellectual middle child of the Bay Area family. North of Oakland and across the Golden Gate from San Francisco, this city has a reputation for being a low-key college town and home to some of the most enlightened thinkers in the Golden State. Along with the academic crowd comes an appreciation for cultural offerings, offbeat boutiques, and locally sourced cuisine. And did we mention its vast swaths of green space? It all comes together to create a downright delightful town.

The Digs
Just one block from the downtown campus of UC Berkeley, the lovely Berkeley City Club is a historic landmark nicknamed the "little castle." Once upon a time, Hearst Castle architect and key UC Berkeley architect Julia Morgan designed this building as a women's social club complete with verdant gardens, interior courtyards, a ballroom, and a heated indoor swimming pool. Its magical elegance has only grown in the intervening years. Make your way to your guest room, which is a television-free zone for supreme relaxation—though you can connect to free Wi-Fi in the public areas. A soft bed and views of the Berkeley Hills or San Francisco Bay will be waiting for you.

The Diversions
Step out the door and turn the corner onto Telegraph Avenue for excellent boutique shopping. The hotel is only six blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART station and public transportation, in case you'd like to venture farther afield. In the evening, you can catch a live performance at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Cal Performances, or Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse—all within a half-mile of the hotel.

  • "It was awesome. What history and ambiance! The breakfast was so nice, too. I would love to stay again sometime when in the area."

  • "This is a beautiful facility. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. The breakfast is perfect and elegant. Close to downtown Berkeley and the University."



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    2315 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
    510-848-7800 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Up to 3 vouchers may be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays November 17, 2014 - February 26, 2015
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes continental breakfast for 2
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Voucher valid for 2 guests
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to the property
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Blackout date(s): November 21-22, 28-29, 2014
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON February 26, 2015 • Enjoy By February 26, 2015