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41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA, 94705, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.9 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 480 reviews)

  • Wellness
    Great wellness & sports facilities
  • Location
    Great location
  • Amenities
    Great amenities
  • Cleanliness
    Dirty
  • Comfort
    Uncomfortable
  • Value
    Poor value for money
2.0 / 5Fair
Unfortunately it was very poor. AC out in our room...never was cooler than 80 degrees in our room. Had to complain at front desk until a fan was offered...they forgot to mention to us they offered a $100 food credit and a complimentary bottle of wine for our inconvenience. We were very much looking forward to our stay but couldn't have been more disappointed!
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2 night family trip Aug 14, 2015
Dan
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Disappointed"
Hotel is undergoing renovation. Hotels.com should alert you about these situations. The air conditioning didn't work in the room which was 80 degrees when I walked in at 10 pm. No lobby. It's a mess and I was told work will continue through The end of the year
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Aug 19, 2015
eric
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
The hotel is old and being renovated. The air conditioner was out but they provided a 100. dollar credit voucher which we used in their dining facility.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Aug 16, 2015
Jan
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"fabulous stay while hotel under renovation!"
Under the circumstance (a major renovation and air conditioning out during our stay) - we had a fabulous time. The staff more than made up for the slight inconveniences! You were so generous in every way - we're actually going to try to come again soon - regardless of minor inconveniences. We live in Davis and have stayed at the hotel many times. We always love it - thank you!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Aug 15, 2015
Amy R
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful Week"
We were at the Claremont for 8 nights during their major renovation in the summer of 2015 yet we were hardly inconvenienced. It's a lovely facility with an excellent array of fitness classes from which to select. We aren't tennis players, but evidently, tennis is a major draw. We were visiting family in Rockridge (Oakland), and the location couldn't have been better. The bed could have been firmer, but otherwise, we were very satisfied. Breakfast by the pool was always good and staffed with a welcoming and competent staff (except for one day when it took a little more effort on our part to get what we had ordered). We would not hesitate to return.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 10, 2015
Joan
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Construction NOT disclosed."
This was a Fairmont property and far below the service and communications I expected. There was construction going on which was inconvenient because the lobby was temporarily relocated, but the noise started bright and early and they thought that by leaving an apology letter on the desk that it would be ok? We were charged full rack rate and then we found out that two of the floors were already remodeled and we're going g for the same rate. We were never told that there was construction probably because they correctly figured we wouldn't have stayed there. This should always be disclosed and if anything an "inconvenience" rate should be given. Disappointed Fairmont President Club member!!!!
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1 night family trip Aug 4, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Undergoing renovation"
Hotel is currently being renovated and we stayed in a newly renovated room , and it was wonderful. Theya re doing a great job- the furniture and finishes were top of the line , and the mattress was incredible. The hotel is very refined and when they are done I am sure it will be incredible. Food at the hotel restaurant was also very good.
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Response by Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel
Thank you for letting us know your time at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa was so positive! We are indeed in the midst of a full renovation of our historic property to make things even better for our guests and we are delighted you enjoyed your guest room furnishings and comforts. We would love for you to come back again to see all of the exciting changes taking place.
Other trip Jul 31, 2015
Richard
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fabulous experience"
Excellent concierge who helped us to find fantastic restaurants. Great experience even though they were in the middle of a huge remodel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Jul 15, 2015
Susan
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Under Renovation"
Hotel is under a much needed renovation. For the moment not worth the price but I should be up to standard by the end of the year. Beautiful location in the Oakland hills with an outstanding view of San Francisco
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1 night business trip Jul 13, 2015
GREGORY
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"in memory of my grandmother"
my grandmother loved to visit/ stay at the claremont. it is something that i have always wanted to do but could never afford in my earlier years, so i decided to just go for it.
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Response by Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel
Our rich, romantic history is one that many of our guests can look back upon fondly! We are so glad you were able to join us to share in the memories of your grandmother. We hope you have a chance to come back again and take advantage of even more here at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. Thank you!
Other trip Jul 18, 2015
cori
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent location"
excellent hotel. will always come back
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jul 8, 2015
Khahlil
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
It was great, we were just surprised that there was a $30 a day charge to park car. Also they are currently in the process of remodeling the front desk area. That was not stated in the hotel information. The hotel was still great and a lot of fun.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 11, 2015
Behzad
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice ammenities Old Hotel"
A very Old Hotel with very nice ammenities. To much noice because some rooms are under construction. We couldn't sleep as we want.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 11, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Love this hotel for 35 years !"
The hotel is being renovated but that has not di inished the excellent service, cleanliness and helpfulness/friendliness of the staff. Recommend !
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jul 9, 2015
LaRee
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Badly in need of refurbishment"
Badly in need of refurbishment. Room smells of sewage and mildew, the carpet is a little sticky and the couch is worn. The bed was nice though.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 8, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"celebrating good life"
Wedding anniversary and visit with our grandchild was great
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1 night family trip Jul 2, 2015
Rene
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Under construction"
Arrived to check in to find the lobby pictured on the website was boarded up. We had to walk around to a mall side entrance next to the valet booth. The view from our room was a garbage dumpster overflowing with trash. We were moved to a new room that was underneath ongoing construction. The next day the sounds of stomping, drills and some mysterious banging started after breakfast. Luckily we were only there one night. Please let travelers know when a hotel is under construction.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel
Thank you for reaching out to us. As you have shared, we are in the process of a renovation of our property to enhance our historic property. We try our best to reach out to guests prior to their arrival on the restoration work, but apologize if the message was not conveyed. Our associates are working hard to minimize any impact this project has on our guests but we can understand your frustration. We hope that you have the chance to come back again to enjoy all of the wonderful updates later this year.
Other trip Jul 9, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
It is a lovely hotel, however, we were first given a room next to a service elevator which was really loud! Then they moved us to another room. It was quiet during the night but at 10am there was loud construction noise:(
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jun 21, 2015
Sarah
US
3.0 / 5Good
When we arrived in our room, it was not cleaned. There was a cigarette butt by the window.
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Response by Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel
It is always our desire to provide clean, fresh accommodations for each guests. Please accept our apology if you found anything to the contrary upon check in. Your comments have been shared with our housekeeping team to ensure that all areas are thoroughly cared for. We hope you know that our team is always available to help with any issues during your stay. Thank you for your feedback.
Other trip Jul 6, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great food, spa, and views!"
Visiting colleges with 17 year-old daughter, and the hotel spa was a real bonus for Some R and R. Hotel restaurant was also outstanding as were the views from the hotel. Will stay here again!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jul 1, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"So good."
Oh so lovely. Lucky me -- was upgraded to a suite. Wish I could have stayed longer to enjoy it. Great experience.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jun 24, 2015
christine
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great historical location, needs room renovation."
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.
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Response by Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel
It is truly disappointing to know that your stay did not reflect the high standards of service and accommodations guests have to come expect from us. Please accept our sincere apologies if you felt that our offerings at our historic hotel did not match our value. We are grateful for the feedback that you've providedand assure you that we have let our management team know of your concerns. We hope you'll allow us another opportunity to welcome you again.
Other trip Jun 30, 2015
D.
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Berkely's best kept secret"
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!
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Response by Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel
We are so glad you’ve discovered The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa! The beauty of our historic property cannot be rivaled and we are glad you found it appealing and were able to make use of our fitness facilities. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back for another visit.
Other trip Jun 26, 2015
Rosie
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent visit!"
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!
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Response by Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel
We couldn’t be happier to read your feedback and learn of all that you enjoyed about your stay with us at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. At our historic property, we work hard to maintain our classic atmosphere while ensuring both comfort and convenience. Our Club and Spa facilities ensure that there is plenty to do while here. Thank you for sharing your comments and appreciation for our value. It is our hope that we have the chance to welcome you again.
Other trip Jun 25, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Recent 5 night stay at the Claremont Hotel"
My husband and I stayed for five nights at the beautiful & historical Claremont and that alone, was a treat! The rooms were somewhat outdated and needed some fix-up,( i.e.: broken shutter, chipped paint, old bathtub, too hot of water that couldn't be adjusted), but were clean & comfortable. The view, and surrounding neighborhood was lovely, walkable to nearby stores/restaurants. They are known for their tennis & swim club, and spa which is a private club to any paying local resident-if you don't play tennis or swim laps a lot-you get charged a usage fee that you don't use. We did not use the facilities once, but the relaxing surroundings, porches and restaurants make up for it. Very nice! The staff all around is lovely and very friendly. Maid service was excellent! Our only complaint was the taxi service. We requested a taxi to the ferry for SF and were put into a limo service that's contracted by the hotel and it was $59 to go a few miles. They claimed you couldn't get a taxi, not true! VERY high! We called the taxi service ourselves when we left for the airport and it was only $42 several miles. All in all-we had a lovely stay, just remember if you don't have a rental (overnight parking is very expensive!) to call your own taxi or you'll automatically get the limo service. The hotel front desk graciously handled our complaint and took care of the miscommunication with the limo service.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night romance trip Jun 17, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Class act. A grand hotel without pretentiousness."
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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 23, 2015
Warren
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Classic, Picturesque Hotel (needs new elevators)"
Classic, old school hotel with picturesque outdoor pool and hot tub. Wait staff is first-rate, but of the elevators (only three in a very expansive hotel), one was permanently disabled, the other two iffy over a three-day stay. The elevators malfunctioned then were shut down repeatedly. Classic setting close to UC-Berkeley and just 20 min. from SF if no traffic
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jun 17, 2015
Richard A
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Proper pampering place.."
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 :)
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Response by Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel
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.
Other trip Jun 21, 2015
SannySan
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Expensive but Nice"
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.
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Response by Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel
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.
Other trip Jun 20, 2015
Frank
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice hotel"
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!
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Response by Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel
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.
Other trip Jun 16, 2015
Mary
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"No Quiet Enjoyment! Renovating at 7 AM next door!"
We love this hotel, And they were renovating two rooms right across the hall from our room at 7 am. PLEASE REFUND our MONEY. OTHERS HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND ISSUE. THE FRONT DESK WAS KEEPING A LIST. the Contractors said they start at 7 AM AND there is supposed to be noise until 8 am when they can make noise. Not the case for us. the noise started at 7 AM across the hall from our room. Really bad planning . Social media is next ! IN THE MORNING THE FRONT DESK WAS VERY APOLOGETIC AND GOT ME A YOGURT FOR THE ROAD, I WAS ON THE WAY TO A BUSINESS MEETING AND NOT WELL RESTED. We purchased the room for sleeping, and got no quiet enjoyment that was completely under the control of the hotel. I would be happy to explain. I'm in the real estate business. No one told us they were renovating the hotel, two units across from our room that started at 7 AM after checking in at 9:30 Pm from a flight. And the noise woke me up in the morning. Expedia AARP should have told us and the the front desk could have told us when we checked in. Put us someplace else in the hotel. We would have made other arrangement. Over $336 a night for a room we could not sleep in after 7 AM ? This is not acceptable from Expedia AARP or the Claremont. Or not what we contracted for. No quiet enjoyment. Please make it right! The front desk people we very nice and we did not have time to deal with it because of a business meeting. the front desk person jumped in and was responsive.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 16, 2015
Eric Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Everything I needed"
Stayed here overnight on the way home from a campus tour trip with my son. I wanted a place that was convenient to the airport, had a reliable shuttle, a decent gym, a good breakfast, and a comfy bed. Check marks for all categories. For my departure time the shuttles ran every 15 mins and it was there on the hour. The breakfast restaurant had a good menu or buffet choice, and the service was friendly and prompt. The room was clean and the bed was comfy (not sure if they use the real Heavenly beds though?). I would stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jun 9, 2015
Roy
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Professor"
Very comfort room at 7th floor,it is much better at 3rd floor at the first night.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jun 1, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely place close to UC Berkeley"
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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 4, 2015
Dinakar
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"bad location. overpriced. renovations in progress."
This hotel looks grand from afar, and even walking in it looks nice on the surface. But beware the current renovations - they are polluting the air and the rooms stink like crazy. But they still put you in them and charge you full fare. The spa is removed from the property, the locker room was dirtier than the mediocre Chicago gym that I belong to, and this hotel is a HIKE from anything else you might want to go to in Berkeley. The only good views are likely from the very top and most expensive rooms or from the balcony of their overpriced restaurant. I travel a lot and like to stay in nice hotels/resorts. This one is absolutely not worth the money.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip May 26, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Relaxing stay in the East Bay"
Superb. A grand old hotel in the style of the early 1900's. I was here on business in San Francisco but felt like I was on vacation.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip May 27, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Not enough value for the rate"
Expensive for the level if service and condition of the facilities. Not a good value at the price paid for.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip May 23, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"The elevators were out of service the entire stay"
Not fun with luggage on higher floors. A 50 minute massage is now 200 dollars. Unacceptable!!!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 25, 2015
ed
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Iconic building in great location."
Great location. Furnishings seem tired and in need of replacement. Excellent location in the Berkley. Being a resort they charge an extra daily fee and also charge for parking.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Apr 26, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Graduation treat"
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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 25, 2015
Business Wander
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3.0 / 5Good
"Beautiful place but a few put falls"
The hotel has a lot of charm and is beautiful. The window was broken in my room (last time I was there I had the same problem). I asked for it to be fixed, but they did not fix it after I was told it would be. Food is good, but really slow service.... A lot of staff chatting behind the bar as I stood there waiting to place an order.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 18, 2015
Laurie
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Checked into a room that was not made."
Overall, my experience was average at best.it is a much older hotel, so the elevators are small and slow. The furnishings are outdated. The bed was very comfortable.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 23, 2015
HJ
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Luxury"
We were there for our daughter's graduation. The hotel and staff were amazing.. The food was delicious -expensive though. I would improve with better pillows we all woke up with stiff necks.
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1 night family trip May 20, 2015
Kathryn
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Extra fees enough to sour this traveler."
The room was very small for the price. When we arrived the front desk was very courteous and friendly including the valet, bell service, and receptionist. I wasn't happy with $30 parking per day. When the people next door arrived it was obvious that the old poorly fitting door was no enough to keep in their secrets. We heard every word. We had to call for a robe and housekeeping was there promptly.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip May 17, 2015
Robert
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Graduation"
Beds were not good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip May 14, 2015
George
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"A Grand Hotel With Great Facilities"
I've stayed at the Claremont at least 20 times in the past 25 years, and have seen it go from a spooky old-fashioned resort to a much nicer, more modern one. Fortunately, its charm is intact--the huge public rooms are especially impressive, with their high ceilings and attractive decor, and the bar is a hot spot with sweeping views. The Club has everything from tennis and swimming to a great gym and Pilates studio; since you'll be paying for it, you should take full advantage. The guest rooms at the Claremont are the downside: although all have been renovated over the years, they aren't luxurious by today's standards, except for the fact that many have Bay views. They can also be noisy, particularly if you're near the elevators. The other downside is that you have to pay for parking--there's nowhere else to leave your car, and it's $30 a night. But this year, the Claremont will begin a huge renovation that will bring the rooms up to the standard of the hotel, including new doors that will block out the sound from the hallways. It will also restore the lobby's original Bay View, which should be spectacular.
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Other trip May 14, 2015
Hope
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Beautiful historic hotel - Abysmal Service"
The hotel is historically beautiful and the valet staff was excellent. Registration was understaffed, the furniture is worn/stained, and the Meritage restaurant service for 9am Mother's Day breakfast was abysmal in all areas to include quality of food.
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Other trip May 12, 2015
Molly
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"walk a mile but worth it!"
it was fine. nice view.my room was a very long trek from elevators
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1 night trip May 5, 2015
John
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Service not up to par for this class of hotel"
I've stayed at the Claremont many times over the years and the service seems to have gone way downhill in recent years. The staff was rude, the light and the sink in my room were broken, and the pillows on the bed were old, smelly, and flat.
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2 night family trip May 7, 2015
Jennifer
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely family vacation spot."
Had a great time; only an hour from Napa vineyards and the French Laundry. Old style but very comfortable.
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3 night family trip May 1, 2015
Juliana
US
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