Berkeley City Club - Berkeley, California

One-Night Stay at Berkeley City Club in Berkeley, CA

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Historical “Little Castle” Located One Block from UC Berkeley

In 1929, renowned architect Julia Morgan designed the Berkeley Women’s City Club, the first social club and women’s residence of its kind in California. The building became known as Morgan's "Little Castle" because it was constructed at the same time and with many of the same materials used in her most famous creation, Hearst Castle in San Simeon. Today, Berkeley City Club stands as an enduring link to the city's past, a testament to its progressive values, and an elegant spot for an overnight stay. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Berkeley City Club gives guests the chance to step back to a time when socialites played Bechstein pianos and danced in glossy ballrooms.

Blending Romanesque, Moorish, and Spanish Mission styles, Morgan crafted elaborately carved archways and vaulted ceilings throughout the club. An indoor swimming pool ripples under an arched ceiling inlaid with tiny Craftsman tiles, and leaded-glass windows overlook a lush wraparound courtyard full of palm trees, ficus, and ferns. Each of the hotel's modest bedrooms has a private, Craftsman-tiled bathroom and is uniquely decorated with an embroidered bedspread and period furniture.

The hotel’s ample breakfast buffet includes hot dishes that rotate daily, such as eggs and fried potatoes, as well as fresh fruit, toast, yogurt, and juice. Guests can also participate in several Berkeley City Club events, from tai chi classes to masquerade balls.

Berkeley, California: Eclectic College Town Full of Art, History, and Culture

Located across the bay from San Francisco, Berkeley is best known for the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, home to some 36,000 students and a still-thriving activist spirit. Lined with cafés and smoke shops, colorful Telegraph Avenue bustles with scholars, bohemians, and vendors hawking tie-dyed graduation gowns. Plenty of bars and restaurants along Shattuck Avenue pour frothy microbrews and serve farm-to-table cuisine.

For a night out, witness world-class performers in opera, theater, jazz, classical music, and dance take the stage at Hertz and Zellerbach Halls. Those searching for Berkeley’s folk scene can drop by the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, a music venue that has hosted blues, bluegrass, and other Americana artists since 1968.

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What You Get

  • $95 for a one-night stay for two in a standard room with breakfast

Book by: 8/27/12
Travel by: 9/30/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Onsite fine dining room open Tuesday–Saturday
  • Access to club lectures and events
  • TV room in the lobby
  • Hairstylist and aesthetician available by reservation
  • Complimentary Internet and coffee in lobby
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/27/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 9/30/12
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Subject to availability
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • 12% tax not included
  • Not valid toward existing reservations, group room blocks, or wedding room blocks.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One full or queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • View of the Bay or Berkeley Hills
  • No TVs

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: please click here for parking
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available; other disabilities may be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

  • $95 for a one-night stay for two in a standard room with breakfast (up to a $165 value)

Getting There

  • By plane: 15 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK); 24 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • By transit: Downtown Berkeley BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station
  • By cab: about $50 from OAK

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