Hotel guest amenities

Many love staying in one of our 36 guestrooms for the cozy beds and great location.

Did you know that there are many more benefits to being our guest?

Complimentary coffee, tea & filtered water 

Stop by the Coffee Corner on the First Floor to treat yourself to an energizing cup of coffee, a soothing afternoon tea or a nice cup of water.

A swim in our indoor, heated pool

Many desire to swim in the waters of our mosaic-tiled Julia Morgan pool, but it is a benefit reserved for our Club Members and hotel guests.  Enjoy a swim anytime from 5am – 10pm, excluding Wednesday evenings from 7pm – 10pm when it is closed for cleaning.

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Please note:  We do require swim caps and have them available at the Front Desk for purchase or you may bring your own.

Complimentary continental breakfast

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Join us daily from 7am – 10am at Julia’s on the Second Floor for an energizing breakfast.

Quiet time in beautiful spaces

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Take in the beauty of our Courtyards, the coziness of our Members Lounge or watch people sashay by as you take in the Lobby.

Lounge Hours

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Need to unwind after a busy day or just love a good glass of wine?  Join us in the Julia Morgan Room for a drink from 4:30pm – 8pm.

Julia’s

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For the foodies and fine dining lovers, we have just the place (and it’s conveniently located on the Second Floor).  A hidden gem just waiting to be enjoyed, Chef Alaun Grimaud and his Team feature stunning food options.

Check out our menus here.  You are in for a real treat!

Feel free to book your hotel stay and treat yourself to some of these amenities.

Berkeley Restaurant Week

Kicking off tomorrow, 1.21.16, and running through 1.31.16, is Restaurant Week.

We love the new faces visiting the Club and decadent dining at Julia’s.  Its a win-win for all.

Many describe Julia’s as hidden gem, even more so now, as Chef Alaun has made a return.

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For Lunch, Prix Fixe menus are $20 per person, excluding beverages, tax & gratuity.

Hello there, risotto.

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For Dinner, Prix Fixe menus are $35 per person, excluding beverages, tax & gratuity.

Both meals include two starter choices, three main course choices and three dessert choices.

Oh, yes, we mentioned dessert.

On both the Prix Fixe Lunch & Dinner menus is the chocolate ganache bar.

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So, make a reservation to come check out another part of the BCC to fall in love with.

A sincere thank you to Anna Wu Photography for the stunning images.

 

Aquatics Exercise

Starting back up at the Club this week are Aquatics Exercise classes.

We would love to introduce you to Celia Ihne, the class instructor.

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Celia has been teaching a variety of water exercise classes since 1990.

She found aquatic exercise to be very effective for herself, living with both arthritis and skeletal issues, and felt she could help others, although you don’t need to have an injury to benefit from these classes, which are great for all ages and fitness levels.

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A warm up begins in the shallow end, then we move to into greater depths for strength and toning, then finish things up with stretching.

Celia has become certified by The YMCA, The Arthritis Foundation, The MS Society and by ACE as a personal trainer.

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Her greatest reward is seeing growth, health benefits and lots of smiles from happy participants!

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Classes start tomorrow, January 13, 2016 and continue every Wednesday from 4pm – 5pm.

Members enjoy the classes for $10/each and non-members are $15.  Cash/checks are requested.

Series purchases of (10) classes are also available.

Reach out to Celia Ihne at cihne@sbcglobal.net to further inquiries or sign up.

 

 

 

Happy 2016!

We hope your year is off to a great start!

Today, we want to share some images that make us happy, because a dose of beautiful pictures brings joy – and who couldn’t use more of that as we move into a new year?

This is a favorite around the Club and we are sure you agree.

Hello, pop of color!

Yellow flowers in Ballroom

Image by Anna Wu Photography

Our next favorite, this stunner.

All is right in the world of love and photography.

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Image by Danny Dong Photography

And, because everyone wants to enjoy our spaces, we love this one too.

Priceless and yes, smile-inducing.

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Image by Anna Wu Photography

Do you have a favorite?  Share with us in the comments below.

We truly wish you all the best in 2016.

A Year in Review

2015 was a fun year – so many beautiful images and new things going on around the Club.

Let’s take a peek at our 3 most popular blog posts and take in the last moments of the year.

First up, we featured a post on a favorite photographer, Danny Dong!

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Danny has a gift that comes alive when he captures people in stunning elements.  Many of you agree, making it our top post of 2015.

Next, our beautiful pool post.

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Julia Morgan certainly constructed the most beautiful of pools, making it a must-see spot for visitors and the second favorite blog post of 2015.

Rounding things up with a stunning Courtyard post.

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A favorite courtyard of many is the West, with the flagstone and beautiful light fixtures, making it the third most popular post of 2015.

We so enjoyed having you as a part of our blogging community in 2015.

We wish you all the best for a joyful and bright 2016.

Special offers around the Club

We love this time of year and wanted to share some great limited time offerings in place.

First up, Events!  Get a jump start on booking an event for January – March 2016.

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Book early and take advantage of 50% off of your event room rental.

Our Team would be delighted to assist you via phone or email.

510.280.1532 / events@berkeleycityclub.com

Next up is in the Hotel.

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Image by Caroline Tudor Photography

The Winter Promotional Special is valid through 1/31/16,

at a rate of $129 Sunday – Thursday

and $150 Friday – Saturday

is available by pre-paying a non-refundable reservation only.

In addition, if a 4-night reservation is made, the 4th night is free.

Call us at 510.848.7800 to take advantage of this limited time offer.

Exclusions may apply.

Last but certainly not least, Julia’s!

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Image by Noah Hawthorne Photography

New Years Eve will be here before we know it.

Dine with us for Dinner on 12.31.2015 and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling apple cider to ring in the new year.

Reservations can be made on Open Table or by calling 510.280.1547.

Cheers!

 

Elegant details

Even for those of us who enjoy the beauty of the Club daily, it is always nice to come across simple reminders of beauty around the venue.

Before you step inside, the elegant touches are ever-present in the flowers carved into the concrete.  Such beauty and talent!

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On the first floor & second floors, this animal greets us with a grand stance.

Our architect, Julia Morgan, went to Cal, so word is that this is a bear, paying homage to her Alma Mater, UC Berkeley, just a short walk away.

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In the Drawing Room, the elegant mastery continues with an animal and an beautiful flower.

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 Had you ever noticed these before?

Do you have any favorite details around the Club?

Share with us in the comments below.

Team Member thankfulness

On this Thanksgiving Eve, a few Team Members are sharing what they are most grateful for about the Berkeley City Club.

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Most of you have virtually met Sarah Williams before, our Sales and Events Manager, who is thankful for awesome (hardworking, diligent, respectful, funny) co-workers,  excited clients, Thursday & Friday doughnut days and warm lunches.

Next up is Melissa Guillory, our Executive Administrator, and go to for managing many behind the scenes tasks and projects. She is said to always bring a ray of sunshine when the Team is in need of support and is seen below on the left supporting the Events Team this year at Caltopia.

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Melissa is most thankful for the beautiful space the Berkeley City Club is, a great group of co-workers that give her an unexpected laugh and is blessed to call the BCC her employer.

Madison August is a new addition to our Events Team and such a star in her role.  Always armed with a smile and fresh ideas, Madison is a joy to have our our Team.  She is pictured below, showcasing her creativity on our gorgeous Julia’s sign.

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She shares that she is thankful for I’m thankful for a fun position that allows her to express my creativity. She is grateful to work in such a positive space and with supportive co-workers on a daily basis.

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In closing, from Mary McGarry, a Front Desk Team Member.  She is a true asset and support to her co-workers and all patrons of the Club.  She assists everyone with grace, confidence and ease.  Mary shares that she is truly grateful for our beautiful Julia Morgan building.

What are you grateful for this year?

Share with us in the comments below.

From our Team to you, Happy Thanksgiving!