Love for the BCC

Travelers far and wide are singing our praises and we are delighted to share about it.

Just last week, our 38-room hotel, event venue, private social club and fine dining restaurant got a lovely nod in the Los Angeles Times.

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Praised for our great location, stunning architecture and beautiful pool, the building is a sight to see and stay in.

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And, you must treat yourself to a peek or swim in our indoor heated pool, exclusive only to hotel guests and club members.

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The gem of a building, constructed in just eleven months by none other than famed architect Julia Morgan and is standing stately and strong, close to ninety years later.

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Treat yourself to a stay in one of our cozy guestrooms, then wander through our public spaces and cap off your stay with lunch or dinner at Julia’s.

An unforgettable time awaits you.

Julia Morgan’s Berkeley City Club

If you love all things Berkeley City Club, we have some exciting news to share.

BCC Member, Dr. Sarah Gill, has written a book about our history and it features beautiful images by Club photographer, Trevor Johnson.

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Dr. Sarah Gill, Author

The book is over 200 pages beginning with the early women’s movement and planned construction of the building, to the architecture and spaces and then sharing about the Club through its decades of existence in Berkeley.  A bright future awaits the Club for many years to come and this is a truly special book to savor our treasured past.

Copies are available for purchase at the Club’s Front Desk for $45/each, with payment available via cash or check.  The author has generously chosen to split the royalties of the book, with $10 from each going to the Berkeley City Club Conservancy to aid in the preservation of our building.

 Consider purchasing one for yourself or give one as a gift this upcoming holiday season.

Feel free to contact our Team to purchase at 510.848.7800 or info@berkeleycityclub.com.

 

Chandelier beauty

If you have visited the building, it is apparent that Julia Morgan had a gift for elegant details.

Let’s explore the first floor a bit, shall we?

How pretty is this chandelier present in both the Drawing Room & Theater?

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The curved lines and quatrefoil at the top are elegantly French.

This chandelier is also a stunning focal point and welcoming fixture in the Lobby.

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Lucky for us (and you!), we have 4 of them to create a warm, inviting feel.

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Where the light from the chandeliers doesn’t reach, we have natural light and elegant sconces.

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We hope you enjoyed seeing some up close and beautiful images from our treasured building.