The Claremont Hotel & Nearby Attractions

The Claremont Hotel exterior and tennis courts (image courtesy of The Claremont).

With plans to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015, The Claremont Hotel boasts a rich history, first as a private castle, later as a grand transient and resident hotel, and now as a top-notch west coast destination for leisure, meetings and relaxation. The property features picturesque views of the San Francisco Bay and offers countless amenities, including three outdoor pools, a spa, daily activities and multiple restaurants. Situated at the foot of Claremont Canyon in the Berkeley Hills, sections of the property are rooted in both Berkeley and Oakland. (Source: The Claremont Hotel and Wikipedia)

Nearby attractions include:

  • University of California, Berkeley; UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and the Lawrence Hall of Science (1.5-3 miles)
  • Fisherman's Wharf, including access to cable car lines, Alcatraz tours and
    The Embarcadero (15 miles)
  • Golden Gate Park (18 miles)

Please visit the Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau website for more information regarding the area and to download a copy of the city's official visitors guide. The San Francisco Travel Association website is also a great source for those who plan to spend some time in the City by the Bay.

Getting Around

Berkeley is serviced by several Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations and multiple ground transportation options. The closest BART station to The Claremont Hotel is Rockridge (Oakland) at 1.2 miles or a 20 minute walk. Using Alameda Country Transit (AC Transit), this translates to 12 minutes by bus and another 7 minutes on foot. View today's travel routes/times via the 511 SF Bay Transit Trip Planner.

Berkeley Dining

Dining room views overlooking San Francisco Bay (courtesy The Claremont Hotel).

Searching for the perfect place to gather with fellow conference attendees after a productive day of meetings? You may want to start at The Claremont Hotel which offers three on-property dining options:

  • Bayview Café: A casual, poolside retreat offering a simple menu of salads, sandwiches and snacks
  • Paragon Restaurant & Bar: A lively indoor/outdoor space featuring lounge, lunch and dinner menus
  • Meritage at the Claremont: Upscale dining featuring locally sourced cuisine and Bay views

For those wishing to leave the hotel in search of a good meal and a change of scenery, Urbanspoon has compiled a searchable, categorized listing of Berkeley restaurants. also offers an impressive run-down of the best that the area has to offer.