The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa is set at the foot of Claremont Canyon in the exclusive Berkeley Hills neighborhood in Berkeley, California. Though the majority of this Forbes-Travel Guide Four Star hotel is actually in Oakland, its address is technically in Berkeley where you’re a short walk or drive to the town’s cultural center and lots of restaurants and shops. Of course, the real draw location-wise is The Claremont’s proximity to San Francisco. Just 12 miles from the city, it’s a quick drive (the resort can arrange car service) or BART ride to San Fran’s restaurants and attractions. The property’s elevated vantage point gives you panoramic vistas of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. The resort is also just 1.5 miles from UC Berkeley, and has developed a tight relationship with the university and its alumni over the years, reflected in the blue and gold décor that gilds many of the rooms.