Claremont Hotel Site

The detailed plans to expand, improve and add 43 condos and two single-family homes to the grounds of the landmark Claremont Hotel & Spa in the East Bay hills have been drawn and the City of Oakland’s environmental review for the proposed project is about to get underway.

In addition to the proposed housing, which would be constructed on the southeast portion of the site, with a 43-unit building over the hotel’s existing parking lot and the two single-family homes adjacent to the Tunnel road entry to the property, the plans include a new club pool, event lawn, 6,000 square feet of new club facilities, and a number of general site and circulation improvements, including moving four tennis courts and a new club entrance.

The full site plan and design:

Claremont Club Expansion Plans

The proposed project also includes 98 new parking spaces, 68 of which would be for the 45 new residences.

And if the Claremont’s expansion plans are approved, club membership would also be increased by up to 15 percent, from 1,600 to a new maximum of 1,850 members.

Recent Articles

Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Notcom

    “…two single-family homes adjacent to the Tunnel road entry to the property”

    Something for everybody…particularly those who want to pay (what will probably be double 7 figures) to live in a hotel driveway.

    Will be interesting to see the “Density !! Taller !! Build anything !!” crowd battling it out with the neighbors. Good to see that the Plan has learned a lesson from the (heavily opposed and ultimately defeated ) one of several years ago which, IIRC, proposed buildings IN FRONT of the hotel (between it and the BTC)

  2. Posted by woolie

    Good thing Berkeley has zero control over this project.

  3. Posted by unlivable city

    Seriously? Wow that is absolutely awful.

    • Posted by woolie

      What is awful? Building some homes on the parking lot at a fancy hotel? You should stick to San Francisco commentary.

  4. Posted by Notcom

    Could you expand on that… or do you just favor the ‘zero option’??

  5. Posted by David Trachtenberg

    I live nearby and see nothing wrong with this proposal to build high quality dwellings on large existing parking lot. I’d happily live there. It think it will be a net improvement to the venerable Claremont hotel.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *